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Thailand’s plan to deport 130,000 raises concerns

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Refugee advocates are raising concerns about the safety and welfare of 130,000 people whom Thailand’s military government plans to send to send back to Myanmar.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Girl raped, killed on overnight train in Thailand

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Police say the body of a 13-year-old Thai girl has been found after she was raped and killed aboard an overnight train.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

DILG unearths dirty trick of rice hoarders

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INTERIOR Secretary Mar Roxas inspects a sack containing a mix of imported rice and broken rice residue for animal feed in a raid on a warehouse in Malolos City, Bulacan province. The warehouse is owned by Jomerito Soliman (right). LYN RILLON

The Department of the Interior and Local Government on Monday disclosed a new modus operandi of rice hoarders as it inspected a warehouse in Malolos City, Bulacan province.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Clash of values mires Thailand in cycle of coups

In this photo June 13, 2014 photo, Chalad Worachat lies on the ground during a hunger strike outside the Parliament in Bangkok, Thailand. Over the past decades, Chalad has resisted military regimes and dictatorial legislation by staging hunger strikes, five of them. Now the 71-year-old onetime parliamentarian is back on water and honey, despondent that after so many years and so much bloodshed, Thailand has been unable to break out of a vicious cycle of military coups to achieve true democracy. The poster in the background reads: "Truely Democracy. Against dictatorship. I'm on a hunger strike from June 22, 2014 at 0100 am till I die."  AP PHOTO/SAKCHAI LALIT

Over the past decades, Chalad Worachat has resisted military regimes and dictatorial legislation by staging hunger strikes, five of them. Now the 71-year-old onetime parliamentarian is back on water and honey, despondent that after so many years and so much bloodshed, Thailand has been unable to break out of a cycle of military coups to achieve true democracy.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thai court issues arrest warrant for anti-coup group spokesman

A Thai soldier guards weapons they seized from raids from May 22 to June 25 on display at a news conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Thailand's military court has issued an arrest warrant for the spokesman of an anti-coup group over alleged arms offenses, an accusation firmly rejected by the former minister.  AP PHOTO/SAKCHAI LALIT

Thailand’s military court has issued an arrest warrant for the spokesman of an anti-coup group over alleged arms offenses, an accusation firmly rejected by the former minister.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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