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Thailand Breaks World Record for Largest Mass Massage


August 31st, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thailand has just broken the world record for the largest mass massages. The country now has a Guinness world record to prove that it is the real ... Read more...

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Thailand bans Macbeth-like film


April 6th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 6 (IANS) Censors in Thailand have banned a film based on Shakespeare's tragedy "Macbeth" after the movie used news footage of Thai political protests, BBC reported. "Shakespeare Must Die" ... Read more...

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Thai PM orders investigation into army shooting of four Muslims


February 1st, 2012 - 2:56 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday ordered an investigation into the shooting deaths of four Muslims by paramilitaries in the restive south on Sunday, local media reported.Prime ... Read more...

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Thai government welcomes Twitter censorship announcement


January 30th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- The Thai government on Monday welcomed an announcement from the social networking website Twitter that it will start censoring controversial content on a country-specific level, local media reported.Jeerawan ... Read more...

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Thai ‘ladyboy’ flight attendants take flight


December 16th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, Dec 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Transsexuals and transgenders are called "katoeys" or "ladyboys" in Thailand. The country seems to have gotten used to the group because almost every cosmetic shop has a ... Read more...

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Thailand approves $648.5 million post-flood budget


December 8th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- The government of Thailand on Tuesday approved a Bt 20 billion ($648.5 million) budget for the country's post-flood reconstruction efforts, local media reported on Wednesday.Thai Government spokeswoman ... Read more...

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Thailand to ’soon’ issue passport for fugitive former premier Thaksin


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thailand will issue a passport for fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra "very soon", Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said on Friday.Surapong said the passport will be issued as ... Read more...

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Report: Thai floods to downgrade country’s economic growth by 1.2 percent


November 26th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- The devastating rainfall and subsequent flooding in Thailand this year is expected to decrease the country's economic growth to 2.4 percent, the Bangkok Post reported on Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Amphon Tangnoppaku sentenced for insulting the Thai royalty


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Insulting the Thai royalty is not such a good idea. A man accused of sending text messages considered offensive to the Thai Queen has been handed 20 ... Read more...

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Thai PM invokes natural disaster law


October 22nd, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday assumed powers under the natural disaster law giving her full authority to implement a nationwide disaster relief plan as more than ... Read more...

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Bangkok floods inevitable, Thai PM says


October 21st, 2011 - 5:28 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday said that it is impossible to protect all of Bangkok from the country's worst floods in decades, describing the situation as ... Read more...

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Thai drug organization blamed for killing 13 crew members on Chinese cargo ships


October 11th, 2011 - 3:52 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- A Thai drug trafficking organization is being been blamed for attacking two Chinese cargo ships last week and killing the 13 Chinese crew members on board, officials ... Read more...

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Chinese cargo ships attacked on the Mekong River, 11 killed


October 10th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by BNO News
BEIJING (BNO NEWS) -- Eleven people were killed on Wednesday when two Chinese cargo ships were attacked in the Golden Triangle of the Mekong River, the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed ... Read more...

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Thai flood death toll reaches 244


October 7th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Heavy monsoon rains across the Asian country of Thailand have left at least 244 people killed in recent months, according to the latest reports released on Friday.Disaster Prevention ... Read more...

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Thailand’s flood death toll rises to 112


September 19th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll as a result from widespread flooding throughout Thailand in recent months has risen to at least 112 while two people remain missing, authorities said on ... Read more...

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Three killed, 118 injured in Thailand explosions


September 17th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Sep 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A series of explosions Friday night in Thailand's town of Sungai Kolok left three people dead and 118 injured, media reports said Saturday. Three bombs placed ... Read more...

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Bomb blasts in southern Thailand kill 3, injure dozens


September 17th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Three people were killed on early Friday evening when three bombs exploded within minutes of each other in Thailand's restive south, officials said. Dozens more were injured.The ... Read more...

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Suspected militants kill two Muslims at mosque in southern Thailand


September 17th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by BNO News
YALA (BNO NEWS) -- Suspected militants shot dead two Muslims and wounded three others during Friday prayers at a mosque in Thailand's restive south, officials said said.The shooting happened at the Anul ... Read more...

