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Thailand repatriates 73 trafficking victims to Myanmar

Po Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn , acting immigration police chief, hands over 146,000 baht in aid for 73 Myanmar human trafficking victims rescued by Thai authorities to a Myanmar official. TAK: Thailand has sent home 73 Myanmar nationals with aid totalling 146,000 baht after they were rescued from a Myanmar human trafficking ring operating in both countries.

Grand opening of the very best of Fitness and Weight Loss all-inclusive Holiday of Thailand

PHUKET, RAWAI, THAILAND, November 19, 2018 / / -- Phuket, Thailand has become a hub for Fitness and Weight loss holidays around the world. Loads of people come for few days or few weeks to lose some unwanted weight, go back on track, get fitter and stronger, detox or just to make some new friends while still being active.

Gulf of China?

Members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army and navy hold Chinese flags during the opening ceremony of the first China-Asean Maritime Exercise in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, China Oct 22, 2018. PHNOM PENH: Cambodia will not allow foreign military bases on its soil, strongman premier Hun Sen said Monday, swatting away US concerns about a possible Chinese naval site in the Gulf of Thailand near hotly contested seas.

Death of young Thai kickboxer brings focus on dangers

In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, photo, relatives of 13-year-old Thai kickboxer Anucha Tasako cry during his funeral services at a Buddhist temple in Samut Prakan province, Thailand. Anucha died of a brain hemorrhage two days after he was knocked out in a bout on Nov. 10 that was his 174th match in the career he started at age 8. Thai lawmakers recently suggested barring children younger than 12 from competitive boxing, but boxing enthusiasts strongly oppose the change.

Man arrested for mutilation murder of pregnant wife

Crime scene investigators inspect the mutilated body of Duangjai Charoenraktrakul, 24, at the house she shared with her husband in Lom Kao district, Phetchabun, on Sunday. He was later arrested and charged with murder and drug use.

Death of young Thai kickboxer brings focus on dangers

Anucha died of a brain hemorrhage two days ... . In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, photo, relatives of 13-year-old Thai kickboxer Anucha Tasako hold his boxing shorts and a portrait during his funeral services in Samut Prakan province, Anucha died of a brain hemorrhage two da... .

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Sailors in the boats re-enacting the battle to liberate Ayutthaya dressed in military costumes of the era. The reconstruction of a significant event in the country's history has played out over 19 days to show present-day Thais how a "water battle" led by a monarch honoured with the "Great King" title freed the nation from Burmese occupation.

Trip of a lifetime

Andrea Johnson/MDN From left to right are: Minot State University professor Terry Eckmann and students Liam Hayden, Jameson Hayden, Katie Clark, Bryanna Christianson, Alicia Feehan, and Nicole Hanson. Minot State University students who attended a fitness conference in Thailand last month said it was the experience of a lifetime - and encouraged them to get more out of their lives here.

Thailand tightens security for recovered Phoenix shipwreck amid probe into boat tragedy

Phuket's resurfaced shipwreck that killed 47 Chinese tourists in July will be scrutinized and measures to prevent anyone from meddling with investigations into the cause of the boat capsizing will be tightened, official said on Sunday. The Phoenix sunk on July 5 off the coast of Phuket.

Thailand hits out at US series over monarchy reference

Madam Secretary, now in its fifth season, came under fire after a character travels to Thailand and opines about the monarchy at a conference before being hauled away by police. BANGKOK: Bangkok has hit out at the CBS show Madam Secretary on Sunday in response to an episode that referenced the country's monarchy, calling it "misleading".

No place for Loy Krathong

The month of November, including spectacular events such as the full moon Loy Krathong festival, marks the beginning of the peak tourism period for the country, especially in the northern region. Tourism authorities say they expect the influx of tourists to bring massive tourism-related income, as a result of aggressive promotional campaigning including visa exemption fees for visitors from 21 countries and the so-called Amazing Thailand Grand Sales Passport Privileges scheme that started on Nov 15. Loy Krathong, which this year falls on Thursday, is one of the most popular festivals for Thai and foreign tourists alike.

Govt plans to connect EEC to SEC to boost foreign investment

The government is planning to create connectivity between the Eastern Economic Corridor and the Southern Special Economic Corridor to attract potential foreign investors and raise income for local residents. Speaking at a seminar entitled "Next Step Thailand: EEC," Minister Attached to the Prime Minister's Office, Kobsak Pootrakool, said the development of the EEC is considered an important milestone for Thailand as it will serve as the country's technology base.

Faraway foraging

When you go to Ang Thong province, you have to try the phada OE Thai at Wat Khong Khoong. Or the grilled snakehead fish at the Chao Plook junction.

All on board escape as ambulance bursts into flames

Flames engulf an ambulance on the Khon Kaen-Kalasin Road in Muang district of Khon Kaen on Saturday. All those on board escaped unhurt.

Seafood sticker shock

Two-time SEA Write Award writer Win Lyovarin posts a message about overcharging by a at a "notorious" seafood restaurant in Hua Hin on his Facebook page. When prominent writer Win Lyovarin took some foreign friends to eat at a seafood restaurant in a Hua Hin night market, he got a major shock when the time came to pay.

Thailand recovers boat that sank in July, killing 47 Chinese

Officials on Saturday recovered a boat that sank in rough weather off Thailand's southern resort island of Phuket in July, killing 47 Chinese tourists. Two tour boats sank off Phuket on July 5. Tourists from one boat were rescued, while the sinking of the double-decker Phoenix left 47 Chinese tourists dead.

Thailand recovers boat that sank in July, killing 47 Chinese

In this photo taken and released by the Thailand Phuket Public Affairs Office, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, the tour boat named the Pheonix is raised from the sea floor after sinking over four months ago in rough weather killing 47 tourists. The tour boat was one of two boats that sank off the popular tourist island in stormy weather on July 5, 2018.

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