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# thailand - Today’s News


# thailand - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Irish person arrested in Thai resort town for ‘playing bridge’

An Irish national was one of 32 people arrested for gambling.

# thailand - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

British tourist trampled to death by elephant in Thailand

It’s the latest in a string of incidents that has led to questions over animal tourism in Thailand.

# thailand - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Tourist undergoes emergency surgery after strangers in Thailand queue to give blood

Lucy Hill (21) received the blood type required for a transfusion after an online campaign for donors went viral.

Woman killed and baby injured after being trampled by wild elephant

It is the second deadly attack in the area in recent months.

# thailand - Monday 11 January, 2016

Tourist bitten on the face after trying to kiss a python

It is understood that the woman has been compensated for her injuries.

# thailand - Friday 8 January, 2016

Company withdraws ‘racist’ ad for skin-whitening product after online backlash

The company said its intention was to convey that self-improvement is crucial.

# thailand - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Anonymous attacks Thai police sites in protest at backpacker murder verdicts

Two Myanmar migrant workers were sentenced to death last month over the murders of two British tourists.

# thailand - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Death sentences for murder of UK tourists on Thai party island spark anger Backpackers This post contains videos

Death sentences for murder of UK tourists on Thai party island spark anger

Thai police have been accused of bungling the investigation.

# thailand - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Two men sentenced to death for murder of British tourists in Thailand

The two men were found guilty of the brutal killing – but questions have been raised about how the police handled the case.

The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve

Just one more sleep until Christmas. Here’s what you need to know.

# thailand - Thursday 17 December, 2015

International search for British traveller called off after he explains he was relaxing

He told his mother via a Facebook message that he would never be able to see his family again.

# thailand - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

77-year-old man faces seven years in jail for giving flowers to protestors

The former teacher was unaware he was wanted by police until his arrest on Sunday.

Irishman faces up to 50 years in jail after being arrested on drug charges in Thailand

If convicted he faces a maximum sentence of 50 years in jail.

# thailand - Monday 7 September, 2015

Watch: Fireball streaking down from space shocks commuters in Bangkok

The sky was lit up by what’s thought to be a meteor.

# thailand - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

‘Some people just care about money’: Thailand under pressure over bizarre animal shows

The country’s treatment of animals is coming under increasing scrutiny from animal rights groups.

# thailand - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Turkish national charged over deadly Bangkok bombing

It is the first arrest in connection with the 17 August bombing at the Erawan shrine

# thailand - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Elephant kills keeper and runs into the jungle with three tourists

The animal and tourists have since been recovered.

# thailand - Friday 21 August, 2015

Thai TV station apologises for re-enacting deadly bombing

Meanwhile, two potential suspects have been cleared.

# thailand - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Thai PM says police investigating bombing should get tips from TV series Blue Bloods

Authorities said today it is “unlikely” the attack was carried out by international terrorists.

# thailand - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

The hunt for the Bangkok bomber – what we know so far

The man, who “didn’t act alone”, “might be foreign or Thai” according to police.

# thailand - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Thai police release photos of Bangkok bombing suspect

Earlier today there was a second explosion in the capital. No injuries have been reported.

# thailand - Monday 17 August, 2015

Bangkok bombing: 19 confirmed dead, 120 injured

Police confirm a bomb exploded in the downtown Chidlom district at about 7pm local time.

# thailand - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Man jailed for 30 years for ‘insulting’ Thai royals on Facebook

And there is no right for the man to appeal.

# thailand - Sunday 26 July, 2015

What I learned winding my way through Thailand’s sweaty party epicentre

As a tourist, you have to accept that you’re entering a foreign country as exactly that: a tourist. There will always be something inherently transactional about the experience.

# thailand - Friday 24 July, 2015

Couple in hiding after surrogate mother presses abduction charges

“Our family are missing very important months of both our children’s lives.”

# thailand - Monday 20 July, 2015

Couple stranded in Thailand with daughter as surrogate claims she didn’t know they were gay

The couple are now facing a lengthy court battle.

# thailand - Friday 10 July, 2015

“It’s been hard, very hard”: Family of tourist murdered in Thailand speaks out

David Miller was murdered and Hannah Witheridge was raped and murdered.

# thailand - Thursday 9 July, 2015

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s Thursday and here’s all the news you need to know.

# thailand - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

GAA clubs pay tribute to Irishman dead in Thailand drowning incident

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing assistance to his family.

From The42 GAA clubs pay tribute to Waterford man who dies in Thailand drowning incident RIP

GAA clubs pay tribute to Waterford man who dies in Thailand drowning incident

The victim was a native of Dungarvan.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s Wednesday and here’s all the news you need to know.

Men accused of rape and murder of British tourists say that they confessed after being tortured

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were killed in Thailand last year.

# thailand - Sunday 31 May, 2015

From The42 Leicester City investigate ‘race orgy’ allegations Investigation

Leicester City investigate ‘race orgy’ allegations

Three Leicester players were filmed in a sexually explicit video in which a Thai woman was allegedly racially abused.

# thailand - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

That ‘unwanted’ migrant boat nations had been turning away has been found

Fears had been growing for those on board after contact was lost with the vessel on Saturday.

# thailand - Thursday 7 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge 5 reasons why Sriracha sauce makes everything better Nice And Spicy

5 reasons why Sriracha sauce makes everything better

Because spice is always welcome.

# thailand - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Young child dies in fire on board tourist-packed Thailand ferry

No Irish citizens were thought to be on board.

# thailand - Friday 20 February, 2015

Thailand bans surrogacy for foreigners after Baby Gammy scandal

An Australian couple were accused of abandoning the baby boy with Down syndrome while taking his twin sister back with them.

# thailand - Sunday 1 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Thai girl starts social media campaign to find Wexford lad who photobombed her selfie 21st Century Love

Thai girl starts social media campaign to find Wexford lad who photobombed her selfie

The girl met DCU student David Atkinson at a gig in Bangkok earlier this month – and she wants to find him again.

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