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16 min ago | Tivyside Advertiser
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.
1 hr ago | Channelnewsasia.com
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.
5 hrs ago | Bangkok Post
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.
9 hrs ago | Bangkok Post
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.
14 hrs ago | The Age
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.
18 hrs ago | WFIE-TV Evansville
15, 2014. . A boy jumps from remains of a charred tank in the village of Novosvitlivka, eastern Ukraine, Monday, Sept.
18 hrs ago | Outlook
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:28 pm
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