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FILE - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha reacts after a no-confidence vote against him was defeated at Parliament, Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / AP File

Constitutional Court Rules Prayut Can Stay, Did Not Exceed Term Limit

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court ruled Friday that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha can remain in his job and did not violate a constitutional provision limiting him to eight years in office.
FILE - Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha attends a no-confidence debate at the Parliament in Bangkok, Thailand, on July 19, 2022. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / AP File

Constitutional Court Orders Prayut Suspended From Duties

BANGKOK (AP) — The Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha must suspend his active duties while the court decides whether he has overstayed his legal term in office.

CRIME & CALAMITY

Residents paddle through floodwaters in Ubon Ratchathani province, northeastern Thailand, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Photo: Nava Sangthong / AP

Heavy Rain Swells Rivers, Causing Floods in Much of Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — Heavy rain in northern, northeastern and central Thailand worsened severe flooding in many parts of the country on Monday, as authorities ordered the release of water into already overflowing rivers from dams that were filled to capacity.
FILE - A baby dolphin nicknamed Paradon swims at the Marine and Coastal Resources Research and Development Center in Rayong province in eastern Thailand, Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / AP File

Rescued Irrawaddy Dolphin Calf Dies Despite Weeks of Care

BANGKOK (AP) — An Irrawaddy dolphin calf who was rescued and nursed day and night for weeks by veterinarians and volunteers after his rescue from a tidal pool on Thailand’s shore has died despite all their efforts, officials who were providing emergency care for the animal said Wednesday.
Displaced people from Myanmar carry donated lunch boxes to their tents along the Thai side of the Moei River in Mae Sot, Thailand on Feb. 5, 2022. Photo: AP

Despite Risk of Death, Thailand Sends Fleeing Myanmar Refugees Back

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The young woman from Myanmar and her family now live amid the tall grasses of a riverbank on the Thai border, trapped in limbo between a country that does not want them and a country whose military could kill them.
Pakistan and Australia cricket team players pay tribute to Shane Warne at the start of 2nd day play of the first cricket test match between them at the Pindi Stadium, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Photo: Anjum Naveed / AP

Cricket Great Warne Begins Final Journey Home to Australia

BANGKOK (AP) — The body of Australian cricket great Shane Warne has started its final journey home.
A man places a set of cricket stumps and a photos at the statue of Shane Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Photo: Asanka Brendon Ratnayake / AP

Autopsy Says Cricket Star Warne Died of Natural Causes

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand said Monday that an autopsy conducted on the body of Australian cricket star Shane Warne has concluded that he died of natural causes.
A still from CCTV footage showing one of the suspects leaving Thailand at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Feb. 6, 2022.

Interpol Issues Red Notice for Phuket Hitmen

BANGKOK — Police on Monday said a request for the arrest of two Canadian nationals who gunned down a compatriot a week ago on the resort island of Phuket was issued by the Interpol.

ASEAN & WORLD

A TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch with file footage, is seen at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Photo: Lee Jin-man / AP

N. Korea Sends Missile Soaring Over Japan in Escalation

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years, forcing Japan to issue evacuation notices and suspend trains during the flight of the weapon that is capable of reaching the U.S. territory of Guam.
In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, center, alongside Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, right, and the head of Verkhovna Rada (Supreme Council of Ukraine) Ruslan Stefanchuk, holds an application for ''accelerated accession to NATO'' in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday Sept. 30, 2022. Photo: Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP

9 NATO Members Urge Support for Ukraine After Annexation

PRAGUE (AP) — The heads of nine European NATO members on Sunday issued a joint statement backing a path to membership for Ukraine in the U.S.-led security alliance, and calling on all 30 NATO nations to ramp up military aid for Kyiv.
Indonesian soccer fans chant slogans during a candle light vigil for the victims of Saturday's soccer riots, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. Photo: Dita Alangkara / AP

Soccer World Reacts to Disaster at Indonesia Stadium

MADRID (AP) — A minute of silence was observed before soccer matches around the world on Sunday in honor of victims of the disaster at a stadium in Indonesia that claimed at least 125 lives, and top players, coaches and leagues sent condolences and messages of support.
People walk toward the border crossing at Verkhny Lars between Georgia, bottom, and Russia leaving Chmi, North Ossetia–Alania Republic, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Photo: AP

Moscow Tries to Draft Fleeing Russian Men at the Borders

LARSI, Georgia (AP) — Long lines of Russians trying to escape being called up to fight in Ukraine continued to clog highways out of the country on Wednesday, and Moscow reportedly set up draft offices at borders to intercept some of them.
FILE - Thaw Nandar Aung, a model from Myanmar speaks to a reporter in Bangkok, Thailand on March 31, 2021. Photo: Napaxalun Sattayatam / AP File

Model Fearing Myanmar Military Heads to Asylum in Canada

BANGKOK (AP) — A fashion model from Myanmar who feared being arrested by the country's military government if she was forced back home from exile has arrived in Canada, which she says has granted her asylum.

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