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Asian fungus kills European salamanders, could spread

An aquatic salamander   PHOTO BY S UZANNE COLLINS, CENTER FOR NORTH AMERICAN HERPETOLOGY

A fungus from Asia has killed off large numbers of salamanders and newts in Belgium and The Netherlands and risks reaching North America unless the exotic pet trade is stopped, researchers said Thursday.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thailand arrests 53 Rohingya migrants–official

Myanmar Rohingya

Thai authorities on Saturday arrested 53 Rohingya migrants and two suspected Thai traffickers en route to neighboring Malaysia, an official said.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Revered Thai king ‘improving’ after gallbladder surgery

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Thailand’s revered 86-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej has had his gallbladder removed, the palace said Monday, two days after he was rushed to hospital sparking fears for his health in the politically turbulent nation.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Thai police: 2 men admit killing British tourists

In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 file photo, the body of one of slain British tourists, Hannah Witheridge, wrapped in plastic sheet, is carried at a forensic police facility in Bangkok, Thailand. Police Maj. Gen. Kiattipong Khawsamang said Thursday, Oct. 2 that two out of three Myanmar workers questioned by police admitted murdering Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)

Two workers from Myanmar have confessed to killing two British tourists whose battered bodies were found on a beach in southern Thailand last month, and police said Friday that the suspects’ DNA matched that collected from one of the victims.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thai woman perishes after leap into crocodile pond–police

INQUIRER VISAYAS FILE PHOTO

A 65-year-old Thai woman has committed suicide by leaping into a pond of crocodiles at a farm popular with tourists on Bangkok’s outskirts, police said Tuesday.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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