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British Airways pilots vote for STRIKE ACTION

Monday July 22, 2019

Holidaymakers face chaos as British Airways pilots vote nine-to-one for industrial action that could mean strikes as early as August 6 Holidaymakers face their summer getaways being ruined after British Airways pilots voted to strike in a dispute over pay.     After four weeks, BA pilots have voted nine-to-one in favour of industrial action, which would […]

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Search continues for missing tourist on Koh Samui

Monday July 22, 2019

A search was continuing for a Spaniard who called police on Sunday night, saying he was lost on a steep mountainside near Na Muang waterfall on Koh Samui. About 50 local officials and rescue workers were mobilised after the man called local tourist police at 8.20pm saying he could not find a trail back in […]

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Police investigate gangs forcing children to beg on Thailand streets

Monday July 22, 2019

Police extended their investigation into a case in which a human-trafficking gang allegedly paid Myanmar construction workers’ children Bt60 each to beg for money on the streets of Chiang Mai. This follows the rescue of 10 children from rented rooms in Muang district on Saturday, Chiang Mai deputy superintendent Pol Colonel Teerpol Intharalip said. As […]

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Many Thai sex workers say they are happy in their jobs

Monday July 22, 2019

WHEN the issue of sex workers in Thailand is brought up, any discussion is usually characterized with words of ‘exploitation’, ‘coercion’, and ‘human trafficking’. However this is only part of the story. Not all feel suppressed and that they are undertaking a degrading occupation. Some of the girls interviewed felt that sex work was a means […]

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The Yom River in Phichit has RUN DRY

Monday July 22, 2019

The section of the Yom River that runs through the Sam Ngam district has run dry following months without rain, local officials said. The river has been reduced into a narrow and shallow waterway in the middle with sand dunes clearly visible along both banks. The remaining water is so shallow that the locals can […]

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Crops will FAIL if no rainfall within A WEEK

Monday July 22, 2019

The water level in the Mekong River in the northeastern border province of Nakhon Phanom of Thailand is only about 1.5 metres high, possibly the lowest level in almost 100 years, according to local media.  As the dry spell continues, the water in the Mekong River has dropped by about 10-20 cm per day. It […]

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Chonburi man arrested for selling HORSE MEAT in markets

Monday July 22, 2019

A man has been held by police for questioning after he was accused of killing horses and selling their meat in Thailand’s eastern province of Chonburi. Chonburi police arrested of Mr. Nirun Kamlon, 33, at his house in Tambon Takhien of Banglamung district, on Saturday on the orders of the provincial governor. The Watchdog Thailand […]

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POPE to visit Thailand and spread the Christian WORD

Monday July 22, 2019

Pope Francis is to visit Thailand in November before heading to Japan, according to an unconfirmed report. If the report is confirmed, he will become only the second pope to visit Thailand following St. John Paul II, who met King Bhumibol Adulyadej on May 10, 1984, during an apostolic visit to Bangkok. The Catholic Church […]

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Thailand’s Tuk Tuk and Taxi Scams

Monday July 22, 2019

Tuk Tuks and taxis, and the motorbike taxis too, are a convenient, safe and reasonably cheap way to get around Bangkok and other provinces in Thailand (except Phuket where the taxis and tuk tuks are run by a local cabal and are hideously over-priced). Most of the drivers are good, honest Thais making a living. […]

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Islamic TERROR CAMP seized in Thailand after armed raid

Monday July 22, 2019

A combined government force seized a camp of Muslim militants after an exchange of fire in Rangae district on Sunday morning, police reported. The clash occurred at about 10am after the government force, led by the 45th Ranger Task Force, were deployed in three teams to patrol Khao Tawe mountain range near Ban Hae in […]

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