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Chinese New Year Goes Off Full-Cocked at Lumphini Park (Photos)

BANGKOK — Rooster statues, costumes and edibles welcomed revelers to Lumphini Park on Saturday night, where Chinese New Year festivities were staged.

Motor Expo Opens With All Eyes on New Models (Cars Too)

BANGKOK — Motor Expo 2017 got underway Friday at Impact Muang Thong Thani, and with it a read of the cultural barometer that is how the promotional models are dressed.

Two Thai Buildings Named Favorites by World’s Architecture Geeks

BANGKOK — Two Thai buildings — one in the capital and another in Isaan – have been voted the best of more than 3,000 architectural projects from around the world on Tuesday.

Proliferation of Internet Porn Spells End of Nudity in Playboy

Now readers of Playboy, the glossy men's magazine known for its nude fold-outs, can honestly say they are buying the magazine for its articles.

Editorial: Junta’s Charter Paints Grim Future for Thai Democracy

The junta's 2014 Interim Constitution is robbing Thai people of their political voices.
In this Nov. 17, 2019 file photo Kanye West answers questions from Sr. pastor Joel Osteen during the 11 am service at Lakewood Church, in Houston. Photo: Michael Wyke/ AP

Kanye West’s ‘Jesus is King’ Film to Screen for 3 Days in Bangkok

BANGKOK — Raise your hands for “Selah” and nod sagely to yellow Bible verses on an ultramarine background – for three days, Kanye West’s experimental gospel film is coming to Thailand.

Mischievous Monkeys Moved out of Bangkok (Video)

BANGKOK — About 80 long-tailed, mischievous, long-tailed macaque monkeys will be relocated from the Bangkok outskirts and released into the wild and preservation areas.

Elderly Thai Elephant Dies in Depressing Japanese Zoo

TOKYO — An elderly Thai elephant that set off a petition drive to move her out of a small concrete pen in Japan died this morning.

Phahonyothin Traffic Nightmare to Get Worse for Three Years



BANGKOK — Parts of Phahonyothin Road in front of CentralPlaza Lardprao will shut down starting tonight for construction of the Green Line Skytrain extension until the work is finished – in just over three years.

Thailand's King Bhumibol Marks 65th Anniversary of Coronation

BANGKOK (DPA) — The world's longest-reigning monarch made a rare public appearance Tuesday during a Coronation Day ceremony at the Grand Palace in the Thai capital.

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