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Thai related news via Yahoo! Singapore      lastest updated : December 20, 2014, 12:09 am

Thai Union Frozen to buy U.S. tuna firm Bumble Bee for $1.5 bln
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL , the world-:39:s biggest producer of canned tuna, has agreed to buy U.S. competitor Bumble Bee Seafoods for $1.5 billion as part of a plan to double revenue through overseas ...
Thai seafood company to buy Bumble Bee tuna firm
BANGKOK (AP) Thai Union Frozen Products announced Friday it is acquiring Bumble Bee Seafoods, a major seller of canned tuna in the United States, for $1.5 billion.
Thai Union Frozen to buy U.S. tuna firm Bumble Bee for $1.5 billion
By Khettiya Jittapong and Manunphattr Dhanananphorn BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Union Frozen Products PCL , the world-:39:s biggest producer of canned tuna, has agreed to buy U.S. competitor Bumble Bee Seafoods for $1.5 billion as part of a plan to double revenue through overseas acquisitions. The purchase will give Thai Union control of some of North America-:39:s best-known seafood lines, including two ...
Another big catch for Thai co. in $1.5B bid for Bumble Bee
BANGKOK (AP) A Thai food company may be landing another whopper in the U.S. with its $1.5 billion bid for Bumble Bee Seafoods.
Thai TUF may need to raise equity after debt-fueled Bumble Bee buy-CEO
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Union Frozen Products PCL (TUF) may need to raise equity capital to lower its debt-to-equity ratio after a $1.5 billion acquisition of U.S. tuna producer Bumble Bee Seafoods, the company-:39:s chief executive said on Friday.
Thai Rom-Com About Learning English Smashes Local Box Office Record
-:39:I Fine..Thank You..Love You,-:39: promoted as a -quot:grammatically incorrect love story,-quot: pulled in just under $1 million on its opening day in Bangkok
Thai Union Frozen to buy N.American tuna firm Bumble Bee for $1.5 bln
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL , the world-:39:s largest canned tuna producer, said on Friday it has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of North American tuna company Bumble Bee Foods for $1.51 billion ...

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Bangkok related news via Yahoo!      lastest updated : December 21, 2014, 9:12 pm

Bangkok Bank, SCB to offer $1.5 billion loan for Thai Union-:39:s Bumble Bee buy
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Bangkok Bank PCL and Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) will offer a $1.51 billion bridge loan to Thai Union Frozen Products to finance the purchase of U.S. tuna firm Bumble Bee Seafoods, executives from the two banks said.
Bangkok layover: Is it worth leaving the airport?
I have a layover in Bangkok. Is it worth leaving the airport, or should I get a hotel room?
Chinas PM Li visits Bangkok with Thai junta craving allies
BANGKOK: Chinese premier Li Keqiang on Friday (Dec 19) signed an agreement to help construct a railway through Thailand, as the kingdom-:39:s junta seeks diplomatic support after their coup was ...
Grand Opening Phyathai NawaminInternational Hospital in Bangkok Thailand
Phyathai Hospital group opened Phyathai Nawamin International Hospital, the latest branch that aims to be the leading Healthcare provider for both local and overseas clients.
China offers $3 billion in aid and loans to neighbors: Xinhua
BANGKOK:SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has offered more than $3 billion in loans and aid to neighbors Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos to improve infrastructure and production, and to fight poverty, state media reported on Saturday. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said the offer included $1 billion for infrastructure, $490 million for poverty alleviation and $1.6 billion in special loans for ...
Bangkok penthouses gaining preference
The PENTHOUSE market in Bangkok has evolved according to demand trends over the years. Two decades ago, there were only one or two penthouse units on the top floors of condominium buildings. However, new condominium projects today are offering more penthouse units.
Together With Bangkok Hotel Deals, Families Are Welcoming the New Year
As the winner of the 2014 TripAdvisor Traveler-:39:s Choice Award for -quot:Best Family Hotel,-quot: Mayfair, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments is living up to that distinction this holiday season. Providing ...

