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2006-03-28 05:51:42

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Nineteen teachers at an Islamic school founded by a top fugitive insurgent in the Thai south have been held on suspicion of involvement in two years of bloody separatist violence, officials said on Tuesday. The arrests would fuel more resentment among ethnic Malays in the mainly Muslim region, where more than 1,100 people have been killed in the violence, Muslim leaders and lawyers said. Security officials in Bangkok said the 19 men were...

2005-07-24 12:24:39

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand issued a tsunami alert on Sunday and ordered thousands of people living along the Andaman Sea coastline to evacuate after a major earthquake struck off India's eastern coast. "There is a possibility that a tsunami can happen. Start the alert and evacuation," Plodprasob Surasawadee, head of the National Disaster Warning Center, said in a message broadcast on all television networks. The warning was issued for six southern provinces hit by a deadly tsunami on...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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