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Brit dies in Thailand running into glass door while ‘high on cocaine’ – Mirror.co.uk


Mirror.co.uk

Brit dies in Thailand running into glass door while 'high on cocaine'
Mirror.co.uk
A talented former schoolboy athlete has died after running into a glass door whilst 'high on cocaine'. Brit Jason Flannery, 25, severed an artery in the drug-fuelled accident in a Thai apartment. Jason, an ex-pupil at Wensleydale School, in Leyburn
British man dies after running into glass door while 'under the influence of Metro

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Posted on 29 August 2014 | 9:26 am

Thailand Industrial Production Continues to Fall – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Thailand Industrial Production Continues to Fall
Wall Street Journal
BANGKOK—Thailand's industrial production activity fell for the 16th consecutive month in July, government data released Friday showed—a decline driven by falling auto production and sluggish export growth. The Manufacturing Production Index (MPI), …

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Posted on 29 August 2014 | 7:49 am

Sugar From Thailand Heading for NY Bourse Amid Global Glut – Bloomberg


The Malaysian Insider

Sugar From Thailand Heading for NY Bourse Amid Global Glut
Bloomberg
Sugar from Thailand, the world's second-biggest exporter, has been shipped against ICE contracts only five times since at least July 2008, according to exchange data. Traders are renewing deliveries after Thai stockpiles swelled, contributing to a
Thailand plans to grow more sugar, swell global supplyThe Malaysian Insider
Thailand aims to be sugar giantThe Rakyat Post

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Posted on 29 August 2014 | 1:53 am

Shrinking Thailand: The old man of Southeast Asia – Bangkok Post


Shrinking Thailand: The old man of Southeast Asia
Bangkok Post
In Thailand this greying trend is no less serious, and there is already a sense of looming crisis. Our fertility rate has been falling very sharply and is now only 1.4 compared with 4.4 in 1975 — lower than in most high-income countries in Europe and

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 1:46 am

British man found dead in Thailand – The Guardian


Daily Mail

British man found dead in Thailand
The Guardian
A British national has died in Thailand, the Foreign Office has said. He has been named as Jason Flannery, 25, from Richmond, north Yorkshire. He died on Saturday after colliding with a glass door or window, which shattered and severed one of his
Briton dies after running into glass window and severing an artery while high Daily Mail

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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 7:15 pm

Thailand ex-PM Abhisit murder charge dismissed – BBC News


BBC News

Thailand ex-PM Abhisit murder charge dismissed
BBC News
A Thai court has dismissed murder charges against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva linked to a bloody crackdown on protesters in 2010. Mr Abhisit was Thailand's leader when anti-government "red-shirt" protesters blockaded Bangkok for 10 weeks.
Thailand: Court Ruling Furthers ImpunityHuman Rights Watch
Thailand court dismisses murder case against ex-PMJURIST
Thai Court Drops Murder Charges Against Former PM and DeputyTIME
3News NZ -India.com
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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 8:29 am

Backpacker Jack Davies of Llanelli died in Thailand – BBC News


BBC News

Backpacker Jack Davies of Llanelli died in Thailand
BBC News
Tributes have been paid to a Carmarthenshire man who died while working on an island in Thailand. Backpacker Jack Davies, 21, who was known as Jay, had been travelling in Thailand for three years when he died at Ko Phi Phi near Phuket. The cause of …
British backpacker Jack Davies found dead on tropical paradise islandDaily Mail
Family left devastated by death of son in ThailandLlanelli Star
Llanelli backpacker found dead in ThailandITV News
The Independent -Herald Scotland -Carmarthen Journal
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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 5:05 am

Thailand Targets Surrogacy Practices Amid Scandals – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Thailand Targets Surrogacy Practices Amid Scandals
Wall Street Journal
BANGKOK—A crackdown on commercial surrogacy in Thailand threatens to shut down one of the world's most important destinations for infertile couples hoping to have children. Until a few weeks ago Thailand was an unregulated outpost in the world of …
Thailand's Business in Paid Surrogates May Be Foundering in a Moral QuagmireNew York Times
Australian couple with twin girls born via a surrogate leave ThailandYahoo!7 News
Thailand doctor who did IVF for surrogates in 'baby factory' business to turn The Straits Times
ABC Online -Irish Independent -AsiaOne
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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 4:25 am

The Thailand you don’t know about – NEWS.com.au (blog)


Inquirer.net

The Thailand you don't know about
NEWS.com.au (blog)
All this travel-hungry 19-year-old wanted then was to experience the mystery of undiscovered Thailand. Off the beaten track. Disconnected from the world. In her month-long summer holiday from university. So I joined the many tens of thousands of …
Filipino, Swedish arrested in credit card, ATM fraud in ThailandInquirer.net

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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 12:19 am

Thailand’s military prime minister – The Economist (blog)


The Economist (blog)

Thailand's military prime minister
The Economist (blog)
NOW it is official. Thailand's military dictator is now also Thailand's prime minister. At 10.39am on August 25th Mr Prayuth Chan-ocha received the royal command in a ceremony held at the army's headquarters in the capital, Bangkok. Dressed in a white
Thailand's Junta Leader Assumes The Prime Minister PostHuffington Post
Thailand king endorses coup leader Prayuth as PMBBC News
One Person Holds the Three Most Powerful Positions in Thailand TodayGlobal Voices Online
Voice of America -AsiaOne -The Independent
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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 5:56 am

Thailand news, all the latest and breaking Thai news

Thailand news, all the latest and breaking Thai news from telegraph.co.uk.

