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Thailand’s ‘Mike Pirat’ Wins Best Foreign Artist Award in China

BEIJING — A Thai heartthrob actor has enamoured mainland China after being named best foreign artist at one of the country’s largest award ceremonies...

POLITICS

Poll Must Be Held by May 2019, Official Says

BANGKOK — The next general election could take place between Feb. 24 and May 5, an official in charge of organizing the voting said Monday.

CRIME & CALAMITY

Police Investigate Alleged Sex Act at Pattaya Pool Party

PATTAYA — Organizers behind a pool party are in hot water after a video which appeared to show a...

‘Oligarch Huntress’ Now Says She Has No Tapes on Trump

PATTAYA — An escort service worker from Belarus who claimed to have information linking Russian interference to the election of President Donald Trump says she no longer has the evidence and will not talk about it.

Girlfriend, Ex-Wife Drag ‘Sek Loso’ to Hospital

BANGKOK — Rocker Sek Loso was forcibly checked into a hospital by his girlfriend and ex-wife over the weekend,...
Firefighters at the scene of fire Monday morning in Bangkok’s Bang Kapi district.

Fire Ravages Bangkok Sport Officials Homes

BANGKOK — A massive fire destroyed five buildings used to accommodate sport officials early Monday in eastern Bangkok.

Bangkok Bombing Trial Remains Stalled 3 Years On

BANGKOK — Three years to the day after a deadly terror attack hit the heart of cosmopolitan Bangkok, the trial of two men accused of the crime has made little progress, with only eight of hundreds of planned witnesses taking the stand.

Sup With Sek Loso’s Five-Day Facebook Live Meltdown?

BANGKOK — The glazed eyes and unshaven beard leap from the tiny screen as one of the nation’s top...

ASEAN & WORLD

El Salvador, Taiwan Break Ties, Further Isolating Asian Isle

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan says it is breaking off diplomatic ties with El Salvador because the Central American country plans to defect to rival...
Tesla CEO and founder of the Boring Company Elon Musk speaks at a news conference in June in Chicago. Photo: Kiichiro Sato / Associated Press

Experts Say Tesla Board May Have Too Many Ties to CEO Musk

For years, Tesla's board remained almost invisible, staying behind the curtain as superstar Chairman and CEO Elon Musk guided the electric car maker to...
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson sits in a police truck upon his arrival Monday at Phnom Penh Municipal Court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: Heng Sinith / Associated Press

Australian Filmmaker Testifies in His Cambodian Trial

PHNOM PENH — An Australian filmmaker in Cambodia facing a possible five to 10 years in prison on a charge of endangering national security...
South Korea's Son Heung Min prepares to pass the ball Friday during their men's football match between South Korea and Malaysia at the 18th Asian Games at Si Jalak Harupat Stadium in Bandung, Indonesia. Photo: Achmad Ibrahim / Associated Press

Son Scores to Help South Korea Advance at Asian Games

JAKARTA — Tottenham forward Son Heung-min took matters into his own hands to ensure defending champion South Korea progressed to the knockout stage at...
Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni greets government officers Nov. 2, 2017, as he watches the boat races during a water festival in Phnom Penh. Photo: Heng Sinith / Associated Press

Cambodian King Pardons 4 Imprisoned Land Rights Activists

PHNOM PENH — A prominent leader of Cambodia's land rights movement and three female activists imprisoned with her were freed Monday under a royal...

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