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Mom Says Boy Dies During Dental Treatment In Va.

Authorities are investigating the death of a 6-year-old boy who underwent treatment at Virginia Commonwealth University's dental clinic.

New Hawaii law shuns Obama birth document requests

It's now law in Hawaii that the state government can ignore repetitive requests for President Barack Obama's birth ce...

New Hawaii law shuns Obama birth document requests

Abu Dhabi hotel installs gold vending machine

There's no mistaking what's in this vending machine. The well-heeled in the Gulf can now grab "gold to go" from a hot...

Abu Dhabi hotel installs gold vending machine

Autistic Boy Charged With Making Terrorist Threats Over Stick-Figure Sketch

A fourteen-year-old autistic boy is facing terrorist charges after a sketch he made in school.

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HSBC chief warns hasty regulation could create second crisis

Hastily introduced banking industry regulation risks precipitating a second credit crunch and throwing the world's fi...

HSBC chief executive Michael Geoghegan warns hasty regulation could create second financial crisis.

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1 Thai soldier killed, several injured as anti-government protesters clash security forces  in Bangkok suburb

One soldier has reportedly been killed and several people have been injured in fierce clashes between security forces and anti-government red shirt protesters in the Thai capital, Bangkok.


Pattaya News

Pattaya Business

Yanwarrut Pattaya Daily News
Pattaya Beach Expansion Plans Discussed
Pattaya Beach Expansion Plans Discussed

The Pattaya Business & Tourism Association (PBTA) recently discussed the issue of sand erosion on Pattaya Beach. Reports presented to the PBTA have stated that Pattaya Beach has significantly narrowed in the last 10 years and would continue to do ...

Number of beach masseuses to be limited on Jomtien Beach

Aiming to cut down on how many times sun worshippers are pestered for massages, Pattaya officials will limit the number of masseuses on Jomtien Beach to two per plot, giving priority to Pattaya residents.

Real Estate

Schools & Education

London (West End) World's Most Expensive Office Market; Hong Kong (CBD) Now Ranks Second

London's West End remains the world's most expensive office market, according to CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (CBRE) Global Research and Consulting's semi-annual Global Office Rents survey. Hong Kong's Central Business District (CBD) has risen to ...

Student swipe cards - necessary documentation or Orwellian surveillance?

Would students benefit from a bit more encouragement to get up in the morning for lectures? Academics in the US are debating a decision by Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff to introduce a monitoring system to check when students attend, or ...

Thailand Business Guide

Thai Visa & Work Permit

How to select a Lawyer in Thailand

its hard to find a good lawyer in Thailand if you are a foreigner and planning to invest.

New Immigration Office List

Attached is a PDF file of new Immigration offices - when/where is not firm in many cases but it appears most provinces will have an office located locally. First province, after number is responsible for any others listed after it.


Nightlife & Going Out

Take to the Skies with the Phuket Fun Fly - AsiaRooms.com

Anyone looking for some unusual fun in Thailand should head to Phuket next month.

CONCERT: Caliban Live in Bangkok - Rock Pub, Hollywood Street Building, Apr 13, 2010

The German five-piece metalcore outfit is set to rock Bangkok, joined by Screamlab Records’ artists Empty Glass Means Nothing, Annalynn and No Penguins in Alaska.


Expat Life

Only luxury store opens for hi-so shopping experience in Thailand

Recently launched online luxury store HiSo-online.com offers prestigious brands for highly discounted, competitive prices exclusively to customers from Thailand.

Danish Men Gets Penis Enlargements in Thailand

More and more Danish men ask Thai doctors for help to get a thicker and longer penis. Off they go for a long vacation to Thailand. Often they get help from the Danish company Hygeia Healthcare, which is working under the brand Destination Beauty, ...

Amazing Thailand

Thai Lady & Farang Relationships

Orangutans in kickbox "fight" at Thailand theme park [PHOTO/VIDEO]

Orangutans kickbox each other as a spectacle for tourists in a show at Safari World, on the outskirts of Bangkok in Thailand. An orangutan pretends to be knocked out of the boxing ring, others, dressed in bikinis are trained as round card girls an...

How to tell a gorgeous ladyboy from a beautiful lady in Thailand

A tongue-in-cheek article on NEWS.com.au offers some useful pieces of advice on how to spot a ladyboy in Thailand.

