Typhoon to hit China's southern island of Hainan, seen easing drought

More than 40,000 people have been evacuated from China`s southern island of Hainan ahead of the expected landfall of the year`s first typhoon late on Monday, although it should help ease a severe drought, state media said.

Woman gets labour pain mid-air, flight makes emergency landing

A 36-year-old Filipino woman developed labour pain mid-air and the plane she was in made an emergency landing here on Thursday, airport authorities said.

Three Chinese tourists killed in Thai bus crash

Three Chinese holidaymakers died and 17 were injured Wednesday in a bus crash on Thailand`s southern tourist island of Phuket, a senior official said.

Harinder Pal Sandhu wins gold in men's squash at Beach Games
Harinder Pal Sandhu wins gold in men's squash at Beach Games

India's Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu held his own to defeat Hong Kong's Yip Tsz Fung in an exciting three-game affair to win gold in the men's squash event at the Asian Beach Games, which is currently taking place at Phuket in Thailand.

Australian tourist mauled by tiger in Thailand's animal park

An Australian tourist was mauled by a 15-month-old tiger in one of Thailand's tiger parks, where people can go and pet these big cats and have their photographs taken with them.

Bodies found of 2 South Koreans in Thai boat crash

The bodies of two South Korean tourists were found in waters near Thailand's southern resort city of Phuket today, two days after the tourist boat they were in collided with a fishing vessel, police said.

Thai police to put pics of stolen cars, thieves on billboards

 Thai police will display photos of stolen vehicles, wanted car thieves and missing persons on digital billboards around the national capital Bangkok to elicit public help in their investigations.

Thai curfew lifted in three tourist hotspots

Thailand`s junta said Tuesday that it was ending a curfew in the major tourist resorts of Pattaya, Koh Samui and Phuket imposed after last month`s military coup.

Indian naval ships visit Thailand

Four Indian naval ships visited Thailand`s Phuket island, as part of a professional exchange cooperation programme, signalling a further boost in defence ties between the two countries which astride one of the strategic international maritime shipping lanes.

Bangkok delights beyond its nightlife, shopping

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Makeshift car bomb defused in Phuket: Thai police

Thai authorities defused a makeshift car bomb found near a police station on the popular tourist island of Phuket, an official said on Monday.

Experience complete relaxation at The Heavenly Spa, Phuket

The Heavenly Spa at Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket is all about sheer indulgence.

Thailand under pressure to end rubber protest after violence

Police fired tear gas to disperse a group of protesters in Prachuap Khiri Khan province on a main road from Bangkok to the southern beach resort region of Phuket.

Thai navy searching for Bangladeshis

Thai navy Friday searched for Bangladeshi crewmen missing in the Andaman Sea after their mercantile vessel capsized off Phuket in southern Thailand.

Nepalese ex-prince held in Thailand for damaging property

Paras Shah, known for his playboy image, is accused of destroying property at the hotel in central Bangkok in May.

Oz airline goes under, strands 4,000 travellers

Around 4,000 passengers were overseas with Air Australia round-trip tickets, voluntary administrator Mark Korda said.

Phuket trying to woo back Indian weddings

Phuket is trying to lure Indian weddings back after a year`s lull, say Thailand hospitality and tourism industry insiders.

Priyanka Chopra off to Phuket for 28th b’day

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who has been busy shooting for her forthcoming films ‘Anjaana Anjaani’ and ‘Saat Khoon Maaf’, has chalked out time to celebrate her 28th birthday in Phuket, an island in the south of Thailand.

Suspicious motorbike destroyed at Thai security meet

A loud blast near a major Asia security meeting in Thailand on Thursday was caused by a suspicious motorbike being destroyed, Thai security officials said.