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Thailand visa crackdown likely to impact English education

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014 5:59PM UTC Pic: Charlie Edward - Shutterstock.

Thailand’s crackdown on people living and working on tourist visas will have far-reaching effects in several sectors, not the least of which is education. English teachers who have not been able to secure work permits may soon face unemployment or an uphill battle to get the documents needed to work there legally.

Roadside bomb kills girl, wounds others in southern Thailand

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014 12:04PM UTC Pic: AP.

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old girl was killed and seven people, including two other girls, were wounded in a roadside bomb attack in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south.

Should everyone be happy with the balance of power in Thailand?

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014 10:00AM UTC Thai coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha. Pic: AP.

Prayuth on Friday per the Bangkok Post: The interim charter is now in effect following the declaration of its promulgation in the Royal Gazette on Tuesday. “Everyone should be happy that there is a balance of power between the government and the NCPO,” he said. He was responding to criticism

Bitcoin grows on Asian users

By Sat, Jul 26, 2014 3:17PM UTC Pic: AP.

Horry Chan spends more time on internet communication than talking to real people. As the owner of the Hong Kong-based online application store Easyapp.com, his team designs and customizes applications for local and international clients.

Should Asia-Pacific countries ban the plastic bag?

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 6:00AM UTC A boy brushes his teeth standing next to a polluted canal littered with plastic bags and other garbage, on World Environment Day in Mumbai, India last month. Pic: AP.

The port city of Freemantle in Western Australia has just banned single-use non-biodegradable plastic bags. It is the first city in Australia to do so. Shop owners failing to follow the law risk a single fine of $150, climbing to $2,500 for serial offenders.

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