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  • Monk dubbed 'Buddhist Bin Laden' targets Myanmar's persecuted Muslims

    05/24/2015 7:18:51 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/24/2015 | SHASHANK BENGALI
    He's been described as the "Buddhist Bin Laden," but Ashin Wirathu thinks he has more in common with the world's most famous fictional spy. "James Bond is a nationalist," the cherub-faced monk said in a recent interview. Flashing a smile, he offered a vague recollection of a movie in which 007, in order to extract information from a woman, took her to bed. "While he did not take much pleasure in the act," Wirathu said, "he did it for his country." His questionable reading of Bond aside, the firebrand Wirathu firmly says he is defending Myanmar against the people he...
  • Let The Pleasure OF His HEART BECOME Your LIFE and WELLSPRING'S SONG [Charismatic Caucus]

    05/14/2015 10:11:03 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible, Jedediah ^ | 5-14-15 | bible, Jedediah
    You are real ! You are alive IN HIM ! And it is His pleasure to flow ~ through you unobstructed as a pure and virtuous stream ~ ~ ~ To replenish those parched traveling through dry lands but you to must drink deep from His eternal forgiveness And as you raise your head from these waters never look back as Lot's wife but "focus on His heart for His children" For you "ARE" an Oasis of Him as you mirror His water alone for Truly all flesh must be left behind. As His words speak "I only say what...
  • Why It's Wise to Ride an Elephant When You Visit Phuket

    05/09/2015 11:13:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    PhuketWan ^ | Sunday, May 10, 2015 | John Everingham
    PHUKET: If you wish to help an elephant in Phuket, jump onto its back. Ride it. Buy it some bananas or sugar cane. If this seems a little demeaning to the elephant, remember its meagre alternatives; begging or going hungry. In Phuket elephants are sometimes seen in the streets, performing tricks to entertain people, begging and even going to sleep hungry. The elephants that carry tourists on short treks through the forest - and get sufficient to eat each day - are the lucky ones. These are not just animals in humiliation, they are beasts in real danger. Some experts...
  • FEARLESSLY MADE ![Charistmatic caucus]

    05/05/2015 8:43:33 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, ^ | jedediah
    Perplexity in spirit comes when you question My ability to proceed in your life and it is then total surrender is not only Warranted but served for truly as your Judge and Advocate I "Declare" The Truth for your future for the past is just that. So be as Lot not his wife and take My hand into Zion for only as you believe You "Are" and I "AM" ! Habakkuk 2:2-3 Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at...
  • Taiwan a warning [ charistmatic caucus]

    05/04/2015 9:04:37 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    bible | Jedediah
    I had a vision of a tiny Asian country being used by two large countries to attack Taiwan unless they repent Jonah 3 3 And the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach and cry out to it the preaching that I tell you. 3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city of three days’ journey [sixty miles in circumference]. 4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day’s journey,...
  • US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law

    04/21/2015 1:00:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2015 1:03 PM EDT | Martha Mendoza
    In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as a hub for labor abuse. Yet 14 years later, seafood caught by slaves on Thai boats is still slipping into the supply chains of major American stores and supermarkets. The U.S. has not enforced a law banning the import of goods made with forced labor since 2000 because of significant loopholes, The Associated Press has found. It has also spared Thailand from sanctions slapped on other countries with weak records in human trafficking because of a complex political relationship that includes cooperation against terrorism. The question...
  • Thailand Space Program gets off the ground

    04/03/2015 9:10:05 PM PDT · by doorgunner69 · 38 replies
    Thai Spaceship
  • Slaves Used To Catch Fish That End Up On U.S. Tables

    04/03/2015 5:30:46 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 65 replies
    Times Union / AP ^ | 24 March 2015 | Margie Mason, Martha Mendoza and Robin McDowell, Associated Press
    Benjina, Indonesia ___ The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that clouds the supply networks of major supermarkets, restaurants and even pet stores in the United States. Here, in the Indonesian island village of Benjina and the surrounding waters, hundreds of trapped men represent one of the most desperate links criss-crossing between companies and countries in the seafood industry. This intricate web of connections separates the...
  • Flight Bans Hit Thailand-Based Airlines

