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Thai farmers launch sting operation to stop elephant raids

2016-08-25 20:02

To stop wild elephants rampaging through their crops, farmers in Thailand have put up electric fences, burst firecrackers and even changed crops, but to no avail. So they've decided on Plan Bee...

1 killed, 29 wounded as 2 bombs hit Thailand

2016-08-24 09:14

Two bombs exploded near a hotel in southern Thailand, killing one employee and injuring 29 others, police and hospital officials said Wednesday

Thailand hit by fresh blasts

2016-08-15 13:22

Fresh explosions rocked Thailand's deep south seriously wounding one, days after a spate of bomb and arson attacks struck multiple tourist resort towns.

Thai bomb attacks: Search for the culprits

2016-08-12 20:05

A bombing spree targeting Thailand's tourist hotspots, in the latest setback for a nation that has endured a decade of turmoil, has sent authorities scrambling to identify a motive and find the perpetrators.

Deadly wave of co-ordinated explosions rattle Thailand

2016-08-12 07:19

A wave of co-ordinated explosions has rattled multiple cities in Thailand, killing several people and wounding dozens more, police said.

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.

 

Are SA rhino calves being exported to Thailand?

2016-08-25 07:18

A permit appears to have been granted for eight South African rhino calves to be exported to a zoo in Thailand, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

15 Thai tourist blasts suspects in military detention

2016-08-18 17:05

Thailand's junta says 15 suspects in last week's bomb and arson attacks against a string of tourist resort towns are being detained at a military barracks in Bangkok.

Thai authorities hunt tourist town bombers

2016-08-13 14:04

Thai authorities are hunting for culprits behind a wave of bombings targeting popular holiday destinations, as businesses braced for the economic fallout from the attacks on the crucial tourism industry.

Thailand's toll: 4 dead, 11 bombs, 5 provinces, 18 hours

2016-08-12 09:55

Thailand was hit by a rapid succession of explosions in five central and southern provinces, leaving four dead.

The Thai village using poop to power homes

2016-08-05 12:56

Nestled in a deep pocket of forest that lies off Thailand's electrical grid, villagers in Pa Deng have become early adopters and evangelists for an unusual alternative energy source: poop.

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.

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