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Thai vaccine shows promise in preventing AIDS

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Thai vaccine shows promise in preventing AIDS

In a large study in Thailand, an experimental vaccine protected about a third of those who received it against the AIDS virus. Jessica Justman of the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health discusses prospects for the future. If an AIDS vaccine were available, would you take it? Tell us what you think.

Posted: September 24, 2009 11:50   Comments: 7
Thailand’s commuters face unending gridlock

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Thailand’s commuters face unending gridlock

In the Thai capital of Bangkok, traffic is an unpleasant fact of life year-round, reports Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English.

Posted: August 14, 2009 10:37   Comments: 1
Ethnic Karen from Myanmar take refuge in makeshift villages

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Ethnic Karen from Myanmar take refuge in makeshift villages

A Worldfocus contributing blogger based in Bangkok describes her encounter with Karen refugees on the Thai-Myanmar border. In the wake of Myanmar army attacks on ethnic Karen rebels, thousands of Karen refugees have fled to Thailand and some half a million others are displaced within Myanmar.

Posted: August 13, 2009 13:24   Comments: 2
A Burmese family’s story of multiple arrests, weekly bribes

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A Burmese family’s story of multiple arrests, weekly bribes

Karen Zusman, an independent journalist, writes about one family caught up in the human trafficking of Burmese refugees on the Thai-Malaysian border.

Posted: July 14, 2009 09:33   Comments: 6
Burmese refugees rounded up and sold in Malaysia

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Burmese refugees rounded up and sold in Malaysia

In Malaysia, some immigration officials have been accused of involvement in selling refugees from Myanmar, also known as Burma, to gangs in Thailand.

Posted: July 13, 2009 12:21   Comments: 9
Malaysian immigration officials implicated in human trafficking

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Malaysian immigration officials implicated in human trafficking

Elaine Pearson, deputy director of the Asia division of Human Rights Watch, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the status of the Myanmar refugees in Malaysia and the problem of human trafficking in Asia.

Posted: July 13, 2009 12:20   Comments: 5
Thailand’s Skytrain rides high; sets example for Asian transit

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Thailand’s Skytrain rides high; sets example for Asian transit

Thailand's Skytrain opened in 1999, in an effort to relieve the country's crowded roads and frequent traffic jams. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that despite continued economic and political troubles, Thailand has worked to improve infrastructure and its mass transit system sets an example for neighboring Asian countries.

Posted: May 11, 2009 11:28   Comments: 2
Thais skip New Year celebration, head straight for hangover

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Thais skip New Year celebration, head straight for hangover

Four days of days of protests in Thailand came to an end on Tuesday. But as a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes, with competing groups still vying for power, the new year may bring little relief to the country.

Posted: April 15, 2009 11:55   Comments: 0
Escalating political violence in Thailand shuts down summit

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Escalating political violence in Thailand shuts down summit

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is in a state of chaos after a major escalation of political violence and the cancellation of an Asian summit meeting over the weekend because of protests. Fighting took place across the city as thousands of troops fired warning shots and tear gas at anti-government protesters.

Posted: April 13, 2009 12:26   Comments: 2
Déjà vu as Thai protesters demand govt’s resignation

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Déjà vu as Thai protesters demand govt’s resignation

In a scene that might appear to be déjà vu in politically-unstable Thailand, thousands of protesters massed in Bangkok Wednesday demanding the government's resignation. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the reasons for the current protests.

Posted: April 8, 2009 11:29   Comments: 0
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