Thailand


UK woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery

2014-10-24 20:40

A British woman has died under anaesthesia during a cosmetic procedure by an uncertified surgeon at a clinic in Thailand's capital, authorities say.

Group: Suspects in Brit murders possibly abused

2014-10-20 15:39

Two suspects who confessed to the murder of a pair of British tourists on a Thai beach last month were showing possible signs of physical abuse, according to a rights commission.

2 missing in tour boat crash near Thai resorts

2014-10-19 19:32

Two tourists are missing after their tour boat crashed into a fishing vessel between two Thai resort hubs, local police say.

Unilever to invest $246m in Thailand

2014-10-10 09:30

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever will invest $246 million in Thailand, the investment will be used to improve local Unilever infrastructure.

3 from missing Thai helicopter survive

2014-10-08 10:26

A passenger onboard a helicopter that disappeared 10 days ago has walked into Myanmar village, saying both pilots also survived but were injured and needed help, organisers of the search say.

DNA tests point to suspects in Thai island murders

2014-10-03 11:22

DNA tests on two suspects in the killing of two UK tourists in southern Thailand have matched those found on the victims' bodies, police say.

Hiding mistress plummets to death in Thailand

2014-09-29 08:44

A woman plummeted seven stories to her death in Bangkok while hiding on a balcony from her boyfriend's wife, news report say.

Teen stabs friend for refusing to do chores

2014-09-18 12:35

A 14-year-old has fatally stabbed his friend in Thailand over the victim's refusal to do chores, a police official says.

Thai PM questions if 'tourists in bikinis' safe after murders

2014-09-17 14:36

Thailand's military ruler has questioned whether tourists in bikinis are safe in the kingdom, in comments following the murder of two Britons whose battered bodies were found on a Thai island.

Thai woman killed in crocodile pond suicide

2014-09-16 11:01

A 65-year-old Thai woman has committed suicide by leaping into a pond of crocodiles at a farm popular with tourists on Bangkok's outskirts, police say.

Thai police question 3 Myanmar men over UK murder

2014-09-16 07:55

Thai police have questioned three Myanmar men over the murder of two British tourists on the southern resort island of Koh Tao, as their bodies were due to arrive in Bangkok for forensic tests.

Surrogate offers clues into man with 16 babies

2014-09-02 12:37

A Thai surrogate's story has offered clues to the mystery of a Japanese man and his 16 babies, in what has been dubbed a 'serial surrogacy'.

Aussie dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins

2014-09-02 07:50

An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother, media report.

Australia seeks Thai help for couples, surrogate babies

2014-08-29 22:27

Australia urged Thailand to allow Australian couples with babies born by Thai surrogate mothers to return home with their children following a crackdown on commercial surrogacy.

Edible insects give Thailand's farmers new hope

2014-08-25 15:06

Depending solely on the rains to either yield a good rice crop or leave their fields dry and barren, farmers in Thailand, led a precarious and back-breaking existence. Then they discovered bugs.

Thai king endorses junta leader as PM

2014-08-25 08:46

Thai military leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha has been endorsed as PM by Thailand’s king, four days after he was elected by his own hand-picked parliament.

Thai army chief named prime minister

2014-08-21 10:48

Thailand's junta-picked national assembly has chosen coup leader General Prayuth Chan-O-Cha as prime minister in a one-horse race that entrenched the military's hold on power.

Japanese man planned to sire 1 000 children

2014-08-16 11:35

A Japanese man suspected of fathering at least 15 surrogate children in Thailand planned to sire as many as 1 000, a report says.

16 feared dead after Thai building collapse

2014-08-13 18:01

Thai police say up to 16 people were believed to have died when a building caved in during construction, as they issued arrest warrants for several people behind the project.

Hospitalised Thai king healthy, palace says

2014-08-11 16:00

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej is in good overall health, the palace says, with doctors administering medicine to tackle a stomach inflammation detected during a routine checkup.

9 surrogate babies found in Bangkok flat

2014-08-07 08:08

Thai authorities are investigating the discovery of nine surrogate babies in a Bangkok condominium who are believed to share the same Japanese biological father, police say.

Australia probes 'paedophile' father in Thai baby scandal

2014-08-06 12:12

Australian authorities are investigating the father at the centre of a Thai surrogate baby scandal who was exposed as a convicted paedophile, to determine whether his young daughter is at risk.

Thai surrogate misled the world - Aussie couple

2014-08-05 11:40

An Australian couple accused of abandoning their Down's syndrome baby born to a Thai surrogate mother say she has misled the world over what happened, according to a friend of the family.

 

Lawyers: Suspects retract claims they killed Brits

2014-10-22 17:20

Two Myanmar migrant workers have retracted their confessions to killing two British travellers on a southern Thai resort island.

