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  1. Post your commentRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    The curtains are coming down on La Fete 2015, the annual Franco-Thai cultural co-operation festival, as it will be held for the 11th and final time from June 3-20. Next year, according to the Embassy of France, it's likely that shows and performances will be spread out all-year-round.

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  2. Rolls Royces, movies: private India hospitals go luxe for growthRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | DNA India

    The medical tourism sector is expected to grow to $10.3 billion in 2020, from $2.8 billion now, consultancy PwC says. A 2014 study by consultants KPMG ranks India as the third top Asian destination for medical tourists after Thailand and Singapore, with 25% growth a year, outstripping the 16% growth in Thailand.

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  3. Singapore's Greatest Strength Could One Day Turn Against ItRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

    Most of the developed world has gone through a lot in recent years. Economic, political or social.

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  4. BANGKOK: International agencies to offer 10-point plan for migrant crisis meeting in BangkokRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Asia News Network

    Three international organisations will jointly propose a 10-point action plan at a special meeting in Bangkok tomorrow to tackle the Southeast Asia migrant crisis, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees said yesterday. The agencies, UNHRC, International Organisation for Migration and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime , have already shared the 10-point action plan with the concerned governments and proposed concrete steps to address the regional challenge of helping people who are risking their lives on smugglers' boats, a spokesperson said.

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  5. Martial (supreme) lawRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    Re: "Cabinet, NRC propose charter changes", . Why is the draft charter silent on the military, in particular its role in launching coups? To address the ongoing political malaise in Thai polity, there is an urgent need to curb the cycle of coups.

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  6. Singapore still 3rd in world competitiveness ranking: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

    A tourist checks her phone after taking pictures of the Marina Bay Sands, a popular tourist spot in Singapore on Apr 21, 2015. Photo: AP/Wong Maye-E) SINGAPORE: Despite weaknesses in areas such as cost of living and immigration laws pertaining to employment of foreign labour, Singapore maintained its third position in an annual world competitiveness ranking by Swiss business school IMD.

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  7. Rohingya 'boat people' tell of harsh treatment at seaRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Reuters

    Fleeing violence at home, they found more at sea...and now these Rohingya refugees have returned to Myanmar, the land they thought they'd left behind. Most were born here, but are officially stateless.

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  8. Can Emerging Markets Can Withstand Expected Outflows?Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Barron's

    Invesco's Rashique Rahman , head of emerging markets, and Jay Raol , a senior macro analyst, think the median emerging market economy can weather a 60% reversal in portfolio inflows. They write in a recent white paper: "We find that the median emerging market economy can weather a 60% reversal in accumulated portfolio capital inflows Already, we are witnessing a decline in emerging market hard currency reserves, as central banks intervene in response to hard-currency demand.

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  9. The Nation: Myanmar visit by French human rights officialRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Burmanet

    The French Ambassador at Large for Human Rights, Patrizianna Sparacino-Thiellay, will conduct her first visit to Myanmar from May 19 to 22, France Embassy in Yangon announced today. During the official visit, she will meet Myanmar government officials, members of civil society, international agencies and non-governmental organisations to discuss the internal situation and the involvement of the French government in supporting the promotion and the defence of Human Rights.

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  10. The Nation: PM: Myanmar can't be forcedRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Burmanet

    THAILAND could not force countries to attend a regional meeting in Bangkok this month to discuss how to manage the crisis over Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants as every country has its own dignity, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said yesterday. He was referring to a surprising outburst by a Myanmar's presidential office director Zaw Htay, who said his country would not attend the meeting on May 29 and that Bangkok had initiated the summit simply to divert attention from such problems.

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  11. The New York Times: How Myanmar and its neighbors are responding to...Read the original story

    20 hrs ago | Burmanet

    Myanmar and its neighbors see the Rohingya group and the seaborne trafficking of migrants in the region very differently, complicating the refugees' plight. Here is a rundown of their policy stances so far.

