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Three tourists killed, one missing in Thai speed boat accident

Bangkok - Three foreign women were killed and one other tourist remains missing after a packed speed boat capsized off the popular Thai holiday island of Koh Samui, police said Friday.

Thailand bans tourists from 3 more islands to protect coral reefs

Bangkok - Less than 2 weeks ago, the Thai government closed Koh Tachai island indefinitely. On Wednesday, the government chose to ban all tourist activities at three more islands: Koh Khai Nok, Koh Khai Nui, and Koh Khai Nai.

Python in squat toilet leaves man bloody but unbowed

Bangkok - A Thai man is recovering in the hospital after a private but bloody encounter with a python in his hometown in Chachoengsao province, east of Bangkok.

Johnriel Casimero stops Amnat Ruenroeng, wins IBF Flyweight title

Filipino challenger Johnriel Casimero made sure that he got a crystal-clear verdict from the judges in his rematch against Thai flyweight titlist Wednesday night at the Diamond Court in Beijing, Peoples Republic of China.

Thai boxer Amnat Ruenroeng battles Johnriel Casimero in rematch

IBF flyweight titlist Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand stakes his title for the second time against former Filipino flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero Wednesday night in Beijing, Peoples Republic of China.

17 girls killed in fire at school dormitory in Thailand

Bangkok - Seventeen girls died after a fire swept through the dormitory of a school for children of hill tribes in northern Thailand, officials said Monday, with a survivor describing fleeing as flames engulfed the building.

Two years after coup ousted Thai PM says country 'suffering'

Bangkok - Thailand's ousted prime minister called on the kingdom's generals to return power to the people as the country marked the second anniversary Sunday of its latest coup.

Ailing Thai king treated for excess fluid in spine and brain

Bangkok - Doctors treating Thailand's hospital-bound monarch Bhumibol Adulyadej have drained excess fluid from his spinal cord and brain, the palace said in a statement late Friday.

Global child sex tourism rising, thwarting efforts to fight it

Bangkok - The sexual abuse of children by tourists and travellers is a growing scourge around the globe that has largely managed to outwit attempts to curb it in the last two decades, a major study warned Thursday.

Thai police defend arresting anti-junta activist's mother

Bangkok - Thai police on Saturday defended arresting the mother of a prominent student activist, following public outcry over a case rights groups described as a "new low" for the junta's crackdown on dissent.

Confronting darkness in Cambodia's Khmer Rouge stronghold

Sangkha - Standing next to cages that once housed political prisoners, former Khmer Rouge foot soldier Tho Lon gets a surprisingly sympathetic hearing from a clutch of students, despite his work for a regime that wiped out a quarter of Cambodia's population.

Bangkok orgy and racist sex tape that changed the Foxes' fortunes

Bangkok - It was billed as a goodwill trip and a chance to unwind after a heroic relegation escape, instead Leicester City's close-season Thai tour became the turning point in their improbable title charge -- all thanks to a racist sex tape.

Rohingya found abandoned in forest a year on from Thai crackdown

Bangkok - More than a dozen Rohingya refugees abandoned by people smugglers have been found in a southern Thai forest, police said Wednesday, almost a year on from a crackdown which has forced traffickers to find new routes.

Thailand files first charge under draconian anti-campaigning law

Bangkok - Thai election authorities on Wednesday filed their first charge under a law banning campaigning and debate before a referendum on a controversial new constitution, as the junta tightens its grip on free speech.

Thai court sides with foreign gay couple in surrogacy row

Bangkok - A Thai court on Tuesday granted a foreign same-sex couple full custody of their surrogate baby daughter following a legal battle with the mother who refused to hand her over after giving birth.

New Laos leaders take office as communists welcome world

Bangkok - Laos' new leaders took office Tuesday, according to state media, as the secretive communist nation prepares for a period of unusually frenetic diplomacy culminating in a landmark visit by a US President.

Malaysian caught with half a ton of cannabis in Thailand

Bangkok - Police authorities in Thailand announced Tuesday the arrest of a Malaysian who attempted to smuggle half a ton of cannabis into his country.

Thai drunk drivers to pay penance in morgues

Bangkok - Drink drivers in Thailand will be sentenced to community service in morgues, authorities said on Tuesday, stepping up efforts to combat the country's appalling traffic safety record.

Thai police ban old Marie Claire magazine issue

Bangkok - Thai authorities have banned a five-month-old French edition of Marie Claire magazine because of an article which police said defamed the kingdom's royal family.

Toppled Thai party meets for Thaksin Skype address

Bangkok - Dozens of ex-MPs from Thailand's toppled government met in public for the first time Thursday to hear a Skype address from the self-exiled former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who sits at the crux of the country's political rupture.
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