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British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 5:40PM UTC Cosmetic surgery clinic in Bangkok, Thailand, where British women died under general anaesthesia. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities say a British woman has died under anesthesia during a corrective cosmetic procedure at the same Bangkok clinic.
Public Health ministry executive Boonruang Triruangworawat said Friday she was operated on by a doctor who was not certified for cosmetic surgery. He has been arrested on charges of causing reckless death.

Re-drawing the invisible line: Lèse majesté cases pile under Thailand’s junta

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 6:17AM UTC Re-drawing the invisible line: Lèse majesté cases pile under Thailand’s junta

Since the military coup, the number of lèse majesté cases has been rising in Thailand as the chances of the accused grow even slimmer under the junta’s rule. The trial was about to start when everybody except the defendants and their lawyers were asked to leave the room. Despite negotiations

Workers accused of Thailand tourist murders retract confessions

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 6:35PM UTC Saw, one of the accused Myanmar workers, is escorted to a press conference on Koh Tao island, Thailand. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Lawyers for two Myanmar migrant workers accused of killing two British travelers on a southern Thai resort island say the two have retracted their confessions and now claim to have neither raped the female victim nor slain the pair. The battered bodies of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were found on a beach on Koh Tao island on Sept. 15.

Thailand: Breaking the silence

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 10:36AM UTC A Thai anti-government protester raise his hand under giant  national flag during a mass rally in Bangkok, Thailand in March. Pic: AP.

In the wake of the coup in Thailand, a calm has descended over the country, with little visible dissent or opposition. But will this silence last, or is it just the calm before the storm?

Body of Korean tourist found after Thai boat crash

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014 7:15PM UTC Thai rescue workers  move an injured tourist to hospital  after a boat accident in Phuket. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — The body of a South Korean woman who went missing when a tourist boat collided with a fishing vessel in southern Thailand has been found. A South Korean man is still missing.

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