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Thailand’s Controversial Tiger Temple Fights to Keep it’s Tigers

. KANCHANABURI – Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Yanasampanno in Thailand, popularly known as the Tiger Temple, dogged for years by talk that it supplies the black market and mistreats its animals, is fighting to keep the big cats after wildlife authorities rejected a bid to extend a zoo licence that expired in 2013. The […]

February 28th, 2016 | Posted in Regional News,Tourism News | Read More »

Car Bomb Explodes in Pattani, Just Days after Gen. Chavalit Says IS Affiliate in Deep South

.  . PATTANI – Police in southern Thailand were injured Saturday by an improvised bomb hidden inside a parked car exploded leaving seven officers and two civilians injured. The attack in Pattani province was believed to have been carried out by Muslim insurgents who targeted the outpost used by special forces, said police Col. Keerati […]

February 27th, 2016 | Posted in Regional News,Southern Thailand | Read More »

Police Arrest Thai Woman who Stabbed and Buried her Unwanted Baby Alive

. KHON KAEN — A 42-year-old Thai woman, Suda Thongdee  has been arrested in Waeng Yai district of Khon Kaen for repeatedly stabbing and burying alive her newborn son. The Bangkok Post reported that on Saturday Mrs. Suda Thongdee  was taken for a crime re-enactment in a paddy field in Non Sawan village in the district, where her newborn child […]

February 27th, 2016 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Fighting Stops in Syria as Cease Fire Begins to take Hold

. . SYRIA – Fighting mostly ceased across western and northern Syria on Saturday and Russia halted its air raids, under a temporary cease-fire which the United Nations called the best hope for peace since civil war began five years ago. Under the U.S.-Russian accord accepted by President Bashar al-Assad’s government and many of his enemies, fighting […]

February 27th, 2016 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Three British Tourists Fall to their Deaths at Vietnam Waterfall

. VIETNAM – Three British tourists found dead at the foot of a surging waterfall in Vietnam fell into a current above the 20 metre drop-off, the director of a tour company told AFP Saturday. The bodies of two women and one man were retrieved Friday by scores of aid workers who scrambled down cliffs […]

February 27th, 2016 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Chiang Rai Border Officials Trained on Radiation Gate Monitoring Systems

. CHIANG RAI – The Customs Department in Chiang Rai has completed it’s first course on the proper usage of Radiation Gate Monitor systems that are to be used at customs border checkpoints to prevent illegal transport of radioactive items into Thailand. Secretary-General Atchara Wongsaengchan of the Office of Atoms for Peace (OAP) has revealed […]

February 26th, 2016 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Labour Minister Say’s Chiang Rai has Enormous Potential for Investment, Industry, and Tourism

. . CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Labour Minister Gen Sirichai Distakul told attendees at a labour development workshop at the Rim Kok Resort Hotel that Chiang Rai province is a strong economic base with enormous potential for investment, industry, and tourism. General Distakul stated that Chiang Rai is a key economic location, linking Thailand, Myanmar, […]

February 26th, 2016 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

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