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  • World News

    Man exploits New York hotel tenancy laws leading to fraud charges

    A man successfully exploited New York’s housing laws to live rent-free in the renowned New Yorker Hotel for five years, even collecting rent from other tenants, before being charged with fraud for his boundless greed. Claiming to be the owner, he was eventually arrested and accused of filing false property records. A 48 year old man expressed astonishment when police,…

  • Thailand News

    New York Metropolitan Museum: Stolen Thai ancient artifacts to be returned

    The prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York has yielded to pressure, agreeing to return 16 Khmer-era ancient artifacts to Cambodia and Thailand. Unraveling a tale of illicit trafficking, these masterpieces were linked to the late Douglas Latchford, a notorious dealer accused of dealing in ancient artifacts. The Met, under scrutiny for years, succumbed to the Cambodian government’s…

  • Thailand News

    New York gala sees Thai actor turned body guard steal limelight from MFP head Pita

    The spotlight was stolen during former Move Forward Party (MFP) leader Pita Limjaroenrat’s visit to Thai nationals in New York by his indispensable bodyguard, popular Thai actor Tul Pakorn Thanasrivanitchai. Pita, the head consultant of the MFP, was in the city for the TIME 100 Next 2023 Gala, celebrating his inclusion in the list of 100 future influential change-makers. The…

  • Pattaya News

    Thai PM outlines global expansion strategy at New York meeting

    A significant meeting took place yesterday at the St. Regis Hotel in New York, where Thailand’s Prime Minister, Srettha Thavisin, teamed up with the Minister of Finance to lay down important policies for a Thai national team operating in the United States. Imposing his government’s work philosophy, PM Srettha stressed the importance of embracing progress in line with the rule…

  • World News

    New York’s flash flood emergency sees 1 fatality

    A state of emergency has been declared in several areas of New York following torrential rains, according to the US National Weather Service (NWS). Areas particularly affected include Orange, Putnam, and Rockland counties. The public is advised to avoid dangerous zones. The severe storms brought over 300 millimetres of rain, causing widespread damage. The NWS has issued an emergency flood…

  • World News

    Singapore officials apologise for comedian’s MH370 joke in New York

    Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and High Commissioner to Malaysia Vanu Gopala Menon have issued apologies following a controversial joke made by Singapore-born comedian Jocelyn Chia about the disappearance of MH370. The incident occurred during Chia’s performance at the Comedy Cellar in New York, where she joked about the rivalry between Singapore and Malaysia, using the tragedy of MH370 as…

  • World News

    Canadian wildfires cause major flight delays at New York airports

    New York airports, including LaGuardia and Newark International, have experienced significant flight delays due to reduced visibility caused by smoke from Canadian wildfires. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) informed travellers of potential two-hour delays, with 619 flight delays reported by 17:50 EST (22:50 BST) at New York City airports, according to Flight Aware. The air travel disruptions have also…

  • World News

    Harry and Meghan’s New York car chase sparks media harassment debate

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan, found themselves at the centre of a media storm in New York recently, as they were pursued through the streets by paparazzi. The incident has reignited the debate surrounding the couple’s relationship with the media, with some drawing parallels to the tragic death of Princess Diana. According to a spokesperson…

  • Songkran News

    New York State celebrates Songkran

    The state of New York in the US officially celebrated Songkran this year. New York State Representative Steven Raga proposed a bill to celebrate the Thai Songkran festival, the Thai Post reported. Raga wrote a letter to the leaders of the Thai and Asian communities in New York, informing them of the successful resolution to celebrate the festival. Several New…

  • World News

    New York approves composting of human bodies

    New York is the latest US State to approve human composting as an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional ways of dealing with human remains such as burial and cremation. Human composting, also known as “natural organic reduction,” is a process that turns a human body into soil after death. The body gradually decomposes over several weeks inside a vessel with woodchips,…

  • Crime News

    Author Salman Rushdie stabbed at New York lecture

    Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie has been attacked on stage in New York City. The 75 year old writer was speaking at an event at the Chautauqua Institution when a male suspect ran up onto the stage and attacked Rushdie and an interviewer. Rushdie was stabbed in the neck before he was rushed to hospital by helicopter His condition…

  • China News

    Shenzhen now has more billionaires than New York, China has most in world

    Shenzhen in China now has more billionaires than New York City. Meanwhile, China has 1,133 listed “billionaires”, more billionaires (measured in USD) than any other country in the world. These 1,133 Shenzhen billionaires make up 34% of the world’s 3,381 billionaires. This is despite the fact China lost 160 of its billionaires in a government crackdown last year. The crackdown…

  • World News

    Social media users angered by sale of Wordle to New York Times

    Social media users are up in arms over news that the New York Times has purchased the hugely popular online word game, Wordle. On Monday, the NYT confirmed it has purchased Wordle for an undisclosed “low” 7-figure sum. While the publication has stated that the game will remain available to users without the need for a paid subscription, the word…

  • World News

    Wordle sold to New York Times with millions of daily players 4 months after launch

    An internet word game that sky-rocketed in popularity just months after it was launched has been sold to the New York Times. According to an AFP report, Wordle, which was unleashed on the world last October, has been sold for an undisclosed sum, believed to be “in the low 7 figures”. The New York Times released a statement yesterday to…

  • World News

    Queen of England revokes military, royal titles from Prince Andrew, as US civil lawsuit proceeds in New York

