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Citing ‘National Security,’ Cops Cancel Bangkok Punk Show

BANGKOK — A punk rock concert by bands opposed to military rule was raided by police and forced to cancel at the last minute, an organizer said Saturday.
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson speaks from a prisoner van outside Phnom Penh Municipal Court last month in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: Heng Sinith / Associated Press

Cambodia Pardons Australian Filmmaker Convicted of Espionage

PHNOM PENH — Cambodia has pardoned Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, who was sentenced last month to six years in jail on an espionage charge...
FIGHT OR FLIGHT: Pigeons make a flap at Wat Bukkhalo on Friday in Bangkok. Photo: Matichon

Storm of Feathers as Bangkok Pigeons Feel the Heat

BANGKOK — The high-flying days may be drawing to an end for Bangkok’s pigeons, but their friends in the north continue flying – and eating – free.

Out of Hospital, Sek Loso Back Online to Say He’s Fine

BANGKOK — A rocker admitted for mental health care following an erratic, live-streamed meltdown last month went online Friday morning to pledge his days...
Cyclists participating in 2013 Bangkok's 'Car Free Day' event.

Cyclists Get Free Train Rides Saturday For ‘Car Free Day’

BANGKOK — The capital’s two major commuter rail systems will embrace City Hall’s annual Car Free day Saturday, but only for cyclists.
Pro-democracy activists took the to the streets of Bangkok on Wednesday to encourage the public to vote in the next election.

Fewer MPs Will Be Directly Elected in Next Vote

BANGKOK — Changes to the how representatives are apportioned will see voters, particularly in the northeast, represented by fewer ...
Mexican brothers, from left, Luis Alfonso Gonzalez Villarreal, Simon Gonzalez Villarreal and Jose Regino Gonzalez Villarreal, leave a courthouse in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Lai Seng Sin / Associated Press

Malaysian Death Sentences Commuted for 3 Mexican Brothers

KUALA LUMPUR — The deaths sentences against three Mexican brothers convicted of drug trafficking in Malaysia have been commuted to prison terms, a lawyer...

Court Sides With Ford Plaintiffs in Landmark Lawsuit

BANGKOK — A civil court on Friday delivered victory to hundreds of people who banded together to sue the Ford Motor Co. in Thailand’s first class suit.
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Mexico’s President-Elect Stuck Aboard Delayed Flight (Video)

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's austerity-minded president-elect has vowed to sell the presidential jet and fly commercial. And he even appears prepared to suffer the...

Japanese Soundsmith ‘Cornelius’ Coming to Bangkok

BANGKOK — Nicknamed the “Japanese Beck” or “modern day Brian Wilson,” a Tokyo producer is bringing his talent for kaleidoscopic music to the city this November.

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