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January 11, 2020

Thailand asks Malaysia to help find Rohingya who escaped detention centre

Thailand has asked Malaysia to help find a group of Rohingya Muslim trafficking victims who absconded from a detention centre in the south of the country, Thai police said on Thursday. Nineteen Rohingya Muslims from […]
January 8, 2020

Iran missile attacks target U.S. forces in Iraq; Trump says ‘All is well!’

Iran launched missiles at U.S.-led forces in Iraq on Wednesday in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing last week stoked fears of a new Middle East war. Iranian state […]
January 4, 2020

Thailand Begins the New Year With Plastic Bag Ban

Thailand rang in 2020 with an effort to tackle the plastic crisis filling the country’s waste sites and choking its waterways. The country’s ban on plastic bags at major retailers began as soon as the […]
January 3, 2020

317 people killed, 3,160 others injured due to Thailand’s road accidents during New Year festival

A total of 317 people have been reportedly killed and 3,160 others injured due to road accidents during New Year festival in Thailand, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) said Thursday. Thai New […]
January 3, 2020

UK tourist killed in freak New Year’s Eve firework accident in Thailand

A man from England on vacation with his fiancee in Thailand was killed when an apparently malfunctioning firework blew up in his face. Gary McLaren, 50, of Northamptonshire, had been celebrating the end of 2019 […]
December 27, 2019

Two killed, 600kg of crystal seized

Two members of a drug caravan were killed and 600kg of crystal methamphetamine worth at least 300 million baht seized in a clash with soldiers in Mae Sai district in the early hours of Friday. […]
December 21, 2019

Boy shoots ‘bully’ in head at Bangkok school: police

A 13-year-old was detained yesterday after fatally shooting a classmate whom he said frequently tormented him at a public school in northwest metro Bangkok. Upon being taken into custody, the unidentified boy told police that […]
December 15, 2019

Thousands rally against pro-military government

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Bangkok to protest against the banning of a prominent opposition party that has challenged the government of former military ruler Prayuth Chan-ocha. The latest protests in […]
December 9, 2019

A riot of colours in Thailand’s Chiang Rai

Did you mean Chiang Mai?’ I invariably get asked every time I mention my trip to Thailand’s biggest northern city, Chiang Rai. Located close to the Golden Triangle (where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet), Chiang […]
December 7, 2019

Thai princess leads film push into overseas markets

LOS ANGELES — The ballroom at the Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, California, was packed with guests in evening gowns and tuxedos, black-suited security guards and a scrum of photographers. The smell of coconut […]