Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Tag Archives: Bangkok

Thai princess excluded from list of candidates to run for PM in election

BANGKOK: Thailand’s Princess Ubolratana Mahidol has been excluded by the Election Commission from a list of candidates to run for the post of prime minister in the upcoming election in March. In a statement released on Monday, the Election Commission said that Princess Ubolratana, sister of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, has ...

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Student falls to death while looking for ‘better’ Wifi

BANGKOK: A student plunged to his death while he was looking for a better WiFi connection around his hotel room. According to the Daily Mail, the 21-year-old student was leaning over the balcony of his room when he fell to his death. Pattanadej Homhuan’s room was located in the fourth ...

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Hundreds of schools to shut as toxic smog cloaks Bangkok

BANGKOK: Toxic smog forced Bangkok authorities to issue an unprecedented order to shut nearly 450 schools, as authorities struggle to manage a pollution crisis that has stirred widespread concern. The Thai capital has been shrouded in murky haze for weeks, forcing residents to don masks and sparking social media criticism ...

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Pakistan beat India in Asian Junior Team Squash Championships

BANGKOK: Pakistan defeated arch-rivals India 2-1 in their Asian Junior Team Squash Championships 2019 clash in Thailand. Pakistan took the lead when Abbas Zeb defeated Utkarsh Baheti by 11-8, 8-11, 7-11, 11-6 and 11-9. Haris Qasim secured the win with a 10-12, 6-11, 12-10, 12-10 and 11-6 victory over Veer ...

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Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport pleads for asylum

BANGKOK: A Saudi woman being held at Bangkok airport appealed for asylum and for other passengers to help protest her looming deportation, in desperate tweets from the hotel room where she barricaded herself. The incident comes against the backdrop of intense scrutiny of Saudi Arabia over its investigation and handling ...

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Miss Philippines wins 2018 Miss Universe crown

BANGKOK: Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants. Catriona Gray, 24, finished first ahead of the South African and Venezuelan finalists in the glittering ...

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Bangkok meet fails to finalise draft on climate change rules

BANGKOK: An international meeting in Bangkok fell short of its aim of completing fruitful preparations to help an agreement be reached in December on guidelines for implementing the 2015 Paris climate change agreement. The six-day meeting, which ended on Sunday, was scheduled to step up progress in the battle against ...

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Pakistani kid wins gold in global mathematics competition

BANGKOK: Syed Jafar Raza, a mathematical whiz from Pakistan, won laurels at the seventh International Math Challenge held in Thailand, and scored himself a coveted gold medal. The international competition held at the Pan Asia International School, Bangkok entailed a total of 180 teams belonging to 17 countries around the world. Syed Jaffar Raza came first in a ...

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Cafe owner faces jail for letting waitress serve coffee naked

BANGKOK: The owner of the scandalous coffee shop has faced obscenity charges for publishing suggestive videos and photos of the half-naked waitress, The Sun reported. The clip of the Pattaya-based model, now identified as Arisa Suwannawong, featured the woman wearing nothing but an apron as a gesture of goodwill to promote the Nina Coffee Shop in Chonburi’s Sattaship district. She ...

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Malaysian citizen handed over to ISI for questioning

KARACHI: A Malaysian citizen arrested from Karachi airport has been handed over to Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) for questioning, airport security force officials told. Speaking at a news conference here at the ASF headquarters, Col. Navaid Direction Operations ASF, Col. Muhammad Atif Director Intelligence ASF and spokesman and Major Muhammad Aslam ...

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