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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Thailand’

Kendall Jenner and Sisters Rock Sexy Swimwear

Kendall Jenner and her sisters–big sister Khloe Kardashian and little sis Kylie Jenner–are rocking some super sexy swimwear as the Keeping Up With the Kardashians family vacations in Thailand. The sisters have been sharing their fun in the sun and surf with their fans on Instagram. Kendall, Khloe and Kylie showed off their athletic prowess as they hit the water. …

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Malaysia Airlines: Thailand Held Info for Ten Days

The Associated Press is reporting that Thailand has now come forward with a new piece of information regarding the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that has been missing for ten days now. Turns out, they may have seen it on radar right after it lost contact with the rest of the world. The news from Thailand may not change anything in …

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Has Yingluck Shinawatra’s Luck Run Out?

The last few months for embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have no doubt been nightmarish. It has been far worse for the anti-government protesters who have found themselves the victims of increased violence which recently resulted in multiple deaths. As the protests rage on it appears the odds are increasingly shifting towards those presently seeking to have Shinawatra removed from …

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Thai Elephant Attack, Tourist Trampled To Death

Authorities in Thailand continue their investigation into the death of a woman whose body was found by Thai park rangers on January 18th. The woman has since been identified as Lily Glidden of Freeville, NY. She was 24-years-old. Glidden was a 2012 graduate of Tufts University where she majored in Biology. She was known for her interest in animals and …

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Thailand Declares State Of Emergency; Opposition Stands Firm

This week, Thailand declared a state of emergency in Bangkok amid intense political unrest. The government has issued a 60-day clampdown which gives them the right to issue curfews, censor the media and use military force against the public if necessary. The Thai government did, however, say that it does not intend to use force against protesters, even though protesters …

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Bangkok Shutdown: “Surround Government Buildings,” Says Suthep

As the Bangkok shutdown continues on, the protest speeches are heating up amidst a party-like atmosphere. If you’re a bit unfamiliar with what’s been going on over in Thailand, it pretty much boils down to citizens wanting reform of a government they deem corrupt. After former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was ejected by way of military coup in 2006, he …

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Bangkok Shutdown As Protests Rage On

Today saw the beginnings of a planned month-long “shutdown” in Bangkok. Anti-government protesters have successfully blocked off several key points in the capital city, which include Pathumwan intersection, Lat Phrao intersection, Chaeng Wattana Road and Victory Monument. This has forced law enforcement to direct citizens to use alternative routes. Police Lieutenant General Ruangsak Jritek reportedly stated that 4,000 officers have …

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Yingluck Shinawatra Offers Referendum; Not Resigning

Following massive protests during the month of November and increased pressure to step down, Yingluck Shinawatra, current Prime Minister of Thailand, has decided to dissolve all of Parliament and hold elections in which “The people will decide what the majority wants and who they want to govern the country.” On Sunday, Yingluck had stated that she would resign if that …

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Thai Parliament Dissolved, Protesters Press On

Bangkok has been the site of a long series of increasingly violent protests. The anti-government protesters wish to rid their country of the influence of ousted Thaksin Shinawatra, a sentiment brought on by an attempt to bring him back into the country. The former prime minister was forced to flee after a military coup in 2006. His younger sister Yingluck …

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Bangkok Protests Turn Violent As Police Retaliate

Thousands of anti-government protesters flooded the streets of Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city, on Monday, November 25, with the opposition leading the event calling for “a campaign of civil disobedience,” including a three-day strike and a request for Thai businesses to delay paying their taxes. At least four very large, vocal demonstrations were held in Bangkok on Monday, which caused many …

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Faroe Islanders “Importing” Wives from Thailand

The remote Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic have seen a dip in population, as well as a stark imbalance between male and female populations, so some Faroese men have been “importing” wives from Thailand and the Philippines. The Faroe Islands are an island group and archipelago under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark, located between the Norwegian Sea …

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Dunkin’ Donuts Blackface Campaign in Thailand

Dunkin’ Donuts has issued an apology for being “insensitive” during their recent advertising campaign in Thailand. The advertisement shows a woman with her face painted black and bright pink lipstick holding a half eaten “charcoal doughnut”. The slogan reads “Break every rule of deliciousness.” The Thailand CEO, Nadim Salhani, originally defended the campaign saying the outrage was just “paranoid American …

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