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Thailand charges nine in anti-government protests dating to 2013

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand on Wednesday charged nine leaders of anti-government protests in 2013 and 2014 with inciting insurrection and sedition in an attempt to oust Yingluck Shinawatra, who was prime minister at the time. The People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and its supporters took to the streets for seven months, aiming to rid Thailand of the influence of Yingluck, and her billionaire brother, ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who had massive support among the rural poo
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Tattoos lead Thai police to Japanese gang murder suspect

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A 74-year-old Japanese man accused of a gang murder in Japan 15 years ago has been arrested in Thailand after pictures of his tattoos went viral on social media, Thai police said on Thursday. Shigeharu Shirai was arrested on Wednesday evening in Lopburi province, 150 km (95 miles) north of the capital, Bangkok. Police said he had confessed to being part of the Yamaguchi-gumi gang within Japan’s Yakuza, but not to murder. Shirai is accused of being one of eight gangsters inv
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History of Thai kings a new topic in schools of conflict-torn south

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Private Islamic schools in Thailand’s Muslim-dominated south will teach the history of past kings, a governor said on Wednesday, the Buddhist-majority nation’s latest bid to bring peace to the strife-torn region, but one that could backfire. The mostly Muslim southern provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala are home to an insurgency by ethnic Malay Muslims fighting for autonomy, in which more than 6,000 people have been killed since 2004. Narathiwat governor Suraporn Prom
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Thai junta says it will lift ban on politics, paving way for election

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday he would use a special order that gives the military sweeping powers to lift a ban on political activity that has been in place since a 2014 coup, paving the way for a 2018 general election. Major political parties had urged the government for months to lift the ban to allow parties to prepare for the vote and the announcement won some applause from government critics. Prayuth, who is also head of the junta, has said tha
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Australian-Thai couple arrested in Thailand over 2015 drug charges...

BANGKOK, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Police in Thailand said on Tuesday said they had arrested an Australian man and his Thai wife in connection with drug-smuggling charges dating back to 2015. Australian Luke Cook, 34, and wife Kanyarat Wechapitak, 40, were arrested at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport on Saturday, police said. They were wanted on suspicion of smuggling crystal methamphetamine in 2015, police said. Assets worth 30 million baht ($920,000) belonging to the couple were seized, police said i
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Thai police arrest Hells Angels gang members

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police have arrested four members of a Hells Angels biker gang accused of drug crimes, violence and posing a threat to society, the Tourist Police said on Thursday. Three Australians and a Canadian were arrested on Wednesday in Pattaya, a major tourist resort with a reputation as a hub for foreign gangs, drug dealing and the sex industry. Piyapong Ensarn of the Pattaya Tourist Police told Reuters that two of the accused gang members would be deported and the two others
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Two American tourists fined in Thailand for 'butt selfie' at temple

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai authorities have fined two American tourists for public indecency for posing for a “butt selfie” in front of a famous Buddhist temple, police said on Wednesday. The two, who police identified as Joseph Dasilva, 38, and Travis Dasilva, 36, were arrested late on Tuesday at an airport in the capital, Bangkok. They were each fined 5,000 baht ($154) for baring their buttocks for a picture taken last week at Bangkok’s Wat Arun, or Temple of the Dawn. “The two American citiz
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Vietnam's neighbors, ASEAN, targeted by hackers: report

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A hacking group previously linked to the Vietnamese government or working on its behalf has broken into the computers of neighboring countries as well as a grouping of Southeast Asian nations, according to cybersecurity company Volexity. Steven Adair, founder and CEO, said the hacking group was still active, and had compromised the website of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) over several high-profile summit meetings. ASEAN is holding another summit of reg
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Thai c.bank seen keeping rates steady as growth improves - Times of India

* All 18 economists see policy rate staying at 1.50 pct * Rate seen unchanged for the rest of 2017 and also 2018 BANGKOK, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Thailand's central bank is expected to leave its benchmark interest rate near record lows again on Wednesday, with the current level seen supporting the country's economic recovery while inflation stays benign. The Bank of Thailand (BOT) is monitoring the effects of a strong baht on exports, but pressure to cut rates to hold it down has dissipated on impr
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Technicolor Thailand is back after a black-clad mourning year for late king

