Thailand government rules out death penalty for rapists

2016-07-05 19:18

Thailand's Justice Ministry says it has no plan to execute rapists who murder their victims, saying such a harsh penalty would provoke more rapists to kill.

Airline apologises after pilot's chat about crashing plane

2016-06-13 20:07

A domestic airline in Thailand has apologised after three friends of a pilot joked in a phone group chat about crashing the plane he was going to fly with former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on board.

IMF urges Thai rate cuts, central bank says not needed

2016-06-08 12:35

The IMF has called on policy makers in Thailand to cut interest rates in the face of a sluggish economy and low inflation, an approach that isn’t necessary.

Police stop truck carrying 2 tiger skins from Thai temple

2016-06-02 21:15

Thai police have stopped a truck carrying two tiger skins and other animal parts as it was leaving a Buddhist temple where monks have been accused of illegal wildlife trafficking.

Bodies of 40 tiger cubs found in Thai temple freezer

2016-06-01 22:31

Authorities in Thailand have found 40 dead tiger cubs in a freezer at a Buddhist temple that operated as an admission-charging zoo.

Thai school reopens after dormitory fire killed 17 girls

2016-05-31 12:10

A school in northern Thailand where 17 girls were killed in a dormitory fire last week has reopened, but only about a third of the students returned because some families remain wary of safety.

3 foreign tourists die as boat capsizes in Thailand

2016-05-27 17:02

Rescuers in Thailand are searching for a British man who is still missing after a speedboat packed with tourists capsized near the popular resort island of Koh Samui, leaving 3 women dead.

Snake latches onto man's penis as he squats on toilet

2016-05-26 13:30

A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3m python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and bit him in the penis as he was using a squat toilet.

At least 17 girls dead in fire at school dormitory

2016-05-23 07:12

At least 17 young girls died after a fire swept through the dormitory of a school for children of hill tribes in northern Thailand, officials say, adding several others were either missing or injured.

Thai authorities close popular tourist island

2016-05-17 22:56

Thai authorities have closed a popular Thai tourist island to all visitors for an indefinite period to prevent its environmental degradation.


US adds 8 countries to human trafficking blacklist

2016-06-30 17:04

The US has released its annual human trafficking report and added eight countries to the blacklist of those not doing enough to halt it.

Thai pilot jokes about crashing plane carrying ousted PM

2016-06-13 15:38

Thai budget airline carrier Nok Air apologised on Monday after one of its pilots joked about crashing a plane carrying ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra.

EU warns Thailand over illegal fishing

2016-06-08 06:27

The EU warned Thailand to take 'swift and determined' action against illegal fishing, or risk a European ban on its fish exports.

Thai tiger temple monk caught fleeing with skins, fangs

2016-06-02 13:16

Thai authorities intercepted a monk trying to leave the kingdom's controversial "tiger temple" with skins and fangs - the latest discovery to fuel long-running accusations that the zoo is involved in the illegal wildlife trade.

PICS: 40 dead tiger cubs found in Thailand temple freezer

2016-06-01 12:48

At least 40 dead tiger cubs, a dead bear and various horns found at infamous Tiger Temple, wildlife officials say. Warning: graphic images.

Thai wildlife officials start removing tigers from temple

2016-05-30 18:31

Wildlife officials in Thailand have begun removing some of the 137 tigers held at a Buddhist temple following accusations that monks were involved in illegal breeding and trafficking of the animals.

Thailand closes dive sites

2016-05-26 22:01

Thailand has shut down 10 popular diving sites in a bid to slow a coral bleaching crisis, in a rare move to shun tourism profits to protect the environment.

Thai forager who found $6m pill stash 'gave them away' to pals

2016-05-25 14:15

A Thai man who says he found 700 000 methamphetamine pills - with a street value of nearly $6 million - in a bush, drove the local price of the drug down after handing them out to his friends for free, police say.

Ailing Thai king treated for excess fluid in spine and brain

2016-05-21 12:37

Doctors treating Thailand's hospital-bound monarch Bhumibol Adulyadej have drained excess fluid from his spinal cord and brain, the palace has said.

'I am human' pleads prime suspect in Bangkok bombing

2016-05-17 15:56

A Chinese Uighur accused of planting last year's deadly Bangkok bomb claimed he was being mistreated in custody, shouting "I am human, I am human" as he struggled with guards on his way to a hearing.

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