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  • Thai man attacked by snake that slithered up through his toilet

    05/26/2016 7:54:11 AM PDT · by libstripper · 81 replies
    Associated Press (via Fox News) ^ | May 26, 2016 | Associated Press
    BANGKOK – A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 10-foot python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet.
  • Bangkok Erawan Shrine bomb: Main suspect is in custody

    09/25/2015 6:51:11 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 11 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 9-25-2015 | BBC
    Thai police say a man they arrested over a deadly bombing at Bangkok's Erawan shrine is indeed the bomber, contradicting earlier statements. A police spokesman said the man - earlier named as Adem Karadag - was the figure in a yellow shirt seen on CCTV leaving a bag at the shrine. Thai police had earlier said neither of two men in their custody were the main suspects for the 17 August attack. The motive for the bombing, which killed 20 people, remains unclear.
  • Mystery fireball seen blazing across Bangkok sky caught on film

    09/07/2015 4:04:31 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    ABC (Australia) ^ | 2015-09-07
    Mystery fireball seen blazing across Bangkok sky caught on film Posted about 2 hours ago A mystery fireball seen blazing across the sky in northern Bangkok has been captured on film. A dash cam captured the moment the fireball, thought to be a meteor, was seen over the Thai capital this morning. The film shows a bright ball of flames move across the sky for a few seconds like a shooting star. Locals took to social media to report sightings of the mystery blaze. There has been no official confirmation of what caused the fireball. However, local media reported that...
  • Police arrest Erawan bomb suspect

    08/29/2015 2:13:03 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 13 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | 29 Aug 2015 | TERRY FREDRICKSON
    Thai police have arrested a young man in connection with the Erawan shrine bombing. He reportedly holds a Turkish passport. According to the report, Thai police raided an apartment on Soi Chueam Samphan 11 in Bangkok's Nong Chok district about two o'clock this afternoon, arresting its occupant. The reports also say bomb-making equipment was found, including ball-bearings very similar to those used in the Erawan shrine bombing. Post Today reports that national police chief Somyot Poompanmoung said plainclothes police were instrumental in tracking down the suspect and that others were involved in the plot, possibly some Thais.
  • Bangkok bombing that murdered 20 people at Hindu shrine was an Islamic jihad attack

    08/21/2015 2:04:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies ^ | August 21, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    The mass murder has been identified as a Muslim named Mohamad Museyin. “The motive behind the attack remains unclear,” says the Herald Sun, but in reality the motive is only unclear to those who refuse to admit that there is a global jihad. The motive of a Muslim who leaves a backpack with a bomb in it at a Hindu shrine that is frequented by Buddhists in a country that has been battling jihad violence for years now is unclear only to those who are willfully ignorant.
  • Bangkok bomb probe: ‘Foreign man’ but no ‘international terrorism’

    08/20/2015 7:05:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 2015/08/20 | Nattasuda Anusonadisai Jocelyn Gecker
    Bangkok bomb probe: ‘Foreign man’ but no ‘international terrorism’ Police said they suspect plot involved at least 10 people and say Chinese victims were not specific target BANGKOK—Thai authorities gave confusing statements about the Bangkok bombing investigation Thursday, with a military spokesman saying they believe the attack wasn’t the work of international terrorists — a day after police issued an arrest warrant for the prime suspect that described him as a “foreign man.” Three days after the attack at a revered shrine in central Bangkok killed 20 people, authorities appeared to have few solid leads into the perpetrators of the...
  • Bangkok bomb: Thai authorities suspect Uighur link to Erawan shrine attack

    08/19/2015 12:39:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 18, 2015 | Vasudevan Sridharan
    Bangkok bomb: Thai authorities suspect Uighur link to Erawan shrine attack By Vasudevan Sridharan | International Business Times – 4 hours ago. Thai authorities are investigating whether Uighur militants from far-western China staged the deadly bombing in the Erawan shrine in Bangkok which killed 22 people. Amid the ongoing manhunt for the suspect who left his backpack, police said they were not ruling out any possibility including deported dozens of Uighurs to China sparking widespread criticism. "Police are not ruling out anything including (Thai) politics and the conflict of ethnic Uighurs who, before this, Thailand sent back to China," National...
  • 19 killed, 123 hurt as bomb blast rocks Bangkok tourist attraction

