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Marines drink cobra blood in US-Thai war drills

A Thai Navy instructor holds up snakes during a jungle survival exercise as part of the Cobra Gold 2018 joint military exercise at a military base in Chonburi province, Thailand on February 19, 2018. -Reuters CHON BURI: US and Thai marines slurped snake blood and ate scorpions in a jungle survival programme on Monday as part of the two nations' annual Cobra Gold war games.

FILE - In this May 11, 2011 file photo, historian Somsak...

In this May 11, 2011 file photo, historian Somsak Jeamteerasakul holds flowers from his supporters as he walks out of a police station, where police heard about an article he wrote about a Thai royal family member, in Bangkok, Thailand. A Thai legal aid group said Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, that a caricature of historian Somsak Jeamteerasakul, a critic in exile of Thailand's monarchy, was auctioned online for $6,400 to be used to bail out political prisoners.

Thaksin calls for party unity ahead of promised election

Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra looks on as he speaks to Reuters during an interview in Singapore Feb 23, 2016. Fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra met lawmakers from the Pheu Thai Party in Hong Kong where he called for party unity ahead of an approaching general election, party members said on Monday.

Plane with flaming engine makes emergency landing in Thailand

A NokAir plane made an emergency landing at Sakon airport in Thailand after flames were seen coming from one of its two engines and the propeller stopped turning shortly after take-off. Flight DD9407, a Bombardier Q400 carrying 84 passengers, left Sakon Nakhon airport about 3.10pm yesterday, due to arrive at Don Mueang airport at 4.35pm.

Bitcoin thieves threaten real violence for virtual currencies

A man walks past a poster of bitcoin displayed at a retail store on Jan. 19 in Tokyo. The rich have always feared robbery and extortion.

Villagers in Thailand save baby elephant that fell into muddy well

Residents of a village in Thailand pulled together recently to help a baby elephant that became trapped in a muddy well. NBC 4 reports that the baby Asian elephant became stuck in the well in Kaeng Hang Maeo district of Chanthaburi Province after its herd of about 40 wandered onto a rubber plantation.

First Lady Rosalynn Carter recovering from surgery

According to The Carter Center, she had surgery to "remove troubling scar tissue from a portion of her small intestine caused by removal of a cyst many years ago." The 90-year-old is in Atlanta recovering at Emory University Hospital where she will remain for rest and recovery.

Four arrested with 89,000 meth pills

A policeman uses a chart to explain to the media a crackdown on a drug network in Muang district in Ubon Ratchathani during a briefing on Sunday. UBON RATCHATHANI: Four men were arrested with 89,000 methamphetamine pills and 44.25 grammes of crystal methamphetamine in a police crackdown on a drug network in the lower Northeast on Saturday, provincial police chief Thanitsak Siripattanapak said at a Sunday press conference.

Myanmar farmers going against the grain with apps

Aye Ywar, Myanmar: A free app on farmer San San Hla's smartphone is her new weapon in the war against the dreaded stem borer moth that blighted her rice paddy in southern Myanmar for the last two years. As she watches her workers haul in this year's harvest, the 35-year-old is in a triumphant mood, ascribing her victory over the seasonal scourge to advice received via the app about effective pesticide use.

Eldery man killed in SUV-motorcycle clash

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: A 77-year-old man was killed after his motorcycle was hit by an oncoming SUV on Highway 41 in Tham Phannara district on Sunday morning, police said. Pol Lt Samphan Wattanasong, a Tham Phannara duty police officer, said the accident happened at about 8.30am on a south-bound lane of Highway 41 near Village Group 6 in tambon Tham Phannara when the motorcycle suddenly cut in front of the Toyota Fortuner from the road median.

Three buildings damaged in Ayutthaya temple fire

A fire guts three wooden buildings inside Wat Senasanaram Ratchavoraviharn in Phra Nakoh Si Ayutthaya district of Ayutthaya on Sunday. AYUTTHAYA: Three ancient Thai-style wooden buildings inside Wat Senasanaram Ratchavoraviharn in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya district of this former capital were damaged by a fire early on Sunday.

Smog choking Bangkok expected to ease

Haze over the Bangkok skyline at Lumpini Park. Smog in the capital is expected to ease as rainfall is forecast for the next four days.

Pro-election activists declare people's roadmap

Pro-election activists give a three-finger salute at a briefing at Thammasat University on Saturday. Pro-election activists have stepped up their campaign by setting a clear timetable for rallies until May and challenging politicians to make up their minds whether to stand alongside the people or the military.

Thai activists plan more protests in May

Pro-democracy activists, who staged a demonstration last month to protest a delay to a general election, gesture as they arrive at a police station in Bangkok, Thailand, February 8, 2018. Reuters Pro-democracy activists, who staged a demonstration last month to protest a delay to a general election, gesture as they arrive at a police station in Bangkok, Thailand, February 8, 2018.

Elephant rescued after falling down well in Thailand

All's well that ends well: Baby elephant is rescued after wandering into a rubber plantation and falling down three-metre deep water hole Three hours after rescuers opened up the well with a digger, the calf scrambled free and rejoined his mother who had recovered from an earlier electric shock The one-year-old calf had stumbled into the pit after wandering into a rubber plantation with a herd of elephants in the early hours of Friday morning. But after three hours of opening up the well with a digger, the calf scrambled free and rejoined his mother who had recovered from the stun.

South Korea joins US, Thailand in military landing drill

South Korea Amphibious assault vehicles fire smoke screen during the Cobra Gold U.S.-Thai joint military exercise on Hat Yao beach in Chonburi province, eastern Thailand, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Approximately 11,000 military personnel from the U.S., Thailand, and South Korea are taking part in the annual drill.

Man burned to death in sawmill fire

A fire rages through workers'living quarters at a sawmill in Samut Prakan early Saturday, killing one man. SAMUT PRAKAN: A 34-year-old man was burned to death in a fire that raged through workers' living quarters at a sawmill in Phra Pradaeng district early Saturday.

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