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Deadly diet: Thai doctors battle cancer-causing fish dish

Amphoe Hankha - It wasn't until he got to medical school that Narong Khuntikeo finally discovered what caused the liver cancer that took both of his parents' lives: their lunch.

'Girls as dessert': Thai sex scandal exposes grim tradition

Bangkok - When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest food and drink and then bring out the teen girls, often referred to as "dessert".

Temples transformed: superheroes bolster Buddha's ranks

Nonthaburi - Superheroes are coming to the rescue of Thailand's temples, where monks have commissioned giant statues of comic book icons and toy robots to entertain children while parents donate to their coffers.

Twerking star leaves Thai junta chief hot and bothered

Bangkok - Twerking nine to three is the new way to make a living for a teenage Thai music star whose eye-popping dance moves have enraged the country's military strongman.

Thai army officers charged over online arms trading

Bangkok - Several Thai army officers were charged Friday over an online weapons market that saw soldiers sell grenades and bullets over social media, in a country where military weapons routinely turn up on the streets.

Thai man jailed for 35 years for defaming royals on Facebook

Bangkok - A Thai man was jailed for 35 years on Friday for Facebook posts deemed insulting to the royal family, a watchdog said, in one of the harshest sentences handed down for a crime that insulates Thailand's ultra-rich monarchy from criticism.

Hunt for Myanmar plane wreck survivors enters third day

Kanchanaburi - Search and rescue efforts for a plane that crashed off Myanmar's southern coast entered a third day on Friday, as hopes faded of finding survivors after 31 bodies were pulled from the water.

Desperate wait as bodies retrieved from Myanmar plane wreck

Kanchanaburi - Hundreds of people gathered on a beach in southern Myanmar on Thursday desperately waiting for news of their loved ones as the first bodies arrived from the wreck of a military plane that crashed with more than 120 people on board.

Backwater to boomtown: rural Thai city emerges as sporting Camelot

Buriram - A 'godfather' of Thai politics is using cash and contacts to transform his once poor, forgotten rice-farming fiefdom into an unlikely sporting Camelot, complete with a football stadium and racetrack set to host the MotoGP.

Myanmar's edible bird nest industry comes home to roost

Kanchanaburi - The cries of amorous swiftlets echo around the dark room, an unlikely gold mine for traders in southern Myanmar who are cashing in on rising demand for the edible nests from China's growing middle class.

Golden Triangle narco-gangs churning out new highs, UN warns

Bangkok - Southeast Asian drug cartels are diversifying the narcotics they produce, the UN's crime agency warned Wednesday, with more than 160 new highs hitting the market in the last eight years.

Bomb on Thai coup anniversary wounds 21 at army hospital

Bangkok - A bomb struck a Bangkok military hospital on Monday and wounded 21 people -- one seriously -- three years to the day after the Thai army seized power in the politically unstable kingdom.

Gilas Pilipinas trashes Thailand 108-53 in 2017 SEABA Games

The Philippines National Basketball Team Gilas Pilipinas is now two games away from winning the lone gold medal in the ongoing 2017 SEABA Championship at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines.

Thailand backs down on Facebook ban over royal posts

Bangkok - Thai authorities Tuesday backed down on their threat to ban Facebook over posts deemed critical of the royal family after officials said the social networking giant had agreed to expunge such content.

Car bomb hits Thailand's troubled south, injures 51

Pattani - More than 50 people including children were injured on Tuesday when a car bomb exploded outside a supermarket in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, police said, the largest attack for months on a civilian target there.

The Laos Connection: Mr X and the cartels hooking SE Asia on pills

Bangkok - The downfall of millionaire "Mr X", long shielded by cash and contacts in Laos, has highlighted the role of the secretive, communist country in showering pills across Southeast Asia.

Thais revoke passport of Red Bull heir over hit-and-run

Bangkok - Thailand has revoked the passport of the fugitive heir to the Red Bull billions, an official said Friday, after he left the kingdom and ducked an arrest warrant over a deadly 2012 hit-and-run.

Thai schoolgirl learns to smile again after teacher assault

Bangkok - There were moments when Naruedee Jotsanthia thought she'd never smile again.The Thai schoolgirl says she was left facially disfigured last year after a teacher threw a mug at her head.

Thai police struggle to locate fugitive Red Bull heir

Bangkok - Thai police said Wednesday they were trying to locate Red Bull heir Worayuth Yoovidhya who reportedly fled to Singapore on his private jet days before a warrant was issued for him over a fatal hit-and-run in 2012.

Aeroflot plane encounters severe turbulence, 27 seriously injured

Bangkok - After an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok hit extreme turbulence, 27 people, including three babies, suffered serious injuries including broken spines and internal bleeding. A passenger filmed the aftermath of the turbulence.
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