The death toll from the massive earthquake which devastated parts of Nepal, India and Tibet on Saturday has risen to 3700, including at least 18 on Mt Everest, one of them a Thai-American (photo). Aftershocks continue, including one of 6.7 magnitude.
Temperatures will start moving up again later this week, bringing a return of the sweltering heat we experienced last week, Today, however, the weather news was a freak tropical storm that damaged parts of the city.
Asean economic community & South China Sea dispute top summit agenda, healthcare reform & difficulties of merging country's three healthcare schemes & already high safety standards of THAI should serve as a model for government change.
Thailand's new Asian women's champion Ratchanok "Mei" Intanon seems to enjoy making her many fans nervous and then ecstatic.
High-ranking police deny any knowledge of raids on Thong Lor restaurants & pubs forcing them to pay large amounts of money, but another police officer confirms extortionists from another police station did it.
There were no clashes, no scenes of confrontation at Kanachanaburi's famous Tiger temple as government wildlife officials settled for counting the temple's tigers rather than taking them away.
Malaysia goes ape over Hard Rock's orangutan advert, EU illegal fishing cleanup deadline difficult to meet & PTT plans petrochemical complex in the US in joint venture with Japan.
From the noodle vendor on your street to the woman who repairs your clothes to meat ball sellers to lottery ticket women to ice cream cycle to mobile bar in VW van, the small business people who bring life to your neighbourhood.
Ranking high on any list of tourist complaints is the behaviour of jet-ski operators who demand exorbitant compensation for often-non existent damage. Problem solved, in Phuket at least, a local offical says.
One man was killed and another injured during storms that caused havoc in at least 17 provinces across the country Thursday.