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Thai PM says floods to ease as river defences hold


Floods engulfing parts of the Thai capital should start to recede soon, the Prime Minister said on Saturday after barriers along Bangkok's swollen main river prevented a disastrous overflow.

Floodwaters enter Thai capital's second airport


Floodwaters in Thailand on Tuesday breached barriers defending Bangkok's second airport and have begun seeping into the compound, forcing at least one airline based there to suspend flights for a week

Bangkok bolsters river defences in flood battle


Thai troops on Sunday reinforced vulnerable barriers along Bangkok's Chao Phraya river after a sudden rise in the water level set back efforts to contain the worst floods in decades.

Prime Minister Y

Thai PM appeals for unity amid flood crisis


Thailand's premier urged the country's rival political factions on Wednesday to work together to tackle the worst floods in decades, as residents in parts of Bangkok were put on heightened alert.


Thai city offers bounty for fugitive crocodiles

The ancient Thai city of Ayutthaya, which has seen its temple engulfed in the kingdom's flood crisis, has discovered a new menace lurking in the floodwaters, crocodiles.

Around 100 reptiles are thoug

Thailand: Bangkok escape floods as waters recede


Thailand's government is expressing confidence that Bangkok will escape the worst flooding to hit this nation in decades as flood waters begin receding across central plains north of the capital.


Thai flood toll reaches 269


A total of 269 people have died and four people were missing in the floods that have inundated the upper region of the country for almost three months, authorities said.

Northern province of Phichit

100 crocodiles escape from flood-hit Thailand farm

Thai authorities are looking for about 100 crocodiles that escaped from a farm in a flood-hit province.

About 100 crocodiles escaped Sunday when the crocodile farm in central province of Uthai Thani

'Dramatic developments' in Myanmar: US official


A top US official on Monday said there are 'dramatic developments under way' in Myanmar, where the military-backed government has shown increasing signs of political reform.

Kurt Campbell, US Assist

Thailand rushes condoms to flood victims


Thailand scrambled on Wednesday to airlift condoms and other emergency health supplies to victims of its worst floods in decades to prevent a feared surge in unplanned pregnancies.

Five helicopters b

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