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Dublin: 12 °C Wednesday 24 April, 2019

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From TheJournal.ie 'Two weeks later they came back and they shot me and left me to die' Conflict

'Two weeks later they came back and they shot me and left me to die'

“Women suffer a lot here. But we are strong. We have to feed our children by ourselves. We have to survive,” says on widowed woman in Thailand.

From TheJournal.ie Fears of further political violence mount after two die in Bangkok grenade attack Thailand

Fears of further political violence mount after two die in Bangkok grenade attack

It comes a day after dozens were injured in an attack at an anti-government rally.

Irish army, take note...

This is my rifle, this is my gun…

From TheJournal.ie State of emergency declared in Bangkok as protests continue Thailand

State of emergency declared in Bangkok as protests continue

As many as 5,000 protestors were gathered across five really points this morning.

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day…

From TheJournal.ie Dozens wounded in explosion at Bangkok protest march Thailand

Dozens wounded in explosion at Bangkok protest march

The anti-government movement said the explosion happened shortly before rally leader Suthep Thaugsuban was due to pass by.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Tens of thousands of protesters attempt to 'shut down' Bangkok Thailand

PHOTOS: Tens of thousands of protesters attempt to 'shut down' Bangkok

The demonstrators want Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign to make way for an unelected “people’s council” that would oversee reforms.

From TheJournal.ie Thai anti-government protesters sweep streets ahead of king's birthday Thailand

Thai anti-government protesters sweep streets ahead of king's birthday

Both protesters and security forces are observing a temporary truce to mark the birthday of the country’s revered king.

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here’s all you need to know as you start this Tuesday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Four killed, dozens injured as anti-government protests continue in Bangkok Thailand

Four killed, dozens injured as anti-government protests continue in Bangkok

Today, police have fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters attempting to storm government buildings and overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

From TheJournal.ie Thai protesters storm army HQ and ruling party offices Thailand

Thai protesters storm army HQ and ruling party offices

Key government buildings have been targeted in the largest demonstrations since 2010′s mass rallies.

Baby elephants play with footballs at Thai conservation centre

Their footwork is quite impressive.

From TheJournal.ie Rihanna went to a sex show in Thailand, sex show owner is arrested Durty

Rihanna went to a sex show in Thailand, sex show owner is arrested

“Only in #Thailand,” the popstar tweeted last month while watching a woman perform.

Rihanna's Instagram photos used as evidence in Thailand

The singer posed with an endangered animal.

From TheJournal.ie Thai students given blinkers to stop cheating Exams

Thai students given blinkers to stop cheating

The university gave the students headgear consisting of two A4 sheets of paper attached to a headband.

From TheJournal.ie Bus and truck collide on busy Thai highway, killing 19 Thailand

Bus and truck collide on busy Thai highway, killing 19

A cement truck travelling on the wrong side of the road hit a double-decker bus in central Thailand.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman passes away weeks after serious fall in Thailand RIP

Irishman passes away weeks after serious fall in Thailand

The 32-year-old had been in a coma for almost five weeks and was flown back to Ireland last Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman in a coma flown home a month after serious fall in Thailand Robbie Robinson

Irishman in a coma flown home a month after serious fall in Thailand

Robbie Robinson’s accident has racked up a medical bill of over €90,000, which family and friends are fundraising to cover.

Thai university apologizes for putting Hitler and Superman on banner

The banner was congratulating graduating students.

From The42 David Moyes gets first taste of the United mayhem as squad mobbed in Bangkok Go East

David Moyes gets first taste of the United mayhem as squad mobbed in Bangkok

It wasn’t like this at Everton.

From TheJournal.ie A daily tablet can protect those who inject drugs from HIV HIV

A daily tablet can protect those who inject drugs from HIV

Globally, one in 10 new HIV infections are thought to be caused by injecting drug use.

