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Watch: British family attacked in Thailand

2016-04-28 10:38

An elderly British couple and their son were savagely attacked during a family vacation in Thailand in the latest blow to the country's image as a welcoming tourist paradise

Gay couple awaits custody-battle verdict with Thai surrogate

2016-04-26 12:47

A court in Thailand is to announce its verdict in a high-profile custody battle between a same-sex couple and a Thai surrogate mother who decided she wanted to keep the baby when she found out they were gay.

Thai authorities go gory against drunk drivers

2016-04-11 21:59

To try to combat the carnage on the country's roads during the annual week-long traditional New Year's holiday celebration, offenders may be sent to work in hospital morgues

Same-sex couple lives 'destroyed' by custody war with surrogate

2016-03-30 19:01

A foreign same-sex couple battling a Thai surrogate mother for custody over their infant daughter, say their lives have been "destroyed" by the 14-month legal war that has prevented their family from returning home.

Thai gardener behind $20m Saudi gem heist becomes monk

2016-03-17 13:31

A Thai gardener behind a $20m gem heist from a Saudi palace that has long soured relations between the two countries became a monk Thursday in hope of redeeming his karma.

Thai 'Popcorn Gunman' gets 37-year prison sentence

2016-03-04 08:26

A gunman in Thailand who wounded four people, one fatally, when he opened fire in front of scores of witnesses during a political confrontation in 2014 has been sentenced to 37 years in prison.

Watch: Sneak peek at Toyota's new Hilux

2016-02-22 13:03

Toyota's new Hilux arrives in SA this week. Here's a teaser video of a sneak peek at the next-generation Hilux bakkie.

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WATCH: Drag-race ends in huge crash

Cellphone footage shows two Thai drivers engaged in a reckless 'drag race' along rural roads.

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British tourist trampled to death by Thai elephant

2016-02-02 10:29

A British tourist has been trampled to death by an elephant on the Thai tourist island of Koh Samui, police say, the latest deadly attack by animals used to entertain holidaymakers.

Colourful Thai massage-parlour boss-turned politican jailed

2016-01-28 11:52

A renowned Thai massage-parlour tycoon turned graft-busting politician has been jailed for two years over the demolition of a stretch of seedy bars in Bangkok's tourist heart more a decade ago.

 

Gay couple wins custody battle against Thai surrogate mother

2016-04-26 13:11

A same-sex American-Spanish couple has won a high-profile custody battle against a surrogate mother in Thailand who gave birth to their child but then decided she wanted to keep the baby when she found out they were gay.

Thai drunk drivers may serve stint as morgue helpers

2016-04-12 12:22

To try to combat the carnage on the country's roads during the annual weeklong traditional New Year's holiday celebration, Thai authorities are going gory: Drunk drivers and repeat traffic offenders may be sent to work in hospital morgues to see the fruits of their irresponsibility.

Thai authorities seize red bowls

2016-04-03 21:05

Thai authorities have confiscated thousands red bowls bearing a message from an ousted ex-premier.

Thai woman faces sedition trial over plastic bowl

2016-03-29 19:56

A Thai woman has been charged with sedition after photos were spread of her holding a red bowl allegedly bearing a message from an ex-premier who lies at the heart of the kingdom's bitter politics.

60 hospitalised as boat engine explodes in Bangkok

2016-03-05 09:05

Sixty people have been hospitalised, mostly for burns, after the engine on a Bangkok commuter boat exploded and sent passengers leaping to a nearby pier or into the water, officials and reports say.

Thai police to tighten security after 4 tourists attacked

2016-02-29 20:34

Police say they will have to tighten security on an island in eastern Thailand after four French tourists were brutally assaulted, including two women who were raped.

2 foreigners deny Bangkok bombing

2016-02-16 16:11

Two members of China's Muslim Uighur minority have pleaded innocent to carrying out the deadly bombing of a Bangkok landmark last year.

Thai father murders 4 children following spat with wife

2016-02-08 11:26

Police negotiators laid siege to a house in the country's south Monday after a man allegedly shot dead four of his children following a dispute with his estranged wife.

Thai fishing industry crackdown intensified

2016-02-01 17:32

Thailand, faced with possible trade sanctions over abuses in its seafood industry, says it has accelerated its fight against human trafficking and unregulated fishing.

Metal on Thai beach likely to be rocket, not plane part

2016-01-25 15:33

A Japanese rocket maker says that a large piece of metal that washed up on a beach in Thailand is likely part of a rocket launched by Japan, not a missing Malaysian plane.

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