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Lilly, Thailand's Greta Thunberg, wages 'war' on plastic

Bangkok - Skipping school to glide through a dirty Bangkok canal on a paddleboard, Lilly fishes out rubbish in her mission to clean up Thailand, where the average person uses eight plastic bags every single day.

Thailand's northeast inundated after tropical storm

Bangkok - Floods in northeastern Thailand have submerged homes, roads and bridges, leaving more than 23,000 people in evacuation shelters as anger grows over the government's "slow" emergency response.

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

Bangkok - Pope Francis will travel to Thailand in November, the Vatican said Friday, in a visit to Asia that will sweep in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki which were both decimated by atomic bombs in 1945.

Paris court hands ex-Thai airline CEO 4-year term over 2007 crash

Paris - A French court on Tuesday sentenced the former head of a Thai budget airline to four years in jail over a 2007 crash that killed 90 people, nearly two-thirds of them foreigners.

Best-selling Tibetan monk accused of sexual abuse dies in Thailand

Bangkok - A controversial Tibetan monk whose best-selling book on Buddhist wisdom was overshadowed by multiple allegations of sexual abuse has died in Thailand, his official social media account reported.

Thai court upholds death sentence for Myanmar men over Brit killings

Nonthaburi - Two Myanmar migrant workers sentenced to death for the brutal murder of a pair of British backpackers in Thailand lost their final appeal Thursday in a case tainted by claims of irregularities.

Thai palace releases rare images of king's royal consort

Bangkok - Thailand's palace has released rare images and a biography of the king's newly anointed royal consort, including both candid and action-packed photos of her aiming a weapon on a firing range, piloting a plane, and preparing to parachute.

Muslim man left in coma after Thai army interrogation dies

Bangkok - A Muslim man left in a coma after being interrogated at a notorious Thai detention centre died Sunday, as pressure mounts on the army to release further findings of a probe into the case.

US, SE Asia to hold first ever joint maritime drill

Bangkok - The US and 10 Southeast Asian states will hold their first-ever joint maritime exercises in September, aimed at preventing "wrongdoing" as Washington and Beijing jostle for influence in the region.

Thai-American US senator hails 'messy' democracy in Bangkok

Bangkok - Thai-American US Senator Tammy Duckworth on Friday urged Thais to be patient with the "messy" nature of democracy, during her first official visit to her birthplace Bangkok since she was elected in 2016.

Robust baht, travel trends rattle Thai tourism market

Bangkok - A strong Thai baht and a slowdown in arrivals from China are battering the kingdom's moneymaking tourism machine even as the country hopes to welcome a record 40 million visitors by the end of the year.

Beloved baby dugong 'Mariam' dies in Thailand with plastic in stomach

Bangkok - A sick baby dugong whose fight for recovery won hearts in Thailand and cast a spotlight on ocean conservation has died from an infection exacerbated by bits of plastic lining her stomach, officials said Saturday.

Thai army destroys thousands of landmines in jungle

Pulling back to a safe distance atop a hill, Thai troops blew up thousands of anti-personnel landmines on Tuesday with controlled explosions that sent black plumes of smoke high above jungle treetops.

Thailand links Bangkok bombs to southern insurgents

Bangkok - Small bombs that rattled Bangkok as Thailand hosted world powers last week have been tied to insurgents from the conflict-hit south, the deputy prime minister said Tuesday, as police hunt more suspects after arresting two men.

Thai dissident band in Laos flee to France for political asylum

Bangkok - A Thai activist folk band who went into hiding in Laos have arrived in Paris to apply for asylum in France, a band member and activist said Saturday, after months living in fear of their safety.

Footage shows Bangkok bombing in mall minutes from ASEAN summit

Bangkok - Footage emerged Saturday of the moment a bomb exploded in a Bangkok mall as the city hosted a major summit, the device apparently hidden inside a cuddly toy animal.

