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Anonymous attacks Thai police sites in protest at backpacker murder verdicts
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Anonymous attacks Thai police sites in protest at backpacker murder verdicts

Jan 6th 2016, 8:42 AM 18,862 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Dec 27th 2015, 9:41 AM 26,160 Views 16 Comments

Thai police have been accused of bungling the investigation.

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

Dec 24th 2015, 7:55 AM 16,073 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Dec 17th 2015, 11:55 AM 47,839 Views 57 Comments

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

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

Oct 27th 2015, 10:45 PM 16,384 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Oct 27th 2015, 9:40 PM 37,176 Views 0 Comments

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

Watch: Fireball streaking down from space shocks commuters in Bangkok
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Watch: Fireball streaking down from space shocks commuters in Bangkok

Sep 7th 2015, 12:00 PM 23,517 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Sep 1st 2015, 11:10 PM 16,834 Views 30 Comments

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

Turkish national charged over deadly Bangkok bombing
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Turkish national charged over deadly Bangkok bombing

Aug 29th 2015, 2:52 PM 16,106 Views 0 Comments

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

Elephant kills keeper and runs into the jungle with three tourists
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Elephant kills keeper and runs into the jungle with three tourists

Aug 27th 2015, 8:25 AM 29,587 Views 46 Comments

The animal and tourists have since been recovered.

Thai TV station apologises for re-enacting deadly bombing
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Thai TV station apologises for re-enacting deadly bombing

Aug 21st 2015, 11:59 AM 12,494 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, two potential suspects have been cleared.

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

Aug 20th 2015, 8:14 AM 11,537 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Aug 19th 2015, 7:38 PM 22,147 Views 37 Comments

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

Thai police release photos of Bangkok bombing suspect
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Thai police release photos of Bangkok bombing suspect

Aug 18th 2015, 2:30 PM 29,046 Views 88 Comments

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

Bangkok bombing: 19 confirmed dead, 120 injured
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Bangkok bombing: 19 confirmed dead, 120 injured

Aug 17th 2015, 10:48 PM 49,212 Views 90 Comments

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

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

Aug 8th 2015, 8:45 AM 22,502 Views 35 Comments

And there is no right for the man to appeal.

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

Jul 26th 2015, 6:30 PM 801 Views 70 Comments

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.

Couple in hiding after surrogate mother presses abduction charges
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Couple in hiding after surrogate mother presses abduction charges

Jul 24th 2015, 2:03 PM 26,848 Views 136 Comments

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

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

Jul 20th 2015, 12:59 PM 48,829 Views 389 Comments

The couple are now facing a lengthy court battle.

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

Jul 10th 2015, 9:39 AM 20,473 Views 13 Comments

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

GAA clubs pay tribute to Irishman dead in Thailand drowning incident
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GAA clubs pay tribute to Irishman dead in Thailand drowning incident

Jul 8th 2015, 11:15 PM 36,618 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Jul 8th 2015, 10:34 PM 7,860 Views 1 Comment

The victim was a native of Dungarvan.

Men accused of rape and murder of British tourists say that they confessed after being tortured
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Men accused of rape and murder of British tourists say that they confessed after being tortured

Jul 8th 2015, 7:54 AM 17,562 Views 16 Comments

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were killed in Thailand last year.

Leicester City investigate 'race orgy' allegations
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Leicester City investigate 'race orgy' allegations

May 31st 2015, 3:02 PM 9,463 Views 1 Comment

Three Leicester players were filmed in a sexually explicit video in which a Thai woman was allegedly racially abused.

That 'unwanted' migrant boat nations had been turning away has been found
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That 'unwanted' migrant boat nations had been turning away has been found

May 20th 2015, 7:29 AM 14,823 Views 47 Comments

Fears had been growing for those on board after contact was lost with the vessel on Saturday.

5 reasons why Sriracha sauce makes everything better
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# Nice And Spicy

5 reasons why Sriracha sauce makes everything better

May 7th 2015, 11:08 AM 10,487 Views 3 Comments

Because spice is always welcome.

Young child dies in fire on board tourist-packed Thailand ferry
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Young child dies in fire on board tourist-packed Thailand ferry

Apr 9th 2015, 8:17 AM 12,918 Views 11 Comments

No Irish citizens were thought to be on board.

Thailand bans surrogacy for foreigners after Baby Gammy scandal
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Thailand bans surrogacy for foreigners after Baby Gammy scandal

Feb 20th 2015, 1:07 PM 11,129 Views 22 Comments

An Australian couple were accused of abandoning the baby boy with Down syndrome while taking his twin sister back with them.

Thai girl starts social media campaign to find Wexford lad who photobombed her selfie
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# 21st Century Love

Thai girl starts social media campaign to find Wexford lad who photobombed her selfie

Feb 1st 2015, 11:45 AM 13,329 Views 5 Comments

The girl met DCU student David Atkinson at a gig in Bangkok earlier this month – and she wants to find him again.

Irish man found dead in Thailand
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Irish man found dead in Thailand

Jan 26th 2015, 11:56 AM 29,886 Views 19 Comments

The man was found dead on Sunday.

Which countries do Irish people adopt children from the most?
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Which countries do Irish people adopt children from the most?

Jan 4th 2015, 8:45 AM 52,016 Views 35 Comments

The most popular locations for inter-country adoptions have changed due to new rules.

11 Irish lads you'll definitely meet on Tinder
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11 Irish lads you'll definitely meet on Tinder

Dec 30th 2014, 9:30 PM 66,743 Views 46 Comments

All the single fellas (all the single fellas)…

Trial begins of Burmese men accused of killing two British tourists
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Trial begins of Burmese men accused of killing two British tourists

Dec 26th 2014, 8:38 AM 8,835 Views 17 Comments

The two migrant workers face the death penalty if convicted. Both deny the charges.

Flashback: The massive devastation caused by the tsunami which tore lives apart
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Flashback: The massive devastation caused by the tsunami which tore lives apart

Dec 26th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,937 Views 5 Comments

Today is the tenth anniversary of the devastating 2004 tsunami which hit thirteen countries from Africa to Thailand.

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested after attempting to cross border into Thailand
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Pirate Bay co-founder arrested after attempting to cross border into Thailand

Nov 4th 2014, 5:40 PM 11,979 Views 27 Comments

Fredrik Neij reportedly fled to Southeast Asia after being released on bail.

Suspects in murder of British tourists retract confession after torture claims
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Suspects in murder of British tourists retract confession after torture claims

Oct 9th 2014, 8:10 PM 16,280 Views 26 Comments

Now Amnesty International is getting involved.