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Myanmar's Suu Kyi visits troubled diaspora in Thailand

Bangkok - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi arrived Thursday in Thailand where she is expected to be garlanded by her adoring compatriots, hundreds of thousands of whom have sought work and sanctuary from war across the border.

Thai pilot jokes about crashing plane carrying ousted PM

Bangkok - Thai budget airline carrier Nok Air apologised on Monday after one of its pilots joked about crashing a plane carrying ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra.

Thai king improving after heart operation: Palace

Bangkok - Thailand's ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej is recovering well after a recent operation to improve blood flow to his heart, the palace said, the latest in a series of major medical procedures for the 88-year-old.

Thai election body slammed for 'insulting' campaign tune

Bangkok - An effort to unite Thais with a jaunty campaign song ahead of a key referendum vote has backfired after northerners bristled over "insulting lyrics" about their rural region, which has long felt looked down upon by the Bangkok-based elite.

Ailing Thai king marks 70 years since accession to throne

Bangkok - Hundreds of orange-robed monks led ceremonies Thursday marking 70 years since Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej ascended to the throne following the mysterious death of his brother, as anxiety grows over the health of the ailing octogenarian.

Two Chinese tourists killed in latest Thai speedboat crash

Bangkok - Two Chinese tourists were killed in Thailand on Wednesday when a pair of speedboats smashed into each other, police said, the second fatal boating accident involving tourists in less than two weeks.

Translator for Bangkok bomb suspects held on drug charges

Bangkok - A translator for two Uighur men accused of a deadly Bangkok bombing was remanded in custody Friday for drug possession, further complicating a murky trial that has failed to answer key questions about the unprecedented attack on Thailand.

Thai tiger temple monk caught fleeing with skins, fangs

Bangkok - Thai authorities uncovered a trove of animal parts and intercepted a monk trying to leave a controversial "tiger temple" with skins and fangs Thursday, the latest discovery to fuel accusations that the zoo is involved in the illegal wildlife trade.

Dozens of dead cubs found at Thai tiger temple

Bangkok - Thai wildlife officials have discovered dozens of dead cubs inside a freezer at a controversial "tiger temple" that has been locked in a long-running dispute with authorities and animal rights groups, police said Wednesday.

Tug-of-war resumes over Thai temple tigers

Kanchanaburi - Thai officials armed with a court order on Monday resumed the removal of tigers from a controversial temple which attracts tourists as a petting zoo, but stands accused of selling off the big cats for slaughter.

Media-savvy Thai monks wage PR war to defend scandal-hit abbot

Pathum Thani - An embezzlement charge against a powerful Buddhist abbot has unleashed his super-rich temple's PR machine, with Twitter-using Thai monks orchestrating his defence over a scandal that has opened a bitter rupture at the heart of the nation's faith.

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.
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