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2 hrs ago | CNN

Southeast Asia's finest converted heritage hotels

The 32 original buildings that now house the all-suite Amantaka once formed Luang Prabang's old provincial hospital, whose first phase is estimated to have been constructed between 1901 and 1910.

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3 hrs ago | The Nation

Thais told to avoid Ebola-vulnerable areas

The Foreign Ministry yesterday warned Thais to avoid entering areas vulnerable to a deadly Ebola outbreak, to monitor the situation closely that has hit West Africa hard and, if travel to these areas is necessary, to register with the closest Thai embassy.

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7 hrs ago | The Nation

Children born through surrogates stranded

SOME 50 children born through Thai surrogates for Israeli couples have remained in Thailand since late last year due to an issue over their travel documents.

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11 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Australian couple leaves Down syndrome baby with Thai surrogate

Gammy, a six-month-old baby abandoned by his Australian parents, could die because his impoverished Thai surrogate mother cannot pay for medical treatment for his congenital heart condition.

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15 hrs ago | The Nation

Thailand's anti-human trafficking efforts to benefit Myanmar workers

Thailand is on the process to heighten flexibility for workers from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia to obtain legal identification paperwork and land needed work in the country, said the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Daily Kos

How to defuse a land mine

The sounds of Khmer speakers transports me a long time back to other years. Except for a very trashed Phenom Phen, the sound of the language and an undercurrent of violence is about all I remember of Cambodia.

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The Nation

Call for phase-out of import duty on luxury fashion goods

The Thai Shopping Centres Association has proposed that the ruling junta gradually cut the import duty charged on luxury fashion brands by 5-10 percentage points annually, with the goal of becoming a duty-free country for such items within five years.

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Hospitality Net

Sofitel to Debut in Mexico with the 2017 Opening of the 290-room Sofitel Mexico Reforma

Accor Immeuble Odyssey, 110 avenue de France Paris, 75013 France Phone: +33 1 45 38 86 00 Fax: +33 1 45 38 85 95 Visit Website Sofitel, the only French luxury hotel brand with presence in all five continents around the world, announces its launch into Mexico with the grand opening of the Sofitel Mexico Reforma.

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Thanh Nein News

OP-ED: Proposed liquor curfew will only add to Vietnam's unenforceable laws

The Ministry of Health is polling for a bill that bans the sale of alcoholic drinks after 10 p.m. Photo: Shutterstock The Ministry of Health's proposed 10 p.m. curfew on the sale of beer and alcohol has sparked weeks of heated debate and divided public opinion.

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Bradenton.com

Thai junta sets plan for fast rail links to China

The junta approved 741.46 billion baht to build two high-speed train routes that will connect Thailand's industrialized eastern seaboard with its northern and the northeastern borders, Transport Ministry permanent secretary Soithip Traisuth said.

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Bangkok Post

Out of Libya

Thailand asks Libyan authorities to waive visa rules as the need for a speedy evacuation of Thais in the war-torn north African country becomes more urgent.

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Malaysian National News Agency

4x4 World Explorer's Trans-Asia Expedition Kicks Off In Singapore

By Tengku Noor Shamsiah Tengku Abdullah SINGAPORE, July 29 -- The 4x4 World Explorer's Trans-Asia V expedition kicked off in Singapore Tuesday, aimed at promoting Malaysia and fostering a gesture of goodwill and friendship.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Telegraph

Bangkok blip to holiday buzz

Bangkok is back as the airline favourite ahead of the Puja holiday season, with at least two new flights from Calcutta lined up to fill the void left by a series of withdrawals earlier this year.

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Reuters

Malaysia tries to parlay appeal to Muslim visitors into medical tourism push

Now the Southeast Asian country, where Muslims make up about 60 percent of the population, wants to parlay its visitor dividend into a bid to overtake its neighbours for the world's medical tourism crown.

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The Nation

New Navara: smooth, smart, pleasant to drive

A high dose of comfort, loads of equipment, fine power delivery, oodles of space and exceptional off-roading capability make Nissan's latest pickup a class leader Pickup trucks are known for their toughness and ability in hauling around heavy loads, but Japanese automaker Nissan has just given the vehicle new meaning.

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Bangkok Post

Cambodia vows to not harbor activisits

Cambodia never offered sanctuary for red-shirt members or those fleeing arrest in Thailand, Cambodian Defence Minister Tea Banh said Tuesday.

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Bangkok Post

Protecting their own

Starting Friday, tour buses entering Thailand via the southern border will not be allowed to travel beyond Songkhla province in order to protect Thai-operated tour buses.

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The Toronto Star

Woman can claim $17,500 tax deduction for winter in Thailand, court rules

For the second year in a row a court has decided that a Thunder Bay woman suffering from chronic pain can deduct the cost of spending the winter in a hot climate.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Bangkok Post

Hat Yai hoteliers fear worst

The negative economic situation in both Thailand and Malaysia and the latter's national airline having two accidents may cause Malaysian tourist arrivals to Hat Yai to drop by at least 30% this year.

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The Nation

Thai AirAsia cuts 2014 passenger estimates

Thai AirAsia Co has lowered its passenger projection for this year from 13.2 million to 12.6 million because of the political crisis that has hit inbound travel during the past two months.

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