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Thai villagers turn to court in protest over Mekong dam in Laos

14 Feb 2020

BANGKOK Villagers along the Mekong River have asked a court in Bangkok on Friday to slow down Thai purchases of electricity from a hydropower dam in Laos, which they say has harmed their livelihoods since it began operation last year.

Mass shooting puts Thai army officers' side deals under scrutiny

12 Feb 2020

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand A Thai soldier's killing of 29 people in a rage over a housing deal involving his superior officer has brought attention to the business dealings of army personnel in a country that just emerged from direct military rule.

Thai army chief tearfully apologises for mass shooting by soldier

11 Feb 2020

BANGKOK Thailand's army chief apologised on Tuesday for a rogue soldier, whose 19-hour shooting rampage killed 29 people and wounded 57 over the weekend, stunning the country.

Soldier kills 29 people in Thailand before being shot

10 Feb 2020

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand A soldier angry over a property deal gone sour killed at least 29 people and wounded 57 in a rampage that spanned four locations in and around the northeastern Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima before he was shot dead early Sunday. | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 6-Thai soldier kills 26 in rampage, most inside shopping mall

09 Feb 2020

* Soldier shot officer at army camp, drove stolen Humvee to mall

Death toll hits 21 from Thai shooting after raid into mall

08 Feb 2020

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand, Feb 9 A member of the Thai security forces was killed early on Sunday in a raid into a shopping mall to try to stop a soldier on a shooting rampage, bringing the total death toll to 21, the health minister said.

Soldier kills 20 in shooting rampage in Thailand's northeast

08 Feb 2020

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand A Thai soldier shot dead at least 20 people Saturday, posting messages on Facebook as he went on the rampage in a northeastern city where he was still holed up in a mall well over 12 hours after he first struck, authorities said. | Video

Amid hydropower boom, Laos streams ahead on latest Mekong dam

07 Feb 2020

LUANG PRABANG, Laos On a wide bank of the Mekong River, yellow markers and visits by surveyors show preparations underway to build Laos' third and largest dam on Southeast Asia's most vital waterway.

Amid hydropower boom, Laos streams ahead on latest Mekong dam

07 Feb 2020

LUANG PRABANG, Laos, Feb 7 On a wide bank of the Mekong River, yellow markers and visits by surveyors show preparations underway to build Laos' third and largest dam on Southeast Asia's most vital waterway.

Cocktail of flu, HIV drugs appears to help fight coronavirus: Thai doctors

03 Feb 2020

BANGKOK Thai doctors have seen success in treating severe cases of the new coronavirus with combination of medications for flu and HIV, with initial results showing vast improvement 48 hours after applying the treatment, they said on Sunday.

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