Search resumes for South Koreans after Thai boat crash

2014-10-20 11:44

The search has resumed for two South Korean tourists missing off Thailand's southern coast after their tour boat crashed into a fishing vessel, police say.

Thai woman sets herself on fire over debts

2014-10-15 15:34

A Thai woman has set herself on fire inside a Bangkok government after she was unable to pay off loans of $46 000, officials say.

Pilot of missing chopper found alive

2014-10-09 13:49

The Thai pilot of a helicopter that went missing in a mountainous part of Myanmar almost two weeks ago has been found.

Thai king undergoes surgery

2014-10-06 08:05

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has undergone surgery to remove his gallbladder, the palace says in a televised statement.

2 men admit killing UK tourists - Thai police

2014-10-03 05:40

Two workers from Myanmar have confessed to killing two UK tourists whose bodies were found on a beach in southern Thailand, and police say that the suspects' DNA matched that collected from one of the victims.

Rhino poacher's sentence reduced

2014-09-26 12:56

A Thai national convicted of illegal trade in rhino horn has had his sentence reduced from 30 to 13 years by the Supreme Court of Appeal this week.

US man confesses to killing girlfriend’s mom

2014-09-20 09:00

An American man has confessed to killing his girlfriend's mother at a luxury resort on the Indonesian island of Bali, while the girlfriend has admitted helping stuff the body into a suitcase.

Thai premier causes outrage over bikini comment

2014-09-18 10:26

There is outrage in Thailand after comments by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha that swimwear-clad tourists could be considered provocative, after two Britons were found murdered on a Thai beach.

Grandma halfway through solo world trip

2014-09-17 09:10

Steph Jeavons, aboard her trusty Honda CRF250L nicknamed 'Rhonda', has reached the halfway point in her quest to travel around the world, solo. She's reached 22 530km into her 38 600km journey!

Thai police seal tourist island after killings

2014-09-16 09:13

Police have closed off a Thai island resort as a manhunt begins for the killer of two British tourists, police say.

UK tourists found naked, dead in Thai resort

2014-09-15 14:52

The naked bodies of two British tourists have been found beaten to death on a Thai beach, sparking a murder hunt with the suspect believed to still be on the small resort island of Koh Tao.

'Serious concern' on human rights in Thailand - UN

2014-09-03 08:54

The UN says it was "seriously concerned" about growing restrictions on human rights activists in Thailand after a string of curbs on freedom of expression in the junta-ruled nation.

UK activist on trial in Thailand for defamation

2014-09-02 11:28

The defamation trial of a UK activist has begun in Bangkok after he co-authored a report alleging widespread labour abuses in Thailand's food industry.

Thailand heading for a waste crisis

2014-09-01 10:42

A blaze at a rubbish dump home to six million tons of putrefying trash and toxic effluent has kindled fears that poor planning and lax enforcement are tipping Thailand towards a waste crisis.

Thai 'baby factory' doctor to turn himself in

2014-08-25 19:41

A Thai doctor who performed in vitro fertilisation for women involved in a surrogate baby business dubbed the 'baby factory' has agreed to turn himself in, police say.

Thai Airways denies 200 pilots suddenly quit

2014-08-25 11:30

Thai Airways International has denied reports that 200 pilots have suddenly left the company due to concerns over the carrier's finances.

Interpol seeks clues to 'baby factory'

2014-08-22 18:56

Interpol says it is looking for clues from five countries to help solve the mystery into what Thailand dubbed the "baby factory" case.

How to greet people when travelling abroad

2014-08-20 15:54

Travelling to a different country soon, but not quite sure how to say ‘howzit’ to potential new foreign friends? Here’s your guide.

Thailand bans surrogate babies from leaving

2014-08-15 11:58

Four couples from the US and Australia have been prevented from leaving Thailand with surrogate babies as part of a government crackdown on the burgeoning commercial surrogacy industry.

Thai surrogate says Aussie dad cannot take her child

2014-08-12 18:06

The Thai surrogate mother of a baby born with Down's syndrome says his Australian father had 'no right' to take her child after the couple declared they would try to get him back.

Couple denies abandoning surrogate-born baby

2014-08-10 15:49

An Australian couple has denied that they abandoned their son born with Down syndrome to a Thai surrogate.

Aussie parents offered to take Down syndrome baby

2014-08-06 18:41

The agent who brokered a surrogacy deal for an Australian couple at the centre of a scandal that left the mother caring for a baby with Down syndrome, says the couple had offered to take the boy home.

Thai army urged to probe torture allegations

2014-08-05 19:57

Rights groups have urged Thailand's military rulers to probe allegations a 'Red Shirt' activist was tortured during her near one-month detention by soldiers after the coup.

Thai musician jailed for 15yrs for insulting royals

2014-08-01 08:59

A Thai musician has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for royal defamation, a court official says, in the latest conviction under a controversial lese majeste law.

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