Two-year-old becomes youngest to be 'cryogenically frozen'

A two-year-old girl from Thailand by the name of Matheryn Naovaratpong has become the world's youngest person to be cryogenically frozen.

Draft Thai constitution complete, but strife seen ahead

The generals who seized power in last year`s coup in Thailand would be granted immunity from prosecution and unelected individuals allowed to become prime minister under a preliminary draft of a new constitution seen on Friday.

Thai PM Chan-ocha hails progress, says he doesn't want to stay in power

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hailed the performance of his military government on Friday and said a much-criticised overhaul of the constitution was needed to pull Thailand out of years of political crisis.

Prime Minister's Office knew Rahul Gandhi's location?
Prime Minister's Office knew Rahul Gandhi's location?

While the entire country was speculating over Rahul Gandhi's whereabouts during his 56-day sabbatical, reports on Friday said the Prime Minister's Office knew about his location.

Thailand plans to revamp national carrier

Thailand's troubled national carrier Thai Airways hopes to turn the corner by next year following the implementation of a business rehabilitation plan which entails divesting ageing aircraft and non-core assets and lowering the fleet size.

10 dead, two hurt in Myanmar truck plunge: State media

Ten farm workers were killed and two injured after a truck plummeted off a hillside in southern Myanmar, state media said today, as road accidents surge during the Buddhist New Year holidays.

Body found in Laos where Briton went missing

A body has been found in the search for a missing British national in Laos, an official said today, after reports of a tourist boat sinking during a cruise on the Mekong River.

Ronan Keating set to marry gal-pal Storm Uechtritz after proposing twice
Ronan Keating set to marry gal-pal Storm Uechtritz after proposing twice

 Ronan Keating is set to marry girlfriend of three years, Storm Uechtritz, revealing after he actually proposed twice and she accepted both times.

Seven hurt as car bomb hits Thai tourist island of Samui

A car bomb wounded seven people, including an Italian girl, when it exploded in the parking area of a shopping mall on the Thai tourist island of Samui, police said on Saturday.

Seven hurt in car bomb on tourist island in southern Thailand

A car bomb exploded at a shopping mall on a Thai island popular with foreign tourists for its pristine beaches, injuring seven people, officials said on Saturday.

Thai police drop probe into WHO official over maid slavery allegations

Thai police on Friday dropped a probe into allegations of human trafficking, abuse and modern-day slavery levelled by an Ethiopian maid at her employers -- a top World Health Organization official and his wife.

Thai forces face murder charges over south civilian deaths

 Seven Thai security officials will face murder charges for shooting dead a group of unarmed Muslim men in the conflict-hit south, police said Wednesday, as details emerged of a fresh civilian killing at an army checkpoint. 

Thai probe says four civilians shot dead in deep south were not rebels

 Four unarmed Muslim men shot dead last month in Thailand`s conflict-racked south were not rebels, an investigation found Tuesday, raising the possibility of legal action against the security forces.

WHO official in Thailand to face probe over slavery claim

A top WHO official in Thailand is being accused of abusing his Ethiopian maid and keeping her in slave-like conditions.

Top WHO official in Thailand denies maid slavery claims

The World Health Organisation`s top official in Thailand on Saturday denied beating his Ethiopian domestic helper and treating her like a modern day slave.

India, Thailand agree to bolster defence cooperation: NSA Doval

India and Thailand have agreed to bolster their defence and strategic cooperation, maritime security and counter-terrorism, with top Thai leaders strongly supporting the new government's "Act East" policy.

Thai junta chief threatens to shut down critical media

Thailand`s junta chief on Friday vowed to shut down critical media outlets as he faced a growing international backlash against his decision to replace martial law with new powers retaining his absolute authority.

Thai police seek security forces over deaths in rebel-hit south

Police in Thailand`s insurgency-hit south on Thursday said they are seeking members of the security forces over the killing of four people in a firefight in a remote village in the Muslim-majority region.

US, UN lead criticism of Thai junta martial law replacement

The Thai junta`s decision to lift martial law was denounced by critics Thursday as cosmetic, with Washington and the United Nations warning that replacement security measures would not loosen the military`s grip on power.

New Thai security order is not tougher than martial law: Army chief

A sweeping new security measure in Thailand that has replaced martial law does not give the army more control than it had previously, Thailand`s army chief said on Thursday, following criticism that the junta has significantly increased its powers.