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  1. Silence ... then grim realisationRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The New Zealand Herald

    It was the first time in 40 years Andrew Welch had not been home for Christmas, his brother Jeremy recalls. As usual, that 2004 celebration saw a big family get-together in the Waikato countryside.


  2. The wave Sweden will never forgetRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Local

    The Local looks at how Swedes are remembering the tidal wave that shook South-East Asia exactly ten years ago, leaving 543 Swedes dead. The number 543 resonates loudly in this nation - no other disaster in Swedish modern history has arguably struck this country as hard, not even the Baltic ferry MS Estonia catastrophe which took 852 lives, 501 of them Swedish.


  3. Avis India best performing country for company in Asia-Pacific regionRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | India Auto News

    ... Award' was handed over to Avis India at Avis Car Rental Asia-Pacific Regional Conference held in Phuket, Thailand. Sunil Gupta, CEO of Avis India says despite India being a price sensitive market, growth reported here reflects demand for growth in ...


  4. Feeling the pinchRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    A man walks by a sign advertising currencies of an exchange office in Moscow on Dec 15, 2014. Outflows usually result in a slump in the stock and property markets, as well in some industrial sectors dependent on foreign funds.


  5. 10 years on, tsunami warning stumbles at the 'last mile'Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    In April 2012, Indonesia's Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people on Boxing Day ten years ago, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster. The red antennae of the Tsunami Warning System in Phuket is seen in the background among the foreshore trees, built to sound a warning alarm should another tsunami approach, as tourists flock Patong Beach, struck badly in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami on the resort island.


  6. Remembering tsunami: Bodies, debris and silenceRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia to India to Africa's east coast.


  7. Army backs soldiers over 'abduction'Read the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    The military said Sunday the five soldiers and five civilians who allegedly abducted a Ukrainian man and his wife in Phuket were not an extortion gang but were in fact acting as a go-between to negotiate a debt settlement. The soldiers and the civilians were asked to help negotiate the repayment of a 15 million baht debt owed by the Ukrainian couple to another Ukrainian, Maj Gen Teenachat Jindangeon, commander of the army's 41st Military Circle, said.


  8. Remembering Tsunami 2004: Phuket orphanage rises from devastationRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Star Online

    THE devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami ended the lives of more than 200,000 people and changed the lives of millions. However, in the quick attempts to recover, seeds were sown that are just now starting to bear fruit.


  9. Surge in media responsibilityRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Star Online

    IN an age where first reports of natural disasters come in through tweets and Facebook status updates, it's hard to imagine the vacuum of information after the Dec 26, 2004, tsunami. First reports by English-language news agency Phuket Gazette , which quickly became the location of choice for international media coverage of the devastation, led with a "tidal surge" on the east coast rather than the giant waves that laid waste to many of the resort island's west coast beach towns.


  10. Norfolk siblings are reunited with the Thai woman who helped them after the 2004 tsunamiRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Evening News

    The eldest two children of a Norfolk mother who was killed in the 2004 tsunami have made an emotional return to Thailand and been reunited with the Thai woman who helped them in the aftermath of the Boxing Day disaster. Ben and Emily Willgrass, from Colney, near Norwich, were just 14 and 16 when they lost their mother, 43-year-old Louise Willgrass, and an ITV documentary being screened tomorrow evening sees them retrace their steps and return to Thailand almost a decade later.


  11. Myanmar migrants remember tsunami missing in ThailandRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The China Post

    ... ecalls the events of the 2004 tsunami, holding a picture of her mom and dad during an interview with AFP in Phuket, Thailand. (AFP)


  12. Tsunami: Memory of ruin still rawRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The New Zealand Herald

    It was when Mike Bush got to Khao Lak in Thailand that he realised the enormity of the disaster that had befallen Asia, the Indian Ocean nations and even Africa. Photo / Mark Mitchell On Boxing Day 2004, a massive earthquake in Indonesia created a tsunami so large it caused widespread devastation around the Indian Ocean, resulting in the deaths of more than 300,000 people.


  13. Olympic Committee board members review Oman's participation at international eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Times of Oman

    Muscat: The board members of Oman Olympic Committee held their fourth meeting of the year at the OOC's Conference Hall on Sunday. The meeting began with prayers from the OOC board chairman and members for good health and well-being of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.


  14. Indian ocean earthquake, tsunami remembered 10 years laterRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | New York Daily News

    Foreign tourists far out on the sand after the water receeded react as the first of six tsunami start to roll towards Hat Rai Lay Beach, near Krabi in southern Thailand, Dec. 26 2004. It was a picture-perfect morning along the Bay of Bengal: azure skies, blistering sun and scarcely more than a ripple on the gorgeous green-blue waters.


  15. Myanmar migrants haunted by memory of tsunami missing in ThailandRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Nation

    In this picture taken on December 3, 2014, Myanmar national and migrant worker Ma Mee Htay sits on a beach near her house in Ban Nam Khaem village. AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI A decade after towering waves wrenched her newborn baby from her arms, Mi Htay remains haunted by memories of the children she lost in the tsunami whose bodies, like hundreds of other Myanmar migrants in Thailand, were never identified.


  16. Sino-Thai recipe for disasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bangkok Post

    I praise Huang Bin's patriotism in his advocacy of China's undoubted prowess in rail technology, as well as its vast rail network, largely due to its vast size and population. I would say, however, that potential rail users here have other areas of concern with the China rail deal, such as the poor safety record in both countries.


  17. Soldiers and civilians arrested for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bangkok Post

    Five soldiers and five civilians have been arrested and charged over the armed abduction of a Ukrainian man and his wife in Phuket. The arrests took place when the suspects took Igor Lermakov, 37, to a Kasikorn Bank branch near Chalong intersection in Phuket's Muang district on Friday, where they believed he would withdraw US$200,000 .


  18. After tsunami, fishermen struggle against tide of tourism in ThailandRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | AlertNet

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  19. Udomdej won't spare rogue soldiersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Bangkok Post

    The army has vowed not to spare any soldiers if they are found to have been involved in the abduction and extortion of a Ukrainian couple in Phuket. Army chief Udomdej Sitabutr said on Saturday that he would launch an inquiry into the arrest by police of five soldiers from the Nakhon Si Thammarat-based 41st army circle.


  20. Faces of the four missing brothersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Sydney Morning Herald

    Photos of four Yagoona brothers who are suspected of travelling to Syria have been released as part of their family's quest to find them. These are the faces of the four missing Elbaf brothers who told their parents they were going on a holiday to Thailand, and then disappeared.