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Aliens blamed as car keys stop working outside Tesco
A Tesco store pictured from the car park.
Tall Tales

Aliens blamed as car keys stop working outside Tesco

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Mar 2021
Tourist faces jail in Thailand over Tripadvisor reviews
Bangkok, Thailand
In Brief

Tourist faces jail in Thailand over Tripadvisor reviews

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Sep 2020
Old television set knocked out village’s broadband
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In Brief

Old television set knocked out village’s broadband

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Sep 2020
Author names, Thai protests and galaxies far, far away
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In Depth

Author names, Thai protests and galaxies far, far away

Should George Elliot now be called Mary Ann Evans? Is the Thai monarchy in trouble? What can our twin galaxy tell us?
21 Aug 2020
Rayavadee review: remote jungle luxury
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In Review

Rayavadee review: remote jungle luxury

27 Jan 2020
Why British dementia patients are being sent to Thailand
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In Brief

Why British dementia patients are being sent to Thailand

New research reveals desperate families seeking affordable care overseas for relatives with the disease
13 Jan 2020
Elon Musk lawyer demands apology from ‘paedo guy’ diver
Vernon Unsworth
In Depth

Elon Musk lawyer demands apology from ‘paedo guy’ diver

Cave expert Vernon Unsworth insulted the Tesla founder’s miniature submarine during Thai rescue operation
6 Dec 2019

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Koh Samui to Bangkok: seaside serenity to busy metropolis
In Review

Koh Samui to Bangkok: seaside serenity to busy metropolis

20 Nov 2019
Is Thailand about to move its capital?
BANGKOK-THAILAND - JANUARY 25: Cars move slowly during rush hour traffic January 25, 2006 in Bangkok, Thailand. According to reports Bangkok estimates that it loses 6 percent of its economic
In Brief

Is Thailand about to move its capital?

Proposal to relocate from Bangkok comes weeks after Indonesia announced similar plan
30 Sep 2019
Santiburi Koh Samui review: an oasis of calm
Sanitburi Koh Samui
In Review

Santiburi Koh Samui review: an oasis of calm

Koh Samui’s elder statesman shows us why it’s one of Thailand’s top luxury getaways
27 Sep 2019
Rosewood Bangkok review: basking in neon glow
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In Review

Rosewood Bangkok review: basking in neon glow

Bangkok’s new kid on the block offers a top-down persecutive on the city that never stops
10 Sep 2019
Is Thailand safe to visit in 2019?
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In Depth

Is Thailand safe to visit in 2019?

Concerns over security after failed bombing in Bangkok
23 Aug 2019
Brit accused of murder dies in Thai prison
Kevin Smitham
In Brief

Brit accused of murder dies in Thai prison

Nottingham-born Kevin Smitham, 51, was found dead in August last year after being accused of murdering his Thai wife
15 Apr 2019
Pro-military party takes lead in Thai elections
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Pro-military party takes lead in Thai elections

Palang Pracha Rath leads the popular vote with 93% of votes counted
25 Mar 2019
Thailand facing biggest pro-democracy protests in years
Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand
In Brief

Thailand facing biggest pro-democracy protests in years

Anger grows as ruling military junta again postpones election initially promised for 2015
14 Jan 2019
Why Saudi teenager barricaded herself in Thai hotel
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun
In Brief

Why Saudi teenager barricaded herself in Thai hotel

The 18-year-old says she is seeking asylum in Australia after renouncing Islam and ‘will be killed’ if sent home
7 Jan 2019
Thailand: police discover bodies ‘filled with concrete’
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Thailand: police discover bodies ‘filled with concrete’

Police fear the two victims are missing political activists
2 Jan 2019
Who was the ‘Thai bride’ dumped on the Yorkshire Dales?
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In Depth

Who was the ‘Thai bride’ dumped on the Yorkshire Dales?

