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Thailand to ban imports of high-tech trash, plastic waste


BANGKOK Thailand will ban imports of 432 types of scrap electronics within six months, an environment ministry official said on Thursday, the latest country to respond to China's crackdown on imports of high-tech trash this year.


Thai PM sets September deadline to decide on role in politics ahead of election 14 Aug 2018

BANGKOK Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha will announce in September whether he will take part in politics in the run-up to general elections next year, he said on Tuesday.


Thailand's 'jet-set' monk sentenced to 114 years in prison 09 Aug 2018

BANGKOK A former Thai Buddhist monk who provoked outrage with his lavish lifestyle was sentenced on Thursday to 114 years in prison after a court found him guilty of fraud, money laundering and computer crimes.


U.N. refugee agency welcomes Thai move to give cave boys citizenship 09 Aug 2018

BANGKOK The U.N. refugee agency welcomed on Thursday a decision by Thailand to grant Thai citizenship to three boys and their soccer coach from among a group of 13 who were rescued from a flooded cave last month.


'Stateless' Thai cave boys and coach granted citizenship 09 Aug 2018

BANGKOK Three boys from a football team who were rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand last month were granted Thai citizenship on Wednesday, authorities said.

Thailand braces for floods, residents lay bricks, sandbags 07 Aug 2018

BANGKOK Businesses in Thailand's southwestern Petchaburi province blocked doors with sandbags and bricks against possible flooding on Tuesday as heavy rains threatened to cause a dam to overflow.


Thailand to mark boy football team's dramatic cave rescue with museum 02 Aug 2018

BANGKOK Thai construction workers on Thursday began building a museum to commemorate the dramatic cave rescue of a boys' football team in the northern province of Chiang Rai and the death of one of the divers.


Thai vendors ignore ban on road stalls in Bangkok backpacker street 01 Aug 2018

BANGKOK Hundreds of street vendors in the Thai capital's bustling backpacker district of Khaosan road ignored a ban on street vendors introduced on Wednesday and carried on business as usual.


New Thai political party accuses junta of damaging nation's image 01 Aug 2018

BANGKOK A new Thai party that aims to shake up politics hit back at the ruling junta on Wednesday, accusing it of tarnishing the image of the southeast Asian nation by filing police charges against some party members.


Thailand asks UK to extradite convicted former PM Yingluck 31 Jul 2018

BANGKOK Thailand has asked Britain to extradite former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, overthrown in a coup in 2014 and sentenced in absentia to jail for negligence, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday. | Video