Fossils of unknown dinosaur found in Thailand

Jan 15, 2016

Fossils of unknown dinosaur found in Thailand

Fossils of a dinosaur discovered in Thailand from layers of earth dating back some 120 million years have been found to be those of an unknown species of iguanodon, a Japanese university said Friday. The new dinosaur, believed to be 6 meters tall, has ...

Jan 11, 2016

Thai king leaves hospital, for outing since admission last year

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej left hospital on Monday to visit his Bangkok palace, his first such outing since he was admitted last year. His trip to the Chitralada Palace follows a Royal Household Bureau announcement on Sunday that the 88-year-old king was recovering from ...

Thai skin-whitening ad provokes race storm

Jan 9, 2016

Thai skin-whitening ad provokes race storm

A Thai company pulled an advert for skin-lightening pills on Friday following an outcry on social media over a product sold with the tag line “white makes you a winner.” It is the latest marketing gaffe to draw accusations of racism in a kingdom ...

Dec 29, 2015

Japanese transport minister visits rail projects in Thailand

Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii visited Japanese rail projects in Thailand while en route from Laos to Japan on Tuesday, a Thai official said. During an unofficial two-day transit stop in Bangkok, starting Monday, Ishii was scheduled to meet Wuttichart Kala-yanamit, ...

Myanmar migrants found guilty of killing British backpackers

Dec 24, 2015

Myanmar migrants found guilty of killing British backpackers

A Thai court on Thursday sentenced two Myanmar migrants to death for the murder of two British backpackers on a resort island last year, in a case that raised questions about police competence and the treatment of migrant workers in Thailand. Human Rights Watch ...