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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Toxic waste mountains threaten Southeast Asia's booming megacities

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... mountain", open landfills blight Southeast Asia's booming megacities, as urban planners labour to keep pace with rapid urbanisation and industrial growth. Experts warn those dumps are an environmental and health time bomb. Open dumping "offers a quick and easy solution in the short run", the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific says in a study, ...

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    New Bangkok 'Super Tower' to be tallest in Southeast Asia at 615 metres

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:18am by AP

    ... Lumpur, the tallest building in Southeast Asia, stand at 452 metres. The tallest building in Hong Kong, the International Commerce Centre, is 484 metres tall. The Thai developer intends the tower ...

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    Myanmar leader asks Thai PM for ‘fair’ investigation into tourist murders

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... in the violation of rights, including to a fair trial,” said Richard Bennett, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Programme director. Prayuth is on the final leg of a two-day visit to Myanmar where ...

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    Thai scholar faces criminal complaint for 'insulting' long-dead king

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Complaint in Thailand over remarks about monarch who died in early 17th century Scholar accused of insulting dead king A prominent Thai scholar is the target of a criminal complaint for comments he made about a Thai king who di ...

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    Thai PM hints elections could be delayed

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:18am by Reuters

    ... be pushed back and delay Thailand's return to democracy after a coup in May. Prayuth made his remarks yesterday as he prepared to board a plane in Bangkok to attend an Asia-Europe Meeting ...

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    Toilet graffiti suspect, 67, charged for insulting Thailand's monarchy

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 06:13pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Elderly man faces trial in military court after writing anti-royal scribbles in public toilets A 67-year-old Thai man has been charged with insulting the monarchy after scribbling anti-royal comments on public toilet walls, ...

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    Thai television soaps under fire for plotlines depicting rape as romantic

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 05:20pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Thai TV soaps blasted for romanticising rape In a famous scene from Thailand’s award-winning soap opera The Power of Shadows, the handsome protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lady. He later begs her forgiveness, and th ...

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    Thailand backpacker murder suspects retract confessions

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:13am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Bankok Doubts emerge as migrant workers say they were beaten and threatened with electrocution Backpacker murder suspects retract their confessions Two migrant workers from Myanmar arrested for the murder of two British backpackers in Thai ...

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    Amnesty urges probe into allegations police tortured Koh Tao case suspects

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:17am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Senior officers deny pair's confessions to Koh Tao killings were made under duress Amnesty calls for probe into Thai police torture claim Human rights group Amnesty International called on Thai authorities yesterday to lau ...

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    Thai king has gall bladder removed

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:25am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Doctors satisfied with outcome of surgery, two days after ailing monarch was rushed to hospital Thai king on mend after gall bladder surgery Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej has had his gall bladder removed, the pala ...




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