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African elephant survival tops agenda at Botswana talks

African ministers and experts meet next week in Botswana to chart ways to stamp out a spike in elephant killings fuelled by a growing demand for ivory in Asia.

African elephant survival tops agenda at Botswana talks
Free food and fiery resentment at Thai protests
Free food and fiery resentment at Thai protests

Underwear swings from washing lines near clusters of tents in the finance ministry grounds in Bangkok as food aromas and the cheerful screech of whistles fill the air. Welcome to street politics -- Thai style.

Free food and fiery resentment at Thai protests
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SCAT airlines to launch Astana - Bangkok flights

SCAT airline company will launch direct flights from Astana to Bangkok on December 29.

SCAT airlines to launch Astana - Bangkok flights
Indian temple to glitter with 300 kilos of Thai gold
Indian temple to glitter with 300 kilos of Thai gold

India's Mahabodhi temple, one of the world's holiest Buddhist shrines, is to have its dome inlaid with 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of gold donated by Thailand's king and other devotees.

Indian temple to glitter with 300 kilos of Thai gold
Migrant workers keep Thai fishing industry afloat
Migrant workers keep Thai fishing industry afloat

Sifting through freshly caught sardines at a port in southern Thailand, Shi-Jai is one of thousands of migrant workers -- including women and children -- who keep the kingdom's huge fishing industry in business.

Migrant workers keep Thai fishing industry afloat
Thai nomad theatres strive to preserve ancient art
Thai nomad theatres strive to preserve ancient art

They eat, sleep and raise their children beneath the stage floorboards and when dusk falls Thailand's travelling theatres come to life with ornate costumes, colourful face paint and high-pitched Chinese opera.

Thai nomad theatres strive to preserve ancient art
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Suspects arraigned in US over global penny-stock fraud

Six people appeared in US federal courts on Wednesday in connection with what American officials are calling one of the biggest international penny stock frauds ever investigated.

Suspects arraigned in US over global penny-stock fraud
Thai businessman Vikrom Kromadit. Photo by Marat Abilov©
People of Kazakhstan are different from other Asian nations; both men and women are beautiful: Thai billioanaire Vikrom Kromadit

Thai billionaire Vikrom Kromadit has arrived to Kazakhstan.

People of Kazakhstan are different from other Asian nations; both men and women are beautiful: Thai billioanaire Vikrom Kromadit
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Gene interplay helps to explain dengue's spread

Complex genetic interaction between the mosquito and the virus that causes dengue fever lie at the spread of this dangerous disease.

Gene interplay helps to explain dengue's spread
Kazakhstan rock band Motor-Roller. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Motor-Roller to concert and record album in Thailand

Kazakhstan's Motor-Roller rock band is departing to Thailand in August to record an album in two weeks and give a concert in Pattaya.

Motor-Roller to concert and record album in Thailand
Flying chickens, robot waiters: bizarre dining in Bangkok
Flying chickens, robot waiters: bizarre dining in Bangkok

From chickens catapulted across tables to meals dished up with a generous portion of sexual health advice, Bangkok is doing a roaring trade in unusual dining experiences.

Flying chickens, robot waiters: bizarre dining in Bangkok
US to sell military helicopters to Thailand
US to sell military helicopters to Thailand

The United States plans to sell six Lakota military helicopters to Thailand worth an estimated $77 million.

US to sell military helicopters to Thailand
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Wrestling: Kazakhstan's Greco-Roman wrestling team 3d at Asian Championship

Kazakhstan's Greco-Roman wrestling team won the third place in the general ranking at the 2013 Asian Junior Wrestling Championship in Phuket, Thailand.

Wrestling: Kazakhstan's Greco-Roman wrestling team 3d at Asian Championship
Photo courtesy of wrestling.kz
Wrestling: Kazakh gets Asian free-style title

Kazakhstan free-style wrestler won the champion title of the 2013 Asian Junior Wrestling Championship in Phuket, Thailand.

Wrestling: Kazakh gets Asian free-style title
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HIV regimen prevents infection among drug users

Giving injecting drug users a daily pill against HIV nearly halved their risk of infection by the AIDS virus.

HIV regimen prevents infection among drug users
World newspapers mull paywalls for survival
World newspapers mull paywalls for survival

Global newspaper chiefs have some rare good news to share after years of slumping print sales and advertising revenues -- readers appear increasingly willing to pay for online news.

World newspapers mull paywalls for survival
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No benefit from double dose of Tamiflu for flu: study

Tamiflu, the frontline treatment for influenza, offers no benefit for patients if it is administered in double the normal dose.

No benefit from double dose of Tamiflu for flu: study
Kazakhstan ambassador to Thailand appointed
Kazakhstan ambassador to Thailand appointed

Marat Yessenbayev was appointed Kazakhstan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Thailand.

Kazakhstan ambassador to Thailand appointed
The Caravan's route. Photo courtesy of organizers
Thai billionaire to visit Kazakhstan

Thai billionaire Vikrom Kromadit has started his third trip called Caravan Asia-2013. This year it will cover Asian countries, including Kazakhstan.

Thai billionaire to visit Kazakhstan
Thailand's yellow shirts protest. ©REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang
Thai 'Yellow Shirts' face court over airport rallies

Dozens of Thai royalist activists packed a Bangkok courtroom Monday to face charges relating to their roles in 2008 rallies that paralysed Thailand's main airports stranding thousands of tourists.

Thai 'Yellow Shirts' face court over airport rallies