Bombs rattle Bangkok during ASEAN summit, two suspects held

Bangkok - Two men from Thailand's insurgency-hit "Deep South" have been arrested linked to several small bomb attacks which rattled Bangkok Friday as it hosted a regional summit attended by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, leaving four people wounded but not d...

Bombs rattle Bangkok during ASEAN summit, wounding two

Bangkok - At least two small bombs exploded in Bangkok on Friday, rattling the Thai capital as it hosted a regional summit attended by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and leaving two people wounded.

Thai army probe says rebel suspect could have been suffocated

Bangkok - A rebel suspect found unconscious hours after being held in a notorious Thai military camp in the Muslim-majority south could have been suffocated, according to the results of an army-led probe.

Thai army vows probe after rebel suspect left unconscious

Bangkok - Thailand's army is investigating how a detained suspected insurgent in the Muslim-majority south was left unconscious hours after being taken to a notorious military camp.

Prized Thai buffaloes show off speed in muddy race

Chon Buri - Sloshing across a muddy field with men sprinting behind them, prized water buffaloes blow past cheering spectators in eastern Thailand on Sunday in a rare display of bovine speed.

Thai schoolboy dies after violent hazing ritual

Bangkok - A Thai high school student kicked into a coma by his schoolmates died Thursday, police said, raising alarm about a hazing culture in the country's institutions.

New Thai leader keeps junta's powers of arbitrary detention

Bangkok - Thailand's new civilian government will retain the power to arbitrarily detain critics despite the imminent easing of junta-era security controls, prompting warnings from rights groups of enduring "martial law".

The Dugong Show: 24-hour webcast shows star Thai sea cows

Bangkok - A round-the-clock webcast starring two beloved baby dugongs in Thailand named Mariam and Jamil went live Sunday, allowing a more in-depth look at the celebrity sea cows.

New orphan dugong named 'handsome sea prince' by Thai royal

Bangkok - A second orphan baby dugong found stranded on a southern Thai beach has been named "handsome sea prince" by one of the country's princesses, officials said Saturday, as sea cow craze sweeps the kingdom.

South Korean actress faces Thai jail for reality TV stunt

Bangkok - A South Korean actress faces up to five years in a Thai jail for catching endangered giant clams in a reality TV stunt, an official said Saturday, despite the show's extensive apology.

Thailand's orphaned baby dugong becomes conservation star

Trang - Cuddles at feeding time are one of many techniques vets in Thailand are using to raise an orphaned baby dugong named Mariam, and which have helped spread interest in ocean conservation in the process.

Thailand orders phone users in Muslim-majority south to submit photos

Bangkok - An order for mobile phone users in Thailand's restive south to submit a photo of themselves for facial recognition purposes is causing uproar from opponents who see it as further curtailing the rights of the Muslim-majority population.

Thai 'Wild Boars' pay respects to hero diver who died in rescue

Mae Sai - The "Wild Boars" youth football team, whose plight captivated the world a year ago when they were trapped for nearly three weeks in a flooded Thai cave, paid their respects Monday to a diver who died trying to save them.

Paris court to hear case over 2007 Thai plane crash

Paris - The former head of a budget Thai airline goes on trial in Paris on Monday over a deadly 2007 plane crash that killed 90 people, nearly two-thirds of them foreigners.
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Image of the violent clashes at Bangkok's Democracy Monument on April 10, 2010
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Thailand protesters, known as red shirts, march through Bangkok and vow to topple the Thai government
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Ruins of the ancient city of Ayutthaya, second capital of Siam.
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A fire burning in Bangkok
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The large pond is home to hundreds of crocodiles.
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The Mahathat Temple, one of Thailand's oldest temples
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Wat Phra Kaeo in the Grand Palace is among Bangkok's major tourist attractions.
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Thai police perform security checks on bags inside the entrance to Sungai Golok Railway Station.
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The long roots of an old fig tree extend over an ancient brick construction to reach the ground, reflecting on the antiquity of the site.
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Typical spirit houses with offerings of milk, food, incense and flowers.

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