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YALA : Four more people were shot dead in Pattani and Yala today believed to be linked to the armed conflict in southern Thailand provinces.

In the first incident in the district of Mayo, Pattani, a victim identified as Mat Kori Seng, 34, died after being shot on the head while returning home from performing the dawn prayers at a mosque nearby.

"The victim was shot in the head using a shotgun and died at the scene of the incident. Police found two spent shells and were still investigating the motive for the incident," said Mayo Police Deputy Chief, Police Lieutenant Jirasit Lomae today.

In a separate incident in Khokpo, in the same district, he said a senior citizen identified as Anan Keawmani, 60, also died after being shot in the head by an uknown person.

Meanwhile in Betong, Yala, Kanok Titichottikul, 70, and his son, Nattawut Titichottikul, 27, were also shot dead by an unidentified attacker at about 2.15 pm today.

Police were still investigating the motive for the killing.

In Narathiwat, eight Thai military personnel almost died when a bomb weighing 20 kg, which was buried beside a road, exploded as they were carrying a patrol to protect the safety of teachers.


CHARSADDA : At least five people died in an armed assault on a university in Pakistan Wednesday, where witnesses reported two large blasts and security forces said gunmen were still on the loose.

The attack on the Bacha Khan university in Charsadda, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the city of Peshawar, is the latest to hit the militant-infested region.

Police, soldiers and special forces launched a ground and air operation at the university in a bid to shut down the assault, as television

NORWAY : In Norway, migrants are being given courses to prevent violence against women, especially rape, and to teach them how to interpret customs in a country that may seem surprisingly liberal to them.

The courses were introduced several years ago, but have become particularly topical after complaints of mass sexual assault on New Year's Eve in the German city of Cologne, by a crowd of mostly Arab and North African men.

This particular morning at the Ha reception centre in southwestern

SINGAPORE : Singapore welcomes the announcement of Implementation Day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear programme on Jan 16.

"We urge all parties to continue to fulfil their obligations under the JCPOA and call on Iran to continue its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)," Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman said in a statement Sunday.

"This will reassure the international community that Iran's nuclear programme remains exclusively

JAKARTA : Indonesian President Joko Widodo is considering a regulation that would prohibit Indonesians from joining radical groups overseas, in an effort to prevent a deadlier attack than last week's militant assault on Jakarta.

At a meeting on Tuesday at the palace, top political and security officials agreed to review anti-terrorism laws, which currently allow Indonesians to freely return home after fighting with Islamic State in Syria.

Security forces fear that returning militants could

LOS ANGELES: SpaceX's unmanned Falcon 9 rocket broke apart Sunday as it tried to land on a floating platform in the Pacific, marking the fourth such failure in the company's bid to recycle rockets.

However, the primary mission of the launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California went as planned, propelling into orbit a $180 million US-French satellite called Jason-3 to study sea level rise.

"Well, at least the pieces were bigger this time!" Elon Musk, the CEO of the California-based

A devastated young couple has pleaded with thieves who stole two placentas from their freezer to return them.

Katarina Fowler and Jamie Brosnahan were shocked to return to their home in Invercargill, New Zealand, on Saturday to find it had been broken into, according to Stuff.co.nz. 

The couple desperately want to have the placentas returned so they can be buried, which is in accordance with Maori tradition. 

Mr Brosnahan also warned the thieves would have 'bad karma' if they didn't return

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