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Mosquito nets and chicken cages inspire fashion

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 22:05

'Madaew' Apichet Atilattana takes objects from Thai rural life - banana leaves, mosquito nets and woven chicken cages - and creates clothes out of them.
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Thai King Bhumibol's health not stable, palace says

Monday, October 10th 2016, 9:19

The health of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch, is "not stable" says the palace, as he is placed on a ventilator.
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Thai pop song causes anger in marketing industry

Friday, October 7th 2016, 8:43

Subtle change of song title settles row with angry sales staff.
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US shuts down sex trafficking ring targeting Thai women

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 20:00
related countries: United States United States

Seventeen people will face charges over a sex trafficking ring that brought hundreds of Thai women to US cities and "forced them to live a nightmare".
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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong barred from entering Thailand

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 11:13
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Bangkok

Joshua Wong, the face of Hong Kong's pro-democracy student protest, is deported from Thailand, in a move activists attribute to Beijing.
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Death on campus

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 23:33

Heavily armed Thai forces stormed Thammasat University campus, killing dozens of students to end protests and usher in another period of military rule.
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Thailand confirms two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly

Friday, September 30th 2016, 7:51

Thai health officials confirm two cases of microcephaly, a severe birth defect in babies linked to the Zika virus, the first in South East Asia.
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Dip in the road

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 23:37

Thai women take baths in potholes to draw attention to unrepaired roads.
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Thai tourism video stirs cultural heritage debate

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 13:58

Government unhappy over playful use of characters from Thailand's national epic.
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Bangkok: Monitor lizards overrun Lumpini Park

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 16:41
related places: Bangkok

A park in Bangkok has been overrun by monitor lizards.
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Andy Hall: Thai court finds UK activist guilty of defamation

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 9:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK activist Andy Hall is given a three-year suspended sentence in Thailand for defamation, over a report alleging abuses in the fruit industry.
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'Pilgrim boat' capsizes in Thailand, leaving several dead

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 13:23

A boat carrying Muslim pilgrims capsizes after hitting a bridge in the central Thai city of Ayutthaya, killing at least 13 people, local media say.
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Thai teenagers charged with killing transgender woman

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 11:01

Two teenage boys are arrested in Thailand for allegedly killing a transgender woman and hiding her body under a bed mattress in a hotel room in Pattaya.
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Thai university creates Pokemon-style parasite app

Friday, August 19th 2016, 13:11

Thai university creates parasite-hunting game to raise awareness over health risks.
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Loose ends

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 0:44
related places: Bangkok

If the investigation of last week's multiple bomb attacks in southern Thailand follows the pattern of that into the bombing of the Erawan Shine in Bangkok, we are in for a surreal ride.
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British tourist describes moment Thai bomb went off

Friday, August 12th 2016, 21:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hua Hin

British tourist Laura Feltham describes the moment she heard a bomb go off in the Thai resort of Hua Hin.
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Thailand tourism: Arrests made over bomb attacks in Hua Hin resort

Friday, August 12th 2016, 16:12
related places: Hua Hin

Police in the Thai resort of Hua Hin make two arrests after bomb attacks there and across the country leave four people dead and dozens injured.
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Thailand bomb blasts target Phuket and Hua Hin tourist spots

Friday, August 12th 2016, 13:27

Bomb blasts across Thailand target popular tourist towns, leaving four people dead and dozens injured.
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Thailand bombs: Hua Hin resort hit by twin blasts

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 20:37
related places: Hua Hin

Two bombs explode in the Thai resort of Hua Hin, killing one woman and injuring 19 people including foreign tourists.
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Undemocratic vote?

Monday, August 8th 2016, 23:15

More than 61% of Thai voters approved a new constitution that critics say will entrench military power - Jonathan Head looks at why.
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Thai referendum: Military-written constitution approved

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 18:10

A clear majority of Thai referendum voters back a draft constitution written by an army-appointed committee, with unofficial tallies saying more than 60% voted in favour.
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Thailand lese majeste: Woman charged over single word used on Facebook

Monday, August 1st 2016, 15:03

A woman is charged under Thailand's lese majeste laws over a single word used in response to a Facebook posting critical of the royal family.
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Thai activists charged over 'military torture' report

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 16:02

Three Thai activists are charged with criminal defamation after authoring a report on alleged military abuses committed in the restive south.
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'Believe in yourself'

Monday, July 11th 2016, 23:06

Thai entrepreneur Wandee Khunchornyakong is just one of the country's many thriving female businesswomen.
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Mosha the Thai elephant maimed by mine gets prosthetic leg

Friday, July 1st 2016, 5:48

An Asian elephant who lost her leg in a landmine accident along the border between Myanmar and Thailand has received a new prosthetic leg.
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Thailand: Devotees block arrest of Dhammakaya temple abbot

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 11:44

Police in Thailand raid the huge and influential Dhammakaya temple, but devotees block the arrest of its abbot, who is wanted on corruption charges.
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Thailand marks 70 years of king's reign

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 4:30

Celebrations are held to mark 70 years since Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reining living monarch, came to the throne.
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Thailand's King Bhumibol marks 70 years on the throne

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 4:30

Celebrations are held to mark 70 years since Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reining living monarch, came to the throne.
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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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