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Scientists mount a ’sting operation’ in Thailand to tackle a devastating pest outbreak

BANGKOK, THAILAND (17 July 2010) — In the start of a carefully crafted emergency campaign to thwart a pest outbreak that is wreaking havoc on Thailand’s vital cassava production, agricultural researchers will release a quarter of a million parasitic wasps in the northeastern part of the country.Thailand’s cassava industry

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Thailand: Reporting from the ‘Red zones’

On July 6, the Thai government approved the extension of an emergency decree in 19 provinces, which includes many in the heartland of the pro-democracy Red Shirts in the country’s north-east.The extension came a day after the Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG) recommended the government immediately lift the decree and

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Grandma Hai: Champion of 32-year fight for justice

At the age of 81, Grandma Hai Khanjanta from the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani received an honourary Master of Arts Degree in Political Science from Bangkok’s Ramkhamhaeng University, thanks to her unending patience in fighting for her rights for her lost land.Previously obtaining only primary education, Grandma Hai said

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