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3 hrs ago | The Nation

Tourist arrivals may reach 4 million, Laotian minister says

The number of tourists visiting Laos could reach 4 million this year if new arrivals keep flocking to the country despite the current political instability in the region and in the world.

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7 hrs ago | Suria

Muslim visitors to Japan forecast to hit...

Muslim visitors to Japan are expected to reach one million a year by 2020, triple the 2013 level, as it further opens up to tourists, a specialist travel firm said Friday.

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9 hrs ago | She Knows

10 Fast food items from around the world that make us go "hmm"

Claire is an aspiring nutritionist with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping.

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Related Topix: Dining, us Travel, Travel, Life, Food, Fast Food, Nutrition, Laos Travel, Asia Travel, Foie Gras

10 hrs ago | Thetelegraphand Argus

Family's anguish at delay in justice for Keighley teacher attacked in Thailand

THE LONG wait for justice is continuing for the parents of Keighley teacher Adam Pickles who was put in a coma after being hit with an iron bar in Thailand.

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12 hrs ago | RTE.ie

Funds raised for abandoned surrogate baby

Well-wishers raised nearly 70,000 for a baby reportedly left with his surrogate Thai mother after his Australian parents discovered he had Down Syndrome and returned home with his healthy twin sister.

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12 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Australian couple 'leave disabled baby with Thai surrogate'

Well-wishers on Friday had raised nearly $100,000 for a baby reportedly left with his surrogate Thai mother after his Australian parents discovered he had Down's Syndrome and returned home with his healthy twin sister.

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15 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Indian PM, US Secretary Of State Meet For Talks On Bilateral Ties, Global Issues

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held talks with visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry on bilateral, regional and global issues.

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19 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Vietnam Prepares Evacuation Plans For Nationals In Libya

The Vietnamese embassy in Libya has prepared plans to evacuate Vietnamese nationals there in case of emergency, Vietnam News Agency reported.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Straits Times

Tour buses from Malaysia, Singapore not allowed beyond Thailand's Songkhla

Tour buses and vans from Malaysia and Singapore will no longer be allowed to operate beyond Thailand's Songkhla province beginning Friday.

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GlobeNewswire

Experience the Real Asia with Trafalgar's Exclusive Insider Experiences

Trafalgar's , the Insider of guided vacations new 2015 collection of Asia guided holidays reveals the rich diversity and iconic sites of Asia with 14 exciting itineraries to Japan, China, Thailand and Vietnam plus extensions to Cambodia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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The Nation

Thai Smile slashes 2014 revenue forecast by 20 per cent

Thai Smile, a unit of Thai Airways International, has lowered its revenue target for this year because of the political crisis and a big drop in tourist arrivals.

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The Nation

Thais told to avoid Ebola-vulnerable areas

The Foreign Ministry yesterday warned Thais to avoid entering areas vulnerable to a deadly Ebola outbreak, to monitor the situation closely that has hit West Africa hard and, if travel to these areas is necessary, to register with the closest Thai embassy.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Australian couple leaves Down syndrome baby with Thai surrogate

Gammy, a six-month-old baby abandoned by his Australian parents, could die because his impoverished Thai surrogate mother cannot pay for medical treatment for his congenital heart condition.

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The Nation

Children of surrogates stranded in Thailand

Some 50 children born through Thai surrogates for Israeli couples have remained in Thailand since late last year due to an issue over their travel documents, it has been revealed.

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The Nation

Thailand's anti-human trafficking efforts to benefit Myanmar workers

Thailand is on the process to heighten flexibility for workers from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia to obtain legal identification paperwork and land needed work in the country, said the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Daily Kos

How to defuse a land mine

The sounds of Khmer speakers transports me a long time back to other years. Except for a very trashed Phenom Phen, the sound of the language and an undercurrent of violence is about all I remember of Cambodia.

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The Nation

Call for phase-out of import duty on luxury fashion goods

The Thai Shopping Centres Association has proposed that the ruling junta gradually cut the import duty charged on luxury fashion brands by 5-10 percentage points annually, with the goal of becoming a duty-free country for such items within five years.

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Hospitality Net

Sofitel to Debut in Mexico with the 2017 Opening of the 290-room Sofitel Mexico Reforma

Accor Immeuble Odyssey, 110 avenue de France Paris, 75013 France Phone: +33 1 45 38 86 00 Fax: +33 1 45 38 85 95 Visit Website Sofitel, the only French luxury hotel brand with presence in all five continents around the world, announces its launch into Mexico with the grand opening of the Sofitel Mexico Reforma.

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Bradenton.com

Thai junta sets plan for fast rail links to China

The junta approved 741.46 billion baht to build two high-speed train routes that will connect Thailand's industrialized eastern seaboard with its northern and the northeastern borders, Transport Ministry permanent secretary Soithip Traisuth said.

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Bangkok Post

Out of Libya

Thailand asks Libyan authorities to waive visa rules as the need for a speedy evacuation of Thais in the war-torn north African country becomes more urgent.

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