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Mongolia: British Paraglider apparently robbed, murdered

TOURIST KILLED
A British adventurer is feared to have been murdered during an expedition across Mongolia.
September 2016
dailymail.co.uk reportedSteve Nash, an experienced paraglider pilot, was robbed of his passport and wallet before he was killed in a senseless attack, his friend claimed.

The 53-year-old, from Helsby, Cheshire, was hiking and paragliding across remote terrain with his friend and fellow pilot Gareth Aston when he was reportedly targeted by assailants. Read Article

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Burma: British expat found dead, police looking for roommate also a British national

dailystar.co.uk reported a manhunt has been launched after Gary Ferguson, 47, was found dead at the flat of pal Harris Binotti, 25 – who is also British. Police are now searching for Binotti – who has vanished. The pair – who both taught English at Horizon International School in Rangoon – had been drinking together [...]

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Thailand: Tourist From Australia Attacked by Elephant

phuketgazette.net reported an Australian tourist was hospitalized after he was attacked by an elephant chained to a tree inside a forest in Mai Khao. “Chan Yong Shun, 62, had gone for a walk in the area on Monday, when he came across the four-year-old elephant named Namwan and moved closer to take a picture,” said [...]

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Thailand: U.S. expat english teacher victim of sexual assault

nytimes.com/RICK GLADSTONE reported it was supposed to be a relaxing break at a friendly southern Thailand beach resort for Hannah Gavios, an adventurous 23-year-old New Yorker on a three-day leave from her job teaching English in Vietnam. Within hours of her arrival last Thursday, the break turned into a nighttime sexual assault, by a Thai [...]

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Burma: Tourist jailed three months for unplugging speakers of Buddhist sermon, needed to sleep

dailymail.co.uk reported Tourist is jailed for three months after unplugging speakers broadcasting a Buddhist sermon in Burma because he wanted to get some sleep Dutchman Klaas Haytema, 30, was jailed and ordered to pay a fine He told a court he wasn’t aware a ceremony was taking place In Burma sermons are often broadcast through [...]

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Mongolia: British Tourist Stabbed to Death in Attack

mirror.co.uk reported Steve Nash, 53, died of blood loss after being stabbed in the chest during the attack in Arkhangai province Mongolia, police say A British tourist has been stabbed to death in a suspected robbery while on a paragliding trip in Mongolia, police say. Steve Nash was allegedly knifed in the chest and robbed [...]

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Thailand: British tourist found while on backpacking trip

British backpacker missing in Thailand ‘found’ Thai police say they have found Grace Taylor who alarmed her parents with a panicked phone call home / By Chiara Palazzo, and Philip Sherwell in Bangkok telegraph.co.uk reported British backpacker Grace Taylor has been found shortly after sparking an international search according to Thai tourist police. Sam Taylor, [...]

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Thailand: 22 elderly expats detained for playing bridge, suspected of gambling

Unusual suspects: Two elderly Australians among tourist bridge players arrested in Thailand smh.com.au reported – Bangkok: Two Australians were among 32 aging Westerners arrested and detained for 12 hours for playing bridge in Pattaya, a Thai seaside resort city renowned for its seedy nightlife. More than 40 police, soldiers and local officials disrupted the genteel [...]

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Thailand: Video on Facebook shows alleged assault on foreign tourist

pattayone.net reported (Pattaya) A video was posted on Facebook over the weekend depicting an alleged assault on a foreign tourist on Walking Street, which prompted a Police investigation. The incident occurred at 4am on 9th January in front of the Marine Discotheque on Walking Street and resulted in a French tourist being knocked-out by a [...]

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Thailand: UK tourist found dead floating in pool, mysterious circumstances

Koh Tao, Thailand -dailymail.co.uk reported – A British tourist has been found dead in a swimming pool on the same island where two backpackers from the UK were stabbed to death. Luke Miller, 27, from Newport, Isle of Wight, was reportedly found floating in the pool on the Thai island of Koh Tao. It is [...]

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