News - Thailand

 

2.5 billion People Globally Lack Access To Basic Sanitation Services --- WHO

4 years ago /
International News 

 The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday in New Delahi that an estimated 2.5 billion people around the world lack access to basic sanitation services, of which 792 million live in India. Maria Neira, Director of WHO's Department of Public Health and the Environment, said that this was as a...

 

9 Confirmed Dead In Thai Army Chopper Crash

4 years ago /
International News 

Nine persons have been confirmed dead in an army helicopter crash in Thailand, the military officials said on Tuesday. The Army spokesman, Col. Winthai Suvaree told newsmen in Bangkok. He said that the Deputy Commander of the Third army, Maj.-Gen. Songphol Thongjeen, was among those killed when the helicopter went down in...

U.S. Tourists Accused Of Trying To Ship Preserved Human Parts Out Of Thailand

4 years ago /
International News 

Preserved human parts including an infant's head, a baby's foot and an adult heart stolen from a medical museum in Thailand last month were discovered over the weekend by workers at a parcel-delivery company who put three Las Vegas-bound boxes labeled toys into an X-ray machine. Thai police, whom the workers...

 

Russia, Nigeria, Gulf Extend Slide As Oil Dips To $79

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Stocks and currencies from oil-exporting emerging economies fell on Monday as Japan's dip into recession underscored the fragile state of the world economy, with Russian, Nigerian and Gulf assets all extending losses. Chinese stocks closed weaker as a key pilot scheme linking the Shanghai and Hong Kong indexes kicked off. MSCI's...

Thailand: American Tourist Questioned For Shipping Human Body Parts

4 years ago /
International News 

 A shipping company in Bangkok put a trio of packages bound for the United States through a routine X-ray and made a startling discovery — inside were a variety of preserved human parts, including an infant's head, a baby's foot sliced into three sections and a tiny heart. The shipping company,...

 

Puerto Rican Beauty Queen, Valerie Hernandez Is Crowned Miss International 2014

4 years ago /
Entertainment 

Valerie Hernandez of Puerto Rico has been crowned Miss International 2014. The 21-year-old student and model from Carolina, Puerto Rico, won her title at last night's finals, the beauty pageant's 54th annual event, held at the Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa in Tokyo, Japan. Dressed in a gold-embellished white gown, Ms Hernandez sobbed with...

 

Miners Demand Amenities In Mining Village

4 years ago /
Nation 

Alhaji Babaji Buba, the Chairman, Local Miners Association, Nguroge, Taraba, on Tuesday appealed to the state government to provide amenities in the mining village in the area. Buba told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Sardauna, Taraba that the miners were in dire need of a health centre, potable water...

Vanessa-Mae Banned Over Fixed Olympic Qualifiers

4 years ago /
Sports  

The International Ski Federation has banned violinist Vanessa-Mae for four years for taking part in fixed races to qualify for the Sochi Olympics. FIS says its hearing panel “found to its comfortable satisfaction” that results of four giant slalom races were manipulated in January in Slovenia. FIS details several rule-breaking incidents that...

Man Eats Insect To Loose Weight

4 years ago /
International News  Oddities 

The bowl was set on the table in front of me next to the bottle of beer with a metallic clink. My mind did not even bother to process what it was that had been set in front of me; I was looking out over the Gulf of Thailand, talking, drinking...

Pirate Bay Co-founder Arrested

4 years ago /
International News 

One of the founders of popular file-sharing website The Pirate Bay has been arrested under an Interpol warrant as he was crossing into Thailand from Laos, police said Tuesday. Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij, who uses the alias TiAMO, was detained Monday by Thai immigration police at a checkpoint in Thailand's Nong...

8,000 Rohingya Flee Myanmar In Less Than 2 Weeks - Expert

4 years ago /
International News 

A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in the last two weeks, according to residents and a leading expert. Chris Lewa, director of the nonprofit Rohingya advocacy group Arakan Project,...

Thailand Murder Investigation Stalls As DNA Shows No Match

4 years ago /
International News 

Thailand has police admitted they are struggling to find the killers of two British tourists, after it crime scene DNA did not match that of any suspect. Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, were found dead on a beach on the island of Koh Tao on Monday. British brothers Christopher and...

Police Investigating Murder Of Two British Tourists In Thailand

4 years ago /
International News 

Police investigating the murders of two British tourists in Thailand have said two Britons are "possible suspects" and will face questioning. 23-year-old Hannah Witheridge and 24-year-old David Miller were found dead on a beach on the island of Koh Tao on Monday. Reports say two British men who spent time with the...

José Mourinho: Eden Hazard Can Be One Of The Greats Of His Generation

4 years ago /
International News  Sports  

José Mourinho has claimed Eden Hazard can establish himself as “one of the greats of his generation” with Chelsea confident they will agree a new long-term contract with the Belgium international over the coming weeks. Hazard was one of the London club’s most consistent performers last season with Mourinho pointing to...

Thailand Woman Dead After Jumping Into Crocodile Pit

4 years ago /
Environment  International News 

A 65-year-old woman from Bangkok has killed herself by jumping into a pit of crocodiles at a reptile farm near the capital, police say. Witnesses saw Wanpen Inyai jumping into a pond at Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo on Friday, reported The Bangkok Post. Staff failed to rescue her. Police said...

FG Concludes Plan Targeted At Boosting Trade Between Nigeria And Asia

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Federal Government on sunday concluded an elaborate plan targeted at boosting trade between Nigeria and countries in Asia by 100% in the next 24 months. The fresh Nigeria-Asia trade strategy was fine tuned last weekend by the officials of the Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment and its parastatals,...

 

British Tourists Found Dead On Thailand Beach

4 years ago /
International News 

The man and woman were found with gruesome head wounds on a rocky beach on Koh Tao, an island in Surat Thani province known for its diving sites and stunning beaches. The victims' clothes and a hoe with blood stains were found nearby, Colonel Prachum Ruangthong from Thailand's police force said. Police suspect...

Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2014 Includes US Authors For The First Time

4 years ago /
Education  International News 

Joshua Ferris, Richard Flanagan, Karen Joy Fowler, Howard Jacobson, Neel Mukherjee and Ali Smith are today, Tuesday 9 September, announced as the shortlisted authors for the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

University Students ‘Made To Wear Anti-Cheating Helmets’

4 years ago /
Oddities 

Students in Thailand appear to have been forced to wear helmets to prevent them from cheating during exams.

Thailand Ex-PM Abhisit Murder Charge Dismissed

4 years ago /
International News 

A Thai court has dismissed murder charges against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva linked to a bloody crackdown on protesters in 2010.