Thai marines kill 16 militants after attack on military base

At least 16 Muslim rebels have been killed after they launched a pre-dawn assault on a military base in the south of Thailand in the deadliest incident in an insurgency that has raged for almost a decade.

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.

Mineral wealth: otherwordly formations in the spirit caves

Underground Thailand: Subterranean spirits

Mysterious caves in remote Thailand reveal their secrets to Lucy Winstanley Norris

Wayne Rooney is congratulated for his goal against Fulham in the Fourth Round

Manchester United confirm friendly in Yokohama

United have already announced fixtures in Sydney and Hong Kong

Anger at 'Saturday Night Live' skit on Thai sex industry

A US comedy skit that makes fun of Thailand’s booming sex industry has angered the government, which is trying to block videos of the sketch on the internet.

Thai magazine editor jailed for 11 years for insulting king

A high-profile activist and magazine editor has been sentenced to 11 years in jail after he was convicted of defaming Thailand’s monarchy – the latest case involving the country’s increasingly controversial lese majeste laws.

Page 3 Profile: Vanessa Mae, musician

New album on the cards?

Vanessa-Mae

Violinist Vanessa-Mae switches her bow for ski poles as she puts music on ice to compete in Winter Olympics

Violinist Vanessa-Mae has put music on hold for a year and is rehearsing for a new role - skiing for Thailand at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February 2014.

Sven-Goran Eriksson

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson returns to football with 1860 Munich

64-year-old to assist at German second division side

HSBC's $9bn sale of stake in Ping An at risk

The sale of HSBC'S $9.4bn (£5.9bn) stake in the insurer Ping An is in doubt after Chinese authorities appeared to withdraw funding for part of the deal.

British holidaymaker Stephen Ashton pictured in Thailand in December

Man in court over shooting of British holidaymaker Stephen Ashton in Thailand

A Thai man accused of shooting dead a British holidaymaker during a New Year’s Eve party in Thailand appeared in court today.

The alleged Thai gunman Ekkapan Kaewkla, right, is arrested

Family of man shot in Thailand are 'devastated'

The family of a British trader shot dead in Thailand have condemned his killer's cruelty and recklessness, saying the death has left them "completely devastated".

Reveller dies after shooting at New Year party on Thai beach

A British holidaymaker was shot dead in Thailand hours after welcoming in the New Year with friends at a beach party.

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