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WHO: Thailand eliminates mother-to-baby HIV

Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, the World Health Organis-ation said on Wednesday, a milestone in the fight against the disease.

09 Jun 2016 12:54 AM

Thai police finds tiger slaughterhouse in temple

Thailand police investigating now infamous Tiger Temple found what they believe was a slaughterhouse and tiger holding facility used in a suspected animal trafficking network.

08 Jun 2016 7:13 AM

40 dead cubs found at controversial Thai tiger temple

Wildlife officials said they will file a new criminal complaint against the temple following the discovery.

01 Jun 2016 3:41 PM

Thai school reopens after dormitory fire killed 17 girls

Some have withdrawn their children from the school out of safety concerns.

31 May 2016 2:10 PM

I’m not an animal: Thai blast suspect

One of the two ethnic Uighur Muslims from China, accused of involvement in a deadly bombing in Thailand last year, broke down and complained of mistreatment on Tuesday as he appeared in court.

17 May 2016 11:46 PM


UN: New technology fuelling global boom in child sex tourism

Technology is transforming the global sex trade and making it easier than ever for travelers to prey on children, a landmark study on pedophiles warned Thursday.

16 May 2016 6:34 AM

Draft Thai statute gives Army more power

A panel appointed by Thailand’s military junta on Tuesday unveiled a draft Constitution touted as the solution to a decade-long political crisis, but derided by critics as undemocratic and divisive.

30 Mar 2016 6:57 AM

Man behind $20 million heist becomes monk

A Thai gardener behind a $20-million gem heist from a Saudi palace that has long soured relations between the two countries became a monk on Thursday in hope of redeeming his karma.

18 Mar 2016 5:02 AM

Air India flight evacuated after false bomb scare: Bangkok airport

Suvarnabhumi is Thailand's largest international airport and sees around 50 million passengers annually.

17 Mar 2016 11:51 AM

Vote on Constitution set for August 7 by Thai junta

Thailand’s military government on Tuesday set August 7 as the date for a referendum on a controversial Constitution it has drafted since seizing power in a coup two years ago.

16 Mar 2016 6:21 AM


Black market hormones just one hurdle for Thai transgenders

Thai transgender Chalit Pongpitakwiset, who is undergoing hormone treatment to change into a man, seen at his home in Bangkok — AFP

23 Feb 2016 5:33 AM

Thai owners chase gold and glory after Leicester’s run

Leicester City’s Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki (right) vies with Liverpool defenders Mamadou Sakho and Alberto Moreno during their English Premier League football match in Leicester on Tuesday. (Photo: AFP)

06 Feb 2016 5:27 AM

Body parts found in Bangkok river are of Spanish national

The Thai police on Thursday said multiple body parts found floating in Bangkok’s main river belong to a Spanish businessman who was likely kidnapped and extorted before he was murdered.

04 Feb 2016 11:35 PM

Thai junta vows 2017 polls even if statute rejected

Thailand’s junta chief on Tuesday vowed to hold a general election in the summer of 2017 even if a new Constitution penned by regime appointees is rejected in a public referendum.

27 Jan 2016 6:20 AM

Thailand 'angel doll' vendors raided in tax bust

Officers confiscated more than 100 dolls and arrested three vendors in Bangkok for allegedly failing to pay import taxes.

26 Jan 2016 3:38 PM


Thailand to study debris thought to be from MH370

Thailand on Sunday said the plane wreckage found on the country’s southern coast will be examined to see if it is from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared mysteriously in 201

25 Jan 2016 5:54 AM

16 injured, mostly kids, in Bangkok shopping mall accident

Tent at an outdoor event came crashing down due to string winds.

09 Jan 2016 3:26 PM

'Act East' policy cements India's ties with ASEAN in 2015

India announced that it will soon extend electronic-visa facility to ASEAN countries.

26 Dec 2015 10:50 AM

Thai man faces jail for insulting King’s pet dog

A Thai faces prison after being charged with lese majeste for insulting the king’s dog, his lawyer said Tuesday, in an escalation of the already draconian royal defamation law.

16 Dec 2015 5:45 AM