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  • Thai cave boys leave monastery after novice monkhood

    08/04/2018 8:20:58 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 4 Aug 2018
    Eleven of the Wild Boars youth football team were ordained novices in memory of a diver who died during their rescue. Their 25-year-old coach, who has received monk's orders, will stay on for three months. One of the boys did not participate as he is a Christian
  • Thai cave rescue: All 12 boys, soccer coach freed from cave

    07/10/2018 8:24:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    cnn ^ | 11:20 AM ET, Tue July 10, 2018
    The twelfth boy and his coach were the last of the team to be rescued Tuesday, after a complicated three-day operation to extricate the team, who became trapped on June 23 when rising flood water cut off the exit, deep inside the cave. In the last 18 days, what began as a local search for the missing 13 turned into a complex rescue operation, involving hundreds of experts who flew in from around the world to help.
  • Thailand cave rescue: ninth boy rescued as mission to free others continues live

    07/10/2018 2:45:43 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 53 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 10 | Matthew Weaver
    Reuters has a little more detail: A tenth person was rescued on Tuesday from a flooded Thai cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped for more than two weeks, raising hopes all 13 would be out by the end of the day.
  • Today is D-Day. At 10 a.m. today (0300 GMT) 13 foreign divers went in to extract the children

    07/08/2018 8:38:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    AltHouse Blog ^ | July 8, 2018 | none stated
    The rescue mission began after rain showers soaked the Tham Luang Cave area in northern Chiang Rai province for the past 24 hours, heightening the risks in what the governor has called a war with water and time to save the team.... Weather.com forecast sustained thunderstorms lasting through Sunday and Monday, with further stormy weather expected for around the next two weeks.... To escape, the children must dive through dark, narrow passageways sometimes no more than two-feet wide, that have challenged some of the worlds leading cave divers. A former member of Thailands SEAL unit died during a dive on...
  • Thailand cave rescue: officials evacuate site for 'rescue operation' live

    07/07/2018 6:23:33 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 189 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 7 | Kate Lyons
    Jacob Goldberg, who is still inside the cave rescue site, has this footage of divers arriving at the cave site, to be mobbed by reporters. Reporters and all those not directly involved in the rescue operation have been banned from entering the site, and those already inside have been give until 9am to clear out.
  • Former Thai navy SEAL working to rescue soccer team trapped in a cave has died

    07/06/2018 6:42:23 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/06/18 | Tara Francis Chan
    A former Thai Navy SEAL died early Friday while placing oxygen tanks in the cave where a Thai soccer team has been stuck for nearly two weeks. ... The volunteer diver, who has been identified as 38-year-old Saman Kunan, died from a lack of oxygen early around 1 a.m. on Friday morning. ... More than 100 Thai Navy SEALS are working on the rescue mission as well as divers from Australia, the US, UK, China, and other countries.
  • Thailand cave search: Divers close in on missing soccer team

    07/01/2018 8:42:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/01/2018 | Yuli Yang, Kocha Olarn and Sheena McKenzie,
    China and Australia have joined the search for 12 boys missing in a Thai cave, as divers on Sunday closed in on the spot where they believe the teens are sheltering. The international rescue operation -- which includes over 1,000 people from Thai emergency services, the US Military and British cave experts -- has been ramping up its efforts since the boys and their 25-year-old soccer coach disappeared during an outing in the caves in northern Thailand eight days ago. Divers are now closing in on the spot where they believe the missing boys are sheltering in the Tham Luang...
  • Thailand - Nation in mourning

    10/13/2016 10:07:47 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 16 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | Oct. 13 , 2016 | Bangkok Post
    Nation in mourning
  • Thailand blasts target Phuket and Hua Hin tourist spots

    08/11/2016 9:07:13 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12 August 2016
    A series of blasts across Thailand targeted the tourist towns of Hua Hin, Phuket and other locations, leaving at least three dead and many injured. They came hours after twin bombs killed one person in the seaside resort town of Hua Hin, near the capital Bangkok. On Friday, the town was hit again by multiple blasts. Two explosions were also reported in the popular tourist destination of Phuket.
  • Thai activists charged over 'military torture' report

    07/26/2016 11:36:10 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 1 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 7-26-20116 | BBC
    Three Thai human rights activists have been charged with criminal defamation over a report alleging torture by soldiers in southern Thailand. Allegations of military abuses in the south, home to a longstanding Muslim insurgency are nothing new. But there has been a sharp increase in the use of criminal defamation laws against government critics in recent years, BBC correspondent Jonathan Head says. Rights groups condemned the charges. The trio face up to two years in prison if found guilty of defaming the military, and a further three years if they are found to have violated the country's computer crimes act.
  • How to learn 30 languages

