PHOTOS: The controversial world of Thai child kickboxing

Sports 11/19/18, 03:21

In the ring, the two boxers spar furiously with blows delivered by fists, elbows, knees and feet to virtually any part of the opponent's body. Those in the crowd furiously make wagers with each other as the battle rages.In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, photo, Thai kickboxer Chaichana Saengngern, 10-years ...

Thailand’s child boxing debated after 13-year-old’s death

Sports 11/13/18, 09:07

The death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked out during a kickboxing match in Thailand has sparked debate over whether to ban matches involving children.The death of Anucha Tasako came after a Muay Thai — Thai boxing — match Saturday in the Bangkok suburb of Samut Prakarn. The Facebook ...

Thai elite turn out for Leicester City owner’s funeral

Soccer 11/03/18, 09:04

An elaborate funeral is underway for Thai billionaire and Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died when his helicopter crashed in a parking lot next to the English Premier League club's stadium.The royally sponsored funeral was being held at a Bangkok temple and its guests include top government officials, businessmen ...

Beckham adds star power to Thai soccer clinic

Soccer 11/03/18, 04:33

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid soccer star David Beckham has made a brief appearance in Bangkok on Saturday where he conducted soccer drills and addressed a crowd of around one hundred young soccer fans as part of a sponsored promotional event.Beckham's appearance was part of the "AIA Football Clinic ...

Photos: Zoo that recalled old Bangkok soon just a memory

World 09/29/18, 02:40

Bangkok's 80-year-old Dusit Zoo has the kind of old-fashioned charm that creates family memories in a global capital chock-a-block with shiny shopping malls.In this Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 photo, a woman poses for a picture with a hippopotamus with a wide-open mouth at the Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. After ...

Ford Motor told to pay Thai customers for transmission woes

Business 09/21/18, 05:00

A Thai court has ordered Ford Motor Co. to pay 291 customers a total of about $720,000 in compensation for selling cars equipped with faulty transmissions.The Bangkok South Civil Court's decision was welcomed Friday as a victory in a country where consumers rarely win redress.Most of the plaintiffs in the ...

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