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India

Prapan Chankaew

Smog forces Bangkok schools to shut, but respite in doubt due to crop burning

21 Jan 2020

BANGKOK Thailand's capital on Tuesday ordered schools closed due to unhealthy levels of air pollution, and there were doubts whether the situation would improve in the coming months as farmers burn their sugarcane crop in the harvest season.

Thailand kicks off 2020 with plastic bag ban

01 Jan 2020

BANGKOK Thailand began the year with a ban on single-use plastic bags at major stores, continuing a campaign launched by the government and retailers towards a complete ban in 2021 to reduce waste and debris in the sea.

'I'm still scared' - Asia remembers tsunami that killed 230,000

26 Dec 2019

PHANG NGA, Thailand Communities across Asia commemorated the more than 230,000 victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Thursday, the 15th anniversary of one of the world's most deadly disasters. | Video

'I'm still scared' - Asia remembers tsunami that killed 230,000

26 Dec 2019

PHANG NGA, Thailand Communities across Asia commemorated the more than 230,000 victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Thursday, the 15th anniversary of one of the world's most deadly disasters. | Video

Temporary Thai tsunami orphanage becomes a permanent home

19 Dec 2019

PHANG NGA, Thailand An orphanage in southern Thailand has been Watana Sittirachot's home since 2004, when a deadly tsunami killed hundreds of thousands of people, including many of his family members, in one of the biggest natural disasters in recent history.

Temporary Thai tsunami orphanage becomes a permanent home

19 Dec 2019

PHANG NGA, Thailand An orphanage in southern Thailand has been Watana Sittirachot's home since 2004, when a deadly tsunami killed hundreds of thousands of people, including many of his family members, in one of the biggest natural disasters in recent history.

Hundreds of Thai tsunami victims yet to be identified, 15 years on

16 Dec 2019

TAKUA PA, Thailand Fifteen years after the Indian Ocean tsunami killed more than 230,000 people on Boxing Day, 2004, a cargo container at a police station in southern Thailand bears witness to the hundreds of victims whose remains were never identified. | Video

A question of taste in Thai contest to name baby pygmy hippo

01 Dec 2019

CHONBURI, Thailand Visitors to a zoo in Thailand are being offered a tasty choice over the name of its newest resident - a baby pygmy hippopotamus that is drawing crowds.

Thailand's 'floating' crosswalk makes drivers stop and look

29 Nov 2019

BANGKOK/KANCHANABURI, Thailand The Thai children walking on the zebra crossing look as if they are stepping from one white board, floating well above the road, to the next - but it is just an optical illusion, created by a volunteer group aimed at making roads safer for pedestrians. | Video

Drought reveals lost temple in Thailand submerged by dam

06 Aug 2019

LOPBURI, Thailand Thousands are flocking to see a Buddhist temple in central Thailand exposed after drought drove water levels to record lows in a dam reservoir where it had been submerged. | Video

World News

Civil unrest flares in U.S. cities over Minneapolis killing

The full Minnesota National Guard was activated for the first time since World War Two after four nights of sometimes violent protests that have spread to other U.S. cities following the killing of a black man by a white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck.