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From TheJournal.ie Woman killed and 19 injured after two bombs explode in Thailand Hua Hin

Woman killed and 19 injured after two bombs explode in Thailand

The explosions took place 30 minutes apart near bars in the nightlife district of a popular beach town.

From TheJournal.ie My Best Road Trip: A wet and wild adventure to Angkor Wat Reader Routes

My Best Road Trip: A wet and wild adventure to Angkor Wat

This week’s best road trip sees Liam and Victoria Casey tackle Cambodia in a tuk-tuk during monsoon season.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin couple, who moved to Thailand to reclaim their son's child, to lose family home to repossession Courts

Dublin couple, who moved to Thailand to reclaim their son's child, to lose family home to repossession

Christopher and Elizabeth O’Brien’s daughter was supposed to pay their mortgage but had failed to do so, a court has heard.

From TheJournal.ie First-ever giant swimming, venomous centipede discovered by accident Creepy Crawly

First-ever giant swimming, venomous centipede discovered by accident

The rare species has just recently been described in a science journal.

From TheJournal.ie 40 dead tiger cubs found in a freezer at Thai temple Tiger Tale

40 dead tiger cubs found in a freezer at Thai temple

The temple has long proved a hit among mainly foreign visitors who flock there to be photographed.

From TheJournal.ie Thai mototaxi driver nicked for nicking 4,000 knickers Panty Stealer

Thai mototaxi driver nicked for nicking 4,000 knickers

Police say the man’s wife has left him to become a nun.

From TheJournal.ie Newborn baby survives being stabbed and buried alive Thailand

Newborn baby survives being stabbed and buried alive

Police have yet to uncover a motive behind the grisly crime.

From TheJournal.ie Missing British backpacker found after telling mother 'people were trying to hurt her' Thailand

Missing British backpacker found after telling mother 'people were trying to hurt her'

Grace Taylor’s mother said sightings of the 21 year old reported she was “not in a good mental state”.

From TheJournal.ie Irish person arrested in Thai resort town for 'playing bridge' Crackdown

Irish person arrested in Thai resort town for 'playing bridge'

An Irish national was one of 32 people arrested for gambling.

From TheJournal.ie British tourist trampled to death by elephant in Thailand Koh Samui

British tourist trampled to death by elephant in Thailand

It’s the latest in a string of incidents that has led to questions over animal tourism in Thailand.

From TheJournal.ie Tourist undergoes emergency surgery after strangers in Thailand queue to give blood Lucy Hill

Tourist undergoes emergency surgery after strangers in Thailand queue to give blood

Lucy Hill (21) received the blood type required for a transfusion after an online campaign for donors went viral.

From TheJournal.ie Woman killed and baby injured after being trampled by wild elephant Thailand

Woman killed and baby injured after being trampled by wild elephant

It is the second deadly attack in the area in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie People flock to donate blood after British tourist is injured in moped accident Thailand
From TheJournal.ie Tourist bitten on the face after trying to kiss a python Ouch

Tourist bitten on the face after trying to kiss a python

It is understood that the woman has been compensated for her injuries.

From TheJournal.ie Company withdraws 'racist' ad for skin-whitening product after online backlash Thailand

Company withdraws 'racist' ad for skin-whitening product after online backlash

The company said its intention was to convey that self-improvement is crucial.

From TheJournal.ie Anonymous attacks Thai police sites in protest at backpacker murder verdicts Hacking Group

Anonymous attacks Thai police sites in protest at backpacker murder verdicts

Two Myanmar migrant workers were sentenced to death last month over the murders of two British tourists.

From TheJournal.ie Death sentences for murder of UK tourists on Thai party island spark anger Backpackers This post contains videos

Death sentences for murder of UK tourists on Thai party island spark anger

Thai police have been accused of bungling the investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Two men sentenced to death for murder of British tourists in Thailand Guilty

Two men sentenced to death for murder of British tourists in Thailand

The two men were found guilty of the brutal killing – but questions have been raised about how the police handled the case.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve

Just one more sleep until Christmas. Here’s what you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie International search for British traveller called off after he explains he was relaxing Jordan Jacobs

International search for British traveller called off after he explains he was relaxing

He told his mother via a Facebook message that he would never be able to see his family again.