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Cambodia and Thailand agree to remove troops from disputed border


September 16th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by BNO News
PHNOM PENH (BNO NEWS) -- Thailand and Cambodia on Thursday agreed to remove their troops from a disputed area on their common border, officials said on Friday.The prime ministers of both countries ... Read more...

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Gunman opens fire at Thai Navy base, killing 2


September 14th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- A Thai Naval officer went on a shooting rampage at a naval base in the country's southern region on Wednesday, killing at least two people before fatally ... Read more...

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At least 3 killed in southern Thailand prison riot


September 5th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by BNO News
PATTANI, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- At least three people were killed on Monday morning when a prison riot broke out in the southern region of Thailand, officials were quoted as saying by ... Read more...

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Google to add Thailand to Street View


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Google and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have announced plans to introduce Google Street View to Thailand in the next few years. It will include special areas ... Read more...

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At least 1,500 Cambodian troops leave disputed border with Thailand


September 1st, 2011 - 1:36 am ICT by BNO News
PHNOM PENH (BNO NEWS) -- Cambodia withdrew approximately 1,500 troops from the disputed border area with Thailand on Wednesday as the two neighboring countries' military tension have eased since July, one official ... Read more...

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Cambodia seeks to resume talks with Thailand about disputed oil and gas zone


August 31st, 2011 - 2:20 am ICT by BNO News
PHNOM PENH (BNO NEWS) -- Cambodia is looking to resume talks with neighboring Thailand to resolve overlapping maritime claims in the Gulf of Thailand, the Cambodian National Petroleum Authority (CNPA) said in ... Read more...

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Thai Airways orders six Boeing 777s in deal valued at $1.7 billion


August 19th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by BNO News
SEATTLE (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Airways International (THAI) has finalized a firm order for six Boeing 777-300 Extended Range (ER) airplanes, the aircraft manufacturer confirmed.Boeing said the order completes an agreement with ... Read more...

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Thai authorities link toxic chemicals to foreigners’ deaths


August 17th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- The mysterious deaths of four foreigners and a tour guide in northern Thailand has been attributed to poisoning from an unknown toxic chemical or pesticide, local authorities ... Read more...

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Orangutan rides bicycle to promote cycling safety


August 15th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, 15 Aug (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Thai government has recruited an 8-year-old orangutan to be the face of the country’s road safety campaign. Thai authorities say the country’s traffic accidents are ... Read more...

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Obama congratulates Thailand’s first female prime minister


August 14th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday congratulated Thailand's first female prime minister on her election and the Thai people on the "success of the democratic process," the White ... Read more...

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Thailand, Cambodia to hold border talks


August 12th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Defense Minister Yutthasak Sasiprapa on Thursday said Cambodia and Thailand have agreed to hold a meeting later this month to try to resolve their border dispute, Thai ... Read more...

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Thai prince’s impounded jet released after government posts bond


August 11th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- The royal jet that was impounded at a German airport last month in order to settle a dispute between the Thai government and a German construction company was ... Read more...

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Thai military helicopter crashes near Myanmar border, 9 missing


July 19th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- A Thai military helicopter has been reported missing on Tuesday and is believed to have crashed near the Myanmar border with nine people on board, officials said.Thailand's ... Read more...

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Yingluck to become Thailand’s first female prime minister


July 4th, 2011 - 2:26 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Yingluck Shinawatra is set to become Thailand's first female prime minister as exit polls forecast a majority for the opposition Pheu Thai Party, the Bangkok Post reported.Democrat leader ... Read more...

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Bangkok selected as World Book Capital 2013


June 30th, 2011 - 7:32 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday announced that an international committee designated Bangkok, Thailand as World Book Capital 2013.Representatives from the publishing world, along with the UN ... Read more...

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Thailand places 25 provinces under close watch before general election


June 29th, 2011 - 7:32 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thailand's National Police Bureau on Tuesday put 25 provinces nationwide under close watch before the general election on July 3.Thai News Agency MCOT reported that commandos have been ... Read more...

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Thailand quits World Heritage Convention


June 27th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- Thailand announced on Saturday its departure from the United Nations World Heritage Convention after the World Heritage Committee decided to consider Cambodia's management plan for the Preah Vihear ... Read more...

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