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recent updated : April 28, 2015, 1:08 am
Thai customs make new three-tonne ivory seizure
Bangkok (AFP) - More than three tonnes of elephant ivory have been found at a Thai port stashed in a container shipped from Kenya, customs said Monday, the second huge haul of tusks from Africa in less than a week.
Thai New Year party goes off with a splash
Karratha-:39:s Thai community welcomed their new year with a massive water fight and feed at Dodd Court Park on Sunday.
Thai customs seize African elephant tusks worth $6 mn
Bangkok (AFP) - Four tonnes of African elephant ivory worth $6 million has been seized at a Bangkok port in a container labelled as beans, Thai customs said Monday, in the kingdom-:39:s largest-ever haul of its kind.
Dispute flares over controversial Thai temple tigers
Kanchanaburi (Thailand) (AFP) - Thai wildlife officials began a headcount Friday of nearly 150 tigers kept by monks at a temple which has become the centre of a dispute over the welfare of the animals.
Thai Kiradech prevails in playoff to win in Shenzhen
(Reuters) - Big-hitting Thai Kiradech Aphibarnrat eagled the penultimate hole to force a playoff and then prevailed over Chinese teen Li Hao-tong at the Shenzhen International to claim his second Euro...
Thai bookseller given jail term for royal defamation
Bangkok (AFP) - A Thai man was sentenced Wednesday to two years in jail for selling books that allegedly defamed the monarchy, the latest in a string of convictions under a notorious lese majeste law.
US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves
More than a decade after the US criticised Thailand as a hub for labour abuse, seafood caught by slaves on Thai boats is still slipping into the supply chains of major American stores and supermarkets. The US has not enforced a law banning the import of goods made with forced labour since 2000 because of significant loopholes, The Associated Press has found. It has also spared Thailand from ...
Thailand rushes to fix illegal fishing after EU ban threat
Thai officials said they were rushing to crack down on illegal and unregulated fishing in a bid to avoid the European Union-:39:s threat to ban seafood import from the country. The EU on Tuesday gave Thailand, ...
Thai temple banned from making money off tigers
Bangkok (AFP) - Thailand-:39:s controversial -quot:Tiger Temple-quot: has been banned from charging tourists to visit dozens of big cats in their care, the parks department said Saturday, following a dispute between monks and officials over the welfare of the animals.
Thai police detain man, tighten security, after Samui car bomb
Bangkok (AFP) - Thai police have detained a man suspected of involvement in a car bomb on the resort island of Samui that wounded seven people, authorities said Sunday.