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Ploughshare Tortoise Smugglers Caught at Suvarnabhumi International Airport

  BANGKOK –Thai authorities arrested a 38-year-old man attempting to collect a bag containing 54 ploughshare tortoises (Astrochelys yniphora) and 21 radiated tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) in Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Found only in Madagascar both species are listed as Critically Endangered and protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), but have become […]

March 29th, 2013 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

North Korea Tensions: Russia’s Lavrov Fears ‘Spiral’

  NORTH KOREA – Russia has warned of tensions in North Korea slipping out of control, after Pyongyang said it was placing its missile units on stand-by. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the situation could slip “toward the spiral of a vicious circle”. Kim Jong-un made the missile order after talks responding to US […]

March 29th, 2013 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Prayad Marksaeng Opens up Two-Shot Lead at Chiangmai Golf Classic

  CHIANG MAI – Thailand’s Prayad Marksaeng maintained his title charge at the inaugural $750,000 Chiangmai Golf Classic with a five-under-par 67 in the second round on Friday, stretching to a two-shot lead. The six-time Asian Tour winner is on a 12-under-par 132 total, but a host of big names are hot on his heels, […]

March 29th, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Chiang Rai Blanketed in Smoky Haze

  CHIANG RAI – Authorities in Chiang Rai are using fire trucks to spray the air in northern towns, but this has little or no impact on the vast clouds of smog that shroud valleys and plains throughout the North. TTR reports that apart from the immediate health risks that include breathing difficulties, coughs, sore […]

March 29th, 2013 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Nepal’s Former Crown Prince Paras Shah Discharged from Samitivej Hospital in Bangkok

  BANGKOK – Nepalis Former Crown Prince Paras Shah who had been receiving treatment at Samitivej Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand following a major heart-attack, has been discharged today. According to source close to Shah, the doctors have advised him not to travel in aircraft for minimum two months. The police have also returned his passport, […]

March 28th, 2013 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Metropolitan Police Raid Bangkok Boiler Room, 4 Foreigners Arrested

  BANGKOK – According to the Bangkok Post four foreigners and two Thais have been arrested at a house in Bangkok’s Bang Na district on Wednesday for allegedly running a telephone investment scam. Metropolitan Police Division 2 officers with a warrant searched a four-storey house in Plus Park Avenue housing estate on Sukhumvit 105 Road. […]

March 28th, 2013 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Thai Security Chief Say’s Fire Accident at Refugee Camp

  MAE HONG SON – The blaze that raged through the Mae Surin refugee camp in Mae Hong Son’s Khun Yuam district on Friday was probably an accident, Thailand’s National Security Council secretary-general Paradorn Pattanatabut said. He said there seemed to be no motive for an act of arson. He was responding to embattled Khun […]

March 28th, 2013 | Posted in Northen Thailand | Read More »

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