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Thailand: Elephant kills handler, runs off with Chinese tourists

By Thu, Aug 27, 2015 2:18PM UTC

One of Chiang Mai’s most popular tourist activities turned deadly on Wednesday, as an elephant gored its mahout trainer and bounded into the jungle with the three Chinese tourists still on its back.

Thailand’s botched booze ban is forcing businesses to close

By Thu, Aug 27, 2015 10:07AM UTC

The confusion surrounding the recent announcements by the military government that alcohol cannot be sold near educational establishments is well illustrated in the seemingly random way the orders have been enforced in Chiang Mai.

Ex-US Marine murder suspect dies in Philippines jail

By Thu, Aug 27, 2015 9:55AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police say a former U.S. Marine facing double murder charges in the Philippines has died of a heart attack in a northern city jail.

Thailand destroys more than 2 tons of illegal ivory

By Wed, Aug 26, 2015 6:04PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have destroyed more than 2 tons of seized and smuggled ivory in the latest move by the government to avoid possible economic sanctions over a perceived failure to tackle the illicit trade.

Thai police say Bangkok bomb substance ‘looks like TNT’

By Wed, Aug 26, 2015 4:24PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s national police spokesman says that according to explosives experts the bomb that blew up last week in downtown Bangkok “looks like TNT,” although police have not received the chemical test results.

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