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Thai airport rail contract deadline extended in row over risk

09 Oct 2019

BANGKOK, Oct 9 Thailand will give Charoen Pokphand Group and its partners 10 more days to sign a contract for a 225 billion baht ($7.43 billion) high-speed railway linking three airports, an official said, amid a row over land transfers and the burden of risk.

Thai zoo solves mystery of celebrity panda's death

08 Oct 2019

BANGKOK When a celebrity giant panda died suddenly last month while on loan to Thailand's Chiang Mai Zoo, millions of social media users in China demanded to know "What killed Chuang Chuang?"

Five more Thai elephants died in waterfall plunge, drone footage shows

08 Oct 2019

BANGKOK Five more wild elephants in Thailand died in a plunge from the top of a waterfall, drone footage released on Tuesday showed, bringing the death toll to 11, including a three-year-old calf. | Video

Thailand gives CP Group October 15 deadline to sign $7 billion rail deal

03 Oct 2019

BANGKOK Thailand has given the agro-industrial conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) until Oct. 15 to sign an investment agreement for the 225 billion baht ($7.36 billion) high-speed train project, a senior official said.

REFILE-Thailand culls 200 pigs amid heightened fears over African swine fever

18 Sep 2019

BANGKOK, Sept 18 Thailand has culled more than 200 pigs this week, authorities said on Wednesday, in the first such action amid heightened fears of a potential outbreak of African swine fever.

Thai PM defends police monitoring of Muslim university students

17 Sep 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's prime minister on Tuesday defended police for requesting information about minority Muslim students from universities around the country, after criticism of the move as discriminatory and illegal.

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

13 Sep 2019

BANGKOK/TOKYO Pope Francis will visit Asia in November and will be the first pope in nearly four decades to make a trip to Thailand and Japan, Vatican sources said.

'Ultraman Buddha' art in Thailand prompts police complaint

12 Sep 2019

BANGKOK A group of Buddhist hardliners in Thailand filed a police complaint against a young female artist on Wednesday over paintings that depict images of the Buddha as the 1960s Japanese superhero character Ultraman.

Thai court won't rule on PM's oath omitting duty to constitution

11 Sep 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's Constitutional Court on Wednesday declined to rule on a controversy over the new prime minister omitting a vow to uphold the constitution when he was sworn in as a civilian leader, five years after he toppled an elected government.

Lao activist latest asylum-seeker to go missing in Thailand - right groups

06 Sep 2019

BANGKOK A political activist from Laos who fled to Thailand has gone missing after seeking refugee status with the United Nations, the latest in a series of disappearances of refugees and asylum-seekers in the region, rights groups said on Friday.

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