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Hundreds of masked men attack villagers protesting the chemical contamination from a local gold mine in 2014

Court Acquits Northeastern Gold Mine Protesters

BANGKOK — A court in Thailand found seven environmental activists not guilty Thursday of violating a law on public gatherings that imposes severe penalties for actions that disrupt public services.
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Military Will Care for Devastated Conscript’s Sick Grandma: Junta

BANGKOK — A spokesman for the ruling junta said Thursday that the grandmother of a man whose despair at being conscripted by the army went viral would be looked after by the military while he serves for two years.

Crime, Courts, Calamity

Tour Palaces and Dress Up for Bangkok’s 236th Birthday

BANGKOK — Past kings will be honored, rare cultural gems trotted out and parades staged tomorrow when the capital turns 236.

International

Reuters journalist Wa Lone, center, thumbs up as he is escorted by police upon arrival at the court for trial in Yangon. Photo: Thein Zaw / Associated Press

Myanmar Policeman Testifies to Entrapment Orders

YANGON — The prosecution of two Myanmar journalists accused of violating a state secrets law by acquiring official documents given to them by police has...
Volcanic smoke billows from Mt. Io, part of the Kirishima mountain range on Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu, taken over Ebino city, Miyazaki prefecture. Kyodo News / Associated Press

Volcano Erupts for First Time in 250 Years, South Japan

TOKYO — A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain.
People watch a Malindo Air passenger plane after it skidded to the grassy area at the end of runway in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday. Photo: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated Press

Nepal Airport Reopens After Plane Skids Off Runway

KATHMANDU — Nepal's only international airport reopened Friday after a passenger plane attempting to take off skidded off the runway, forcing a halt to all flights.
Kachin civilians displaced by fighting between the Myanmar military and Kachin guerrillas take shelter in a jungle close to Tanai, northern Kachin state, Myanmar Thursday. Photo: Labram Hkun Awng / Associated Press

Kachin’s Stranded in Jungle, Running Low on Basic Aid

BANGKOK — Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the jungle where they fled to escape clashes between the Myanmar's army and the Kachin guerrillas in the country's north.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach addresses a press conference in New Delhi, India. Photo: Altaf Qadri / Associated Press

India Bidding to host Three Major Sporting Events

NEW DELHI — The Indian Olympic Association says it will bid for three major sporting events — the 2026 Youth Olympics, the 2030 Asian Games and the 2032 Summer Olympics.


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