Nicky the baby rhino with David Attenborough in the last of BBC1’s Africa series

Three ivory traders for every Thai elephant

The host nation for this weekend's global conservation gathering is called to account for its role in African elephant poaching

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Manchester United to begin summer tour in Thailand

United will take on the Singha All Star XI

Thailand: Extra security for US Embassy after threats

Authorities have tightened security measures at the US Consulate in the northern province of Chiang Mai following reports that it could be a target of attack from al-Qaida and Salafist terrorist groups this month.

Andy Murray holds nerve to take Brisbane crown

Andy Murray defended his Brisbane International title with a straight-sets win over 21-year-old Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.

Page 3 Profile: King Bhumibol Adulyadej, The grand old King of Thailand

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Lee Westwood and his family are moving to Florida next month

Florida-bound Westwood aiming for title hat-trick

Lee Westwood begins the defence of the Nedbank Challenge Trophy in South Africa today before heading to Bangkok next week, where he lowered the course record a year ago en route to victory in the Thailand Golf Championship. Far from it representing the close of play at the end of another busy year for Westwood, his season-ending sequence that began in Dubai last week is in fact a departure.

Thai inmates go 'Gangnam Style' before PSY concert

A day before South Korean rap sensation PSY brings his "Gangnam Style" to Thailand, scores of inmates have danced to the hit behind barbed wire and bars in a Bangkok prison.

Man has penis removed after olive oil injections

A 50-year-old Thai man had to have his penis removed after decades of trying to make it bigger through injections of olive oil resulted in his member developing cancer.

A typical street restaurant in Bangkok, on the corner of the busy Yaowarat Road and Phadung Dao

Grub street: Bangkok still reigns supreme when it comes to street food

Every city in the world is now getting in on the street-food act, but Bangkok is still the best, says John Brunton in his own words and pictures.

Man caught smuggling 600 deadly cobras into Thailand

Thai authorities have seized a pickup truck full of deadly cobras at a checkpoint in the country's central region. They believe the snakes came from Malaysia and were destined for a third country for use in traditional medicine or human consumption.

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Soft-focus softcore queen was Bardot for a new generation

Sylvia Kristel awoke many a young boy's sense of the sensuous. John Walsh was one of them
Sylvia Kristel, who died of cancer aged 60 yesterday, as Emmanuelle in the 1974 film

Farewell, Sylvia Kristel: The star of Emmanuelle who introduced a generation of men to sex

She transcended the vapid content to project an image of innocence

A view of the Bangkok skyline

Thailand government claims to have struck deal to host Bangkok Grand Prix in 2014

Thailand's government sports authority says it has struck an in-principle deal to host a Formula One race in Bangkok in 2014, with negotiations ongoing about the hosting fee, according to a report in The Nation newspaper.

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Travel Challenge: Half-term Thailand

Each week, we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific break. Today: a holiday for a family of four in Thailand during the October half term. Prices are for two adults and two children. Each package includes a week's accommodation, transfers and flights from the UK on either Saturday 27 or Sunday 28 October.

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