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69 year-old Australian, Robert Andrew Fiddes Ellis Accused of Molesting 24 Children in Bali

. . DENPASAR – A 69 year-old Australian, Robert Andrew Fiddes Ellis went on trial on Thursday accused of molesting dozens of Indonesian children on the popular resort island of Bali. Prosecutors have accused Melbourne-born Robert Andrew Fiddes Ellis of molesting 24 children since 2014. The 69-year-old allegedly lured children to his house by offering […]

June 30th, 2016 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

73 Year-Old Vietnamese-Australian Woman Sentenced to Death for Heroin Smuggling

. . HANOI – A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced 73-year-old Nguyen Thi Huong a Vietnamese-born Australian woman to death for trafficking heroin. The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court found Nguyen Thi Huong guilty on Wednesday of possessing 36 bars of soap stuffed with 2.8kg of heroin in her baggage as she was […]

June 30th, 2016 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

BMX Cyclist Amanda Carr to Compete for Thailand at 2016 Rio Olympics

    BANGKOK – Amanda Carr a Thai-American BMX cyclist didn’t let the disappointment of missing selection for the 2012 Olympics hold her back for long. She got back on her BMX, changed direction and is now finalizing her packing plans for Rio de Janeiro, and harboring genuine medal ambitions. Just not for the U.S. […]

June 30th, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Former London Mayor Boris Johnson Walks Away from Becoming Prime Minister

. . LONDON – The race to become Britain’s next prime minister took a dramatic and surprising turn Thursday, with former London Mayor Boris Johnson – popular with the public and widely considered a front-runner – ruling himself out of the race after the defection of a key ally. In a morning of political machinations […]

June 30th, 2016 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Turkish Authorities Identify Suicide Bombers, Russian, an Uzbek and a Kyrgyz

 . . ISTANBUL – The three suicide bombers who attacked Istanbul airport were a Russian, an Uzbek and a Kyrgyz, a senior Turkish official said Thursday, hours after police carried out sweeping raids across the city looking for Islamic State suspects. Tuesday’s gunfire and suicide bombing attack at Ataturk Airport killed 43 people and wounded […]

June 30th, 2016 | Posted in World News | Read More »

28 Year-Old South Korean Woman Found Washed Ashore on Phuket Beach

. . PHUKET – Pol Maj Pathapee Srichai, investigation chief at Patong police station told the press that the body Hong Garam, 28, of South Korea, washed ashore on Patong beach early on Wednesday morning and her Korean boyfriend Park Siwoo, 28 is still missing. Miss Hong Garam was found lying face-down on Patong Beach […]

June 29th, 2016 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Fighting Thailand’s Drought Through Biodiversity

. Thailand has been hit by one of the worst droughts in decades – with devastating effects on farmers. However, some small organic farms demonstrate that the key to surviving future droughts could be to embrace diversity. Thailand breathed a collective sigh of relief when the rains finally came late last month. El Nino has […]

June 29th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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