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James Currie appears in Manhattan criminal court during his arraignment, Friday in New York. Photo: Mary Altaffer / Associated Press

Prosecutors: Father Texted About Baby Found in River

NEW YORK — A man who fled to Thailand after allegedly tossing his dead 7-month-old son into a river sent a chilling text to...

Official Says Child Bride Returned From Malaysia

BANGKOK — A Thai official has confirmed that an 11-year-old Thai girl who married a 41-year-old Malaysian man has been sent back to Thailand from Malaysia.

In Reversal, Army Now Says No Footage of Activist’s Killing

BANGKOK — Shortly after soldiers stopped and killed a 17-year-old ethnic activist at a checkpoint in northern Thailand, the army said it had incontrovertible proof they had acted in self-defense: security camera footage from the scene.
Jiratpisit “Boom” Jaravijit taken into police custody on Thursday.

Actor Deemed Flight Risk in ‘Dragon Coin’ Scam

BANGKOK — An actor linked to a massive cryptocurrency scam was denied bail Friday as police allege his fugitive brother masterminded the lucrative con.
Police and firemen inspect the scene of a fire Friday morning that destroyed 16 homes in Bangkok's western district of Bangkok Yai.

Fast-Moving Fire Torches Bangkok Community

BANGKOK — A massive fire tore through a community in western Bangkok Friday morning, destroying 15 homes and injuring one person.
Authorities Sunday investigate the death of a baby boy who was found floating in the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan in New York. Photo: Robert Bumsted / Associated Press

Police: Dad of Baby Found Floating in River Returned to US

NEW YORK — The man who police say fled to Thailand after carrying his dead 7-month-old baby around in a backpack and tossing his...
Tourist Police chief Maj. Gen. Surachet Hakpal, standing at center, at a Friday press briefing on Khaosan Road.

Police to Investigate ‘All Nigerians’ in Thailand

BANGKOK — Police on Friday said they will target all Nigerians in Thailand for investigation in a move a top human rights official warns could amount to illegal and discriminatory policing.
Jiratpisit “Boom” Jaravijit. Photo: Jiratpisitfc / Instagram

Actor Busted For Massive Fintech Scam Targeting Foreigners: Cops

BANGKOK — An actor was filming a scene at a Bangkok shopping mall when police swept in Thursday and arrested him on suspicion of orchestrating a massive digital currency con that netted nearly 800 million baht.
A Thursday explosion caused by Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City. Photo: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

Two Thais Injured in Israel as Fighting With Gaza Goes On

JERUSALEM — Israeli warplanes struck dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip and three people were reported killed there, while Palestinian militants from the...

‘Jet-Setting Monk’ Convicted, Gets 114 Years

BANGKOK — A former monk who became a national pariah for his high-flying lifestyle was convicted of defrauding his followers Thursday and sentenced to more than a century in prison.

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