New evidence suggests dead Southeast Asian woman had been living in north England after marrying English man
10 Dec 2018
Brit and Canadian face ten years in Thai prison for graffiti
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In Brief

Brit and Canadian face ten years in Thai prison for graffiti

‘Ridiculously drunk’ tourists defaced 13th-century wall after night out
24 Oct 2018
Alan Hogg: bodies of British man and wife found in Thailand
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Alan Hogg: bodies of British man and wife found in Thailand

Two men confess to shooting and bludgeoning couple over family feud
25 Sep 2018
Thai police arrest 12 for sharing tourist’s rape complaint
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Thai police arrest 12 for sharing tourist’s rape complaint

Authorities are being urged to drop charges over social media post alleging police failings
7 Sep 2018
Thai cave rescue: what did the boys do while trapped?
A football team has been found alive after nine days trapped in a Thai cave
In Brief

Thai cave rescue: what did the boys do while trapped?

Boys and their coach have spoken to reporters for the first time
19 Jul 2018
Thai cave rescue: how young coach kept 12 boys calm and safe
Ekaphol Chanthawong, Thai cave rescue, Thailand
In Brief

Thai cave rescue: how young coach kept 12 boys calm and safe

Ekaphol Chanthawong, 25, hailed as hero despite initial criticism for leading group into danger
11 Jul 2018
How will remaining 8 boys be rescued from Thai cave?
Onlookers smile as they watch an ambulance carrying boys rescued from the cave
In Brief

How will remaining 8 boys be rescued from Thai cave?

Four boys have been pulled out, but bad weather is threatening the ongoing effort to remove those remaining in the cave
9 Jul 2018
Search continues for Thai football team trapped in cave
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In Depth

Search continues for Thai football team trapped in cave

Rescuers are unsure where to look for the young players, who got stuck in a network of caves last Saturday
29 Jun 2018
Fears for youth football team trapped in cave
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In Brief

Fears for youth football team trapped in cave

Thai navy divers race to save 12 boys and coach cut off by flash floods
25 Jun 2018
Anantara Bophut: an island of calm on Koh Samui
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In Review

Anantara Bophut: an island of calm on Koh Samui

Strike out for the nightlife and beach sports - or retreat to the tranquility of the tropical gardens
20 Apr 2018
Kata Rocks: a new breed of luxury in Phuket
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In Review

Kata Rocks: a new breed of luxury in Phuket

With a sleek modern vibe and villas styled to look like superyachts, Kata Rocks is setting a course for the future
18 Apr 2018
Four Seasons Koh Samui: a heavenly Thai retreat
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In Review

Four Seasons Koh Samui: a heavenly Thai retreat

Amid the coconut groves of this beautiful island, you’ll find elegant villas, fine food and exemplary service
17 Apr 2018
Thai beach from DiCaprio film to close due to tourist damage
The Beach
In Depth

Thai beach from DiCaprio film to close due to tourist damage

Maya Bay will be shut down by authorities for four months to help damaged coral reefs and sea life recover
29 Mar 2018
Zimbabwean family leave Bangkok airport after three months
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In Brief

Zimbabwean family leave Bangkok airport after three months

The four children and four adults survived with help from staff in terminal
24 Jan 2018
Thailand’s ex-PM Yingluck sentenced in absentia to 5 years
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In Brief

Thailand’s ex-PM Yingluck sentenced in absentia to 5 years

Verdict raises questions about military’s vow to restore democracy
27 Sep 2017
Why London offers the best Thai food outside Thailand
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In Brief

Why London offers the best Thai food outside Thailand

Innovation is on the menu at Som Saa, Smoking Goat, Kiln and Farang
8 Sep 2017
Yingluck Shinawatra 'flees' ahead of a court verdict
Arrest warrant issued for former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra
In Brief

Yingluck Shinawatra 'flees' ahead of a court verdict

The former Thai prime minister may have escaped via the Cambodian border, Thai police say
25 Aug 2017