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Floodwaters Moving Into Areas of Bangkok

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Thai officials have warned millions of Bangkok residents to move their belongings to higher ground, as floodwaters began to inundate parts of the capital’s outer districts. Officials and witnesses said Friday water has risen to knee-level after seeping over canals in Bangkok’s northern Lak-Si district, about 16 kilometers from the city center. Many Bangkok residents […]

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Floodwaters Begin Seeping Into Areas of Bangkok

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Thailand officials warned millions of residents in Bangkok on Friday to move their belongings to higher ground, as floodwaters began to inundate parts of the capital’s outer districts. Officials and eyewitnesses said Friday that water has risen to knee-level after seeping over canals in Bangkok’s northern Lak-Si district, which is about 16 kilometers from the […]

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Thai Government Warns Bangkok Citizens of Floodwaters

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thailand officials warned millions of residents in the capital Bangkok on Friday to move their belongings to higher ground, after the government ordered the opening of floodgates that have so far kept the water out of the city. Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday ordered the gates open to try to drain the waters […]

Thai PM Warns Bangkok to Brace for Floods

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is warning the capital of Bangkok to brace for floods after ordering officials to open floodgates that have so far kept the water away. Ms. Yingluck said Thursday that engineers cannot stop the water forever and has ordered the gates open to try to drain the waters that have already […]

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Thailand Bows to Flood Surge, Says Gates Must Open

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Thai officials say they can no longer hold back the floodwaters that are bearing down on the capital. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is facing her first crisis since taking office in August, said Thursday she has ordered officials to open Bangkok’s floodgates and let water pour through the city’s canals to the sea. Officials […]

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Thailand Bows to Flood Surge, Says Gates Must Open

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Thai officials say they can no longer hold back the floodwaters that are bearing down on the capital. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is facing her first crisis since taking office in August, said Thursday she has ordered officials to open the city’s floodgates and let the water pour through Bangkok’s canals to the sea. […]

China Sends Patrol Boats into Thailand to Retrieve Stranded Sailors

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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China has sent naval patrol boats into nearby Thailand to escort home sailors and ships stranded after 12 Chinese mariners were killed in an apparent hijacking last week on the Mekong river in northern Thailand. The official Xinhua news agency said Thursday that 164 sailors and 28 cargo ships were stranded after Beijing ordered a […]

UN Expert Urges Reform of Thailand’s Royal Insult Laws

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A United Nations expert on freedom of speech is urging Thailand to amend controversial laws that prohibit defamation of the country’s royal family. The statement by Frank La Rue on Monday said the legislation encourages self-censorship and stifles important debates on matters of public interest. He added that the laws are overly broad and do […]

11 Chinese Sailors Killed in River Boat Attack

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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China has suspended shipping on the Mekong river, days after 13 sailors were killed on two cargo boats in an apparent hijacking by drug smugglers. The official Xinhua news agency said the shipping ban extends to passenger vessels as well as cargo ships. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said the two boats came under […]

11 Chinese Sailors Killed in River Boat Attack

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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China has suspended shipping on the Mekong river, days after 13 sailors were killed on two cargo boats in an apparent hijacking by drug smugglers. The official Xinhua news agency said the shipping ban extends to passenger vessels as well as cargo ships. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said the two boats came under […]

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