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British Woman Dies During Cosmetic Surgery in BKK

BANGKOK — A 24-year-old British woman died during a corrective hip operation in a Bangkok beauty clinic, police say.

Myanmar's Lady Remains Silent on the Plight of the Rohingya

BANGKOK (DPA) — The crisis over thousands of Rohingya people stranded on boats in South-East Asian waters has come during a watershed year for Myanmar, the departure point of most of the migrants.

Artist Perplexed by Reports of Haunted Installation

Art imitates life, but can the afterlife imitate art?

Bangkok Literally Sinking in Sex as Brothels Steal Groundwater

BANGKOK — So much water is used for sex in Bangkok’s brothels that it is contributing to the gradual sinking of Bangkok, officials have warned.
Charles Nevilleon stage during the 2008 New Orleans Jazz Heritage Festival. Photo: Dave Martin / Associated Press

Charles Neville, Neville Brothers Saxophonist, 79

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans-born saxophone player Charles Neville, who once backed up B.B. King and later gained fame with the Neville Brothers band and their rollicking blend of funk, jazz and rhythm and blues, has died. He was 79.

Primetime Soap Reignites Debate Over Executing Rapists

BANGKOK — A primetime soap with sexual assault as a central plot point has inflamed social debate over the death penalty and rape culture.

Muay Thai's Global Reach Boosts Rural Economy

BANGKOK — Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand, and for tourists no trip to the kingdom would be complete without a night spent at either Rajadamnern or Lumpinee, the iconic Bangkok stadiums where the best fighters go head to head.

Ariya Jutanugarn Wins 2nd in a Row on the LPGA Tour

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Ariya Jutanugarn quickly has made winning a habit on the LPGA Tour.

Kritsuda's Link to "Blackshirt" Militants Unclear, Police Say

BANGKOK — Thailand’s chief of police has scaled back his claim that a 26-year-old Redshirt activist provided weapons to militants who fought with security officers during the 2010 unrest.

Nine Confirmed Dead in Thai Army Chopper Crash

BANGKOK (DPA) — Nine people are confirmed dead in a army helicopter crash in Thailand, officials said Tuesday.

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