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Crackdown on cheap tours to dampen Chinese New Year in Thailand

Tourist arrivals from China to Thailand during this year's Chinese New Year are forecast to drop by 9 per cent compared to last year due to the Thai government's crackdown on cheap tour packages...

Thai king requests change to constitution; election delay possible

Thai King Rama X has requested a change to the draft constitution, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of the ruling military junta said on Tuesday, which could delay this year's planned election....

Floods kill 25, impact more than one million in southern Thailand

Flash floods in southern Thailand have left 25 dead and affected over one million others since the start of the year, as heavy rains caused the worst floods in the region in decades.

Thailand moves closer to death penalty for corrupt politicians

Thailand on Monday moved one step closer to approving the death penalty for politicians found guilty of corruption.

19 dead in flood-battered southern Thailand

Flash floods in southern Thailand have left 19 dead and affected nearly a million others since New Year's day, the country's Crisis Prevention Centre said Sunday.

Thailand denies fake rice export to US following viral Facebook post

The Thai government on Wednesday denied rice exported from Thailand contains plastic, following a Facebook post from the United States that went viral online claiming rice from Thailand is mixed...

Crash kills 25 in Thailand, amid soaring road accident casualties

A pickup truck and a passenger van were set ablaze after crashing on Monday in Thailand's Chonburi province, killing 25 passengers and injuring 2 others, police told dpa.

Road accidents kill 42 in Thailand on first day of watch period

Forty-two people were killed and 565 others were injured in road accidents in Thailand on Thursday, the first day of an annual police watch period, an official said.

Facebook denies error in Safety Check tool for Bangkok bomb scare

Facebook on Wednesday denied the false crisis notification - the so-called Safety Check - for a Bangkok explosion the previous day was made in error.

Police withdraw from stand-off at controversial Thai temple

Thai police on Tuesday called off a raid on a controversial Buddhist temple until the new year, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha told reporters on Tuesday.

Hacktivists leak Thai officials' personal data in protest at new law

A group of hacktivists on Thursday leaked the personal data of at least 3,000 Thai police officers and exposed the Identity Card information of 3,000 government officials in an ongoing cyber...

Truck ploughs into dozens of vehicles in upscale Bangkok district

A truck ploughed through a police checkpoint in an upscale Bangkok neighbourhood on Wednesday, injuring at least 18 people and smashing dozens of vehicles, local media reported.

Scientists discover 163 new species in Asia's Mekong region

Scientists discovered 163 new species in Asia's Greater Mekong region last year, according to a report released Monday by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Thai prime minister: "no exception" for BBC on royal insults

Thai prime minister Prayut Chan-ocha said in a press conference Wednesday there is no exception for British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in regards to being prosecuted for lese-majesty after the...

Southern Thailand's floods kill 14, affect half a million

Floods in southern Thailand have killed 14 people and affected nearly 520,000 since December 1, a disaster official told dpa on Monday.