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Two American tourists fined in Thailand for 'butt selfie' at temple

Thai authorities have fined two American tourists for public indecency for posing for a "butt selfie" in front of a famous Buddhist temple, police said on Wednesday.

Nov 29, 2017, 17:46 PM IST
13 Myanmar passengers killed after van collided with truck in Thailand: Police

13 Myanmar passengers killed after van collided with truck in Thailand: Police

The van was travelling from the border town of Mae Sot, a common entry point for Myanmar migrant workers, to Bangkok.

Nov 24, 2017, 11:04 AM IST

Suspect of deadly 2015 Bangkok shrine blast arrested

A Thai woman suspected of being involved in the 2015 deadly Erawan Shrine bombing was arrested, police said on Thursday.

Nov 23, 2017, 10:44 AM IST

Pope Francis' Asia tour stirs fond memories for Thai-based cousin

The Pope has been outspoken about his sympathy for the Muslim Rohingya -- a stance that could trigger protests in mainly Buddhist Myanmar where the minority is vilified.

Nov 23, 2017, 08:20 AM IST
Sea of black in Bangkok as thousands flock to late king's funeral

Sea of black in Bangkok as thousands flock to late king's funeral

Thailand bade a final goodbye to its beloved late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday in a ceremony steeped in ancient rituals, processions and Buddhist rites that drew hundreds of thousands of mourners.

Oct 26, 2017, 23:52 PM IST
Sohail Mahmood takes over as Pakistan's High Commissioner to India

Sohail Mahmood takes over as Pakistan's High Commissioner to India

Sohail Mahmood on Wednesday assumed his charge as the Pakistan's High Commissioner to India, after his predecessor Abdul Basit announced retirement before his tenure was scheduled to end

Aug 16, 2017, 22:16 PM IST
Case thrown out against former Thai Prime Mimister Somchai Wongsawat in rare win for anti-junta camp

Case thrown out against former Thai Prime Mimister Somchai Wongsawat in rare win for anti-junta camp

The Shinawatra family and their political allies are at the heart of a political conflict that has divided Thailand for more than a decade.

Aug 02, 2017, 12:13 PM IST

Philippine police arrest 43 foreigners for kidnap of Singapore woman

Police said the gang, including people from China and Southeast Asia, was believed to be a loan-shark syndicate targeting foreign high-rollers, with 11 similar cases reported since 2015.

Jul 20, 2017, 14:48 PM IST

Thailand police probe Belgian tourist's "suicide" amid online doubts

Thai police said on Friday they were re-opening an investigation into the death in April of a Belgian tourist which was ruled a suicide at the time after online posts voiced concern that she may have been murdered.

Jun 30, 2017, 12:52 PM IST

Thai activist arrested for commemorating democratic revolution

Thai authorities on Saturday detained an activist attempting to mark the 1932 revolution that ended absolute monarchy, police said, a historical event that has become increasingly taboo under an ultra-royalist junta.

Jun 24, 2017, 10:54 AM IST

Man stopped on Thai border with orangutans, tortoises, raccoons

Thai wildlife officers have arrested a Malaysian man attempting to smuggle two baby orangutans, 51 tortoises and six raccoons into the kingdom across its southern border, officials said on Thursday.

Jun 22, 2017, 10:51 AM IST

Five soldiers killed in Thailand

Five Thai soldiers were killed and four others injured on Monday in a blast in Pattani province.

Jun 19, 2017, 13:18 PM IST

Thai hospital bomber 'hated military': Junta

A man who 'hated the military' has been arrested for carrying out last month`s blast at an army-run hospital, the junta said Friday, the first time officials have suggested a motive for the attack.

Jun 16, 2017, 16:24 PM IST

Thai man jailed for 35 years for `defaming` royals on Facebook

The court punished him with seven years per count. Altogether he was given 70 years, but it was reduced in half because he confessed.

Jun 09, 2017, 16:10 PM IST

Thailand proposes palace budget of more than $123 million

Thailand`s junta plans to allocate more than $123 million for the monarchy in the 2018 budget, an apparent cut of more than 14 percent from this year.

Jun 08, 2017, 15:38 PM IST

Indian killed in Bangkok car crash

The accident occurred on the Soeng Sang-Lam Plai Mat Road in tambon Huay Hin, said Khachornsak Bucharam, a duty officer at the Nong Hong police station, Bangkok Poat reported.

Jun 03, 2017, 22:32 PM IST

Thai teen among latest group held for `royal insults`:Human Rights Watch

 United Nations` rights body warned Thailand`s widespread use of the law "may constitute crimes against humanity".

May 24, 2017, 11:26 AM IST
Bangkok hospital bomb wounds 24, junta blames its opponents

Bangkok hospital bomb wounds 24, junta blames its opponents

There was no claim of responsibility for the blast at the Phramongkutklao Hospital in Bangkok, which is popular with soldiers and their families and retired military officers.

May 22, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
Indians likely to travel to New York, Dubai, Bangkok in 2017 H1

Indians likely to travel to New York, Dubai, Bangkok in 2017 H1

Most Indians are likely to travel to New York, Dubai and Bangkok in the first half of the current calender year, according to a report.

May 01, 2017, 17:31 PM IST

Nine policemen injured by gunmen in Thailand

Nine policemen were injured by gunmen at a road checkpoint in southern Thailand on Monday, police said.

Apr 03, 2017, 09:44 AM IST