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Mark Zuckerberg Has No Plans to Visit Thailand or Prayuth: Facebook

BANGKOK — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is not traveling to Thailand to meet junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha, the social media giant said Wednesday. Two days...

Rights Watchdogs Indicted for Observing Discussion

BANGKOK — The ability of human rights lawyers to protect the public will be further hampered as two go on trial by a military tribunal for allegedly engaging in politics, a civil rights lawyer said Wednesday.

Crime, Courts, Calamity

Far From Yaowarat, Discover Bangkok’s ‘New’ Chinatown

BANGKOK — Chinese signs dominate both sides of the road along which shops cook up fiery Szechuan mala hot pot, mapo tofu, tender pork dishes from Yunnan province and northern-style gyoza.

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Shakespeare Fired by Leicester After 4 Months in Charge

Leicester's decline since winning the English Premier League intensified on Tuesday when Craig Shakespeare was fired as its manager, with the Thai-owned club in the relegation zone after another rocky start to a season.

Xi Says China’s Prospects Are Bright, Challenges Severe

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping proclaimed his nation's prospects as bright but made a rare acknowledgement of severe economic challenges as he opened the ruling Communist Party's twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday.

Women ID as Assault, Harassment Victims With ‘Me Too’ Tweets

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of women are identifying themselves as victims of sexual harassment or assault following a call to action propelled by actress Alyssa Milano in the wake of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's downfall over of allegations of sexual misconduct spanning decades.

Court Jails 2 Catalan Independence Leaders in Sedition Probe

BARCELONA, Spain — Spain's confrontation with its independence-seeking region of Catalonia intensified Monday when a judge ordered the leaders of two pro-independence groups jailed while they are investigated on possible sedition charges for organizing demonstrations before the region's disputed secession vote.

UN Elects Congo to Human Rights Council Despite Abuses

UNITED NATIONS — The United States and human rights groups sharply criticized Monday's U.N. election for 15 new members of the Human Rights Council, singling out conflict-torn Congo's victory despite accusations of serious rights abuses and an investigation by the U.N.'s top human rights body.


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