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Flesh is Canvas For Mourners’ Permanent Oaths of Loyalty

BANGKOK — A trend has emerged in which people are expressing their love and sorrow for His Majesty the Late King with tributes that could last a lifetime.

Thai Airport Says Ex-Cop Arrested in Japan Didn't Bring Gun from Thailand

BANGKOK — The director of Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport said his staff did not detect a firearm when they inspected the luggage of a former Bangkok police chief who was arrested in Japan with a loaded gun this week.

Abbot Swaps Shrine Angels' Swords With M16s, Grenades

CHIANG MAI — The abbot of the City Pillar Shrine in Chiang Mai has ordered local artists to alter the angels painted on the shrine’s walls by swapping their traditional swords with modern weapons.

Cambodia-Thailand Border Said Chaotic As Migrants Flee Military Junta

PHNOM PENH (DPA) — Rights workers on Cambodia's border with Thailand described the situation there as chaotic Sunday after tens of thousands of Cambodian migrants were said to have fled Thailand in the past week.
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Virtual Thailand: Tour TCDC’s New Riverside Home (VR)

BANGKOK — Take a virtual reality tour of the new Thailand Creative and Design Center, or TCDC, which reopened May 5 near the Chao Phraya River in the imposing Grand Postal Building, a modern, brutalist structure dating back to 1940.

Boardgame Champ Preaches Gospel of ‘Catan’

BANGKOK — Settlers of Catan is more than just a resource-management board game for Songsit “Note” Phraepet, the Thailand Catan Champion of 2016 and owner of the Board Game Academy cafe in Thonburi.

Suspected Masterminds Behind Haat Yai Mass Bombing Arrested

SONGKHLA — Security officers have detained two men accused of engineering the coordinated bombing attacks that rocked Songkhla province in May.
Aretha Franklin performs in April 2017 at the world premiere of 'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives' at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Photo: Charles Sykes / Invision

‘Queen of Soul,’ Aretha Franklin, Dies at 76

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little...

See World Economic History Through the Medium of Dance

BANGKOK — In a first for Southeast Asia, renowned writer Pascal Rambert’s acclaimed play that entwines everyday life with economics, “Kin-Yoo-Kue” will be staged in Bangkok for three days this week.

Angry Mob Assaults 5 Cambodians Accused of Raping French Women on Koh Kut

TRAT — Police on Koh Kut yesterday had to cut short a “re-enactment” of five Cambodian men accused of raping two French women after an angry mob gathered and attempted to assault the men.

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