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Thai police seek ID on dismembered body found in freezer

In this Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 photo, Thai policemen escort a suspect, center, after three men were arrested on charges of trafficking in forged passports and concealing a dismembered body at an apartment in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thailand Seeks the FBI's Help to Identify a Dismembered Body Found in a Freezer

Thai police officers interrogate three foreigners who were arrested in an alleged passport forgery operation in Bangkok, Thailand, 23 September 2016 Police in Thailand have reportedly asked the FBI for assistance as they struggle to identify a dismembered body discovered in a freezer last week. The foreign male, chopped into several pieces, was found Friday when police busted an alleged passport forgery gang in Bangkok.

Rose Marie Academy

Situated in the safe and peaceful grounds of Nichada Thani in Pakkred, Nonthaburi, Thailand, the school was founded by Mrs. Rose Marie Wanchupela, a professional American teacher with over forty years experience in the field of education. An inclusive school since 1995, Rose Marie Academy has made it a priority to foster the love of learning in every student who attends the academy.

Nong Khai SEZ lagging, locals claim

"Nong Khai is ready to be developed as an SEZ province. This border province is close to Vientiane, the capital of Laos, only 20 kilometres from the border checkpoint, while the imminent double-track rail development in the area is expected to streamline logistics flows between Thailand and Laos," said Chalongchai Chayutrapong, deputy secretary-general of the Thailand-Laos Business Council.

Baby tragedies hint at deeper problems

Late last month, a newborn baby was abandoned in a woods in Phuket. The boy was put in a cardboard box.

FN Plans to List on Set

FN Factory Outlet , which sells fashionable products from clothes to furniture and household items of its own brands and those of international brands, last week filed an application with the Securities and Exchange Commission to list on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. According to its financial adviser Asset Pro Management, FN will launch its initial public offering of 250 million ordinary shares at a price of 50 satang apiece.

Breach of trust

The protected Bryde's whales come remarkably close to Bangkok's shores, but have suffered a recent spate of mysterious deaths which have gone widely unacknowledged ON THE LOOKOUT: There are about 50 of the protected Bryde's whales in the Gulf of Thailand. On a sunny September day a year ago, a group of whale spotters was floating on a boat 15km off the Bangkok shoreline.

Justice by any other name

Appointed by the coup-installed legislative assembly in a country that's under the extraordinary rule of a coup maker, the new National Human Rights Commission has understandably been met with a healthy dose of scepticism. Add to that the commissioner's background as a high-ranking government official and the scepticism goes up another notch.

Fire guts Maha Sarakham grocery store

A fire broke out at a large grocery store in Chiang Yuen district of this northeastern province on Sunday morning. The damage was estimated at 45 million baht.

Tale of the travelling dolls

When the Empower Foundation surveyed migrant women in Chiang Rai about where they would travel if they had the chance, many of them answered that they wanted to see the ocean -- they'd never been before. The women, either working illegally in Thailand or bound by migrant mobility restrictions, dared not leave the Mae Sai or Chiang Rai area.

Double standards

The alleged forest encroachment case in Trat involving one of the richest families in Thailand has raised a few questions about possible double standards. According to reports in the local media, the alleged encroachment was discovered in late April when a team from the Marine and Coastal Resources Department inspected a large prawn farm in Ban Angkapong, Trat's Khao Saming district, which partially encroached upon the Pa Som forest reserve in this eastern district.

Russian tourist kills Thai woman, baby in horror crash

A Russian tourist was arrested yesterday morning for allegedly killing a Thai woman and her five-month-old daughter in a road accident in Chon Buri's Bang Lamung district. Konstantin Volk was arrested in Soi Kasetpan while he was allegedly trying to flee in a Honda Civic after the accident.

Ayutthaya floods hit 8,000 households

A man wades through a flooded field in Ayutthaya, where 204 villages in four districts are coping with rising water. AYUTTHAYA: Four districts in this central province have been inundated, with almost 8,000 households affected by accelerated discharges from the Chao Phraya Dam in recent days.

EC blasted for giving itself more power

A Democrat politician on Friday slammed the Election Commission for seeking to give itself more power while urging the charter drafters to introduce stricter mechanisms in a new organic law to keep election staff in check. Charnchai Isarasenarak, a former MP for Nakhon Nayok, said the poll agency failed badly at ensuring transparency and it was time for the EC to "clean up its own mess".

Learning a valuable lesson

Border patrol police teachers look at artworks by students of Park View School which has opened as a 'knowledge playground of personalised learning where friendship is developed and every child matters'. The school encourages young students to express their feelings and show their knowledge through arts and writing.

Bomb in Southern Thailand kills three policemen

THREE police officers were killed on Friday when a homemade bomb placed by the roadside exploded in insurgency-plagued southern Thailand. Police in Yala province said the bomb was detonated as the officers' car passed over it, wrecking the vehicle and killing the three instantly.

Recruiting specialist Velocity Resource Group moving its headquarters from Chicago to Tampa

Velocity Resource Group, a recruiter specializing in resume mining and candidate qualification, is pulling up stakes at its Illinois headquarters to relocate to Tampa. The move will create 50 new jobs and involve a $375,000 investment locally, with the new positions including executive management, sales and marketing, accounting, recruiting and software development.

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