Pain to Power: Thai feminists march to end violence against women (VIDEO)

Dozens of Thai feminists yesterday marched through Bangkok’s Victory Monument area to promote the “Pain to Power” campaign, a call for Thais to end physical and sexual violence against women. The rally, organized by the Women and Men Progressive Movement Foundation and the Health Promotion Foundation, was led by Sirinya “Cindy” Bishop, the supermodel who ...

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Hefty fines and prison times promised for those who disobey lantern-lighting regulations this Loy Krathong

Hefty fines and prison times promised for those who disobey lantern-lighting regulations this Loy Krathong

As iconic Thai festival Loy Krathong is approaching, government officials are emphasizing regulations to keep celebratory citizens from setting the country on fire. This week, the...

Naked man in Sriracha threatens to jump from an overpass, chased down by police

Naked man in Sriracha threatens to jump from an overpass, chased down by police

Yesterday, Chonburi law enforcement officers were called to deal with a bit of unconventional police work — a naked man clinging to a lamppost on an overpass in Sriracha...

Gynecologist investigated for allegedly assaulting patient, pretending it was part of procedure

Gynecologist investigated for allegedly assaulting patient, pretending it was part of procedure

A gynecologist in northern Nakhon Sawan province was charged with rape yesterday after his alleged victim claimed he had assaulted her over the course of two appointments in...

Deputy PM Prawit challenges reporter to fistfight when asked about election

Deputy PM Prawit challenges reporter to fistfight when asked about election

Prawit Wongsuwan, the deputy prime minister and subject of the wristwatch scandal, playfully challenged a female reporter to a fistfight this morning after being asked whether...

Supermodel Petra Nemcova searching for Thai hero who saved her life during the 2004 Tsunami

Supermodel Petra Nemcova searching for Thai hero who saved her life during the 2004 Tsunami

A world-renowned Czech supermodel — you may recognize her from the cover of the 2003 Sports Illustrated or the Victoria’s Secret catwalk — is reportedly coming to...

Wedding planner arrested for allegedly duping hundreds of couples for deposits

Wedding planner arrested for allegedly duping hundreds of couples for deposits

A Bangkok wedding organizer who allegedly duped hundreds of couples out of their wedding party deposits, among other things, was arrested yesterday evening. Panvisit Jongsantikul...

Investigation cites control system failures in helicopter crash that killed Leicester City’s Thai billionaire boss

Investigation cites control system failures in helicopter crash that killed Leicester City’s Thai billionaire boss

An investigation into the helicopter crash that last month killed five people including Leicester City football club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has confirmed that the...

Bangkok traffic is so bad even trains get stuck at red lights (VIDEO)

Bangkok traffic is so bad even trains get stuck at red lights (VIDEO)

How bad is Bangkok traffic? A video going viral today shows a train suffering the same fate as other vehicles on the road — stuck at the red light in an intersection. The...

Australian ‘Hells Angels’ member, Thai wife sentenced to death for drug smuggling

Australian ‘Hells Angels’ member, Thai wife sentenced to death for drug smuggling

An Australian man who’s a member of the notorious “Hells Angels” motorcycle gang and his Thai wife were sentenced to death for smuggling drugs by the Thai court yesterday,...


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