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Athit Perawongmetha

Thai boxing matches resume after lockdown, but audiences stay home

04 Jul 2020

BANGKOK Thai boxing matches resumed on Saturday after more than three months as the nation eases its coronavirus lockdown, but fans of the popular sport will have to make do with watching on television for now.

Thailand opens drive-in cinema with cooling system for film fans wary of coronavirus

02 Jul 2020

BANGKOK Keen for the big screen but wary of the coronavirus, Thai film fans flocked to a new drive-in cinema on Thursday, which offered a novel cooling system to help combat the discomfort of being confined to cars on a hot and stuffy night.

Thai protesters demand investigation of exile's kidnapping

12 Jun 2020

BANGKOK Protesters in the Thai capital held a small rally outside the prime minister's offices on Friday urging authorities to investigate the suspected kidnapping of an exiled activist by unknown gunmen last week in Cambodia.

Calls to suicide helpline show Thais' stress in downturn

05 Jun 2020

BANGKOK In the weeks before she took her own life, Thai waitress Nitiwadee Sae-Tia felt growing financial pressure after she lost her job, a member of the family said.

'Ice is nice': Blind Thai teacher wins royal recognition

15 Mar 2019

BANGKOK Damkerng Mungthanya is a 26-year-old Thai who wakes up at 5 each morning for his mother to walk him to a train station for the commute into downtown Bangkok, where a student accompanies him to the high school where he works.

Thai transgender boxer winning the fight for acceptance

25 Jul 2017

BANGKOK Clad in a pink tank top and shorts, her face made up with rouge and red lipstick, transgender Muay Thai fighter Nong Rose Baan Charoensuk is a formidable opponent. | Video

Thai transgender boxer winning the fight for acceptance

24 Jul 2017

BANGKOK Clad in a pink tank top and shorts, her face made up with rouge and red lipstick, transgender Muay Thai fighter Nong Rose Baan Charoensuk is a formidable opponent.

Thailand: Home to some of world's biggest crocodile farms

30 Jun 2017

BANGKOK Thailand is home to some of the world's biggest crocodile farms, where tourists can see the giant reptiles lounging in the hot sun, chomping on chicken, or swarming in emerald green pools.

Thai blaze victim, 10, 'called for her mum and dad until voice was gone'

25 May 2016

WIANG PA PAO, Thailand A 10-year-old Thai girl called out for her mother and father as a blaze swept through her school dormitory "until her voice was gone", her mother said on Tuesday.

Blaze at Thai school for poor hill-tribe girls kills 17

23 May 2016

WIANG PA PAO DISTRICT, Chiang Rai, Thailand Fire swept through a school for girls from poor hill-tribe families in Thailand, killing at least 17 in their dormitory, police said on Monday, and leaving charred remains of metal bed frames and wooden school chairs.

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