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Thai Prime-Minister to visit Kazakhstan in summer
Thai Prime-Minister to visit Kazakhstan in summer

Prime-Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra plans to visit Kazakhstan in August.

Thai Prime-Minister to visit Kazakhstan in summer
Cambodia, Thailand take temple dispute to top UN court
Cambodia, Thailand take temple dispute to top UN court

Thailand and Cambodia are to face off at the UN's highest court Monday in a dispute over land surrounding a flashpoint temple that has seen deadly clashes along their joint border.

Cambodia, Thailand take temple dispute to top UN court
©REUTERS/Chinawat Singha
Five dead, 53 hurt in Thai bus cliff plunge

Five people died, including a seven-month-old baby and a Belgian woman, and 53 were injured when a Thai tour bus plummeted off a hillside in northern Thailand after its brakes failed.

Five dead, 53 hurt in Thai bus cliff plunge
Ruthless crime gangs driving global wildlife trade
Ruthless crime gangs driving global wildlife trade

Ruthless and heavily armed "criminal syndicates" linked to drug smugglers and militias are running the global wildlife trade and turning their guns on the park rangers tasked with protecting endangered species.

Ruthless crime gangs driving global wildlife trade
Thai tourist industry 'driving' elephant smuggling
Thai tourist industry 'driving' elephant smuggling

Smuggling the world's largest land animal across an international border sounds like a mammoth undertaking, but activists say that does not stop traffickers supplying Asian elephants to Thai tourist attractions.

Thai tourist industry 'driving' elephant smuggling
Thailand, rebel group agree to seek peace talks
Thailand, rebel group agree to seek peace talks

Thailand signed its first-ever public agreement with a rebel group in its Muslim-majority south on Thursday, pledging to work toward peace talks aimed at ending a festering insurgency.

Thailand, rebel group agree to seek peace talks
Peter Root and Mary Thompson. Photo courtesy of thisisguernsey.com
British world cycle couple dead in Thai crash: police

A British couple who were 18 months into a trip around the world by bicycle have been killed in a road accident in Thailand.

British world cycle couple dead in Thai crash: police
Thai couple smooch to a new world record
Thai couple smooch to a new world record

A kiss lasting nearly two-and-a-half days propelled one determined Thai couple to a new record for the world's longest smooch on Valentine's Day.

Thai couple smooch to a new world record
Kazakhstan won Thailand in Fed Cup
Kazakhstan won Thailand in Fed Cup

A Kazakhstan duo played against Noppawan Lertcheewakarn/Varatchaya Wongteanchai. This was a tough match for the Kazakhstan’s tennis players.

Kazakhstan won Thailand in Fed Cup
Yaroslava Shvedova. Photo courtesy of gotennis.ru
Tennis: Shvedova unexpectedly looses to 19-y.o. Kumkhumas of Thailand

Kazakhstan's Shvedova experienced problems with her back during the second set. This cost her the victory.

Tennis: Shvedova unexpectedly looses to 19-y.o. Kumkhumas of Thailand
Tennis: Kseniya Pervak defeats her yet another rival at Fed Cup
Tennis: Kseniya Pervak defeats her yet another rival at Fed Cup

Kazakhstan’s Pervak played against Thailand’s Nudnida Luangnam who is ranked 212th in the WTA ranking.

Tennis: Kseniya Pervak defeats her yet another rival at Fed Cup
Syringes, surgery and slaps: Thais suffer for beauty
Syringes, surgery and slaps: Thais suffer for beauty

From breast-slapping and gold thread face-lifts, to vaginal whitening soaps and olive oil penis enlargements, image obsessed Thais are going to ever increasing extremes in the quest for beauty.

Syringes, surgery and slaps: Thais suffer for beauty
Thailand grants access to presumed Rohingya: UN
Thailand grants access to presumed Rohingya: UN

The UN's refugee arm said Wednesday it had permission from Thailand to access some 850 people, many thought to be from Myanmar's Rohingya minority, held after raids on hidden camps in the Thai south.

Thailand grants access to presumed Rohingya: UN
Gulnara Birzhanova. Photo courtesy of the official Miss Tourism World 2012 website
Kazakhstan beauty won Miss Photogenic at Miss Tourism World 2012

Russia’s Tatyana Maksimova became Miss Tourism World 2012, while Kazakhstan beauty became Miss Photogenic of the pageant.

Kazakhstan beauty won Miss Photogenic at Miss Tourism World 2012
Mekong River. ©REUTERS
New species, old threats to Mekong wildlife: WWF

From a devilish-looking bat to a frog that sings like a bird, scientists have identified 126 new species in the Greater Mekong area, the WWF said Tuesday in a new report detailing discoveries in 2011.

New species, old threats to Mekong wildlife: WWF
Thai 'Red Shirt' protest leaders go on trial
Thai 'Red Shirt' protest leaders go on trial

A terrorism trial against Thai leaders of the 2010 "Red Shirt" protests began on Friday, a day after the nation's former premier was charged over his role in the deadly unrest.

Thai 'Red Shirt' protest leaders go on trial
Hundreds of Thai schools close after teacher attacks
Hundreds of Thai schools close after teacher attacks

Teachers in Thailand's restive south suspended lessons at hundreds of schools Thursday after gun attacks on two educators this week, in the second recent class stoppage in the region over security fears.

Hundreds of Thai schools close after teacher attacks
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej. ©REUTERS
Thais pack Bangkok for king's birthday celebration

Tens of thousands of Thais crowded central Bangkok on Wednesday for a rare address by King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch, as part of celebrations for his 85th birthday.

Thais pack Bangkok for king's birthday celebration
Tensions flare at political rally in Bangkok
Tensions flare at political rally in Bangkok

Thai police fired tear gas and detained dozens of people as tensions flared at an anti-government protest Saturday in Bangkok, the scene of several outbreaks of violent unrest in recent years.

Tensions flare at political rally in Bangkok
Gulnara Birzhanova. Photo courtesy of the organizers of the pageant
PHOTO: Astana student will represent Kazakhstan at Miss World Tourism pageant in Bangkok

Participants of the pageant will visit all main tourist attractions of the country prior to the final show of the contest.

PHOTO: Astana student will represent Kazakhstan at Miss World Tourism pageant in Bangkok