40 tigers have been removed from a Buddhist temple that's also a popular tourist site, with more to follow. The monks denied allegations of mistreatment and say they're not going to let the tigers go without putting up a fight.
Thai wildlife officials have removed the cubs' carcasses, along with dozens of live tigers. The raid comes amid growing outrage over the treatment of animals inside Thailand's buddhist community.
Authorities have failed to arrest the ex-abbot of Thailand’s most powerful Buddhist sect. However, they can claim a minor victory. George Styllis and Patthiya Tongfueng report from Pathum Thani province.
Thai police seeking have descended on the country's largest Buddhist temple in their hunt for an influential monk charged with embezzlement. The case highlights a major religious and political division.
The depth of the earthquake - more than 80 km - was very deep, which helped minimize damage. Still, buildings as far away as Calcutta, India and Bangkok, Thailand reportedly swayed in response.
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