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- -05-14-10 Violence Continues in Thailand (MSNBC News)
"Thai troops fired bullets at anti-government protesters and explosions thundered in the heart of Bangkok on Friday as an army push to clear the streets and end a two-month political standoff sparked clashes that have killed at least eight and wounded scores of others." 05-10
- Thailand (Excite)
Provides destination information. 10-09
- Hmong in Laos and Thailand (Rice and Vue-Benson)
Provides news and articles. 10-09
- Thailand Culture and Problems (Yahoo)
Provides information by topic. 10-09
- Thailand - Bangkok Post
- Thailand (Library of Congress)
Provides a history of the country, including culture, government, economy, and more. Also includes geographic information. 1-02
- Thailand (CountryReports.org)
Provides a profile by topic, including Economy, Defense, Geography, Government, People, National Anthem, Lyrics and Related Links. Provides a map and a flag. 03-07
- Thailand (CIA.gov)
Provides a history of the country, including history (Introduction), military, transportation, geography, people, economy, communications, transnational issues, and a map. 03-07
- Thailand (U.S. State Department)
Provides a history of the country, including culture, government, economy, and more. 03-07
- Thailand (Wikipedia.org)
"Due to its geographical location, Thai culture has always been greatly influenced by China and India. However, different indigenous cultures have also existed in Thailand since the Baan Chiang culture." 03-07
- Thailand (TourismThailand.org)
"The kingdom of Thailand lies in the heart of Southeast Asia, making it a natural gateway to Indochina, Myanmar and Southern China. Its shape and geography divide into four natural regions : the mountains and forests of the North; the vast rice fields of the Central Plains; the semi-arid farm lands of the Northeast plateau; and the tropical islands and long coastline of the peninsula South."
"Thailand is a constitutional monarchy with His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, or King Rama IX, the ninth king of the Chakri Dynasty, the present king. The King has reigned for more than half a century, making him the longest reigning Thai monarch." 03-07
- Rulers by Country - S-U (Schulz)
Provides a list of leaders by country and date. Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sáo Tomé and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand (Siam), Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekhistan. leaders, rulers, Presidents, and Prime Ministers 9-00
- -11-17-04 Study: Endangered Species List Growing at Alarming Rate (MSNBC News)
"Current extinction rates are at least 100 to 1,000 times higher than natural rates found in the fossil record, the report stated. The data were released as 3,500 delegates gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, for a World Conservation Union conference focused on halting what's deemed an extinction crisis."
"The report concluded that humans are the main reason for most species' declines." 11-04
- Sea Gypsies Rebuild (CBS News)
"Thailand's Moken tribe — a small community of fishermen whose elders ordered a hilltop evacuation just before the tsunami hit — is rebuilding on a nearby beach. The Moken believe their old home is cursed because they mistakenly left behind a handicapped boy."
"The boy was the only tribe member to die in the waves, which killed more than 157,000 across southern Asia and 5,300 in Thailand." 1-05
- -11-02-05 Report: CIA Uses Secret Prisons (CBS News)
"The CIA has been hiding and interrogating some of its most important al Qaeda captives at a Soviet-era compound in Eastern Europe, according to U.S. and foreign officials familiar with the arrangement, the Washington Post reported."
"The secret facility is part of a covert prison system set up by the CIA nearly four years ago that at various times has included sites in eight countries, including Thailand, Afghanistan and several democracies in Eastern Europe, as well as a small center at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, according to current and former intelligence officials and diplomats from three continents, the paper said Tuesday on its Web site."
"The hidden global internment network is a central element in the CIA's unconventional war on terrorism, the Post said. It depends on the cooperation of foreign intelligence services, and on keeping even basic information about the system secret from the public, foreign officials and nearly all members of Congress charged with overseeing the CIA's covert actions." 11-05
- How Young Is too Young to Be a Fighter? (ABC News)
"As young girls and boys wildly kick and punch each other in rural rings across Thailand, spectators (farmers, trainers, families, friends) place their bets. Each child stands to change his or her family's fortune with a winning blow." 10-07
- Bats (A-Z Animals)
"Bats are found all around the world and there are hundreds of different species of bat, living in caves and forests, particularly in the Southern Hemisphere. The bumblebee bat found in the jungle of Thailand, is the smallest mammal in the world and weighs less than a penny!" 01-09
- Binturong (A-Z Animals)
"The binturong is also commonly called the Asian bearcat. The binturong is native to the jungles of southeast Asia and is commonly found in countries such as Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia."
"The binturong is a very vocal animal and the binturongs sounds can travel a long way through the thick jungles. The binturong is known to make chuckling sounds when the binturong seems to be happy and the binturong appears utter a high-pitched wail if the binturong seems to be annoyed." 01-09
- -04-20-09 Memo: C.I.A. Used Near-Drowning Technique 266 Times (MSNBC News)
"C.I.A. interrogators used waterboarding, the near-drowning technique that top Obama administration officials have described as illegal torture, 266 times on two key prisoners from Al Qaeda, far more than had been previously reported."
"The Times article, based on information from former intelligence officers who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Abu Zubaydah had revealed a great deal of information before harsh methods were used and after his captors stripped him of clothes, kept him in a cold cell and kept him awake at night. The article said interrogators at the secret prison in Thailand believed he had given up all the information he had, but officials at headquarters ordered them to use waterboarding."
"He revealed no new information after being waterboarded, the article said, a conclusion that appears to be supported by a footnote to a 2005 Justice Department memo saying the use of the harshest methods appeared to have been 'unnecessary' in his case." 04-09
- -04-24-12 Study: Wind Power More Cost-Effective Than Solar (Homeland Security Newswire)
"The researchers calculated and compared what it would cost to generate a tenth of the electricity demand with wind power or photovoltaics for six selected countries in the south. The result: with one franc or dollar of funding, you can produce more electricity in all the countries examined — Brazil, Egypt, India, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Thailand — if the money is invested in wind power plants." 04-12
- Asia - Travel Information by Location (Excite.Travel.com)
Provides information on dining, where to stay, and interesting things to see. Search by city, state, or country. Includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, The Philippines, Tibet, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. 3-02
- Awesome Library in Chinese (ArcNet)
Provides online translations of the Web. (Requires Simplified Chinese font.) 7-02
- Swiss Man Faces 75 Years in Prison for Defacing Picture of Thai King (CBS News)
" 'In every Thai constitution, the king is revered and worshipped, and he cannot be insulted,' [prosecutor] Bhanu said. 'Thai people cannot accept this act of insulting the king.' 03-07
- Cheapest Anti-HIV Drug Produced (NewScientist.com)
Describes a cocktail of three drugs now available through the government of Thailand. "The government says that the cocktail, named GPO-Vir, will be sold for just 20 baht ($0.45) per pill, meaning that a month's supply of the drugs would fall from 5000 baht ($114) per person for the three separate drugs, to just 1,200 baht ($27)." 3-02
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