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Pattaya related news via Yahoo! Australia      lastest updated : December 21, 2014, 6:18 pm

Venezuelan crowned transgender beauty queen in Thai contest
By Juarawee Kittisilpa PATTAYA Thailand (Reuters) - A 22-year-old Venezuelan was crowned -quot:Miss International Queen-quot: on Friday night at a beauty contest that bills itself as the world-:39:s ...
A different take on exotic culture
Phuket, Pattaya and Patpong: they may be in Thailand but never mistake them for Thailand. Leapfrog these famous or infamous zones, where East meets West, and the worst meets the best, and for a few days try a very different P-place - Prachuap.
Nordqvist leads LPGA Thailand
Swedish golfer Anna Nordqvist has a one-stroke lead at six under par after the first round of the LPGA Thailand with Karrie Webb five off the pace.
Songkran - love it or leave town
Thailand-:39:s festival to welcome the Buddhist new year is a very wet and wild affair. Expect a soaking.
Sex, drugs, stigma put Thai transsexuals at HIV risk
From a cafe near the go-go bars of a Bangkok red light district where she campaigns for safe sex, Gigi gives an unvarnished view of how she joined Thailand-:39:s growing ranks of transgender people with HIV.
The best of Thai beds
Youre spoilt for hotel choice in Thailand. John Borthwick reviews a few that stand out from the crowd.
Crash kills microlight pilot scattering friend-:39:s ashes
Thai authorities are investigating the crash of a microlight aircraft in which the pilot died as he was scattering the ashes of a friend.

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Samui related news via Yahoo!      lastest updated : December 21, 2014, 10:26 pm

New Mvenpick Hotel opens on Koh Samui, Thailand
Relaxing on Koh Samui-:39:s best sunset beach is just one of the highlights at Mvenpick Hotels - Resorts-:39: latest Thai property. Mvenpick Resort Laem Yai Beach Samui, which opened on 6 December, is a stunning boutique beach resort with 50 rooms, pool villas, beachfront villas and two-bedroom villas.
Mvenpick Hotels - Resorts unwinds on Samuis best sunset beach.
The companys third beach resort in Thailand has opened at Koh Samui islands most idyllic sunset location. (PRWeb December 08, 2014) Read the full story at http:::www.prweb.com:releases:2014:12:prweb12378750.htm
Lisa Snowdon keeps it pure and simple on a detox break in Koh Samui (but also finds time for pizza and cocktails with ...
Koh Samui can be a place for wild holidays. But on her latest trip to the fabled Thai island, Lisa Snowdon only wanted to detox. Although she may have relapsed a little once her best friends arrived.
Myanmar suspects indicted over murder of Britons on Koh Tao
THE KOH Samui prosecutor yesterday indicted two Myanmar men over the murder of two British backpackers on Surat Thani-:39:s Koh Tao on September 15, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) said yesterday.
Thailand-:39:s Platinum Group Signs Double Deal with IHG for Holiday Inn Brand Family Properties in Koh Samui
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world-:39:s leading hotel companies, has signed an agreement with Thailand-:39:s leading property group, The Platinum Samui Co., Ltd., part of the Platinum Group, to develop the first Holiday Inn Resort and Holiday Inn Express hotel in the popular island destination of Koh Samui.
Postcards from the land of high passes
Since she was 12, motorcycles have always fascinated Raima Samui Sarkar. She tried to ride one even before her feet could touch the ground when seated. Her other fascination has been the picturesq...
Thailand: Detention of Koh Tao murder suspects extended for 6th time
Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo, the two Burmese migrant workers accused of brutally murdering David Miller and Hannah Witheridge on the island of Koh Tao in September, had their detention extended for a sixth time at Ko Samui Court today.

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Krabi related news via Yahoo! Australia      lastest updated : December 22, 2014, 12:32 am

Protesting Thai rubber farmers defy martial law
Bangkok (AFP) - Thai rubber farmers Tuesday defied a law banning political gatherings as the industry reels from record low prices, testing the junta-:39:s resolve to end the kingdom-:39:s subsidy culture.
Six of the best: Lesser-known Thai islands
The names may not ring a bell, but these islands have their own special attractions.
Bangkok Airways and Garuda Indonesia Announce Codeshare Agreement
BANGKOK, Dec 11, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Bangkok Airways (PG) and Garuda Indonesia (GA) recently announced the commencement of their two-way codeshare agreement on Bangkok Airways-:39: selected flights in ...
Sacred heights to new seas
I had to climb a sacred mountain in Sri Lanka to find out about the Thai island of Koh Lipe 60km off the coast in the Tarutao marine park and close to Malaysia.
The best of Thai beds
Youre spoilt for hotel choice in Thailand. John Borthwick reviews a few that stand out from the crowd.
Tsunami warning after Indonesia quake
-:39:-:39:-:39:Update, 8pm:-:39:-:39:-:39: An 8.6 magnitude earthquake has struck off Indonesia this afternoon, leading panicked locals to leave their homes to seek refuge.
Wave of woe
December 26 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Boxing Day tsunami, the most devastating natural disaster of modern times, in which more than 225,000 people died across 13 South-East Asian countries.

