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Health Ministry Defends Donating to Health Ministry

BANGKOK — Public health officials defended their donation of 1 million baht to a rockstar running cross country to raise money for public hospitals after people pointed out they were essentially donating to themselves.
Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan flashes a watch thought to cost several million baht in a Monday photo.

Show and Don’t Tell: Gen. Prawit Won’t Explain His Bling Watch to Public

BANGKOK — The second in command of the ruling junta said Wednesday he’s willing to discuss his taste for luxury wristwatches with an anti-corruption agency, but not the public – and certainly not reporters.

The Army Has a New Mascot. Run For Your Lives.

BANGKOK — A mascot designed by the defense ministry to promote national reconciliation has instead creeped out social media.

Junta Deems ‘Distorted News’ Newest Health Issue

BANGKOK — Thailand's military government says it is fighting a new threat to public health: distorted news reports.

Butt-Baring Tourists Charged with Indecency

BANGKOK — Butts. Everyone’s got one – but that doesn’t mean everyone wants to see them.

Miss Universe Maria’s Flub on ‘Social Movement’ Stirs Debate

BANGKOK — Although Thailand’s Miss Universe contestant did not snag the crown Monday morning in Las Vegas, her final-round answer about social movements sparked...

Maxim Model Goes to Police Over Online Prostitution Claim (Video)

BANGKOK — A former Maxim model filed a complaint Friday against a Facebook page for misusing one of her photos to allege she had become a prostitute.

Thais Vandalize Ancient UNESCO Site in Jordan

MADABA, Jordan — A Thai high school made its mark on an ancient historical site in Jordan, inviting an outpouring of shame that prompted the principal to return to the scene to erase the graffiti.

What Happens Once ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules Bite the Dust?

NEW YORK — The Federal Communications Commission formally released a draft of its plan to kill net-neutrality rules, which equalized access to the internet and prevented broadband providers from favoring their own apps and services.

Angry Surin Granny Goes Beast Mode on Snake (Video)

SURIN — Were snakes capable of feeling regret, one in the northeastern province of Surin may have experienced a twinge before its brains exploded.

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