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Several deaths at attack in the southern Thai province of Yala | Thailand News

According to Thai police, assailants have shot at security controls in southern Thailand and killed at least 15 volunteer officers The late Tuesday attack, which also injured five volunteer officers. The Bangkok Post reported that eleven of the victims were killed on the spot while four others died in Yala hospital. A Muslim, separatist, armed campaign In the three southernmost …

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Asia Pacific trade deal to be signed in 2020, Thailand says

Thailand prime minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha and guests leave the stage at the Business Forum on the Sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Bangkok on November 2, 2019. Lillian Suwanrumpha | AFP | Getty Images Southeast Asian countries are committed to signing a mega Asia Pacific trade pact in 2020 that would form a major …

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Why Thailand is putting its Buddhist monks on a diet

Behind the gates of the Wat Yannawa Temple, barefoot monks appear, whose saffron robes have a touch of color in the early morning light. From the youngest to the oldest, they practice the same routine every day: Collect alms or offerings from the Buddhist devotees for the temple. They pray with the person who offers it and then return home …

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In Thailand, new species of predator dinosaurs with "shark-like" teeth were discovered

Researchers from the Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University (NRRU) in Thailand and the Fukui Prefectural University (FPU) in Japan believe that the dinosaur they called Siamraptor suwati was a top predator about 115 million years ago. It should have been at least 8 meters long. Her study, part of the Japan-Thailand Dinosaur Project, was published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. …

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Thailand elephant death toll goes up after waterfall fall

Five more Thai elephants were found dead after a herd fell into a dangerous waterfall as they tried to rescue each other. The death toll rose to 11 on Tuesday, as a drone found the bodies of five other elephants in Khao Yai National Park, according to wildlife officials. The tragic accident occurred on Saturday, when a pachyderm fell over …

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Six elephants die trying to save themselves at Thailand Waterfall

Six elephants died trying to rescue each other from a notoriously dangerous waterfall in Thailand, authorities said Saturday with Narok or "Hell's Case" – and the others came to the rescue, according to the BBC. Park officials said they heard elephant screams from a creek near the waterfall around 3:00 am on Saturday. About three hours later officials found the …

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Thailand has closed a notorious tiger zoo, but the problem just got worse

However, it is illegal to operate a tiger farm in Thailand. Mr Wiek, who has been following the trade for years, says that about 20 establishments are to be considered as farms rather than zoos, as more than 80 per cent of their animals are tigers and the facilities are actively involved in their breeding. In addition, he said, captive …

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