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand officially ended a year of mourning for its late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Monday, marking a return to colors for some after a monotone year during which many wore black from head-to-toe out of respect for their revered monarch. Hundreds of thousands of people thronged Bangkok’s historic quarter to bid farewell last week to King Bhumibol, who died in October 2016. His $90 million-dollar funeral, full of pomp and ancient ritual, took place over five days. His remai
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Late Thai king's remains returned to palace after night of tears

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The ashes and bones of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej were returned to the palace on Friday as part of an elaborate, five-day cremation ceremony that drew hundreds of thousands of black-clad mourners to Bangkok’s historic old quarter. King Bhumibol was the world’s longest-reigning monarch when he died a year ago aged 88. His seven-decade rule spanned some of the most tumultuous moments in modern Thai history, including several coups, a deadly crackdown on student protest
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Factbox: Funeral of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Crowds began gathering in Bangkok on Wednesday for the official beginning of the funeral of Thailand’s revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The lavish five-day event, which runs until Sunday, opened with rows of Buddhist monks in orange robes chanting prayers. A funeral procession and cremation ceremony are scheduled for Thursday. About 250,000 Thais are expected to attend the cremation ceremony, which will be led by the new King Maha Vajiralongkorn. King Bhumibol, 88, who rul
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Go-go going as Chinese women fuel Thai tourism boom

BANGKOK (Reuters) - For decades since the Vietnam war, the scantily clad dancers in the go-go bars of Bangkok’s Patpong red-light district have been the face of Thailand’s tourism industry. But last year for the first time, the country drew more women tourists than men as a surge in Chinese female visitors outweighed a longstanding distortion spurred by men drawn to the world’s “sex capital”. The shift is welcome news for Thai authorities, who have tried to promote the country’s shopping, beac
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Son of Thailand's ex-PM Thaksin charged with money-laundering

FILE PHOTO: Ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra (L) stands with his son Panthongtae during a news conference at a hotel in Bangkok February 28, 2008. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang BANGKOK (Reuters) - The only son of fugitive former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been formally charged with money-laundering, the Department of Special Investigations told Reuters on Wednesday. Panthongtae Shinawatra is accused of receiving a 10 million baht ($300,000) check in 2004 related to an ea
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Thai hotels booked up ahead of funeral of revered king

The Great Victory Royal Chariot is pulled during a funeral rehearsal for late Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, October 15, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha BANGKOK (Reuters) - Hotels in Bangkok’s bustling old town, home to a backpacker enclave favored by foreign tourists, are booked up as Thailand prepares to host the lavish funeral of its revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej next week, the hotel association said on Monday. The funeral of King Bhumibol
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Floods, landslides in Vietnam kill 37 people, thousands evacuated

HANOI (Reuters) - Floods caused by a tropical depression in Vietnam killed 37 people, one of the highest death tolls recorded in the country from flooding, the disaster prevention agency said on Thursday. Forty people were missing and 21 others were injured after rains caused landslides and flooding, mostly in northern and central Vietnam. “Our entire village had sleepless nights...it’s impossible to fight against this water, it’s the strongest in years,” Ngo Thi Su, a resident in northwestern
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Thai junta sets firm date for election after many false starts

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha attends the Dialogue of Emerging Market and Developing Countries in Xiamen in southeastern ChinaÕs Fujian Province Sept. 5, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Schiefelbein/Pool BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand will hold a general election in November 2018, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday, the most precise date he has given yet for the vote since taking power in a 2014 military coup. Prayuth, head of the ruling junta, said the exact date would be announc
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Factbox-Funeral of Thailand's Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

BANGKOK — The funeral of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was known as Rama IX, will take place over five days in October with hundreds of thousands of mourners expected to attend. For many Thais it will be their first experience of a royal funeral of a monarch. King Bhumibol ruled Thailand for more than seven decades and was widely regarded as the nation's moral compass during decades of on-off political unrest. King Bhumibol, 88, died on Oct. 13, 2016. The country has been in an
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Thaksin's son calls for an end to Thai money-laundering probe

