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Japanese Tourists Injured after Bull Elephant Gets Frisky with Young Female Elephant

– AYUTTHAYA – Three Japanese tourists and a mahout were injured when a young bull elephant giving rides at a tourist attraction in Muang district tried suddenly to mate with a female on Tuesday. The two terrified women passengers, and the mahout, fell from the animal’s back to ground. A third tourist, who was taking […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

70 Percent of Thailand’s Packed Prisons are Prisoners Serving Time for Drug-Related Offenses

– BANGKOK – Thai prisons are massively overcrowded with some inmates forced to sleep sideways, a rights group said Tuesday, urging reform in a country with the world’s sixth largest jail population. The kingdom’s worst facilities are five times over their capacity, with inmates forced to sleep on their sides or lay their legs over […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Thailand’s Health Ministry to Provide Face Masks to Northern Residents Affected by Haze

– CHIANG RAI – Just 3 days after officials convened in Chiang Rai for the Greater Mekong Sub-region(GMS) meeting on smog prevention, the Ministry of Public Health has instructed its northern Thailand offices to provide free face masks to people affected by the smog. Smog levels in the North were found in excess of safety […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Australain Arrested for Developing Missile Technology for Islamic State

–   SYDNEY – Australian counterterrorism police arrested 42-year-old Haisem Zahab, after a raid on a countryside property on Tuesday and accused him of seeking to help the Islamic State group by developing missile technology, the first arrest of its kind in Australia. Dozens of police, including a dog squad and some officers with metal […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

China Objects to the Deployment of THAAD in South Korea

– BEIJING –  Chinese state media have reacted with anger and boycott threats after the board of an affiliate of South Korea’s Lotte Group approved a land swap with the government that allows authorities to deploy a U.S. missile defense system. The government decided last year to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Islamic Militant Group Abu Sayyaf Becomes Philippines Biggest Threat

– SABAH – With ultra-fast boats, millions in ransom payments and sympathetic locals, pro-Islamic State militants on lawless southern Philippines islands who beheaded a German hostage this week have re-emerged as one of the nation’s top threats. The Philippines is planning to bring in foreign maritime forces to help fight the Abu Sayyaf, after a […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Executes Senior Security Officials with Anti-Aircraft Guns

– SEOUL – South Korea’s spy agency reported Monday that North Korea has executed five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns because they made false reports that “enraged” leader Kim Jong Un. The National Intelligence Service told South Korean lawmakers that five North Korean officials in the department of state security were executed by anti-aircraft […]

February 27th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

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