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Philippine President Duterte Challenges Catholic Church to “Showdown”

. . MANILA  – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a tirade at priests and bishops critical of his crackdown on illegal drugs, accusing them of homosexuality, corruption and child abuse. President Duterte is furious about concerns by the Catholic church of alleged extrajudicial killings during his war on drugs, and lambasted clergymen for denouncing […]

January 22nd, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Russia Moves Closer to Decriminalizing Domestic Violence

. . MOSCOW (AP) – In Russia, giving one’s spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether. Battery is a criminal offense in Russia, but nearly 20 percent of Russians openly say they think it is sometimes OK […]

January 22nd, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Road Safety in Thailand Should be a Permanent National Agenda

. . BANGKOK – With Songkrans the “Seven Dangerous Days” quickly approaching and the fact that Thailand is ranked second in the world in terms of traffic fatalities the World Health Organisation has recommended that road safety should be on Thailand’s permanent national agenda and not just raised as a seasonal issue during long holidays. […]

January 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Chiang Rai Province Leads the Way in Organic Green Farming in Thailand

. . CHIANG RAI – In most developing countries, including Thailand, farmland for growing certified organic produce accounts for less than 0.5% of all agricultural land. The demand for organically grown food in Thailand has sparked a major resurgence in natural farming methods, especially in the past couple of years, and it has even spilled […]

January 21st, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

South Koreans Busted for Online Gambling Operation in Pattaya

. . CHON BURI – Pattaya police have arrested 4 Korean Nationals have been arrested for allegedly operating an online gambling operation from a rented house in Bang Lamung district of Chon Buri. Police seized four desktop computers with eight monitors,  two routers and 10 one-time password generators for online transactions, six portable hard drives and […]

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

Intermodal Freight Centre set to be Built in Chiang Khong, Chiang Rai

. . CHIANG RAI – Land Transport Department (DLT) deputy director-general Kamol Buranapong said yesterday that an intermodal freight centre valued at 4.86 billion baht will be built on 330 rai of land in Chiang Khong district. The centre would serve as a hub linking water and land freight transport between Thailand, Laos and China […]

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

Thailand’s Political Class War has its Roots in the Classroom

. . BANGKOK – Everyone knows that nurturing children’s brains is good for an economy, in Thailand, school reformers have an extra incentive: to narrow differences between rich people in cities and their poorer rural cousins, which have led to a decade of political tension and occasional eruptions of violence. For years shoddy teaching in […]

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

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