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20 hrs ago | Asia News Network

BANGKOK: Rights groups decry Thai junta's defamation suits

A British human rights activist who goes on trial in Bangkok today faces a jail sentence for highlighting migrant worker abuse in the fruit processing industry.

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Monday | Daily Kos

Rescue Me - Soi Dog Foundation - Phuket 83110, Thailand - Warning: Some Images Are Disturbing

This is a series of diaries highlighting animal rescues around the country and noting and celebrating the work they do to help animals who have no voices but ours to speak for them.

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Related Topix: Thailand, World News, US News, Liberal Political News

Monday | Bangkok Post

Motorbike taxi filing starts Thursday

Bangkok will begin registering motorcycle-taxi drivers Thursday as it moves forward with efforts to bring order to the city's freewheeling transportation system.

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Monday | Customer Interaction Solutions

In the nick of time [Gulf, The (Bahrain)]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) For Thailand's tourism authorities, the timing could not really have been worse.

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Monday | Get Reading

Epic cycle ride to help orphans of Boxing Day tsunami

Nicholas Peck, who worked for 30 years as a Thames Valley Police diver will join 10 others on the 500 mile ride from Bangkok to Phuket A retired police diver is taking the plunge and preparing for a bumpy ride when he cycles more than 500 miles across Thailand.

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Related Topix: Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster, Thailand, World News

Monday | Egypt Today

Spend Eid Al-Adha Abroad

Kuala Lampur & Langkawi , 8 days , starting from LE 5,240 per person. The offer includes a double room in 4 and 5 star hotels on Bed & Breakfast basis including transfers, accommodation in Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi and domestic flight .

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Bangkok Post

No foul play?

The headless bodies of two foreigners are found floating in the water off Pattaya and police say they have found no evidence of foul play at this stage.

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The Nation

PM wants action against rogue jet-ski operators

While Thailand is attracting tourists because of its beautiful beaches and wide variety of water sports, the country's jet ski rental businesses have become notorious after it emerged some operators were extorting money from tourists.

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The Nation

Health officials on alert for Ebola among Africa visitors

The Ministry of Public Health continues to monitor people arriving in Thailand from four countries in Africa battling an Ebola epidemic and has ordered all hospitals in the Kingdom to be prepared for any emergency.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Thailand, World News

Fri Aug 29, 2014

4 Hoteliers

News from around the Asia Pacific region, Aug 29.

Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region; this week: Thailand based BHMAsia expands internationally, P&O Cruise return to Singapore, Bali gets a Courtyard and more... BHMAsia Expands Internationally Based in Thailand, Bespoke Hospitality Management Asia grows portfolio aggressively locally and internationally with 30 more ... (more)

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Sunday Herald

Tributes to backpacker, 21, who died in Thailand

Jack Davies, known to friends as Jay, had been travelling for three years when he died at Ko Phi Phi near Phuket.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Star Online

AirAsia confirms bomb threat during Thai flight

PETALING JAYA: Air Asia has confirmed that there was a bomb threat made against one of its planes travelling from Bangkok to Phuket on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Malaysia, World News, Thailand, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320

Sun-Star

Davide signs Malapascua plan

CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III cited the Capitol-initiated development in Malapascua island, one of Cebu's tourist destinations, in his speech at the 18th Inter-Island Tourism Policy forum.

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Lancashire Evening Post

Last (dog) leg of Thai stray's journey

Her friends may think she's barking mad for agreeing to adopt a dog from half way around the world.

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Hospitality Net

Peter Skinner has been appointed Vice President, Design and Projects...

Outrigger Enterprises Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Skinner as Vice President, Design and Projects.

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Thephuketinsider.com

Bangkok Hospital Buys Phuket Competitor

According to a filing with the Stock Exchange of Thailand, the listed Bangkok Dusit Medical Hospital has acquired the entire business of Phuket International Hospital.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

4 Hoteliers

Starwood expands presence in Thailand with the debut of Sheraton Samui Resort.

Starwood has signed the Sheraton Samui Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand's second largest island after Phuket, the agreement with TCC Hotels Group marks the conversion of the existing 141-room Imperial Samui Beach Resort to a Sheraton, anticipated to take place by December 2014.

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The Independent

British backpacker Jack Davies, 21, found dead on Thai island

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Mirror.co.uk

Brit found dead at 'The Beach' after pursuing dream existence of Danny Boyle blockbuster

Adventurous Jay Davies, 21, had been having the "time of his life" in the crystal clear ocean of the Phi Phi islands off the coast of Phuket A British backpacker, who moved to Thailand after seeing Leonardo DiCaprio film The Beach, has been found dead at the tropical island paradise.

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BBC News

Tributes after backpacker Thai death

Backpacker Jack Davies, 21, who was known as Jay, had been travelling in Thailand for three years when he died at Ko Phi Phi near Phuket.

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