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 cops seize record three tons of pangolin scales

2017-02-02 12:34

Thai customs police unveiled a massive three-ton cache of seized pangolin scales intended for Asia's lucrative wildlife markets, where feverish demand for the 'scaly anteater' has turned it into the most trafficked mammal on earth.

Dirco not informed about SA man wanted for Thailand murder

2017-01-27 10:16

The South African man wanted for murder in Thailand is from Wellington in the Western Cape, attended school in Orkney and is fluent in English, Afrikaans and Portuguese.

Libyan wins right to sue UK ex-minister for rendition

2017-01-17 18:36

A British court on Tuesday ruled that a former Libyan militant can sue a former foreign minister and an ex-MI6 officer over his rendition in a landmark case that could pave the way for more lawsuits.

25 dead as van, truck crash on Thai highway,

2017-01-02 19:03

A van and a pickup collided and caught fire on a highway in eastern Thailand, killing 25 people.


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.

Thailand separates LGBT inmates

2017-01-29 12:06

Thailand, long considered a favorite gay destination, is making headways in how it treats its LGBT inmates.

Manhunt launched for South African, Brit over Thailand hit

2017-01-26 10:31

Thai cops say they are hunting a South African and his accomplice for the gangland-style execution of a British national in a seedy beach resort, but are unsure if the pair have fled the country.

Thai pilot killed when jet crashes during air show

2017-01-14 18:16

A Thai military air show for children has been marred by tragedy after a fighter jet plunged from the sky and burst into flames, killing the pilot.

Snap! Selfie-seeking tourist bitten by Thai croc

2017-01-02 08:51

A French tourist was bitten by a crocodile inside a Thai national park as she tried to get close to the fearsome animal to take a selfie, an official say.

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