From TheJournal.ie 77-year-old man faces seven years in jail for giving flowers to protestors Thailand

77-year-old man faces seven years in jail for giving flowers to protestors

The former teacher was unaware he was wanted by police until his arrest on Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman faces up to 50 years in jail after being arrested on drug charges in Thailand Chiang Mai

Irishman faces up to 50 years in jail after being arrested on drug charges in Thailand

If convicted he faces a maximum sentence of 50 years in jail.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Fireball streaking down from space shocks commuters in Bangkok Dashcam Footage

Watch: Fireball streaking down from space shocks commuters in Bangkok

The sky was lit up by what’s thought to be a meteor.

From TheJournal.ie 'Some people just care about money': Thailand under pressure over bizarre animal shows Orangutan Boxing

'Some people just care about money': Thailand under pressure over bizarre animal shows

The country’s treatment of animals is coming under increasing scrutiny from animal rights groups.

From TheJournal.ie Turkish national charged over deadly Bangkok bombing Breakthrough

Turkish national charged over deadly Bangkok bombing

It is the first arrest in connection with the 17 August bombing at the Erawan shrine

From TheJournal.ie Elephant kills keeper and runs into the jungle with three tourists Thailand

Elephant kills keeper and runs into the jungle with three tourists

The animal and tourists have since been recovered.

From TheJournal.ie Thai TV station apologises for re-enacting deadly bombing Inappropriate

Thai TV station apologises for re-enacting deadly bombing

Meanwhile, two potential suspects have been cleared.

From TheJournal.ie Thai PM says police investigating bombing should get tips from TV series Blue Bloods Bangkok

Thai PM says police investigating bombing should get tips from TV series Blue Bloods

Authorities said today it is “unlikely” the attack was carried out by international terrorists.

From TheJournal.ie The hunt for the Bangkok bomber - what we know so far Thailand

The hunt for the Bangkok bomber - what we know so far

The man, who “didn’t act alone”, “might be foreign or Thai” according to police.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Thai police release photos of Bangkok bombing suspect Thailand

Thai police release photos of Bangkok bombing suspect

Earlier today there was a second explosion in the capital. No injuries have been reported.

From TheJournal.ie Bangkok bombing: 19 confirmed dead, 120 injured Thailand

Bangkok bombing: 19 confirmed dead, 120 injured

Police confirm a bomb exploded in the downtown Chidlom district at about 7pm local time.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for 30 years for 'insulting' Thai royals on Facebook Defamation

Man jailed for 30 years for 'insulting' Thai royals on Facebook

And there is no right for the man to appeal.

From TheJournal.ie What I learned winding my way through Thailand's sweaty party epicentre Opinion

What I learned winding my way through Thailand's sweaty party epicentre

As a tourist, you have to accept that you’re entering a foreign country as exactly that: a tourist. There will always be something inherently transactional about the experience.

From TheJournal.ie Couple in hiding after surrogate mother presses abduction charges Thailand

Couple in hiding after surrogate mother presses abduction charges

“Our family are missing very important months of both our children’s lives.”

From TheJournal.ie Couple stranded in Thailand with daughter as surrogate claims she didn't know they were gay Legal Battle

Couple stranded in Thailand with daughter as surrogate claims she didn't know they were gay

The couple are now facing a lengthy court battle.

From TheJournal.ie “It’s been hard, very hard”: Family of tourist murdered in Thailand speaks out Koh Tao

“It’s been hard, very hard”: Family of tourist murdered in Thailand speaks out

David Miller was murdered and Hannah Witheridge was raped and murdered.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s Thursday and here’s all the news you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie GAA clubs pay tribute to Irishman dead in Thailand drowning incident Tragic

GAA clubs pay tribute to Irishman dead in Thailand drowning incident

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing assistance to his family.

From The42 GAA clubs pay tribute to Waterford man who dies in Thailand drowning incident RIP

GAA clubs pay tribute to Waterford man who dies in Thailand drowning incident

The victim was a native of Dungarvan.