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Release asylum seekers detained in raids, rights group urges

2017-11-06 12:09

Thai authorities should release 35 Pakistani and Somali asylum seekers arrested in recent raids, a rights group says, slamming arrests that swept up more than a dozen children.

Thailand grieves in elaborate final goodbye to King Bhumibol

2017-10-27 05:16

Thais say farewell to their king and father figure on Bangkok's streets and at viewing areas around the nation, capping a year of mourning with funeral ceremonies steeped in centuries of tradition

To fight wildlife crime, follow the money

2017-09-17 17:39

With wildlife crime escalating, nations are going beyond raids to "follow the money" in an effort to track down the kingpins financing smuggling rings.

Floods in Thailand's northeast kill 23

2017-08-02 15:19

Heavy rains have brought some of the worst floods for years to Thailand's rural northeast where 23 people have died over the past month.

Former Thai PM says she's innocent, asks for 'kindness'

2017-08-01 17:06

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has declared her innocence and asked for "kindness" from a court during closing arguments in a criminal negligence trial

Thai court to charge disgraced ex-monk with rape, fraud

2017-07-20 14:56

A Thai court was set to charge a disgraced ex-monk with raping an underage girl, fraud and money laundering after he was extradited from the United States.

Police in Thailand say ivory trade crackdown working

2017-07-08 10:09

Police say efforts by Thailand's government to curb sales of ivory have been successful, following criticism of widespread trafficking in the country.

Myanmar and Thailand torch $1 billion of seized drugs

2017-06-26 12:21

Myanmar and Thailand started torching nearly $1 billion worth of seized narcotics on Monday, a defiant show of force as law enforcement struggles to stem the rising flow of drugs in the region.

Thai man jailed for 35 years for 'defaming' royals on Facebook

2017-06-09 16:51

A Thai man was jailed for 35 years for Facebook posts deemed insulting to the royal family, a watchdog said.

US backlash: Harley-Davidson to build factory in Thailand

2017-05-25 10:32

Harley-Davidson, the iconic motorcycle brand hailed by US President Donald Trump for keeping jobs in America, is building a factory in Thailand. US unions however call it a 'slap in the face'.

 

Relics picked from late Thai king's ashes

2017-10-27 17:07

Thailand's new king has picked bits of bone and ash from his father's remains to be enshrined as royal relics, after the cremation of the late king Bhumibol Adulyadej capped an extravagant funeral that brought the nation to a standstill.

Funeral for Thai king a 5-day marathon

2017-10-25 08:32

Thais are known for their highly emotional adulation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, but his five-day funeral will be an intensely sombre event governed by strict protocols for how people conduct themselves.

Thai ex-PM Yingluck pulls vanishing act on crunch court date

2017-08-25 12:13

Thailand's ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra missed a court appearance in a negligence trial on Friday that could have seen her jailed, prompting the Supreme Court to issue an arrest warrant amid snowballing speculation that she has fled the coun

2 Thai ex-PMs acquitted of abusing power in quelling protest

2017-08-02 10:06

Two former Thai prime ministers were cleared of abusing their power in a case arising from the quelling of an anti-government protest in 2008

'Darknet' suspect's flashy cars raised eyebrows in Thailand

2017-07-22 17:49

A young Canadian accused of masterminding the world's leading "darknet" internet marketplace lived a seemingly quiet life for more than a year in Bangkok with his Thai girlfriend.

Thai court issuing rulings in major human trafficking case

2017-07-20 07:11

A Thai court is issuing rulings in a major human trafficking trial with more than 103 defendants, including a senior army officer, accused in a modern-day slavery trade.

Thai customs seize 15 luxury cars reported stolen in UK

2017-07-03 08:31

Thai customs has seized 15 of 42 luxury cars that British authorities said were stolen and exported to Thailand.

GTA: Police race to close stolen supercar pipeline

2017-06-22 07:45

Dozens of supercars including Lamborghinis, Porsches and BMWs have been stolen from the streets of Britain and shipped to Thailand in a complex scam.

MotoGP set for Thailand debut in 2018

2017-06-06 10:34

Thailand's sports authority says it has secured rights to host a MotoGP race next year, after years of lobbying to bring top motorcycle racing to the kingdom.

25 wounded in bomb explosion at Thai hospital - police

2017-05-22 12:02

A bomb has exploded at a military-run hospital in Bangkok, wounding 25 people on the third anniversary of a military coup in the country.

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