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Phuket related news via Yahoo! Singapore      lastest updated : December 21, 2014, 9:37 pm

Phuket an idyllic isle
Richard Pennick enjoys the sunshine, beaches, food, history and culture of this Thai island.
Ex-Harvey Hawk to fly high overseas
Harvey youngster Rhys Landwehr heads to Phuket today with the State regional under 15 soccer team to compete in the 2014 Phuket Cup, an international competition against teams from Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.
Thailand meet discusses ways to tackle tsunami aftermath
Phuket (Thailand), Dec 11 (IANS) Ways to deal with future occurrences of tsunami and other natural disasters were discussed here Thursday at a symposium which offered Asean nations an opportunity to build a network at regional and international levels for sharing knowledge on public health.
After tsunami, fishermen struggle against tide of tourism in Thailand
By Alisa Tang THUNG WA, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After the tsunami pounded Thailands Andaman Sea coast a decade ago, the ethnic Moklen fishing communities that have lived here for generations buried their dead, fought off land grabs to rebuild their homes, and - surprisingly - sighed in relief. The tsunami had destroyed sprawling seafront luxury resorts that had blocked public ...
2014 is still a good one, says Garcia
Despite producing just one gold medal in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has remained firm in the belief that 2014 is a big year with memorable stints in the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing and the Asian Beach Games in Phuket. Ritchie GarciaGarcia said he was disappointed and not mad over the one-gold medal performance during the Asian Games, where he ...
2004 tsunami: Horror of -:39:colorful mess-:39: revealed
Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia to India to Africa-:39:s east coast. Scores of Associated Press journalists covered the disaster, and as the 10th anniversary approached, the AP asked 10 of them to describe the images that have stuck with them the most. This is the third of ...
Top 10 things to do in Thailand
Need an excuse to escape to Thailand? From the rolling tea plantations of Chiang Mai up north to the jutting limestone cliffs of Phang Nga Bay, Thailand is a treasure chest of culture, beauty and adventure for any avid traveller. Here are the things you just cant miss.

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Phangan related news via Yahoo!      lastest updated : December 21, 2014, 1:44 pm

Thailand Gives the Green Light to Major Island Festivals
All parties on Koh Phangan, Thailand, except the Full Moon Party, were officially cancelled on October 27th, 2014. After many high level meetings between government officials, the army and party organisers on Koh Phangan, the ban appears to have been revised in December, reports http:::thaipartyfor.me . (PRWeb December 12, 2014) Read the full story at http:::www.prweb.com:releases:2014:12 ...
Western Australian Brodie Smith-:39:s bid for drug cure ends in death
Brodie Smith went to Thailand to undertake a radical treatment for his drug addictions using an African shrub. What happened is disputed, but Smith died in the clinic.
Thailand Yoga Teacher Training Travel Tips in 2015
Drishti Yoga International Teacher Training announces tips for traveling in Thailand when attending Yoga Teacher Training at Baan Manali Resort February 2015. (PRWeb December 15, 2014) Read the full story at http:::www.prweb.com:releases:2014:12:prweb12395810.htm
Brit died in rip-tide swimming after he attended full moon Thai beach party
A British holidaymaker died when he was caught in a rip-tide after attending a full moon Thai beach party, an inquest heard. Alex Wyithe, from Crawley, West Sussex, had been attending one of the infamously hedonistic parties on the island of Koh Phangan when the tragedy happened.
New Thailand Yoga Teacher Training Announced at Baan Manali Resort on Koh Phangan Beach February 2015
Drishti Yoga International Teacher Training announces Yoga Teacher Training at Baan Manali resort on Koh Phangan, Thailand in February 2015. (PRWeb November 25, 2014) Read the full story at http:::www.prweb.com:releases:2014:11:prweb12356245.htm
Lily James: Clooney gave me Twitter tips
Lily James has been given some career advice by George Clooney.
Top 7 party venues in the world
If you like to party, you need to add this lot to your to do list...

