Tag archive for ‘Thailand’
By Robert On Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

American, Bobby Ray Carter, killed in fight with musicians after refusing to leave the stage in Thailand karaoke bar

An American tourist in Thailand was stabbed to death after refusing to leave the stage after a karaoke sing-a-long, according to an Associated Press report. Computer Screen Shot Bobby Ray Carter, 51, died after More...

By Robert On Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Thailand says no to Bitcoin: ‘Bitcoin activities are illegal in Thailand’

The Bank of Thailand officially banned the use of bitcoins Monday, making the Kingdom the first country to do so, according to  Bitcoin Co. Ltd. BitcoinImage/CASASCIUS This occurred after Bitcoin participated More...

By Robert On Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Thailand dengue epidemic surpasses 80,000 cases

The dengue fever outbreak in the Kingdom of Thailand continues to skyrocket, already eclipsing the number of cases recorded in 2012.   Female Aedes aegypti mosquitoImage/James Gathany According to a National More...

By Robert On Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Thailand badminton brawlers, Bodin Issara and Maneepong Jongjit to answer charges over altercation

Disciplinary cases were opened up today by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) against two Thailand players who were engaged in an altercation in the Men’s Doubles final of the Yonex Canada Open tournament last More...

By Robert On Sunday, July 21st, 2013
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Paul McCartney joins the call for the ‘Mali the Elephant’ tranfer from the Manila Zoo

Singer-songwriter, Sir Paul McCartney is the latest celebrity, Filipino or international, to make a public call for the transfer of Mali the Elephant from the Manila Zoo to Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary More...

By Robert On Monday, July 15th, 2013

Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University ‘deeply regrets’ mural with Adolf Hitler

One of Bangkok’s more well known universities made a public apology today in light of a strange and offensive billboard mural students created outside the University’s Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts building. Mural More...

By Robert On Thursday, June 27th, 2013
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10-year-old Thai girl gives birth in Nakhon Panom province

A 10-year-old girl from Nakhon Panom province in Thailand has given birth, making her one of the youngest girls to have a baby in the southeast Asian country. Image/CIA According to a report from the National News More...

By Robert On Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Asia dengue fever update: Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines

Dengue fever is being reported in the tens of thousands in parts of southeast Asia, unsurprisingly, as recently as January, the mosquito borne viral disease was given the dubious honor of being ranked as the More...

By Robert On Monday, June 10th, 2013
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Thailand reporting dengue and hand, foot and mouth disease outbreaks in 2013

Thailand is battling two outbreaks of viral diseases going on to the half way mark of 2013–Dengue fever and hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD).     Image/CIA Thai Health Ministry officials say More...

By Robert On Thursday, May 30th, 2013
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Alberta woman contracts Zika virus while in Thailand, first confirmed infection in Canada

An Alberta woman has been diagnosed with a rare viral disease  after returning from a trip to Phuket and Bangkok, Thailand, in fact, the 45-year-old woman is the first such case diagnosed in Canada, according to More...

By Robert On Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Thailand reports 33 dengue fever deaths in first four months of 2013

The number of dengue fever cases and fatalities have doubled since the middle of March, as the Thailand Disease Control Department (DDC) reports 26,000 cases and 33 deaths from January 1 to April 30 this year. Image/CIA This More...

By Robert On Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Bangkok officials warn of dengue fever

Dengue fever is on the rise in the Thailand capital and the spread of the mosquito borne viral disease may be serious this year, warns the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), according to a National News More...

By Robert On Sunday, March 17th, 2013

‘Very unlikely’ Natalie Gulbis contracted malaria in Singapore: Health Ministry

It is “very unlikely” LPGA golfer, Natalie Gulbis contracted the malarial parasite in Singapore, health officials said, according to a inSing.com report Saturday. Malaria image/CDC Health officials More...

By Robert On Sunday, March 17th, 2013
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Thailand dengue count stands at 13,200 cases

In an update from a report from the end of February, Thailand health officials say more than 13,000 people have been infected with the mosquito borne viral disease, dengue fever, as of last week, according to a More...

By Robert On Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Thailand reports over 5,000 dengue fever cases since the beginning of the year

The Thailand Department of Disease Control is reported a heavy dengue fever season since January and health officials fear that the Kingdom could exceed 100,000 cases in 2013. Photo/CDC-James Gathany Since January More...

By Robert On Monday, February 18th, 2013

Thai model, Jessica Amornkuldilok wins ‘Asia’s Next Top Model’, Philippine’s Stephanie Retuya is runner-up

The first ever “‘Asia’s Next Top Model” was a close call between models from Thailand, the Philippines and Taiwan; however, someone had to come out on top Sunday evening–and that was 27-year-old More...

By Robert On Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Dengue fever update: Thailand, Barbados and Madeira

Aedes aegypti Image/CDC The Thailand Health Ministry said there were more than 70,000 cases of dengue fever in the Kingdom in 2012, and officials say that this year could be even worse, according to a report from More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

600 cobras seized in Thailand smuggling bust

Thai customs on Tuesday displayed 600 cobras they said were smuggled through the southern border from Malaysia. Police said a pick-up car was stopped on Monday night at a customs checkpoint in Petchaburi province, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Thai man will be charged for ‘accidentally’ shooting secretary with his 9mm uzi

Senator Boonsong Kowawisarat will face charges of murdering his secretary despite his role in parliament or his story. Uzi photo Peter Smarik The Bangkok Post reports that the Thailand Senator claims he took out More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Meet the World’s Smallest Fly which decapitates ants, lives in their heads

Meet the world’s smallest fly, discovered in Thailand. (Image: A reconstruction of the tiny phorid fly Euryplatea nanaknihali, with body size compared with a house fly (Musca domestica); Credit: Inna-Marie More...



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