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Local news for Phuket, Thailand continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

16 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Chinese snorkeler dies in Phuket

Ting Hong, 29, was pronounced dead after medical staff at the Racha Resort Hotel on Racha Yai Island tried in vain to revive her after she was taken from the water.

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16 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Chinese snorkeler dies in Phuket

Ting Hong, 29, was pronounced dead after medical staff at the Racha Resort Hotel on Racha Yai Island tried in vain to revive her after she was taken from the water.

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18 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Thrill ride tragedy

PHUKET: Two men died and one was injured when a bungee-jumping equipment test went wrong in Phuket's Muang district on Friday night.

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23 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Free speech tied in lese majeste knot

It's great news that The Guardian and the Washington Post won a Pulitzer Prize. As citizens of the world, we congratulate the papers, or actually that 21st century Deep Throat Edward Snowden, for exposing the US National Security Agency's creepy tentacles of unlawful surveillance.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

CNN

Journalists charged over human trafficking report are released on bail

Journalists, Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian were granted bail Thursday and are due to appear in court again on May 26. -- Two journalists in Thailand have been released on bail in a controversial defamation case that has raised concerns over press freedom in the country.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: 'Boatpeople' story lands Reuters a...

Two Reuters reporters were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for international journalism on Monday for reporting on the trafficking of Burma's stateless Rohingya Muslims.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

ABC News

Australian journalist faces defamation charge in Thai court

CHRIS UHLMANN: An Australian journalist in Thailand will face court today accused of criminal defamation.

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The Huffington Post

Journalists Face Jail Time For Republishing Reuters' Pulitzer Prize-Winning Report

Two journalists in Thailand will face criminal charges on Thursday for using information from the Reuters investigative piece that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Bangkok Post

Three foreigners die in Phuket heat

A Russian man, Kiselev Igor, 59, was sent to hospital for medical treatment after he passed out at Karon beach.

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Reuters

Thailand Press-Four Seasons luxury hotel operator looks for property in Phuket - The Nation

Four Seasons Hotels Ltd, a Canadian-based management operator of luxury hotels, is looking to penetrate the Phuket market to tap Thailand's growing tourism industry better.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

CNN

Phuketwan journalists to face court over Rohingya trafficking report

A criminal defamation case against two journalists in Thailand is set to proceed this week, despite calls from the United Nations and prominent rights groups for the charges to be dropped amid concerns over press freedom there.

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Broward-Palm Beach

The Thai New Year Is All About Water and Chang Beer

Songkran, the Thai traditional New Year--better known as the Water Festival--is all about getting blasted with water and beer and this year it landed on Sunday, April 13. You missed out on celebrating the festivities in Chiang Mai or Phuket with the hundreds of thousands who gathered there, but it's not too late to do a little Thai-style ... (more)

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Bangkok Post

Call to protect Koh Tachai from...

The increasing popularity of Koh Tachai, situated between the Similan and Surin islands in the Andaman Sea, as a tourist destination has prompted the tourism sector to ask the authorities to ensure it is not spoiled and polluted.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Trend Hunter Magazine

Futuristic Beach Houses - The Iniala Beach House in Phuket Exudes a Shell-Shape

The Iniala Beach House is located in Phuket, Thailand, and looks like something out of a sci-fi movie.

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Bangkok Post

Accused Brit killer still on lam

Michael Taylor, 50, was arrested in Phuket in 2005 for allegedly stabbing Jantra Weangta to death.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Mirror.co.uk

Bangkok - like much of Thailand - has something for everyone

Buzzing Bangkok takes your breath away from the very first moment. The chaotic roads, charming people, exotic smells and hustle and bustle overwhelm the senses.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Bangkok Post

Songkran boosts demand for air travel

Some 1.86 million people are expected to take flights through the country's six major airports between tomorrow and next Thursday, up by 4.2% from last year's water festival.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Daily Mail

Kim Kardashian blasts claims she had six hour spa treatments in...

'I'd rather spend time with North... and take selfies': Kim Kardashian insists she didn't have six hour spa treatments in Thailand... as she defends THAT Google beach image 'The hotel was gorgeous and had amazing service, but not once did I get a massage,' the 33-year-old wrote about the luxury Iniala Beach House resort in Phuket, Thailand.

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Daily Mail

Kim Kardashian's pre-wedding pamper party at Thai spa

EXCLUSIVE: The brat is back! Spoiled cheerleader Rachel Canning pictured partying weeks after moving back home - with the very boyfriend her parents banned her from seeing British businessman, 27, flew to Maine and filmed three-day sordid encounter in motel with 13-year-old US girl he had befriended on Harry Potter web chat room while she was sick ... (more)

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Thephuketinsider.com

Phuket Bike Week Coming Up

A column featuring environmental issues and conservation around the island. Click here for more Green Reports check out the latest story from the leading experts: As part of worldwide international chain Hilton's carbon offset program, one of the benefactors is located here in Thailand.

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