Bodies from Thai mass grave show no initial signs of violent death: Police

Twenty-six bodies exhumed at a mass grave in southern Thailand near a camp with suspected links to human trafficking bear no signs of violent death, police said on Sunday, following initial forensic examinations at the site.

Thai forensics exhume remains of 26 migrants at mass grave

The remains of 26 migrants thought to be from Myanmar or Bangladesh have been exhumed from a mass grave after Thai police ended their search Saturday, as details emerged of the maltreatment endured at the remote people smugglers` camp.

Thai forensics exhume three skeletons from migrant mass grave

 The badly decayed remains of at least three more migrants thought to be from Myanmar or Bangladesh were exhumed Saturday from a mass grave in southern Thailand, as details emerged of the maltreatment endured at the remote people smugglers` camp. 

Thai authorities resume dig at migrant mass grave site

Thai authorities on Saturday resumed the excavation of a mass grave site in a remote patch of jungle where migrants believed to be from Myanmar and Bangladesh were held for months by people smugglers in appalling conditions.

Thai junta reforms to fail without better charter: Former PM

Any achievements by Thailand`s ruling junta while in power will be lost without significant changes to the country`s draft constitution, Democrat Party leader and former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Friday.

Mass grave of `boat people` found in south Thailand: Rescue worker

Around 30 graves believed to belong to migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh were discovered Friday in southern Thailand, a rescue worker said, in an area criss-crossed with trafficking routes.

Mass grave of `boatpeople` found in southern Thailand

Around 30 graves believed to belong to migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh were discovered on Friday in southern Thailand, officials said, in an area criss-crossed with trafficking routes.

Thai 'Red Shirt' TV station taken off air

Thailand's "Red Shirt" supporters reacted with dismay on Friday after a television network run by the opposition movement was taken off air in the latest strike against freedom of expression in the military-ruled kingdom.

Thai court grants evidence review for pair accused of Brit murders

The defence team for two Myanmar migrant workers accused of murdering a pair of British holidaymakers in Thailand last year will be allowed to independently analyse the evidence against their clients, a Thai court ruled Thursday.

Thai inquest unsure who killed Japanese cameraman

A Thai inquest into the death of a Japanese cameraman during a military crackdown five years ago against protesters ended inconclusively on Thursday with the court unable to decide who fired the fatal shot.

Worker crushed in Thai pet food factory meat grinder

A migrant worker from Myanmar was killed after he slipped into a meat grinder at a pet food factory in Thailand, police said Wednesday.

Thai `Red Shirt` leader rails against TV ban threat

 The leader of Thailand`s `Red Shirt` movement hit out Tuesday at plans to take his pro-democracy television network off the air, in the latest strike against freedom of expression in the military-ruled kingdom.

Thailand seizes 3 tons of elephant tusks smuggled from Kenya

Customs officials in Thailand say they've seized 3 tons of ivory worth USD 6 million hidden in tea leaf sacks in what they're calling the second-biggest bust in the country's history.

Thai temple banned from making money off tigers

Thailand`s controversial "Tiger Temple" has been banned from charging tourists to visit dozens of big cats in their care, the parks department said Saturday, following a dispute between monks and officials over the welfare of the animals.

Dispute flares over controversial Thai temple tigers

 Thai wildlife officials began a headcount Friday of nearly 150 tigers kept by monks at a temple which has become the centre of a dispute over the welfare of the animals.

New treaties needed to tackle illegal sea trade: Australian Police

New regional agreements are needed to tackle criminal gangs using the world`s oceans for illegal fishing and smuggling, a top Australian maritime officer said, calling the lucrative trade an "imminent threat" to global security.

Thai bookseller given jail term for royal defamation

A Thai man was sentenced Wednesday to two years in jail for selling books that allegedly defamed the monarchy, the latest in a string of convictions under the country`s notorious lese majeste law.

Thai customs seize African elephant tusks worth $6 mn

Four tonnes of African elephant ivory worth $6 million has been seized at a Bangkok port in a container labelled as beans, Thai customs said Monday, in the kingdom`s largest-ever haul of its kind.

Thailand deliberates new constitution to end turmoil

Deliberations began Monday on a new Thai constitution, which includes clauses to stop parties winning a majority and allows unelected officials to govern, in a bid by the Thai junta to end a near-decade of political turmoil.

Thailand`s top cop: Graft-buster or junta hatchet man?

 Thailand`s top cop says his task is to revive trust in a graft-tainted force, but observers believe his real brief is to be a hatchet man for a junta trying to tame the police -- and their patron, billionaire ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra.