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  • *The Aug. 17 bomb in Bangkok killed 20 people. BANGKOK, Aug 29- Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand's deadliest bombing arrested a foreign man on Saturday they said fitted the description of a suspect seen leaving a rucksack at the site of the Bangkok blast nearly two weeks ago. Among the dead were 14 foreigners, including seven from mainland China and...

  • BANGKOK, Aug 29- A suspect arrested in Thailand's capital on Saturday in connection with a bombing that killed 20 in Bangkok 12 days ago was a foreign national, a police spokesman said. Several television channels showed an image of a passport they said was found at the apartment in the northern Bangkok suburb where the man was arrested during a police raid.

  • YANGON, Aug 29- Myanmar has set a minimum wage of 3,600 kyat for an eight-hour work day, a move likely to boost investment in the fast-growing country's garment industry. Myanmar's government has targeted garments for rapid growth, and Saturday's statement may help spur this, as it gives clarity on the law and labor costs to global apparel brands buying clothes...

  • THAI TV SHOWS IMAGE OF TURKISH PASSPORT IT SAYS FOUND AT APARTMENT WHERE BOMB SUSPECT WAS ARRESTED.

  • LONDON— British prosecutors say they are considering corporate charges against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. over phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid. Meanwhile, the Financial Times reported that former News of the World editor Brooks, who quit News Corp. when the hacking scandal broke four years ago, would return to head Murdoch's...

  • SUSPECT ARRESTED OVER THAI BOMBING IS A FOREIGN NATIONAL- POLICE SPOKESMAN.

  • BANGKOK, Aug 29- Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand's deadliest bombing arrested a suspect on Saturday they said fitted the description of a man seen on security cameras leaving a rucksack at the site of the Aug. 17 Bangkok blast. Police raided an apartment in a northern suburb of the capital on Saturday afternoon and discovered possible...

  • BEIJING— Workers were overcome with toxic gas from a paper mill's waste pool and seven of them died, authorities said Saturday, in China's latest deadly accident involving dangerous chemicals. The pair of incidents follows China's worst industrial accident in recent years, a massive explosion at a warehouse storing toxic chemicals in the port of Tianjin that...

  • PARIS— With more and more refugees appearing in Europe daily this summer, cities and towns are grappling with a basic but crucial problem: Where can they all sleep? Portable shipping containers are being converted into refugee apartments in Germany, which saw nearly half of Europe's overall 400,000 asylum applications in the first half of the year.

  • BEIJING, Aug 29- Legislators have approved amendments to China's 15- year-old air pollution law that grant the state new powers to punish offenders and create a legal framework to cap coal consumption, the Asian giant's biggest source of smog. The draft amendments were passed by 154 votes to 4, with five abstentions, Zhong Xuequan, spokesman for the National...

  • AMSTERDAM, Aug 29- The Dutch public employees' pension fund, the world's third largest, has sold all its shares in pharmaceuticals maker Mylan after it emerged that one of the company's products is in stock at a U.S. prison where death sentences are carried out. The move by ABP, which had $416 billion in assets in 2014 according to consultancy Towers Watson, is thought...

  • PARIS— European security and transport chiefs are holding an emergency meeting Saturday in Paris to reconsider train security after American passengers thwarted an Islamic extremist attack on a high-speed trip from Amsterdam to Paris. France alone sees tens of thousands of international train passengers daily, in addition to millions of daily domestic...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's outgoing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, is banking on his popularity to win a national election next month and strengthen his grip on power after purging his radical left Syriza party of dissenters. Tsipras called the election last week to rid his party of rebels who had refused to back the bailout deal he agreed upon with Greece's...

  • BEIJING, Aug 29- China on Saturday defended the recent revamp of its foreign exchange regime that led to a sharp devaluation of the yuan, calling it a "normal adjustment". On Aug. 11, in a move that stunned markets, China devalued the yuan by nearly 2 percent. China allows the yuan to rise or fall a maximum of 2 percent from a day's midpoint.

  • CHARLESTON, S.C.— If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it. It's rhetoric that doesn't always square with the realities of the relationship between the world's two largest economies, said experts on America's ties with China, even if it does make for nifty campaign sound bites. "When you're in the early...

  • BEIJING— Seven workers were killed and two injured after exposure to poisonous gasses at a paper mill in central China, authorities said Saturday, in the latest in a spate of deadly accidents to strike the country involving dangerous chemicals. It follows China's worst industrial accident in recent history, a massive explosion at a warehouse storing toxic...

  • VICTORIA, British Columbia— British Columbia's Ministry of Environment says a barge has tipped in Victoria's harbor, dumping as many as 20 vehicles into the water. The ministry says the barge was being loaded by metal recycling company Schnitzer Steel in an area of the harbor just north of the city's downtown core. Seaspan is the barge owner, and the ministry says...

  • NEW YORK— A former executive who was in charge of Subway's advertising says he wasn't aware of pitchman Jared Fogle's criminal sexual conduct with minors. Jeff Moody, who was CEO of the Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust, said in a statement Friday that he was "shocked" to learn of the "deplorable criminal sexual behavior with minors" to which Fogle has agreed...

  • ZURICH- Swiss National Bank head Thomas Jordan addresses a business gathering- 1600 GMT. REYKJAVIK- Launch of Economic Survey of Iceland 2015. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks on the economic outlook before the Forecasters Club of New York- 1710 GMT. TOKYO- Japan Economics Minister Akira Amari speaks at a seminar at...

  • On Thursday the National Labor Relations Board ruled the owner of a California recycling plant was a "joint employer" with the contractor that hired workers at the plant, essentially forcing both to bargain with the union together or risk violating U.S. labor law. Unions see the decision as a breakthrough not just in efforts to help employees organizes at...