Thailand’s top female monk hacked the system to bring women into the fold
Dhammananda and her flock of 15 female monks are shunned by the all-male Buddhist hierarchy. But "that’s their problem,” she says.
This gym in Thailand is staffed exclusively by transgender men
Welcome to Transfit, part of the booming industry that has emerged to serve trans men and gay women in Thailand.
That freezer full of tiger cubs in Thailand isn't the end of the story
The operation to remove tigers from a notorious temple petting zoo run by Buddhist monks is ongoing, and the grim discoveries are piling up.
Dozens of dead cubs found at Thai tiger temple
The cubs were discovered during an operation to remove dozens of adult cats from the Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua temple in the western province of Kanchanaburi.
Thailand’s thoughtcrime arrests are getting dangerously bizarre
Thais have been charged for clicking 'like' on subversive Facebook memes and for handing flowers to an anti-junta activist. Officers have even detained a man for eating a sandwich.
Grownups in Thailand are 'adopting' life-like baby dolls and taking them everywhere
It's become popular in Thailand lately for adults, mostly women, to collect life-like dolls that they treat like their own children.
This Thai dish is so delicious, it just might kill you
Welcome to northern Thailand, where bile is a flavor enhancer.
Devotees at Thai temple give alms to tens of thousands of Buddhist monks
"Giving alms to 100,000 monks is a once-in-a-lifetime event," said one devotee. "It is a must."
This Thai fish walks like a mammal. That may reveal secrets about our evolution
In the study of human development, this is a huge finding.
The global rent-a-womb industry is starting to crumble
Developing nations are getting tired of renting women's bodies to Westerners.
Thailand's monks are so fat they need to wear special girdles
Nearly half of the country's monastic order is obese, a study has found.
Thailand's scandalous Tiger Temple is forced to release its captive cats
Thai authorities have begun removing tigers from the popular tourist attraction, where Buddhist monks are accused of wildlife abuse.
Why does Thailand’s top monk own a vintage Mercedes?
Buddha advised his followers to own only 'the barest necessities.' We're pretty sure that limited-edition cars don't count.
China just put very powerful missiles in the South China Sea
Surface-to-air missiles in the middle of the planet’s most contested waters? Seems sensible.
Tourists in Thailand have no idea they’re riding killer elephants
Elephants that attack humans are simply recycled back into Thailand's tourist trade, wildlife rescuers say.
China’s reach over fleeing dissidents is expanding worldwide
Here's why more and more countries are willing to help China capture its critics on the lam.
5 countries spew more plastic into the oceans than the rest of the world together
And they're all in Asia.
'America has forgotten about us': Former US allies in Vietnam flee persecution
The 'fearless' tribespeople who fought alongside US Special Forces in the Vietnam War now face harassment at home and disinterest abroad.
Thailand’s latest booze diktat? No more 'beer selfies'
Thai junta to snap-happy drinkers: Put down the bottle and nobody gets jailed.
There's so much we don't know about the Bangkok bombing suspect
Despite the trickle of details, the suspect remains shrouded in mystery — or at least Thai police would have us believe as much.
Mystery man in Bangkok bomb probe 'never said a word'
Interviews with neighbors, investigators and the community in the city suburb of Nong Chok paint a picture of a reclusive and secretive Muslim who seldom left his apartment.
Thai police say bomb suspect part of people smuggling gang
Thai police said the suspect was part of a crime group who helped migrants obtain counterfeit documents — and the bomb attack was retaliation for a recent crackdown on his trade.
Bangkok bomb suspect is probably not an international terrorist
Thailand's top police officer Saturday said a man arrested in connection with last week's deadly Bangkok bomb attack was likely motivated by a personal feud.
Whoever masterminded the Bangkok bombing was acting on home turf, police say
It's 'unlikely' that international terrorist groups were behind Monday's deadly bombing in Bangkok.
Is 'the man in the yellow shirt' the key to the Bangkok bombing?
Thai police are hunting a man who was caught on camera leaving a backpack at a Bangkok shrine shortly before an explosion that killed 22 people.
Thai junta chief says Bangkok bomb 'suspect' identified
Thailand's junta chief on Tuesday said authorities were hunting a 'suspect' seen on CCTV footage. Meanwhile, a second explosion hit the capital city.
Someone just bombed central Bangkok, Thai police say
Several people are reported dead in a rare bombing in Thailand's capital.
Get ready for ads on the moon. Starting with this Japanese sports drink
Some lucky astronaut of the future will get to drink powdered Pocari Sweat. Yes, 'Sweat.'
Thailand isn’t always the LGBT paradise it appears to be. Just ask these gay dads
The surrogate mother now refuses to sign documents giving them full custody of the child.
Hit by drought and seawater, Bangkok tap water may run out in a month
Authorities have asked residents to use less water, but conservation efforts have failed because the water is so cheap.
Bangkok is sinking into the Earth
By four inches per year. It could be under five feet of water by 2030. We wish we were kidding.