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Wanted Red Bull heir escapes police by using private jet to evade hit-and-run arrest
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Wanted Red Bull heir escapes police by using private jet to evade hit-and-run arrest

May 3rd 2017, 9:15 AM 30,586 Views 26 Comments

He allegedly knocked down and killed a policeman in Bangkok.

Thai police want to arrest Red Bull heir over 2012 hit-and-run
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Thai police want to arrest Red Bull heir over 2012 hit-and-run

Apr 28th 2017, 8:38 AM 11,967 Views 15 Comments

The scion — nicknamed “Boss” — was 27 at the time of the crash.

Distraught Thai mother of baby killed on Facebook describes how she stumbled across video
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Distraught Thai mother of baby killed on Facebook describes how she stumbled across video

Apr 27th 2017, 9:26 AM 18,457 Views 45 Comments

The 11-month-old girl was killed by her father.

Woman 'isn't angry' at people who shared Facebook video of her husband killing baby
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Woman 'isn't angry' at people who shared Facebook video of her husband killing baby

Apr 26th 2017, 10:17 PM 28,125 Views 16 Comments

The video was apparently available for viewing online for almost 24 hours until Facebook took it down.

Thai man murders child and kills himself on Facebook Live
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Thai man murders child and kills himself on Facebook Live

Apr 25th 2017, 11:54 AM 24,653 Views 59 Comments

Police in Phuket said they were alerted to the video by friends of the man.

'We are suppressing obscene and dirty shows': Thai police say they're cleaning up Pattaya
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'We are suppressing obscene and dirty shows': Thai police say they're cleaning up Pattaya

Apr 23rd 2017, 3:30 PM 27,331 Views 12 Comments

Pattaya is home to tens of thousands of sex workers.

An Irishman has died at a Bangkok airport
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An Irishman has died at a Bangkok airport

Mar 30th 2017, 8:53 PM 54,729 Views 16 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance in the case.

The sea turtle who swallowed almost 1,000 coins has died
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The sea turtle who swallowed almost 1,000 coins has died

Mar 21st 2017, 3:15 PM 23,774 Views 23 Comments

The turtle’s nickname was… Piggy Bank.

Swiss man accused of abusing 80 boys in Thailand
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Swiss man accused of abusing 80 boys in Thailand

Mar 10th 2017, 6:36 PM 14,812 Views 0 Comments

He is accused of pushing some of the boys into prostitution.

Surgeons remove 915 coins swallowed by Thai sea turtle
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Surgeons remove 915 coins swallowed by Thai sea turtle

Mar 7th 2017, 12:33 PM 12,298 Views 18 Comments

People had thrown the coins into her pool for good luck.

Elderly monk on the run as Thai police investigate multi-million euro scam
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Elderly monk on the run as Thai police investigate multi-million euro scam

Feb 17th 2017, 6:59 AM 14,925 Views 12 Comments

Police found a 1.5 kilometre tunnel, split into two routes, dug under the UFO-like temple that dominates the site.

Czech man wanted for deliberately spreading HIV arrested in Thai resort
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Czech man wanted for deliberately spreading HIV arrested in Thai resort

Jan 18th 2017, 3:15 PM 20,905 Views 12 Comments

Warnings of his presence in Thailand spread rapidly on social media there this week.

Thai pilot killed when jet crashes during children's air show
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Thai pilot killed when jet crashes during children's air show

Jan 14th 2017, 12:36 PM 13,407 Views 14 Comments

Nobody else was killed in the crash.

Six dead in Thailand as floods hit southern tourist areas
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Six dead in Thailand as floods hit southern tourist areas

Jan 6th 2017, 9:01 AM 22,872 Views 14 Comments

Over 120,000 households have been affected by the flooding

25 people killed as van and truck collide in Thailand
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25 people killed as van and truck collide in Thailand

Jan 2nd 2017, 2:22 PM 15,187 Views 12 Comments

Two people survived the crash.

Woman bitten by crocodile after trying to get a selfie with it
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Woman bitten by crocodile after trying to get a selfie with it

Jan 2nd 2017, 8:03 AM 34,204 Views 27 Comments

“I guess that she wanted to see it for real.”

Facebook Safety Check triggers false Bangkok bomb scare
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Facebook Safety Check triggers false Bangkok bomb scare

Dec 28th 2016, 7:45 AM 9,370 Views 3 Comments

The alert sparked panic in the Thai capital.

Beats, booze and bodypaint: Full moon parties are still defying troubled Thailand
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Beats, booze and bodypaint: Full moon parties are still defying troubled Thailand

Dec 25th 2016, 3:41 PM 20,212 Views 11 Comments

The monthly parties have become a Mecca for western backpackers.

Man beaten by mob for insulting Thai monarchy
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Man beaten by mob for insulting Thai monarchy

Oct 18th 2016, 8:22 AM 9,335 Views 14 Comments

Videos showing mob justice in Thailand come after the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej last week.

Woman forced to kneel before portrait of Thai king after 'posting disrespectful comments online'
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Woman forced to kneel before portrait of Thai king after 'posting disrespectful comments online'

Oct 17th 2016, 9:33 AM 23,062 Views 33 Comments

Authorities are also urging calm as social media is full of criticism of people who aren’t wearing black and white clothing to mourn.

Beloved Thai king, the world's longest-serving monarch, dies aged 88
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Beloved Thai king, the world's longest-serving monarch, dies aged 88

Oct 13th 2016, 1:11 PM 17,529 Views 55 Comments

It is a major test for the country’s generals, who seized power in 2014 vowing to restore stability after a decade of political chaos.

