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Quake Strands 300+ Thai Trekkers on Indonesian Volcano

BANGKOK — More than 300 Thai tourists stranded overnight on an Indonesian volcano will receive food and drinking water before they can be evacuated, Thai officials said Monday.
In this photo released by the Ministry of Communications and Information of Singapore, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, arrives at the Changi International Airport on Sunday.

Kim Jung Un Just Landed in Singapore. Here Are the Photos.

SINGAPORE— Spare a moment, as you anticipate one of the most unusual summits in modern history, to consider North Korea's leader as he left...

Giant Panda Sleeps Through Much of Indonesia Media Debut

BOGOR, Indonesia — Giant panda Cai Tao was asleep for much of his debut before media Wednesday in the Indonesian city of Bogor, but occasionally perked up to eat bamboo.
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Thailand is His Name, Cheering Thailand is His Game

BANGKOK — For years, he’s been an unmistakable burst of red, white and blue in the stands. Tune into the Olympics, SEA Games, Asian Games or any event with Thai competitors and you’ll likely find him dressed in outrageous costumes, spinning his hypnotic parasol and screaming his head off.

Slaves No More, But Freedom Brings New Struggles 

On the day they were freed from slavery, the fishermen hugged, high-fived and sprinted through a stinging rain to line up so they wouldn't...

Shariah Court in Indonesia Sentences Gay Couple to Caning

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — A Shariah court in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province has sentenced two gay men to public caning for the first time, further undermining the country's moderate image after a top Christian politician was imprisoned for blasphemy.

ISIS’ Malay-Language Media Unlikely to Win Hearts, Minds in Deep South, Experts Say

BANGKOK — Even if it’s true the Islamic State is distributing newspapers in Thailand’s restive southern provinces, the group is unlikely to gain sway in the region, experts on the Deep South said Wednesday.

Rohingya Voices Silenced on Occasion of Suu Kyi Visit

BANGKOK — Facing persecution and worse at home in Myanmar where even their name has become anathema, members of the Rohingya diaspora in Thailand found themselves denied a voice today.

High Hopes and Deep Doubts Await Suu Kyi in Thailand

BANGKOK — When Aung San Suu Kyi begins her three-day tour of Thailand today, Sein Htay will be among the hundreds of thousands of her countrymen here to hold great expectations.

Remnants of Ancient Underground City Discovered Beneath Angkor Wat

LONDON — An Australian archaeologist says he and colleagues have found evidence of previously undiscovered medieval urban and agricultural networks surrounding the ancient city of Angkor Wat.

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