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As State of Emergency Ends, Turkey Mulls New Terror Laws

ANKARA, Turkey — As Turkey's two-year state of emergency comes to an end, the government is set to introduce new anti-terrorism laws it says...
Rohingya Muslim woman, Rukaya Begum, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, holds her son Mahbubur Rehman, at left, and her daughter Rehana Bibi, on Oct. 22, 2017, after the government moved them to newly allocated refugee camp areas, near Kutupalong, Bangladesh. Photo: Dar Yasin / Associated Press

Rights Group Details Lead-Up to Myanmar Attacks on Rohingya

BANGKOK — A human rights group has documented the Myanmar military's early preparations for its violence against Rohingya Muslims. The independent Fortify Rights group said...

Anxious Thai Moms-to-Be Now Have an App For That

BANGKOK — Awassada Poowadansiri and her husband Teeradon Poowadansiri have a big moment coming and feel unprepared. When it comes to learning about bringing...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday at his office in Jerusalem. Photo: Ronen Zvulun / Associated Press

Israeli Parliament Passes Contentious Jewish Nation Bill

JERUSALEM — Israel's parliament has approved a controversial piece of legislation that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but, critics...
Saowalak Unkaew at her grilled corn cart in Khaosan Road Tuesday night.

Police the Cops Before ‘Choking Us,’ Khaosan Vendors Say

BANGKOK — By 7pm, Saowalak Unkaew sets up her grilled corn cart at one end of Khaosan Road, something she’s done long before the tourism boom turned it into a bustling hive of commerce about 20 years ago.
Torch ambassador Yustedjo Tarik holds the torch of the Asia Games on Wednesday in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Photo: ahmad jayadi / YouTube

Asian Games Torch Goes on Month-Long Relay Through Indonesia

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia — The Asian Games torch is headed out on an 18,000-kilometer journey around Indonesia after ceremonies at an ancient temple where its...

How They Survived: Boys Describe Their Cave Ordeal

CHIANG RAI — “I was afraid …  afraid that if I didn’t go back home soon, my mom would be angry at me,” Chanin “Titan” Wiboonrungruang said.
Tesla CEO and founder of the Boring Company Elon Musk speaks at a news conference in June in Chicago. Photo: Kiichiro Sato / Associated Press

Elon Musk Apologizes for Calling Cave Rescue Diver a Pedophile

BANGKOK — Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Luang Nang Non cave rescue a pedophile.
Former Olympic and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt controls the ball during a charity soccer match between members of the 1998 World Cup winning French team and a team of international veteran players who were also involved in the same tournament, in June at the U Arena in Nanterre, north of Paris, France. Photo: Thibault Camus / Associated Press

FFA Cool on Usain Bolt’s Aussie Football League Bid

SYDNEY — Football Federation Australia has responded cautiously to reports Usain Bolt hopes to play for the Central Coast Mariners in the A-League. Reports on...

Survivor of Mae Hong Son Plane Crash Dies

MAE HONG SON — The sole survivor of a plane crash in Mae Hong Son two weeks ago died from his injuries in hospital...

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