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Thailand to ban imports of high-tech trash, plastic waste


BANGKOK Thailand will ban imports of 432 types of scrap electronics within six months, an environment ministry official said on Thursday, the latest country to respond to China's crackdown on imports of high-tech trash this year.

Thai PM sets Sept deadline to decide on role in politics ahead of election

BANGKOK Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha will announce in September whether he will take part in politics in the run-up to general elections next year, he said on Tuesday.

World, Aug 14 2018

Thailand's 'jet-set' monk sentenced to 114 years in prison

BANGKOK A former Thai Buddhist monk who provoked outrage with his lavish lifestyle was sentenced on Thursday to 114 years in prison after a court found him guilty of fraud, money laundering and computer crimes.

World, Aug 09 2018

U.N. refugee agency welcomes Thai move to give cave boys citizenship

BANGKOK The U.N. refugee agency welcomed on Thursday a decision by Thailand to grant Thai citizenship to three boys and their soccer coach from among a group of 13 who were rescued from a flooded cave last month.

World, Aug 08 2018

'Stateless' Thai cave boys and coach granted citizenship

BANGKOK Three boys from a soccer team who were rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand last month were granted Thai citizenship on Wednesday, authorities said.

World, United Nations Aug 08 2018

Thailand braces for floods, residents lay bricks, sandbags

BANGKOK Businesses in Thailand's southwestern Petchaburi province blocked doors with sandbags and bricks against possible flooding on Tuesday as heavy rains threatened to cause a dam to overflow.