Injuries Lurking Boxers Thai Children

Cheers broke out as two boys hooked each other in boxing ring, in Buriran province, in northeastern Thailand.

After five rounds, the winner of the match was Nantappy Promsod, 11 years old, known as the nickname : "Saksandee Super Besar."

He was awarded 3,000 baht ($ 94.34) for winning the match and getting an additional 1,500 bath ($ 47.17) for each match he attended.

Nanthawat is one of at least 10 boxers aged 15 years or less in Satuk District. Almost every village there has a boxing seat.

"Muay Thai," or Thai Boxing, is said to be 2,000 years old. Known as the "Art of Eight Body Members," the Muay Thai movement relies heavily on elbows, hands, knees and feet.

Thailand's national sport is gaining popularity abroad. But in Thailand itself, Muay Thai is a way to get out of poverty. Those who can reach the top position in this sport can earn a lot of money.

The countryside in northeastern Thailand is the home of big boxing stars winning international awards, such as the middle-class boxer Buakaw Banchamek, the two-time K-1 World MAX .

Originally from Surin Province, Buakaw, 35, started competing when he was eight years old and won the first international kickboxing tournament in Tokyo in 2004.

Nantikit wants to follow in his footsteps

"I want to be a champion" said Nanthawat, who has played 40 times in his career for 2 years. In the last few months Nantakin has won more than 10 consecutive games.

But as more and more Thai children, some even pre-kindergarten children, pursue Muay Thai, doctors and some children's rights organizations, warn sports can cause chronic health problems, such as neurological or neurological disorders.

Jiraporn Laothamatas, a neurologist and director of the Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Center in Thailand, said the study he performed for five years showed a pattern of brain damage and memory loss young boxers, compared to those who are not boxing.

"There is no safe boxing activity because you can see even adult boxers get older too, they also have Parkinson's disease, which is caused by brain damage.

According to the data Thai Sports Authority last year, more than 10,000 Thai boxers were less than 15 years old. But experts say the actual figure could be 20 times higher because not all boxers are registered.

However, parents and coaches reasoned, Muay Thai teaches discipline and an important source of income.

"The money earned from Nantappy from boxing will we're tubing for her needs, "said Nantakin's father and coach, Ong-arj Promsod, 36. "When we're short of money, I'll give him some pocket money for school." [fw/au]

Earthquake in Taiwan, 9 Killed, More than 200 Injuries

SAR team in eastern Taiwan continues to dig the wreckage of an apartment complex partly collapsed in Tuesday's strong earthquake.

Officials at Taiwan's National Fire Agency Thursday revised the death toll, from ten to nine people, and the number of missing and missing victims from nearly 60 people to 10. At least three of the dead were from mainland China.

Number of deaths to rise to 6 in Taiwan by earthquake

The 12-storey Yun Men Tsui Ti building in Hualien's popular tourist area still stands tilted in position dangerous due to the 6.4 magnitude earthquake. The search for survivors in the sloped building slowed by more than 100 aftershocks on Wednesday, leaving rescue workers rushing to leave the wreckage.

More than 250 people were injured in Tuesday's earthquake (6/2). At least three other high-rise buildings partially collapsed and in dangerous leaning positions, including among them the Marshal Hotel, where at least two people were killed.

Over 800 residents slept in makeshift shelters, most of them afraid of returning to the house due to the number of aftershocks. The quake caused the roads to split, initially causing some 40,000 homes to not receive the flow of water, and about 2,000 others suffered power outages. [uh]

The Ambulance Bomb Victims in Kabul Increased to 95, 158 Injuries




Kabul
The death toll from an explosion in an ambulance in Kabul, Afghanistan has grown to 95. About 158 ​​others were injured.

"Now (death toll) reached 95 people dead, 158 injured," said Afghan Health Ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh as quoted by AFP on Saturday (27/1/2018).

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Taliban militants claimed the bombing. The attack came just a week after the deadly attack at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul that killed more than 20 people. The Taliban also claimed the attack on the luxury hotel.
MP, Mirwais Yasini, who was near the scene of the explosion, said an ambulance drove near a police checkpoint, close to the office of the High Peace Council and a number of foreign embassies, and then exploded.
He said he saw a number of people lying on the ground after the car bomb explosion.

A cloud of smoke rises from the blast site. Buildings that are a few meters from the location had shaken by the explosion of the bomb.

(dkp / dkp)


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Bomb Explosion in Ambulance in Kabul Kills 17 People, 110 Injuries





Kabul
 A bomb explosion hidden in an ambulance in Kabul, Afghanistan killed at least 17 people. About 110 others were wounded in the explosion.

"The suicide bomber used an ambulance to pass checkpoints He passed the first checkpoint by saying that he took a patient to the Jamuriate hospital and at the second checkpoint , he was identified and detonated his explosives-packed car, "Afghan deputy spokesman Nasrat Rahimi told AFP on Saturday.

The Taliban militant group claimed the bombing. The attack came just a week after the deadly attack at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul that killed more than 20 people. The Taliban also claimed the attack on the luxury hotel.

According to a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health, so far 17 people have been killed and 110 wounded have been taken to hospitals in Kabul. He said the injuries were still coming in.

Mirwais Yasini, a member of parliament who was near the scene of the explosion, said as quoted by news agency Reuters, Saturday (27/1/2018) an ambulance drove near a police checkpoint, close to the High Peace Council office and a number of foreign embassies, and then exploded.

He said he saw a number of people lying on the ground after the car bomb explosion.

A cloud of smoke rises from the site of the explosion. Buildings that are a few meters from the location had shaken by the explosion of the bomb.
 
(ita / ita)


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Syrian Rocket Attack to Turkey, 2 Killed and 11 Injuries





Jakarta
 Rockets were fired from Syria to southern Turkey. As a result, two died and 11 others were injured.

Reported by AFP on Thursday (25/1/2018), the rocket firing occurred on Wednesday (24/1) by Kurdish militia group Syria. The incident took place on the fifth day of the assault of Ankara to the Kurdish militia of Syria that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wished to eliminate.

A rocket was launched in the afternoon before it hit and destroyed a mosque on the border of Turkey's Kilis province.

"The next rocket struck a house," said Killi Governor Mehmet Tekinarslan.

The two dead were Turkish and Syrian respectively. Governor Mehmet said the attack was the responsibility of the Kurdish militia from the People's Protection Units (YPG) group.

On Saturday, Turkey launched an 'Olive Branch' operation that targeted Syrian and YPG rebels. The operation was encouraged to drive the YPG group from the district of Afrin in northern Syria.

A few hours before the rocket attack, President Erdogan said that Syrian opposition fighters and Turkish troops were getting closer in control of the Afrin district.

"Until the last terrorist neutralized, this operation will continue, "he vowed.

Ankara sees YPG as a terror group linked to the forbidden Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) for uprising in Turkey for three decades. PKK itself incorporated Ankara and its Western allies in the blacklist as terror organizations.

However, YPG is still working with the US Washington party against Islamic extremist groups in Syria.
 
(gbr / elz)


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