Jul 1, 2016

U.S. takes Thailand off human trafficking blacklist; Myanmar demoted

The United States removed Thailand from its human trafficking blacklist on Thursday, though forced labor remains widespread in the nation’s lucrative seafood industry. The State Department made the assessment in its annual Trafficking in Persons Report, which examines 188 governments’ efforts in combating modern-day ...

Ancient urban networks around Angkor Wat discovered

Jun 16, 2016

Ancient urban networks around Angkor Wat discovered

An Australian archaeologist and his colleagues have found evidence of previously undiscovered medieval urban and agricultural networks surrounding the ancient city of Angkor Wat. Using high-tech lasers to scan the Cambodian jungle, Damian Evans and colleagues say they found traces of extensive networks surrounding ...

Ailing Thai king marks 70 years since accession to throne

Jun 9, 2016

Ailing Thai king marks 70 years since accession to throne

Hundreds of orange-robed monks led ceremonies Thursday marking 70 years since Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej ascended to the throne following the mysterious death of his brother, as anxiety grows over the health of the ailing octogenarian. The 88-year-old king is the world’s longest serving ...

May 26, 2016

Former Shimizu boss Ghotbi says future 'bright' for Thai soccer

Former Shimizu S-Pulse and Iran manager Afshin Ghotbi, named new coach of Buriram United on Tuesday, believes Thai soccer is on the rise and gaining on Asia’s two premier leagues, the J. League and K-League. “Both K-League and J. League have a longer history ...

Thai man bloodied but unbowed after snake attacks him in toilet

May 26, 2016

Thai man bloodied but unbowed after snake attacks him in toilet

A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3-meter (10-foot) python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet. Attaporn Boonmakchuay was smiling as television stations interviewed ...