Former Thai PM cleared of murder

Thai court throws out charges of murder and abuse of power against Abhisit Vejjajiva, former prime minister






Posted on 28 August 2014 | 5:58 am

Thailand’s coup leader nominated as next PM

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized control of Thailand in a coup last month, has been chosen by assembly to run in election






Posted on 21 August 2014 | 5:14 am

Thailand bans surrogate babies from leaving after Baby Gammy controversy

Five couples with surrogate babies stopped at Bangkok airport as surrogacy crackdown leaves hundreds of parents in limbo






Posted on 15 August 2014 | 10:30 am

Australian couple say they would have preferred to abort Baby Gammy

David and Wendy Farnell say in first interview that “no parent wants a son with a disability”






Posted on 10 August 2014 | 7:26 pm

Baby Gammy parents: We did not abandon our son

Australian couple deny they abandoned their son with his Thai surrogate after learning he had Down’s syndrome






Posted on 10 August 2014 | 6:25 pm

Japanese man ‘fathers nine in two years’ using surrogate mothers

Japanese man who allegedly fathered nine surrogate babies in Thailand in the past two years says he wanted a “big family”






Posted on 7 August 2014 | 2:40 pm

Australian child protection authorities make contact with Gammy Chanbua father

Australian couple accused of abandoning baby Gammy Chanbua speak to child protection authorities as the father, a convicted child sex offender, is defended by his son






Posted on 7 August 2014 | 9:34 am

Give Gammy Chanbua the happy ending that he deserves

The baby boy and his sister were bought, conceived, born and split up without protection under international law. This must change, says Allison Pearson






Posted on 6 August 2014 | 7:45 pm

Surrogacy case: the history of sex offences of the Australian accused of leaving surrogate baby in Thailand

Exclusive: Court documents reveal David Farnell, Australian father alleged to have abandoned child with Down’s Syndrome, has a string of previous convictions for sexual offences against girls as young as five






Posted on 6 August 2014 | 11:23 am

Don’t pack George Orwell, visitors to Thailand told

Travellers heading to Thailand have been urged not to carry a copy of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984






Posted on 6 August 2014 | 8:41 am

Bangkokpost.com : Breaking News

Too late to stop US spending cuts

WASHINGTON — Sweeping US government spending cuts totalling $85 billion begin taking effect on Friday, slicing deeply into military and other programmes in an unwanted move toward austerity that displays Washington’s paralysing partisan divisions.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 2:07 pm

Musharraf vows to return

DUBAI — Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf says he will return home from self-imposed exile this month to run in parliamentary elections.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 1:53 pm

NBTC demands better 3G service

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) has told mobile operators to improve their 3G services amid public complaints.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 1:25 pm

Eurozone jobless rate hits record

Official data on Friday painted a grim picture of the European economy, with unemployment at record highs in the eurozone while inflation fell sharply, highlighting the weakness of consumer demand.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 11:49 am

Central wins B3.7bn 2010 fire claim

A Bangkok court has ordered insurer Deves Insurance Plc to pay client Central Pattana Plc 3.7 billion baht in claims for damage caused by a fire at CentralWorld at the end of the red-shirt protest at Ratchaprasong, in downtown Bangkok, in May 2010.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 9:50 am

Senator: Who is Hassan Taib?

Two senators on Friday expressed concern that the peace talks agreement signed between the National Security Council (NSC) and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) could allow the BRN to take the issue of southern unrest to the international community.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 9:08 am

53 dead in Bangladesh war crimes clashes

The number of people killed in clashes in Bangladesh over the conviction of Islamist leaders for war crimes rose to 53 on Friday as fresh violence erupted in the Muslim-majority nation.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 8:49 am

S. African dragging death police suspended

South Africa’s police commissioner on Friday suspended eight police officers accused of dragging an immigrant taxi driver behind their patrol car and killing him, prompting an international outcry.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 8:49 am

Live camera action from election police

Ten police officers keeping tabs on voting during Sunday’s governor election will wear cameras beaming live images from polling centres to the police bureau monitoring centre, Pol Maj-General Adul Narongsak, a deputy city police chief, said on Friday.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 8:39 am

14 Filipinos killed in Sabah standoff

Twelve followers of a self-described Philippine Sultan died in a shootout with Malaysian security forces on Friday, police said, as tensions rose in their 17-day standoff.

Posted on 1 March 2013 | 7:49 am