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Global origins of local food favourites

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 7:53
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's tomatoes and Thailand's potent chillies, although closely associated with these nations, have their historical roots elsewhere, a study reveals.
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Thai king undergoes heart surgery

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 15:13

Thailand's 88-year-old king, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has undergone heart surgery, the Thai Royal Household Bureau says.
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VIDEO: Last animals removed from 'Tiger Temple'

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 14:24

A week-long operation to remove nearly 140 tigers from a temple in Thailand has finished.
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Thai Tiger Temple operation 'completed'

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 11:07

A week-long operation to remove nearly 140 tigers from a temple in Thailand is finished, officials say, with animal abuse charges being filed.
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Monk held over tiger skin 'smuggling'

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 12:29

A monk is detained for attempting to smuggle tiger skins and fangs from a Buddhist temple accused of animal trafficking, Thai authorities say.
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Forty dead tiger cubs at Thai temple

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 12:23

Forty dead tiger cubs are found in a freezer at a famous Thai Buddhist temple that is being closed amid accusations of trafficking and abuse.
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The return of Yingluck Shinawatra

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 22:44

Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra returns to public life
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VIDEO: Tigers rescued from Thailand temple

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 8:51

Wildlife authorities in Thailand have begun removing tigers from a Buddhist temple after accusations of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse.
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Officials seize tigers from Thai temple

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 3:20

Wildlife authorities in Thailand are removing tigers from a controversial Buddhist temple after accusations of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse.
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Thai toilet snake gives man nasty shock

Friday, May 27th 2016, 1:49

A Thai man is recovering in hospital after a python emerged from a toilet and sank its fangs into his penis.
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Schoolgirls die in Thai dormitory fire

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 4:19

At least 17 schoolgirls, aged between five and 13, are killed by a fire at their dormitory in northern Thailand.
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Anger over Thai broadcast of suicide threat

Friday, May 20th 2016, 10:27

Were Thai media right to broadcast a suicide?
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The Thai cleaning lady facing prison for 'I see'

Friday, May 20th 2016, 9:36

Facebook comment that got a Thai woman charged
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VIDEO: Thai woman faces jail for 'one word'

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 22:09

Why does a mother of four face years in jail for what her lawyer says was just one word on Facebook?
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Leicester get heroes' welcome in Bangkok

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 8:22
related places: Bangkok

Premier League champions Leicester City arrive in Bangkok for a celebratory visit arranged by the club's billionaire Thai owner.
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Thailand to close island to tourists

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 12:59

Thai authorities are set to close the island of Koh Tachai, saying heavy tourism is negatively affecting natural resources and the environment, local media said.
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Thai smartwatch exam cheats force resit

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 4:12

Some 3,000 students in Thailand must retake university entrance exams after a cheating scam involving cameras and smartwatches is uncovered.
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VIDEO: Did this Thai monk help Leicester win?

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 22:14

A Thai Buddhist monk has confirmed that the owner of Leicester City approached him to perform a blessing ritual for the team, ahead of its Premier League victory.
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VIDEO: Thailand faced with worst drought

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 22:45

People in Thailand are struggling to make ends meet as the country faces its worst drought in decades
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Gay couple win Thai custody battle

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 11:32

A same-sex foreign couple win custody over a baby born to a Thai surrogate mother who tried to keep the child after discovering they were gay.
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VIDEO: How Thailand enforces 'attitude adjustment'

Monday, April 18th 2016, 22:26

The UN is expected to condemn the suppression of debate in Thailand, as many are held by the military for protests.
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VIDEO: Coffin maker's campaign for safer roads

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 0:05

Every year hundreds of people die on the roads during Thailand's Songkran festival.
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Morgue work for Thai drunk drivers

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 11:11

Thai courts can now order convicted drunk drivers to perform community service in the country's morgues as part of a government bid to improve road safety.
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Thai police probe royals Line stickers

Friday, April 8th 2016, 6:44

Thai police are investigating the release of a set of icons on messaging app Line, now withdrawn, which depicted the royal family.
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VIDEO: Bus and train collide on Thai rail crossing

Monday, April 4th 2016, 11:25
related places: Bangkok

A train has collided with a double-decker bus carrying Thai tourists at an unguarded railway crossing west of Bangkok.
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Thai police seize 'Thaksin' bowls

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 17:40

Thai police seize thousands of small bowls carrying a message signed by ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, and charge one of his supporters with sedition.
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VIDEO: Leicester City winning fans in Thailand

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 23:06

Leicester City's success this season has led to some fans in Thailand switching allegiance to follow the "Siamese Foxes", rather than the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool.
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Thai bank chemical accident kills eight

Monday, March 14th 2016, 6:03
related places: Bangkok

Eight contractors die in a chemical accident involving a fire safety system in the basement of the Siam Commercial bank in Bangkok, say officials.
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Thailand drops HK journalist charge

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 11:16
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Bangkok

Thailand withdraws criminal charges against a Hong Kong journalist detained last year for carrying body armour used in reporting on the Bangkok blasts.
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Dozens hurt in Bangkok boat explosion

Saturday, March 5th 2016, 7:53
related places: Bangkok

At least 58 people are injured as the engine of a water taxi explodes in the Thai capital Bangkok.
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The Christians who flee Pakistan and get locked up in Thailand

Friday, February 26th 2016, 0:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Christians locked up in Thailand after fleeing Pakistan
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Thai princess' $40,000 toilet 'unused'

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 12:37
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

A toilet that cost an estimated $40,000 (£28,300) to custom-build for a Thai princess visiting Cambodia was left unused, officials say.
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Missing backpacker found in Thailand

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 8:58

Backpacker Grace Taylor, 21, has been found after going missing in Thailand, Dorset Police confirm.
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UK woman 'missing in Thailand'

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 3:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Swanage

A 21-year-old woman from Swanage, Dorset is missing in south Thailand, according to her family, who posted an online appeal for help.
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Bangkok blast suspects plead not guilty

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 8:56
related countries: China China
related places: Bangkok

Two ethnic Uighur Chinese plead as they make their first court appearance over the bombing of the Erawan shrine in Bangkok.
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Thailand's love of the supernatural

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 0:26

The history of Thailand's current craze
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Thai campaign targets condom stigma

Friday, February 5th 2016, 5:41

Thai authorities launch a pre-Valentine's Day campaign urging teenagers not to be ashamed to buy and carry condoms.
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VIDEO: Elderly bridge club raided by Thai police

Friday, February 5th 2016, 1:19

A promise by Thailand's military rulers to rid the country of corrupt practices nets some unusual suspects - a group of elderly foreign card players.
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Thai police raid elderly bridge club

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 11:50

Thai police say they have arrested some unexpected lawbreakers during an anti-gambling raid - 32 elderly bridge players, including 12 Britons.
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Scottish tourist 'killed by elephant'

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 9:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Scottish tourist is reportedly killed by an elephant while on holiday with his teenage daughter in Thailand.
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The privileged world of Thailand's supernatural dolls

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 2:10

The eerily lifelike dolls believed inhabited by spirits
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