    08/17/2015 1:45:53 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 27 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | 17 August , 2015 | Bangkok Post
    A bomb explosion inside one of Bangkok’s most popular tourist attractions killed at least 19 people and injured 123 others – mostly foreign tourists – on Monday. Of the 19 dead victims, 12 died at the scene. The figures were based on information released by the Royal Thai Police Office as of 11.20pm on Monday. An improvised explosive device placed inside the Erawan shrine complex at the Ratchaprasong intersection detonated at 6.55pm. The scale of the explosion set motorbikes and taxis ablaze inside the intersection and bowed the iron fence of the Hindu shrine outward. Casualties were immediate , with...
  • Bangkok bomb: Explosion close to Erawan shrine kills at least 12 people - latest updates

    08/17/2015 6:26:48 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 17 Aug 2015 | Raziye Akkoc, and James Rothwell
    Bangkok bomb: Explosion close to Erawan shrine kills at least 12 people - latest updates Reports of several injuries and 12 reportedly killed after a bomb exploded at the Ratchaprasong intersection in central Bangkok. Follow the latest developments here By Raziye Akkoc, and James Rothwell 2:15PM BST 17 Aug 2015 • A bomb exploded on Monday in central Bangkok • Local media say 12 dead, 25 wounded • Motorcycle bomb, police say • The explosion was near the important Erawan shrine
  • Drunk Swiss Man Tied Up on Flight to Bangkok

    07/30/2015 3:59:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Passengers on a flight from Zurich to Bangkok were forced to tie up a drunk Swiss man who caused a fracas during the journey.The incident occurred on the TG971 Thai Airways flight on Sunday, Swiss daily Blick reported on Wednesday. Passengers on the flight told the paper that at around 11.30pm the Swiss, seated at the rear of the aircraft, started to cause a fuss. Members of the cabin crew tried to calm him, but the man, who was obviously drunk, became aggressive and insulted staff and passengers. “Like a madman he climbed over the seats, regardless of whether passengers...
  • India to seek formal help from Four nations in Israel car bombing

    03/02/2015 5:23:14 PM PST · by piasa
    PTI/India TV ^ | June 24, 2012
    New Delhi, Jun 24: With no word from Tehran yet, India is all set to send legal request letters to four nations including Iran seeking help in its probe into the bombing of an Israeli embassy’s vehicle here in February. Official sources said today that Letters Rogatory for Iran, Malaysia, Thailand and Georgia has been sent to Union Home Ministry for vetting after which it would sent to Legals and Treaty Division of Ministry of External Affairs to be sent to these respective countries. The sources said Iran had been earlier requested through diplomatic channels for help in tracing Houshang...
  • Traveling to Thailand? Don't Bring '1984'

    08/07/2014 5:54:19 PM PDT · by bamahead · 22 replies
    Reason ^ | Aug. 6, 2014 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    An in-flight magazine for travelers to Thailand offers some friendly advice on how to win friends and influence people in a country led by military junta. "Despite being under miliary control, Thailand is very safe for tourists," chirps the magazine copy, shared by Twitter user @joe_black317 this week. But for "good measure" you might want to take a few minor precautions, such as avoiding the color red, refraining from taking selfies with soldiers sans their consent, and for godssakes ditching your dystopian novels on the plane. "Don't carry George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984," the Philippine Airlines magazine warns in tip...
  • US cuts military aid to Thailand after coup

    05/23/2014 7:33:32 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 29 replies
    BBC World News ^ | May 23 , 2014 | BBC
    The US has suspended $3.5m (£2.1m) in military aid to Thailand and urged the country's army to restore civilian rule "immediately". Washington also urged tourists to cancel trips and halted non-essential visits by US government officials. The move came as former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra spent her first night in military custody.
  • World War Two bomb kills seven in Bangkok

    04/02/2014 7:16:14 PM PDT · by fso301 · 56 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/2/14 | Sunaina Gulati
    A suspected World War Two bomb has exploded in a Bangkok scrap yard, killing at least seven people and injuring 19. Workers were using a blow-torch to take the bomb apart and detonated it in the process, officials say.
  • Anti-government protests resume in Bangkok

    03/25/2014 9:32:35 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 12 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 03-26-2014 | Nicolas Asfouri
    "Thai anti-government protesters ride bicycles during a rally in Bangkok on March 24, 2014. They also want to introduce income qualifications and literacy tests for those who may vote in order to get rid of the political dictate of a majority's will."
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    03/08/2014 8:32:29 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    <p>MILAN (AP) — Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.</p> <p>Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.</p>
  • 3 dead in attack on Bangkok anti-gov't protesters

    02/24/2014 6:01:23 PM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 23, 2014
    Two young siblings and a woman were killed in an apparent grenade attack against anti-government protesters occupying an upscale shopping area of Thailand's capital on Sunday, the latest violence in a months-long political crisis that is growing bloodier by the day.
  • Thailand declares state of emergency in Bangkok

    01/21/2014 5:42:38 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Jan 21, 2014 | Flora Bagenal
    Thai authorities declared a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok that will begin Wednesday. It comes amid growing discontent among pro-government farmers.
  • What does Bangkok explosion mean for antigovernment protests?

