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Jetro Pabustan gears up for title fight against Sor Singyu

Filipino bantamweight contender Jetro Pabustan is set to face Pungluang Sor Singyu of Thailand in his first attempt to capture a world title on Friday, February 12 in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

Thai bridge players arrested for having too many cards

Pattaya - In the resort town of Pattaya a group of elderly bridge players were arrested for having too many unregistered playing cards.

Thailand confirms first domestic case of Zika virus

Bangkok - A man has contracted the Zika virus in Thailand, officials said Tuesday, as a global alert intensifies over the mosquito-borne infection blamed for a surge in serious birth defects in South America.

Swedish police travel to Thailand over bookseller disappearance

Bangkok - Swedish detectives have travelled to Thailand to look into the disappearance of a Hong Kong-based bookseller who vanished in the kingdom and later resurfaced in Chinese custody, Thai police said Friday.

Lucky Thai dolls 'non-human' says aviation authority

Bangkok - Thailand's air safety body warned passengers Wednesday that lucky "child angel" dolls cannot be considered real people and must be properly stowed before take-off and landing.

Thai junta chief vows 2017 elections even if charter rejected

Bangkok - Thailand's junta chief on Tuesday vowed to hold a general election in the summer of 2017 even if a new constitution penned by regime appointees is rejected in a public referendum.

Japan firm say debris found in Thailand 'likely' rocket not jet

Amphoe Hankha - A metal panel that washed up on the Thai coast is "likely" to be from a rocket, a Japanese manufacturer said Monday, pouring cold water on speculation it comes from a missing Malaysian Airways jet.

Thai air force to examine 'jet debris' amid MH370 conjecture

Bangkok - Thailand's air force said Sunday it would bring a piece of suspected aircraft debris found on the southeast coast to Bangkok, amid media speculation it may belong to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.The metal panel measuring two metres (6.

Laos' ruling Communist Party chooses new leadership

Bangkok - Laos' secretive communist rulers have chosen Vice President Bounnhang Vorachith to steer the single-party government, as it assumes a year-long chairmanship of the ASEAN regional bloc.

Snake found on luggage cart at Bangkok airport

Bangkok - Passengers were left startled when they discovered a snake on a luggage cart in the arrival hall at Bangkok's main international airport.

Deadly bacteria more prevalent than previously thought: Study

Bangkok - An often deadly and difficult to treat bacterial disease is much more prevalent than previously thought and kills tens of thousands of people worldwide each year, researchers said Monday.

1,500 pedophiles busted by FBI hacking the Dark Web

In perhaps the largest pedophile sting in history, the FBI hacked the Dark Web server to infiltrate and investigate 1,500 pedophiles using the secret website named the Playpen.

Thai skin whitening ad provokes race storm

Bangkok - A Thai company pulled an advert for skin-lightening pills on Friday following an outcry on social media over a product sold with the tagline "white makes you a winner".

French tourist killed in speedboat accident off Thai island

Bangkok - A speedboat struck and instantly killed a French tourist while she was swimming in waters reserved for snorkellers at a Thai resort, police said Wednesday.

Op-Ed: 2015 — What a year for amazing animal and plant discoveries

Nature is definitely amazing, and no matter how much we think we know about the beautiful world around us, we still continue to make even more fascinating plant and animal discoveries every year. 2015 is no different.

Thai court hands Myanmar men death penalty for British tourist murders

Ko Samui - Two Myanmar migrants were sentenced to death Thursday for murdering a pair of British holidaymakers on a Thai island, in a case that sullied the kingdom's reputation as a tourist haven and raised questions over its justice system.

Myanmar men face verdict over murder of British pair on Thai resort

Ko Samui - Two Myanmar migrant workers accused of murdering a pair of British backpackers on a Thai island face a verdict Thursday in a case that sullied the kingdom's reputation as a tourist haven and raised questions over its justice system.

Thai editor loses final appeal over royal slur conviction

Bangkok - Thailand's highest court on Wednesday upheld a royal defamation conviction against an online newspaper editor who fell foul of the draconian law after failing to speedily remove reader comments deemed critical of the monarchy.

Marlon Tapales scores knockout win over Shohei Omori

Bantamweight challenger Marlon Tapales of Tubod, Lanao del Norte , Philippines knocked out previously unbeaten Shohei Omori Wednesday at the Shimazu Arena, Kyoto, Japan to earn a mandatory title shot at WBO bantamweight titlist Pungluang Sor Singyu.

Thai court jails woman in 'secret' ruling over Facebook posts

Bangkok - A Thai military court has jailed a woman for over nine years for royal defamation, an official said Wednesday, the latest in a series of harsh sentences to raise concern about the draconian law.
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