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Thai junta grants king full control of palace wealth

A new law giving Thailand's king direct control over royal assets worth billions of dollars went into force on Monday, the latest move by an increasingly assertive monarch to consolidate his power.

Malaysia foils bid to smuggle 'bearded dragons'

If found guilty of breaking wildlife protection laws, the trio -- who were arrested Thursday -- could be jailed for up to 10 years.

India-Thailand military exercise begins in Himachal

The joint exercise of the Indian Army with the Royal Thailand Army commenced at Bakloh in Chamba district, the official said.

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.

US approves sale of Black Hawk helicopters to Thailand: Army chief

The United States plans to sell four Black Hawk helicopters to Thailand after initially suspending their sale following a 2014 military coup, Thailand`s army chief said on Thursday.

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.

Australian man dies after catching Japanese encephalitis in Thailand – How to recognise JE symptoms

Australian man dies after catching Japanese encephalitis in Thailand – How to recognise JE symptoms

The 60-year-old Victoria state resident contracted Japanese encephalitis (JE) while on a 10-day holiday in Phuket in May, reports Xinhua news agency.

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.

Germany: Youths target Thailand king with toy guns, no one hurt

King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has long spent much of his time residing in Germany. 

Five soldiers killed in Thailand

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

Crocodile clamps its jaws on zookeeper's head in Thailand – Watch the horrifying video

Crocodile clamps its jaws on zookeeper's head in Thailand – Watch the horrifying video

A crocodile has bitten a zookeeper's head before violently thrashing him from side to side while he screamed in agony.

Thailand's junta chief vows to force through China railway

Beijing`s big plan is to link the southern Chinese city of Kunming by rail with Singapore and work has already begun on the line in Laos. 

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.

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.

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.

United Nations slams Myanmar, Thailand for deporting Turkey

United Nations slams Myanmar, Thailand for deporting Turkey

The UN raised "serious concerns" on Saturday over the fate of a Turkish man deported by Myanmar and Thailand this week for alleged links to Fetullah Gulen, the cleric accused of plotting a failed coup against Turkey`s president. 

 

Thailand reassures foreigners following Bangkok hospital attack

Thailand reassures foreigners following Bangkok hospital attack

A small bomb went off near the National Theatre in Bangkok`s old quarter, wounding two people. 

Arrested Thai activist to receive S Korean human rights award

Arrested Thai activist to receive S Korean human rights award

A Thai law student arrested for sharing a critical article about his country's new king that was posted on Facebook is this year's winner of South Korea's most prestigious human rights award.

Summer getaways: Visit these destinations to beat the heat

Summer getaways: Visit these destinations to beat the heat

Check out these summer friendly travel destinations that you can visit to beat the heat in style.

Thailand's new king watches as sacred oxen predict good harvest

The number nine is considered a very lucky number in Thailand where it is pronounced "Gao" which rhymes with a word meaning to move forward or progress.