Tag Archives: Thailand

21Oct/17

Thailand rehearses lavish $90 million funeral for late king

BANGKOK, THAILAND (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Drums and a band played as officials in black tops and ancient costumes rehearsed on Saturday (October 21) for the funeral procession of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose cremation next week is expected to be attended by a quarter of a million mourners. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (BRIDGESTONE WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE) – The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday (October 8) with nearly 40 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a gruelling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. Continue reading

02Jul/17

Thousands of migrant workers leave Thailand after labour crackdown

MYAWADDY, MYANMAR (JUNE 30, 2017) (TPBS) – Thousands of irregular migrant workers from Myanmar and Cambodia are leaving Thailand each day, Thailand’s immigration police said on Friday (June 30), after a decree aimed at managing foreign workers took effect earlier this month.
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01May/17

At least 27 hurt in turbulent Aeroflot Moscow-Bangkok flight

IN AIR (MAY 1, 2017) (ROSTIK RUSEV) – At least 27 people were injured on an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok on Monday (May 1) when their Boeing 777 hit turbulence, the Russian embassy in Thailand said in a statement.
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01May/17

Duterte White House invitation raises eyebrows at U.N.

The White House is defending President Donald Trump’s decision to invite Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington, saying his cooperation is needed to counter North Korea and despite his alleged support of extra-judicial killings of drug suspects. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading

26Apr/17

Thai police to review ways to take down online content after Facebook killing

Police in Thailand say they will discuss how to expedite taking down “inappropriate online content” after a man broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Samantha Vadas reports. Continue reading

19Dec/16

Scientists discover 163 new species in Greater Mekong region: WWF

A rainbow-headed snake and a dragon-like lizard are among 163 new species that scientists recently discovered in the Greater Mekong region, says conservation group WWF.
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15Nov/16

Supermoon shines from east to west

From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers around the world admired the supermoon – the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades – as it made its way across the skies. Continue reading

14Nov/16

2016 set to be hottest on record, stoked by man-made warming – WMO

The world is set to have its hottest year on record, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

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09Aug/16

File of key events since Thai coup as referendum approaches

This edit chronicles key events before and after the May 22, 2014 coup in Thailand ahead of a referendum on whether to accept a military-backed constitution.

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