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Suitcase with a cocaine lining: big drug bust at Perth airport

Customs officers at Perth Airport have seized four kilograms of cocaine allegedly discovered hidden inside a traveller's suitcase. Australian Border Force officers selected the 64-year old American for examination after he arrived on a flight from Bangkok, Thailand on Monday.

Officials say Thailand's rescued boys in good health, hungry

All eight boys rescued so far after spending two weeks trapped in a Thai cave are in good health overall and the first four rescued boys are eating well, Thailand's health ministry permanent secretary said on Tuesday. Jesada Chokedamrongsuk, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Public Health speaks during a news conference at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital, in Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 10, 2018.

Samut Prakan beauty salon owner found murdered in shop

A beauty salon owner was found murdered with her throat slit in her own shop in Samut Prakan province late Monday night. The victim was identified as Walapat Chakhamnan, 49. Her throat had been cut and a 12-inch-long knife was found nearby.

Pai Dao Din to testify as trial resumes in military court

Jatupat Bunpattararaksa, also known as Pai Dao Din, is greeted by his family on arriving from prison at the 23rd Military Circle Court. KHON KAEN: Jatupat Bunpattararaksa, also known as Pai Dao Din, appeared before the 23rd Military Circle Court on Monday morning as his trial resumed over his participation in a gathering in 2015 to protest against the coup.

Naked man found with his face chewed off by his dog after he died 10 days ago

Police found a dog with blood around his mouth next to the rotting, half-eaten corpse of his Canadian owner, after the man died alone in his flat in Thailand. Glenn Pattinson, 62, had had his face chewed off by his dog, Cujo, named after a dog in a Stephen King horror film.

5th person reportedly rescued from flooded Thai cave

Two more people have reportedly been brought out of a flooded cave in northern Thailand, according to multiple media reports. CNN reports that an eyewitness who is a part of the rescue operation saw two boys leave the cave.

The Latest: 2nd rescue underway at flooded Thai cave

In this image made from video taken Sunday, July 8, 2018, an emergency team carries a stretcher believed to be carrying one of the rescued boys from the flooded cave to a waiting helicopter in Mae Sai, Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand. Thailand's interior minister says the same divers who took part in Sunday's rescue of four boys trapped in a flooded cave will also conduct the next operation as they know the cave conditions and what to do.

Thai official: 5 reported missing from sunken boat are alive

A Chinese relative of a victim in the recent boat sinking is consoled at the Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket, Thailand, Sunday, July 8, 2018. from Chalong pier in Phuket, Thailand, Sunday, July 8, 2018.

Live: Four boys rescued from Thai cave but rest must wait as air tanks are replenished

Divers successfully rescue four boys but have to leave the remaining eight and their coach behind for now due to low oxygen tank supplies. They allowed themselves smiles, but there was no cheering among the exhausted rescuers emerging from the Tham Luang cave system.

4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 remain inside

In this undated photo released by Royal Thai Navy on Saturday, July 7, 2018, a member of Thai rescue team walks inside a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. The local governor in charge of the mission to rescue them said Saturday that cooperating weather and falling water levels over the last few days had created appropriate conditions for evacuation, but that they won't last if it rains again.

Pics: Six boys rescued from Thailand cave

Here are the photos of 12 children and their 25-year-old coach, who got stuck inside the cave in Thailand Journalists film an ambulance believed to be carrying rescued schoolboys as it travels to a military helipad near Tham Luang cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 8, 2018 - Photogallery Journalists film an ambulance believed to be carrying rescued schoolboys as it travels to a military helipad near Tham Luang cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 8, 2018. Journalists film an ambulance believed to be carrying rescued schoolboys as it travels to a military helipad near Tham Luang cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 8, 2018.

Thailand pledges justice for Chinese victims of boat tragedy

Thailand's government pledged Sunday to ensure justice for Chinese victims of a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket, killing 42 people and leaving another 14 missing. Tourism Minister Weerasak Kowsurat said the government will "spare no one" as it seriously investigates the tragedy, one of the largest tourism-related disasters in Thailand since a 2004 tsunami that killed thousands.

Pastor pulls rickshaw from JB to Chiang Rai

JOHOR BARU: Penang-born pastor Cheah Chee Moon is pulling a rickshaw for more than 3,000km from Johor Baru to Chiang Rai, Thailand, to raise funds for charity homes in Malaysia and Thailand. Cheah previously rode a penny-farthing, a late 19th century bicycle with a large front wheel and a small rear wheel, in 2016 to raise funds for Agape Children Home in Chiang Rai, which he runs.

NESDB to study feasibility of Kra canal plan

The National Economic and Social Development Board should be entrusted to study the feasibility of the Kra Canal plan which will connect the Gulf of Thailand to the Andaman Sea in the South, the Marine Department has suggested. Suppachai Chanasongkhram, head of the Thai Canal Association's Phatthalung branch, said the chief of the Marine Department, Chirute Visalachitra, had written to inform the association of the economic, environmental, and national security benefit of this project.

Mission window opens as Thai cave rescuers battle water, time

A rescue mission for a young Thai soccer team and their coach trapped in a flooded cave can expect its best chance yet of success in the next three or four days, its leader said on Saturday. Relatives, of the 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach trapped inside a flooded cave in the Tham Luang cave complex cook, for rescue workers and volunteers near the cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 7, 2018.

Heartbreaking scenes described in Thai boat sinking; 41 dead

Divers who entered the wreck of a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern Thai resort island of Phuket described heartbreaking scenes of bodies of children found in the arms of their mothers, as the search continued Saturday for 15 mostly Chinese tourists missing in a disaster that has left dozens dead. The death toll from Thursday's tragedy climbed to 41, in Thailand's biggest tourist-related disaster in years.

.com | Family of Thailand boat disaster victims seeks 'justice'

The family of a Chinese woman and her two children who were among the victims of a tourist boat disaster off the Thai resort island of Phuket are demanding "justice," saying Saturday that the tragedy was caused by human error and could have been avoided. Chen Wei, a businesswoman from Chongqing province, said videos and messages sent by her sister Chen De Qiong to the family's WeChat group just before the boat capsized on Thursday showed strong waves and passengers not wearing life vests.

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