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4 merchants killed in Thailand’s restive south

PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Suspected militants robbed and killed four fruit traders in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south on Tuesday, while police arrested a suspect wanted for a deadly hotel bombing in the region. The insurgents stormed a shelter in Yala province’s Krong Pinang district Tuesday morning and tied up the four …

Thai politician arrested after 8 years in hiding

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have arrested a fugitive politician who disappeared eight years ago after being convicted of hiring a gunman to kill a rival. Police Lt. Gen. Pongpat Chayaphan said Wednesday that 75-year-old Somchai Khunpleum was arrested in a car while traveling out of Bangkok to his hometown …

‘World’s tallest teen’ at 6ft 10in – Telegraph

Towering head and shoulders above her own parents Malee Duangdee, at 6ft 10in is one of the world’s tallest teenagers. Weighing 20.5 stone the 19-year-old from eastern Thailand has suffered painful school memories of bullies and a lifetime of loneliness. “I used to feel like a freak, school children used …