    01/17/2014 6:49:04 AM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    Demonstrators have been attempting to 'shut down' Bangkok since Monday. Dozens were injured today as violence escalated after days of relative calm. An explosion during an antigovernment march in Bangkok today wounded at least 36 and raised concerns about escalating violence after the protest movement appeared to be losing steam in recent days.
  • Thai protesters target ministries, threaten bourse

    01/13/2014 8:00:38 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 15 , 2014 | Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat
    Protesters trying to topple Thailand's government said they would tighten the blockade around ministries on Tuesday and a hardline faction threatened to storm the stock exchange, while many major intersections in the capital Bangkok remained blocked. The turmoil is the latest chapter in an eight-year conflict pitting the Bangkok-based middle class and royalist establishment against the mostly poorer, rural supporters of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, a former premier who was ousted by the military in 2006. Many ministries and the central bank were forced to work from back-up offices on Monday after protesters led by...
  • Bangkok Will Be The World's Most-Visited City This Year

    05/28/2013 8:31:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/28/2013 | Natalie Paris, The Telegraph
    Thailand’s capital, the first point of entry for thousands who head to the country’s beaches, has been named the number one destination for international visitors in the Global Destination Cities Index forecast. The index rates visitor numbers and estimated spend for 132 different destinations around the world. Bangkok is expected to welcome 15.98 million international arrivals this year, just beating London, which is expecting 15.96 million visitors. London topped the list last year. The index has been compiled annually by MasterCard since 2010 and this is the first year that an Asian city was named as the number one destination....
  • Israel Embassy detains 'suspicious' Iranian man in Kathmandu

    04/22/2013 4:28:18 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    THE HIMALAYAN (THT Online) ^ | Added At:  2013-04-21 7:58 PM Last Updated At: 2013-04-21 12:39 PM | n/a
    KATHMANDU SNIPPET: The Annapurna Post vernacular daily reported on Sunday that the arrest was made on April 13. Identified as Mohsin Khosravian, the suspect is currently in police custody.

 The security officials at the Embassy speculated that the suspect was scouting the facility with a harmful intention "for he carried a tourist map of the Lazimpat area" where the Israeli mission is located. 

He had stayed in a Thamel-based hotel. After his arrest, the suspect told police that he had ventured out to find out a shop to repair his laptop.

 According to the report, the Nepal Police's Central Bureau...
  • One Night in Bangkok

    12/20/2012 4:00:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | December 20, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    BANGKOK -- Most of us can read about sex trafficking with a sense of detachment. It is only when we see its results up close that we are forced to confront the full extent of its horror. Nana Plaza is one of several "red light" districts in Bangkok. It is less than two blocks from my upscale hotel, but worlds away from it, a distance, you could say, separating Heaven from Hell. Girls -- and that's what many of them are -- wear almost nothing. They are there to please. My guide points out a three-story structure. "The higher you...
  • Israeli diplomat's car hit by blast in Delhi; 1 injured

    02/13/2012 4:28:12 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Express India ^ | Feb 13, 2012 at 1715 hrs IST
    New Delhi An Israeli official said an explosion was hit an Israeli diplomat's car in New Delhi on Monday. He said one person was hurt in the blast, but did not identify the victim. Israeli Embassy spokesman David Goldfarb said the car was near the embassy when the blast went off. Indian police said only that a car was on fire on the street outside the embassy.
  • Thai police: 2 more suspects in terror case

    02/17/2012 7:10:26 AM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    -excerpt- On Friday, Bangkok police commissioner Lt. Gen. Winai Thongsong announced authorities were searching for two more suspects in the case,...52-year-old Javad Nikkhahfard and said he was believed to be a bomb maker who had possibly been training the three Iranians.
  • Iranian bomber detonates and blows his legs off in terror attack (Graphic Video)

