bangkokpost.com Eighteen Korean tourists were injured when two speedboats ferrying them to Pattaya's Koh Larn collided. The two most seriously injured were identified as 51-year-old Myung Be Kim, whose legs were nearly severed, and 63-year-old Gihwa Song, whose leg was torn off. The two drivers of the speedboats left the scene and are still at large.
independent.co.uk The London Marathon runners fell silent on the start line today in memory of those who died in the Boston bomb attacks. Amid tightened security to reassure the racers and crowds, there was a 30-second silence just before the start.
bangkokpost.com Four mild earthquakes of 1.7, 3.1, 2.5 and 1.7 magnitude hit Ngao district of Lampang province Sunday morning, according to Seismological Bureau of Thai Meteorological Department.
guardian.co.ukBritain's Football Association will launch another investigation into football violence after pitch-invading fans attacked players and caused a half-hour delay during Kidderminster's Blue Square Premier game at home to Stockport. A 4-0 win for Kidderminster relegated Stockport.
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bangkokpost.com Rory McDonald, father of an Australian man who died after a vicious assault, wants to know why police have so far failed to track down his son's attackers. Three years ago Andrew Oake was set upon by two machete-wielding young men in Thailand's Northeast. Their reported motivation for the attack: merely that he was a foreigner in public with a Thai woman, his fiancee.
bbc.co.uk A top US interrogation group is waiting to question the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was arrested late when he was found seriously injured in a suburban backyard after a huge manhunt. He is under armed guard in hospital.
au.news.yahoo.com A 34-year-old man has been arrested in Singapore over an online threat to bomb several locations in the city-state in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attack, police said.
elevenmyanmar.com Ross Dunkley, managing director of Myanmar Consolidated Media (MCM), has been banned from leaving Burma. Dunkley was stopped by immigration officers when he arrived at the airport for a business trip to Cambodia and Thailand.
PHUKET FC take on Khon Kaen FC at Surakul Stadiun in Phuket City at 6.30pm on Sunday with high hopes of defeating the team now in twelth place to retain their spot close to the top of the Division One ladder.
freemalaysiatoday.com PKR has claimed that a Thai police colonel and his wife have been detained by the Malaysian police. The colonel, according to PKR supreme council member Badrul Hisham Shaharin, was part of a team probing the allegation that the sex videos which implicated Anwar Ibrahim were made in Thailand using a clone.
smh.com.au In Phuket - Asia's favored playground for the rich and famous - the benefits of renting a villa rather than a hotel room include more flexibility, more space, total privacy, and cost-effectiveness for groups or families.
scmp.com A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit a remote, mostly rural and mountainous area of southwestern China's Sichuan province, killing at least 156 people and injuring about 5500.
thejakartaglobe.com Two strong earthquakes of 6.4 and 6.2 magnitude shook the eastern part of Indonesia. No casualties or injuries were reported.
thisissurreytoday.co.uk A charity which will help families whose loved ones are killed or injured abroad is being launched in memory of a British man who died in Thailand. The Ben Harrington Repatriation Charity is being set up by family and friends of the 32-year-old, who was killed in a scooter crash on the island of Koh Tao in August last year.
business-standard.com Thailand, the world's biggest rubber producer and exporter, is planning to offer loans to exporters to buy the commodity in a bid to shore up falling prices, a senior government official said. Rubber is a politically sensitive commodity in Thailand, where it provides a livelihood for around 1.3 million smallholders, mostly poor farmers who form a significant vote-bank for the government.
channel4.com Lakshmi Mittal, who for eight years has topped the Sunday Times Rich List in Britain, loses his place to Alisher Usmanov - as Russians top three of the top five places.
bbc.co.uk Pakistan's former leader Pervez Musharraf has been remanded in judicial custody for two weeks over claims he illegally detained judges in 2007. Mr Musharraf ruled Pakistan between 1999 and 2007.
asiaone.com An Indonesian salvage team used a crane to haul seats and baggage out of a plane that crashed in Bali, as investigators probe what caused the jet to go down. The Lion Air plane missed the runway as it came in to land, slamming into the sea and splitting in two.
presstv.ir The US is basically playing a geo-strategic game, is trying to take Burma (Myanmar) out of the orbit of China and place it more firmly into the Western orbit. So it is a big geo-strategic game and the Rohingya Muslims are caught in the middle. This is just another example of the hypocrisy of the way Western countries especially the US use human rights more as a tool of their foreign policy in their geo-strategic objectives rather than out of concern for humanity.
rocketnews.com It looks like Thailand is coming out with all the cool foods this week. First it was the McGrilled Chicken Curry Rice at McDonald's (hurry on over, it???s only sold for a limited time), now we found bags of sushi-flavored Meiji Curl snacks in a Thai convenience store.
agencies Arsenal moved into third place but were largely unimpressive against opponents reduced to 10 men in the twelfth minute. Fulham 0-1 Arsenal.
bangkokpost.com SCG Muang Thong United rebounded from two consecutive defeats with a 1-0 win at Pattaya United in the Thai Premier League last night, Sarawut Masuk scoring the winning goal for the defending champions after 35 minutes.
afp Saint Etienne won their first major honor in three decades, beating Rennes 1-0 to lift the League Cup at the Stade de France.
Until April 21 Phuket Bike Week
April 22-28 Phuket Pride Week, with the theme ''Same Same Not Different.'' Grand Parade 4pm April 27.
April 27 Island Bliss and Trisara are holding a Ready-to-Wear Collection Fashion Show 2013 5pm-7pm on at Trisara, 800 baht admission or 1200 baht with post-runway dinner, goes to the Good Shepherd Phuket. rsvp email@example.com
April 28 Kata-Karon Mini-Marathon, Karon Park
May 1 National Labor Day
June 9 Laguna Phuket International Marathon
July 17-21 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
October 5-13 Phuket Vegetarian Festival
November 9 Asian Cup Triathlon Sprint, Patong
November 10 ITU Long Distance Series triathlon, Patong
November 17 Loy Kratong Day
November 24-December 1 Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest. Laguna Phuket
December 5 HM The King's birthday
November 14-21 Fourth Asia Beach Games, Phuket