BANGKOK, Oct 3 (Reuters) - The only son of fugitive former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Tuesday asked for a money-laundering investigation against him to be dropped, saying it was politically motivated. Panthongtae Shinawatra is accused of receiving a 10 million baht ($299,000) cheque in 2004 allegedly related to an earlier corruption case involving 9.9 billion baht ($296.14 million) of fraudulent loans extended by the state-owned Krungthai Bank when his father was prime minister.
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Rice prices soar in top exporters as Indonesia shops, fresh deals beck

BENGALURU (Reuters) - Rice prices in top exporter India jumped to their highest in about 6-1/2 years on strong demand from Asia and Africa, exporters said, while rates for the staple hit multi-month highs in Thailand and Vietnam following recent purchases by Indonesia. In India, rates were also buoyed by hopes that Philippines and Indonesia will buy more rice in the coming months to build inventories. Indonesian state food procurement agency Bulog bought about 346,000 tonnes in an internationa
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Asia Rice-Top exporters eye deals with Indonesia, Philippines; prices jump

BENGALURU, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Rice prices in Thailand and Vietnam received a major boost this week from a potential deal with Indonesia, while robust demand from Bangladesh propelled rates higher for the staple grain in top exporter India. In Thailand, the world's second-biggest rice exporter, benchmark 5 percent broken rice was quoted at $415-$420, free-on-board (FOB) Bangkok, up from $395-$410 last week. The Indonesian government said on Monday it had assigned state logistics age
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India rice rates gain as Bangladesh keeps up purchases; Vietnam ends f

BENGALURU (Reuters) - Rice prices gained this week in India as Bangladesh continued to lap up the staple grain from its neighbour, while prospects of deals with the Philippines saw rates climb for the first time in three weeks in a relatively quiet Vietnamese market. Top exporter India’s 5 percent broken parboiled rice prices rose by about $2 per tonne this week to $423-$427. Traders from Bangladesh are aggressively buying new-season crop since prices in Bangladesh are still elevated, said an
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Asia Rice-Indian prices gain as Bangladesh traders lap up new crop

BENGALURU, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Rice prices rose this week in top exporter India on robust demand from neighbouring Bangladesh and gains in the rupee, while traders in Thailand pinned their hopes on possible deals with drought-hit Sri Lanka. India's 5 percent broken parboiled rice prices rose by 3 per tonne to $421-$424 per tonne this week. "Bangladeshi traders are aggressively buying new crop in eastern India. That is giving support to prices as African demand is wea
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Asia Rice-India prices climb on Bangladesh demand; Thailand-Vietnam markets muted

BENGALURU, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Rice prices in India jumped this week, helped by strengthening demand from Bangladesh, while markets in Thailand and Vietnam remained relatively quiet with lacklustre demand ahead of upcoming year-end holidays. India's 5 percent broken parboiled rice prices gained by $10 per tonne to $416-$419 per tonne. "Sentiments have improved due to the demand from Bangladesh. Traders are speculating it could buy more in the first quarter of the next
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Thai government says to increase rubber purchases to lift prices

BANGKOK, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Thailand’s government plans to increase rubber purchases to 50,000-80,000 tonnes per year from the current 20,000-30,000 tonnes to boost prices, the agriculture ministry said on Friday. Rubber farmers in Thailand, one of the world’s biggest exporters of natural rubber, threatened last month to protest if the military government does not help prop up falling prices. The Ministry of Agriculture said it aims to boost prices above the cost of production, which it put at
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Asia Rice-India prices rise as demand from Bangladesh offsets high supply

BENGALURU, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Rice prices in India climbed this week as strong demand from neighbouring Bangladesh counteracted fresh supplies from a new season crop in the world's top exporter. India's 5 percent broken parboiled rice prices rose by $4 per tonne to $406-$409. "Bangladeshi demand has improved sentiment. That is nullifying the impact of higher supplies from the new crop," an exporter based in Kakinada in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh said. Ban
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Asia Rice-Rupee gains slow India demand; Bangladesh eyes new deal

BENGALURU, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Rice prices in India were steady this week as gains in the rupee kept overseas demand muted in the top exporter, though flood-hit Bangladesh looked to procure more of the staple grain from its neighbour. Bangladesh, which has emerged as a major importer this year to shore up depleted stocks, had already sealed a deal with India to import 100,000 tonnes of rice at $455 a tonne. "We are in talks with India to buy more rice," a Bangladesh food ministry of
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Thai rice exports hit initial 10 mln T target, more shipments seen