    02/14/2012 7:46:26 PM PST · by beaversmom · 39 replies
    Live Leak ^ | February 14, 2012 | unknown
    I saw other threads about this story, but didn't see the video posted. Video is at the bottom of the story.
  • Thailand blasts: 'Iranian' bomber injured in Bangkok

    02/14/2012 3:17:59 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/14/2012 | BBC
    A man thought to be Iranian has had both legs blown off after attempting to throw a bomb at police in the Thai capital, Bangkok, officials say. Two other explosions were reported in the same busy commercial district of the city, injuring four other people. Police said one blast took place at the house the injured man rented with other Iranians. One of those men also threw a bomb at a taxi in the capital. Last month, the US embassy warned of possible attacks in Bangkok.
  • Israel to "settle the score" for Bangkok attack

    02/14/2012 9:50:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    CBS ^ | 2/14/2012
    An Israeli Cabinet minister says his country will "settle the score" with the perpetrators of a bombing attempt in Bangkok. An Iranian man fleeing wounded from an explosion at a rented Bangkok house lobbed a grenade at police that rebounded and blew off one of his legs Tuesday in a series of blasts. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said the explosion, which wounded four civilians, was an attempted terrorist attack backed by Iran. Israel has also blamed Iran for a pair of attacks on Israeli diplomatic targets in India and Georgia on Monday. Tehran has denied responsibility for those attacks.
  • Bangkok Blasts Wound Iranian Attacker, 4 Others

    02/14/2012 7:24:07 AM PST · by edpc · 36 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 14 Feb 2012 | THANYARAT DOKSONE and TODD PITMAN
    BANGKOK (AP) — An Iranian man carrying grenades blew off his own legs and wounded four civilians Tuesday after an earlier blast shook his house in Bangkok, Thai authorities said. The explosions came a day after an Israeli diplomatic car was bombed in India — an attack Israel blamed on Iran.
  • Suspected Iranian Blew Off His Own Leg In A Botched Terror Attack In Bangkok

    02/14/2012 6:47:29 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-14-2012 | Robert Johnson
    Suspected Iranian Blew Off His Own Leg In A Botched Terror Attack In Bangkok Robert JohnsonFeburary 14, 2012 One day after bombs targeting Israeli embassy staff went off in India and Georgia, another botched attack played out this morning in Bangkok. Through several reports, the incident appears to have played out something like this: Saeib Morabi, a suspected Iranian, was fleeing an explosion that rocked through his rented home in central Bangkok. While he was on the road looking for transportation, another explosion went off "on a nearby road." When Morabi finally managed to flag down a cab, the driver...
  • Blasts In Bangkok 'Linked To Iran Revenge'

    02/14/2012 5:51:43 AM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 7+ views
    SkyNews ^ | February 14, 2012
    An Iranian bomber has been blamed for three explosions in the Thai capital Bangkok just a day after bomb attacks in India and Georgia. The blasts, which injured five people, come amid growing suspicion Iran is staging a series of revenge attacks for the assassinations of two nuclear scientists. A picture posted on Twitter showed a wounded man - the bomb suspect - lying on a pavement outside a Thai school. TV reports suggested an Iranian identification card was found nearby. It is understood two blasts came from grenades while a third explosive detonated in a home rented by the...
  • Hezbollah targeting Jews and Americans in Bangkok, 11 Embassies Issue Islamic terror alert

    01/15/2012 10:16:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/15/12 | Pamela Geller
    The jihad in Thailand continues. Not only is Thaland under seige by Muslims from within, but outside Islamic forces as well. You cannot escape Islamic supremacism. Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. How many have to die, how many countries have to fall victim to jihad before the free world understands they must defeat jihad (not fund it, appease it, placate it, make excuses for it etc.) Jews in Bangkok targetted (hat tip RV in Thalinad) Published: 15/01/2012 at 08:48 PM Online news A suspected Hezbollah member arrested on Friday by police targetted Jews and Americans in Bangkok, Defence Minister...
  • US Embassy warns of terrorist attack, Thai police arrest Hezbollah suspect

    01/13/2012 8:07:43 AM PST · by Individual Rights in NJ · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Science Montior ^ | 1/13/2012 | Panarat Thepgumpanat
    "A Lebanese suspect from the Hezbollah group has been taken into custody by Thai officials and police are investigating further," Chalerm Yoobamrung told Reuters. "Following concern raised by the Israeli embassy about a possible attack by a group of Lebanese terrorists in Bangkok, Thai police officials had been coordinating with Israeli officials since before the New Year."
  • Bangkok gun shops: What's inside and why tourists can't buy