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Hua Hin related news via Yahoo!      lastest updated : December 21, 2014, 7:49 pm

Driving down memory lane
The Vintage Car Club of Thailand recently organised the 12th Vintage Car Parade in a campaign to preserve restoration of classic cars as well as promote tourism at the nostalgic beachside resorts of Cha Am and Hua Hin.
Condo prices in Hua Hin now on par with Thong Lor
Condominium markets in Hua Hin and nearby areas are continuing to grow briskly, with prices per square metre now hitting the same range as Bangkok-:39:s Thong Lor, research showed yesterday.
Hua Hin, Cha-am see condo glut after demand drops
Several residential projects in resort area undersold after numerous launches since 2012
TripAdvisor sees Thailand reviews soar by triple digits
The most searched domestic destinations for Thai travellers on TripAdvisor were Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Hua Hin and Phuket. For international destinations, Thais did most of their searches on Hong Kong, Singapore, Siem Reap, Kuala Lumpur and London. According to a PhoCusWright report, the Asia-Pacific online travel industry will outpace the total travel market in the 2013-16 period. Online ...
TCC Land to invest for expansion of shopping complexes
TCC Land Co, a property arm of beverage tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, will invest Bt5.65 billion over five years to expand its shopping complexes under the Asiatique and Gateway brands in Bangkok, Pattaya and Hua Hin.
Pride of Thailand trophy unveiled
The Thailand Classic is set to welcome the best players from The European Tour and Asian Tour when it gets underway at the Black Mountain Golf Club in Hua Hin from February 12-15 next year.
Thailand to host European tour in 8 years
A European Tour returns to Thailand in eight years under the name -quot: Thailand Classic-quot: golf championship which offers a total US$2 Million in prize money and will be held at the Black Mountain Golf Club in Hua Hin from February 12-15 next year.

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Koh Samet related news via Yahoo!      lastest updated : November 3, 2014, 8:54 am

Club attack: -:39:I had no ability to defend myself-:39:
Model Jack Hansen-Bartel sustained horrific injuries in a Thai nightclub bashing. But his nightmare had just begun.
Model bashed in Thailand
Australian Jack Hansen-Bartel didn-:39:t see the punches coming when he suffered horrific injuries to his face.
Australian Jack Hansen-Bartel a victim of Thailand-:39:s brutal underbelly
Australian Jack Hansen-Bartel didn-:39:t see the punches coming when he suffered horrific injuries to his face, ending his work as a part-time model and plans to enter a Melbourne university.
Model a victim of Thai underbelly
The Australian sustained horrific injuries in a Thai nightclub bashing. His nightmare had just begun.
A victim of Thailand-:39:s underbelly
A horrific bashing was just the start of Australian Jack Hansen-Bartel-:39:s nightmare on an island paradise.
-:39:I had no ability to defend myself-:39:
Model Jack Hansen-Bartel sustained horrific injuries in a Thai nightclub bashing. His nightmare had just begun.
-:39:I couldn-:39:t defend myself-:39:
Jack Hansen-Bartel was celebrating in a club on a popular Thai island when he was attacked. But that was just the start of the model-:39:s nightmare.

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Koh Phi Phi related news via Yahoo!      lastest updated : December 21, 2014, 9:56 am

Pattaya Mail
The Zeavola Resort, located on the island of Koh Phi Phi in southern Thailand scooped the global prize for the Worlds Best Sustainable Boutique Hotel at the World Boutique Hotels Awards ceremony in London recently.
CSR briefs
Phi Phi resort wins world -:39:green-:39: prize
Boxing Day Tsunami Scenes Of Devastation Look Very Different 10 Years Later
A decade ago on Boxing Day morning , as families and tourists started to begin their mornings just before 8.00am, a 9.1-magnitude earthquake struck 100 miles off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, triggering the most powerful tsunami since records began. The waves claimed the lives of more than a quarter of a million people, with many foreign tourists among the dead. More than 1.6 ...
Quebec man fights for truth two years after daughters died in Thailand
More than two years after Audrey and Noemi Belanger died in a Thailand hotel room, their father is still looking for answers.
Top 10 things to do in Thailand
Need an excuse to escape to Thailand? From the rolling tea plantations of Chiang Mai up north to the jutting limestone cliffs of Phang Nga Bay, Thailand is a treasure chest of culture, beauty and adventure for any avid traveller. Here are the things you just cant miss.
Dasta plans Pattaya-Trat sea route
The Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration will promote a sea route off the east coast to attract boating enthusiasts to the area.

