SA maths nerds to flex brains in Thailand

2015-05-22 07:48

Six “mathletes” from South Africa will be jetting off to Thailand in July to test their mental muscles at the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Thai ex-PM starts trial for role in rice subsidy scheme

2015-05-19 13:52

Thailand's former PM Yingluck Shinawatra entered a plea of not guilty at the start of a trial that could see her jailed for a decade.

39 bombs rock southern Thailand

2015-05-18 08:35

Up to 39 explosions have injured 22 people over three days in Thailand's restive southern province of Yala, an army official says.

Indonesian police arrest 7 in seafood slavery case

2015-05-12 12:40

Two Indonesians and five Thai nationals have been arrested and accused of human trafficking connected with slavery in the seafood industry.

Thailand says making progress against illegal fishing

2015-05-06 09:41

Thailand has made significant headway in the fight against illegal fishing, Deputy PM Pridiyathorn Devakula says, following a decision by the EU to give the country six months to drastically clean up its fishing industry.

Thailand's 87-year-old king makes rare appearance

2015-05-05 10:42

Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej makes a rare public appearance to mark the 65th anniversary of his coronation.

Worker crushed in Thai factory meat grinder

2015-04-29 12:16

A migrant worker from Myanmar has been killed after he slipped into a meat grinder at a pet food factory in Thailand.

Thai temple banned from making money off tigers

2015-04-25 20:01

Thailand's controversial "Tiger Temple" has been banned from charging tourists to visit dozens of big cats in its care, following a dispute between monks and officials over the welfare of the animals.

Thailand could lose nearly $1bn to EU import ban

2015-04-23 13:00

Thailand has warned it risks losing nearly $1bn a year if the European Union makes good on a threat to ban fish imports from the kingdom.

Thailand makes 'biggest seizure' of ivory tusks worth $6m

2015-04-20 13:22

Thai customs officials have seized four tons of ivory worth $6m, authorities say, in what the department called the largest bust of its kind in Thailand's history.


Activists demand Kenya probe after Asia ivory seizures

2015-05-20 16:56

A leading Kenyan wildlife protection activist demanded a government investigation after Singapore seized the biggest illegal shipment of ivory and other exotic animal parts in more than a decade.

Thai people smuggling 'kingpin' hands himself in

2015-05-18 14:17

A former Thai regional official accused of being a major people trafficking kingpin turned himself in as the kingdom continues a belated blitz against the lucrative trade.

Thai police to prosecute abandoned migrants

2015-05-14 12:50

Nearly 200 migrants detained since Thailand launched its recent crackdown against human trafficking in the country's deep south will be prosecuted for entering the country illegally, police say.

Human traffickers killed by police

2015-05-09 07:16

Three human traffickers have been killed during a police raid on a meeting of people smugglers on a beach at Cox's Bazar, a town in southeast Bangladesh.

2nd suspected human trafficking camp found in Thailand

2015-05-05 12:50

A second suspected human trafficking camp has been discovered in southern Thailand, police say, following a search by authorities of a mountain where 26 bodies were found in shallow graves.

Thai mass grave held bodies of 26 suspected trafficking victims

2015-05-02 20:31

Dozens of police and volunteers have exhumed 26 bodies at a mass grave near a suspected human trafficking camp on a hillside deep in a southern Thai jungle, police say.

Thailand seizes 3 tons of elephant tusks, smuggled from Kenya

2015-04-27 07:50

Customs officials in Thailand say they've seized 3 tons of ivory worth $6m hidden in tea leaf sacks in what they're calling the second-biggest bust in the country's history.

Fishermen sceptical Thailand can clean up in time after EU threat

2015-04-23 14:06

Thailand's lucrative fishing sector has been tarnished by a barrage of negative publicity, ranging from allegations of overfishing to rights abuses of the thousands of migrant workers who crew its fleet.

Thai bookseller jailed for royal defamation

2015-04-22 17:20

A Thai man has been sentenced to two years in jail for selling books that allegedly defamed the monarchy, the latest in a string of convictions under the country's notorious lese majeste law.

Seven hurt as car bomb hits Thai island

2015-04-11 08:45

Thai police say a car bomb has exploded, injuring seven people, including an Italian girl, in the parking area of a shopping mall on the tourist island of Samui.

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