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Aug 11, 2018

Thai child bride returns from Malaysia after outcry

An 11-year-old child bride has returned to Thailand after widespread outcry over her marriage to a Malaysian man 30 years her senior, an official told AFP on Saturday. Malaysian Muslims below the age of 16 are allowed to wed with the permission of religious courts ...

Boys rescued from cave get Thai citizenship

Aug 9, 2018

Boys rescued from cave get Thai citizenship

Three young soccer players and their coach, who were rescued with other teammates after almost three weeks in a flooded cave, were granted Thai citizenship on Wednesday. All four had been stateless, and their lack of citizenship deprived them of some basic benefits and rights, ...

Aug 7, 2018

Positive sentiment among Japan firms in Thailand at six-year high

Japanese companies operating in Thailand are upbeat about the business climate thanks to recovery in the automobile sector and its spillover effects to other sectors, with a diffusion index for the second half of this year reaching the highest level in six years. The index ...

Thailand's rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple

Aug 4, 2018

Thailand's rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple

With their head bowed and wearing orange robes, the members of the boys' soccer team rescued from almost three weeks trapped in a cave in northern Thailand on Saturday completed their time as novice Buddhist monks. About 300 people gathered for the ceremony on a ...

Nine Australians awarded bravery medals for Thai cave rescue

Jul 24, 2018

Nine Australians awarded bravery medals for Thai cave rescue

Nine Australians involved in rescuing 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand were awarded bravery medals on Tuesday for putting their lives in danger during the treacherous ordeal. Anesthetist Richard Harris and his dive buddy Craig Challen, a retired veterinarian, ...