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One soldier killed, 2 wounded in Yala bombing

YALA, Feb 4 -- One soldier assigned to a teacher protection unit was killed and two others were wounded in a roadside bombing in Yala on Friday, and three Thai Buddhist local residents were wounded in a shooting attack in the insurgency-plagued province of Pattani. Three soldiers were wounded as they

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Map showing the ethnic distribution in southern Thailand

Five Buddhists killed, 4 others injured in Pattani attack

Pattani - Five Buddhists, including a senior education official, were killed in a gun attack by muslim insurgents in this southern border province Thursday morning. The attack at a Buddhist village in Tambon Kokkrabua in Panare district at 6:30 am also saw five other Buddhists injured. One of the injured is

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Malay-Muslim men in Pattani

Rebels kill Buddhist couple, children in Thai south

Suspected Muslim separatists shot dead a Buddhist family of four in Thailand's deep south, police said on Tuesday, the latest attack in an escalation of violence in the region. The killings followed a bloody raid on an army camp and a big roadside bombing in the past 12 days that were

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Coral Bleaching in Thailand and Closure of Dive Spots

For ages, Southern Thailand has been globally renowned for its sand beaches and magnificent coral reefs, attracting several millions of international tourists each year. Now, such national reputation could be in jeopardy after severe bleaching of corals was found in 2010. Important dive spots have thus been closed to rescue

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Fishing boat in Koh Samet, Thailand

Illegal fishing boats depletes fish in Similan Islands

In light of recent stories regarding the coral bleaching at Similan Islands and other areas of southern Thailand, I want to bring to the world media's attention a problem that may have even more severe consequences for the future of Similan National Park. The problem is illegal fishing within the

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Academics meet to restore coral reef in Thailand

BANGKOK, 28 Janaury 2011 (NNT)-Marine experts have recently congregated at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre to brainstorm for coral reef bleaching solutions, expecting to propose them to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva for consideration as soon as next month. A biology lecturer from the Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkhla University, Sakanand

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