    Queen Elizabeth II has revoked Prince Andrew’s royal patronages and military titles, in response to a forceful letter from armed forces veterans, as a US civil lawsuit against the Duke of York proceeds in the state of New York. The prince, who is the British Queen’s third child and second son, is accused of child sexual abuse in the US…

  • World News

    New York apartment fire kills at least 19, including 9 children

    A fire that ripped through a high-rise apartment building in New York has left at least 19 people dead, 9 of them children, according to media reports. The fire broke out mid-morning on the second and third floors of a building on East 181st Street in the borough of the Bronx. According to an AFP report, New York city mayor…

  • World News

    Shocked New Yorkers survey the damage following torrential rainfall

    New Yorkers are shaking their heads in disbelief and trying to pick up the pieces following torrential rainfall in the Big Apple. Homes and businesses have been flooded and at least 8 people have died. Speaking to AFP, Metodija Mihajlov, whose restaurant has been flooded, said he’s never seen anything like it. “When the rain started to get bad, my…

  • Thailand News

    New York TAT says US travellers look for trips without quarantine

    The New York Office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand says that Americans who are fully vaccinated are looking to travel to destinations without complex restrictions. American travellers are looking away from previously popular destinations like Europe and Canada, and when they look for tropical beach destinations, quarantine-free destinations like the Maldives and the Caribbean are drawing the customers that…

  • World News

    Confusing tweet implies New York Times launching porn service

    A bit of corner-cutting shorthand in a tweet caused an uproar on Twitter and beyond yesterday with the announcement that the New York Times, the 3rd largest newspaper in the United States, was branching out into pornography. A former New York Times employee wrote a poorly phrased tweet about a new newsletter program the historic newspaper is launching. Mat Yurow,…

  • Covid-19 News

    Thailand removed from New York Times graphic on Pfizer vaccine

    The New York Times removed Thailand from their infographic of countries that have imported the Pfizer vaccine after initial reports could not be confirmed. Pfizer denied that Thailand had made a deal to acquire jabs of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The early rumours of the deal sparked controversy in Thailand, as they were listed as having the jab available only for…

  • Songkran News

    TAT New York office to host a virtual Songkran from Chiang Mai

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand is set to host a virtual Songkran celebration from Chiang Mai next month in its New York office to celebrate the Thai New Year. “Spring into Songkran Splendours” will be broadcast live from Chiang Mai and is scheduled for Tuesday, April 8 from 8pm-9pm Eastern Standard Time. Free registration is available online by following this…

  • Travel

    London to New York in under 4 hours – Will there ever be another Concorde?

    We’d flown in propeller-powered planes, then jets. Supersonic was the next evolutionary step in flying people around the world as the 1960s came to a close. Now, 50 years after Concorde’s early flights, supersonic flight is again just another aviation pipe dream as we pack into our cheap ‘flying buses’ which are not much different from the first successful commercial jets…

  • World News

    New York museum takes down Theodore Roosevelt statue

    A New York museum is reportedly taking down its Theodore Roosevelt statue due to its racist depictions. The statue shows the late president flanked by both a Native American and African man which has heated up debates on whether such historical figures need to be in plain sight especially when they are considered racist in nature. One of Roosevelt’s great-grandsons has…

  • Covid-19 News

    Virus kills 630 in a single day in US state of New York

    The Covid-19 coronavirus killed 630 people over 24 hours in New York state, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday, the worst day yet for the US state hit hardest by the pandemic so far. Infections in the state doubled in just six days. Cases worldwide have doubled in the last week to over 1.2 million. As of 11:04 Thai time today…

  • Politics News

    Prayut meets up with Thai expats in New York ahead of UN meetings today

    PHOTOS: ศ.ดร.นฤมล ภิญโญสินวัฒน์ Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has been meeting Thai expats in New York before his attending the UN Climate Summit and other meetings this week. Prayut and his entourage, including Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, arrived at the Plaza Athenee Hotel on the 64th street yesterday around midday on a sunny New York day. Prayut was welcomed by Nipon…

  • World News

    Prayut heading to New York for six day trip, including attending UN

    Thai PM General Prayut Chan-o-cha and his entourage is leaving for New York to attend the 74th United Nations General Assembly tomorrow. But the PM isn’t travelling alone. The six day trip to the US will also be made by Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai and Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa (and half a plane of ‘others’). According to…

  • Northern Thailand News

    An inspiration for the world – Mu Pa mission chief in New York

    “The recent multinational rescue operation to free the Mu Pa football team members from Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai province should be an inspiration for people around the globe to help one another.” – Mission’s chief, Narongsak Ostanakorn “I hope this experience inspires people to start living for others,” Narongsak said. “That would be a game changer for the…

  • World NewsNew York rebounds after blizzard, Washington shuts down government | Thaiger

    New York rebounds after blizzard, Washington shuts down government

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community New York rebounds after blizzard, Washington shuts down government Phuket Gazette / Reuters PHUKET: New York City emerged on Sunday from a massive blizzard that paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast, while snowy gridlock gripped the nation’s capital and surrounding areas, where federal, state and…

  • World News

    New York braces for ‘biggest blizzard in its history’

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community New York braces for ‘biggest blizzard in its history’ Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: A swath of the US east coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine was bracing for a potentially historic blizzard on Monday expected to dump as much as 3 feet…

  • World News

    After fierce snowstorms, New York braces for floods

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community After fierce snowstorms, New York braces for floods Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: Emergency workers filled thousands of sandbags on Sunday as the area around Buffalo, New York braced for potential flooding as warming temperatures began to melt up to two meters of snow. Creeks appeared…