Month: December 2011


China Says Man Died of Bird Flu

Chinese health officials say a man who tested positive for the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus died Saturday in the southern city of Shenzhen. City officials said the 39-year-old bus driver, surnamed Chen, was hospitalized with a fever on December 21 and tested positive for the virus.Read More


12 killed in Buri Ram bus road accident

A crowded Bangkok-Si Sa Ket tour bus collided with a pickup truck in Buri Ram’s Nang Rong district, killing 12 people and injured 15 others Saturday morning. Following the accident report at 9 am Saturday, Nang Rong police and rescue workers went to the Ban Sing Intersection on Nang Rong Chamni Road to find the […]Read More


Death toll reaches 94 on second of seven New Year’s

BANGKOK, Dec 31 – Ninety-four people were killed in road accidents throughout Thailand during the first two days of the “seven high-risk days of the New Year’s holidays” from December 29 – January 4, according to the Road Safety Centre. There were a total of 955 road accidents with 1,051 injuries reported on December 29 […]Read More


Balanced Approach for New Bird Flu Virus Strain: WHO

In 2011, scientists discovered they had created a highly contagious and deadly form of H5N1 – commonly called avian or bird flu. When the discovery was announced, debate erupted over whether the research was ethical and fears the new strain could be used as a bioterrorism weapon. Now, the World Health Organization has weighed in […]Read More


Policeman nabbed for shooting motorists in Bangkok

Police arrested a suspended police officer for allegedly shooting and wounding many motorists on Ratchadapisek Road on December 23. Police Lance Corporal Thirayu Phetmeekha, 28, was nabbed in his home town in Songkhla province, the media were told yesterday. He has allegedly confessed that he got drunk after attending a wedding party in Bangkok’s Huai […]Read More


Man Dies After Sex In Thailand

Local police say the body of a 30-year old male was found in a Phuket guesthouse after a night of debauchery. The man was in Thailand to mark the anniversary of the death of his friend who was a victim of the devastating tsunami that claimed the lives of nearly 300,000 people seven years ago. […]Read More


Russian tourist dies in fall at Phuket home

PHUKET: A Russian tourist died in a fall from an interior balcony at a holiday rental home in Kathu, central Phuket, early yesterday morning. Thung Thong Police received a report at 2:45 am that Russian tourist Anton Oleynikov, 32, had died in the fall at the private residence at Loch Palm. Read more: The Phuket […]Read More


Nepal’s Badi Say Prostitution Still All There Is

MUDA, Nepal (WOMENSENEWS)–Four years ago, Taruna Badi, 38, a member of the Badi community, one of the most marginalized groups in Nepal, thought her days of prostitution were over. In 2007, she and dozens of other Badi women traveled from Kailali, a district in the far west of Nepal, to Kathmandu, located across the country, […]Read More