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Boys Trapped In Flooded Thailand Cave May Have Dangerous Infection: What Is Histoplasmosis?

The members of the soccer team trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand are being rescued, but the danger is far from over. Medical experts are concerned that the boys have contracted histoplasmosis, a rare and dangerous infection.

Public Health July 10, 2018

Whale Found In Thailand Canal Swallowed 17 Pounds Of Plastic

A pilot whale that was found struggling for his life in Thailand died on June 1. Marine biologists said that the 17 pounds of plastic bags on the whale’s stomach prevented it from digesting food.

Animals June 4, 2018

Thailand Halts Activity In 10 Diving Sites Because Of Coral Bleaching Crisis

Thailand has shut down 10 diving sites in its marine parks because of the widespread coral bleaching crisis. An official says tourists and divers are unaware of their effect on coral reefs.

Earth/Environment May 29, 2016

Thailand Closes Koh Tachai Island Because Tourism Is Destroying Its Beautiful Beaches, Waters And Coral Reefs

Koh Tachai Island of Similan National Park in Thailand is closing indefinitely to give its beaches, shoreline and coral reefs time to recover from overcrowding and the negative impacts of tourism.

Earth/Environment May 18, 2016

Bizarre Anatomy Holds Clue To Blind Cavefish's Waddling Walk

It’s not unusual to see a fish move on land, but to see one -- especially a rare cave angel fish -- move like a salamander is quite spectacular. How does the cave angel fish manage this amazing feat?

Animals March 27, 2016

Thailand Military Government To Pressure Facebook, Line To Censor Content

Thailand's military government will try persuading media companies Facebook and Line to comply with court orders to take down content considered harmful to peace and order. Civilian arrests over related laws have already sharply increased.

Internet February 3, 2016

Thailand Reports Second Case Of MERS: Patient Now In Quarantine

Health officials in Thailand have confirmed the second MERS case in the country. The patient is now being quarantined.

Life January 24, 2016

Forget Rehab: Buddhist Monastery In Thailand Makes Drug Users Vomit For A Week To Cure Addiction

Monks at the Wat Thram Krabok temple in Thailand have helped individuals quit their drug addiction for more than 50 years by forcing to vomit intensely using a secret herbal drink.

Life September 30, 2015

Thailand And Malaysia Step Up Screening For MERS As South Korea Reports New Cases

Malaysia and Thailand are stepping up screening efforts to safeguard their populations against MERS. South Korea reported two additional deaths and three new infections.

Life June 22, 2015

Thailand On MERS Alert: First Case Confirmed By Officials

The MERS virus has found its way to Thailand, according to health officials in the country. The Thai are now on high alert to prevent the further spread of disease.

Life June 19, 2015

Climate Minister Urging Poor Countries To Push Hard Against Rich Countries On Environmental Issues

Pakistan's Federal Minister for Climate Change, Sen. Mushahid Ullah Khan, urged developing countries to stand united in making wealthy polluting countries take responsibility for causing global warming and for damaging the environment.

Earth/Environment May 7, 2015

Sony Cyberattack was 'Unprecedented' and 'Unparalleled': DarkSeoul Hack Traced to St. Regis Hotel in Bangkok

Sony could not have prepared well enough for the cyber intrusion that shut down its systems on Nov. 24, says one security expert. Find out more about the latest development in the Sony cyberattack probe here.

Internet December 9, 2014

Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij arrested in Asia

Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij was arrested under an Interpol warrant while crossing into Thailand from Laos. He was detained at the Thai immigration and will be returning to Sweden.

Internet November 5, 2014

This giant scrap metal Hulk statue is ridiculous in the best way

In what may be the most impressive display of recycling yet, Thai metalsmithing shop BanHunLek has recreated a full-sized Incredible Hulk using nothing but scrap metal and a gigantic torch.

Geek October 8, 2014

Are you eating genuine Thai cuisine? Ask this robot food taster

A robot can test the authenticity of Thai dishes. The machine called 'e-delicious' can determine the flavor of 10 entrees from the country.

October 1, 2014

Australian couple rejects baby with Down's syndrome from Thai surrogate mother

An impoverished surrogate mother had to take care of a child with Down's syndrome and heart problems after his biological parents abandoned him and only take home his healthier twin sister.

Society August 5, 2014

'Tropico 5' outlawed in Thailand for peace and order reasons (Video)

Thailand's military government shuts down aspiring dictators, even when they're in a video game, apparently. The country has banned 'Tropico 5,' a city-building simulator game in which players take on the role of an autocrat.

Video Games August 4, 2014

New York most photographed city in the world but Thai mall becomes most Instagrammed location

Siam Paragon, a mall in Bangkok. Thailand, has topped Instagram's list of most Instagrammed locations for the year 2013.

Internet December 16, 2013

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