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As crisis ebbs, Tsipras promises doubters a "new" Greece

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has found a precious commodity he hopes can help him and the nation turn a corner after years of crisis and austerity -- time.

Thai government campaign sees drop in road deaths during Songkran festival

BANGKOK (AFP) - The number of people killed on Thailand's roads during the country's traditional new year week dropped by more than ten per cent following a government campaign to end the annual carnage.

25 killed in horrific Thai road accident

BANGKOK: A minivan and a pick-up truck both packed with passengers collided in eastern Thailand killing 25 people in a harrowing reminder of the country’s notoriously dangerous roads.

18 dead as Thai bus plunges into ravine

BANGKOK: Eighteen retirees returning from holiday were killed on Tuesday after their tour bus plunged down a ravine in northern Thailand, police and a media report said, the latest disaster in a country with notoriously dangerous roads.

Fuel tanker, bus collision in Afghanistan kills 38, injures 28

KABUL (Reuters) - At least 38 people were killed and 28 were injured in Afghanistan after a fuel tanker collided with a passenger bus, causing a massive explosion, local officials said on Sunday.

Afghan road crash inferno leaves 35 dead

Kandahar (Afghanistan) (AFP) - At least 35 people were killed on Sunday when a bus collided with a fuel tanker and burst into flames in southern Afghanistan, in the latest road accident in the war-torn country.

Thailand road accident kills 11 school staff

BANGKOK (AFP) - Eleven staff from a Bangkok elementary school were killed when their people carrier flipped over and caught on fire after a tyre burst, an official said Saturday.

Thai drunk drivers to pay penance in morgues

BANGKOK (AFP) - Drink drivers in Thailand will be sentenced to community service in morgues, authorities said on Tuesday, stepping up efforts to combat the country’s appalling traffic safety record.

Three dead after train crashes into tour bus

BANGKOK: Three Thais were killed when a train crashed into a double-decker bus carrying holidaymakers as it was crossing the line, police said.

Cambodians arrested for raping French tourists on Thai island of Ko Kut

BANGKOK: Five Cambodian fishermen have been arrested for a brutal attack on a group of French tourists in which two women were raped at knifepoint on an isolated Thai beach, police said on Monday.