A day in photos

  • 18 Apr 2017 at 20:26
  • Newspaper section: Photo

New Pharaonic tomb and PM Prayut's puppets are among featured events on April 18, 2017.

Egyptian archaeologists document the content of a recently discovered tomb at the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis in Luxor's West Bank, 650km south of Cairo, Egypt. — EPA

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha walks past puppets resembling him at Government House. The puppets would be used to promote a cultural fair in Rattanakosin Island in Bangkok in April. — Thanarak Khunton

Police and soldiers arrest political activist Srisuwan Janya at Government House's complaints centre in Bangkok as he sends a letter to ask the prime minister to look for the 1932 Siamese Revolution memorial plaque. — Royal Thai Police

Monthayan Nirandorn, 55, is among eight pyramid-scheme suspects the military handed over to the police in Bangkok in connection to her daughter's food supplement direct-sale company. About 1,000 members of the company were left stranded at Suvarnabhumi airport on April 11 as its Japan trip incentive was not realised. — Pornprom Satrabhaya

Bangkok police chief Sanit Mahathaworn (top second right) returns a mobile phone to its foreign owner in a briefing showing Thai and Cambodian suspects accused of stealing mobile phones from Songkran revellers at festive venues. — Tawatchai Kemgumnerd

Suspected Lao drug kingpin Xaysana Keopimpha arrives at the Criminal Court in Bangkok where he denied involvement in the smuggling of 1.2 million methamphetamine pills into Thailand. — Patipat Janthong

A fire destroys a 7-Eleven convenience store after a car crashed into it in Pathum Thani province. — Pongpat Wongyala

Sri Lanka Army personnel stand by as heavy machinery clear the debris during search and rescue operations at the site of the collapsed garbage mountain at Meetotamulla, in Colombo. According to the authorities, the death toll is 30. — EPA

British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a statement outside 10 Downing St in London. Mrs May said that she was to call for early general elections on June 8, 2017. — EPA

Workers install wires on a "Golden Bridge of Silk Road" structure on a platform outside the National Convention Centre, the venue which will hold the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, in Beijing. — AP

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