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Thai woman has no anger toward Facebook after girl's killing

2017-04-26 20:34

The wife of a Thai man who hanged their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live says her husband is the only person to blame and she bears no anger toward the social media site or the users who shared the horrific video.

Bangkok to ban street food stalls in clean-up crusade

2017-04-19 09:26

Street food stalls will be banned from all of Bangkok's main roads under a clean-up crusade, a city hall official has said, prompting an outcry in a food-obsessed capital famed for its spicy roadside cuisine.

More than 1 000 Thai holidaymakers left stranded by scam

2017-04-12 23:01

The traditional Thai New Year's holiday has turned out to be anything but fun for more than 1 000 would-be travellers who were apparently caught by a scam.

Attackers fire grenades at police in Thailand

2017-04-03 16:10

Gunmen with grenade launchers and other heavy weapons have opened fire on a police checkpoint in southern Thailand, injuring six officers.

Thai elephant hospital, short of money, at risk of closing

2017-03-17 20:01

In Thailand, what is believed to be the world's first elephant hospital, says it may have to close because of budgetary problems after a decade of declining contributions.

Thai customs seizes unusually large rhino horns

2017-03-15 13:59

Thai authorities say they have seized 21 unusually large rhino horns worth almost $5m that were smuggled from Ethiopia.

Sea turtle flaps flippers in 1st rehab swim after surgery

2017-03-10 19:07

Bank the green sea turtle flapped her flippers with vigour in her first swim after a life-saving operation to remove a heavy mass of swallowed coins from her stomach.

Indian ambulance plane crashes near Bangkok

2017-03-06 21:47

India's external affairs minister says an Indian hospital ambulance plane with five people on board has crash landed near Bangkok after it burst into flames.

Eight-year-old boy and family shot dead in Thailand

2017-03-02 12:43

An eight-year-old boy and three relatives were shot dead on their way to school in Thailand's insurgency-torn south, authorities said, casting a pall over recent peace talk gains.

BBC journalist faces five years jail for Thailand reporting

2017-02-23 18:45

A British journalist with the BBC faces up to five years in a Thai jail after a lawyer brought a criminal defamation case against him over an investigation into fraud on a popular tourist island.

 

Thai man murders child, kills himself on Facebook Live

2017-04-25 14:55

A man in Phuket filmed himself killing his child and then himself on Facebook Live, Thai police said, the latest example of the social network's live-streaming function being used to broadcast grisly crimes.

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Whoa! Rider dodges leaping snake on road

Watch as a snake leaps at a passing motorcyclist riding along a road in Thailand.

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Shorn of their locks, Thai women join rebel monk ranks

2017-04-06 22:53

Scissors fly as Thai families surround their daughters to shear off tufts of hair until they are nearly bald - a ritual preparation for the women's new future as rebel female monks.

Wild Thai tiger cub footage sparks hope for endangered species

2017-03-29 08:47

Conservationists on Tuesday hailed the discovery of a new breeding population of tigers in Thailand as a "miraculous" victory for a sub-species nearly wiped out by poaching.

Thais probe offical 'escort' for rhino horn smugglers

2017-03-17 16:04

Thailand is probing whether a senior justice official and two cops worked as meet-and-greeters for smugglers trying to traffic 21 rhino horns worth $500 000 through a Bangkok airport.

Swiss man takes thousands of porn pics of boys

2017-03-11 09:31

A Swiss man has admitted taking thousands of sexually explicit pictures of boys as he heads to court on allegations he sexually abused more than 80 boys in Thailand, authorities say.

Thailand seizes 422 pieces of elephant tusks

2017-03-07 18:17

Thai authorities have seized 422 pieces of elephant tusks and arrested a Gambian man suspected of smuggling the ivory.

Surgeons remove coins swallowed by Thai turtle

2017-03-06 20:00

Tossing coins in a fountain for luck is a popular superstition, but a similar belief brought misery to a sea turtle in Thailand from whom doctors have removed 915 coins.

20 years on 'Ghost Tower' still haunts Bangkok

2017-03-01 12:01

The 49-storey Bangkok high-rise was supposed to feature luxury condos for hundreds of newly-affluent Thai families, but it was abandoned unfinished when the Asian financial crisis struck in 1997.

Thai cops search scandal-hit temple for wanted monk

2017-02-16 14:39

Thai police began sweeping a scandal-hit Buddhist temple to search for a wanted monk who has evaded arrest for months in a saga highlighting a split over the nation's faith.

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