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Thai baby's murder on Facebook puts online controls under scrutiny

Thai baby's murder on Facebook puts online controls under scrutiny

Thailand, along with other authoritarian governments in Asia, is more geared up to monitor politically sensitive content online.
 

Thai mother saw daughter`s Facebook Live murder

The killing on Monday evening caused revulsion both in Thailand and around the world.

Thai man murders child, kills himself on Facebook Live

A man in Phuket filmed himself killing his child and then himself on Facebook Live, Thai police said on Tuesday, the latest example of the social network`s live-streaming function being used to broadcast grisly crimes.

Thai junta defends 'cheap' $393 mn Chinese sub purchase

Talks are also underway for China to construct a multi-million dollar armaments and military hardware repair facility in Thailand.

Thai junta campaign sees drop in new year road carnage

The number of people killed on Thailand`s roads during the country`s traditional new year week dropped by more than ten percent following a junta campaign to end the annual carnage.

Bangkok to ban street food stalls in clean-up crusade

Street food stalls will be banned from all of Bangkok's main roads under a clean-up crusade, a city hall official said today, prompting outcry and anguish in a food-obsessed capital famed for its spicy roadside cuisine.

Thailand kicks off watered down new year festival amid government warning

The government has warned revelers not to wear skimpy clothing and to limit their alcohol intake, among other pronouncements.
 

This man's reaction as a snake tries to bite his back side will leave you rolling on the floor

This man's reaction as a snake tries to bite his back side will leave you rolling on the floor

A Thai's man's video is breaking the internet today as his reaction on almost being bitten by a snake at a internet cafe is worth watching.

Thai junta rejects conditional peace talks with Muslim insurgents

Thai junta rejects conditional peace talks with Muslim insurgents

Thailand`s military junta on Tuesday rejected a conditional offer from the main Muslim separatist group fighting in southern Thailand to enter into formal peace talks.

Main southern Thailand insurgent group rejects army peace plan

The most prominent insurgent group in Thailand`s south rejected the military`s peace plan in a rare statement on Monday, underscoring Bangkok`s inability to open negotiations with the actual fighters in the conflict.

Thai King signs Constitution, paving way for election

Thailand's king signed a new constitution in a ceremony on Thursday, an essential step towards holding an election that the military government has promised to restore democracy after a 2014 coup. 

Cambodia to allow foreigners to leave with surrogate babies

The Cambodian government is set to allow foreign couples to return home with babies conceived to surrogates before the `womb for rent` business was banned last year.

Nine policemen injured by gunmen in Thailand

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

Viral Story: Buffalo gives birth to human-like baby in Thailand? - Watch

Viral Story: Buffalo gives birth to human-like baby in Thailand? - Watch

The human-looking calf, however, died after birth.

Thailand seeks new abbot for scandal-hit Buddhist temple

Thailand`s government is trying to get a new abbot appointed to head the country`s biggest Buddhist temple, whose former leader is wanted for money laundering, an official said on Thursday.

Thai ex-PM Yingluck $450 million bill aimed at her brother

Deposed premier Yingluck Shinawatra today accused Thailand's junta of "hounding" her family after it pressed for a USD 450 million tax bill to be slapped on her older brother Thaksin.

Air ambulance crash: 2 doctors from Medanta hospital in ICU, nurse stable

The two doctors from Medanta hospital, who suffered severe burn injuries in an air ambulance mishap in Bangkok, are in ICU at a hospital in the Thai capital.

Thai army to drop charges over torture report

Thailand`s army said Tuesday it would drop a defamation case against three human rights workers who alleged that troops tortured suspected insurgents, a rare climbdown by a military notorious for taking critics to court. 

US football order players to stand for national anthem during football matches

US football order players to stand for national anthem during football matches

US Soccer president Sunil Gulati declared the measure had been "unanimously approved" and any punishments for a violation of the policy would be made on a case by case basis.

Unholy row: Thai monks and cops in bizarre temple turf war

One side of the temple gate is blocked by cops in blue, the other by rows of bald men in orange -- the frontline of a bizarre stand-off between the Thai state and Buddhist monks that is raising questions of impunity, religion and power.