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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai oil spill reaches tourist resort

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 01:07pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Crude oil that leaked from a pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand over the weekend has reached a Thai tourist resort, pipeline operator PTT Global Chemical Pcl said on Monday. Around 50,000 litres of crude oil poured into the sea on Saturday around 20 km (12 miles) off the coast of Rayong, southeast of the capital Bangkok. “An oil slick has reached Ao Prao beach ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai bar owner arrested following Rihanna’s tweets

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 11:29am by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Bar owner faces charges of obscenity as part of crackdown on shows featuring naked dancers Thai authorities have arrested a bar owner in connection with a lewd ... to the arrest of two other men. Officials on the island of Phuket, 680 kilometres south of Bangkok, said on Monday the bar owner faced charges of obscenity and operating an entertainment venue without ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand finds 13 dead suspected Myanmar migrants

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 07:08pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Thai police say the bodies of 13 people believed to be migrants from Myanmar seeking work have been found off southern Thailand’s Andaman Sea coast. Lieutenant Colonel Nirat Chuayjit said on Sunday that marine police in Ranong province had recovered the bodies of 12 men and one woman, whom they believe were on a boat that broke up in bad weather ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Six killed in shootout between Thai security forces and militants

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 03:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Six people including two policemen were shot dead in a fierce gunbattle between Thai security forces and militants, authorities said on Sunday, after a raid in the insurgency-plagued south of the country. The clash broke out after a combined army, police and paramilitary group tried to search a village in Narathiwat, one of several conflict-prone provinces ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand police seize nearly one million methamphetamine pills

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 03:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Thai authorities Sunday seized some 980,000 illegal methamphetamine pills worth almost six million dollars stashed in a truck thought to be heading to the capital Bangkok from northern Thailand, police said. Acting on a tipoff, narcotics police and local military officials set up roadblocks in Chiang Rai province in the Golden Triangle region ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Dozens of Rohingya escape Thai detention centre

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 04:10pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Around 87 Rohingya Muslim men broke out of immigration centre in Sadao Dozens of Muslim Rohingya boat people from Myanmar escaped on Tuesday from a Thai immigration centre, police said, as a rights group called for all of them to be freed from detention. Some 87 Rohingya men broke out of the detention centre housing 137 asylum-seekers in Sadao, ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Indian pair charged for Thai drug smuggling

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 03:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Two Indian men have been arrested and charged in Thailand with trafficking crystal methamphetamine worth an estimated US$1.4 million, a customs official ... kilos of methamphetamine hydrochloride, known as “Ice”, in their luggage. Traffickers often try to smuggle drugs though regional airports as security is tight at Bangkok’s main air gateway, said ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Flying chickens, robot waiters: bizarre dining in Bangkok

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 11:56am by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... From chickens catapulted across tables to meals dished up with a generous portion of sexual health advice, Bangkok is doing a roaring trade in unusual dining experiences. The Thai capital, ... the support teams standing by,” said Pimol Paitaku, marketing manager at Hajime restaurant. “Most of the time though it works.” Bangkok has plenty of unique dining experiences including Cabbages ...

  9. News - Asia

    Thailand orders 1.2 million tablet computers for pupils

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 02:01pm by Agence France Presse in Bangkok

    ... China’s Shenzhen Yitoa Intelligent Control and Thai firm Supreme Distribution will provide the tablets, the Education Ministry said in a statement Thailand will pay US$110 million (HK$853 million) to two firms to supply 1.2 million tablet computers to sch ...

  10. News - World

    Britain says NSA leaker Snowden not welcome in the UK

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 02:47pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... sex offenders are denied entry into the UK in this way. A Bangkok Airways officer said the airline was notified on Thursday about the alert by the Airports of Thailand, which operates national ...




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