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  • Gun Control Across The World Only Leads To Acid, Knifings, And Bombings

    02/21/2018 12:37:57 PM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | February 21, 2018 | By Jason Jellison
    I wish that I could tell you that my life in Bangkok is better with very few guns in the city, but now I have to watch out for bombs. I have been living in Bangkok for nearly half a decade now, but I was raised in America, and I too am watching the extensive back and forth between gun rights supporters and those pushing for strict gun control in the wake of the Florida school shooting. In my extensive world travels, I have made a number of observations in countries that have gun control that might add something of...
  • China lawyer's family says US helped them flee

    05/08/2017 8:29:02 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    Stuck in a Bangkok jail with a deportation order against her, Chen Guiqiu waited with dread over what seemed certain to come next. A Thai immigration official showed her surveillance video of the jail entrance, where more than a dozen Chinese security agents were waiting. Within minutes, Chen feared, she and her two daughters would be escorted back to China, where her husband, prominent rights lawyer Xie Yang, was held on a charge of inciting subversion - and where punishment for attempting to flee surely awaited her. After weeks on the run, Chen was exhausted, and so was her luck....
  • 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
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | 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.