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Danish Expat Killed after Bangkok Taxi Flips and Craches

– BANGKOK – A Danish man was killed and his Thai wife seriously injured when a taxi they paid to take them from Tak to Bangkok flipped over and crashed into the ditch on Phaholyothin highway in Kamphaengphet province early today. . Police say speed and the drivers drowsiness was the cause of the fatal […]

April 28th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Dutch Pastor Arrested in Cambodia on Child Pornography Charges

  PHNOM PENH – A 53-year-old Dutch Old Catholic church official has been arrested in Cambodia on suspicion of producing child pornography involving young teenage boys. Evrard Nicolas Sarot, 53, who has been seconded to provide pastoral care at Schiphol airport, is said to have paid the boys, all younger than 15, to pose for […]

April 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Canadian Man Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacteria While Vacationing in Thailand

– TAIWAN – A Canadian tourist who became infected with flesh-eating bacteria while on vacation in Thailand is looking for financial help him get back to Calgary, Canada for treatment. Harvey Kell and his partner spent a great time in Thailand and was looking forward to returning home to his loved ones when Kell noticed […]

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

Spaniard Gets Death Sentence for Grisly Murder in Bangkok

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s Ratchada Criminal Court on Friday sentenced to death a Spanish man after finding him guilty of murder in the gruesome death of a fellow Spaniard. Artur Segarra Princep had been charged with premediated murder carried out in the course of theft in the death of David Bernat, 40. Parts of his […]

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

Swedish Man Charged with Fatal Reckless after his Girlfriend Falls From Pattaya Balcony

  PATTAYA – A 34 year-old Swedish man has been charged with fatal reckless after his girlfriend fell eight stories to her death from their condominium balcony. Swedish national Marcus Sten Tapio Karhapaa, 34, is currently being held at the Pattaya Police Station and will be charged with fatal recklessness, which has a maximum sentence […]

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

Japanese Woman Accused of Fraud in Japan Extradited from Thailand

– BANGKOK – A Japanese woman wanted by Kumamoto police for allegedly defrauding dozens of people out of millions of yen was arrested Wednesday after being extradited from Thailand. Setsuko Yamabe, 62, a native of Kumamoto Prefecture, was placed under arrest by police, who accompanied her on the flight from Bangkok, shortly before landing at […]

April 19th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Trump Orders Review of Visa Program to Encourage Hiring Americans First

  – NEW YORK – US President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered a review of the U.S. visa program for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the country, putting technology firms and the outsourcing companies that serve them on notice that possible changes may be ahead. Seeking to carry out a campaign pledge to put “America […]

April 19th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

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