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Thai court issues arrest warrant against Thaksin

Thailand's Supreme Court today issued an arrest warrant for ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra, in the latest abuse of power charges brought against the controversial tycoon.

Four dead in fire at Thai tourist nightclub


A fire ripped through a nightclub popular with foreign tourists on the Thai resort island of Phuket early on Friday, leaving at least four people dead and more than 20 others injured, officials said.

Sex, drugs, stigma put Thai transsexuals at HIV risk


From a cafe near the go-go bars of a Bangkok red light district where she campaigns for safe sex, Gigi gives an unvarnished view of how she joined Thailand's growing ranks of transgender people with H

India GDP growth seen at 6.5 % in 2012: ADB


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) cut its growth forecasts for developing Asia on Thursday, saying financial and economic problems in Europe and the United States had cut demand for exports, although Southeast Asia remained a bright spot.

Bangkok 'Smoking Kid' lights up Internet with quit message

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A child casually approaches an office worker on a cigarette break.

‘Can I get a light?’ asks the boy. ‘Don't you want to live and play?’ comes the shocked reply.

The scene is part of a Thai anti-smo

Indian financier jailed over 1990s crisis-era fraud in Thailand

A Thai court jailed an Indian financier for 10 years on Friday for massive embezzlement that helped bankrupt a Thai bank in the mid-1990s and spark a crisis in the financial sector that spread through

Myanmar's Suu Kyi says she's too busy for Facebook


Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is bullish on democratic reform, but she's not so sure about Facebook.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner, who was held under house arrest as a political prisone

Deadly Thai factory blaze sends toxic plume into sky

Several people were feared dead and dozens more were injured after a blaze tore through a chemical factory in eastern Thailand spewing toxic smoke into the air, local police said on Sunday.


282 killed during Songkran festival in Thailand

At least 282 people were killed and 3,059 others injured in road accidents during the first six days of Songkran festival, the Thai New Year, authorities here said on Tuesday.

Most Thais go to their

KFC Thailand in earthquake promotion apology


KFC Thailand apologised on Thursday for a post on its Facebook page urging Thais to hurry home and monitor earthquake news with a promotional bucket of chicken as tsunami fears gripped the nation.


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