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Wildlife Officials Hunt Poachers Who Shared Kills on Facebook

BANGKOK — National park officials said Wednesday they are hunting for poachers who have been showing off their illegal kills and trading protecting species online.

It’s Innovate or Die for Thailand’s ‘Demon’ Dance Master

Pichet Klunchun has won over some of those who condemned him for 'spoiling' traditional dance, and now he wants to change how audiences think.

Junta Backs Off From VAT Hike, Blames Fake News

BANGKOK — Public outrage over a proposed increase to the value-added tax, or VAT, led to the military government shelving the idea and blaming the media Friday for spreading fake news.

#CU100 Tells You Which Facebook Friends are ‘Dek Chula’

BANGKOK — In case you’re wondering why some Facebook friends changed their profiles to show graduation photos, here’s why.

Pheu Thai Politico Wanted for Tweets Insulting Prayuth

BANGKOK — A former politician is wanted by police for allegedly defaming junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha on Twitter.

Woman’s GrabBike Dinner Date Seduces Lonely Internet

BANGKOK — There’s no reason to dine alone anymore, ever.

Giraffe Birth Cam Too Raunchy for YouTube

HARPURSVILLE, New York — The owner of a New York zoo planning to live-stream a giraffe giving birth says the video feed was briefly removed from YouTube because animal rights activists labeled it sexually explicit.

Old Grievances Flare on Social Media Over Dhammakaya’s Divisiveness

BANGKOK — While police blockaded thousands of monks and followers in Wat Dhammakaya under the harsh, early summer sun for a fifth day, the online war of words was equally heated.

Puad Khee! Rose Tea is the New Laxative Trend

BANGKOK — A specialist in alternative medicine Friday people should take it easy with the pink-colored cups of tea which have spread online in photos recently.

Dhammajayo’s Bed Not Meant to Deceive, Dhammakaya Says

PATHUM THANI — During Thursday’s search of Wat Dhammakaya, officers from the Department of Special Investigation stumbled across what looked like a trick straight out of Scooby Doo.

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