From TheJournal.ie Thailand's premier sues cartoonist over 'prostitute' Facebook post Thailand

Thailand's premier sues cartoonist over 'prostitute' Facebook post

Yingluck Shinawatra is suing a cartoonist who posted a photo to Facebook along with a caption condemning her.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix...now with added dopes and stolen jokes Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added dopes and stolen jokes

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

58-hour smooch sets record for world's longest kiss Kissathon This post contains videos

58-hour smooch sets record for world's longest kiss

The contestants had to go to the bathroom together on a specially-made loo.

From TheJournal.ie Hula hooping to a new world record In Pictures This post contains images

Hula hooping to a new world record

About 4,500 people in Thailand broke the Guinness World Record for most people dancing with hula hoops earlier today. Here are the pics.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What I’ll miss most about an Irish Christmas Read Me

Column: What I’ll miss most about an Irish Christmas

The 12 pubs, the annual soap catch-up and the post-dinner snooze – Simon Growney will be thinking longingly of them in Thailand.

From The42 Darren Clarke wrestling with swing changes Problems

Darren Clarke wrestling with swing changes

The Northern Irishman says he is “starting to feel a lot better” about his game.

From The42 Charl Schwartzel closes in on first title in 20 months Thailand

Charl Schwartzel closes in on first title in 20 months

The South African leads the Thailand Golf Championship by five strokes.

From TheJournal.ie Coffee picked from elephant dung costs €40 a cup Sounds Crap This post contains a poll

Coffee picked from elephant dung costs €40 a cup

The coffee, produced in Thailand, is said to be among the most expensive in the world.

From TheJournal.ie Thai police capture serial underwear thief Underwear Fetish

Thai police capture serial underwear thief

It’s the second time the man has been found hoarding thousands of women’s undergarments this year.

From TheJournal.ie Activists slam Myanmar amnesty ahead of Obama visit Burma

Activists slam Myanmar amnesty ahead of Obama visit

Officials said 452 prisoners would walk free, but most or all of them appeared to be ordinary criminals rather than political prisoners.

From The42 Storm halts Singapore Open as Rory McIlroy's round cut short Golf

Storm halts Singapore Open as Rory McIlroy's round cut short

World number one Rory McIlroy had just birdied his ninth and 10th holes to be level par for the tournament.

From TheJournal.ie Thai man nabbed with 16 tiger cubs in truck Animal Trafficking

Thai man nabbed with 16 tiger cubs in truck

He will now face charges of trafficking endangered species.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I want my son to feel at home in Ireland, too Read Me

Column: I want my son to feel at home in Ireland, too

Raising a child between two cultures is never easy – especially when you’re halfway round the world, writes Paul Garrigan.

From TheJournal.ie Red Bull heir in suspected hit and run Arrest

Red Bull heir in suspected hit and run

Vorayuth Yoovidhya, grandson of energy drink creator, is released on bail after his Ferrari struck and killed a policeman.

From TheJournal.ie Thailand clarifies position on English language teachers from Ireland ESL

Thailand clarifies position on English language teachers from Ireland

The Teachers’ Council of Thailand has clarified that Irish citizens are not required to prove their proficiency in English through testing before being allowed to teach in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Irish citizens not recognised as 'native' English speakers in Thailand ESL

Irish citizens not recognised as 'native' English speakers in Thailand

Citizens from the Republic will have to take a test to prove they can speak English in order to teach the language in Thailand.

From TheJournal.ie Thai man imprisoned over anti-royal family texts dies in prison Thailand

Thai man imprisoned over anti-royal family texts dies in prison

The 62-year-old grandfather, who was suffering from cancer, was handed a 20-year sentence for ‘insulting the morachy’ via text message.

From TheJournal.ie Tsunami warnings lifted after two earthquakes off Indonesian coast Indonesia

Tsunami warnings lifted after two earthquakes off Indonesian coast

The earthquake was measured initially as 8.9 magnitude but has since been revised downwards to 8.6 as tsunami warnings were issued in over a dozen countries. Some have since been lifted.

Billionaire inventor of Red Bull dies aged 80 RIP

Billionaire inventor of Red Bull dies aged 80

Chaleo Yoovidhya was ranked as the 205th richest person in the world with an estimated fortune of €3.7 billion.