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Thailand Seizes $6 Million Worth of Smuggled Ivory
April 21, 2015

CityNews – Four tonnes of African elephant ivory worth $6 million has been seized in Bangkok in the biggest smuggling bust in the country’s history. The ivory was concealed in bags containing dried beans and shipped from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.   Speaking to the BBC, Somchai Sujjapongse, Director-General of the Customs Department, said authorities tracked the shipment for two mo … Continued

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Bottle Murderer Admits to More Atrocities and Another Murder
April 20, 2015

Bottle murderer Phra Chusri has admitted to committing similar atrocities over many years across the country and murdering another woman, after telling the police that he thinks society will never forgive him.

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Shan Man Murderer Arrested
April 20, 2015

A man has been arrested in connection to the murder of a Shan man outside a Chiang Mai snooker club last week.

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Chiang Mai Zoo Animals Feeling the Heat
April 21, 2015

CityNews – Yesterday, April 20, it was reported that the hot weather in Chiang Mai, in which the temperature in the afternoon reached 40 degrees Celsius, has affected many animals at Chiang Mai Zoo. The staff are now spraying water around the zoo to reduce the heat as well as to reduce the animals’ stress and add humidity to the air. According to Nipon Wichairat, assistant director of Chiang Mai Z … Continued

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Drunk Teenager Drowns in Lake
April 21, 2015

CityNews – Yesterday afternoon, April 20, Chiang Mai Rescue Foundation and Mae Rim police were informed that a man was believed to have drowned in Huay Tung Tao Lake.   The officials took around three hours to search for the man, but he was eventually found dead. According to his parents and girlfriend, the victim was identified as 16-year-old Komsan Wongwilat, a student of a technical colleg … Continued

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Storms To Hit Chiang Mai Tomorrow
April 20, 2015

New storms are predicted for the north between 21 – 24 April, according to the Northern Meteorological Centre.

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More Road Accidents Due To Faster Cars According to Health Minister
April 21, 2015

The Public Health Minister has claimed that traffic accidents are increasing as more people are able to travel due to more convenient and faster transportation.

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German Embassy Donates Towards Anti-Trafficking Causes
April 17, 2015

In support of anti-human trafficking causes, the German Embassy officially donated almost two and a half million baht to the Foundation of Child Understanding (FOCUS) to help towards activities for the prevention of human trafficking in northern Thailand this week.

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Man Arrested for Murder After 8 Years on the Run
April 16, 2015

A man who has been on the run from a Chiang Mai arrest warrant for almost eight years was finally arrested in Phuket on Sunday April 12.

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Hospital Gets Ready for Songkran with Deadly Van Smash
April 10, 2015

the number of accidents might even increase, say authorities.

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Elderly in Need Craft Flags for Income
April 9, 2015

CityNews – Yesterday, April 8, groups of elderly people from various communities in the north, including Chiang Mai, came together to make decorative flags for more income. These flags are sold at 20 baht each. The decorative flags are used as an offering of worship, according to Lanna tradition. You can buy the flags and help the elderly at Wat Gate during Songkran.

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Chiang Mai Mayor Assures Public Moat Water is Safe Following Parasite Scare
April 8, 2015

The mayor wants to assure the public that the water is safe, and the reported parasites in the water are not uncommon, and will cause no danger to revellers.

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Wear Blue for U Win Tin, Wear Blue for Burma
April 21, 2015

Tuesday April 21 is the first anniversary of the death of former Burmese political prisoner, U Win Tin, and people are encouraged to wear blue to honour him and raise awareness of the vast number of political prisoners still in Burmese prisons today.

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Week-long Debate on Controversial Draft Constitution Kicks Off Today
April 20, 2015

The final draft of the constitution will be presented to the National Reform Council (NRC) today, beginning a week-long debate on its contents.

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Fortune-teller Predicts the Junta Will Stay in Power at Least Three More Years; Government Spokesman says they’ll Stay Indefinitely
April 7, 2015

CityNews – Well-known fortune-teller Warin Buawiralert has predicted that the military junta will remain in power for at least three more years.

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Allies Across Borders: Talking to LGBTI Students in Thailand
March 13, 2015

When I first arrived in Thailand four and a half months ago, I was so enchanted with the idea that this was a place that embraced sexual diversity. From an outsider’s perspective, it was easy to latch onto the idea that Thailand was not only tolerant but also accepting, and people lived with the freedom to express their gender and sexual identity without fear or backlash.

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A Governor Under Pressure: An Interview with Chiang Mai Governor Suriya Prasartbandit
March 11, 2015

My eyes were watering as I walked into the Provincial Office this morning hoping for an interview with the governor.

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Addressing Sexual Violence in Burma
February 27, 2015

Various groups are expressing growing concern about the rise of sexual violence on the part of the Burmese Army.

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Meeting of Styles Comes to Chiang Mai
April 21, 2015

Last weekend, April 17-18, saw the second annual Meeting of Styles (MOS) held by As You Wish Services in Chiang Mai.

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Obituary: Robert ‘Bob’ Tilley (B.12.06.1938 – D. 05.03.2015)
March 20, 2015

Bob passed away peacefully on Thursday morning 5th March, he is survived and much loved by his partner Tong, and 6 children Simon, Luke, Justin, Imogen, Nicola, and Emanuel. We feel deeply for the family’s great loss, and wish Bob a fond and loving farewell. May his soul rest in peace.

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Cafe corner of working places
June 1, 2014

On the corner of Nimman soi 9 a group of late night offerings awaits you!

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CAMP
May 28, 2014
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Cambodia, anyone?
May 25, 2014
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Wake Up 24 hour cafe
May 25, 2014
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Grind Zero
May 22, 2014
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Ombra Cafe
May 19, 2014

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CityNews – Yesterday afternoon, April 20, Chiang Mai Rescue Foundation and Mae Rim police were informed that a man was believed to have drowned in Huay Tung Tao Lake.   The officials took around three hours to search for the man, but he was eventually found dead. According to his parents and girlfriend, the victim was identified as 16-year-old Komsan Wongwilat, a student of a technical college in downtown Chiang Mai. According to his friends, their group of seven people visited the lake after school. After eating food and drinking alcohol, some of them, including Komsan, went for a swim. Komsan later separated from his friends and swam into a prohibited area, where his friends say that they saw him drown. After an exhausted search, the friends called the authorities. The police believ … Continued