BANGKOK, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Thailand's rice exports have topped 10 million tonnes this year, in line with an initial government target, but the commerce minister said on Thursday shipments are expected to rise further when a deal to sell to Bangladesh is finalised. The world's second-biggest rice supplier after India has exported 10.2 million tonnes of rice so far this year, worth 150 billion baht ($4.58 billion), according to data from the Thai customs department.
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Asia Rice-India prices up as rupee gains; Thai rates climb on low supply

* Output in flood-hit Bangladesh to drop in the year to June BENGALURU, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Rice prices climbed this week in India due to an appreciation in the local currency and healthy demand, while rates in Thailand rose on lower supplies. India's 5 percent broken parboiled rice prices rose by $3 to $402-$405 per tonne. "The rupee has appreciated significantly in the last few days. We have to adjust prices accordingly," said an exporter based in Kakinada in the sou
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India rice prices rise on improved demand, fresh supply caps gains

BENGALURU (Reuters) - Rice prices in India climbed this week, buoyed by improved overseas demand, but rising supplies from a new season crop capped gains for the staple grain in the world’s top exporter. “There was an improvement in demand from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. African buyers were also making inquires,” said an exporter based in Kakinada in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. In Thailand, benchmark 5-percent broken rice was quoted at $380-$387 a tonne, free-on-board (FOB) Bangkok, c
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Thailand extends deadline to offload 2 mln T of rice left in stockpiles to 2018

BANGKOK, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Thailand has extended a deadline to offload the remaining 2 million tonnes of rice for animal consumption or industrial use in state stockpiles from the end of this year to an unspecified date next year, the commerce ministry said on Friday. The country’s military government inherited 18.7 million tonnes of rice built up under the previous government’s rice subsidy scheme, and has since held several auctions since taking power in May 2014. Nanthawan Sakuntanak, perm
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Thai rubber farmers plan protest over low prices, seek aid

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Rubber farmers in Thailand, one of the world’s biggest exporters of natural rubber, threatened on Friday to protest in the capital Bangkok if the military government does not help to prop up falling prices of the commodity. Prices of Thai natural rubber have fallen from a peak of 179.25 baht ($5.41) per kg in 2011 to 47.75 baht on Friday. But Thai authorities said prices have similarly slumped in other major producers of the commodity. Protests are rare in the junta-ruled S
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Asia Rice-Thai prices supported by government policies; Indian rates ease

BENGALURU, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Rice prices in Thailand were little changed this week amid government initiatives aimed at boosting the domestic market, while rates for the staple grain in India fell due to sluggish demand and fresh supplies. Thailand's benchmark 5-percent broken rice was quoted at $375-$387 a tonne, free-on-board (FOB) Bangkok, compared with $382-$386 a tonne last week. The country's Ministry of Commerce has introduced policies including payments of 1,
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Thailand aims to boost exports; India rates dip on fresh supply

BENGALURU (Reuters) - Rice prices were relatively stable in Thailand this week as the country aims to attract more foreign buyers to boost exports, while prices in India slipped amid increasing supplies from the new season’s crop. Thailand’s benchmark 5-percent broken rice was quoted at $382-$386 a tonne, free-on-board (FOB) Bangkok, which compared with $375-$388 a tonne last week. The country has exported 8.23 million tonnes of rice since January to September this year, according to Thailand’
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Rice prices in India dip on rising supply; Thailand eyes Sri Lankan demand

BENGALURU (Reuters) - Rice prices in India slipped this week on expectations of a rise in supplies from the new season crop, while rates for the staple grain edged higher in Thailand as traders were optimistic about the possibility of demand from Sri Lanka. Thailand’s benchmark 5-percent broken rice was quoted at $375-$388 a tonne, free-on-board (FOB) Bangkok, up from $375-$385 last week. “There looks to be demand from Sri Lanka, which we’re optimistic will translate into more demand for Thai
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Rice prices up in India, Vietnam as rains dampen crop supply

