Thais sing special royal anthem version

2016-10-22 18:09

A massive crowd has gathered in central Bangkok to sing a special version of Thailand's royal anthem in honour of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died recently.

Thai TV flicks back to colour, subdued, after king's death

2016-10-14 18:02

Thai television flicked back to colour - but with orders to keep it subdued - as the government lifted a black-and-white rule imposed out of respect for the country's late king.

Gripped by grief, Thais mourn death of beloved monarch

2016-10-14 07:52

Thailand began its first day in 70 years without a king in a profound state of mourning, with people across the shaken nation dressed in black following the death of the world's longest-reigning monarch, Bhumibol Adulyadej

Passport-forger 'confesses' to dismembering dead man

2016-10-01 18:57

An American accused of running a passport-forgery ring in Bangkok confessed to dismembering - but not murdering - a man found in his freezer, Thai police say, as detectives continue to piece together details of the macabre crime.

Bomb kills three police in restive Thai south

2016-09-23 14:34

Three police officers were killed by a bomb buried beneath a road in Thailand's far south, authorities said, as peace talks appear to falter in the insurgency-plagued region.

15 dead in pilgrim boat accident, search for missing continues

2016-09-19 08:57

The search for several missing passengers continues after a boat carrying Muslim pilgrims sank on Thailand's Chao Phraya river, leaving at least 15 people dead, a provincial governor has said.

Teacher to be charged for disfiguring student's face

2016-09-14 15:47

A Thai teacher who allegedly left a student disfigured after throwing a coffee mug at her head will be charged, police said, after the case went viral.

Bomb blast hits train in southern Thailand

2016-09-03 15:12

Police say a bomb has exploded and hit a train in southern Thailand, killing one worker and injuring another.

Thai farmers launch sting operation to stop elephant raids

2016-08-25 20:02

To stop wild elephants rampaging through their crops, farmers in Thailand have put up electric fences, burst firecrackers and even changed crops, but to no avail. So they've decided on Plan Bee...

1 killed, 29 wounded as 2 bombs hit Thailand

2016-08-24 09:14

Two bombs exploded near a hotel in southern Thailand, killing one employee and injuring 29 others, police and hospital officials said Wednesday


Thai prince names regent to manage his crown

2016-10-16 10:09

Thailand's crown prince, unwilling to take over the crown immediately, has formally named a 96-year-old confidant of his late father the regent to manage the throne.

One-year period of mourning declared in Thailand

2016-10-14 14:19

Crowds of people have taken to the streets wearing black to publicly grieve King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death.

Thailand's king, world's longest-reigning monarch, dies

2016-10-13 14:08

Thailand's Royal Palace says King Bhumibol, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has died at age 88. Bhumibol Adulyadej became king in 1946 and was revered in Thailand as a demigod

Thailand suspends seahorse trade

2016-09-29 19:17

Thailand has suspended the seahorse trade amid conservation concerns.

Beasts of Bangkok booted from park lair

2016-09-21 11:01

The hulking, prehistoric-looking monitor lizards that stalk the grounds of Bangkok's Lumpini park have long triggered fascination - and fear - from visitors to the city centre's main green space...

One killed as Thai cops raid drug dealers' 'thank you' party

2016-09-14 18:00

Thai police has shot dead a suspected meth trafficker and arrested 30 more during a raid on a party to reward drug dealers for hitting sales targets, police said.

4-year-old dies as Thailand school hit by blast

2016-09-06 07:13

A four-year-old girl was among two people killed after a bomb hidden in a motorcycle was detonated outside a school in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south.

Thai kingpin jailed for Rohingya trafficking

2016-09-01 17:20

A Thai man accused of masterminding the smuggling and trafficking of Rohingya migrants fleeing Myanmar, has been jailed for 35 years.

Are SA rhino calves being exported to Thailand?

2016-08-25 07:18

A permit appears to have been granted for eight South African rhino calves to be exported to a zoo in Thailand, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

15 Thai tourist blasts suspects in military detention

2016-08-18 17:05

Thailand's junta says 15 suspects in last week's bomb and arson attacks against a string of tourist resort towns are being detained at a military barracks in Bangkok.

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