Thai militants kill two in twin bomb attacks

Thai police say twin attacks blamed by suspected Muslim militants have killed two soldiers and wounded nine others in southern Thailand.

Salamander's Thai well disappoints

Salamander Energy's Dao Ruang-2 well in the Khorat Basin in Thailand is to be temporarily suspended after failing to flow at commercial rates, the company said yesterday.

DVD: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (12)

The surprise winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes last year, this film will leave UK viewers bemused and entranced in equal measure.

Elephants help each other out

They say elephants never forget; now scientists have shown they are also capable of helping one another.

Thai ladyboys chosen as flight attendants

A new Thai airline is hiring transsexual ladyboys as flight attendants with aim of setting itself apart from its competitors.

Cambodian troops in Thai border skirmish

Hundreds of Cambodian soldiers camped yesterday at a cliff-top Khmer temple in the line of fire from deadly border skirmishes with Thai troops. The conflict heated up with the Cambodian leader declaring it a "real war". But a fragile truce has lasted for two days.

Video: Cambodia and Thailand clash

Thailand has been accused of damaging an 11th century Khmer temple as skirmishes with Cambodia continue for a fourth day.

Good to go: Germany, Buenos Aires, Thailand

Continental drift

Video: Suspected paedophile arrested in Thailand

A man accused of abusing children as young as 18 months has been arrested in Thailand after spending 12 years on the run.

PM to cancel his Thai Christmas

David Cameron is to cancel a planned family holiday to Thailand this Christmas, following complaints from campaigners about the country's human-rights record.

Travel challenge: A beach holiday in Thailand

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a 10-night beach holiday in Thailand departing in late November. Prices are per person based on two people travelling together and include Thai Airways flights from Heathrow.

'Red Shirts were not trained here,' says Cambodia

Cambodia has denied that members of the anti-government "Red Shirt" movement from neighbouring Thailand were trained at a Cambodian army base to assassinate Thai leaders, including the Prime Minister.

Thailand: 'Lord of war' could be extradited to US

A court yesterday dismissed charges of money-laundering and wire fraud against the suspected Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, bringing him a step closer to extradition to the United States to face terrorism charges.

Tips and deals of the week: 12/09/2010

Cheap half-term hotel breaks in the UK

Briton sought over killing of Marine

Police in Thailand are searching for a British kickboxer they suspect of killing a former US Marine in a barroom brawl in Phuket over the weekend.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

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The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
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Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
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Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

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Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
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Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

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