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At least 14 killed, 35 injured after a fire engulfs nightclub in Thailand

At least 14 people have been killed and 35 injured after a fire broke out in the early hours of Friday at a nightclub in Thailand, police said. The fire broke out at around 1am at the Mountain B nightclub, a one-story building in the Sattahip district of Chonburi province, southeast of Bangkok and about […]

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Cannabis cafes are the latest addition to Thailand’s tourism offerings

Several cannabis outlets have sprung up across Bangkok since Thailand decriminalized the plant in June, a few weeks before it dropped COVID-linked controls on foreign visitors. Foreign arrivals shrank to 2 million in the first half of 2022 from nearly 40 million in 2019, and cafe owners view their cafes as central to efforts to […]

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Two Indians caught smuggling 109 live animals in their luggage in Bangkok to Chennai flight

Two women were arrested at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and accused of smuggling after 109 live animals were found in their luggage, Thai officials say. Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation said on Monday the wild animals were discovered in two suitcases following an x-ray inspection. Wildlife officials called to the scene discovered […]

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Thailand seizes $30 million worth crystal meth stuffed inside boxing punch bags

Thai authorities have seized crystal methamphetamine with a street value of almost $30 million stuffed inside boxing punch bags bound for Australia, officials said on Thursday. Customs officers inspected the shipment after growing suspicious of the Thai-made training equipment which is not in high demand in Australia, Thai and Australian officials said at a news […]

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Thailand suspends quarantine exemptions pass to international arrivals amid Omicron surge

Amid the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Thailand has announced some changes to its inbound quarantine-free travel status for some visitors. Thailand reported its first Omicron case December 6 and decided to change its travel policies shortly afterward. As of midnight on December 22, no new applications for quarantine exemptions under the Thailand Pass […]

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Thailand: More than 70,000 homes floods, Bangkok on alert

Floods in Thailand killed at least six people and inundated the country’s northern and central provinces. Soldiers on Tuesday set up barriers and sandbags to protect archaeological ruins and landmarks as well as neighbourhoods in the old royal capital Ayutthaya, some 60km north of Bangkok. “We will give people a warning if there is a […]

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Thailand police chief wanted after viral video shows him torturing and killing drug suspect

Thailand cops are hunting a now sacked police chief after a video went viral showing the apparent torture and killing of a drug suspect. Police searched the Bangkok luxury estate of Thitisan Utthanaphon, who is widely known by the nickname “Jo Ferrari”. He and six others are accused over the fatal incident earlier this month. […]

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Thailand: Covid-19 patients sent back to their hometowns on sleeper trains

Thai citizens seeking Covid-19 treatment in Bangkok are being returned to their hometowns by train, in an effort to alleviate the burden on the capital’s medical system. Thailand is struggling to contain its worst Covid-19 wave of the pandemic, with hospitals in Bangkok becoming overwhelmed by a surge in cases and demand for beds greatly […]

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Thailand Covid-19 Surge: 70% of daily new infections found in prisons

Thailand reported the highest daily record of 9,635 new coronavirus cases on Monday with more than 70 percent of the cases among people in prison, as the Southeast Asian country scrambles contain a third wave of the virus. Thailand’s COVID-19 task force said 6,853 of the new cases came from the country’s notoriously overcrowded jails, […]

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Thailand’s Phuket residents jump ahead of Covid-19 vaccination queue to boost tourism sector

Thailand’s tourism sector has jumped to the head of the COVID-19 vaccination line, with the country’s most popular resort island embarking on a mass inoculation programme two months ahead of the rest of the country. The island of Phuket aims to deliver shots to at least 460,000 people – most of its population – as […]

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Thailand: Three-storey house collapses in Bangkok, 5 dead

A burnt-out three-storey house collapsed on the outskirts of the Thai capital Bangkok on Saturday, killing at least five people. The building caught fire on Saturday morning and was put out about an hour later, media reports said. The cause of the fire was unknown. Social media videos show he scorched, blackened building collapsing amid a […]

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Thailand: Riot police clash with protesters over monarchy reform

Police in Thailand used water cannons and tear gas to disperse protesters in Bangkok who gathered demanding reform of the monarchy and the release of pro-democracy activist leaders. Thai police dressed in riot gear pushed back about 1,500 protesters who had pulled down part of a barricade of shipping containers outside the Grand Palace. Police […]