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Thailand elects Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand’s first female Prime Minister

Thailand elects Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand’s first female Prime Minister

Yingluck Shinawatra was elected as Thailand’s 28th and first female prime minister on Friday, in a special session of the House of Representatives, just one month after her party won…

Man Caught with Live Baby Animals in Luggage

A man has been caught at Bangkok airport with live baby animals in his luggage, including panthers, leopards, and a baby bear.   The man, a 36-year old citizen of…

New Zealand tourist may have died from insecticides

Sarah Katherine Carter, 23, and her two friends fell ill on February 3 while staying at the Downtown Inn in Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand.   Ms Carter’s companions recovered,…

Burma Earthquake Kills at Least 75

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Burma on Friday, killing at least 75 people, with tremors felt as far away as Bangkok, Hanoi and China. The quake struck some 90 kilometres…

Australia’s Help Needed to Halt Mekong Dam

Australia’s help is needed to halt the development of a $3.5 billion hydro-electricity project on the Mekong River, environmental groups say. The Xayaburi Dam project in Laos has brought disagreement…

Top 3 of 41 Places to Go In 2011 by the New York Times

According to New York Times’ top travel destinations for 2011, Santiago de Chile is the best place to visit in 2011, as the country has successfully recovered from the aftereffects…

WHO Warns of Anti-Malaria Drug Resistance

A statement issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) warns that the anti-malaria drug resistance first detected in the Cambodia-Thailand border region in February 2009 seems to be spreading across…

WHO Warns of Anti-Malaria Drug Resistance

A statement issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) warns that the anti-malaria drug resistance first detected in the Cambodia-Thailand border region in February 2009 seems to be spreading across…