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    Chinese tourists love going local and doing their own bookings – Hotels.com

    PHOTO: Jing Daily How much have Chinese millennials (that’s the people born after 1990) increased their spending in the last year?

  • 11 year old Thai child bride sent back to Thailand

    11 year old Thai child bride sent back to Thailand

    The 11 year old Thai girl, caught up in the middle of a ‘child marriage’ storm, has been sent back across the border to Thailand. The girl’s ‘marriage’ to a 41 year old Malaysian man caused a social media meltdown and strong negative response from human trafficking groups, human rights groups and the Malaysian government. A Malaysian social activist claims the Kelantan state government returned her to Narratiwat, southern Thailand, on Wednesday.

  • Rescuers try to free people trapped in collapsed mosque – Lombok

    Rescuers try to free people trapped in collapsed mosque – Lombok

    PHOTO: Basarnas National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says that on Monday at 3pm heavy equipment arrived in the Lading-lading village, Tanjung district, Lombok, to assist with the search for people thought to be buried under the debris from a collapsed mosque. Local devotees were busy with their evening prayers when the quake hit

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    Human trafficking, especially prostitution, still rife in Thailand – New report

    The Nation is reporting that human trafficking remains a serious issue in Thailand despite years of efforts to tackle the problem by the military government. A report released yesterday by rights groups.

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    Mekong breaks its banks flooding seven Thai provinces

    Persistent heavy rain and the overflow of water from the Mekong River and its tributaries has caused severe flooding in seven provinces in the north-east, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department director-general Chayapol Thitisak said this morning (Thursday). The seven provinces are Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani, Bung Kan, Sakon Nakhon and Roi-et are all under flood-alert after the Mekong River, and its tributaries, have breached their banks.

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    Rising Mekong threatens provinces in Thailand and Laos

    PHOTOS: The Nation Authorities in Thailand’s northern and northeastern provinces are watching the rising water levels in the Mekong after torrential rains have hit large stretches of the country causing flooding in both residential and agricultural areas.

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    South Korean medical team arrives in southern Laos with relief supplies

    PHOTOS: Joint Press Corps-Yonhap The Korea Herald is reporting that a South Korean medical team has flown into in Laos yesterday with relief supplies following the deadly flooding that resulted from the collapse of a dam that was being constructed by a Korean builder. An emergency relief team composed of 15 medical personnel and five support staff arrived at Pakse International Airport in Champasak Province, southern Laos, at about 6 p.m. (on local time) aboard a Korean military plane

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    Lao aid truck plunges off bridge – one dead, two injured

    Aid continues to rush into southern Laos as international relief tries to grasp the full extent of the damage from the floods that occured last Monday night after a privately owned hydroelectric dam breached its walls.

  • Three reported dead in Lombok earthquake – Indonesia

    Three reported dead in Lombok earthquake – Indonesia

    PHOTO: Nusa Tenggara Barat Disaster Mitigation Agency A shallow 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok this morning. At least three people are reported to have been killed. Lombok is 100 kilometres east of Bali.

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    Myanmar tourism growth stalls in first half of 2018

    (4 minute read) Myanmar has seen a slight contraction in tourist number during the first half of t2018. Tourist arrivals still reached 1,722,049 visits, a drop of 2%, according to the latest update by Hotel and Tourism Ministry. Thai tourists remain the top source market but China is catching up. Other tourists are coming from Japan, South Korea, Singapore, India, Vietnam and Malaysia.