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11-year-old Thai bride returns from Malaysia after uproar

Bangkok - An 11-year-old child bride returned to Thailand this week following widespread outcry over her marriage to a Malaysian man 30 years her senior, an official told AFP on Saturday.

Thai court sentences disgraced 'jet-set monk' to 114 years

Bangkok - A Thai court sentenced a disgraced former monk to 114 years in prison on Thursday, a court official said, more than a year after he was extradited from the United States.

Stateless footballers rescued from Thai cave granted citizenship

Bangkok - Thailand Wednesday granted citizenship to stateless members of the football team rescued from a cave last month in a saga which gripped the world.

Bangladesh must improve conditions for Rohingya, scrap island plan: HRW

Bangkok - Bangladesh should dramatically improve living conditions for Rohingya in the world's largest refugee camp and scrap plans to move many to a flood-prone island, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

Laos dam collapse death toll rises to 31, scores still missing

Bangkok - The death toll from a massive dam collapse in southern Laos has jumped to 31, officials said, with scores still missing weeks after the unprecedented disaster that swept entire villages and farmland away.

Thai cave boys leave Buddhist monastery after honouring dead rescuer

Mae Sai - The Thai boys freed from a flooded cave in a rescue bid that gripped the world left a Buddhist monastery Saturday, 11 days after ordaining as novice monks to honour a diver who died during the mission to save them.

Thai 'Indiana Jones' divers scour Bangkok's murky river for treasure

Bangkok - Kneeling before his homemade metal scuba helmet, Bhoomin Samang prays for good fortune before he dives into the day's work -- scouring the bed of Bangkok's Chao Phraya river for sunken treasure.

Thais rescued from cave shave heads ahead of ordination ceremony

Mae Sai - Thai boys rescued from deep inside a flooded cave in a dramatic mission had their heads shaved Tuesday before a Buddhist ordination ceremony in honour of a diver who died during the operation.

Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapse

Bangkok - Hundreds are missing and an unknown number feared dead after a partly built hydropower dam in southeast Laos collapsed after heavy rain and sent a wall of water surging through six villages, state media and contractors said Tuesday.

Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapse: state media

Bangkok - Hundreds of people are missing and an unknown number believed dead after the collapse of a hydropower dam under construction in southeast Laos, state media reported Tuesday.

Thai cave boys pray for good luck after first night home

Mae Sai - Members of the "Wild Boars" football team rescued from a cave in northern Thailand prayed for good luck at a Buddhist temple on Thursday morning after spending their first night back home with family.

'It was a miracle': Thai cave boys describe two-week ordeal

Chiang Rai - It was meant to be a fun excursion after football practice, but it turned into a life-threatening, two-week ordeal for a group of youngsters trapped in a cave with rising waters and no apparent escape route.

Thai cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge

Chiang Rai - Twelve Thai boys and their football coach who were rescued by divers after being trapped in a flooded cave for over two weeks spoke publicly Wednesday of their incredible ordeal.

Thai cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge

Chiang Rai - Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly dangerous and dramatic rescue from a flooded Thai cave spoke publicly of their incredible ordeal for the first time on Wednesday at a press conference that was beamed around the world.

Thai cave boys to leave hospital, speak to media

Chiang Rai - Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly dangerous and dramatic rescue from a flooded cave in Thailand are preparing to leave hospital and speak to the media for the first time.

British caver says considering legal action after Elon Musk 'pedo' tweet

Bangkok - A British caver who helped rescue 12 boys from a Thai cave said he may take legal action against Elon Musk after the entrepreneur called him a "pedo" in comments that sent Tesla shares tumbling.Tesla shares were down 3.

Thailand retrieves final body in boating disaster

Phuket - Thailand has recovered the last body after a boating accident killed dozens of Chinese tourists this month off the southern resort island of Phuket.

British caver says considering legal action after Elon Musk 'pedo' tweet

Bangkok - A British caver who helped rescue 12 boys from a Thai cave said Monday he may take legal action against Elon Musk after the entrepreneur called him a "pedo".

Thai boys rescued from cave mourn diver who died

Chiang Rai - The 12 boys and their coach rescued from a Thai cave mourned the death of an ex-Navy SEAL who died while taking part in the mission, the health ministry said Sunday.

Rescued Thai cave boys to leave hospital Thursday

Bangkok - Twelve young footballers and their coach rescued from a Thai cave will be released from hospital on Thursday, a health official said, offering psychological support and urging the group to avoid media interviews despite huge interest in their against-t...
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