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Juarawee Kittisilpa

Thailand says monkey labour 'almost non-existent' after UK shop ban

08 Jul 2020

BANGKOK Monkey labour to harvest coconuts for commercial products "is almost non-existent" in Thailand, the commerce minister said on Monday, after British retailers announced bans on products campaigners say use the animals in their production. | Video

Net gains: Thai project turns fishing nets into virus protection gear

03 Jul 2020

RAYONG/AYUTTHAYA, Thailand Thai fisherman Anan Jaitang used to pile tattered nylon fishing nets on the beach after hauls of wriggling crabs tore them beyond repair, but most of the nets wound up in the sea, threatening to entangle turtles and choke coral reefs. | Video

Trauma, abuse for Thai elephants taught tricks for tourists, charity says

29 Jun 2020

BANGKOK Undercover video obtained for an investigation into alleged animal cruelty shows baby elephants in Thailand taken from their mothers then exposed to abusive training methods to perform tricks for tourists, according to a wildlife charity.

Thai trials of COVID-19 vaccine reach make-or-break stage

22 Jun 2020

SARABURI, Thailand Thai scientists administered a second dose of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine to monkeys on Monday, looking for another positive response to enable clinical trials in humans as early as October.

Thai clinic offers mini face mask for up close beauty treatments

03 Jun 2020

BANGKOK As Thai businesses modify their work practices after coming out of lockdown, a beauty clinic in Bangkok has devised a mini face mask for clients receiving up close and personal cosmetic treatments during the era of the coronavirus. | Video

Thais return to temples in traditional garb - and masks

02 Jun 2020

AYUTTHAYA, Thailand Thais are starting to visit temples again as the mostly Buddhist country emerges from a coronavirus lockdown, although visitors are taking precautions such as wearing masks and getting temperature checks before entering the grounds. | Video

Thailand races to create COVID vaccine, eyes possible medical tourism boost

01 Jun 2020

AYUTTHAYA, Thailand Momentum is building behind Thailand's push to create its own coronavirus vaccine, with more manpower and resources dedicated to the effort amid hopes it could boost medical tourism.

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