Thailand News

Asia News

Thai PM says he will step down if national stability at stake

Thailand's embattled prime minister said he would step down if he believed he were an obstacle to his country's stability, in a BBC interview released on Tuesday.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim

The man who accused Anwar Ibrahim of sodomizing him testified in court Thursday that the Malaysian opposition leader had sex with him in Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.

World News


Judge Accuses Wheelchair Bound Lawyer Of Sex Crime

A man bound to a wheelchair, who can't even feed himself, is charged with sexual harassment against a judge. Cheecho Mertsaris is accused of sexual abuse, although he can't control his arms, his legs, or his hands. He has cerebral palsy because hi...

Google situation in China 'seems to be stable': CEO

Google chief executive Eric Schmidt said Thursday that the Internet giant's situation in China "seems to be stable" following its decision two months ago to stop censoring Web search results.

Law & Crime


Alison Gendar, Rocco Parascandola and Corky Siemaszko New York Daily News
Hunt is on for missing Pakistani-American who bought Times Square car bomb Nissan just 2 weeks ago
Hunt is on for missing Pakistani-American who bought Times Square car bomb Nissan just 2 weeks ago

A Pakistani-American man was being sought Monday in the failed plot to blow up a bomb-laden SUV in Times Square, sources said.

Tiger Woods expects full recovery from neck pain

Tiger Woods expects to make a full recovery from his lingering neck injury after an MRI scan on Wednesday revealed an inflamed facet joint, but he gave no indication as to when he would return.


Art & Culture

TAPES: Michael Jackson pleads for financial help

TRAGIC recordings of Michael Jackson in which he pleads for financial help and fears for his life are revealed by The Sun today.

Recent works similar to these by Kim Dong-yoo, left, and Kang Hyung-koo, right, will show with others at Christie’s Avant-Garde Asian Contemporary Art Spring Sale in Hong Kong at the end of the month.

The global auction house Christie’s said Friday it will auction a work by Paik Nam-june, the late Korea-born American video artist, as part of its efforts to cater to the broad tastes of collectors from around the world.



Playboy 'Readers' Get 3-D Centerfold in June Issue

Playboy readers who can only imagine what it would look like if a centerfold jumped right off the page are getting new specs to help them see into Hef's world. The magazine's June edition hits newsstands Friday equipped with 3-D glasses.

Wang Hongyi China Daily
Hong Kong's twin 'peak'
Hong Kong's twin 'peak'

For many, no visit to Hong Kong is complete without getting an overview of the city at night. And Victoria Peak has long been the favored place to get a bird's-eye view of the colorful panorama.

Beauty & Fashion

Home & Garden

Dannii Minogue shows off glam maternity style at launch of her new clothing line "Project D"

Dannii Minogue has finally unveiled her fab new fashion collection Project D at Selfridges last night looking uber-stylish in a shimmering maxidress from the line.

A Tiny Apartment Transforms into 24 Rooms [VIDEO]

In Hong Kong, because of the space, apartments are small and expensive. Gary Chang, an architect, decided to design a 344 sq. ft. apartment to be able to change into 24 different designs, all by just sliding panels and walls. He calls this the "Do...



China to force internet users to register real names

China is considering measures to force all its 400m internet users to register their real names before making comments on the country's myriad chat-rooms and discussion forums, in a further sign of tightening controls on freedom of speech.

2010 Ford Taurus

Ford is making its vehicles more eco-friendly through increased use of renewable and recyclable materials such as the soy and bio-based seat cushions and seatbacks on the 2010 Ford Taurus.

Science & Nature


Jupiter loses one of its stripes and scientists are stumped as to why

Jupiter has lost one of its iconic red stripes and scientists are baffled as to why. The largest planet in our solar system is usually dominated by two dark bands in its atmosphere, with one in the northern hemisphere and one in the southern hemis...

Memo to boss: 11-hour days are bad for the heart

People working 10 or 11 hours a day are more likely to suffer serious heart problems, including heart attacks, than those clocking off after seven hours, researchers said on Tuesday.


Odd News

Hardship of setting up a restaurant in Bangkok

In an article for The Atlantic, American food critic Jarrett Wrisley writes about the hardship of setting up a restaurant in Bangkok.

A hot, new diet craze some call crazy

You would think they call it a diet craze because it makes you crazy. But sure enough, every so often, a new kind of diet hits the market that is guaranteed to make you lose something like 50 pounds in 5 days. And the craze begins.



77 Hilarious Look-A-Likes

Funny set of look-a-likes


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Video of the Day

Funny Chinglish Signs [PHOTO]