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  12. Agencies to offer 10-point plan for migrant crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Nation

    THREE international organisations will jointly propose a 10-point action plan at a special meeting in Bangkok tomorrow to tackle the Southeast Asia migrant crisis, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees said yesterday. The agencies, UNHRC, International Organisation for Migration and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime , have already shared the 10-point action plan with the concerned governments and proposed concrete steps to address the regional challenge of helping people who are risking their lives on smugglers' boats, a spokesperson said.

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  13. Tourism Ministry assures diplomats travel here is safe for their citizensRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Nation

    THE TOURISM and Sports Ministry is taking steps to reassure international tourists about safety in the country ahead of the high season. Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul on Tuesday invited 30 ambassadors to a banquet to discuss the tourism situation under the military government and the outlook for the remaining months of this year.

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  14. Bangkok lags in retail expansionRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | The Nation

    TOKYO was the world's hottest city for new retailers' expansion last year, attracting 63 new retail brands, while Bangkok was in 17th place, drawing 19 new entrants, according to the latest report by global property advisory CBRE, "How Global Is the Business of Retail?" Space in core areas of Tokyo remained highly sought after despite the mixed signals in the economy and an increase in the sales-tax rate introduced in April, 2014. Singapore followed Tokyo with 58 new retail brands while Taipei came in fourth, climbing seven places from 2013's new entrants' rankings with 49 new brands last year compared with 29 the year before.

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  15. Dramatic footage captures tourist holding on for dear life after...Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    From Frying Pan Lake and Flaming Mountains to a city below freezing for 90% of the year... the hottest and coldest places in the world revealed Abellio Greater Anglia pledges A 30m of improvements after customers name and shame railway operator with images showing state of carriages on Twitter Passengers' terror as Singapore Airlines Airbus plunges 13,000 FEET as BOTH engines fail in bad weather off Hong Kong Looking for love in all the right places: Jet-setting singleton to go on dates around the world to find out if Parisians really are romantic... and how hard it is to meet The One in New York Travel chaos in Belgium as flights in and out of the country are halted due to power failure at air traffic control centre The octogenarian globetrotter! Kazakh grandmother discovered the joys of travel aged 79... and her exotic snaps have made her a social media sensation German castles, ... (more)

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  16. Why more Filipino tourists are visiting JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | ABS-CBN News

    The number of Filipinos going to Japan as tourists has been increasing over the last few years, data from the Japan National Tourism Organization shows, and the trend is expected to continue in the coming years because of the country's relaxed visa policy for Filipinos. In the first two months this year alone, a 133.7 percent increase was recorded in the number of tourists from the Philippines compared with the same months last year, from 8,074 to 18,865, according to the JNTO regional office in Thailand.

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  17. Digital Dispenser saves up to 10 programs.Read the original story

    Yesterday | ThomasNet

    Operating from 100240 V, Fisnar DC100 is suited for applications ranging from microdot deposits to large potting and filling. Unit provides up to 10 programs, 5 different dispensing modes, and I/O connection that allows integration into pre-existing manufacturing lines.

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  18. Thailand revokes passports of ousted premier ThaksinRead the original story

    Yesterday | KRON 4

    Thai authorities said Wednesday they revoked two passports belonging to former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra following an interview he gave in South Korea they said could affect national security. Speaking to South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper last week, Thaksin suggested that Thailand's Privy Council, which advises the nation's constitutional monarch, had engineered months of anti-government protests that culminated in a May 2014 coup.

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  19. I Screamed, I Cried. My Parents Wept but they Couldn't do Anything:...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Malaysia Chronicle

    One 13-year-old Rohingya girl told Human Rights Watch how men grabbed her in front of her family: "They dragged me to the boat, they had sticks, and threatened to beat me. I screamed, I cried loudly.

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  20. BANGKOK: Thailand cost-effective destination for luxury brands, retailer saysRead the original story

    Yesterday | Asia News Network

    Thailand remains an attractive country for global luxury brands as the cost of investment here is about half that of some neighbouring destinations, said Kriengsak Tantiphipop, chief executive officer of The Emporium, who also manages Bangkok's EM District. "During the last two years, more than 100 new global brands have entered Thailand.

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