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Hamster hero? How a Japanese cartoon became Thai youth protesters' symbol

Sun, 02 Aug 2020 - 12:52 GMT

Thailand’s emerging student pro-democracy movement has adopted a Japanese cartoon hamster, Hamtaro, as a creative way to get support from young people around the country.

234 stranded Egyptians arrive in Marsa Alam from Thailand, Malaysia

Sun, 26 Apr 2020 - 02:25 GMT

A flight carrying 234 stranded Egyptians from Thailand and Malaysia landed in Marsa Alam International Airport on Sunday.

Thailand confirms 6 new cases of coronavirus, including 4Thais: health ministry

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 - 10:01 GMT

Thailand confirmed six new cases of the new coronavirus on Tuesday, four of them Thai nationals and two Chinese.

Pope Francis calls for protecting dignity, rights of migrants, refugees

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 - 03:00 GMT

The Pope pleaded for action against one of the region's greatest scourges, human trafficking to fuel the forced labor and sex trade industries, as he began a week-long visit to Asia.

US park rangers debunk myth on tossing banana peels, apple cores

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 - 12:48 GMT

Floods in northeastern Thailand have submerged homes, roads and bridges, leaving more than 23,000 people in evacuation shelters as anger grows over the government's "slow" emergency response.

'He is a free man': Thailand releases refugee Bahraini footballer after extradition bid dropped

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 - 12:26 GMT

Thailand on Monday freed a jailed refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia.

Australia's ex-captain says FIFA must help Bahraini footballer held in Thailand

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 - 11:06 GMT

Former Australian soccer captain Craig Foster called on Wednesday on the sport's governing body, FIFA, to do more to press for the release of a Bahraini refugee player detained in Thailand and facing deportation to his country.

Two monks shot dead as violence flares in Thailand's deep south

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 - 08:33 GMT

Gunmen in Thailand's deep south shot dead two Buddhist monks and wounded two others inside a temple, police said Saturday.

Saudi teen to depart Thailand for Canada asylum: Thai immigration chief

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 - 04:40 GMT

“Canada has granted her asylum,” Surachate told Reuters. “She’ll leave tonight at 11.15 p.m.”

Thailand fire coach after Asian Cup loss to India

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 - 08:50 GMT

Serbian Rajevac was already under pressure going into the tournament after Thailand failed to defend their ASEAN Football Federation Championship title

Thousands of Thais seek shelter as first tropical storm in decades nears coast

Fri, 04 Jan 2019 - 09:31 GMT

Thailand’s first tropical storm in three decades, packing winds of up to 80 kph (50 mph), is expected to make landfall on Friday evening.

UK honors cave rescue divers, Twiggy, Monty Python's Palin

Mon, 31 Dec 2018 - 02:20 GMT

A team of British divers who helped save a junior football team stranded in a flooded cave in Thailand were awarded in Britain's traditional New Year Honors.

Egypt to build biggest date plantation with 2.5 million palm trees

Sat, 22 Dec 2018 - 10:42 GMT

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday that Egypt is currently working on the biggest dates plantation that will include around 2,500 million palm trees to produce top quality dates.

Tourism and marine parks threaten Thailand's 'people of the sea'

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 - 11:14 GMT

When Sutem Lakkao's grandmother and father died, they were buried much as their ancestors had been: on the beach, close to their beloved boats so they could listen to the waves and watch over the Chao Lay community of fisherfolk in their afterlife.

Leicester City players attend funeral of late owner in Thailand

Sun, 04 Nov 2018 - 02:57 GMT

Leicester City players attended the funeral for club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, killed in a helicopter crash a week ago, at a Bangkok temple on Sunday on the second day of a ceremony due to last one week.

Thai cave survivors train with Galaxy, Ibrahimovic

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 - 02:06 GMT

The Thai junior football team who were rescued from a flooded cave after being trapped for more than two weeks trained with the Los Angeles Galaxy and their star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Friday in the latest stop of an international tour.

Thai filmmaker's intimate portrait of girl pop sensation

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 - 08:35 GMT

Thai filmmaker Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit wasn't sure whether to believe it when he was offered unfettered.

Thailand Struggles to Win Back Chinese Tourists During Golden Week Holiday

Tue, 02 Oct 2018 - 10:44 GMT

As China kicked off its “Golden Week” holiday on Monday, Thailand said it was struggling to lure back visitors from its biggest source of tourists, after a boat accident in July that killed dozens.

Thai opposition urges junta to lift politics ban as poll looms

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 09:14 GMT

King Maha Vajiralongkorn endorsed two bills on Wednesday that clear the bureaucratic hurdles to a poll

'Stateless' Thai cave boys and coach granted citizenship

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 - 02:17 GMT

Three boys from a soccer team who were rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand last month were granted Thai citizenship on Wednesday, authorities said.

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