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PM2.5 Dust Shrouds Southern Thailand

SONGKHLA — The deep south provinces are facing dangerous amounts of PM2.5 dust due to smog blowing northward from the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Isaan Flood Update: Gov’t Dinner Party Cancelled, Donation Race Begins

BANGKOK — Government leaders and TV personalities on Tuesday are soliciting donations to assist those affected by ongoing floods in the northeast that have claimed at least 30 lives.
Chuang Chuang and his 18th birthday treat at Chiang Mai Zoo on Aug. 6, 2018.

Celebrity Giant Panda Chuang Chuang Dies at 19

CHIANG MAI — The much beloved giant panda Chuang Chuang died of unknown cause on Monday evening while living in Chiang Mai Zoo, according to an official announcement.
A confiscated tiger at Khao Prathap Chang wildlife sanctuary on Sept. 15.

Half of the Tigers Seized from Tiger Temple Now Dead

Update: The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation announced Monday afternoon that the tigers were infected with canine distemper virus, which they might...
An auction organizer poses next to an "Ultraman Buddha" painting which sold for 2 million baht on Sep. 13, 2019. Image: ปกรณ์ พรชีวางกูร / Facebook

Group Drops ‘Ultraman Buddha’ Charges, But Sees Larger Conspiracy

BANGKOK — Hardline Buddhists on Monday they withdrew charges of religious sabotage against a student who depicted Buddha as a Japanese superhero in her now-viral paintings, but vowed legal prosecution will continue.
Officials evacuate cattle from a flooded area in Ubon Ratchathani province on Sept. 7.

#SaveUbon: Netizens Rally for Drowned Isaan Province

UBON RATCHATHANI — Netizens are pouring their support to a northeastern province, more than half of whose area is under floodwaters as of Thursday. 
Pakorn Porncheewarakun, middle, standing with the painting among his friends who also bought the paintings from the artist. The censors are from the original image posted on Pakorn’s Facebook on Sept. 11. Photo: Pakorn Porncheewarakun / Facebook

‘Ultraman Buddha’ Painting Auctioned Off for 600K

BANGKOK — A controversial painting depicting Buddha as a Japanese superhero was auctioned off for 600,000 baht on Thursday, despite legal threats from a group of Buddhist fanatics.
In this April 11, 2009, file photo, anti-government leader Arisman Pongruangrong is cheered as he and others march through the 14th ASEAN Convention Center in Pattaya, Thailand. Thailand's Supreme Court has affirmed the prison sentences of 12 members of the "Red Shirt" political movement on charges related to rioting that disrupted an important regional conference in 2009. Photo: David Longstreath / AP

High Court Affirms Guilt of 2009 Red Shirt Pattaya Rioters

BANGKOK — Thailand's Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the prison sentences of 12 members of the "Red Shirt" political movement convicted in connection with...
Narongsak Plaiaram at the Criminal Court on Sept. 5.

Five Redshirts Acquitted of M79 Bomb Attacks

BANGKOK — A court has found a group of Redshirt protesters innocent of multiple charges related to a grenade attack on a former protest...
Sumaiya Minka, left, with Future Forward Party MP Pannika Wanich on Sept. 4, 2019 at Parliament.

Wife of Dead Insurgent Suspect Alleges Torture, Shows Photos

BANGKOK – The wife of a suspected insurgent who died after falling unconscious while in military custody has revealed photos suggesting he might have...

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