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Thailand doll fad feeds surreal take on politics – Financial Times


Financial Times

Thailand doll fad feeds surreal take on politics
Financial Times
From the anti-corruption lectures in the country's (latest) draft constitution to appeals for technology companies to self-censor in exchange for tax breaks, Thailand's elites seem to some to be dealing with the country as they wish it to be rather

Posted on 14 February 2016 | 12:47 pm

CDC issues travel advisory for Thailand over Zika virus – Focus Taiwan News Channel


Focus Taiwan News Channel

CDC issues travel advisory for Thailand over Zika virus
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, Feb. 14 (CNA) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued its second-highest travel advisory in its three-tier system Sunday for Thailand after the World Health Organization listed the country Feb. 12 as one of the countries to report
Thomson allows pregnant women free changes for trips to ThailandTravelMole
Taiwan raises Zika travel notice for Thailand, Recommends ultrasounds for pregnant women returning from Zika Outbreak News Today
Foreign Office warns of Zika virus in ThailandLaurel Leader Call

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Posted on 14 February 2016 | 5:18 am

Chinese exiles living in fear in Thailand | Bangkok Post: news – Bangkok Post


Bangkok Post

Chinese exiles living in fear in Thailand | Bangkok Post: news
Bangkok Post
The Chinese exile community living in Thailand has grown steadily over the past decade or so. While it is impossible to know exactly how many are here, estimates range from a few dozen to well over 100; Xi believes the higher estimates are more accurate.

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Posted on 14 February 2016 | 1:13 am

Arrest of foreign bridge players in Pattaya ‘tarnished Thailand’s image” – The Nation


Arrest of foreign bridge players in Pattaya 'tarnished Thailand's image''
The Nation
He said: "I can't believe this is happening in Thailand. It has really tarnished the tourism atmosphere in our country. Bridge, like the other mind sports such as chess and Go, is based on rules and competition like other sports and is available to

Posted on 13 February 2016 | 5:27 pm

Southern Thailand rocked by six bomb blasts, three fatal shootings – The Star Online


The Star Online

Southern Thailand rocked by six bomb blasts, three fatal shootings
The Star Online
NARATHIWAT: Six bombs went off in the district of Bacho, southern Thailand on Friday in an assault by members of a liberation movement to commemorate an attack in the district three years ago. In the Feb 13, 2013 incident, a group comprising 16 freedom …

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Posted on 13 February 2016 | 2:50 pm

Thailand claims junta better placed to tackle fish sector abuses – EurActiv


EurActiv

Thailand claims junta better placed to tackle fish sector abuses
EurActiv
EU officials visited the kingdom last month for an inspection to decide whether a ban goes ahead, a move that could cost Thailand up to $1 billion in lost revenue. Thailand is the world's third largest exporter of seafood – a status that rights groups

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Posted on 13 February 2016 | 10:52 am

Thailand: Investigate Attack on ‘Sea Gypsies’ – Human Rights Watch


Human Rights Watch

Thailand: Investigate Attack on 'Sea Gypsies'
Human Rights Watch
(New York) – Thai authorities should urgently investigate the violent attacks and forced evictions against indigenous Chao Lay, known as sea gypsies, in Phuket province and bring those responsible to justice, Human Rights Watch said today. The Thai …

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Posted on 13 February 2016 | 5:48 am

Tourists in Thailand don’t know they’re riding killer elephants – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Tourists in Thailand don't know they're riding killer elephants
USA TODAY
BANGKOK, Thailand — On any given day in Thailand, tourists could be paying to climb atop an elephant that has previously trampled or gored a human being. That's not a fact you'll find in glossy holiday brochures, which showcase travelers blissfully

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Posted on 12 February 2016 | 4:21 pm

Teacher traveled to Thailand for sex tourism, feds say – AL.com


AL.com

Teacher traveled to Thailand for sex tourism, feds say
AL.com
A Conecuh County computer teacher bragged in emails for more than a decade about traveling to Thailand to have sex with boys, according to a federal criminal complaint. "I plan to go back this summer to my residence place, where I am assured many …

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Posted on 11 February 2016 | 10:59 pm

Thailand’s love of the supernatural – BBC News


BBC News

Thailand's love of the supernatural
BBC News
Situated in the nondescript outer western suburbs of Bangkok, Sawang Arom temple is already well known for its collection of kuman – plastic child-dolls in historic costumes, usually clutching a bag of gold, and believed to be inhabited by the ghost of
Is Thailand's 'child angel' doll fad fading?BBC News

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Posted on 11 February 2016 | 12:47 am

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Master forger arrested in Thailand over fake passports for migrants to Europe

Skilled counterfeiter known as ‘The Doctor’ ran a sophisticated international operation to supply bogus documents to Middle East, police allege


Posted on 10 February 2016 | 10:50 am

Hannah Witheridge’s mother reveals she pleaded with her daughter not to go to Thailand

Backpacker Hannah Witheridge was raped and murdered on the Thai island of Koh Tao


Posted on 8 February 2016 | 3:36 pm

Thai police raid on British-run bridge club ‘endangers tourism’

Alarmed European bridge players may cancel holiday plans while Thai bridge clubs suspend meetings after 31 elderly Westerners carted off in police raid


Posted on 8 February 2016 | 7:02 am

Images on camera of Briton killed by elephant in Thailand used as evidence against handler

Mahout of elephant that trampled Gareth Crowe charged with negligence as animal rights campaigners call for an end to use of animals in tourism trade


Posted on 5 February 2016 | 12:45 pm

Elderly British bridge enthusiasts nabbed in Thai anti-gambling raid

Twelve Britons were among 31 Westerners carted off in anti-vice raid as they played regular afternoon hand of bridge


Posted on 4 February 2016 | 1:51 pm

Elephant that killed British tourist performed at Thai safari camp tainted by cruelty allegations

Animal welfare campaigners launch fresh bid to ban elephant rides as ‘world’s cruellest wildlife tourist attraction’ after Gareth Crowe trampled and gored


Posted on 2 February 2016 | 6:35 pm

Thailand arrests 100 in seafood industry trafficking crackdown

The crackdown on human trafficking comes after Brussels threatened to boycott the country’s fishing industry


Posted on 2 February 2016 | 12:25 pm

British tourist killed by elephant in front of daughter, 16, on Koh Samui in Thailand

Elephant tramples Scottish man, 36, before goring him to death with tusk when it turns violent as guide takes photos of pair who were on its back


Posted on 1 February 2016 | 6:55 pm

Thai police detain ‘Child’s Angel’ drug mule as airline allows passengers to buy seats for ‘spirit’ dolls

Thailand swept by craze for pampering infant-sized “child’s angel” dolls that are believed to bring good fortune, wealth and health


Posted on 26 January 2016 | 10:12 am

Thai police respond to scathing criticism from sister of Koh Tao murder victim

Kingdom’s judicial and police chiefs go on counter-offensive after blistering attack by sister of murdered British backpacker Hannah Witheridge


Posted on 14 January 2016 | 7:09 pm