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Thousands Of Thai Women Have Become Victims After Agreeing Marriage Of Convenience

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Thousands Of Thai Women Have Become Victims After Agreeing Marriage Of Convenience

Thai media reported that police are investigating thousands of cases where Thai women accepted marriage offers from foreigners they never met to make money. The money was offered by agents and was as little as 3,000 baht. But the women were desperate for cash and were under the impression that they would be able to…

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Thai Airways To Investigate “Deadhead Pilots” Row

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Thai Airways To Investigate “Deadhead Pilots” Row

Thai Airways have promised a full investigation after a flight from Zurich to Bangkok was delayed for more than two hours. Many people online were demanding: Who was to blame? An argument developed with two first class passengers who were asked to give up their seats to what is known as “deadhead pilots”. These are…

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Man Who Pulled Gun On Driver In Chaengwattana Turns Out To Be Anti-Corruption Officer

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Man Who Pulled Gun On Driver In Chaengwattana Turns Out To Be Anti-Corruption Officer

A man who was caught on camera threatening another motorist with a gun outside the government’s Chaengwattana complex is a senior member of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), it has been revealed. The armed man was named Piset Nakapan, assistant secretary-general of the NACC. A clip that went viral on social media on Monday showed…

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New Google Translate Feature Lets You Use Your Smartphone Camera To Translate Thai

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New Google Translate Feature Lets You Use Your Smartphone Camera To Translate Thai

A new update to Google Translate lets you use your smartphone camera to translate printed text in real time. The update means you can now translate text printed on menus, road signs, billboards or pretty much anything you can take a photo of. The feature was first launched by Google in 2015, but has now…

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Thai Cave Rescue Boys On The Ellen Show Meeting Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Thai Cave Rescue Boys On The Ellen Show Meeting Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The twelve boys and their football coach who were rescued from a cave in Chiang Rai have made their first studio appearance on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show in the United States. During the interview the boys, who are part of the ‘Wild Boars’ football academy were surprised by their hero, former Juventus, Inter Milan,…

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Thai Woman Wanted Dandelion Seeds Tattoo But Got “Crucifixes” Instead

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Thai Woman Wanted Dandelion Seeds Tattoo But Got “Crucifixes” Instead

A Thai woman went on Facebook – then to the police – after a drunk tattooist left her with much more than she bargained for. Isara or “Nong Kwang” had just gone home to Sakon Nakorn in Thailand’s north east and decided to get a tattoo done on her back. It was the last day…

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500+ Foreigners Arrested in New Nationwide Raids

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500+ Foreigners Arrested in New Nationwide Raids

More than 500 foreigners were arrested in another nationwide raid, police said Friday. A crackdown on illegal immigrants seemed to gain intensity as the latest arrests almost doubled last week’s record numbers. A total of 528 foreigners were rounded up yesterday from 307 locations countrywide including Bangkok’s Nana and Sampeng areas, according to deputy immigration…

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Mysterious Deaths In Isan Village Down To Alcohol And Booze Rather Than Ogres Or Ghosts Say Doctors

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Mysterious Deaths In Isan Village Down To Alcohol And Booze Rather Than Ogres Or Ghosts Say Doctors

Expert medical staff in Thailand’s north east have confirmed that a spate of unexplained deaths in a village in Kalasin are not the work of an angry group of ogres or ghosts of evil widows. Villagers in Ban Phu Hang had started taking extraordinary precautions after five people died in a few weeks. Men were…

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Thailand-Only Very Remote Chance Of Tsunami

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Thailand-Only Very Remote Chance Of Tsunami

The chance of an imminent repeat tsunami in the Andaman Sea is remote, while the tsunami risk in the Gulf of Thailand is even smaller to nearly impossible, say leading seismologists in the wake of public tsunami fears triggered by the recent devastation in Indonesia. Nevertheless, say experts, the authorities, business sector and citizens in…

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On World Animal Day, It’s Time To End Elephant Polo

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On World Animal Day, It’s Time To End Elephant Polo

World Animal Day falls today, October 4, and while it’s hard to know which animal rights issue will go viral over the next few hours, PETA Asia’s efforts to persuade the Minor Hotel Group to stop organising the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in Thailand have already garnered worldwide attention. Our recent expose showing that…

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