    01/03/2012 7:23:45 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 25 replies ^ | 2 Jan 2012 | Richard Ehrlich
    Most Thais do not own a gun. Those who do, usually buy "for personal protection, and secondly for their collection. A lot of Thai people like guns," says Polpatr Tanomsup of the Firearms Association of Thailand. If you have an itchy trigger finger while visiting Thailand it may be difficult to purchase a gun, but wealthy foreigners and Thais who live here can now enjoy their weapon of choice thanks to the recent lifting of a ban imposed in Bangkok last year. Tourists can, however, buy custom-made leather holsters and other accessories at the estimated 80 weapons stores along Burapha...
  • No Exit in Bangkok [Thai Flood]

    11/14/2011 11:32:29 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 11/14/11
  • Bangkok floods could last weeks: Thai PM (crocks may swim around the city)

    10/26/2011 3:50:53 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    AFP ^ | 10/26/11 | Boonradom Chitradon
    Bangkok floods could last weeks: Thai PM By Boonradom Chitradon (AFP) – 5 hours ago BANGKOK — Thailand's premier on Wednesday warned the confused and nervous citizens of Bangkok that incoming floods could last for four weeks and that there was a one-in-two chance the city centre would be hit. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra told reporters that the capital's flood barriers might not be able to hold back a mass of run-off water from the north as the country grapples with its worst flooding in decades. "But I'm fifty percent confident that the inner zone of Bangkok will not be...
  • Thai airline hires transsexual flight attendants

    02/09/2011 3:04:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune/Tribune newspapers ^ | February 9, 2011 | Josh Noel
    Does the P.C. stand for "politically correct?" The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that P.C. Air, a Thai airline startup, is making a point to hire transsexual flight attendants. The airline has recruited six so far and plans to look for more. "I think these people can have many careers, not just in the entertainment business, and many of them have a dream to be an air hostess. I just made their dream come true," airline executive Peter Chan told the Herald.
  • Red-hot torture

    09/16/2006 1:08:58 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 18 replies · 1,533+ views ^ | Saturday, September 16, 2006 | By Bill O'Reilly
    Thanks to the New York Times, we now know the dreaded torture methods the sadistic CIA used on captured Al Qaeda big shots shortly after the 9/11 attack. I warn you: Reading this column any further will subject you to unvarnished brutality. According to a front-page article in the Times on Sunday, Sept. 10, Pakistani authorities captured Abu Zubaydah, Al Qaeda's personnel director, a few months after the terror attack five years ago. Zubaydah, wounded in the confrontation, was turned over to American authorities and whisked away to Bangkok, Thailand, where FBI interrogators began questioning him. According to unnamed sources...
  • Aussie 'attacked' by Thai elephant guide

    12/14/2010 10:47:06 AM PST · by Charlespg · 15 replies
    daily telegraph ^ | December 14, 2010 | aap
    AN enraged Thai elephant trainer beat an Australian tourist with a hooked stick after the man criticised him for using elephants to milk cash from tourists, Thai police said.
  • A Novel Tactic in Climate Fight Gains Some Traction

    11/09/2010 10:14:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 8, 2010 | JOHN M. BRODER
    WASHINGTON — With energy legislation shelved in the United States and little hope for a global climate change agreement this year, some policy experts are proposing a novel approach to curbing global warming: including greenhouse gases under an existing and highly successful international treaty ratified more than 20 years ago. The treaty, the Montreal Protocol, was adopted in 1987 for a completely different purpose, to eliminate aerosols and other chemicals that were blowing a hole in the Earth’s protective ozone layer. But as the signers of the protocol convened the 22nd annual meeting in Bangkok on Monday, negotiators are considering...
  • Suspect in Thai Blast Linked to Protest Group

    10/06/2010 9:35:44 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    (AP) via FOX ^ | October 6, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "BANGKOK – SNIPPET: "Police said a charred body recovered from the badly damaged building in Nonthaburi province, just north of Bangkok, probably is Samai Wongsuwan..." SNIPPET: ""There is a high probability that this is a bomb-making accident," said Nonthaburi police chief Maj. Gen. Supakit Srichantranon. He said police found bomb-making materials in the apartment, including fertilizer contained in fire extinguishers, electrical circuit boards and high-voltage batteries. Supakit said Samai was a suspect in the blast and in a bombing in the northern city of Chiang Mai. National police chief Gen. Wichean Potephosree told reporters the materials found at the...
  • Calif. man gets 25 years for sex with Thai minors

