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# bangkok - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Man blows off own legs in Bangkok blast

The man was carrying grenades in his home when they exploded, authorities said. Four civilians were wounded in the blast.

# bangkok - Friday 13 January, 2012

US issues Bangkok terrorist attack warning

US embassy in Thailand warns US citizens that terrorists may be looking to conduct attacks in Bangkok.

# bangkok - Sunday 13 November, 2011

In pictures: More Bangkok residents urged to leave city as flooding worsens Thailand This post contains images

In pictures: More Bangkok residents urged to leave city as flooding worsens

Although floodwaters are receding in other parts of the country, residents in the capital are being warned of further problems.

# bangkok - Thursday 27 October, 2011

In photos: Bangkok residents flee rising floodwater Thailand This post contains images

In photos: Bangkok residents flee rising floodwater

Flooding broke out nationwide in July, killing over 370 people to date and causing billions of dollars in damage.

# bangkok - Monday 24 October, 2011

Bangkok under siege as floods continue to rise

The city’s governor has issued a dramatic warning for residents to prepare for flooding as water enters more districts.

# bangkok - Friday 21 October, 2011

Thailand: Floodwaters begin to creep into Bangkok suburbs

The water had risen to knee-level in some places but damage has so far been minor and not affected Bangkok’s main business district.

# bangkok - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Thailand: Death toll reaches 315 as Bangkok reinforces flood defences

Residents of Bangkok have been warned not to let down their defences, despite government insistence that the waters are easing.

# bangkok - Friday 14 October, 2011

Thailand insists Bangkok is safe as monsoon floods advance

The Department of Foreign Affairs has strongly advised Irish citizens to register their details – as the region’s monsoon season is expected to last until the end of October.

# bangkok - Friday 19 November, 2010

Thai police find 2,000 foetuses in Bangkok temple Thailand This post contains images

Thai police find 2,000 foetuses in Bangkok temple

The ghastly discovery is believed to be the result of the country’s underground abortion trade.

# bangkok - Friday 27 August, 2010

THAI AUTHORITIES RESCUED a two-month-old tiger cub from a woman’s suitcase as she attempted to smuggle the animal out of the country on Sunday.

The drugged baby tiger was among a bag full of stuffed tiger teddies.

Airport authorities became suspicious when they spotted the woman struggling with the heavy bag. The live cub showed up in the x-ray check of the bag.

The woman was due to board a flight from Bangkok to Iran, when the sedated wildcat was discovered.

The cub is being cared for by specialists at a rescue centre in Thailand.

Chris Shepherd, from the animal protection organisation Traffic, praised authorities for rescuing the animal, and called for stronger monitoring systems and deterrents to be put in place.

If people are trying to smuggle live tigers in their check-in luggage, they obviously think wildlife smuggling is something easy to get away with and do not fear reprimand.

Only sustained pressure on wildlife traffickers and serious penalties can change that.

Traffic says that tiger populations through Asia are threatened by smugglers, despite being listed as an endangered species.

Thai officials are investigating whether the cub was bred in captivity, or captured from the wild.

[caption id="attachment_15731" align="alignnone" width="512" caption="A Thai veterinarian feeds the baby tiger cub at the Wildlife Health Unit at the Department of National Parks in Bngkok Thailand on 27 August, 2010."][/caption]