Edition:
India

Prapan Chankaew

Unleash the ducks! Thai drought worries threaten farming tradition

15 Sep 2020

NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand After harvesting the rice crop in this part of central Thailand, a flock of around 10,000 ducks is released from a pen and instinctively stream towards the flooded fields to devour pests such as snails hiding in the rice stubble.

Thailand's oldest hippo celebrates birthday with fruit and song

09 Sep 2020

CHONBURI, Thailand As children and other spectators sang to mark her 55th birthday, Thailand's oldest hippopotamus Mae Mali chomped on an assortment of fruit and vegetables arranged in the shape of a cake. | Video

Fans gather for final showings at Thailand's much-loved La Scala theatre

04 Jul 2020

BANGKOK Donning masks and observing social-distancing practices, movie and theatre fans on Saturday bid a final farewell to Thailand's La Scala theatre in Bangkok, which is set to close its doors in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Thailand and Myanmar burn seized drugs worth $2 billion

26 Jun 2020

AYUTTHAYA, Thailand/YANGON Thailand and Myanmar destroyed 25 tonnes of illicit drugs collectively worth more than $2 billion on Friday, but said the tide of drugs was growing as organised crime gangs boost supply and find new channels to do business.

Thailand and Myanmar burn seized drugs worth $2 billion

26 Jun 2020

AYUTTHAYA, Thailand/YANGON, June 26 Thailand and Myanmar destroyed 25 tonnes of illicit drugs collectively worth more than $2 billion on Friday, but said the tide of drugs was growing as organised crime gangs boost supply and find new channels to do business.

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.

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