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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Bangkok Post

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| 16 Apr 2016 | 23:28 GMT+7
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  • Bottoming out

    Once-floating restaurants near the Ubolratana Dam in Khon Kaen province put up makeshift walkways to continue serving customers on March 26 after the water level in the reservoir fell to less than 1%. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)
    GENERAL -The Ubolratana Dam in Khon Kaen has effectively dried up and water levels in other major reservoirs are falling, but rainmaking is starting to produce good results.
  • Rescuers rebuffed

    A Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) crewman returns to the mother ship MV Phoenix on the Chao Phraya river in Samut Prakan on Feb 26, prior to the group's departure for the Andaman Sea. (Reuters Photo)
    GENERAL -A migrant rescue mission that had defence ministry and navy approval has been scuppered by Thai Customs' refusal to clear two drones needed for searches at sea.
  • Leading by example

    A boy shakes the hand of Pope Francis as he greets migrants and refugees at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday. (Reuters Photo)
    GENERAL -Pope Francis returns to Italy with 12 Syrian refugees after an emotional visit to the Greek island of Lesbos where thousands face an uncertain future.
  • One after another

    Houses are seen destroyed after an earthquake in Mashiki in Kumamoto prefecture in southern Japan on Saturday (Kyodo News via AP photo)
    updateASIA -Scores of people are feared buried alive and gathering storms are complicating rescue efforts in southern Japan, where two quakes have killed 35 people so far.
  • Road to ruin

    Police and rescue workers retrieve the dead and injured from a Mazda car after it crashed into a tree on Sunthornvichit Road along the Mekong River in Muang district of Nakhon Phanom early Saturday. Two people, including the driver, were killed and another one seriously hurt. (Photo by Pattanapong Sripiachai)
    GENERAL -Road accidents in the first five days of the Songkran holiday have killed 338 people, up 35% from a year ago, with more than 81,000 arrested for drink-driving.
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    Watana has a point

    The NCPO's summoning of former Pheu Thai MP Watana Muangsook for criticising the draft charter does not augur well for the credibility of the charter referendum.
    16 Apr 2016 at 04:00
  • Lessons from history

    Lessons from history

    Through various illegal means and brute force Caesar eventually overthrows the elected politicians and sets himself up as dictator. Does history have anything to teach us?
    16 Apr 2016 at 04:00
  • On the other hand

    On the other hand

    In fairness, we should also turn around the prime minister's question around: Has he used the power he took from the people correctly?
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