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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand bomb explosion kills two

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 02:21pm by Associated Press in Hatyai, Thailand

    ... Associated Press in Hatyai, Thailand A roadside bomb exploded in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south on Wednesday, killing two teachers and wounding three other people, police said. ... officers were wounded in the attack. More than 5,000 people, including more than 150 teachers, have been killed since an Islamic insurgency erupted in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    UN decries Thailand’s harsh punishments for royal slurs

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok UN slams Thai penalties for royal slurs The UN human rights office has voiced alarm at recent arrests and jail sentences for insulting Thailand ... allegations revived, spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said. "We are seriously concerned about the prosecution and harsh sentencing of individuals in Thailand under the country's lese majeste ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Four couples barred from taking surrogate babies home from Thailand

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:17pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Canberra Couples barred from taking surrogate babies Four couples from the United States and Australia have been prevented from leaving Thailand with babies born ... at the immigration desk, ABC said. Two US couples had been prevented from leaving Thailand with babies in similar circumstances since Wednesday. Thai officials said the couples would have to apply for court ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Hongkongers stranded in Thailand after airline grounded over safety fears

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... Kong-backed regional airline that has left hundreds of holidaymakers from the city stranded in Phuket, Thailand, Thai officials have said. Aviation authorities in Thailand have revoked landing rights ... authority to operate scheduled services between Thailand and Hong Kong". Additional reporting by Calvin Liu   ...

  5. News - Asia - SURROGACY

    Hong Kong man says he fathered 12 surrogate babies in Thailand

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:52pm by KYODO, AP

    ... trafficking, and had the children in order to sell them. His lawyer denies the allegation. Records show that the man, who left Thailand on Thursday for Macau, has visited Thailand 65 times over the past two years. Surrogacy is not strictly regulated in Thailand, and many foreigners go there for surrogates, drawn by both the relatively low cost and high-quality health care available there. ...

  6. Sport - China - VOLLEYBALL

    China dig deep to overcome Thailand in FIVB World Grand Prix

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 12:52am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... 29-27 first set win after overcoming deuce- over their Asian counterparts Thailand, the Europeans needed five sets to hold off a late challenge from Japan to win their opening match 3-2. Teams ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    'Moral responsibility' must determine fate of baby abandoned in Thailand

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... responsibility" should determine the fate of a baby born with Down's syndrome, reportedly abandoned by an Australian couple with its surrogate mother in Thailand. Morrison's comments came ... there was a comment earlier that the mother of this child, baby Gammy, wants the child to remain in Thailand and that mother's wishes also have to be absolutely respected." Pattaramon's mother, ...

  8. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Thailand stocks lead retreat

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:40am by Nicole Elliott

    ... Nicole Elliott Chart of the day: Thailand stocks lead retreat A week is a long time in markets- and that is all the time it took for Thailand's benchmark stock index to sink back to July's starting point after it chalked up its year high at 1,550 points on the previous Friday. A raft of resistance levels between 1,500 and 1,650 points, which were the key highs in 1994, 1995 ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand’s junta arrests army general for Bangkok red-light district extortion

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:15pm

    ... bars catering mainly to foreigners attracted by Thailand’s huge sex industry. The military, who took power in a May 22 coup, began investigating the general after complaints from street vendors ... four civilians accused of working with Jenronnarong. Since seizing power, Thailand’s new junta rulers have vowed to root-out corruption across the kingdom. The coup followed nearly seven months ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    HKMA and Bank of Thailand launch linked clearing system

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:50am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to get the necessary dollars. Hong Kong's de facto central bank, by linking up its settlement system with the Bank of Thailand, will allow its Thai counterpart to dip into its huge US dollar pool and its advanced clearing system. "Banks in Thailand can better manage their counterparty risk and improve operational efficiency in settling foreign-exchange transactions, while ...




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