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16 min ago | Tivyside Advertiser

Thai police continue to hunt killer

Police in Thailand are continuing to hunt the killer of two young Britons found dead on a beach in the divers' paradise island of Koh Tao. The bodies of Ms Witheridge, 23, from Great Yarmouth in Norfolk and 24-year-old Mr Miller from Jersey, were discovered semi-naked on a rocky section of the shore around 100 yards from the scene of a beach party early on Monday.


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1 hr ago |

Taiwan's tourism unaffected by tainted oil scandal

It is business as usual at popular tourist attractions across Taiwan, despite worries over a widening scandal involving the use of tainted oil in many food products. TAIPEI: It is business as usual at popular tourist attractions across Taiwan, despite worries over a widening scandal involving the use of tainted oil in many food products.


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5 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Tourism slump continues

The predicted recovery of tourism in the post-coup era remains elusive, with statistics for August showing international arrivals down 11.85% from the same month a year ago. For the first eight months of this year, foreign arrivals to Thailand totalled 15.7 million, down 10.66% from 17.57 million in the same period last year, the Department of Tourism reported on its website.


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9 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

TAA flies Krabi-Guangzhou

Guangzhou: Thai AirAsia is strengthening its network in China with the launch of a new route aimed at the renewed surge in arrivals from the world's most populous country. Thailand's largest low-cost carrier will begin non-stop daily service connecting Krabi with the southern-Chinese economic hub of Guangzhou on Nov 6. The Krabi-Guangzhou flight will its 14th Thailand-China air route and one of the 10 Chinese destinations served by TAA, forming what is believed to be the largest China network abroad by a non-Chinese carrier.


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14 hrs ago | The Age

Export risk on China coal ban

A tourist with a protective mask takes a self-portrait at the Bund under heavy haze in Shanghai. Photo: AP The government has decided to limit the use of imported coal with more than 40 per cent ash and 3 per cent sulphur in the three main coal-using regions from January 1, 2015 in a bid to improve air quality, especially in the major cities such as Beijing.


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18 hrs ago | WFIE-TV Evansville

10 things to know for Tuesday

15, 2014. . A boy jumps from remains of a charred tank in the village of Novosvitlivka, eastern Ukraine, Monday, Sept.


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18 hrs ago | Outlook

Passengers Boo Malik, PML-N Lawmaker Off PIA Flight Over Delay

Angry passengers on board a PIA flight stopped former interior minister Rehman Malik and a Hindu lawmaker of the ruling PML-N from boarding the plane, accusing them of causing over two hours of delay. The Islamabad-bound Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-370 from Karachi was delayed by two and a half hours yesterday as it kept waiting for the arrival of Pakistan People's Party senator Malik and National Assembly member Dr Ramesh Kumar Wakwani.


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20 hrs ago | The Star Online

Vietnam, US restart adoptions after six-year ban

HANOI: American parents will be allowed to adopt Vietnamese children again, authorities said Tuesday, ending a six-year ban imposed after allegations of baby-selling and fraud but with new restrictions. Two American agencies have been awarded licences but new US adoptions will be limited to children over the age of five, sibling groups and those with special needs, the US State Department said.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014


Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets foreign convoy

A police official in Kabul says that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards from the U.S. Embassy . Faird Afzalai, the chief of criminal investigations for Kabul's police, said Tuesday that the bomber targeted a foreign convoy, but he did not immediately have information about what kind of convoy or the number of casualties.


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Meet China's giant online shopping 'crocodile'

Alibaba has become by far the dominant e-commerce company in China, a country with the world's greatest number of Internet users, in only 15 years. The Hangzhou-based company is largely unknown outside Greater China but one of the biggest-ever listings on the New York Stock Exchange and a newly launched US shopping website, 11 Main, will expand its global stature.


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5 overlooked world treasures

While tourists flock to the Great Wall of China and other popular tourist destinations around the world, why not explore some lesser-known hidden gems? Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler and Global Heritage Fund head Vince Michael recommend Pingyao Ancient City for a more complete picture of ancient Chinese life. Heading to Machu Picchu in Peru? How about exploring Chavin de Huantar, a pre-Columbian archaeological site that was a religious and ceremonial pilgrimage center for the pre-Columbian Andean religious world? One of the earliest known towns in the world, Catalhoyuk is a nearly 10,000-year-old example of a well-preserved Neolithic village in Turkey.


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The Washington Post

Maldives supports China's modern 'Silk Road' plan

MALE, Maldives - Chinese President Xi Jinping began a weeklong tour of South Asia on Monday, choosing the tiny island nation of the Maldives to tout his vision for a modern maritime "Silk Road." Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom said his country was ready to participate actively in the initiative to create a shipping route from China to Europe via West Africa.


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Bangkok Post

'Gridlock' warned for Asian skies

Asian air traffic could be heading for "catastrophic gridlock," aviation experts warned, urging the region's countries to cooperate more, the International Air Transport Association says. Malaysia Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, in this file picture taken March 11, 2014.


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Wharfedale Observer

The bodies of two British tourists have been found on a beach in Thailand, police said

The victims were a 23-year-old woman from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and a 24-year-old man from Jersey, in the Channel Islands, according to the Thai authorities. The attack happened on the popular small island of Koh Tao, which is known for its diving and lively bars.


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The Star Online

'The Flying Winemaker' puts the spotlight on Asian wines

Mind blowing: Eddie McDougall, a.k.a. The Flying Winemaker travels to Taiwan, where he discovers a completely different world of wine from the one he knows. Can you pair wine with beef rendang or char koay teow? What about stinky tofu? Did you know that countries like Thailand, India and Vietnam also produce wine? How do these Asian wines stack up against those from the more established international ones? Find out the answers to these questions and more, on TLC's brand new show The Flying Winemaker , in which Hong Kong-born, Chinese-Australian wine connoisseur Eddie McDougall travels around Asia to revolutionise the way people view and consume Asian wine and food.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily Times

Shahbaz visits flood-hit villages

LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday visited flood-hit villages in Sheikhupura, Narowal and Muridke. He took part in relief operation through helicopter for helping the flood affectees of southern Punjab.


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Bangor Daily News

US to resume Vietnamese adoptions

Americans will soon be able to follow celebrity couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in adopting Vietnamese children after alleged baby-selling led the U.S. to halt adoptions for six years. Vietnam's Ministry of Justice will make an announcement about overseas adoptions Sept.


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Himachal tourism to bloom due to floods in Kashmir

Floods in Kashmir may be a boon for Himachal Pradesh. A surge in tourist inflow to Himachal Pradesh is likely in the upcoming festive season because the devastating floods in Kashmir are scaring away tourists.


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WPTV Local News

North Korea sentences American to hard labor

The guilty verdict came as no surprise. In fact, 24-year-old Matthew Miller basically admitted his guilt during a rare, CNN interview earlier this month.


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Journal Gazette

Japan's yen for cuties goes beyond Kitty

TOKYO Hello Kitty, who many learned recently is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters.


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