    04/01/2015 10:46:33 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    airwise.com ^ | March 31, 2015
    A senior Thai aviation official has warned of an "unimaginable impact" on revenues and passenger numbers of Thailand-based airlines after three major Asian destination countries refused them permission for charter flights. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha vowed speedy action to get the bans lifted after Japan, China and South Korea stopped Thailand-based airlines from flying new charters and routes due to safety concerns highlighted by an international audit. The head of Thailand's Department of Civil Aviation, Somchai Piputwat, said nearly 120,000 passengers wanting to travel to Japan alone would be affected in the next two months - a busy time for...
  • Alabama Fugitive Kelly Lynn Miller Back in US After Deportation From Thailand

    03/20/2015 10:56:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    al.com ^ | 3/20/15 | Carol Robinson
    Longtime fugitive Kelly Lynn Miller is back on U.S. soil after she was arrested last week in Thailand. Miller, convicted in a 2004 fatal DUI crash, arrived in California via commercial airline about 8:30 p.m. CDT after being deported from Thailand, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. U.S. Marshals and other government investigators escorted her to California. She will be held at either the Los Angeles County Jail or the San Bernardino County Jail until she is brought back to Alabama. It will be up to officials in Alabama to coordinate her return here, and it wasn't immediately clear how...
  • Giant 14ft, 800lb stingray is the biggest freshwater fish ever caught with a line and rod [tr]

    03/12/2015 8:05:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 12, 2015 | Lydia Willgress
    A stingray weighing nearly 800lb has become the largest freshwater fish ever caught by rod and line. The gigantic flat fish, which was 8ft wide and 14ft long, took nearly two hours to reel in. It was caught by American TV nature conservationist Jeff Corwin on the Mae Klong river in Thailand earlier this week.
  • Now it's three-way same-sex "marriage": The Chastisement approaches

    03/06/2015 12:39:55 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 24 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 6, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    As noted here, "Happy newlyweds Joke, 29, Bell, 21 and Art, 26, took the plunge on Valentine's Day after exchanging their vows in a fairy-tale ceremony at their home in Uthai Thani Province, Thailand. The three blushing grooms are thought to be the world's only wedded male threesome and have since become internet sensations after photos from their big day went viral. The trio consummated their love under Buddhist law in the ceremony as same-sex marriages are not recognised as legitimate under Thai law. In what they described as the happiest day of their lives, the three men were suited...
  • India to seek formal help from Four nations in Israel car bombing

    03/02/2015 5:23:14 PM PST · by piasa
    PTI/India TV ^ | June 24, 2012
    New Delhi, Jun 24: With no word from Tehran yet, India is all set to send legal request letters to four nations including Iran seeking help in its probe into the bombing of an Israeli embassy’s vehicle here in February. Official sources said today that Letters Rogatory for Iran, Malaysia, Thailand and Georgia has been sent to Union Home Ministry for vetting after which it would sent to Legals and Treaty Division of Ministry of External Affairs to be sent to these respective countries. The sources said Iran had been earlier requested through diplomatic channels for help in tracing Houshang...
  • Spiciest/Hottest Thai Food or any for that matter.

    01/06/2015 2:57:56 PM PST · by Vendome · 36 replies
    Vanity | 1/6/2015 | Vendome
    Okay. Doesn't fall under "Breaking News" but, I don't post articles very often. So, I drop off my Alki friend so he can do some walk in/walk out bail thing at the Sheriffs Department. I'm bored and spy a Thai restaurant across the street. At first my thoughts were just about some delish lemongrass soup. So I walk in and order their lemongrass soup. But, they offered a twist I hadn't been offered at othe Thai restaurants "You want regular or spicy?". "Huh? Why I'll take spicy. I love spicy anything" I responded Well, they tried to talk me out...
  • Celebrities Among Victims of Tsunami

    12/28/2004 2:41:47 PM PST · by TheDon · 24 replies · 5,828+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 28, 2004 | Rob Kennedy
    By ROB KENNEDY, Associated Press Writer BANGKOK, Thailand - A German statesman, a Czech supermodel and a Swedish Olympic ski champion were among the vacationers whose search for peace and sun in tropical southern Asia was shattered by the tsunamis that spared neither rich nor poor. AP Photo   Petra Nemcova — who appeared on the cover of 2003 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue — was carried away with her boyfriend, the fashion photographer Simon Atlee, after a huge wave plowed into southern Thailand on Sunday. Nemcova's New York spokesman, Rob Shuter, said the model and her boyfriend had been vacationing...
  • The 35 Most Powerful Militaries In The World

