Tag: Thailand

American could face prison in Thailand over bad resort review

The Sea View Resort in Koh Chang accused Wesley Barnes of “a slanderous campaign” over the review, and filed a police complaint under the country’s defamation laws.

Thailand plans November human testing for potential coronavirus vaccine

Following favourable results in trials on primates, the next step is to manufacture doses for human trials, said Kiat Ruxrungtham, director of the Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University vaccine development program.

Thai vets perform mass sterilisation as hungry monkeys terrorise tourist city

Thailand has started sterilising hundreds of monkeys in a city famous for its macaque population, as the coronavirus pandemic leaves them hungry, aggressive and wrestling food from terrified residents.

First coronavirus death confirmed in US

The United States has reported the first death from the coronavirus in the state of Washington. Officials said that the patient was a man in his 50s with underlying health conditions.

Thai king grants royal funerals to mass shooting victims – PM

Mourners left flowers and written messages in front of the Terminal 21 shopping centre in northeastern Thailand where many of the victims were killed.

Soldier kills 20 in shooting rampage in Thailand

A soldier killed at least 20 people in a shooting rampage in northeastern Thailand on Saturday, posting messages on Facebook during the attack, and was holed up in a shopping mall nine hours after he first struck, authorities said.

U.S. to screen passengers for new China coronavirus at three airports

So far, the new virus has spread outside of China to Japan and Thailand, and CDC officials said in a conference call with reporters that they expect more cases will be reported outside of China. The risk to Americans is deemed to be low, the CDC said.

‘I’m still scared’ – Asia remembers tsunami that killed 230,000

On the morning after Christmas Day in 2004, a 9.1 magnitude quake off northern Sumatra island triggered a tsunami with waves as high as 17.4 meters (57 feet) that swept over vulnerable coastal areas of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and nine other countries.

Hundreds of Thai tsunami victims yet to be identified, 15 years...

Triggered by a massive 9.1-magnitude earthquake, the tsunami killed more than 230,000 people as waves as high as 17.4 meters (57 feet) crashed onto the shores of more than a dozen countries, wiping some communities off the map in seconds.

Photos: Pope urges Thais not to see Christianity as ‘foreign’

The pope was on his last full day of a visit to Thailand, where the dominant culture is closely tied to Buddhism, although the Catholic minority of fewer than 1% were generally treated well in modern times.