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Chinese Power Over North Korea? It’s More Myth than Reality

– BEIJING — At first glance, it seems the perfect solution to the world’s most dangerous standoff: Find a way to get China to use its enormous influence to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear bombs. The countries, after all, share a long, porous border, several millennia of history and deep ideological roots. Tens, […]

October 21st, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Chiang Rai Man Arrested for Robbing and Stabbing Frenchman on Koh Samui

– SURAT THANI – Police on the Island of Koh Samui have arrested a 24 year-old Thai man for allegedly robbing and injuring a French real estate developer on Saturday. Mr. Pongsakorn Kaewmeesri, 24, from Chiang Rai,Province was arrested in Tambon Borphut of Samui district. According to Police, Mr. Pongsakorn, and another suspect previously arrested, […]

October 21st, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

UN’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Says Rohingya Children in a Dire State

  – GENEVA – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, that nearly 340,000 Rohingya children are living in squalid conditions in Bangladesh camps where they lack enough food, clean water and health care. Up to 12,000 more children join them every week, fleeing violence or hunger in Myanmar, often still traumatized by […]

October 20th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Three Iranian Men Busted for Trying to Pass Fake US Currency in Pattaya

– PATTAYA  – Police in Pattaya arrested 3 Iranian men on Friday allegedly for trying to exchange nine counterfeit US$100 notes at a local booth, telling police they brought the money from their home country. Arrested with the fake money were Majid Shokri, 30, Hamid Moutabchi, 36, and Mahdi Latifi, 31. The operator of a […]

October 20th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Chiang Rai’s Prachanukroh Hospital Organizes Event to Mark Oral Health Day

– CHIANG RAI – Chiang Rai’s Prachanukroh Hospital has organized an event to celebrate Oral Health Day, which falls on October 21st every year. Governor of Chiang Rai province Narongsak Osotthanakon presided over the opening ceremony. He delivered a speech honoring Princess Mother Somdej Phra Sri Nakarindra Boromarajjonnani, who was also born on October 21st, […]

October 20th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Three Taiwanese Women Arrested in Bangkok Over Alleged Call Scam

– BANGKOK – Three Taiwanese women have been arrested in Bangkok for being part of an alleged call scam, with 340,000 in cash and 700,000 baht more in their bank accounts. Pol Col Thongchai Yooket, a superintendent at the Crime Suppression Division, told the Bangkok Post on Friday that Miss Chen Yi-Hsui, 27, Ms. Hsieh […]

October 20th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Thailand’s Buddhist Monks Order Reforms Ahead of Royal Transition

– BANGKOK – Under growing pressure from Thailand’s military government, and their own religious bodies, Buddhist monks have launched a fresh round of reforms in recent weeks to clean up temples and overhaul a religion stalked by scandal. Buddhism, Thailand’s dominant religion, is followed by more than 90 percent of the population. But its image […]

October 20th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

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