Workers fill a sack with rice at the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) market yard on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files BENGALURU (Reuters) - Rice prices in India and Vietnam rose this week as prolonged periods of rainfall threatened supply in the two major exporters of the grain. India’s 5 percent broken parboiled rice prices edged up by $4 to $404-$407 per tonne as heavy rainfall in key growing regions is expected to delay harvesting. “K
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ASIA RICE-Bangladesh hunts deals; Thai exporters eye India's share

BENGALURU, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Major rice producers in Asia could get a fresh demand boost as flood-hit Bangladesh continues recent buying to shore up depleted stocks of the staple, while Thailand looks to cash in on reduced output from top exporter India. Bangladesh is looking to buy more rice in inter-government deals to ensure adequate stocks, a food ministry official said. The state grains buyer plans to issue more international tenders while it is still assessing average prices
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Rice prices slip in India, Thailand; big exporters woo Bangladesh

A farmer winnows rice in a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, November 4, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files BENGALURU (Reuters) - Rice prices dipped this week in the Asian hubs of India and Thailand, but prospects of new deals with flood-ravaged Bangladesh could reinvigorate sluggish markets for the staple grain amongst top exporters in the region. Bangladesh, which has emerged as a major importer this year to try to shore up stocks in the country, is looking to buy more rice in government-to-go
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ASIA RICE-Prices gain amid tight supply in India, Bangladesh demand

BENGALURU, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Rice prices rose in major Asian hubs this week, buoyed by a supply crunch in India, while demand prospects from flood-hit Bangladesh boosted rates elsewhere. India's 5 percent broken parboiled rice prices rose by $4 a tonne to the $417-$420 range, though overseas demand was weak. "New season supplies will start entering the market from next month. In November, supply will rise significantly, but until then, it will be tight," said an
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Electoral Commission campaign encourages students to vote

The Electoral Commission has begun using Facebook to encourage young people to vote in the forthcoming general elections. Due to more and more young people losing interest in the political process, there are concerns that the British electorate could be skewed towards older people. As a result, the Electoral Commission devised a campaign across a range of social networks, such as Facebook, to engage young people politically. The campaign is called ‘use your age wisely’ and aims to persuade you
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College banned from recruiting internationals

St. Patrick’s College in London recently had its license to recruit international students revoked after an investigation by the Quality Assurance Agency. The investigation revealed that a total of £3.84 million of public money was given to ineligible international students through a student loan scheme in order to recruit more students. According to Kavin Kanasagabai, a business lecturer at the college, the focus of the college was centered on financial gains and hence aimed to recruit as man
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Warwick hosts ASEAN conference

On 22 February Warwick University held its first ASEAN conference at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. The event was professionally organised and coordinated by students. ASEAN, or the Association of South East Asian Nations, is a region encompassing 10 countries (including Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore among others) and over 600 million people. By the end of 2015, ASEANs aim is to establish a single regional common market within the area, which will bring about new opportunities through e
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Warwick India Forum 2015

India Reconstructed, a conference organised by the Warwick India Forum, took place on February 21 at the Woods Scawen Room in the Art Centre. In the words of Dr. Shailaja Fennell, a lecturer in development studies at the University of Cambridge and a guest speaker at the conference: “to reconstruct something we must first deconstruct it”, in particular, “deconstruct the challenges facing India” in the areas of education and skills, employment, and beyond. Dr. Fennel examined the challenges Ind
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Free Ed sit-in outside Nigel Thrift's office

Warwick for Free Education organised a sit-in outside vice-chancellor Nigel Thrift’s office on the 6 February 2015. The sit-in comes shortly after the Students’ Union passed a “No Confident in Nigel Thrift” motion at their annual All Student Meeting with a 70 percent landslide vote. Reasons attributed to the motion included the pay inequality on campus, with protesters pointing towards Thrift’s £316,000 salary, the violent response to the student sit-in on 3 December 2014, and the potential st
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Increasing number of school-leavers choosing not to go to university

A recent survey has shown that not attending university and going straight into employment may not restrict employment prospects, as leading firms are now offering more opportunities for school-leavers. Out of the 201 companies that responded to the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) survey, nearly 75 percent are hiring more school-leavers. Employers are keen to recruit and train school-leavers in sectors such as business consulting, IT and telecommunication. In spite of an average
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Fewer women study STEM subjects at university

