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UN to 'urgently' send rights probe to Myanmar
GENEVA - The UN rights council agreed Friday to "urgently" launch an investigation into violations against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, including torture, murder and rapes allegedly committed by troops. 

Police make new 'significant' arrests over London attack
London - British police said Friday they had made two further "significant" arrests over the Islamist-inspired terror attack on parliament, as they appealed for information about the homegrown killer who left four people dead.

PM passes on 'heartfelt' sympathies to May over London attack
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has sent condolences to his British counterpart, Theresa May, expressing deep sorrow over the attack in London on Wednesday.

WikiLeaks releases CIA hacks of Apple Mac computers
WASHINGTON - The Central Intelligence Agency is able to permanently infect an Apple Mac computer so that even reinstalling the operating system will not erase the bug, according to documents published Thursday by WikiLeaks.

'Final' photo of killed police officer emerges
A "final" picture of PC Keith Palmer taken shortly before he was killed in the Westminster attack has emerged, BBC online reported on March 24.

Islamic State claims British parliament attack
London - The Islamic State group on Thursday claimed the deadly rampage at the British parliament, as the prime minister identified the attacker as a British-born man once investigated for possible links to extremist violence.

Bangladesh seeks to boost relations with Thailand
BANGLADESH HAS called for the resumption of Joint Commission (JC) meetings with Thailand to forge cooperation and consult on issues left unresolved years after the previous meeting, as Dhaka expresses interest in closer ties and more action on issues of mutual interest with the Kingdom.

Somkid urges unified CLMVT 
Deputy PM calls for joint master plan based on ‘trust’ between 5 Southeast Asian neighbours

Free flow of foreign currencies to be allowed in EEC zone
Speaking at the Thursday's forum "CLMVT " , Kobsak Pootrakool, vice minister for office of the Prime Minister, said the Thai government will not push for baht currency domination in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam but wants to support these neighboring countries to use their own currencies. 

British parliament attack: What we know
London - Three people were killed in an "Islamist-related" attack in the heart of London on Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians on a bridge, then stabbed a police officer outside parliament before being shot dead. Here is what we know about the deadliest attack in Britain since 2005.

Thai woman says she was raped by Malaysian Immigration Officer 
Malacca - A Thai woman claimed she was raped by an immigration officer and forced to perform oral sex on him at the Machap Umboo detention centre in Alor Gajah, earlier this month.

36th anniversary of first space flight by Mongolian is marked
Cosmonauts, a citizen of Mongolia J.Gurragchaa and a citizen of the former Soviet Union V.A.Janibekov took off to the space on "Soyuz-39" spaceship from Baikonur cosmodrome of the former USSR at 2.58 pm on March 22 of 1981.

Paedophilia cases spark social media outcry in Vietnam
HANOI - Vietnamese cops took three months to respond seriously to allegations that an eight-year-old girl had been molested, but then outrage spilled onto Facebook and they made an arrest in days -- a rare win for public opinion in the communist country. 

Somkid calls for closer CLMVT relationships
CLMVT countries must formulate a joint-master plan for cooperating economically and politically with one another, said Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.

World leaders 'stand' with Britain after London attack
PARIS - World leaders unanimously condemned the attack in the heart of London by a man who was shot dead by armed police, with many saying they stand with Britain.

Four killed in attack on symbol of British democracy
LONDON - Four people were killed and 40 injured after being run over and stabbed in a lightning attack at the gates of British democracy on Wednesday attributed by police to "Islamist-related terrorism".

Policeman stabbed in UK parliament 'terror' attack
LONDON - British police shot a suspected attacker outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday after an officer was stabbed in what was described as a "terrorist" incident.

Needy expat workers get new phones as Singapore moves to scrap 2G
SINGAPORE - A Singapore migrant welfare group has started distributing 3G-enabled mobile phones to cash-strapped foreign workers days before the city-state shuts down its 2G network.

Unicef decries sale of Cambodian breast milk to US mothers
PHNOM PENH - Unicef on Wednesday condemned a company selling breast milk from "vulnerable and poor" Cambodian mothers to Americans, hitting out at the commercialisation of nutrients needed by babies inside the kingdom.

Philippines complains drug war reports hurting tourism
The Philippines tourism secretary urged the media Wednesday to "tone down" coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly drug war, complaining that reports on extrajudicial killings were scaring away foreigners.

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