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Rayong related news via Yahoo! Singapore      lastest updated : December 21, 2014, 7:02 pm

Thailand looking to Japan for railways revamp
By Pairat Temphairojana BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand is talking to Japan with a view to building three rail routes in the Southeast Asian country, a Thai minister said on Saturday, the latest move by its military government to kick-start long-delayed plans to modernise its aging rail network. Thailand wants three new lines connecting the capital, Bangkok, with cities in the east, west, north and ...
Thailand fails to clean poisoned creek despite court order: rights group
By Thin Lei Win BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of families in western Thailand are suffering from lead poisoning near a polluted creek that the government has failed to clean up despite a court order two years ago, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. In 1998, Lead Concentrates (Thailand) closed a mine in Klity Creek in Kanchanaburi province, but the 400 or so ethnic Karen ...
Thailand fails to clean lead-poisoned creek despite court order: HRW
By Thin Lei Win BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of families in western Thailand are suffering from lead poisoning near a polluted creek that the government has failed to clean up despite a court order two years ago, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. In 1998, Lead Concentrates (Thailand) closed a mine in Klity Creek in Kanchanaburi province, but the 400 or so ethnic Karen ...

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Udonthani related news via Yahoo! Singapore      lastest updated : November 27, 2014, 7:04 am

Sansiri CEO: Buyers with good vision understand May was a glitch
Apichart Chutrakul, Chief Executive Officer, Sansiri Public Company Limited (pictured), gave an EXCLUSIVE interview to Kanchana Paha, Thailand editor of DDproperty.com, ahead of his companys appearance at the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Show in Singapore this weekend.

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Khon Kaen related news via Yahoo!      lastest updated : December 21, 2014, 11:07 pm

Khon Kaen mall accident put down to wear and tear
An engineering expert from Khon Kaen University said yesterday that an incident on Wednesday in which a concrete panel fell on three shoppers at CentralPlaza Khon Kaen-:39:s parking zone might have stemmed from old pinning nails becoming loose and gusty winds further shaking them.
Golfer Lahiri sets sights on King-:39:s Cup
Khon Kaen (Thailand), Nov 26 (IANS) Asian Tour heavyweights are expected to make the King-:39:s Cup an intriguing affair when the $500,000 event tees off at the Singha Park Khon Kaen Golf Club here Thursday.
Five Khon Kaen police officers transferred following student protest
Five senior police officers of the Khon Kaen Muang district station were transferred to inactive positions at the Provincial Police Region 4 for failing to prevent a protest by student activities ...
Hospital employee detained over lese majeste
A 55-year-old female employee of Srinagarind Hospital in Khon Kaen has been detained for questioning over messages and pictures she posted on her Facebook page that were deemed insulting to the monarchy.
Concrete panel falls and kills one in Khon Kaen
A lightweight concrete panel fell out of its place and hit three customers at CentralPlaza Khon Kaen yesterday, killing one and seriously injuring the other ...
Pfizer offers knowledge to boost self-care abilities
Long-term health enhanced as people learn to take care of themselves
Thai mall accident due to -:39:wear and tear-:39: kills 1
An engineering expert from Khon Kaen University said yesterday that an incident on Wednesday in which a concrete panel fell on three shoppers at CentralPlaza Khon Kaen-:39:s parking zone might have stemmed from old pinning nails becoming loose and gusty winds further shaking them. Watcharin Kasalak, who is also vice president of the Engineering Institute of Thailand, called on the mall to inspect ...

