Apr 29, 2015

Worker dies in Thai pet food meat grinder

A migrant worker from Myanmar was killed after he slipped into a meat grinder at a pet food factory in Thailand, police said Wednesday. The man, who police identified as 37-year-old Zaw May Zir, died on Monday evening at a factory in southeastern Chonburi ...

Apr 27, 2015

Thailand seizes 3 tons of elephant tusks smuggled from Kenya

Customs officials in Thailand say they’ve seized 3 tons of ivory worth $6 million hidden in tea leaf sacks in what they’re calling the second-biggest bust in the country’s history. Customs Department Director-General Somchai Sujjapongse says the 511 elephant tusks were bound for Laos ...

Car bomb in Koh Samui hurts seven in Thailand

Apr 11, 2015

Car bomb in Koh Samui hurts seven in Thailand

A car bomb wounded seven people, including an Italian girl, when it exploded in the parking area of a shopping mall on the Thai tourist island of Koh Samui, police said Saturday. The bomb was packed inside a Mazda pick-up truck and exploded late ...

Apr 9, 2015

Tourists escape Thai ferry blaze, 1 dead

Scores of foreign tourists endured a dramatic sea rescue after a blaze devoured a ferry traveling between two resort hotspots in southern Thailand, police said Wednesday. One 12-year-old Israeli girl was found dead, Thai authorities later said. Speedboats raced to evacuate 117 passengers from ...