Thailand


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.

Company sorry over 'black bean' gay slur

2015-06-29 16:12

A Thai ice cream company has apologised for using a derogatory term for gay men in a Facebook posting marking the US Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.

MERS: Malaysia to step up screening an entry points

2015-06-22 12:39

Malaysia will step up health screenings after the first case of Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome was reported in neighbouring Thailand last week, a report says.

Ford SA team goes training in Thailand

2015-06-19 13:25

Ford SA has sent some of its employees to Thailand to learn, first-hand, about production for when the Ranger is built in Pretoria.

Global wildlife contraband raids net 600

2015-06-18 18:16

Global wildlife raids have lead to 300 arrests and 600 seizures - from rhino horns to sea horses.

From tiny cages to lots of love, Thai dogs move home

2015-06-03 22:35

Thai dogs that were packed in tiny cages, facing death in the meat trade are finding freedom and love in the US.

Bombs in Thailand kill one police officer, wound seven

2015-05-31 12:30

Roadside bombs in southern Thailand killed one police officer and wounded seven members of the security forces in a region scarred by a long-running Muslim separatist insurgency.

Thai protest leaders get jail term for anti-govt rally

2015-05-28 10:08

A Thai court has sentenced six prominent anti-government protest leaders to two years in prison for storming the prime minister’s office compound seven years ago.

Asia migrant workers rally to fight low pay

2015-05-26 16:03

Governments need to tackle unscrupulous agencies that lure women into domestic work abroad and charge exorbitant fees, says an activist.

Official: New Hilux unveiled in Bangkok

2015-05-21 09:23

Toyota has broken its secrecy about the new and eagerly anticipated Hilux. So here it is in full colour - full story shortly on Wheels24.

 

Thailand arrests 2 key human trafficking suspects

2015-07-01 13:09

Police in Thailand have arrested two men they say are key figures in a human trafficking ring that lures people to work on fishing boats in Indonesia and sells them to boat owners.

Thailand battles to contain rising drug use

2015-06-25 19:04

The stakes are rising in Thailand's fight against drugs as the number of users grows and the authorities seize hundreds of kilograms of narcotics each year.

South Korea reports no new MERS cases

2015-06-20 14:08

South Korea says there is no new cases of MERS, the first time in 16 days, raising hopes the country is winning the battle to contain the virus.

South Korea MERS outbreak has 'levelled off'

2015-06-19 11:44

An outbreak oMERS in South Korea appears to have levelled off, a health official says, as the country reported just one new patient, a day after Thailand reported its first case.

Elephant kills Thai man at beachside restaurant

2015-06-17 09:11

An elephant has killed a 28-year-old Thai man and injured his colleagues as they were eating dinner at a beachside restaurant in eastern Thailand, police say.

Wanted Thai general turns himself in on human trafficking charges

2015-06-02 15:52

A three-star Thai general accused of involvement in human trafficking has turned himself in to authorities, the most high profile among scores of suspects wanted as part of a police crackdown on the illicit trade.

Thailand Brit murder suspects 'still waiting' on evidence

2015-05-31 12:30

Lawyers for two Myanmar nationals accused of murdering a pair of British holidaymakers in Thailand say they have "deep concerns" that they will be unable to independently review forensic evidence before the trial starts.

'Dementor' wasp among new Mekong finds

2015-05-27 14:13

From a soul-sucking 'dementor' wasp named after a creature from the Harry Potter books to a half-metre long stick insect, scientists identified 139 new species in the Greater Mekong Region in 2014.

SA maths nerds to flex brains in Thailand

2015-05-22 07:48

Six “mathletes” from South Africa will be jetting off to Thailand in July to test their mental muscles at the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Activists demand Kenya probe after Asia ivory seizures

2015-05-20 16:56

A leading Kenyan wildlife protection activist demanded a government investigation after Singapore seized the biggest illegal shipment of ivory and other exotic animal parts in more than a decade.

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