Coronaviruses | AFP

Videographic on coronaviruses. A new virus from the same family as the deadly SARS disease has spread beyond China’s borders for the first time with a case emerging in Thailand, UN and Thai officials said on Monday.

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The 97 kms between China and mastery of the Mekong | AFP

Ninety-seven kilometres of rocks in Thai waters stand between Beijing and complete control of the Mekong, a mighty river that feeds millions as it threads south from the Tibetan plateau through five countries before emptying into the South China Sea.

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Thai retailers ban single-use plastic bags | AFP

Thai retailers kick off 2020 with a ban on single-use plastic bags, joining the battle against throwaway carriers in the Southeast Asian nation where citizens go through an average of eight every day.

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Single use plastics | AFP Animé

Thai retailers kicked off 2020 with a ban on single-use plastic bags, joining the battle against throwaway carriers in the Southeast Asian nation where citizens go through an average of eight every day. Videographic on single-use plastic pollution.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism | AFP

Separated from their mothers, jabbed with metal hooks, and sometimes deprived of food — many Thai elephants are tamed by force before being sold to lucrative tourism sites increasingly advertised as ‘sanctuaries’ to cruelty-conscious travellers.

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Traditional Thai massage gets UNESCO heritage status | AFP

The body-folding, sharp-elbowed techniques of Thai massage were added Thursday to UNESCO’s list of “Intangible Cultural Heritage”. From upscale Bangkok spas and Phuket beach fronts to modest street-side shophouses, “nuad Thai” — or Thai massage — is ubiquitous across the kingdom, where an hour of the back-straightening discipline can cost as little as $5. REFILE – IMAGES AND SOUNDBITESN°1MU921

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam meets Thai premier in Bangkok | AFP

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, who suffers record-low approval ratings, meets Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha during an official visit to Thailand. Lam has been struggling to handle anti-government protests which have been roiling the key financial hub for almost six months. IMAGES

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PETA protests against controversial Thai rooftop zoo | AFP

Animal rights campaigners on Monday painted their bodies in bright colours to protest outside a Bangkok mall where the controversial Pata Zoo has been operating on its top floors for over 30 years and known for housing ‘Bua Noi’ the only gorilla in Thailand. Activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) urged the owner to retire dozens of primates and other wild animals and move them to sanctuaries.

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Pope Francis meets Thai Prime Minister in Bangkok | AFP

Pope Francis meets Thailand’s prime minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha. The pontiff arrived in the country on Wednesday, the first leg of an Asian visit which will also take in Japan. +IMAGES CONTAIN THAI COMMENTARY FROM HOST BROADCASTER+ IMAGES

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A hundred Thai elephants take part in battle reenactment | AFP

A hundred elephants take part in the Surin elephant round-up where mahouts, the elephant handlers, show their skills in battle re-enactments and playing football. Elephants have to endure a traumatic and painful training in order to be tamed.

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Family of Myanmar man facing death over Brit murders beg for clemency | AFP

The family of one of the two Myanmar man on death row in Thailand for the murder of two British tourists is pleading for clemency from the Thai king over the killings, in a case tainted by claims of irregularities.

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Thai king strips consort of royal titles for disloyalty

Thailand’s king has stripped his royal consort of her titles and military ranks for disloyalty. (Oct. 22)

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Shunned by Chinese, Thai tourism hotspot braces for rare slump | AFP

Hotels in Thailand’s most popular holiday island have been forced to slash prices with rooms left vacant and beaches sparse as tourist chiefs struggle with a plunge in Chinese visitors caused by the US trade war and stronger baht.

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Mouthwatering? Thai island hosts cheek-piercing veg festival | AFP

Sticking samurai swords, umbrellas and even boats through their cheeks, devotees of Thailand’s vegetarian festival go all out during an annual event that is both gleeful and gory. Held on the tourist island of Phuket, the nine-day Taoist “Nine Emperor Gods” festival is in full swing after kicking off at the end of September.

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Thai cave rescue saga set for premiere

“The Cave,” the first of several projects about the rescue of the Thai soccer team trapped in a flooded cave, is set to premiere at the Busan Film Festival in South Korea. (Sept. 30)

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Plant-based meals tests meat-heavy Southeast Asian cuisine | AFP

Spicy minced meat with basil, ‘pad kra phao’ is a staple of Thai cuisine but chef Songpol swears by his plant-based ‘pork’ version, as investors hope rising concerns about health and the environment create an opening for alternative protein in meat-heavy cuisines in Southeast Asia.

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Dozens of tigers dead after confiscation from Thai temple | AFP

More than half of the 147 tigers confiscated from a controversial Thai temple have died, park officials said Monday, blaming genetic problems linked to in-breeding at the once money-spinning tourist attraction.

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Weightlifting doping scandal hits medal-winning Thai team | AFP

Thai weightlifter Sarat Sumpradit carries the hopes of Thai weightlifting on his shoulders after nine teammates, including two Olympic champions, tested positive for steroids late last year.

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‘We are the last targets’: Thai dissident band in Laos fear death | AFP

From their exile in Laos, the four members of the Thai activist band ‘Faiyen’ believe they are on hit-list, like eight fellow dissidents who have already disappeared.

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Thai farmers on the cash trail with snail slime | AFP

Once feared by Thai rice farmers, giant snails are now being pampered for their precious slime, which is prized by the cosmetics industry, particularly in South Korea and the United States.

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Cindy Bishop: Thailand ‘may not be ready for proper #MeToo’

Thai actress and activist Cindy Sirinya Bishop discusses her viral video that tied into the #MeToo movement, while Taiwanese screenwriter and actress Wu Ke-xi talks about being inspired by the movement for her movie, “Nina Wu.” (July 17)

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Thai cave boys attend alms-giving ceremony | AFP

The ‘Wild Boars’ football team, who became trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for 18 days a year ago, attend an alms-giving ceremony for Buddhist monks. IMAGES

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Thai campaigners urge ASEAN leaders to halt garbage import | AFP

Campaigners call on Southeast Asian leaders to ban trash imports from more developed countries at a protest in Bangkok where demonstrators dump a pile of plastic garbage in front of a government building.

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