• Fri, 04 Jan 2019 11:32
    Tourists hunker down as Storm Pabuk has Thailand in its sights
    Surat Thani - Tourists marooned on Thai islands hunkered down Friday as Tropical Storm Pabuk edged closer, forcing airports and ferries to close and bringing downpours and massive sea swells hours before its expected landfall.
  • Thu, 03 Jan 2019 18:25
    Tourists flee Thai islands as Tropical Storm Pabuk closes in
    Tens of thousands of tourists have fled some of Thailand's most popular islands and resort areas as Tropical Storm Pabuk closes in and threatens to batter the southern part of the kingdom with heavy rains, winds and seven-metre (22-foot) waves.
  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:35
    On Thai island, hotel guests check out of plastic waste
    For the millions of sun seekers who head to Thailand's resort island of Phuket each year in search of stunning beaches and clear waters, cutting down on waste may not be a top priority.
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  • Fri, 06 Jul 2018 06:49
    One dead, dozens of Chinese tourists missing as Thai boat capsizes
    One man died and dozens of Chinese tourists remain missing after a boat capsized as high winds whipped up rough seas off the Thai island of Phuket, officials said late Thursday, confirming the rescue had been suspended for the night.
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  • Sun, 01 Apr 2018 15:35
    Boat carrying Rohingya stops on Thai island: official
    A boat carrying dozens of Rohingya refugees trying to reach Malaysia briefly stopped on a Thai island, an official said Sunday, as fears grow about overcrowded camps for the stateless minority fleeing violence in Myanmar.
  • Fri, 29 Dec 2017 14:40
     Ivory Coast woman who swallowed over 1kg of cocaine held at Thai airport
    A 27-year-old woman from the Ivory Coast has been arrested on the Thai island of Phuket after an airport X-ray found more than one kilogramme of cocaine in her stomach wrapped in scores of small packets. 
  • Sun, 25 Dec 2016 12:56
    Beats, booze and bodypaint: full moon party defies Thai troubles
    KOH PHANGAN, Thailand - For many ravers on the tropical oasis of Koh Phangan, the origins of the Thai island's debauched full moon parties are as hazy as their memories of the beach bash the next morning.
  • Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:41
    Defence asks for more time in British backpacker murders
    Koh Samui - Lawyers for two Myanmar migrant workers accused of killing two British tourists on a Thai island appealed for more time on Thursday to prove they were scapegoats innocent of the brutal, high-profile murders.
  • Sat, 12 Sep 2015 01:00
    Murder of Britons - DNA on weapon does not match that of suspects
    DNA found on the weapon allegedly used to kill two Britons on the Thai island of Koh Tao last year did not match those of the defendants currently on trial, a forensics expert said in court yesterday, dealing a blow to the prosecution case.
  • Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:39
    No match for DNA on Koh Tao murder weapon, expert says
    Bangkok (dpa) - DNA found on the weapon allegedly used to kill two Britons on the Thai island of Koh Tao last year did not match those of the defendants currently on trial, a forensics expert said in court Friday, dealing a blow to the prosecution case.
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  • Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:43
    British tourist double murder trial opens on Thai island
    KOH SAMUI, Thailand (AFP) - The high-profile trial of two Myanmar migrants charged with killing two British holidaymakers opened Wednesday on the holiday island of Koh Samui, in a grim case that has tarnished Thailand's reputation as a tourist haven.
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  • Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:35
    Second DNA test for murder suspects allowed
    Thailand's police will allow two Myanmar men accused of killing a pair of British tourists on a Thai island to have another DNA test, as questions mount over the murder probe.
  • Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:34
    Rakhine group urges Thai PM to reopen probe into Koh Tao murder case
    Thailand's national police chief Pol Gen Somyot Poompanmoung today insisted that there were no scapegoats for the murder of two British tourists on the southern Thai island of Koh Tao.
  • Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:48
    Prayuth questions if 'tourists in bikinis' safe after murders
    BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's military ruler on Wednesday questioned whether tourists in bikinis are safe in the kingdom, in comments following the murder of two Britons whose battered bodies were found on a Thai island.
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  • Wed, 10 Jul 2013 00:00
    Thai islands named as vital wetlands
    Ko Kra in the Gulf and Ko RaKo Phra Thong to be listed by convention
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