U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Visits Flood Evacuees

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Visits Flood Evacuees

  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton played with a toddler and asked a little girl if she misses school during a quick visit to an evacuation center for Thai flood victims Thursday, a day after announcing a $10 million aid package. Clinton exchanged the traditional Thai greeting known as “wai” – bowing deeply […]

Flood Threat Easing as Waters Recede

Flood Threat Easing as Waters Recede

  Thailand’s floods are gradually receding and the clean-up is beginning in many parts of the country, but decisions over who gets wet and who stays dry continue to be a source of trouble for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The inner center of Bangkok has been spared the worst of the inundation, thanks in large […]

Rats Bring Threat of Disease in Bangkok

Rats Bring Threat of Disease in Bangkok

  Bangkok officials began paying residents to clear trash after doctors reported more cases of a potentially lethal rat-linked disease in flood-stricken areas. The municipal government said it will pay 300 baht ($9.70) a day starting yesterday for 60 days to remove garbage in a city that normally produces 8,000 tons of waste daily. Concern […]