    12/20/2014 4:04:53 AM PST · by iowamark · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Amanda Macias, Jeremy Bender and Skye Gould
    There's only one real way to compare military strength, and thankfully the world hasn't had many opportunities lately. Despite the potential powder keg in the South China Sea, standoffs in Ukraine, and proxy wars throughout the Middle East, inter-state warfare between the world's military powers has been all but banished from the global scene (for the time being, at least). For a simpler evaluation of military power, we turned to the Global Firepower Index, a ranking of 106 nations based on more than 50 factors including overall military budget, available manpower, and the amount of equipment each country has in...
  • EPA Spent $700,000 to Reduce Pig Flatulence in Thailand

    12/03/2014 11:29:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/03/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    If we could reclassify the EPA as pig flatulence, we could get the EPA to fund its own elimination. A report released by Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake found numerous examples of EPA mismanagement and excess, including employees illegitimately spending $15 million on agency credit cards and $9 million the agency lost track of funding projects in California. Happens to everyone. One time I lost track of $12 million in Arizona and couldn’t find it for a week. $1,500,000 annually to store out-of-date and unwanted publications at an Ohio warehouse” and another “$700,000 to attempt to reduce methane emitted from...
  • 4 Sunni Muslim Groups Responsible for 66% of All 17,958 Terror Killings in 2013

    11/19/2014 10:22:24 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 19, 2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    The number of people killed by terrorists worldwide in 2013 rose by 60 percent compared to the previous year – from 11,133 to 17,958 – with four Sunni Muslim extremist groups responsible for two-thirds of all fatalities, according to a comprehensive annual study. Eighty-two percent of fatalities occurred in just five countries – Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria, although the number of countries that experienced more than 50 terror-related deaths also rose – to 24, compared with 15 the previous year. ... Four Sunni groups were responsible for 66 percent of all terror fatalities in 2013. In order of...
  • Thailand’s famous moon parties banned in drug and alcohol crackdown

    11/01/2014 6:57:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    news.com.au ^ | November 01, 2014
    Thailand’s famous moon parties banned in drug and alcohol crackdown This story was published: 1 day ago November 01, 2014 12:00AM THAILAND’s fun police are likely to throw the plans of thousands of Australian backpackers into turmoil after banning three of the four main monthly “moon” parties. Half and Quarter Moon shindigs — along with some supplementary jungle parties — will no longer be staged on the islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, near Koh Samui, for ‘drug and alcohol’ reasons. The only beach rave left standing is Koh Phangan’s original Full Moon Party which last month attracted about...
  • Anthrax: Source of Fishy, Shaggy Dog Stories Pleads Fifth

    12/20/2007 4:52:43 AM PST · by TrebleRebel · 68 replies · 316+ views
    Blogger News ^ | 12/20/07 | Ross getman
    Anthrax: Source of Fishy, Shaggy Dog Stories Pleads Fifth December 20th, 2007 by Ross E. Getman In October 2007, the former Criminal Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Daniel Seikaly, was deposed in the civil rights action by Steve Hatfill about whether he was the source of leaks relating to Steve Hatfill in connection with Newsweek and Washington Post stories about the use of bloodhounds and the draining of ponds in Frederick, Maryland. Attorney Seikaly pled the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination in connection with most substantive questions. Attorney Seikaly has had a very distinguished career....
  • PHUKET: Medical officials investigate death of possible Ebola victim (Thailand)

    10/25/2014 1:42:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Class Act Media's The Phuket News ^ | October 25, 2014 | Nattha Thepbamrung
    Phuket's Provincial Public Health Office sent agents to the condo to collect samples to test for the Ebola virus after discovering the victim, Martin John Roberts Clark, 68, had recently returned from Nigeria. Phuket Governor, Nisit Jansomwong, explained that the result of the autopsy would be announced today (October 25). Dr Kajornsak Kaewjarat, chief of Phuket Provincial Public Health Office said that the agents at the scene were collecting blood and mucus samples as well as other belongings from the room. Dr Kajornsak said, “The samples and belongings will be sent to the Regional Medical Sciences Centre in Phuket. “He...
  • Thai Authorities To Promote 'Martial Law Tourism'.

