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BANGKOK | Thai businessman convicted of selling fake bomb detectors

BANGKOK— A court in Thailand has convicted a local businessman of fraud for selling fake bomb detectors to the Thai government, five years after the head of the British supplier was sent to prison over the global scandal. Thailand’s military drew criticism and ridicule in 2010 when the GT200 bomb detectors — which were claimed … Continue reading BANGKOK | Thai businessman convicted of selling fake bomb detectors

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Swedish Air Force fighter jet crashes; pilot safe

COPENHAGEN, Denmark— A Swedish Air Force jet fighter crashed Tuesday near an air base in southern Sweden after striking several birds as it was about to land, Sweden’s Armed Forces said. The pilot of the Swedish-built JAS 39 Gripen fighter aborted the landing he was attempting and ejected, said Col. Lars Bergstrom, head of the … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Swedish Air Force fighter jet crashes; pilot safe

Bombing at market in southern Thailand kills 3, injures 18

BANGKOK/January 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A motorcycle bomb exploded at a market Monday morning in southern Thailand, killing three people and injuring 18, police said. The attacker parked the bike rigged with explosives nearby and bought goods at the market to blend in with the crowd, police Lt. Eakapong Rattanachai said. The bomb exploded when the attacker … Continue reading Bombing at market in southern Thailand kills 3, injures 18