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Nok Air Flight Loses Front Wheel on Landing at Mae Fah Luang Airport in Chiang Rai

CHIANG RAI – Airport Officials have reported that the left wheel of the nose undercarriage of a Nok Air passenger plane fell off as it landed on Thursday morning at Mae Fah Luang airport in Chiang Rai. Nok Air flight DD 8714 left Bangkok’s Don Muang Airport at 8.05am and touched down at  Mae Fah […]

May 30th, 2013 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Armed Stand-off, Mounting Tensions, in the South China Sea

  CHIANG RAI – A tense stand-off is unfolding in the South China Sea between a group of Philippine marines and several Chinese naval vessels. The confrontation occurs around a shoal, which has been occupied by the Philippines, in the disputed Spratly Islands. This confrontation in the South China Sea takes place as tensions continue […]

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

Human Rights Group Accuses Thailand of Ignoring Slaves at Sea – Video

  RAYONG -Thailand is facing fresh allegations of using slave labour in its fishing industry with the launch of a new investigation into the sale, abuse and exploitation of migrant workers on Thai fishing ships. The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), an environmental and human rights NGO, highlights the case of 15 Burmese men who had […]

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

Inquest finds Army Bullet Killed Italian Photographer Fabio Polenghi

  BANGKOK – Italian photographer Fabio Polenghi  killed while covering the Thai military’s crackdown on anti-government protesters in Bangkok three years ago was shot by a high-velocity bullet like those issued to soldiers, a judge said Wednesday. The inquest said it was unknown who fired the bullet and stopped short of outright blaming the military. […]

May 29th, 2013 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Thailand’s Central Bank Cut its Main Policy Rate

  BANGKOK—Thailand’s central bank cut its main policy rate by a quarter of a percentage point Wednesday and said it is ready to implement capital controls if necessary to contain the strength of Thailand’s currency. The move provides some relief for exporters struggling with the rise of the baht this year but will likely disappoint […]

May 29th, 2013 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

British Toursit Killed by Boat Propeller While Snorkelling in Malaysia

  MALAYSIA – British Tourist Madeline Jayne has died in Malaysia after being struck by a passing boat’s propellers while snorkeling. Madeline Jayne, from Hereford, suffered extensive injuries to her body and legs after being hit by the boat while diving off the coast of Perhentian Besar in the South China Sea. Local police said […]

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

Bangkok Set to be ‘World’s Most Visited City’

  BANGKOK – According to Global Destination Cities Index forecast research Bangkok will become the world’s most popular city for tourists this year, ahead of London. Thailand’s capital, the first point of entry for thousands who head to the country’s beaches, has been named the number one destination for international visitors in the Global Destination […]

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

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