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Ayutthaya related news via Yahoo! Singapore      lastest updated : December 20, 2014, 4:09 pm

US Senate report, declassified cables question results of CIA-:39:s interrogation of Hambali
August 11, 2003 was a good day for the CIA in Bangkok.
Did torture really help U.S. find al Qaeda chief Hambali?
By Alistair Bell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hailed as a major success in the U.S. -quot:war on terror,-quot: the capture of Indonesian cleric Hambali if often touted by the U.S. intelligence community as evidence that harsh interrogation produces results. But the U.S. Senate report on CIA interrogation methods released this week suggests that more mundane steps - email monitoring, a tip off from a CIA source ...
Thailand denies hosting any secret CIA prisoner center
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has never allowed the United States to detain or torture terrorism suspects on its soil, a senior Thai official said on Thursday, contradicting reports that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) ran a secret prison in the country. A U.S. Senate report released on Tuesday revealed torture by the CIA at sites around the world and could have legal consequences for ...
Thailand denies hosting any secret CIA prisoner centre
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has never allowed the United States to detain or torture terrorism suspects on its soil, a senior Thai official said on Thursday, contradicting reports that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) ran a secret prison in the country. A U.S. Senate report released on Tuesday revealed torture by the CIA at sites around the world and could have legal consequences for ...
Top 10 things to do in Thailand
Need an excuse to escape to Thailand? From the rolling tea plantations of Chiang Mai up north to the jutting limestone cliffs of Phang Nga Bay, Thailand is a treasure chest of culture, beauty and adventure for any avid traveller. Here are the things you just cant miss.

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Sukhothai related news via Yahoo!      lastest updated : December 14, 2014, 7:11 pm

Restaurant fire investigated
Fire safety services are investigating after a kitchen fire at Timaru-:39:s Sukhothai restaurant left -quot:grotty-quot: smoke down to waist height.
Princess gives up her royal status
His Majesty the King has granted a request by HRH Princess Srirasm, the royal consort of HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, to relinquish her royal status, it was announced yesterday.
Thai princess gives up her royal status
His Majesty the King has granted a request by HRH Princess Srirasm, the royal consort of HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, to relinquish her royal status, it was announced yesterday. Princess Srirasm had informed the Crown Prince in writing, seeking royal permission to relinquish her royal status, according to a statement in the Royal Gazette published in the early hours yesterday. -quot:His ...
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Bangkok Airways and Garuda Indonesia Announce Codeshare Agreement
BANGKOK, Dec 11, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Bangkok Airways (PG) and Garuda Indonesia (GA) recently announced the commencement of their two-way codeshare agreement on Bangkok Airways-:39: selected flights in ...
Stafford St shops re-open after fires
Ballantynes-:39: Timaru shop is to re-open at 1pm today after a fire yesterday in one of the shop-:39:s Christmas display windows.

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Khao San Road related news via Yahoo!      lastest updated : December 20, 2014, 6:13 am

Tourist spots in Bangkok on high alert after CIA report
Bangkok, Dec 11 (IANS) Security measures have been tightened up around the US embassy and tourist spots in Bangkok, following a warning by the US State Department over the safety of Americans and other foreigners in Thailand.
Pattaya Mail
The next meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be on Sunday, December 7. Everyone is warmly welcome. The presenter will be Dr. Penguin (aka Doc Penguino): bringing back some more of his magic.
Giving the pavement back to pedestrians
Bangkok authorities-:39: bid to clear sidewalks of motorbikes, cars and vendors deserves praise, but will it work? Authorities are taking action in a bid to make Bangkok pavements safe and friendly for pedestrians again

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Pai Thailand related news via Yahoo!      lastest updated : December 21, 2014, 12:15 pm

Bangkok medics caught in brawl
Bangkok - One volunteer rescue worker died when rival ambulance squads brawled on the streets of Bangkok early on Monday, officials said. The incident started when an ambulance ...
Restaurant owner watched Thai food craze take off here
Pai Boon runs Ayutthaya Thai, opened in 1989. He remembers when Thai food was scarce in Seattle, and says it gained popularity when food critics started paying attention. ...

