A doggy 'Good Samaritan' has won over hearts around the world after apparently trying to save the lives of fish stranded out of water.
Thailand's military rulers have warned the country's people that they face arrest if the 'Hunger Games salute' is used as a form of protest.
Dunkin' Donuts has apologised for an advert in Thailand featuring a woman in blackface make-up to promote a chocolate flavoured doughnut.
An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twins he fathered with a Thai surrogate when they were aged under 10, according to ABC News.
The man, who cannot be identified, has been charged with indecent dealings of a sexual nature with the twins and possessing child abuse material which was discovered after a raid on his property.
The man denies all of the allegations against him, the report said.
Australian child welfare authorities are now looking into sending the children back to Thailand to be with their surrogate and biological mother.
However, the twins "consider themselves to be fully Australian" and "don't know that they are half Thai or have any connection to Thailand", Childline Thailand's Ilya Smirnoff told the website.
He added that paedophiles were "abusing" the surrogacy system in Thailand. The country is currently working on new laws banning commercial surrogacy.
Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was elected prime minister in parliament in a move that has been widely expected since he seized power in May.
Prayuth has won at least half the votes, the required number needed to secure his nomination, a live television broadcast of the parliamentary session showed. The 60-year-old was the only person nominated.
His appointment will need to be formally approved by Thailand's king. The military says it took power on May 22 to avoid further bloodshed and restore stability after months of unrest pitting supporters of ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra against her Bangkok-based royalist opponents.
Four couples from the US and Australia have been prevented from leaving Thailand with surrogate babies, it is reported.
The move was part of a government crackdown on the burgeoning commercial surrogacy industry, Australian Broadcasting Corporation said.
The crackdown follows recent publicity over a Thai surrogate mother who said she was left with a baby rejected by his Australian biological parents after he was born with Down's syndrome. The biological parents, who took the boy's healthy twin sister home, dispute the circumstances in which they abandoned their son.
A surrogate mother in Thailand who was left with a Down's Syndrome baby allegedly abandoned by his Australian biological parents has said she would be happy to have the baby's healthy twin returned. Pattaramon Chanbua also spoke of her shock over reports alleging the father was a convicted sex offender.
The 21-year-old said the father rejected Gammy, while taking his healthy twin sister home to the state of Western Australia.
Australia's Nine Network television alleged that the father was a convicted paedophile.
Pattaramon Chanbua, Surrogate mother: "If she (baby girl) is happy, then I, as a mother, am also happy. I don't want to bring her back to suffer or anything. A mother would never want her child in trouble. But if she really cannot go on living there, then I'm very happy to have her back in my arms."
On condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media, a police officer told The Associated Press, that the father was a convicted sex offender.?
While the mother had previously said she was happy to have the twin girl stay with the Australian parents, the reports about the father's past had raised doubts in her mind.
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has called on Thailand to "return to democracy" during an Asia-Pacific security forum after the military took over control of the government in a coup.
"We will also respond when nations retreat from democracy, as in Thailand. We urge the Royal Thai Armed Forces to release those who have been detained, end restrictions on free expression, and move immediately to restore power to the people of Thailand through free and fair elections.
"Until that happens, as US law requires, the US State of Department is suspending and reconsidering US assistance and engagement with Bangkok", he said.
Users of social media networks including Facebook are reporting that the sites are inaccessible in Thailand, Reuters is reporting.
Soldiers have captured and detained Thailand's former education minister, an open critic of the new military regime in the country.
Chaturon Chaisang, who had been on the run after refusing to turn himself in to the military after being summoned, had just given a talk at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand.
He had denounced a coup that he said would only exacerbate conflict in the polarised country.
Other former ministers were detained by the military after the coup on May 22 although most, including former premier Yingluck Shinawatra, have now been freed, even if their movements are being monitored.
US pop star Taylor Swift has cancelled her upcoming gig in Thailand because of the military coup in the country.
The concert in Bangkok would have been on the night of June 9, but the country is under a night-time curfew.
I'm sending my love to the fans in Thailand. I'm so sad about the concert being canceled.