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# Thailand

Last month
November 2023
Debunked: Photo of ‘corpse’ using phone isn't from Gaza; it actually shows a Halloween costume
Images from filmmakers and protests have also been misleadingly said to show that Gaza casualties are a hoax.
This year
14-year-old boy arrested after two people killed in shooting at packed Bangkok shopping centre
The incident happened at the Siam Paragon mall in the heart of the Thai capital.
At least two people killed after elevated road being built in Bangkok collapses
Authorities have confirmed no one else was still trapped in the debris.
Ashes of boy rescued from Thai cave in 2018 arrive home after his death in the UK
Duangphet ‘Dom’ Phromthep, 17, one of the 12 boys rescued from the flooded caves in 2018, died in Leicestershire last month.
Last year
Irish tourist dies after falling from train in Thailand
The man was identified as 45-year-old Patrick Ward who arrived in the country yesterday.
Rescuers search for 30 missing sailors after naval vessel sinks off Thailand coast
75 sailors from the HTMS Sukhothai were hauled from the sea after the vessel went down on Sunday night.
St Michael's to play in World Schools rugby competition in Thailand
The Dublin school has gained international acclaim for its rugby programme.
Thailand mourns after 36 killed in attack on children’s nursery
At least 24 of the victims in the small town of Uthai Sawan were children.
At least 35 dead including 23 children after gun and knife attack at Thailand nursery
The Thai Prime Minister has ordered an urgent probe after a former police officer murdered more than 30 people, most of them children.
Thailand legalises cultivation and possession of marijuana
The status of the drug is still in considerable legal limbo because legislators have yet to pass legislation to regulate its trade.
Thai police post-mortem shows Shane Warne died of natural causes
Preliminary evaluations from Thai authorities suggested the cricketer died from a heart attack.
Monkey, gecko and succulent bamboo among 224 new species found in Greater Mekong
WWF said the newly identified species showed the region is a nature ‘hotspot’ but action is needed to protect wildlife.
British man stabbed to death with sickle in Thailand
The alleged attacker was a 22-year-old man and faces a murder charge.
All time
British pensioner found safe after three days lost in Thai jungle
The 72-year-old lost his way while going to visit friends on a motorbike.
Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases after nightlife outbreak
Officials warned that restrictions may need to be tightened to slow the spread of a fresh wave of infections.
Thailand’s prime minister survives no-confidence vote amid allegations of mismanagement of economy and vaccines
It marked the second no-confidence test Prayuth’s government has faced since taking office in July 2019.
Thai pro-democracy protesters return to streets calling for royal reforms
Protesters scaled a massive monument in the capital as they called for the abolishment of royal defamation laws.
Thai police use water cannon to stop pro-democracy march to palace
Student-led rallies are calling for the removal of Thailand’s head of government.
Thai protesters rally in their thousands ahead of parliamentary debate
The demonstration took place in Bangkok’s shopping district.
Bangkok shuts down transport systems as protests continue
Pro-democracy activists have been using social media to assemble major rallies in Thailand’s capital.
Thailand’s prime minister refuses to quit in face of mass protests amid state of emergency
The emergency was declared in the capital following months of protests.
Emergency decree bans gatherings of four or more as pro-democracy protests escalate in Thailand
In a rare move, protests in Thailand have also targeted the monarchy in recent days.
American to avoid jail over negative TripAdvisor review of Thai hotel
Wesley Barnes wrote of encountering “unfriendly staff” who “act like they don’t want anyone here”.
American threatened with jail in Thailand over negative Tripadvisor review
The hotel said legal action was taken because the man had penned multiple reviews on different sites over the past few weeks.
The Irish international who emigrated to Thailand
Sophie Perry on leaving football in England behind to work and set up an academy abroad.
Trapped shoppers survive Thai mass killing by tracing shooter on CCTV
One family said a friend working in the CCTV control room gave them updates on his location.
Thai soldier shot dead after killing 26 and wounding 57 in gun rampage
Authorities said Sergeant Major Jakrapanth Thomma was behind the attack in the north east of the country.
At least 20 dead after Thai soldier goes on gun rampage in shopping centre
A soldier opened fire in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima, also known as Korat.
Thai authorities detect second case of SARS-linked virus in elderly woman
The 74-year-old woman is being treated in hospital after arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan.
British cave diver felt 'humiliated' by Elon Musk 'pedo guy' tweet
Vernon Unsworth is suing the Tesla co-founder for defamation.
Elon Musk wanted to call diver a 'creepy old man', not a paedophile, courts hears
Vernon Unsworth is suing the co-founder of Tesla for defamation after the billionaire said in a since-deleted tweeted that he was a “pedo”.
Deer found dead with 7kg of plastic bags, underwear and towels in stomach in Thailand
Plastic bags containing coffee grounds, instant noodle packs and other items were found in the deer’s stomach.
Migrant workers sentenced to death over Thailand murder of British backpackers lose appeal
Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Tun were found guilty of the brutal murder in 2014.
Beloved Thai dugong found dead with plastic in her stomach
Marium’s story went viral after she washed ashore in Thailand earlier this year.
Several bombs explode in Bangkok as Mike Pompeo visits
The blasts appeared to be symbolic attacks aimed at embarrassing the Thai government during a major summit.
Resistant strains of malaria spreading across south-east Asia
In some parts of south-east Asia, up to 80% of malaria parasites are drug-resistant.
Sweden cruise past Thailand to make World Cup last 16
The Swedes moved top of Group F with a 5-1 win this afternoon.
'Goals are pretty hard to come by and I think the meaning behind them - you have to celebrate that'
Jill Ellis’ United States side faced criticism for their celebrations after routing Thailand 13-0 at the Women’s World Cup.
Ruthless USA get World Cup title defence underway with record-breaking 13-0 win
The defending champions scored 10 second-half goals in their victory over Thailand.
Iconic Thailand bay from film The Beach to close until 2021
The news comes as a fresh blow to the tourism industry in Thailand.