Thailand http://www.kunc.org en Ex-U.S. Army Sniper Instructor Nabbed In Thai 'Hit Squad' Sting http://www.kunc.org/post/ex-us-army-sniper-instructor-nabbed-thai-hit-squad-sting Two former U.S. Army sergeants are among those facing charges in connection with an alleged international hit squad after their extradition from Thailand in a case the prosecuting U.S. attorney says reads like a Tom Clancy novel.<p>Joseph Manuel Hunter, 48, nicknamed "Rambo," was arrested by Thai authorities after a sting operation led by the U.S. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 21:51:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 50136 at http://www.kunc.org Ex-U.S. Army Sniper Instructor Nabbed In Thai 'Hit Squad' Sting The Biggest Thing Out Of Thailand: An Elephant Orchestra http://www.kunc.org/post/biggest-thing-out-thailand-elephant-orchestra <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23ASZtKfEAc</p> Sat, 03 Aug 2013 22:00:00 +0000 47895 at http://www.kunc.org The Biggest Thing Out Of Thailand: An Elephant Orchestra Brawl Puts 'Bad' Back Into Badminton http://www.kunc.org/post/brawl-puts-bad-back-badminton A year after an embarrassing <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/01/157740009/badminton-players-kicked-out-for-losing-on-purpose">match-fixing scandal at the London Olympics</a>, badminton is back in the news for being unexpectedly badass.<p>As the <a href="http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Former+Thai+Olympic+partners+trade+blows+Richmond+badminton/8689495/story.html"><em>Vancouver Sun</em> reports</a>, former Olympic doubles partners Bodin Issara and Maneepong Jongjit of Thailand got into a racket-swinging, fist-pounding, shirt-ripping brawl Sunday during the final men's doubles match a Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:51:00 +0000 Howard Berkes 47413 at http://www.kunc.org Brawl Puts 'Bad' Back Into Badminton Celebrity Panda To Return To Thailand, For $1 Million A Year http://www.kunc.org/post/celebrity-panda-return-thailand-1-million-year The citizens of Thailand are breathing a sigh of relief, after a breakthrough moment in panda relations was reached with China Friday. Fri, 10 May 2013 20:37:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 44135 at http://www.kunc.org Celebrity Panda To Return To Thailand, For $1 Million A Year Fake Malaria Drugs Fuel Rise Of Drug-Resistant Disease http://www.kunc.org/post/fake-malaria-drugs-fuel-rise-drug-resistant-disease Counterfeit drugs are a growing scourge around the world. They're generating millions of dollars in revenue for organized crime and fueling the rise of drug-resistant parasites.<p>Anti-malarials are among the most popular drugs to fake. But these faux pharmaceuticals are particularly dangerous because malaria can kill a person in a matter of days.<p>"Someone comes with malaria," says Stephane Proux, a researcher at the <a href="http://www.shoklo-unit.com/">Shoklo Malaria Research Unit</a> in Thailand, setting up a scenario. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 08:48:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 37837 at http://www.kunc.org Fake Malaria Drugs Fuel Rise Of Drug-Resistant Disease