    10/14/2014 12:48:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    BANGKOK - The Tourism Authority of Thailand says its preparing to add one more tourist attraction to the Kingdom's long list of temples, beaches, and mountains: life under martial law. "The TAT is preparing a campaign called '24 Hours Enjoy Thailand 'to attract foreign tourists to visit Thailand under martial law," TAT Governor Thawatchai Arunyik told Thai Rath newspaper on Friday. Thawatchai said that martial law is beneficial to tourism, because it ensures that foreign tourists can be safe 24 hours a day. "We want the tourists to be confident that they can travel in Thailand both day and...
  • British backpackers murdered in Thailand named

    09/15/2014 6:49:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 15,2014 | By Martin Evans, Crime Correspondent
    A manhunt is under way on a Thai holiday island after two British backpackers were hacked to death. Hannah Witheridge, 23, a university graduate from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and David Miller, 24, from Jersey, were attacked with a garden hoe after a late night party on Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand. Miss Witheridge, who was travelling with three female friends, had been on the island for only three days. She met Mr Miller, who was travelling with two male companions, hours before they were murdered. Their semi-naked bodies were found on the blood soaked sand at Sairee beach,...
  • Traveling to Thailand? Don't Bring '1984'

    08/07/2014 5:54:19 PM PDT · by bamahead · 22 replies
    Reason ^ | Aug. 6, 2014 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    An in-flight magazine for travelers to Thailand offers some friendly advice on how to win friends and influence people in a country led by military junta. "Despite being under miliary control, Thailand is very safe for tourists," chirps the magazine copy, shared by Twitter user @joe_black317 this week. But for "good measure" you might want to take a few minor precautions, such as avoiding the color red, refraining from taking selfies with soldiers sans their consent, and for godssakes ditching your dystopian novels on the plane. "Don't carry George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984," the Philippine Airlines magazine warns in tip...
  • Jihad in Thailand: 3 Thai police murdered coming from mosque peace initiative

    07/11/2014 4:11:31 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 11 2014 | Pamela Geller
    Musli outreach and interfaith homicide. Our SIOA journalist in Thailand writes: “A deputy commander and two other police officers of Krong Penang police station in Yala Province were ambushed and murdered tonight (Thursday July 10, 2014) by Muslim terrorists as they returned from visiting a local mosque during a Ramadan peace initiative by police. The radio reports that the deputy police commander was a Muslim. The other two were probably Muslim judging by their names in Thai. This mosque was not Deputy Police Lt Colonel Adinant Ismaael’s normal mosque. He was there for community outreach. Ramadan is a very dangerous...
  • New species found: walking catfish, Beelzebub bat and two-legged lizard

    07/11/2014 12:47:52 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 07-10-2014 | Staff
    From a devilish-looking bat to a frog that sings like a bird, scientists have identified 126 new species in the Greater Mekong area, the WWF said in a new report detailing discoveries in 2011. But threats to the region's biodiversity mean many of the new species are already struggling to survive, the conservation group warned. "The good news is new discoveries. The bad news is that it is getting harder and harder in the world of conservation and environmental sustainability," Nick Cox, manager of WWF-Greater Mekong's Species Programme, said.
  • Modi targets counterterrorism as a key policy

    06/21/2014 7:07:04 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 7 replies
    The National ^ | June 21, 2014 | Harsh V Pant
    While his government’s focus remains squarely on domestic issues, Mr Modi is also charting a rather ambitious foreign policy course. He has already visited Bhutan and his future destinations over the next few months are likely to include Japan, Brazil, Southeast Asia, Australia and Nepal. Meanwhile, the Chinese foreign minister has saluted the new Modi government for injecting “new vitality into an ancient civilisation”.
  • Thailand’s rampant trafficking may carry price (slave labor)

    06/13/2014 2:10:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 13, 2014 5:04 AM EDT | Margie Mason
    He was too sick to eat, and Min Min Chan’s chest ached with each breath he sucked. It didn’t matter: The Thai captain warned him to get back on deck and start hauling fish onto the trawler or be tossed overboard. As a 17-year-old slave stuck in the middle of the sea, he knew no one would come looking if he simply vanished. Less than a month earlier, Chan had left Myanmar for neighboring Thailand, looking for work. Instead, he said a broker tricked and sold him onto the fishing boat for $616. He ended up far away in Indonesian...
  • The Military Coup in Thailand Is Putting the U.S. in an Awkward Position

