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Woman Forced Off Bangkok Bus, Slapped for Allegedly Insulting Late King

BANGKOK — A woman passenger was slapped in the face after being accused of defaming the king and forced off a public bus Monday, an incident captured in a video posted online.

Doggo Indemnity: Med Student Accused of Offing Pom in Scam

BANGKOK — The country’s top medical university said Friday it was investigating a medical student for allegedly killing a dog to extort compensation from...

Hungry Couple Charged After Stealing Fish for Food

BANGKOK — A couple confessed Friday to the theft of 25 fish in two stints – four on one occasion and 21 on the other – last month because they were hungry.

Chonburi Wreck: Van Driver Was Sober but Sleepy

CHONBURI — High speed and fatigue were blamed Wednesday for the fatal crash in Chonburi which killed 25 people.

7 Injured In Trang Explosion

TRANG — An explosion hit the southern province of Trang, injuring at least seven people.

Con Job Strands Thousands of Japan-Bound Thai Tourists at BKK

SAMUT PRAKAN — More than 1,000 tourists arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Tuesday, ready to spend six days in Japan during the Songkran holidays.

Koh Tao Murders: Lawyers Appeal Against Death Sentences

By Panarat Thepgumpanat and Pairat Temphairojana
Reuters

BANGKOK — Lawyers filed an appeal on Monday against the conviction of two Myanmar migrant workers sentenced to death in Thailand for the 2014 murder of two British backpackers on a holiday island, another twist in a case mired in controversy and dispute.

Six Charged in Largest Known Single-Day Lese Majeste Crackdown

BANGKOK — Six people were charged with insulting the monarchy and violating the Computer Crime Act on Wednesday in what is believed to be the most lese majeste charges filed in a single day.

Cops Reject Gun-Brandishing Soldier’s Plea for Forgiveness

AMNAT CHAROEN — Police said Monday they would not drop legal proceedings against an air force officer who pulled a gun on a rock star as he performed on stage last week.

Fate of Former Premier Yingluck Due in Friday Verdict

For more information about the history of the case, read The Rice Program and Yingluck Trial Explained. BANGKOK — Friends and foes alike of former...

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