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Thailand struggles to win back Chinese tourists during Golden Week holiday

01 Oct 2018

BANGKOK As China kicked off its "Golden Week" holiday on Monday, Thailand said it was struggling to lure back visitors from its biggest source of tourists, after a boat accident in July that killed dozens.

Southeast Asian cyber security center opens in Thailand

14 Sep 2018

BANGKOK A cyber security center opened in Thailand on Friday to train personnel from countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to help combat cyber threats in the attack-prone region.

Developed nations not committed to $100 billion climate finance - experts

05 Sep 2018

BANGKOK Developed countries are not taking their commitment to generate $100 billion in climate finance seriously, experts meeting in the Thai capital said on Wednesday, possibly jeopardising the 2015 Paris accord.

Thai man spurns wealth to keep farm in Bangkok

02 Sep 2018

BANGKOK, Sept 2 Knee-deep in one of three riceberry paddies, Sompot Tubcharoen, 60, ploughs the watery fields of his farm with a handheld machine he calls "the field crusher."

At Asian Games, the battle for Southeast Asia's esports market begins

24 Aug 2018

JAKARTA/BANGKOK "Slay the dragon!" Thailand's national coach yells, rallying his players as they rehearse an elaborate assault for the 2018 Asian Games.

Thailand sees drop in Chinese visitors after tourist boat disaster

22 Aug 2018

BANGKOK A boat disaster near Thailand's Phuket Island that killed 47 Chinese last month is significantly cutting arrival numbers from China, though the Thai tourism industry is hopeful the decline will be stemmed by late this year.

Thai cave boys adopt saffron robes of Buddhist novices to honour dead rescuer

25 Jul 2018

BANGKOK Eleven boys from a football team rescued from a flooded Thai cave in a drama that gripped global audiences were ordained as Buddhist novices on Wednesday in memory of a volunteer diver who died during their rescue.

Thais turn to art, T-shirts to mark cave rescue of 'lucky' 13

20 Jul 2018

CHIANG RAI Memorabilia featuring a young Thai football team and their coach rescued from a flooded cave is flying off the shelves, said Suwit Jaipom, who heads an art gallery in the northern province of Chiang Rai, where the boys live.

Home comforts greet 'Wild Boars' captain after Thai cave rescue

20 Jul 2018

MAE SAI, Thailand Happiness is a birthday cake, a meal of pork-knuckle rice, a warm bed and a trip to buy a new mobile telephone.

After cave ordeal, Thai boys now face battle with fame

13 Jul 2018

CHIANG RAI, Thailand After their traumatic ordeal deep inside a dark and flooded mountain cave, Thailand's 12 rescued boys and their young soccer coach will now have to navigate a fresh challenge: Fame.

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