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Koh Tao related news via Yahoo! Singapore      lastest updated : December 21, 2014, 1:17 pm

Myanmar men plead innocent in Britons-:39: killings
Two migrant workers from Myanmar pleaded innocent Monday to charges that they killed two British tourists on the Thai resort island of Koh Tao, brutal slayings that raised concerns about both tourist safety ...
Myanmar says workers innocent of murdering Britons in Thailand
By Jared Ferrie YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar investigators said on Thursday they believe two Myanmar men accused of murdering two British tourists in Thailand are innocent, but witnesses who might be able to prove their innocence will not testify as they fear the Thai police. Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, were found dead on Sept. 15 on a beach on the southern Thai island of Koh Tao ...
Myanmar workers charged with killing 2 British tourists on Thai island plead innocent
BANGKOK - Two migrant workers from Myanmar pleaded innocent Monday to charges that they killed two British tourists on the Thai resort island of Koh Tao, brutal slayings that raised concerns about both tourist safety and police conduct in Thailand.
Two charged over British couple-:39:s murder in Thailand
Bangkok, Dec 4 (IANS) A Thai court Thursday charged two men from Myanmar for the murder of two British tourists on Koh Tao island in September.
Family of Brits murdered in Thailand say evidence convincing
The families of two Britons murdered in Thailand said evidence against Myanmar migrants accused of the crime is convincing, in statements supportive of a much-criticised police investigation on Friday. Migrant workers Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Tun are accused of murdering 24-year-old David Miller and raping and murdering Hannah Witheridge, 23, on the Thai diving resort of Koh Tao in September. -quot:We ...
Myanmar men plead not guilty to murder of British tourists
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Two Myanmar workers have pleaded not guilty to charges including murder over the killing of two British tourists in Thailand, their lawyer said on Monday, in a case that has hit tourism and attracted widespread criticism. The bodies of David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were found on a beach on the southern Thai island of Koh Tao on Sept. 15. Police arrested Myanmar ...
Beach murders put spotlight on Thai junta
Thai investigation into British tourist murders criticised as inadequate with some suggesting a cover-up.

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Koh Lanta related news via Yahoo!      lastest updated : December 18, 2014, 7:19 am

Flood, landslide warnings for four provinces in the South
The National Disaster Warning Centre yesterday issued a flooding and landslide warning to four southern provinces - Phatthalung, Songkhla, Trang and Satun - for yesterday and today.
Flood, landslide warnings for four provinces in south Thailand
The National Disaster Warning Centre yesterday issued a flooding and landslide warning to four southern provinces - Phatthalung, Songkhla, Trang and Satun - for yesterday and today
Review: Thai-upon-Thames back serving superb grub after devastating fire
Many restaurants have had their fair share of trials and tribulations to face - we have all seen Ramsay-:39:s Kitchen Nightmares - but one in Twickenham has encountered a devastating inferno and emerged from the ashes better than ever.
China Mulls Building Naval Base in Namibia, Namibian Times Says
China is discussing the construction of a base over the next 10 years in Namibia, southwest Africa, for the Peoples Liberation Army Navy, the Namibian Times reported.
China denies reports to set up 18 naval bases in Indian Ocean
Beijing: Defending its submarines docking at Colombo port as common practice, Chinese military on Thursday termed utterly groundless reports that it is setting up 18 naval bases in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar and several other places in the western and southern Indian Ocean. The report is not accurate, Geng Yansheng told a media briefing here replying to a question about a report published ...
Lake Garda retreat, Italy, comes out on top as luxury spas revealed
From supreme indulgence on Italy-:39:s Lake Garda to quintessential English charm, there is a deluxe luxury spa out there to suit any preference, as Conde Nast Johansens -:39: inaugural luxury spa awards shows.
Survivor Stars Sue Over Song Royalties
Bandmates Frank Sullivan Iii and James Peterik claim they are owed money from digital downloads and streams of the song, and they are battling executives at Sony Records for their share of the cash, according to Tmz .com.

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Bangkok Airways and Garuda Indonesia Announce Codeshare Agreement
BANGKOK, Dec 11, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Bangkok Airways (PG) and Garuda Indonesia (GA) recently announced the commencement of their two-way codeshare agreement on Bangkok Airways-:39: selected flights in ...
Exclusive: China tells banks to step up lending to lift flagging growth
BEIJING:SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has told its banks to lend more in the final months of 2014 and relaxed enforcement of loan-to-deposit ratios to expand credit, sources told Reuters, as Beijing prepares to release data that could confirm the relentless slowing of its economy.

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