File photo : People gather outside the embassy of Thailand to get visas in Yangon on February 16,//AFP

Two killed in crush as hundreds queue for passports in Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar – Two people were killed in a crush outside a passport office in Myanmar on Monday, a rescue worker said, as thousands rush to leave the country to escape…

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File photo : Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa// AFP

Star Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa dies at 88

Charismatic Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa, who led the Boston Symphony Orchestra for nearly 30 years and delighted audiences with his energetic style, died at his home in Tokyo aged 88,…

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Photo : Phetkasem Foundation

Two Indian tourists die in van-truck collision in Chumphon province

Two Indian tourists were killed and five others, including a Thai, were seriously injured when the van in which they were travelling slammed into a ten-wheel truck and fell into…

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File photo : Mali the elephant receives food from a worker at the Manila Zoo on January 23, 2019.//AFP

Elephant at centre of animal rights campaign dies in Philippine zoo

Manila, Philippines – An elderly elephant has died in a Philippine zoo, an official said Wednesday, after a failed global campaign to relocate her to an animal sanctuary. Mali had been a popular attraction at…

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(FILES) US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger gives a speech at his arrival at the Orly airport, on September 6, 1976.//AFP

Henry Kissinger, singular US diplomat, dead at 100

Washington, United States – Henry Kissinger, the relentlessly ambitious US diplomat whose unapologetic promotion of raw American power helped shape the post-World War II world, died Wednesday, his consulting firm said. He…

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Pol Sub-Lt Vichai Sureeyut

Thailand’s “crazy man who loves planting trees” dies, aged 77

Pol Sub-Lt Vichai Sureeyut, a former police officer who was affectionately called a “crazy man who loves planting trees” and was responsible for planting more than three million trees since…

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File photo : Remains of Thai nationals klled in Israel arrived home.

Five more Thai nationals confirmed to have died in Israel

The remains of five more Thai nationals in Israel have been identified, bringing the death toll since the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7 to 39, according to the…

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Irene Shavit//AFP

‘He died so I could live’: Israeli couple torn apart in Hamas attack

Bitzaron, Israel –  When young Israeli Irene Shavit spoke to her mother after her first date with Netta Epstein, she said she was “already in love” but feared it could “end badly”. Shavit,…

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Wounded Palestinians wait for treatment in al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, central Gaza Strip, after arriving from al-Ahli hospital following an explosion there, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023. The Hamas-run Health Ministry says an Israeli airstrike caused the explosion that killed hundreds at al-Ahli, but the Israeli military says it was a misfired Palestinian rocket.//AP

After blast kills hundreds at Gaza hospital, Hamas and Israel trade blame as rage spreads in region

Khan Younis, Gaza Strip – A massive blast rocked a Gaza City hospital packed with wounded and other Palestinians seeking shelter Tuesday, killing hundreds of people, the Hamas-run Health Ministry…

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Body of Russian tourist hit by speed boat at Koh Larn recovered

The body of a Russian tourist, who went missing after he and his Thai girlfriend were hit by a speed boat near the beach of Koh Larn in Pattaya Bay…

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Breaking Bad’ actor Mark Margolis dies at 83

Mark Margolis, who played the sinister, wheelchair-bound cartel don Hector Salamanca in acclaimed TV shows “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” has died aged 83, his family said Friday. Margolis…

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Chiang Mai police jailed for six months for killing “Tia Morchor”

A Chiang Mai court has sentenced a police corporal to six months in jail on an animal cruelty charge for killing a dog, which was widely known as “Tia Morchor”,…

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Another Thai woman dies after receiving AstraZeneca COVID-19 jab

Family members of a 73-year-old woman are demanding that authorities investigate her death and take responsibility, if it is found to be related to the AstraZeneca jab she received on…

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H.E. Mr. Andrii Beshta, Facebook: Embassy of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Thailand

Ukrainian ambassador dies of heart attack, not COVID-19 related

Ukrainian Ambassador to Thailand, H.E. Mr. Andrii Beshta, died of a heart attack today (Sunday), and his death was not COVID-19 related, according to Satun provincial authorities. The 45-year-old diplomat…

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In this photo provided by China’s Xinhua News Agency, rescuers walk into the accident site to search for survivors in Jingtai County of Baiyin City, northwest China’s Gansu Province, Sunday, May 23, 2021. More than a dozen of people running a mountain marathon have died in northwestern China after hail, freezing rain and gale-force winds hit the high-altitude race, state media reported Sunday. (Fan Peishen/Xinhua via AP)

21 die in extreme weather in China ultramarathon

BEIJING (AP) — Twenty-one people running a mountain ultramarathon have died in northwestern China after hail, freezing rain and gale-force winds hit the high-altitude race, state media reported Sunday. After…

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