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3 foreign tourists die as boat capsizes in Thailand

2016-05-27 17:02

Rescuers in Thailand are searching for a British man who is still missing after a speedboat packed with tourists capsized near the popular resort island of Koh Samui, leaving 3 women dead.

Snake latches onto man's penis as he squats on toilet

2016-05-26 13:30

A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3m python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and bit him in the penis as he was using a squat toilet.

At least 17 girls dead in fire at school dormitory

2016-05-23 07:12

At least 17 young girls died after a fire swept through the dormitory of a school for children of hill tribes in northern Thailand, officials say, adding several others were either missing or injured.

Thai authorities close popular tourist island

2016-05-17 22:56

Thai authorities have closed a popular Thai tourist island to all visitors for an indefinite period to prevent its environmental degradation.

Thai students caught using spy glasses

2016-05-09 21:02

A top Thai medical college has caught students using spy cameras linked to smartwatches to cheat during exams.

Gay couple wins custody battle against Thai surrogate mother

2016-04-26 13:11

A same-sex American-Spanish couple has won a high-profile custody battle against a surrogate mother in Thailand who gave birth to their child but then decided she wanted to keep the baby when she found out they were gay.

Thai drunk drivers may serve stint as morgue helpers

2016-04-12 12:22

To try to combat the carnage on the country's roads during the annual weeklong traditional New Year's holiday celebration, Thai authorities are going gory: Drunk drivers and repeat traffic offenders may be sent to work in hospital morgues to see the fruits of their irresponsibility.

Thai authorities seize red bowls

2016-04-03 21:05

Thai authorities have confiscated thousands red bowls bearing a message from an ousted ex-premier.

Thai woman faces sedition trial over plastic bowl

2016-03-29 19:56

A Thai woman has been charged with sedition after photos were spread of her holding a red bowl allegedly bearing a message from an ex-premier who lies at the heart of the kingdom's bitter politics.

60 hospitalised as boat engine explodes in Bangkok

2016-03-05 09:05

Sixty people have been hospitalised, mostly for burns, after the engine on a Bangkok commuter boat exploded and sent passengers leaping to a nearby pier or into the water, officials and reports say.

 

Thailand closes dive sites

2016-05-26 22:01

Thailand has shut down 10 popular diving sites in a bid to slow a coral bleaching crisis, in a rare move to shun tourism profits to protect the environment.

Thai forager who found $6m pill stash 'gave them away' to pals

2016-05-25 14:15

A Thai man who says he found 700 000 methamphetamine pills - with a street value of nearly $6 million - in a bush, drove the local price of the drug down after handing them out to his friends for free, police say.

Ailing Thai king treated for excess fluid in spine and brain

2016-05-21 12:37

Doctors treating Thailand's hospital-bound monarch Bhumibol Adulyadej have drained excess fluid from his spinal cord and brain, the palace has said.

'I am human' pleads prime suspect in Bangkok bombing

2016-05-17 15:56

A Chinese Uighur accused of planting last year's deadly Bangkok bomb claimed he was being mistreated in custody, shouting "I am human, I am human" as he struggled with guards on his way to a hearing.

Watch: British family attacked in Thailand

2016-04-28 10:38

An elderly British couple and their son were savagely attacked during a family vacation in Thailand in the latest blow to the country's image as a welcoming tourist paradise

Gay couple awaits custody-battle verdict with Thai surrogate

2016-04-26 12:47

A court in Thailand is to announce its verdict in a high-profile custody battle between a same-sex couple and a Thai surrogate mother who decided she wanted to keep the baby when she found out they were gay.

Thai authorities go gory against drunk drivers

2016-04-11 21:59

To try to combat the carnage on the country's roads during the annual week-long traditional New Year's holiday celebration, offenders may be sent to work in hospital morgues

Same-sex couple lives 'destroyed' by custody war with surrogate

2016-03-30 19:01

A foreign same-sex couple battling a Thai surrogate mother for custody over their infant daughter, say their lives have been "destroyed" by the 14-month legal war that has prevented their family from returning home.

Thai gardener behind $20m Saudi gem heist becomes monk

2016-03-17 13:31

A Thai gardener behind a $20m gem heist from a Saudi palace that has long soured relations between the two countries became a monk Thursday in hope of redeeming his karma.

Thai 'Popcorn Gunman' gets 37-year prison sentence

2016-03-04 08:26

A gunman in Thailand who wounded four people, one fatally, when he opened fire in front of scores of witnesses during a political confrontation in 2014 has been sentenced to 37 years in prison.

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