Special Section: Mother's Day Bombings

Court Approves Second Warrant for Southern Bomber Suspect

PHETCHABURI — A military court on Wednesday approved an arrest warrant for a man believed to be linked to the bombings at the resort town of Hua Hin two weeks ago, while rejecting two other warrant requests from police.


No Peace in Deep South Without Justice, Legal Activist Says

BANGKOK — Respect for human rights is necessary to achieve peace in the Deep South, said a human rights lawyer charged with defamation for publishing a report on the alleged use of torture by security forces there.

You Just Got 44’d : Prayuth Suspends Bangkok Governor

BANGKOK — Invoking his emergency power, junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday suspended the governor of Bangkok indefinitely without pay, citing an ongoing graft investigation against him.


Northeast Mystique: ‘Forest’ Reaches Deep Into Isaan, Folklore

BANGKOK — Next month head northeast on a personal exploration of Thais’ complicated relationships with the spirits in a fully domestic production shot on location in Isaan.


Italy Toll Rises to 247 As Anguish Mounts Over Quake Past

AMATRICE, Italy — Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy, but the death toll rose to 247 and Italy once again anguished over trying to secure its medieval communities built on seismic lands.

Myanmar Quake Wrecks Bagan Heritage Sites

BAGAN, Myanmar - It was a time of conquest and conversions. Above all, it was a time of construction, on a scale never seen before. Over 250 years, from the 11th century onwards, the rulers of Bagan built more than 10,000 magnificent religious monuments.

Federal Judge Puts Starbucks Lawsuit on Ice in California

LOS ANGELES - A federal judge has thrown cold water on a lawsuit that claimed Starbucks defrauded customers by adding ice to its cold beverages.

Italy Earthquake Kills At Least 159, Reduces Towns to Rubble

AMATRICE, Italy — Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday. The death toll stood at 159, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the thousands of vacationers in the area for summer's final days.

Columbia, FARC Reach Deal to End Long, Bloody War

HAVANA — Colombia's government and the country's biggest rebel group reached a historic deal Wednesday evening for ending a half-century of hostilities in one...

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