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UK and Thailand to Hold Joint Military Exercise

BANGKOK — Thailand and the United Kingdom will launch a new joint military exercise, the Defense Ministry announced Thursday. The agreement came from a meeting...

Army General, Police, Ringleaders Found Guilty in Rohingya Death Camp Trial

BANGKOK — The Criminal Court on Wednesday convicted Wednesday the ringleader and dozens of other defendants linked to a mass human trafficking ring behind a Rohingya death camp raided in 2015.

Mastiff Named Martha Wins World’s Ugliest Dog

PETALUMA, California — A 125-pound gentle giant named Martha on Friday night was crowned the winner of the 29th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest. The gassy Neapolitan...

Junta Exempts Chinese from Thai Law to Build Railway

BANGKOK — The junta chief issued an order using his absolute power Thursday night to remove all legal obstacles preventing China from taking charge of every step in the construction of the high-speed railway project.

Thai Diplomat Elected to UN Maritime Law Tribunal

NEW YORK — Thailand’s ambassador to Russia was elected Wednesday to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

Whoops, Just Kidding! Thailand’s Jutanugarn Still World No. 2

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — An oversight by the women's world golf ranking means Lydia Ko is still No. 1.

Burning Man Tries to Enter Iranian Embassy on Election Day

BANGKOK— A man set himself on fire and tried to charge into the Iranian Embassy on Friday afternoon as voting was underway inside for...

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.

Rethink Use of Absolute Power, UN Rights Committee Tells Thailand

BANGKOK — Thailand’s military government should reconsider the use of absolute power and end all military trials of civilians, the UN Human Rights Committee recommended Tuesday night.

No ‘Thai Butcher’ Was Trying to Eat Faceless Dog, Rescuer Says

BANGKOK — The story of a mutilated dog rescued from a Thai butcher’s knife and given a new life in America by two women grabbed attention worldwide this past week.

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