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A boat loaded with nearly 400 Myanmar Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees was pushed away repeatedly from Thailand in May 2015 before being rescued by fisherman in Sumatra, Indonesia. File photo: EPA/STR

Trafficking Activists Cautiously Welcome TIP Upgrade

BANGKOK — Anti-trafficking activists gave a guarded welcome Friday to the US decision to remove Thailand from its human trafficking watch list.

Myanmar Man Accused of Self-Immolation in Australian Bank

CANBERRA, Australia — A 21-year-old man accused of injuring himself and 26 other people by setting himself on fire with gasoline in a bank...

At Least 58 Injured by Car Bomb in Downtown Pattani

PATTANI — A pickup truck exploded Tuesday afternoon at the entrance of a supermarket in Pattani province.

The Interrupted Lives of the 'Khon Kaen Model' Families

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Speeding Truck Crashes, Flips Over In Rangsit

(21 March) A truck has crashed and flipped over on an elevated road in Pathumthani province.

SKorean Lawmaker: Spy Agency Says NKorean Diplomat in Hiding

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea's spy agency has told lawmakers that North Korea's acting ambassador to Italy Jo Song Gil went into hiding...

Prosecutor Backtracks on Bringing Red Bull Heir to Court

BANGKOK — Four years after billionaire Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya killed a police officer with his Ferrari, and a month after he failed to turn himself in again, the case is again receding from view without so much as an arrest warrant issued.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, foreground, watches downhill ski competition at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in the Roza Khutor mountain district of Sochi, Russia, as Russia's sports minister Vitaly Mutko stands behind. Photo: RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service

Russia Banned From Olympics, But No Winners in Doping Saga

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — If you're looking for winners after the International Olympic Committee's decision to boot Russia from the upcoming Games, keep on looking. There...

Amazon to Block Australians from Global Websites

CANBERRA — Amazon will block Australians from buying from its international e-commerce websites and restrict them to a smaller local platform from July in response to new tax rules that consumer advocates fear will reduce the range of choice for customers in Australia.
Pakistani women voters pose with their identity cards waiting to cast their vote Wednesday in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Photo: B.K. Bangash / Associated Press

Fraud Claims Overshadow Pakistan’s Vote for New Parliament

ISLAMABAD — Pakistanis voted for a new government Wednesday in an election marred by violence and allegations of fraud. The winner will face a...

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