The Thai capital of Bangkok has beaten London to be crowned the world’s most popular travel destination this year, according to an annual ranking by global payments and technology company Mastercard released on Thursday.
BANGKOK: One railway worker was killed and three people were wounded when a bomb exploded on a train in Thailand’s southern town of Pattani on Saturday, police said, a day after peace talks between the Thai government and Muslim separatists.
BANGKOK: Four people were injured when a driver had a seizure and her car ploughed into a Hindu shrine in Bangkok hit by a fatal bomb last year, police said.
BANGKOK: Several convicted drunken drivers were brought to a Bangkok morgue to see a corpse and reflect on the gory consequences of their actions as part of a program aimed at combating the carnage on Thailand’s roads.
BANGKOK: Thai wildlife authorities found 40 tiger cub carcasses in a freezer in Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple on Wednesday as they removed live animals in response to international pressure over suspected trafficking and abuse.
KUALA LAMPUR: Malaysian police have arrested three people — a Pakistani man and two Malaysians — as part of investigations into last month’s deadly Bangkok bombing, the national police chief was reported saying Monday.
LAHORE: A bid of smuggling 120 rare turtles to Bangkok was foiled at Lahore airport on Tuesday, ARY News reported.
BANGKOK: Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand’s deadliest bombing arrested a suspect on Saturday they said fitted the description of a man seen on security cameras leaving a rucksack at the site of the Aug. 17 Bangkok blast.
BANGKOK: A bomb on a motorcycle exploded on Monday just outside a Hindu shrine in the Thai capital, killing 27 people, including foreign tourists, media reported, in an attack the government said was a bid to destroy the economy.
BANGKOK: A fire broke out on a luxury tourist train in Thailand on Sunday as it headed towards a region known for inspiring the film “The Bridge on the River Kwai”, but no one was injured, police said.