New Government Directive Bans Expulsion of Pregnant Students in Thailand

Teen students with balloons under their shirts so they look pregnant during a sex education program in Thailand.

New Government Directive Bans Expulsion of Pregnant Students in Thailand

BANGKOK – A new ministerial directive was announced Friday banning the expulsion of pregnant students and allowing them pregnancy leave. The directive, announced Friday on the Royal Gazette – covers all schools, colleges and universities in the kingdom. The new education ministry directive requires that all educational institutions provide support for pregnant students by offering […]

Double Decker Bus Plunges into Ravine Injuring 48 Passengers in North Central Thailand

At least 48 people were injured, the duty officer said, and were sent to four hospitals.

Double Decker Bus Plunges into Ravine Injuring 48 Passengers in North Central Thailand

PHETCHABUN – A Double Decker bus travelling from Chaiyaphum to Samut Prakan hit a pickup truck and plunged into a ravine in North Central province of Phetchabun on Sunday, injuring 48 people. Pol Sen Sgt Maj Narong Noikalya of Wichien Buri police station told the Bangkok Post that a private bus operated by Chokkrittaporn Tour […]

China Bars Access to Offshore Trading to Halt Capital Flight as Markets Fall

The temporary exclusion of companies with so-called weighted voting rights (WVRs) could hurt Xiaomi and other tech start-ups

China Bars Access to Offshore Trading to Halt Capital Flight as Markets Fall

BEIJING -China will temporarily bar mainland Chinese investors from trading foreign companies with multiple classes of stocks, in a move to prevent domestic capital from fleeing the country’s bear market to Xiaomi and other offshore-listed darlings of global finance. Foreign companies, stapled securities and stocks with so-called weighted voting rights (WVRs) listed in Hong Kong […]

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry Bans the Production, Import and Distribution of Food Containing Trans Fat

Common foods which contain trans fats include cakes, pies and cookies, margarine, crackers, microwave popcorn, cream-filled candies, doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches, fried fast foods, frozen pizza.

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry Bans the Production, Import and Distribution of Food Containing Trans Fat

BANGKOK – Thailand has issued ministerial order by the Public Health Ministry banning the production, import and distribution of food containing trans fat. The order which was issued on June 13 and will become effective 180 days after its publication in the Royal Gazette cited scientific evidence that trans fatty acids from partially hydrogenated oils […]

Climbing to be Banned on Australia’s Uluru Rock Formation

Climbing to be Banned on Australia’s Uluru Rock Formation

– SIDNEY – Climbing the dramatic rock formation Uluru will be banned in two years after declining as visitors to the Australian scenic landmark increasingly recognize its sacredness to indigenous people. A park board made up of a majority of the traditional owners of the land where the rock stands made the decision Wednesday. One […]