Coronavirus wrap: Nigerian man shot dead for flouting lockdown, UK rush to build field hospitals and Germany to issue social distancing fines

2020-04-03 12:02

A Nigerian man has been shot dead for allegedly flouting a stay-at-home order aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, police and a lawmaker in Nigeria have said.

MotoGP season-opening Qatar race cancelled and Thailand GP postponed over coronavirus

2020-03-02 08:59

Thailand's MotoGP will be "postponed" due to the coronavirus, deputy prime minister Anutin Charnvirakul said, a day after the season-opening Qatar race was cancelled.

Thai court dissolves key pro-democracy party

2020-02-21 18:17

A stridently anti-military Thai party was dissolved Friday and its key members banned from politics for a decade over a $6 million loan by its billionaire founder, a withering blow to the kingdom's pro-democracy movement.

Guns and social media: the soldier behind Thailand's mass shooting

2020-02-10 18:30

More than a day after a Thai soldier was shot dead following a near 17-hour shooting spree that killed 29 people and left dozens more wounded, the killer - Jakrapanth Thomma - remains something of an enigma.

Thai mall shooting survivors tracked killer via CCTV

2020-02-10 10:52

In a fourth-floor toilet of the Terminal 21 mall, shoppers jammed cubicle doors against the entrance to keep out a Thai soldier on a shooting spree, tracing his movements through fragments of CCTV passed on by friends on the outside.

Thailand sees apparent success treating virus with drug cocktail

2020-02-03 09:57

A Chinese woman infected with the new coronavirus showed a dramatic improvement after she was treated with a cocktail of anti-virals used to treat flu and HIV, Thailand's health ministry has said.

Thai Navy SEAL dies after yearlong infection after cave rescue

2019-12-28 13:48

A Thai Navy SEAL who aided with the rescue of a youth football team trapped in a flooded cave last year has died from an infection he contracted during the dramatic recovery mission.

Thai serial killer sought over new murder after early release

2019-12-17 18:04

Thai police are hunting a convicted serial killer in connection with another murder months after he was released for good behaviour, authorities said Tuesday.

French tourist killed taking selfie at Thai waterfall

2019-11-16 08:00

A French tourist has died after falling from a waterfall while trying to take a selfie in Thailand, police say.

Morales takes asylum in Mexico | Trump impeachment enters new phase: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-11-12 07:17

Bolivia's Evo Morales takes asylum in Mexico | Trump fumes over impeachment as public hearings loom; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.


No entry into Thailand as country steps up coronavirus measures

2020-03-25 17:55

Thailand barred entry into the kingdom, enacting sweeping emergency powers in a bid to stem the local spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

Facemasks, sanitiser as Thais vow virus-free MotoGP

2020-02-27 12:59

Spectators and teams at the Thailand MotoGP will face rigorous health screening and be given hand sanitiser and facemasks to keep the event coronavirus-free, organisers said Thursday.

Thailand raises $3.2 bn in 5G licence auction

2020-02-17 22:00

Thailand has raised more than $3.2bn in an auction of 5G licences, as operators race to snap up high-frequency spectrums needed for a commercial rollout of the next-generation technology.

Families claim their dead as Thais mourn 29 killed in mass shooting

2020-02-10 12:33

Grieving relatives of 29 people murdered by a rogue soldier in Thailand held Buddhist prayer ceremonies Monday, as questions multiply over how and why the unprecedented shooting spree happened.

Thai gunman among 27 dead in 'unprecedented' mass shooting

2020-02-09 09:40

A Thai soldier who killed at least 26 people before being shot dead in a mall by commandos went on the rampage because of a debt dispute, the kingdom's premier has said.

Coronavirus will hit markets, but don’t jump the gun, investors advised

2020-01-27 17:18

The new Coronavirus has claimed 81 lives and infected almost 3000 people. Of all the cases, 44 cases were detected outside China.

Thailand charges two soldiers in killing of Muslim civilians

2019-12-25 16:03

Thailand has charged two soldiers with murder in the shooting of three Muslim men foraging on a mountain in the south, police have said.

Prince Andrew under pressure amid sex allegations | Hong Kong university a ghost town: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-11-21 07:01

Prince Andrew to step back from public duties | Hong Kong protests: hotspot campus a ghost town as police cordon persists; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

WATCH | Bespoke robes await Pope Francis on Thailand visit

2019-11-13 06:16

Seamstresses in Bangkok are studiously snipping and sewing, fashioning robes for the upcoming visit of Pope Francis. WATCH NOW.

Muslims mark 15 years since 'Tak Bai massacre' in Thailand

2019-10-25 20:56

Muslims in Thailand's south marked with prayers the 15th anniversary of the deaths of scores of protesters who suffocated in army trucks, an incident that galvanised an unrest and remains an emblem of state impunity.

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