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2 teachers killed in bombing in Thailand’s south

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south Wednesday, killing two teachers and wounding three other people, police said. Suspected insurgents detonated the explosive as a car carrying three teachers passed by a hospital in Chanae district in Narathiwat province, Police Col. Patta Madawah said. …

BBC News – Vietnam jails officials over land eviction case

Vietnam has jailed a former official for destroying the home of a farmer who won public support for resisting eviction from state-owned land. Nguyen Van Khanh, who was deputy chairman of the district where the incident took place, received two-and-a-half years in jail. Four other officials, including his boss, received …

BBC News – Vietnam bans short, fat Hanoi traffic police

Traffic police officers who are short, obese or abusive are to be removed from the streets of Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, local media reports say. The initiative is aimed at improving the public image of a force with a reputation for corruption and abuse. Inspectors have been monitoring officers on duty …

Explosions wound 10 in southern Thailand

PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Police say suspected insurgents detonated two bombs that wounded 10 people and staged a series of minor attacks in nearly 30 spots in Thailand’s violence-plagued south. Police Col. Tongsuk Jaranpong says the militants set off an improvised bomb in a garbage can in the city of …