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One Rohingya Shot Dead During Mass Escape From Detention Center

PHANG NGA — A man was shot dead by police after 21 Rohingya men escaped from a detention center in southern Thailand early Monday morning.

Pakistani Women in Memorable Rugby 7s Debut in Laos

They might have won only one match at the Asian Women's Rugby Sevens in Laos on the weekend, but for the Pakistan team – which formed only a year ago – it was a dream debut at an international event.

Global Shares Plunge Amid China Economic Fears

NEW YORK (DPA) - Global shares posted on Monday some of their biggest falls since the onslaught of the global financial crisis in 2008 amid growing fears about the economic outlook for China.

Malaysia to Inspect Debris Found on Thai Beach for MH370 Link

BANGKOK — A large metal chunk has washed ashore in southern Thailand, but Malaysian authorities are cautioning against speculation of a link to a Malaysia Airlines flight missing almost two years.

Macron Wins French Elections

PARIS — Ripping up France's political map, French voters elected independent centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country's youngest president Sunday, delivering a resounding victory to the unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and dashing the populist dream of far-right rival Marine Le Pen.

Novice Attempts to Burn Down Monastery on First Day

SONGKHLA — Police in southern Thailand say they have arrested a novice who allegedly attempted to burn down a monastery after smoking marijuana early this morning.

10-Year Visas Now Available: Thai Immigration

BANGKOK — The much awaited 10-year visa for foreign retirees is now available, the top commander of the immigration police said Wednesday. , though staff seem to be unaware of the announcement.

Budget Airlines Raise Fares for Domestic Flights

BANGKOK — Three low-cost airlines raised airfares for domestic flights by 150 baht in response to a nearly twenty-fold increase in fuel taxes.

Myanmar Buddhists Seek Tougher Action Against Rohingya

YANGON — Several hundred Buddhist nationalists, including monks, rallied in Myanmar's largest city on Wednesday to urge stronger action against insurgents from the Muslim Rohingya minority for attacks on police last week.

Khaosan Road: Open But Silent (Photos)

BANGKOK — In the aftermath of HM King’s death Thursday, tourist hub Khaosan Road has become a much more subdued version of itself. Some restaurants...

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