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Bus Accident in Chaing Mai Leaves 28 Tourists Injured

  CHIANG MAI – A total of 28 tourists were injured in a bus accident in northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai province on Wednesday, according to the Chinese Consulate-General in Chiang Mai. The accident occurred at noon when the bus, carrying 24 Chinese tourists, emerged from the Mae Khao Intersection tunnel and crashed into a van […]

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British Foreign Secretary Urges Thailand to Uphold Democracy

JAKARTA – British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Wednesday urged Thailand’s Government and Military to uphold democracy as political violence escalated ahead of an election. “It’s important that constitutional democracy is upheld,” Mr. Hague said in Jakarta after talks with his Indonesian counterpart Marty Natalegawa. “This is a matter for the people of Thailand, but […]

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kim Jong-Un Executes his Late Uncle’s Entire Family to Prevent ”Mutiny”

  North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has ordered the execution of his uncle’s entire family, including his children and relatives serving as ambassadors to Cuba and Malaysia, according to South Korea’s state news agency, Yonhap. Jang Song-thaek, a once powerful North Korean military general, was executed last month as divisions between him and his nephew […]

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British Sex Offender Ian Bower Re- Arrested in Cambodia

  PHNOM PENH – A British child sex offender Ian Bower has been re-arrested for living in Cambodia illegally after completing a two-year jail sentence in November 2013, according to immigration police and a child protection NGO. Pin Piseth, chief of the immigration police department, confirmed that Ian Paul Bower, a British national, was arrested […]

January 28th, 2014 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Northern Thailand has Highest Turnout Rate of Advance Voting

– CHIANG RAI –  According to the Election Commission, 68.96 percent of advance voters or 38,093 voters have exercised their voting rights with the northern region having scored the highest turnout rate of 81.18 percent. A total of 55,243 voters have registered to vote in advance of February 2 election. There were altogether 548 central […]

January 28th, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Suitcase Bursts into Flames at Suvarnabhumi Airport

An investigation found that the suitcase contained fertilizer components. Police believe that the flame erupted as a result of chemical reaction caused by heat or friction. BANGKOK – Authorities at Suvarnabhumi Airport are investigating after fertilizer components in a passenger suitcase ignited at a check in counter before being loaded onto the aircraft. Fire reportedly […]

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Thai Court Orders Arrest Warrant for “Fake Scottish Lawyer” Goldie

  PATTAYA – Brian Goldie is now wanted by Police in Thailand after failing to appear in court to answer charges of fraudulently posing as a lawyer. Brian Goldie, 47, from Falkirk, who practises under the name Brian Goudie, is accused of ­conning an American woman out of $300,000 USD. He was due to appear […]

January 28th, 2014 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

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