Thailand searches for 31 sailors after navy ship sank
25 December 2022 | 7:49 am
A Thai navy vessel sank off the southeastern coast after running into strong winds. Authorities said about 75 out of the 106 personnel have been found.
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Critics have slammed the government for a slow vaccine rollout and insufficient prevention measures. There is also growing concern over the future of tourism, as officials roll out a new scheme to draw visitors.
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With Thailand going through its worst pandemic wave to date, protesters in Bangkok defied COVID restrictions to call for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha to step down.
31 Jul 2021
Workers prepare mattresses and blankets for 1800 cardboard beds at a field hospital at a warehouse in Don Muang International Airport in Bangkok. Thailand is among a host of Southeast Asian countries that kept infection numbers low during 2020 but now face record numbers of cases amid slow vaccination campaigns.
15 Aug 2021
The 57-year-old Swiss woman was found covered in a black sheet near a waterfall. Thai authorities have boosted security on the island of Phuket.
22 Aug 2021
Dozens of protesters march to the Royal Thai Police HQ in Bangkok, throwing paint at the entrance in a call to end the use of excessive force against them and demanding Premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha resign over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The riot police retaliate by firing water cannon at the crowd and arresting a couple of protesters. Anti-government rallies held in the past three days have been dispersed using rubber bullets, tear gas, and water cannon.
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Heavy rains brought on by tropical storm Dianmu have flooded ancient ruins and temples in Thailand's southern Ayutthaya, about 60 km (40 miles) north of Bangkok.
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In Thailand, cohabitation between humans and wild elephants is increasingly difficult, as the animals seek to expand their habitat. At least 20 people were killed by elephants last year. Meanwhile, out of fear or revenge for the damage to their crops, a dozen elephants are killed by humans in the country each year. But one NGO is trying to put an end to these incidents. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's James Vasina.
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As dawn breaks on a weekend morning over in Thailand's southwestern Samut Songkhram province, 102-year-old Sawang Janpram gears up in his running shoes for a race he has been looking forward to throughout the past week.
10 Apr 2022
Only cannabis containing over 0.2% of the psychoactive ingredient THC remains illegal. The intent behind the move is to promote use of cannabis for medicinal purposes and build an industry around such products.
20 May 2022
In 2020, Thai youth sparked the largest wave of anti-government protests since the 2014 military coup. But human rights activists say persecutions and systematic harassment have weakened the pro-democracy movement.
10 Jun 2022
Thailand is one of the few Asian countries where tigers still live in the wild. In recent years, the country has set up cameras and patrols to protect the felines and those efforts have paid off. However, while there are some 200 tigers roaming free in Thailand, ten times as many live in captivity, often in theme parks where the animals are treated as a tourist attractions. Wildlife conservation NGOs say these tiger parks are exploiting the big cats. Our colleagues at France 2 report, with FRANCE 24's James Mullholland and Camille Nedelec.
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Faced with economic instability and worsening violence, many Myanmar people are heading to Thailand. But the trip holds its own dangers, especially for women, says Thet Mon in a story supported by the Pulitzer Center.
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