    05/24/2014 9:23:08 AM PDT · by mgist · 18 replies
    New Republic ^ | 5/23/14 | shulberg
    In 1961, Congress passed the Foreign Assistance Act, Section 508 of which states that the U.S. must cut aid to countries in which a “duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup” until the resumption of civilian rule. On Thursday, in Thailand, a duly elected head of government was deposed by military coup. Two days after instituting martial law, General Prayuth Chan-ocha declared that the military was taking over the government and suspending the Constitution. That means the U.S. must cut aid to Thailand, right? Not necessarily. In a statement later Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry said:...
  • US cuts military aid to Thailand after coup

    05/23/2014 7:33:32 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 29 replies
    BBC World News ^ | May 23 , 2014 | BBC
    The US has suspended $3.5m (£2.1m) in military aid to Thailand and urged the country's army to restore civilian rule "immediately". Washington also urged tourists to cancel trips and halted non-essential visits by US government officials. The move came as former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra spent her first night in military custody.
  • Thailand coup d'état as military seizes power

    05/22/2014 5:06:06 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 34 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/22/2014 | BBC
    Thailand's army chief has announced that the military is taking control of the government. The coup came after two days of inconclusive talks between the main political factions. Thailand has been in political turmoil for months. On Tuesday the army imposed martial law. A curfew has been declared, effective across the country from 22:00 to 05:00 local time. Political party leaders, including opposition leader Suthep Thaugsuban, were taken away from the talks venue after troops sealed off the area......
  • White House vows CIA will not stage fake vaccine programs

    05/20/2014 7:13:58 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 5/20/14 | afp
    Washington (AFP) - The White House has promised the United States will not use vaccination programs as cover for spy operations -- after the move was attempted during the hunt for Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
  • Large number of Chinese troops seen heading for China-Vietnam border

    05/19/2014 1:30:16 PM PDT · by traumer · 40 replies
    A large number of People’s Liberation Army troops have reportedly been spotted heading towards the China-Vietnam border as tensions between the two countries continue to escalate, reports Hong Kong’s Sing Tao Daily. Sing Tao Daily is generally considered to be aligned to Chinese state media. Thousands of Chinese nationals living or on business in Vietnam have already fled the country amid anti-China riots, which were sparked by a tense standoff between Chinese and Vietnamese naval ships near a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters off the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on May 4. The Chinese foreign ministry...
  • Thailand army declares martial law

    05/19/2014 4:08:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    BBC News ^ | may 19, 2014
    The army in Thailand has announced the imposition of martial law amid political crisis "to keep law and order". The army has also granted itself wide-ranging powers to enforce its decision. The military said it had taken the action to preserve peace and order. The move comes after a long-running political crisis, and escalating tensions between the government and the opposition.
  • Laos military plane crash has political consequences

    05/17/2014 3:41:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    dw.de ^ | 17.05.2014
    They included Defense Minister Douangchay Phichit and his wife. Douangchay was also one of the country's deputy prime ministers and a high-ranking member of its Politburo, the main decision-making body for the country's all-powerful Communist Party, which has ruled the single-party state since 1975. The economically poor, landlocked country has a population of seven million. Others killed included Minister of Public Security Thongbane Sengaphone, Vientiane Governor Sukhan Mahalad and at least one other senior ruling party official. Information about the crash, and those on board, came from Foreign Ministry spokesman Sek Wannamethee in neighboring Thailand. Lao National Television showed images...
  • Bombings in Thailand's restive south injure 9

    05/06/2014 3:42:43 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 5 replies
    AT YAI, Thailand -- Bombs exploded at a police station and a convenience store in a tourist city in Thailand's violence-plagued south Tuesday, injuring nine people, police said. The first bomb exploded in front of a 7-Eleven store near a school in Hat Yai city, wounding two men and three women, police Col. Passakorn Klanwan said. The second explosion went off about 15 minutes later in the parking lot at the main Hat Yai police station, injuring four others, he said. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/05/06/4100476/9-injured-in-bombings-in-thailands.html#storylink=cpy
  • Video: Man Cooks Himself in Pot... Without Burning Himself

