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EU slams 'disturbing' Thai student sedition charges

Bangkok - The European Union hit out at Thailand's junta Tuesday for pursuing sedition charges against a group of anti-coup student activists, describing their arrest and prosecution in a military court as a "disturbing development".

Tourist island in Thailand being drowned by trash

Tourists come and they go. Unfortunately, tourists also happen to leave behind a lot of trash, and for tourist isles, that's a big deal. Transporting trash off of islands is inhibitedly difficult as the residents of Koh Lan are quickly finding out.

Ruenroeng beats Casimero to retain IBF light flyweight title

Thailand's Amnat Ruenroeng retained his IBF light flyweight title against challenger and former IBF light flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero of the Philippines in a 12-round title fight at the Huamark Indoor Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand Saturday.

14 Thai students face seven years in jail for anti-junta rally

Bangkok - Fourteen Thai students were taken into custody Saturday after staging an anti-coup rally on charges that could see them jailed for seven years, as the ruling junta tightens its chokehold on dissent.

Thai Buddhists to help anti-Muslim Myanmar monks set up radio station

Bangkok - Thai Buddhists have offered to help a network of hardline anti-Muslim Myanmar monks set up a radio station to spread their message across a nation where sectarian hatred is on the rise.

Johnriel Casimero gears up for 8th straight win

Former IBF light flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero is gearing up for another shot at the IBF light flyweight title against durable Thai boxer Amnat Ruenroeng Saturday at Bangkok's Huamark Indoor Stadium..

Thailand confirms first MERS case as virus spreads in Asia

Bangkok - Thailand on Thursday said a 75-year-old man from Oman was confirmed to have MERS in Southeast Asia's first case of the virus since an outbreak in South Korea that has killed 23 people.

Elephant kills Thai man at beachside restaurant

Rayong - An elephant killed a 28-year-old Thai man and injured his colleague as they were eating dinner at a beachside restaurant in eastern Thailand, police said on Wednesday.

Health warning over the 'most dangerous dish in the world'

Bangkok - It's a local delicacy in north-east Thailand. It contains raw fish and it is laced with live red ants, for that extra flavor. Problem is it seems to give you liver cancer, according to health experts.

Expensive espresso: Thailand's elephant dung coffee

Chiang Saen - In the lush, green hills of northern Thailand, a woman painstakingly picks coffee beans out of a pile of elephant dung, an essential part of making one the world's most expensive beverages.

Senior Thai army officer wanted in migrant trafficking probe

Bangkok - A Thai court has issued an arrest warrant for a high-ranking army officer over human trafficking, police said Tuesday, making him the first military figure in junta-ruled Thailand to be implicated in the grim trade in migrants from Myanmar and Banglade...

Myanmar, Bangladesh to address "root causes" of migrant crisis

Bangkok - Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed to address the "root causes" of a migrant exodus from their shores at talks in Bangkok Friday, but critics pilloried a deal that failed to mention the Rohingya minority at the heart of the crisis.

Myanmar says don't 'single us out' at migrant crisis talks

Bangkok - Myanmar rebuked the UN Friday after being called on to address the cause of the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from its shores, saying it is being "singled out" for criticism at international talks.

Thailand hosts talks on Southeast Asia migrant crisis

Bangkok - Delegates from 17 nations gathered in Thailand Friday for talks on Southeast Asia's migrant crisis which has seen thousands of desperate people flee on boats across the Bay of Bengal aiming for Malaysia and Indonesia.

Thai ex-PM Thaksin under investigation for lese majeste

Bangkok - Thai police are investigating whether fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra committed royal defamation in a recent interview, authorities said Wednesday as they announced his passports had been revoked.

Thai elections pushed back to September 2016

Bangkok - Thailand's junta confirmed Wednesday that elections will not be held until September 2016, dealing a further blow to hopes that the kingdom's generals will swiftly hand power back to a civilian government.

Thailand starts air search for stranded migrants

Bangkok - Thailand said Tuesday it had begun air reconnaissance missions looking for stranded migrant boats in the Andaman Sea, following criticism that regional nations were not actively searching for stricken vessels.

Meth seizures quadruple across much of Asia-Pacific: UN

Bangkok - Methamphetamine seizures across much of the Asia-Pacific region have quadrupled over five years, the UN said Tuesday, citing rising wealth as one reason for a boom in production and consumption.

Elephant grabs B.C. man's GoPro, snaps adorable 'elphie'

Vancouver - An enterprising elephant grabbed a Vancouver tourist's GoPro camera and snapped an "elphie" with the student. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity for Christian LeBlanc, a University of British Columbia student.

Small Thai anti-junta groups vow protests on coup anniversary

Bangkok - Small groups of anti-junta activists have vowed to hold protests Friday marking one year since Thailand's generals seized power from the elected government, but widespread dissent is unlikely in a country still locked down by the military.
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