Thailand


Thailand commercial surrogacy ban takes effect

2015-07-30 19:27

A law banning commercial surrogacy has taken effect in Thailand, the public health ministry says.

More than 100 suspects face Thai human trafficking charges

2015-07-24 10:41

Thailand's state prosecutors have recommended charges against more than 100 people, including a Thai army general, in a multinational human trafficking scandal after dozens of bodies were discovered earlier this year.

EU tells Thailand more to do on illegal fishing – official

2015-07-17 09:45

The EU has warned Thailand that it is still not doing enough to stamp out illegal fishing practices, the country's defence minister says, raising the prospects of a trade ban.

2 soldiers killed in southern Thailand attack

2015-07-16 12:04

Two soldiers have been killed in an ambush by separatist insurgents in southern Thailand, the military says.

Oldest lizard embryos discovered

2015-07-16 06:19

Tiny fossil eggs long thought to harbour the embryos of dinosaurs or primitive birds, in fact contained unhatched baby lizards - the oldest ever found.

Farmers fight over water as Thailand suffers worst drought in 10 years

2015-07-10 18:59

Farmers in Thailand's rice-growing Suphan Buri province are becoming increasingly desperate for water to irrigate their parched fields as the nation, suffers its worst drought in more than a decade.

Thai farmers ask spirits for rain to end crippling drought

2015-07-08 17:39

Thailand's rainy season officially began in the last week of May, but it rained only once in the Ban Lueam district in north-eastern Nakhon Ratchasima province.

British tourist double murder trial opens on Thai island

2015-07-08 08:31

The high-profile trial of two Myanmar migrants charged with killing two British holidaymakers has opened on the holiday island of Koh Samui, in a grim case that has tarnished Thailand’s reputation as a tourist haven.

A playful, portable sink to boost handwashing hygiene in Cambodia

2015-07-06 13:43

A small plastic box decorated with smiling frogs and a bright green logo, Labobo looks like a toy, but it could help prevent thousands of people from getting sick with diarrhoea and other diseases.

Thai junta refuses to release student protesters

2015-07-06 11:21

Thailand's military government has refused to release 14 students arrested for anti-coup activities despite growing pressure.

 

Gay couple won't leave Thailand without surrogate baby

2015-07-27 20:26

A foreign same-sex couple has vowed not to leave Thailand without their daughter after a local surrogate mother rescinded permission for them to take the baby she gave birth to.

US gay couple in Thai custody battle

2015-07-23 22:10

A gay couple from the US say their lives are being "destroyed" after a Thai surrogate mother refused to sign papers allowing them to take their baby out of Thailand.

Thai soldiers shot dead and burnt in deep south

2015-07-17 09:11

Suspected militants have shot dead two Thai soldiers and burned their bodies, police say, in the latest outbreak of violence in the kingdom's insurgency-battered deep south.

Thai man arrested for electrocuting 3 elephants

2015-07-16 10:39

A Thai farmer has been arrested after he confessed to erecting an electrified fence which killed three elephants close to a national park, police say.

New Toyota Fortuner for SA: PICS leaked!

2015-07-15 10:30

Along with new Toyota Hilux due here in 2016, images of a new version of South Africa's top-selling SUV, the Toyota Fortuner, has emerged.

Thai embassy closed in Turkey after protest against deported Uighurs

2015-07-10 14:25

Thailand has closed its embassy and consulate in Turkey after a protest against its deportation of Uighur Muslims to China, as the US warned the minority could face 'harsh treatment' on their return.

Thai policeman describes finding dead British tourists

2015-07-08 12:59

A Thai policeman described the harrowing moments he discovered the bodies of two British holidaymakers on Koh Tao island as the high-profile trial of two Myanmar migrants charged over their deaths began.

Thai military court releases 14 student protesters

2015-07-07 09:13

A Thai military court has released 14 students held for almost two weeks for holding anti-coup protests in defiance of a ban on public gathering, but the charges against them have not been dropped.

Thai authorities seize illegal ivory at airport

2015-07-06 11:48

Thai customs officials say they seized 250kg of ivory, or about 130 tusks and pieces hidden in crates being shipped from Africa to Asia.

Thailand's first MERS case to leave hospital

2015-07-03 11:44

An Omani man who became Thailand's first case of MERS has made a full recovery and will be discharged from hospitaL, Thailand's health minister says.

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