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From TheJournal.ie 'In total shock': Donegal woman dies while on holiday in Thailand Glenties

'In total shock': Donegal woman dies while on holiday in Thailand

It is understood Louise Furey died after falling from a balcony.

From TheJournal.ie Thai police arrest Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' caught smuggling €800k of rhino horns Endangered Species

Thai police arrest Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' caught smuggling €800k of rhino horns

He was caught smuggling 14 rhino horns from Africa to Thailand.

From TheJournal.ie Thailand's PM tells reporters to direct questions on 'politics or conflict' to this cardboard cutout Dodging Tactic

Thailand's PM tells reporters to direct questions on 'politics or conflict' to this cardboard cutout

He told reporters, “If you want to ask any questions on politics or conflicts – ask this guy.”

From TheJournal.ie Irish man dies in Thailand after kitesurfing accident Bangkok

Irish man dies in Thailand after kitesurfing accident

The man is reported to have been living in Thailand for some time.

From The42 Irish snooker player shocks world number 3 at UK Championship Upset

Irish snooker player shocks world number 3 at UK Championship

Limerick’s Leo Fernandez had not won a match in four tournaments since returning from a 15-month ban.

From TheJournal.ie Funeral of beloved Thai king starts after a year of mourning King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Funeral of beloved Thai king starts after a year of mourning

200,000 Thais had gathered around the Grand Palace to bid an emotional farewell.

From TheJournal.ie Tourists face €2.5k fine or a year in prison for smoking on Thailand's beaches Quit It

Tourists face €2.5k fine or a year in prison for smoking on Thailand's beaches

The new ban follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5 kilometre stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket.

From TheJournal.ie Former Thai PM 'dodges court and flees country' as she faces 10 years in prison See Ya Later

Former Thai PM 'dodges court and flees country' as she faces 10 years in prison

She is believed to have fled to Singapore.

From TheJournal.ie Spanish police recover 3 Francis Bacon paintings stolen in 2015 Madrid

Spanish police recover 3 Francis Bacon paintings stolen in 2015

Five paintings by the British artist were stolen from the home of a friend of Bacon in July 2015.

From The42 14-year-old becomes youngest Ladies European Tour winner Prodigy

14-year-old becomes youngest Ladies European Tour winner

Most people go their whole life without winning a professional golf tournament. Atthaya Thitikul has achieved it in her teens.

From TheJournal.ie Thai doctors battle to stop people eating a 'silent killer' fish dish Liver Cancer

Thai doctors battle to stop people eating a 'silent killer' fish dish

The raw fish meal ‘koi pla’ attract parasites that can cause a lethal liver cancer which kills up to 20,000 Thais annually.

From TheJournal.ie Morbidly obese Thai monkey placed on strict diet after years gorging on junk food Uncle Fat

Morbidly obese Thai monkey placed on strict diet after years gorging on junk food

“He had minions and other monkeys bringing food for him,” a vet said.

From TheJournal.ie Wanted Red Bull heir escapes police by using private jet to evade hit-and-run arrest Thailand

Wanted Red Bull heir escapes police by using private jet to evade hit-and-run arrest

He allegedly knocked down and killed a policeman in Bangkok.

From TheJournal.ie Thai police want to arrest Red Bull heir over 2012 hit-and-run Worayuth Yoovidhya

Thai police want to arrest Red Bull heir over 2012 hit-and-run

The scion — nicknamed “Boss” — was 27 at the time of the crash.

From TheJournal.ie Distraught Thai mother of baby killed on Facebook describes how she stumbled across video Facebook Live This post contains videos

Distraught Thai mother of baby killed on Facebook describes how she stumbled across video

The 11-month-old girl was killed by her father.

From TheJournal.ie Woman 'isn't angry' at people who shared Facebook video of her husband killing baby Thailand

Woman 'isn't angry' at people who shared Facebook video of her husband killing baby

The video was apparently available for viewing online for almost 24 hours until Facebook took it down.

From TheJournal.ie Thai man murders child and kills himself on Facebook Live Phuket

Thai man murders child and kills himself on Facebook Live

Police in Phuket said they were alerted to the video by friends of the man.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are suppressing obscene and dirty shows': Thai police say they're cleaning up Pattaya Sin City

'We are suppressing obscene and dirty shows': Thai police say they're cleaning up Pattaya

Pattaya is home to tens of thousands of sex workers.

From TheJournal.ie An Irishman has died at a Bangkok airport Bangkok

An Irishman has died at a Bangkok airport

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance in the case.

