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Marquez seals his sixth MotoGP title in Thailand

10 October, 2019 1:35 pm 1:35 pm

BURIRAM (Reuters) – Honda’s Marc Marquez sealed his sixth MotoGP title with four races to spare after winning the Thai Grand Prix on Sunday. The Spaniard had to score two points more than Italian Ducati rival Andrea Dovizioso, who finished fourth at Buriram’s Chang International Circuit, to wrap up his fourth championship in a row. … Read More

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Six elephants die after falling into waterfall in Thailand

10 October, 2019 8:19 am 8:19 am

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Six wild elephants have died after falling into a waterfall at the Khao Yai National Park in Thailand. Two others were saved in the incident at the Haew Narok Waterfall in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, officials said. The dead elephants included a three-year old calf, said park chief Kanchit Srinoppawan. … Read More


US’s General Motors slashes some 350 jobs in Thailand operations

08 August, 2019 12:48 am 12:48 am

BANGKOK (Reuters) – US automaker giant General Motors (GM) has slashed about 350 jobs from its Thai subsidiary’s operations, a labor representative said on Friday, slashing more than 15% of the workforce for the US automaker that has two factories in Thailand. Thailand is a major manufacturing hub in the competitive Southeast Asian auto market. … Read More

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Alex scores five as US beat Thailand with record 13-0 win

06 June, 2019 10:42 am 10:42 am

REIMS, France (Reuters) – Striker Alex Morgan scored five times as holders the United States began their World Cup campaign with a record 13-0 win over Thailand on Tuesday. The Group F result was the largest margin of victory in either the men’s or women’s World Cup. When the Americans headed for the interval 3-0 … Read More

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Thailand blames Australia for arrest of refugee Bahraini footballer

02 February, 2019 1:54 pm 1:54 pm

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand defended on Wednesday its arrest of a Bahraini footballer with refugee status in Australia, saying officials only detained him because Australian authorities sent an Interpol “red notice” after he boarded a plane to Bangkok. Hakeem Al Araibi’s case has drawn international criticism as a Thai court considers an extradition request from … Read More

FIFA demands Bahraini refugee player be allowed back to Australia

01 January, 2019 8:10 am 8:10 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – International football’s governing body FIFA says a Bahraini refugee player facing possible deportation from Thailand, should be freed and be allowed to return to Australia to continue his career. Thai authorities arrested Hakeem Al Araibi, who plays in Australia where he has refugee status, on arrival at a Bangkok airport in November, … Read More

Thailand approves medical marijuana in New Year’s ‘gift’

12 December, 2018 5:28 pm 5:28 pm

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand approved marijuana for medical use and research on Tuesday, the first legalisation of the drug in a region with some of the world’s strictest drug laws. The junta-appointed parliament in Thailand, a country which until the 1930s had a tradition of using marijuana to relieve pain and fatigue, voted to amend … Read More

China engages in Australia’s largest maritime drill for first time

09 September, 2018 9:02 am 9:02 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – China is participating for the first time in Australia’s largest maritime exercise as more than 3,000 personnel from 27 countries engage in joint training off the strategic northern port of Darwin. Exercise Kakadu is hosting 23 ships and submarines from across the Indo-Pacific region, enabling them to establish familiarity which helps to … Read More

Thailand’s Queen Mother admitted to hospital

08 August, 2018 10:12 am 10:12 am

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s 86-year-old Queen Mother Sirikit is being treated for influenza at a Bangkok hospital, the Royal Household Bureau said in a statement on Monday in a rare statement on her health. Sirikit, who was queen consort to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in 2016 after seven decades on the throne, … Read More

‘Limited time’ for daring rescue mission to free Thailand’...

07 July, 2018 8:55 am 8:55 am

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) – There is “limited time” to bring out 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach who have been trapped for two weeks inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand before heavy rains set in, the rescue mission’s head said on Saturday. The warning came a day after a Thai diver died during … Read More

Thailand boat accident: one dead, 56 missing after tourist boat sinks

07 July, 2018 12:09 pm 12:09 pm

BANGKOK (Reuters) – A Chinese man has died and 56 other people are missing after a tourist boat capsized in turbulent waters off the coast of Thailand’s popular Phuket tourist island. Rescuers carry an injured person on a stretcher after a boat capsized off the tourist island of Phuket, Thailand July 5, 2018 in this … Read More