    05/31/2015 8:01:33 PM PDT · by Cronos · 88 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 May 2015 | David Robson
    Out on a sunny Berlin balcony, Tim Keeley and Daniel Krasa are firing words like bullets at each other. First German, then Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Croatian, Mandarin and Thai theyve barely spoken one language before the conversation seamlessly melds into another. Together, they pass through about 20 different languages or so in total. It can be difficult enough to learn one foreign tongue. Yet Im here in Berlin for the Polyglot Gathering, a meeting of 350 or so people who speak multiple languages some as diverse as Manx, Klingon and Saami, the language of reindeer herders in Scandinavia....
  • Thai woman flips out over rude Chinese tourists (video)(Not actual title - See first comment)

    03/19/2015 7:10:53 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    YouTube,com ^ | 3-16-2015 | Thaivideo Today
    Author- I don't own the video. I just added subs. See video origins below: 片源看下面: Chinese only . . . 12/3/58 CREDIT: www.facebook.com/jhaky.pijitumphon ขอบคุณคลิปแนะนำจาก @Nan Paweena Morasu [Language Warning]
  • Thailand coup d'tat as military seizes power

    05/22/2014 5:06:06 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 34 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/22/2014 | BBC
    Thailand's army chief has announced that the military is taking control of the government. The coup came after two days of inconclusive talks between the main political factions. Thailand has been in political turmoil for months. On Tuesday the army imposed martial law. A curfew has been declared, effective across the country from 22:00 to 05:00 local time. Political party leaders, including opposition leader Suthep Thaugsuban, were taken away from the talks venue after troops sealed off the area......
  • Thailand protest leader gives PM 'two-day ultimatum'

    12/01/2013 11:30:00 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 27 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 1 December 2013 | Jonathan Head
    Thai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban says he has met PM Yingluck Shinawatra and given her two days to "return power to the people". Mr Suthep said the meeting had been held under the auspices of the military and there was no compromise. [snip]They say Ms Yingluck's administration is controlled by her brother, exiled ex-leader Thaksin Shinawatra, and they want to replace it with a "People's Council".
  • Thais zero in on having Asean's best air force

    09/22/2013 11:07:54 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | 19 Sep 2013 | Wassana Nanuam
    Thais zero in on having Asean's best air force The deployment of 12 newly delivered Gripen fighters at Surat Thani air base enables Thailand to get closer to its goal of becoming one of Asean's best air forces. The 12 jets _ four single-seat Gripen 39Ds and eight twin-seat Gripen 39Cs _ that were procured from Sweden along with two Saab 340 airborne early warning and control aircraft and a Saab 340B transport...
  • Just Wait til We Get Home

    01/09/2013 10:50:50 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Obama (pretending to like girls)with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra... h/t Speedunque
  • Thailand: Senator 'accidentally' kills secretary (with an Uzi)

    08/13/2012 10:15:11 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | 8/13/12
    A senator for Mae Hong Son has told police he accidentally shot and killed his personal secretary with a submachine gun in a restaurant in Phrae province, a duty officer at Wang Chin police station said on Monday. Senator Boonsong Kowawisarat The shooting occurred at a restaurant in Wang Chin district of the northern province on Sunday night, Pol Lt Choosak Poonsawat said. Boonsong Kowawisarat, 55, and his personal assistant Chanakarn Detkard, 46, were travelling to Bangkok in the senator's car and stopped for dinner at a restaurant on a local road in moo 2 in tambon Mae Keng, Phrae....
  • Thai floods hit motor and hi-tech supply chains

    10/25/2011 3:29:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Thai floods hit motor and hi-tech supply chains Published: 25 October 2011 Flooding in Thailand, reckoned to be the worst for fifty years, is disrupting supply chains for a number of major manufacturers. Heavy monsoon rains since July have affected large areas of the country and is now starting to affect Bangkok. More than 360 people have died in the flooding. Toyota has production plants at Samrong, Gateway, and Ban Pho plants. It halted production at the three plants on 10th October as a result of parts-supply delays, although the plants themselves had not been affected. That decision is to...
  • Goodbye, Thai Nazi: Darawan Charoenrat of Kanomwan (Houston TX Thai food legend dies)

    07/10/2010 11:30:46 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 4 replies
    Houston Press ^ | Thu., Jun. 10 2010 | Nishta Mehra
    You may not have even known the restaurant by its proper name, Kanomwan. And it's even more likely that you did not know its proprietor's real name, either-- Darawan Charoenrat. For eaters "in the know" for the last decade or more, both have simply been called Thai Nazi, or the restaurant was called Telephone Thai. Last week, Houston's infamous Thai Nazi died, and Kanomwan is, at least for now, closed. If it seems curious to mourn a man with such a nickname (a play on Seinfeld's "Soup Nazi"), you probably weren't a Kanomwan regular. Though Charoenrat was often brusque, barking,...
  • Thai Police Force Takes Monkey On The Beat

    04/01/2010 10:36:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies · 466+ views
    Sky News ^ | April 2, 2010 | Tom Bonnett
    A Thai police force has begun taking a monkey, dressed in police uniform, on patrol each day to help improve relations with Muslim separatists. The five-year-old pig-tailed macaque was adopted after policemen in Yaha province in southern Thailand found him injured with a broken arm. Trainers taught Santisuk, which means peace in Thai, to pick up coconuts and he now helps residents collect the fruit.