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Thai man murders child, kills himself on Facebook Live

Bangkok - A man in Phuket filmed himself killing his child and then himself on Facebook Live, Thai police said Tuesday, the latest example of the social network's live-streaming function being used to broadcast grisly crimes.

Thai junta defends 'cheap' $393 mn Chinese sub purchase

Bangkok - The Thai junta on Tuesday defended $393 million earmarked for a Chinese submarine, batting back criticism of the secrecy of the deal, its cost and the questionable utility of the warship.

Thai junta defends 'cheap' $393 mn Chinese sub purchase

Bangkok - The Thai junta on Tuesday defended $393 million earmarked for a Chinese submarine, batting back criticism of the secrecy of the deal, its cost and the questionable utility of the warship.

Thai junta defends 'cheap' $393 mn Chinese sub purchase

Bangkok - The Thai junta on Tuesday defended $393 million earmarked for a Chinese submarine, batting back criticism of the secrecy of the deal, its cost and the questionable utility of the warship.

Thai junta campaign sees drop in new year road carnage

Bangkok - The number of people killed on Thailand's roads during the country's traditional new year week dropped by more than ten percent following a junta campaign to end the annual carnage.

Thai junta campaign sees drop in new year road carnage

Bangkok - The number of people killed on Thailand's roads during the country's traditional new year week dropped by more than ten percent following a junta campaign to end the annual carnage.

Thai junta campaign sees drop in new year road carnage

Bangkok - The number of people killed on Thailand's roads during the country's traditional new year week dropped by more than ten percent following a junta campaign to end the annual carnage.

Thai 'Sin City' finds abstaining from sex hard

Pattaya - In a daring nautical themed outfit, sex worker May confidently predicts the survival of Thai sleaze town Pattaya despite a junta attempt to tame the kingdom's "Sin City".

Thai king signs junta's new constitution

Bangkok - Thailand's king signed a new military-backed constitution on Thursday that strengthens the army's hand in government and puts the country on the path to polls after three years of junta rule.

Thai king signs junta's new constitution

Bangkok - Thailand's king signed a new military-backed constitution on Thursday that strengthens the army's hand in government and puts the country on the path to polls after three years of junta rule.

Wild Thai tiger cub footage sparks hope for endangered species

Bangkok - Conservationists on Tuesday hailed the discovery of a new breeding population of tigers in Thailand as a "miraculous" victory for a sub-species nearly wiped out by poaching.

Ousted Thai PM Thaksin slapped with $500 mn tax bill

Bangkok - Thai tax officials slapped ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra with a $500 million bill on Tuesday, resurrecting a dispute at the centre of the kingdom's decade-long political rift.

Ousted Thai PM Thaksin slapped with $500 mn tax bill

Bangkok - Thai tax officials slapped ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra with a $500 million bill on Tuesday, resurrecting a dispute at the centre of the kingdom's decade-long political rift.

Ousted Thai PM Thaksin slapped with $500 mn tax bill

Bangkok - Thai tax officials slapped ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra with a $500 million bill on Tuesday, resurrecting a dispute at the centre of the kingdom's decade-long political rift.

Philippines complains drug war reports hurting tourism

Bangkok - The Philippines's tourism secretary urged the media Wednesday to "tone down" coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly drug war, complaining that reports on extrajudicial killings were scaring away foreigners.

Thai junta lays out 'legally binding' 20-year masterplan

Bangkok - Thailand's junta on Thursday said any future civilian government will be legally bound to follow a 20-year "masterplan" for the country as generals seek to entrench their political influence for decades to come.

Thai junta lays out 'legally binding' 20-year masterplan

Bangkok - Thailand's junta on Thursday said any future civilian government will be legally bound to follow a 20-year "masterplan" for the country as generals seek to entrench their political influence for decades to come.

Thai junta lays out 'legally binding' 20-year masterplan

Bangkok - Thailand's junta on Thursday said any future civilian government will be legally bound to follow a 20-year "masterplan" for the country as generals seek to entrench their political influence for decades to come.

Flipping happy: Coin swallowing Thai turtle on the mend

Bangkok - A sea turtle dubbed 'Piggy Bank' for swallowing nearly 1,000 coins took swimming lessons Monday as she embarked on a rehabilitation programme following the removal of the treasure trove by Thai surgeons.

Red-faced Thai cops admit monk 'may have escaped' temple siege

Bangkok - An elderly monk wanted for massive fraud may have escaped a three-week siege of his temple, Thai police admitted Saturday, thwarting a much-trumpted dragnet ordered by the kingdom's junta.

Red-faced Thai cops admit monk 'may have escaped' temple siege

Bangkok - An elderly monk wanted for massive fraud may have escaped a three-week siege of his temple, Thai police admitted Saturday, thwarting a much-trumpted dragnet ordered by the kingdom's junta.

Red-faced Thai cops admit monk 'may have escaped' temple siege

Bangkok - An elderly monk wanted for massive fraud may have escaped a three-week siege of his temple, Thai police admitted Saturday, thwarting a much-trumpted dragnet ordered by the kingdom's junta.

Swiss man suspected of abusing 80 boys in Thailand

Geneva - A Swiss man will go on trial this month on allegations he sexually abused more than 80 boys -- some as young as nine -- in Thailand, Swiss authorities said Friday.

Thai artisans craft for king's funeral

Nakhon Pathom - Aided by a jazz soundtrack, Thai artisans work against the clock scratching, moulding and shaping the intricate clay sculptures that will adorn the funeral pyre of Thailand's revered former King Bhumibol Adulaydej.

Thai artisans craft for king's funeral

Nakhon Pathom - Aided by a jazz soundtrack, Thai artisans work against the clock scratching, moulding and shaping the intricate clay sculptures that will adorn the funeral pyre of Thailand's revered former King Bhumibol Adulaydej.

Thai artisans craft for king's funeral

Nakhon Pathom - Aided by a jazz soundtrack, Thai artisans work against the clock scratching, moulding and shaping the intricate clay sculptures that will adorn the funeral pyre of Thailand's revered former King Bhumibol Adulaydej.

BBC's Thai transmission towers fall silent as junta talks falter

Bangkok - The BBC World Service has stopped broadcasting from one of its major global transmission stations situated in Thailand, AFP has learned, after talks broke down with a junta riled by its uncensored coverage.

BBC's Thai transmission towers fall silent as junta talks falter

Bangkok - The BBC World Service has stopped broadcasting from one of its major global transmission stations situated in Thailand, AFP has learned, after talks broke down with a junta riled by its uncensored coverage.

BBC's Thai transmission towers fall silent as junta talks falter

Bangkok - The BBC World Service has stopped broadcasting from one of its major global transmission stations situated in Thailand, AFP has learned, after talks broke down with a junta riled by its uncensored coverage.

Breaking the bank: Thai vets remove 915 coins from turtle

Bangkok - A sea turtle dubbed 'Piggy Bank' has had her fortunes restored after Thai vets removed 915 coins from her stomach -- a deposit built up after years of gulping down good luck pennies tossed into its pond.
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Thailand's 13th victim of land mine explosion.
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Anti-government protesters cheer after they tear down barricades during a demonstration outside Government House in Bangkok November 30, 2013
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RELIGIOUS: The Erawan shrine in central Bangkok was damaged Monday by an explosion that killed 22 and injured more than 100.
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Elephants stranded on the wall at the Royal Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya
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Phallus-shaped so-called 'Grandfather Stone' on Ko Sanui, Thailand.
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