According to research published by Information Age, less women are pursuing IT-related subjects at university. The information revealed that, in the 2014-15 academic year, fewer than 18 percent of students enrolled in computing courses were women. This number is down by one percentage point since the last academic year, and two percentage points from the year before. Gerry Arthurs, Virgin Media Business’ education lead, was astonished that so few women are choosing to pursue science, technolog
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New Warwick University campus bus routes explained

Bus routes and traffic has been disrupted as there has been a closure of University Road between the new Arts Centre roundabout and the top of Health Centre Road. The closure, which started Sunday 25 January is expected last until early in the summer term, April 11. According to the University, the closure comes as part of their work to remodel and enhance the area around the Rootes building and the Arts Centre in order to create a new Central Plaza. Stagecoach U1 bus routes, however, have be
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Professor predicts 2015 election will be 'tough to call'

According to a leading Politics professor at Warwick University, the forthcoming general election will be the most unpredictable one of all time. Assistant professor of Sociology and Senior Research Fellow at the university, Dr. Alex Smith, believes that voters face their toughest choice in decades. In the 2010 election, Conservative MP Mark Pawsey won the Rugby seat with a 6,000 count majority. However this year’s coming elections, according to Dr. Smith, could prove to be uncertain for the
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Rich without degrees

A global census has recently found that only two-thirds of the world’s billionaires have a university degree. The information was collected from the profiles of extremely wealthy individuals, the Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census, which are annually produced by a Swiss banking group and a Singaporean financial intelligence firm. Examining the background of more than 2,300 billionaires, the study found that wealth accumulation is in fact self-taught and results from being a self-starter train
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Research grant given to Warwick departments

The University of Warwick was one of 55 UK institutions to receive a research grant of more than £5 million over the holidays as a Christmas present by the European Research Council (ERC). Set up by the European Union (EU) in 2007, the ERC is the first pan-European organization to fund frontier research. Within Warwick, these funds have been won by the Department of Sociology, the Faculty of Science, and the Mathematics Institute. They will be used over the next few years to fund new research
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Theresa May backs crackdown on international student visas

Foreign students will be required to leave the United Kingdom upon graduation if a plan backed by home secretary Theresa May is passed. The plan, backed by the Conservative party, would require anyone with a student visa to leave the country as soon as they graduate, and to re-apply for a working visa if they wish to take up graduate jobs. Under the current law, foreign students can stay in the country for four months at the end of their course. If the students are able to secure a graduate jo
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Warwick in world's top 150 for graduate prospects

The University of Warwick has been ranked in the world’s top 150 for graduate employment. The Global Employability University Ranking, published by The International New York Times, named Warwick as the 112th best university in the world for graduate employment. The list was compiled as part of a new league table on graduate employment, which measured universities on their production of graduates who are ready to work. The ranking also considered expertise in a particular field and university
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Tuition fee system "worst of both worlds"

Tuition fees funding system for English universities leaves all parties worse off, says independent study. The study, conducted by the Higher Education Commission, said: “We have created a system where everybody feels like they are getting a bad deal”. The Commission attributes this partly to the fact that, although students are required to pay more, they are not necessarily able to repay it all back which forces the government to write off high levels of student debt. The cuts in teaching gr
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American fraternity DKE moves to Warwick

An American fraternity, Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE), is rumoured to have opened a branch in Warwick. The fraternity, which has established branches in the United States and Canada, is infamous for sexism, nepotism and using abusive behavior such as hazing rituals. This involves subjecting initiates to harassment, abuse or humiliation that sometimes involves dangerous activities. Although the branch in Warwick is yet to be confirmed, the fraternity DKE has already set up a branch, or ‘chapter’ as
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Fraudulent flyers around campus

Flyers falsely advertising a mobile app claiming to provide students with a free mobile and access to pre-loaded credit to make international calls at a low price have been seen around campus. A false link, as well as a QR code, provided in the flyer was directed not to the app but to a third-party website made to look like the Warwick Insite website. The website – warwick.comlu.com – is often blocked by malware detector. The University first became aware of the distribution of the flyers on

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