A day in photos

  • 10 Aug 2017 at 21:26
  • Newspaper section: Photo

Pattaya's fake swallow nest soup and a treated obese macaque are among featured events on Aug 10, 2017.

Department of Special Investigation deputy chief Prawut Wongsrinil checks ingredients used in preparing swallow nest soup, following a complaint some restaurants in Pattaya were using cheap Karaya gum instead. — Chaiyot Pupattanapong

A DSI official shows the suspicious raw material believed to be vegetable gum used in preparing swallow's nest soup in Pattaya. — Pornprom Satrabhaya

Ekkachai Thaidecha (right), representing the families of the two Thais killed when their rental car went over a cliff in California in late July, meets US charge d'affaires Peter Haymond (left) asking for visas for Thai rescuers to go and recover the bodies. — Pawat Laopaisarntaksin

The obese long-tailed macaque rescued from a lazy gluttonous life of limitless food from over-generous tourists has shed over two kilogrammes since being placed on a diet and will soon be ready for release back into the wild in seaside Bang Khun Thian district, Bangkok. — Patipat Janthong

Police and rescue forces are seen on the scene where the man suspected of ramming a car into a group of soldiers in the Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret was shot and arrested on the A16 motorway, near Marquise, France. — Reuters

An undated handout photo made available by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) shows IOM staff assisting Somali and Ethiopian migrants, who were reportedly forced into the sea by smugglers, on a beach in Shabwa, Yemen. According to reports, some 120 Somali and Ethiopian migrants, who were attempting to reach countries in the Gulf via war-torn Yemen, were deliberately pushed by a human smuggler, in charge of the boat, into waters of the Arabian Sea as they approached the coast of Shawba. At least 29 migrants reportedly died in the incident, 27 survived, and 22 were missing, IOM said in a statement. — EPA

People walk in front of a monitor showing news of North Korea's fresh threat in Tokyo. — Reuters

A cameraman films a fallen tree, following the arrival of Hurricane Franklin in the port city of Veracruz, Mexico. — AP

Emergency personnel rescue a woman trapped on the top floor of a bus after it crashed into a shop on Lavender Hill in Clapham, London, Britain. — Reuters

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