Thai architect fights heat by greening Bangkok
28 August 2021 | 12:14 pm
Kotchakorn Voraakhom believes greening rooftops is one way to combat rising temperatures.
2 Mar 2017
The Bang Krachao neighbourhood of Bangkok, known as the 'Green Lung', is one of the last remaining spaces in the Thai capital not to have been overrun by skyscrapers and shopping malls.
1 May 2017
At least 27 people were injured on an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok on Monday (May 1) when their Boeing 777 hit turbulence, the Russian embassy in Thailand said in a statement.
8 Jan 2019
A thick layer of smog descended over Bangkok this morning sparking health warnings. The air pollution haze enveloped the Thai capital and could be seen for miles around - encompassing office blocks and sky scrapers while falling onto homes and roads.
7 Jan 2019
A Saudi woman detained at the airport in Bangkok says she will be killed if Thai immigration officials return her to Saudi Arabia. Her lawyer filed an injunction to block her deportation, but a Thai court rejected it.
17 Feb 2019
Federal Prosecutors to Review National Enquirer's Conduct Regarding Bezos.
5 Aug 2019
Six explosions, one near a famous skyscraper, have hit Bangkok as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attended a regional security summit. Unconfirmed reports suggest that other devices were found across the city.
11 Jan 2020
A medical clinic in Bangkok opens offering free cannabis oil to hundreds of Thais seeking relief from cancer, insomnia and muscle pain as the government drives home the economic and health benefits of marijuana.
23 Nov 2020
Thousands of high school students upset about Thailand's lacklustre education system rally alongside protestors dressed as dancing dinosaurs in Bangkok.
24 Dec 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a severe blow to bars and pubs in the Thai capital's once-bustling Khaosan Road. Devoid of foreign tourists, they're facing grim prospects.
31 Jan 2021
At the Chumchon Muban Phatthana school in Klong Toei, one of Bangkok's poorest neighbourhoods, army personnel wearing PPE suits disinfect schools ahead of their reopening on February 1. Schools have been closed since December after a new outbreak of the virus, with classes conducted online. Schools will remain closed in Samut Sakhon province, where mass testing is underway.
7 Mar 2021
Police shoot rubber bullets and use water cannon and tear gas against pro-democracy protesters in Bangkok, at a rally outside a military barracks where the Thai Prime Minister's residence is located. The movement, which is demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister, had lost steam in recent months, but outrage was revived after the recent detention of four prominent protest leaders on royal defamation charges.
19 Jun 2021
Miss Thailand 2020 serves meals prepared by Michelin Star chefs in a Bangkok slum hit by Covid. Khlong Toei -- Bangkok's largest slum -- has emerged in this third wave as a hotspot, due to the fact that most of its residents do not have the means to socially distance or work from home.
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As myriad supply chain and logistics problems pose fresh challenges to the global recovery, the IMF has trimmed its 2021 growth outlook. Evan Quasney, Global Vice President Supply Chain Solutions, told DW the problem cannot be fixed quickly.
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Out of 24 members of Gabriel Boric's Cabinet, 14 are women. Leftist Boric also appointed a former Central Bank chief as finance minister, which has been seen as a shift to the political center.
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French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin, who set off in a rowboat from Portugal on January 1 to cross the Atlantic solo, has vanished at sea with his boat found overturned and empty near the Azores archipelago, Portugal's navy said. The 75-year-old Savin's support team had said in a Facebook post on Saturday that his body had been found inside the cabin of his sleek, purpose-built boat Audacious, but late on Sunday issued another statement signed by his daughter Manon that the body had not been recovered.