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Asia battles drug-resistant malaria
Asia battles drug-resistant malaria

Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in Asia, experts warned as a high-level conference opened Wednesday with the aim of hammering out an action plan to strengthen the region's response.

Asia battles drug-resistant malaria
Thai 'transgender airline' grounded over finances
Thai 'transgender airline' grounded over finances

Months after taking to the skies with Thailand's first transsexual air crew, fledgling carrier PC Air has suspended services over financial troubles that left passengers stranded in South Korea.

Thai 'transgender airline' grounded over finances
©REUTERS/Athar Hussain
Hundreds jailed by 'fake' bomb detectors in Thai south

Implicated by the wand of a "bogus" bomb detector, Hassan became one of hundreds detained in Thailand's insurgency-racked south because of equipment that experts say is useless.

Hundreds jailed by 'fake' bomb detectors in Thai south
©REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
Dengue fever: Vaccine trial raises a muted cheer

A prototype vaccine for dengue notched up the best success yet against the disease but failed to protect against all its viral strains.

Dengue fever: Vaccine trial raises a muted cheer
Thailand grapples with killer student gangs
Thailand grapples with killer student gangs

Sweat dripping from their foreheads as they complete a set of press-ups, students at a Thai army boot camp are momentary allies, but a spate of gang shootings suggests it is an uneasy peace.

Thailand grapples with killer student gangs
Fire breaks out at the Tiger Pub on Patong beach. ©REUTERS
'Four dead' in fire at Thai tourist nightclub

A fire ripped through a nightclub popular with foreign tourists in Thailand early Friday, leaving at least four people dead and more than 20 others injured, officials said.

'Four dead' in fire at Thai tourist nightclub
Asia fuels record elephant, rhino killings: WWF
Asia fuels record elephant, rhino killings: WWF

China, Vietnam and Thailand are among the worst offenders in fuelling a global black market that is seeing record numbers of elephants and rhinos killed in Africa.

Asia fuels record elephant, rhino killings: WWF
©REUTERS/Supri Supri
Two killed in Thai south as Ramadan starts

Two civilians were killed and four wounded in bomb and shooting attacks in southern Thailand, a military spokesman said Friday, as the region marked the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Two killed in Thai south as Ramadan starts
Thai pardon for US citizen jailed for royal insult
Thai pardon for US citizen jailed for royal insult

Thailand on Wednesday said a Thai-born US citizen jailed for insulting the kingdom's revered monarch had been granted a royal pardon, in a move welcomed by the US.

Thai pardon for US citizen jailed for royal insult
Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Two foreign designers failed to come to Kazakhstan Fashion Week

Foreign designers declared in the program failed to come to Kazakhstan to participate in the 2012/2013 Fashion Week of autumn-winter season.

Two foreign designers failed to come to Kazakhstan Fashion Week
Chokan Valikhanov yacht crew. Photo ©Maulen Namazbekov
Chokan Valikhanov yacht crew plans to complete their circumnavigation before summer

The yacht has reached the Malaysian port city Dixon and is waiting on Langkawi island (Malaysia) for a technical check-up.

Chokan Valikhanov yacht crew plans to complete their circumnavigation before summer
The fight between Zhanat Zhakiyanov and a boxer from Thailand
PHOTO: Kazakh boxer defended his Asian Champion title

Zhanat Zhakiyanov defeated Lookdiew Torbuamas from Thailand in Petropavlovsk on January 27.

PHOTO: Kazakh boxer defended his Asian Champion title
Finland displacing Egypt as New Year tour destination for Kazakhstan
Finland displacing Egypt as New Year tour destination for Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan residents won't change their preferences when choosing New Year tours this year.

Finland displacing Egypt as New Year tour destination for Kazakhstan