Thursday, 15 November 2018

Tag Archives: Thailand

3-year-old dies in Thailand after being left in school van

BANGKOK: A three-year-old kindergartener died after she was left behind in a hot school van in Thailand, police said Thursday after arresting the driver. The girl was discovered Wednesday afternoon after her mother went to pick her up at the end of school in the southern province of Pattani and ...

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Thai court sentences disgraced monk to 114 years

BANGKOK:  A Thai court sentenced a disgraced former monk to 114 years in prison, a court official said, more than a year after he was extradited from the United States. Wiraphon Sukphon made headlines in 2013 when footage emerged of him wearing designer aviator sunglasses with a Louis Vuitton bag ...

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Thailand wants Britain to extradite former PM

BANGKOK : Thailand’s junta wants Britain to extradite ousted leader Yingluck Shinawatra, according to a recent request seen by AFP, in a move denounced as “political”. Yingluck, whose elected government was toppled in a 2014 coup, fled the country in August 2017 after being charged over her government’s failed rice ...

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Crocodile bites trainer’s arm during Thailand circus show

BANGKOK: It’s hard to know what a man expects when he puts his arm into the mouth of a crocodile – but one circus handler in Chiang Rai in Northern Thailand got exactly what one would think. Footage captured at Bogotara Wildlife Park on Sunday shows the man reaching into ...

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Ariya on top of the world with women’s Scottish Open

LONDON: Thailand’s US Open champion Ariya Jutanugarn won the women’s Scottish Open to go top of the world rankings, posting a final round of five-under-par 66 for a total of 13-under at Gullane golf course Sunday. The 22-year-old phenomenon, who became the first Thai golfer to win a major at ...

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Taliban defeated by the quiet strength of Pakistan’s Buddha

SWAT: The Buddha of Swat, carved on a cliff in the seventh century, was dynamited by the Pakistani Taliban in 2007. Now it has been restored, a powerful symbol of tolerance in the traumatized Pakistani valley. The holy figure, depicted in a lotus position at the base of a granite ...

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Thais rejoice at success of dramatic cave rescue

BANGKOK: Thailand celebrated the successful mission to free 12 boys and their football coach from a cave Wednesday, with the nation heaping praise on the rescue team as the triumphant tagline “Hooyah” pinballed across social media. The nerve-shredding three-day mission ended on Tuesday with the final group of four boys ...

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12 children trapped in Thailand cave after storms

Tourists visit the Kuha Karuhas pavillon located inside the Phraya Nakhon cave, in the Khao Sam Roi Yot national park, some 300km south of Bangkok on December 5, 2010. Photo: AFP A dramatic underwater rescue mission to find a children’s football team who have been trapped in a flooded cave ...

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Pakistan becomes visa-free for many foreign tourists

ISLAMABAD: Encouraged by the positive response from foreign tourist organisations and backpackers, Pakistan has now decided to allow tourists from 24 countries to visit the country without visas. According to an official statement issued here on Friday by Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior group, tourists from the UK, the US, China, ...

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Five-day royal funeral of late King kicks off in Thailand

BANGKOK: Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will receive a lavish send-off this week during a spectacular five-day funeral centred on a cremation at a gilded pyre in Bangkok’s historic heart on Thursday (Oct 26). Steeped in centuries of royal tradition and overseen by strict palace protocols, the elaborate US$90 million ...

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