US authorities charge 17 people with sex trafficking of hundreds of women
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US authorities charge 17 people with sex trafficking of hundreds of women

Oct 6th 2016, 6:10 AM 10,504 Views 4 Comments

“The 17 people charged in this indictment ran a highly-sophisticated sextrafficking scheme,” a US attorney said.

Two Americans arrested after dismembered body found in Bangkok freezer
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Two Americans arrested after dismembered body found in Bangkok freezer

Sep 27th 2016, 11:50 AM 15,441 Views 9 Comments

They were caught in possession of multiple passports, a cache of drugs and three guns.

1 dead and dozens injured as car bomb explodes in Thai nightlife district
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1 dead and dozens injured as car bomb explodes in Thai nightlife district

Aug 24th 2016, 8:02 AM 13,133 Views 9 Comments

The latest blast struck late last night outside a hotel in Pattani, a southern province battered by a long-running rebellion.

Powered by poo: The unusual way one Thai village heats its kitchen stoves
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Powered by poo: The unusual way one Thai village heats its kitchen stoves

Aug 13th 2016, 9:45 AM 12,340 Views 21 Comments

In the small Thai village of Pa Deng nearly 100 families use cow dung as a source of energy.

Thai police hunt 'mastermind' network after bombings hit seaside resorts
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Thai police hunt 'mastermind' network after bombings hit seaside resorts

Aug 13th 2016, 8:37 AM 9,661 Views 17 Comments

The kingdom is on edge after 11 small bombs exploded across five southern provinces, killing four locals and wounding more than 30 people – including foreign tourists.

Four killed as bomb blasts target Thai tourist towns
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Four killed as bomb blasts target Thai tourist towns

Aug 12th 2016, 11:00 AM 23,777 Views 49 Comments

There are no indications that any Irish travellers were caught up in the attacks.

Woman killed and 19 injured after two bombs explode in Thailand
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Woman killed and 19 injured after two bombs explode in Thailand

Aug 11th 2016, 9:21 PM 17,119 Views 33 Comments

The explosions took place 30 minutes apart near bars in the nightlife district of a popular beach town.

My Best Road Trip: A wet and wild adventure to Angkor Wat
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My Best Road Trip: A wet and wild adventure to Angkor Wat

Jul 29th 2016, 3:28 PM 1,047 Views 0 Comments

This week’s best road trip sees Liam and Victoria Casey tackle Cambodia in a tuk-tuk during monsoon season.

Dublin couple, who moved to Thailand to reclaim their son's child, to lose family home to repossession
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Dublin couple, who moved to Thailand to reclaim their son's child, to lose family home to repossession

Jul 12th 2016, 2:15 PM 53,328 Views 34 Comments

Christopher and Elizabeth O’Brien’s daughter was supposed to pay their mortgage but had failed to do so, a court has heard.

First-ever giant swimming, venomous centipede discovered by accident
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First-ever giant swimming, venomous centipede discovered by accident

Jul 1st 2016, 10:36 AM 31,822 Views 38 Comments

The rare species has just recently been described in a science journal.

40 dead tiger cubs found in a freezer at Thai temple
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40 dead tiger cubs found in a freezer at Thai temple

Jun 1st 2016, 10:51 AM 20,937 Views 26 Comments

The temple has long proved a hit among mainly foreign visitors who flock there to be photographed.

Thai mototaxi driver nicked for nicking 4,000 knickers
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Thai mototaxi driver nicked for nicking 4,000 knickers

Mar 16th 2016, 9:42 PM 17,589 Views 21 Comments

Police say the man’s wife has left him to become a nun.

Newborn baby survives being stabbed and buried alive
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Newborn baby survives being stabbed and buried alive

Feb 25th 2016, 7:00 AM 14,039 Views 9 Comments

Police have yet to uncover a motive behind the grisly crime.

Missing British backpacker found after telling mother 'people were trying to hurt her'
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Missing British backpacker found after telling mother 'people were trying to hurt her'

Feb 23rd 2016, 8:37 AM 27,969 Views 35 Comments

Grace Taylor’s mother said sightings of the 21 year old reported she was “not in a good mental state”.

Irish person arrested in Thai resort town for 'playing bridge'
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Irish person arrested in Thai resort town for 'playing bridge'

Feb 4th 2016, 12:48 PM 25,852 Views 42 Comments

An Irish national was one of 32 people arrested for gambling.

British tourist trampled to death by elephant in Thailand
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British tourist trampled to death by elephant in Thailand

Feb 2nd 2016, 7:53 AM 19,943 Views 30 Comments

It’s the latest in a string of incidents that has led to questions over animal tourism in Thailand.

Tourist undergoes emergency surgery after strangers in Thailand queue to give blood
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Tourist undergoes emergency surgery after strangers in Thailand queue to give blood

Jan 12th 2016, 2:52 PM 21,785 Views 11 Comments

Lucy Hill (21) received the blood type required for a transfusion after an online campaign for donors went viral.

Woman killed and baby injured after being trampled by wild elephant
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Woman killed and baby injured after being trampled by wild elephant

Jan 12th 2016, 10:35 AM 9,626 Views 2 Comments

It is the second deadly attack in the area in recent months.

People flock to donate blood after British tourist is injured in moped accident
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People flock to donate blood after British tourist is injured in moped accident

Jan 11th 2016, 12:06 PM 26,535 Views 19 Comments

Lucy Hill has a rare blood type.