Norwegian charged with strangling Brit in Thailand gets bail

A Norwegian man charged with manslaughter after allegedly breaking into the room of a British tourist at a Thai resort and then strangling him has been granted bail, police said Sunday.

Muslim man left in coma after Thai army interrogation dies

Muslim man left in coma after Thai army interrogation dies

A Muslim man left in a coma after being interrogated at a notorious Thai detention centre died Sunday, as pressure mounts on the army to release further findings of a probe into...

Thai-American war hero turned senator hails ‘messy’ democracy in Bangkok

Thai-American war hero turned senator hails ‘messy’ democracy in Bangkok

Thai-American US Senator Tammy Duckworth on Friday urged Thais to be patient with the “messy” nature of democracy, during her first official visit to her birthplace,...

Thailand devastated by death of 2nd orphan sea baby

Thailand devastated by death of 2nd orphan sea baby

People were deep in mourning today over the second baby dugong to die in the care of marine caretakers this week. People were eulogizing the death of Jamil last night at a...

Visit 2 more MRT Blue Line stops free starting Saturday

Visit 2 more MRT Blue Line stops free starting Saturday

Those still looking for weekend plans may consider sliding under Bangkok to two new subway stations opening for free rides tomorrow. The two new stations – MRT Bang Phai and...

‘Rock star’ Gaggan hungry for new Bangkok venture after restaurant closure

‘Rock star’ Gaggan hungry for new Bangkok venture after restaurant closure

In a Nirvana T-shirt, self-styled “culinary rock star” Gaggan Anand expresses no regrets about killing his golden goose — a...

Deer dies in Khao Yai National Park full of plastic crap

Deer dies in Khao Yai National Park full of plastic crap

The scourge of the seas and now the land, our plastic addiction, continues to kill. Several days after beloved orphaned dugong Mariam died due to a belly full of plastic, a deer...

‘Otterly adorable?’ Demand for cute selfies puts animals at risk in Thailand

‘Otterly adorable?’ Demand for cute selfies puts animals at risk in Thailand

Social media users are fueling a burgeoning appetite for acquiring wild otters and other endangered animals as pets, conservationists say, warning the trend could push species...

Kenyan who swallowed 68 cocaine packets arrested at BKK

Kenyan who swallowed 68 cocaine packets arrested at BKK

A Kenyan man was stopped at Suvarnabhumi International Airport for allegedly trying to smuggle more than 60 packets of cocaine in his stomach, Thai authorities announced...

Thai Airways bans some MacBook Pros on EU flights

Thai Airways bans some MacBook Pros on EU flights

Thai Airways yesterday issued a ban on a number of Apple laptops on all flights to and from Europe. Citing safety concerns over their potentially hazardous lithium-ion batteries,...


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