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Trawling the streets of Asia for food

A docu-series highlights the importance of nutritious and delicious meals provided by pavement vendors

Hundreds of schools to shut as toxic smog chokes Bangkok

The Thai capital has been shrouded in murky haze for weeks, sparking social media criticism of the uneven response by the government

Thailand says Saudi woman in asylum case to be sent back

The incident comes against the backdrop of intense scrutiny of Saudi Arabia over its handling of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year

Bombing catches junta off-guard

No one has claimed responsibility for the blast in Thailand, with everyone from Islamist groups and the Uighur to a lone operative being blamed.

Protesters defy troops in Thailand

Thousands of security personnel have been deployed on Bangkok's streets in a show of force against small but defiant anti-coup flashmob rallies.

‘Shut Bangkok, restart Thailand’

It's a holidaymaker's dream, but for some reason tourism has waned even as the people rise up.

‘Third sex’ get chance to fly Thai high

Thai airline becomes the first in the country to employ transgender people.

Anger mounts in flood-weary Bangkok

Bangkok residents are protesting as frustration mounts that parts of the Thai capital are suffering badly while the centre stays dry.

Thai PM plays down further flood risks to Bangkok

Bangkok's well-protected centre is only at risk of "minor" flooding, the Thai premier says, as the deluge closed in on the metropolis.

Anger rises in flooded Bangkok as centre stays dry

Tensions are rising between Thai residents and authorities in flooded parts of Bangkok as hundreds protest that their homes are being sacrificed.

Flood threat wanes, but Bangkok’s not out of woods yet

Receding floodwaters north of Bangkok have reduced the threat to the Thai capital, but a rise in coastal high tides will still test flood defences.

Thousands flee Bangkok fearing breach of river banks

Traffic clogged rounds out of the Thai capital as thousands of people fled ahead of a high tide expected to worsen floods.

Thailand calls holiday to allow escape from floods

Thailand has announced a five-day holiday to give people the chance to escape floods closing in on Bangkok.

Bangkok continues battle against devastating floods

Thai troops have reinforced vulnerable river barriers after a sudden rise in the water level set back efforts to contain the worst floods in decades.

Let the waters flow, declares Thailand’s premier

In a bid to prevent further flooding, Thailand's premier says she will order Bangkok to open all of its floodgates, but this poses risks of its own.

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SABC retrenchment process set to be finalised on Friday

At a portfolio committee meeting on Tuesday, developing a sustainable funding model for the SABC was top of the agenda

Slain top cop blamed for not cooperating with police

The widow of Charl Kinnear submitted a petition to parliament to find out why protection services were withdrawn before her husband’s assassination

Zuma not at court to hear his arms-deal trial start date

The former president’s lawyers asked last week that he be excused from appearing in person, although no such arrangements were made for his snubbing of the Zondo commission

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