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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Death Toll in Vietnam Flooding, Landslides Rises to 68

HANOI — The death toll from landslides and heavy rain triggered by a tropical depression in Vietnam has climbed to 68, with another 34 people missing, officials said Sunday.

Minnesota Doctor Faces Deportation to Malaysia

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — A Rochester physician who left her Malaysian village as a teenager could be deported to her birth country as early as next week.

Heavy Rains Leave Bangkok Swimming in Floods

BANGKOK — A night of heavy thunderstorms left Bangkok knee-deep in gray floodwaters Saturday morning.

Ex-UN Chief Annan: Get Myanmar Refugees Home, Not to Camps

UNITED NATIONS — Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged Myanmar on Friday to make sure the half-million Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled in the last two months can go home, and not go to camps.

Royal Decoration Awarded to King’s Chief Bodyguard

BANGKOK — A commander of His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn’s guard corps was awarded a decoration Friday.

Bangkok Shopping Malls Commemorate Late King’s Death Anniversary

BANGKOK — To say that big shopping malls in Bangkok have managed to space to commemorate the first anniversary of the passing of the late King Rama IX alongside leisurely shopping activities is an understatement.

DSI Mulls Lese Majeste Charge Against ‘Bogus’ Firm

BANGKOK — A royal defamation charge might be filed against a construction company that allegedly defrauded 300 million baht from its victims, the deputy director of the Department of Special Investigation, or DSI, said Thursday.

Reporter’s Notebook: Covering the Late King’s Death at Siriraj Hospital

BANGKOK — When an influx of rumors started to hit everyone’s phones on the afternoon of Oct. 12 last year, I was at a...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Urges Unity, Creates New Aid Committee

YANGON — Myanmar's embattled leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, called for national unity Thursday and said she has created a committee that will oversee all international and local assistance in violence-struck Rakhine state.

Mourning in All Forms for Rama IX’s Death Anniversary

While state or organization-sanctioned merit-making rituals bloom across the country, regular folks and netizens on Friday found other ways to mourn King Bhumibol on the first anniversary of his passing, from mass nun ordinations and Twitter emojis to an organized attempt to turn Pokemon Go gyms yellow.

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