    08/02/2010 7:07:29 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 83 replies · 6+ views
    hosted ^ | Aug 2
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A former English teacher has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for traveling to Thailand to have sex with minors. The sentence was ordered after prosecutors challenged a previous 10-year sentence, calling it too lenient.
  • Security of US Passports called into question

    06/14/2010 2:58:24 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 11 replies · 295+ views
    abcnews.go ^ | June 14, 2010 | Matthew Mosk, Matthew Cole, Brian Ross and John Solomon
    Snips from Excerpt Only website. Despite repeated assurances they would move production to the U.S., a key government contractor has continued to assemble an electronic component of the nation's new, more sophisticated passport in Thailand.The factory is near the same Bangkok suburb where a notorious terrorist extremist was captured in 2003. There have been bursts of violence in the industrial city, Ayutthaya, as recently as last month.Both the inspector general at the Government Printing Office and the agency's own security chief have warned specifically against producing the computer chip assembly in the Thai facility. One internal report obtained by ABC...
  • Thai Tawhid Wal Jihad ["Son(s) of Tawhid wal Jihad" in Thai language.]

    05/28/2010 4:30:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 134+ views
    INTERNET ^ | May 28, 2010 | n/a
    28 May 2010 "THAI TAWHID WAL JIHAD" SNIPPET: "Operator identifies with Samir Khan in his "about" page, but I don't get the impression he actually knows Samir, just that he was inspired by or agrees with things Samir has said in various interviews."
  • Bangkok in flames as protesters refuse to back down

    05/19/2010 3:15:14 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 58 replies · 1,266+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/19/2010 | Damien McElroy and Ian MacKinnon in Bangkok
    government admits it lost control when protesters set fire to key buildings in the city following a day of running battles with troops which left 12 dead and 60 injured. Flames rise from the burning city hall which was set on fire by red shirt protesters Rioters set fires at the stock exchange, electricity headquarters, banks and government offices. Siam Theatre, a much loved city institution, collapsed in flames. Hundreds of people had to be rescued from the burning headquarters of Channel 3 television. The death toll since fresh outbreaks of violence on Thursday now stands at 51. The government...
  • AP Photographer Sees 3 Foreign Journalists Shot During Bangkok Army Operation, 1 Appears Dead

    05/18/2010 9:46:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 43 replies · 2,860+ views
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  • Bangkok screenshots

    05/19/2010 8:33:38 AM PDT · by Number57 · 14 replies · 1,005+ views
    Fox News
    Fox News was streaming raw video of this online (no audio), but cut the stream when the fires got bad
  • MediaWATCH: Urban Warfare Kills 25, and Tourism

    05/16/2010 1:08:39 AM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies · 489+ views ^ | Sunday, May 16, 2010 | By Phuketwan Reporters
    Note: Photos included. snippet: " Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is vowing to press on with efforts to secure the capital as the army warns of a crackdown after a day of urban warfare which pushed the death toll to 25. Mr Abhisit last night declared there would be no turning back. Yesterday's fighting took place as the reds attempted to reopen their supply lines."
  • Thai army to meet as troops defend Bangkok bank area

    04/18/2010 9:13:01 PM PDT · by DukeBillie · 1 replies · 270+ views
    Reuters ^ | Apr 18, 2010 | Alan Raybould
    The Thai army sent troops to a Bangkok business district early on Monday, a day after vowing to punish protesters if they marched there, raising fears of more violence after 24 people died in bloody clashes a week ago. Army commanders were due to meet later in the day for what was billed as a regular meeting, but one that would give the military the chance to show a united front after reports of splits in the ranks and as rumors of a coup. Prime Minister Vejjajiva made army chief General Paochinda head of national security on Friday, replacing a...
  • Thai government feels fallout from deadly clashes

    04/11/2010 4:35:35 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 8 replies · 373+ views
    BBC News ^ | April 11, 2010 | Vaudine England
    A month ago, Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva might have felt relatively secure, despite the opposition's anger at his government. A court had just confiscated two-thirds of the private assets of the former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra. Local newspapers were firmly on the government's side, predicting some days of angry ranting by an uneducated rabble from the countryside which would soon peter out. But then the anti-government protesters, the red-shirts, began their protests in the old heart of Bangkok, to press for new elections, and Mr Abhisit has spent the following weeks under military protection, unable to go home or...