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Nationwide German raids target Thai forced prostitution ring

Berlin - German police carried out dawn raids Wednesday against an alleged organised crime ring suspected of human trafficking for forced prostitution on a massive scale from Thailand.

'Sex coaches' claiming Trump secrets plead for US help at Thai court hearing

Pattaya - A Belarusian model and Russian "sex coach" pleaded for US help as they arrived for a court hearing in Thailand on Tuesday, in a case that has grabbed widespread attention after the model claimed to have revelations about alleged Russian meddling in th...

Trouble in Paradise: Tourism surge lashes Southeast Asia's beaches

Krabi - Hordes of tourists clamber across the white sand with selfie sticks as Thai park rangers wade into turquoise waters to direct boats charging into the cliff-ringed cove.

Two massive crystal meth seizures on Thai border

Bangkok - Thai authorities have seized two massive hauls of crystal methamphetamine near border regions this week, officials said Tuesday, highlighting the kingdom's role as a pipeline for drugs flooding through Southeast Asia.

Boat carrying dozens of Rohingya arrives in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - A boat carrying dozens of Rohingya from Myanmar arrived in Malaysia Tuesday and the refugees will be allowed to enter the country, but an expert played down fears of a new exodus.

Bangladesh denies Rohingya boat set sail from its shores

Dhaka - Bangladesh officials said Monday a fishing boat carrying Rohingya Muslims to Southeast Asia did not set sail from its shores, where close to one million refugees live in congested camps.

Thai singer handed rare acquittal in royal defamation case

Bangkok - A Thai court acquitted a folk singer-turned-activist of his third royal defamation charge on Thursday, a rare ruling under a draconian law that is used to shield the royal family from any criticism.

18 killed in Thai bus crash

Bangkok - At least 18 people were killed and dozens wounded when a bus travelling in northeastern Thailand veered off the road and smashed into a tree, authorities said Thursday.

Maverick Thai tycoon woos youth with new political party

Bangkok - A 39-year-old business tycoon entered Thailand's political bear-pit on Thursday with the launch of a new progressive party, courting the youth vote in a kingdom plagued by coups and corruption.

Hundreds join anti-junta rally in Bangkok as calls for democracy grow

Bangkok - Hundreds of pro-democracy Thais rallied in Bangkok on Saturday to skewer the ruling junta with T-shirts, signs and speeches, as activists grow bolder in their defiance of a ban on protests.

Blind singers break through Bangkok's sound barrier

Bangkok - Strumming his guitar with ease and backed by a drummer, Singhkum Boonriang belts out covers of Thai ballads as strangers pass by on a busy Bangkok afternoon.

Japanese 'baby factory' man wins custody of 13 kids born to Thai surrogates

Bangkok - A wealthy Japanese man was Tuesday granted "sole parent" rights to 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers, in a court ruling that paves the way for him to take them to Japan.

Japanese 'baby factory' man wins custody of 13 kids born to Thai surrogates

Bangkok - A Bangkok court on Tuesday granted a Japanese man "sole parent" rights to 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers, a ruling that paves the way for him to take custody of the group.

Thailand to scan eyes of workers in notorious seafood industry

Bangkok - Thailand is using optical scanning technology to keep track of who is working on its fishing boats, officials said Thursday, as the kingdom tries to curb slave labour and human trafficking that has riddled the low-paid industry.

Scores defy Thai junta with rally demanding elections

Bangkok - Scores of Thais on Saturday gathered in defiance of a junta ban on protests to call for a return to democracy, as public anger mounts over prolonged military repression.

Planning under way for Trump's military parade: Dunford

Bangkok - The US military's top officer said Wednesday that planning is under way after President Donald Trump ordered a military parade, an unconventional demand that has drawn comparisons to sabre rattling more commonly associated with autocrats.

Thai construction tycoon accused of poaching leopard

Bangkok - A Thai construction tycoon has been arrested for poaching in a protected wildlife sanctuary, police said Tuesday, as photos of hunting equipment and animal carcasses including a black leopard circulated on social media.

Thai junta charges activists for protesting at poll delay

Bangkok - The Thai junta has filed charges against seven pro-democracy activists who led a 100-strong rally calling for elections, authorities said Tuesday, as the regime seeks to smother dissent over its latest poll postponement.

Thai woman who fled royal insult law decries targeting of activists

Bangkok - A Thai activist who fled the country to avoid a royal insult case over sharing a BBC article on Facebook Monday attacked the junta for using the legislation to target pro-democracy advocates.

Sink city: Thai cops in lather over 'soapy massage' brothel water theft

Bangkok - Thai police are checking dozens of Bangkok mega-brothels to see if they are illegally siphoning off groundwater for "soapy massages" offered to clients that may be contributing to the gradual sinking of the capital.

On borrowed time? Thai 'Rolex General' luxury watch claims probed

Bangkok - The Thai junta's number two, who is mired in a graft scandal over his dazzling collection of luxury watches, could be cleared of wrongdoing if he proves the timepieces were borrowed from friends, an anti-graft agency said Wednesday.

Firebrand who prodded Thai coup indicted on terrorism, treason

Bangkok - The firebrand leader of anti-government protests that presaged Thailand's 2014 military coup was indicted on treason and terrorism charges on Wednesday linked to the deadly demonstrations.

Three dead as busy market struck by bomb in southern Thailand

Yala - A motorcycle bomb killed three civilians and wounded two dozen others on Monday at a bustling morning market in Thailand's insurgency-hit south, the first such attack by suspected militants on a 'soft target' in the Muslim-majority region for months.

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Bangkok - Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers.

Bangkok brothel raid sparks bribery, trafficking probe

Bangkok - Five Thai policemen and a human trafficking official are under investigation for allegedly receiving free services from a Bangkok massage parlour accused of coercing underage girls into the sex trade, authorities said Monday.

Japanese crime boss held in Thailand after 'yakuza' tatts go viral

Bangkok - A retired Japanese crime boss has been arrested in Thailand ending more than 14 years on the run after photos of his 'yakuza' tattoos and a missing little finger went viral.

Not cut out for the job: Thai PM's stunt bemuses public

Bangkok - Thais were left bemused by the latest antics of Thai junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha after he told reporters to direct any serious questions to a cardboard cut-out of himself.

Thai teacher turns to DNA to prove $1m lottery win

Bangkok - A DNA test will decide the fate of a near $1 million lottery prize after a Thai teacher said he lost the winning tickets which were later claimed by an ex-cop.

Zimbabwe family stuck in Bangkok airport for two months

Bangkok - A Zimbabwean family has been marooned at Bangkok's main airport for two months, Thai immigration police said Thursday, an ordeal over the holiday season that has drawn widespread sympathy among Thais.

Lizard, turtle among more than 100 new species found in Mekong region

Bangkok - A Vietnamese 'crocodile lizard' and a Thai turtle found on sale in a local market are among more than 100 new species discovered in the ecologically diverse but threatened Mekong region last year, researchers said Tuesday.
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A tire fire in Bangkok's Rama IV during the political unrest in Thailand
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Samutprakarn Crocodile Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand
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Krung Thep, the city also known as Bangkok
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