    04/14/2014 11:59:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, April 14, 2014
    A video showing an elderly man “cooking himself" in a pot filled with boiling water has been reported by a Russian TV channel. The man in the YouTube video looks like he is making a big dish of soup with vegetables and people gather around him waiting for a taste. The TV channel discloses that is a ritual held every year in the town of Yamaga, Thailand. The 71-year-old man, identified as Kenzo Koya, has been doing this ritual for several years. He says in the beginning he was affected by the heat which left burns on his body, but...
  • MH370 skirted Indonesia to avoid radar: report

    04/06/2014 8:53:21 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 33 replies
    NDTV ^ | April 6, 2014 | World | Press Trust of India
    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 flew around Indonesian airspace apparently to avoid detection after vanishing from radar screens on March 8, a media report said today, suggesting the possibility of a more sinister reason behind the jet's disappearance..... After reviewing radar data provided by neighbouring countries, investigators have now found that the jetliner curved north of Indonesia before turning south toward the southern Indian Ocean, CNN quoted a Malaysian official as saying. The official also suggested the possibility of a more sinister reason behind MH370's disappearance a month ago. The plane's flight path clearly showed that someone on the plane was...
  • World War Two bomb kills seven in Bangkok

    04/02/2014 7:16:14 PM PDT · by fso301 · 56 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/2/14 | Sunaina Gulati
    A suspected World War Two bomb has exploded in a Bangkok scrap yard, killing at least seven people and injuring 19. Workers were using a blow-torch to take the bomb apart and detonated it in the process, officials say.
  • Malaysia MH370 and Sumatra seismic event

    03/19/2014 7:41:39 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 7 replies
    Tectonic Summary Re-analysis of Proposed Submarine Aircraft Crash Site for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 Map of Seismic Analysis of Proposed Submarine Aircraft Crash Site The University of Science and Technology of China has announced a possible location for the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 based on two seismic recordings (stations KUM and IPM of the Malaysia National Seismic Network; see map). The proposed site is in the Gulf of Thailand (orange hexagon on map). The time of the event reported by the Chinese was 2:55 AM (on 3/8/2014, which equates to 18:55 UTC time on 3/7/2014).
  • Thai military radar data bolsters belief that Flight 370 changed its path

    03/18/2014 6:38:16 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | Jethro Mullen and Mariano Castillo
    New information from the Thai government bolsters the belief that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 took a sharp westward turn after communication was lost. The Thai military was receiving normal flight path and communication data from the Boeing 777-200 on its planned March 8 route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing until 1:22 a.m., when it disappeared from its radar. Six minutes later, the Thai military detected an unknown signal, a Royal Thai Air Force spokesman told CNN. This unknown aircraft, possibly Flight 370, was heading the opposite direction. Malaysia says the evidence gathered so far suggests the plane was deliberately...
  • Missing MH370: Search Extended Up to Kazakhstan, Down to Indian Ocean

    03/15/2014 1:55:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | 3/15 | Michelle Tam
    The search for MH370 enters a new phase based on new satellite data received, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He told a press conference on Saturday that the search and rescue operations at the South China Sea has ended and all assets will be focussed on two new corridors. “A northern corridor stretching approximately from the border of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to northern Thailand, or a southern corridor from Indonesia to the southern Indian Ocean,” he said. Najib said based on satellite data, MH370’s last communication with the satellite was in one of two possible corridors. Najib said the...
  • MH370 flew as low as 1,500m to avoid detection, says paper

    03/16/2014 9:30:37 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 103 replies
    The Malaysian Insider ^ | 17 March 2014 | The Malaysian Insider
    As the search for the missing flight MH370 enters its 10th day with few clues as to its whereabouts, the New Straits Times said today the Boeing 777-200ER dropped 5,000 feet (1,500m) to evade commercial radar detection. In an exclusive story, the government-backed paper said investigators analysing MH370’s flight data revealed that the 200-tonne, fully laden twinjet descended 1,500m or even lower to evade commercial (secondary) radar coverage after it turned back from its flight path en route to Beijing. snip Investigators poring over MH370’s flight data had said the plane had flown low and used “terrain masking” as it...
  • Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Iranian Middleman Asked Thai Agent to Book Tickets ...

