There is confusion concerning the results of Thailand's first election since a military coup eight years ago.
Former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has stepped down as the leader of the Democrat Party after poor results in the country's first election since the 2014 coup.
Canada has granted asylum to a Saudi teenager who fled to Thailand because she feared her family would kill her.
The UN refugee agency has determined that a Saudi woman who fled her family and refused to leave a Bangkok hotel room is a legitimate refugee, and has asked Australia to consider resettling her.
While many are celebrating New Year's Eve with countdowns and fireworks, in Thailand worshippers at a temple in suburban Bangkok lay inside coffins and took part in traditional funeral rituals.
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The Thai owner of the club tragically died with four other pasengers in a helicopter crash.
A primary school in central Thailand has provided a six-week course for students to give haircuts.
The world-famous buffalo race of Chon Buri continues on its 147th year along with buffalo conservation activities to promote knowledge in buffalo rearing and rice farming.