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Thailand makes 'biggest seizure' of ivory tusks worth $6m

2015-04-20 13:22

Thai customs officials have seized four tons of ivory worth $6m, authorities say, in what the department called the largest bust of its kind in Thailand's history.

Body of Israeli girl found after Thai boat catches fire

2015-04-09 15:06

A search team has found the body of a 12-year-old Israeli girl, the only fatality from a tourist boat that caught fire in the Andaman Sea off the country's southwest, Thai officials say.

Top WHO official in Thailand denies maid slavery claims

2015-04-04 13:27

The World Health Organisation's top official in Thailand has denied beating his Ethiopian domestic helper and treating her like a modern day slave.

WHO official accused of human trafficking, slavery

2015-04-03 10:16

A World Health Organisation representative in Thailand is being accused of keeping his Ethiopian maid in slave-like conditions.

Thailand's ruling junta lifts martial law

2015-04-01 17:32

Thailand's ruling junta, known as the National Council for Peace and Order, has announced in a televised statement that it had lifted martial law.

4 rebels killed, 22 arrested in Thai clash

2015-03-26 09:10

Four suspected insurgents have been killed and 22 others arrested during a firefight with security forces in Thailand's deep south, in the latest clashes to hit the restive region.

Thai court accepts criminal case against former PM Yingluck

2015-03-19 09:08

Thailand's Supreme Court has accepted a criminal case against ousted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on a charge of mishandling a multibillion dollar rice subsidy scheme.

AirAsia families accept 'sad reality' as search ends

2015-03-18 09:51

An Indonesian whose daughter-in-law is among 56 people unaccounted for following the crash of an AirAsia plane says his family has accepted the "sad reality" that her body would never be found.

Security must come first, says Thai PM

2015-03-09 12:52

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has called on Thais to be the “eyes and ears” of security forces in order to boost international confidence in Thailand after the second explosion in the capital Bangkok in just over a month.

Thai court sentences 'Red Shirts' to jail for 2009 rioting

2015-03-06 11:17

A Thai court has sentenced 15 members of the “Red Shirt” political movement to four years in prison for inciting rioting that disrupted an important regional conference in 2009, a lawyer says.

 

Seven hurt as car bomb hits Thai island

2015-04-11 08:45

Thai police say a car bomb has exploded, injuring seven people, including an Italian girl, in the parking area of a shopping mall on the tourist island of Samui.

Thai tourist boat fire - 110 people saved

2015-04-08 19:22

About 110 passengers and crew have been rescued from a burning tourist boat off Thailand's southwestern coast.

Black bears seized from Thailand temple

2015-04-04 10:49

Authorities have seized six Asian black bears from Thailand's famous Tiger Temple after a standoff with monks and disciples, reports say.

Thailand's ruling junta takes absolute power

2015-04-01 20:05

Thailand's ruling junta has announced in a televised statement that it is replacing martial law with power over all aspects of government, law and order.

Trains collide in Thailand, 22 injured

2015-03-26 20:56

Thai authorities say two passenger trains have collided north of Thailand's capital, injuring several people.

Russians arrested in Thailand for trying to export marijuana

2015-03-24 20:38

Three Russians have been arrested for attempting to ship marijuana back to Russia, police said on Tuesday.

Haze hits Thailand, emergency measures issued

2015-03-18 14:48

Thai authorities say they had issued emergency measures across at least nine provinces as thick smoke caused by farmers burning vegetation to clear their fields chokes the north of the country.

Thais warned against taking 'underboob selfies'

2015-03-16 16:41

Thailand's military government has warned women against posting 'selfie' photos of the lower half of their breasts, saying their actions could violate the country's computer crime laws.

World War II-era bomb dredged up near Thai village

2015-03-07 10:23

Explosive experts removed a World War II-era bomb from near a Thai village after residents found the device in a river, police say.

Join hunt for missing yacht online

2015-03-04 15:54

The public can help search for a missing South African catamaran crew through an online tool, their families says.

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