From TheJournal.ie The sea turtle who swallowed almost 1,000 coins has died Piggy Bank

The sea turtle who swallowed almost 1,000 coins has died

The turtle’s nickname was… Piggy Bank.

From TheJournal.ie Swiss man accused of abusing 80 boys in Thailand On Trial

Swiss man accused of abusing 80 boys in Thailand

He is accused of pushing some of the boys into prostitution.

From TheJournal.ie Surgeons remove 915 coins swallowed by Thai sea turtle Cracked Shell This post contains videos

Surgeons remove 915 coins swallowed by Thai sea turtle

People had thrown the coins into her pool for good luck.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly monk on the run as Thai police investigate multi-million euro scam Monkey Business

Elderly monk on the run as Thai police investigate multi-million euro scam

Police found a 1.5 kilometre tunnel, split into two routes, dug under the UFO-like temple that dominates the site.

From TheJournal.ie Czech man wanted for deliberately spreading HIV arrested in Thai resort Apprehended

Czech man wanted for deliberately spreading HIV arrested in Thai resort

Warnings of his presence in Thailand spread rapidly on social media there this week.

From TheJournal.ie Thai pilot killed when jet crashes during children's air show Tragedy

Thai pilot killed when jet crashes during children's air show

Nobody else was killed in the crash.

From TheJournal.ie Six dead in Thailand as floods hit southern tourist areas Ko Samui

Six dead in Thailand as floods hit southern tourist areas

Over 120,000 households have been affected by the flooding

From TheJournal.ie 25 people killed as van and truck collide in Thailand Ban Bueng

25 people killed as van and truck collide in Thailand

Two people survived the crash.

From TheJournal.ie Woman bitten by crocodile after trying to get a selfie with it In A While

Woman bitten by crocodile after trying to get a selfie with it

“I guess that she wanted to see it for real.”

From TheJournal.ie Facebook Safety Check triggers false Bangkok bomb scare Bomb Scare

Facebook Safety Check triggers false Bangkok bomb scare

The alert sparked panic in the Thai capital.

From TheJournal.ie Beats, booze and bodypaint: Full moon parties are still defying troubled Thailand Party On

Beats, booze and bodypaint: Full moon parties are still defying troubled Thailand

The monthly parties have become a Mecca for western backpackers.

From TheJournal.ie Man beaten by mob for insulting Thai monarchy Thailand

Man beaten by mob for insulting Thai monarchy

Videos showing mob justice in Thailand come after the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej last week.

From TheJournal.ie Woman forced to kneel before portrait of Thai king after 'posting disrespectful comments online' Ko Samui

Woman forced to kneel before portrait of Thai king after 'posting disrespectful comments online'

Authorities are also urging calm as social media is full of criticism of people who aren’t wearing black and white clothing to mourn.

From TheJournal.ie Beloved Thai king, the world's longest-serving monarch, dies aged 88 The King Is Dead

Beloved Thai king, the world's longest-serving monarch, dies aged 88

It is a major test for the country’s generals, who seized power in 2014 vowing to restore stability after a decade of political chaos.

From TheJournal.ie US authorities charge 17 people with sex trafficking of hundreds of women Thailand

US authorities charge 17 people with sex trafficking of hundreds of women

“The 17 people charged in this indictment ran a highly-sophisticated sextrafficking scheme,” a US attorney said.

From TheJournal.ie Two Americans arrested after dismembered body found in Bangkok freezer Gruesome

Two Americans arrested after dismembered body found in Bangkok freezer

They were caught in possession of multiple passports, a cache of drugs and three guns.

From TheJournal.ie 1 dead and dozens injured as car bomb explodes in Thai nightlife district Pattani

1 dead and dozens injured as car bomb explodes in Thai nightlife district

The latest blast struck late last night outside a hotel in Pattani, a southern province battered by a long-running rebellion.

From TheJournal.ie Powered by poo: The unusual way one Thai village heats its kitchen stoves Cow Dung

Powered by poo: The unusual way one Thai village heats its kitchen stoves

In the small Thai village of Pa Deng nearly 100 families use cow dung as a source of energy.

From TheJournal.ie Thai police hunt 'mastermind' network after bombings hit seaside resorts Phuket

Thai police hunt 'mastermind' network after bombings hit seaside resorts

The kingdom is on edge after 11 small bombs exploded across five southern provinces, killing four locals and wounding more than 30 people – including foreign tourists.

From TheJournal.ie Four killed as bomb blasts target Thai tourist towns Phuket

Four killed as bomb blasts target Thai tourist towns

There are no indications that any Irish travellers were caught up in the attacks.