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Bootcamps in Costa Blanca Bootcamps don’t have to be militarily austere to be effective. Organisers just like you to think that so they can save mo(...)

An aerial view of Pattaya beach, where the body of a 50-year-old Irish man was found on Monday. Photograph: Getty Images

An Irish man’s body bearing signs of injury has been found floating around one kilometre off the shore of the popular Thai beach resort of Pattaya, lo(...)

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej  at a ceremony in Bangkok on Tuesday. A factory worker faces a jail term for insulting his dog. Photograph: Reuters/Thai TV

Thailand’s strict laws making it a crime to insult the monarchy entered new territory this week when a factory worker was charged with disparaging the(...)

Ireland celebrate their win over Bangladesh in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifiers final

After a week of largely comprehensive successes in the T20 qualifiers, Ireland’s women came out on top in the most dramatic of finals against Banglade(...)

Thailand’s deputy police spokesman Songpol Wattanachai during a news conference in Bangkok. Police had not received warnings about Isis activity from any other foreign intelligence agency, he told reporters.  Photograph: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

Ten Syrians linked to Islamic State entered Thailand in October to attack Russian interests, Thai police said in a leaked document citing information(...)

Ireland’s Isobel Joyce: she drove the women’s team to their win over China. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Ireland will take on Zimbabwe on Tuesday to decide the winner of Group B at the Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier in Bangkok after completing wi(...)

Carsten Spohr: predicting consolidation in the sector.  Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Ethiopian Airlines to operate all-female flight For the first time tomorrow, Ethiopian Airlines will operate an all-female flight. Not only will the p(...)

Eoin O’Brien, martial arts master: “You have to prove yourself job by job”

Eoin O’Brien never thought that moving to Bangkok would lead to a career in action movies. He had originally been drawn to Thailand by the offer of a (...)

In one hand, I am holding a mesmerising dark-blue gemstone that seems to change colour when the light catches it; sometimes it’s deep navy and then(...)

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Two museums devoted to food, in London and New York, open this week. First up is the British Museum of Food, left, (bompas(...)