Monthly Archives: November 2015

Tsar’s great grandson buried in Darwin after dying alone and unknown

Sydney (dpa) – The great grandson of Russia’s tsar, Leonid Kulikovsky, was buried in Australia’s northern city of Darwin Monday after dying in the Outback alone and unknown. It took police nine weeks to determine the identity of the72-year-old after … Continue reading

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THAILAND: Vocational schools, parents meet police to try to stop student brawls

TWO hundred vocational school and parent representatives have met with Bangkok police to address the long-running issue of student brawls. Discussed at the meeting last week was the “Different College but Same Colour” project, which aims to adjust students’ attitudes … Continue reading

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THAILAND: EU reps hear about mine, rights woes

Officials learn of villagers’ fear of heavy metal contamination EUROPEAN UNION representatives on Saturday investigated alleged human rights violations in communities near the Chatree gold mine in Loei’s Wang Saphung district. A team from Rangsit University also collected 500 blood … Continue reading

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Thousands join rallies over climate change crisis

With eye on historic paris summit next week, citizens send a message to leaders Thousands turned out for climate change marches across the Asia-Pacific region yesterday, part of a weekend of action across the globe to demand results from next … Continue reading

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THAILAND: NZ couple in surrogacy baby mix-up

WELLINGTON – A New Zealand couple who travelled to Thailand to have a surrogate child had their embryos swapped in a mix-up at a fertility hospital and were given someone else’s child. read more

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Workers abuse is rampant in Thailand’s chicken meat industry

Swedwatch Thailand is a prominent world supplier of poultry meat products. During the last couple of decades the nation’s domestic production has experienced several booms, as the poultry industry has evolved into a main ingredient of Thailand’s objective of becoming … Continue reading

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Netherlands to appeal EU demand for Starbucks back taxes

THE HAGUE – The Dutch government said Friday it will appeal an EU ruling that Starbucks must pay up to 30 million euros ($34 million) in back taxes after being awarded an illegal tax break. read more

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