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Ayutthaya Temple Cracks Under Soap Opera Popularity

AYUTTHAYA — Officials cordoned off parts of a 400-year-old temple attraction Thursday due to damage caused by heavy traffic caused by a sudden surge of interest in the historic attraction.

18 Die When Bus Collides With Truck

NAKHON RATCHASIMA — A tour bus hit a truck and crashed Wednesday night on a remote road in Nakhon Ratchasima province, killing at least 18 passengers and injuring dozens of others.
This undated photo from a Facebook posting shows Mark Anthony Conditt. Photo: Associated Press

Austin Bombing Suspect’s Uncle Says He Was Smart, Kind

AUSTIN, Texas — A 23-year-old suspected of planting deadly bombs that struck fear across Austin was described Wednesday by his uncle as a smart and kind "computer geek" and a friend said he was an assertive person who would end up being "kind of dominant and intimidating in conversation."

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Apologizes for ‘Major Breach of Trust’

NEW YORK — Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for a "major breach of trust," admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm.

Dog Slaughter Won’t Solve Rabies Problem: Animal Advocates

BANGKOK — “What else have the livestock authorities done?” a woman shouted at an official seated before her in a livestock department conference room.
Somchai Srisutthiyakorn. Photo: Matichon

Critics Say ‘Som Nam Na’ After Somchai Thrown Under Bus

BANGKOK — Somchai Srisutthiyakorn must have seen his removal coming when he wrote Friday that, weeks after having wed, he might be sent on an unexpectedly early honeymoon for having said too much.

Myanmar President, Close Suu Kyi Friend, Says He’s Retiring

YANGON — Myanmar's president, a close friend of the country's top leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down.
Former Beatle Ringo Starr, is made a knight by Britain's Prince William at Buckingham Palace during an Investiture ceremony in London on Tuesday. Photo: Yui Mok / Associeted Press

Ex-Beatle Drummer Knighted by Prince William

LONDON — Call him Sir Ringo now, or Sir Richard to be more precise. Either way, it's a fitting honor for the former Beatles drummer, who has waited decades for the recognition.

‘Big Ass’ Charged with Piracy For Playing Own Song

BANGKOK — Five rockers were charged Tuesday by a music label for playing a song from their back catalog.

Black Panther Sets Record as Most Tweeted About Movie

NEW YORK — The pop culture sensation "Black Panther" has set another record: most tweeted about movie ever. Twitter said Tuesday that Ryan Coogler's box-office...

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