    03/10/2014 9:14:45 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 42 replies
    IBTimes ^ | March 10, 2014 | Gianluca Mezzofiore
    Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Iranian Middleman Asked Thai Agent to Book Tickets on Stolen Passports By Gianluca Mezzofiore March 10, 2014 12:24 PM While the search for the missing Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines flight continues, the mystery surrounding the two passengers who used stolen passports to board flight MH370 intensifies. The Financial Times exclusively reported that the Thai travel agency that booked the tickets for the men had been asked to by an Iranian middleman. It is fairly common for fraudulent documents to be used on regional flights for illegal immigration or drug smuggling but the fact that the aircraft...
  • Fishermen Plane Sighting a Tip or False Lead in MH370 Hunt?

    03/18/2014 5:00:52 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo News ^ | 18MAR2014 | Bob Woodruff
    Fishermen from this village believe they may have seen the missing Malaysia Airlines flight on the night it disappeared flying low over the Gulf of Thailand. It's not clear whether what they saw was flight MH370 or whether it is the latest in a string of false leads in the search for the missing plane, but if true it would suggest that the plane may have flown low to avoid radar, what is known as "terrain masking." On March 8 flight MH370 disappeared from radar as it flew north over the Gulf of Thailand towards Vietnam en route to Beijing....
  • Thailand Gives Radar Data 10 Days After Plane Lost

    03/18/2014 10:17:23 AM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    AP ^ | March 18, 2014 | THANYARAT DOKSONE
    Thailand's military said Tuesday that its radar detected a plane that may have been Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 just minutes after the jetliner's communications went down, and that it didn't share the information with Malaysia earlier because it wasn't specifically asked for it. A twisting flight path described Tuesday by Thai air force spokesman Air Vice Marshal Montol Suchookorn took the plane to the Strait of Malacca, which is where Malaysian radar tracked Flight 370 early March 8. But Montol said the Thai military doesn't know whether it detected the same plane.
  • Has there been a military cover-up over missing jet? [Short title]

    03/18/2014 3:55:02 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | March 18, 2014 | Danield Miller
    Asian military officials may be staging a mass cover-up over missing flight MH370, because they do not want to expose gaping holes within their countries' air defences, a leading aviation expert has suggested...[SNIP]...Now Thailand's military say they detected a plane at 1.28am, eight minutes after MH370's communications went down, heading towards the Strait but didn't share the information because they were not asked for it.
  • This week in Muslims threatening to stab a professor and setting a dead teacher on fire ( Ohio & )

    03/17/2014 8:59:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/15/2014 | Eric Owens
    An Oberlin College professor has filed a lawsuit because, she claims, another professor on the Oberlin faculty has harassed her and created a hostile work environment for female employees for years. The plaintiff is Eunjung An, professor of French and cinema studies ... comparative literature professor Ali Yedes informed an unnamed Oberlin employee last year that he had helped his nephew obtain a student visa to the United States expressly to “stab and kill someone from his department.”.. Yedes serves as the school’s “Muslim Religious Life Affiliate (Islamic Center of Cleveland).” .. An’s lawsuit claims that Yedes has been engaged...
  • Four possibly flew with false ID aboard missing Malaysia Airlines plane

    03/09/2014 5:58:02 AM PDT · by wtd · 158 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 9, 4:20 AM | Simon Denyer, Robert Barnes and Chico Harlan
    Saturday European officials indicated two of the people on board were using passports that had been stolen in Thailand. On Sunday Malaysia’s transport minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, said Malaysian intelligence officials were also checking the identities of two other passengers, according to The Associated Press. “All the four names are with me and have been given to our intelligence agencies,” Hishammuddin said, according to The AP. “We do not want to target only the four; we are investigating the whole passenger manifest. We are looking at all possibilities.”
  • Missing plane highlights Phuket's stolen passport trade

    03/08/2014 7:45:46 PM PST · by texas booster · 26 replies
    WAtoday Western Australia ^ | March 9 2014 | Lindsay Murdoch
    Investigations into the stolen passports of two passengers listed on missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 have swung to the Thai resort island of Phuket, where there is a thriving stolen passport racket. Police in Malaysia have also viewed CCTV footage of the passengers on the flight, specifically looking for images of two men listed as Italian Luigi Maraldi and Austrian Christian Kozel. Mr Maraldi, 37, was surprised to see his name on the passenger manifest because he was in fact holidaying in Thailand. He rang his father, Walter in Cesena, Italy, according to Italian press reports. “Ciao, dad,” the younger...