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    Huge crystal methamphetamine seized in Thailand

    Thailand makes one of its largest crystal methamphetamine busts, seizing 700 million baht ($22.42 million) worth of the drug, police say, as the United Nations warns Southeast Asia is being flooded with illegal drugs from the "Golden Triangle" region.

  • Penis whitening fad worries surgeons

    Plastic surgeons raise red flags about a penis whitening fad in skin colour-fixated Thailand, dismissing the procedure as a phallic "fashion" with uncertain benefits and many risks.

  • King Bhumibol sowed the seeds of a new economic doctrine

    If one looks too close, one can miss the big, overall picture. Too far out and important details can go unnoticed.

  • Thai ex-PM Yingluck gets 5-year jail for negligence

    Thailand's ousted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is handed a five-year prison sentence after the country's highest court finds her guilty of negligence in the management of a rice subsidy scheme.

  • Thai cops to detain 'runaway bride' on theft charge

    Police in Thailand detain a woman accused of taking off with dowries after marrying at least seven men. But it remains unclear what charges she might face in the high-profile case, reports Bangkok Post.

  • Thailand 'to receive' those fleeing Myanmar violence

    Thailand is preparing to receive people fleeing fighting in Myanmar and send them back "when they are ready", the prime minister has said, following a series of attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents on Myanmar security forces last week.

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    Thailand probes ‘massive port authority scam’

    Thailand's Department of Special Investigation (DSI) discovers graft scam involving 560 employees including many high-ranking officials of the Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) and cost between US$9 million and US$12 million.

  • MoU signed to import rice from Thailand

    Bangladesh yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with Thailand to facilitate up to 10 lakh tonnes of rice import from the

  • Govt to further slash duty on rice import

    In a desperate bid to stabilise rice price, the government has decided to further reduce the duty on import of the staple and strike a deal with Thailand to buy rice.

  • U-16 women to go to Osaka again

    Bangladesh under-16 women's football team will travel to J-Green Sakai Academy in Japan this month as part of preparation for September's AFC U-16 Women's Championship to be held in Thailand.

  • Stars unite to help Thai goalkeeper

    The footballing world united to help Chainat Hornbill goalkeeper Nattapong Kajornmalee, with Olivier Giroud, Kurt Zouma and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang among those offering their support to the 23-year-old who was seriously injured in a car accident and has been hospitalised since April 30.

  • Emdadul eliminated

    Veteran archer Emdadul Haque Milon was eliminated from the first round of the Asia Cup Archery World Ranking tournament in Bangkok, Thailand yesterday.

  • U-16s leave for Japan today

    Bangladesh U-16 women's football team will leave for Japan today to take part in the J-Green Sakai Lady's Festival as part of their preparation for September's AFC U-16 Women's Championship in Thailand.

  • Record win takes Bangladesh to 2nd place

    Bangladesh move to the second position of the points table after they thump Nepal by 92 runs in the 8th match of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup at the Asian Institute of Technology ground in Bangkok.

  • Bangladesh beat Thailand by 35 runs

    After being at the receiving end of a 64-run drubbing in the opening game against India, Bangladesh bounce back strongly as they beat Thailand by 35 runs in the 5th match of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup at the Asian Institute of Technology ground in Bangkok.

  • Thai clubs await fate as league cancelled to mourn king

    The Football Association of Thailand says it will meet clubs to explain its decision to scrap the season with three matches to go following the death of revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

  • Rio Olympics: Thai medalist's grandmother dies celebrating win

    The 84-year-old grandmother of a Thai Olympic bronze medal winner collapses and dies while celebrating the weightlifter's success in Rio, police say.

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    The Thai village using poop to power homes

    After successfully lighting up their homes with solar panels and stoves fueled by cow dung, the villagers are now clean energy crusaders in a gas-guzzling country that overwhelmingly relies on fossil fuels.

  • Bangladeshi imprisoned 10yrs for trafficking in Malaysia

    A Malaysian court sentences a Bangladeshi national to 10 years, finding him guilty of trafficking three fellows through Andaman Sea of Songkhla province of Thailand between 2014 and 2015.

  • Thai king marks 70 years on the throne

    Queen Elizabeth of Britain and US President Barack Obama have sent congratulations to King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the occasion of his 70th anniversary of accession to the throne.

  • Tiger Temple monk held 'for smuggling'

    Thai authorities say they have detained a monk attempting to smuggle tiger skins and fangs from a Buddhist temple.

  • 17 schoolgirls die in Thai dormitory fire

    At least 17 young girls died after a fire swept through the dormitory of a school for children of hill tribes in northern Thailand, officials said Monday, adding several others were either missing or injured.

  • Thailand to close island to tourists

    The Thai island Koh Tachai is set to close, as authorities warn heavy tourism is negatively affecting natural resources and the environment.

  • UN human rights chief deeply concerned at growing military role in Thai govt

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein expresses growing concern about the military’s deepening role in Thailand’s civilian administration, as well as tight curbs on dissent, as the Kingdom prepares to vote on a final draft Constitution.

  • Target Trans-Asian Railway linkage

    The government has revised a project to lay a 129-km rail track from Dohazari to Gundum near Myanmar border via Cox's Bazar at a cost of Tk 18,034 crore.

  • Thailand drunk drivers face morgue work as punishment

    Drunk drivers in Thailand could be sent to work in morgues under a new plan to cut the country's dismal road safety record, officials say.

  • US concerned over Thai military’s new police-like powers

    The United States on Monday expressed deep concerns over Thailand’s powerful military getting expansive police-like powers by the ruling junta to arrest and detain criminal suspects, reports the Bangkok Post.

  • One dead, dozens injured in wave of bombs in south Thailand

    Several bombs have gone off in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south killing one person and wounding dozens in a new wave of violence, the military said today.

  • FEATURE: Life lessons in an artist’s haunting “3D” mosquito nets

    Consider the humble mosquito net. It’s the cheapest and the most effective way to fend off malaria. But what about mosquito netting as high art?

  • Dozens hurt in Bangkok boat explosion

    At least 58 people are injured in Thailand's capital Bangkok after the engine on a water taxi exploded as it pulled into a pier.