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31 Aug
Thai police are hunting a YouTube dancer nicknamed "Nutty", who swindled millions of dollars from her followers using a foreign exchange trading scam, authorities said Wednesday.
24 Aug
Anti-trafficking campaigners in Hong Kong played a harrowing recording on Wednesday of a resident testifying that he has been kidnapped and forced to work for online scam syndicates in Myanmar. Online "boiler room" scams have long had a presence across Southeast Asia but in recent months more details have emerged of people being trafficked and…
23 Aug
A legal showdown that could oust embattled Thai Prime Minister Prayut Cha-O-Cha reaches the country's constitutional court this week, threatening fresh political turmoil for the kingdom just months before national elections.
20 Aug
The death toll from a Thai nightclub inferno has risen to 20, health officials said, as victims continue to receive medical treatment.
15 Aug
Thailand's economy grew 2.5 percent in the second quarter as returning foreign tourists failed to offset high inflation and concerns over regional tensions, the country's main economic agency said Monday.
5 Aug
A fire tore through a Thai nightclub early Friday killing at least 13 people and injuring 40, a rescue services official said.
13 Jun
The pungent smell of smoke was unmistakable as revellers celebrated under the stars at a major Thai cannabis festival following the kingdom's decision to begin relaxing the laws around the drug. Thailand has long been known for its tough drug laws, but the government has steadily liberalised them in recent years and on Thursday the…
9 Jun
Thailand relaxed its cannabis laws Thursday, with users permitted to possess and grow the plant -- albeit under complicated new guidelines.
17 May
Thailand's economy grew 2.2 percent in the first quarter as exports and tourism rebounded after the relaxation of pandemic restrictions, the country's main economic agency said Tuesday.
13 Mar
Thousands of Russian tourists in Thailand are struggling to find a route home, Thai officials said Sunday, as international sanctions imposed over the war in Ukraine hit holiday-makers.
10 Feb
The wife of World Cup-winning German footballer Mats Hummels has spoken of her relief at surviving a brutal mugging on a beach in Thailand.
12 Jan
Thailand will introduce a $9 entry fee for foreign visitors from April, officials said Wednesday, even as the kingdom seeks to lure travellers back and repair its Covid-battered tourism sector.

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