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Briefs, October 12, 2012

PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 12 October, 2012, 3:19am
 

Arrest warrant issued for Thaksin over loans

BANGKOK - Thailand's Supreme Court issued an arrest warrant for ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra over the latest abuse-of-power charges brought against the tycoon. Thaksin, who was removed from power in a 2006 military coup and lives abroad to avoid a separate jail term for corruption, is one of 27 defendants facing trial over loans issued by the state-run Krung Thai Bank. He faces five charges including abuse of power and violation of banking laws. AFP
 

Life prison sentence in 'death by octopus' case

SEOUL - A South Korean was jailed for life for murdering his girlfriend, who police originally believed had accidentally choked to death while eating a live octopus. The defendant, identified only as Kim, was sentenced at a district court in Incheon, west of Seoul. Kim, now 31, checked into a motel with his girlfriend in April 2010 after buying two live octopuses. He later called reception to say his girlfriend had stopped breathing after eating one. She died 16 days later due to brain damage. It emerged that she had taken out a life insurance policy just before she died. AFP

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