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May 31, 2018 4:31 PM Thailand's bay made popular by 'The Beach' closes to tourists

Karla Cripps, CNN • Updated 31st May 2018 It's 9 a.m. on a May morning in Thailand's Maya Bay in the Andaman Sea, a destination made famous by "The Beach" movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. But instead of the pristine, empty shores seen in the film directed by Danny Boyle, the scene is far more chaotic. Selfie-taking tourists line the sand, which is crammed 38

May 25, 2018 4:34 PM Cute, Clingy Baby Elephant Has Decided This Tourist Is Its New Best Friend

While elephants are the ones known for their memories, it’s likely that American tourist Jane Hight McMurry won’t forget this moment soon. According to Newsflare, McMurry recently visited Thailand on vacation and got to know several elephants while traveling through the northern jungle of the country. A baby pachyderm, belonging a mother elephant McMurry 85

May 24, 2018 11:33 PM Hot on the Wheels of Grab, Go-Jek Rides Further Into Southeast Asia

Indonesian ride-hailing startup to expand into Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines Motorcycle-taxi service PT Go-Jek Indonesia will invest $500 million to expand its operations in Southeast Asia, revving up competition in a fast-growing consumer market just two months after Uber Technologies Inc. reached a landmark deal to exit from the region 64

May 18, 2018 5:43 PM Railroaded: The Chinese High-Speed Train Network No One Else Really Wants

Terrain is easy, negotiations hard, as construction begins on politically fraught route through Southeast Asia PANG-ASOK, Thailand—Li Guanghe has built some of the most technically complex railroads in China. Now he faces his toughest challenge yet: working abroad to deliver a flagship rail project in Thailand that could make or break China’s hopes of selling 81

April 30, 2018 12:22 PM Thai editor free after 7 years in jail for 2 articles

BANGKOK – The editor of a political magazine who was convicted of insulting Thailand's monarchy has said on his release from prison that he will join public demonstrations to call for elections and an end to military rule. Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, a labor activist, was detained in 2011 for publishing two pseudonymous articles in his now-defunct Voice 71

April 25, 2018 9:46 PM Diplomats: Swiss envoy to Germany to be new UN Myanmar envoy

UNITED NATIONS – U.N. diplomats say Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected Switzerland's Ambassador to Germany Christine Schraner Burgener to be the new U.N. special envoy for Myanmar. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric wouldn't confirm her appointment but said Wednesday "we expect an announcement soon." The diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity 82

April 23, 2018 1:40 AM Moriya Jutanugarn wins LPGA LA tourney for 1st tour win

Moriya Jutanugarn won the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open by two shots for her first victory in six years on the LPGA Tour, joining sister Ariya as the second siblings to win on the tour. The 23-year-old from Thailand shot a 3-under 68 for a 12-under 272 total Sunday at Wilshire Country Club in the tour's return to Los Angeles after a 13-year absence 409

April 20, 2018 5:40 AM Boxing: Pacquiao targets more bouts after Kuala Lumpur showdown

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao believes he has “a couple more fights” left in him before he retires, starting with his first contest for more than a year when he faces Argentine WBA welterweight world champion Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur this July. “Definitely this is not my last fight,” the 39-year-old Filipino said at a news conference 86

April 19, 2018 12:28 PM Alibaba Signs Up to Help Out Thailand

With ruling junta offering incentives to foreign companies, Chinese e-commerce giant joins project to redevelop industrial eastern seaboard BANGKOK—Thailand’s ruling military junta has turned to China’s Alibaba Group to develop new markets for the country’s smaller businesses and help revive a struggling economy. The e-commerce giant’s executive chairman 77

April 19, 2018 10:47 AM Alibaba to invest $320 million in Thailand, as rivals boost presence

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Alibaba is investing $320 million in Thailand as the e-commerce giant aims to tap Chinese consumers’ appetite for the Southeast nation’s agricultural goods and for its tourism market amid growing competition from rivals. China’s biggest e-commerce company is investing more than 10 billion baht ($320.20 million) in a “digital hub” in the Thai military 81