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Deaths in Thailand tourist boat accident rise to 27

The tourist boat Phoenix capsized and sank in rough seas off Thailand's Phuket island on Thursday with 105 passengers on board, including 93 Chinese tourists and 12 Thai crew and tourist guides.

Thai rights news conference called off after police warning

Activists had planned to hold a news conference at the Maneeya Center in Bangkok - home to the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) - to call on the junta to keep its promise of an election this year, but police issued a warning that stopped the event from going ahead.


Thailand: Eight people gunned down in Krabi over 'personal conflict'

Eight people, including three children, were killed by gunmen in Thailand's Krabi province, police said on Tuesday, a mass slaying investigators believe was sparked by a personal conflict. The gang took ten people hostage.

Bangkok blast probe: Malaysia detains 8 suspects for questioning

National deputy police chief Noor Rashid Ibrahim said ethnic Uighurs were detained in the past week in Kuala Lumpur as well as in northeastern Kelantan state.

Bangkok bombing: Thai police seek 10th suspect in deadly blast

Authorities will seek an arrest warrant soon for a man who shared an apartment with a suspect who was arrested a week ago when a police raid found bomb-making materials in his room.

Bangkok Blast: Police says suspect's prints match those on bomb material

The investigation into the attack has picked up in recent days with the arrest of two suspects and raids on two apartments on the outskirts of Bangkok that contained bomb-making materials.


Arrested Bangkok blast suspect part of people-smuggling gang: Thai police

Thailand police say he is not the man seen on CCTV footage leaving a bag at the Erawan Brahma Shrine before the explosion.

Police fear Bangkok bombing suspect may have fled country

Surveillance video leaked to Thai media shows a man in a blue shirt placing a bag on a riverside walkway, then kicking it into the water.

Bangkok bombing: New surveillance video offers possible bombing clue

A new surveillance video has surfaced offering a possible clue to solving the crime.

Bangkok blasts a blow to tourism, pillar of ailing economy

The Southeast Asian country's tourism industry has expanded strongly over recent years, driven by rising numbers of Chinese tourists, which has helped offset the drag on growth from a decade of political instability.

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Severe air pollution forces Bangkok to close hundreds of schools

The Pollution Control Department said the amount of especially dangerous tiny ``PM 2.5'' particles has risen in all areas in and around Bangkok since Monday.