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‘Justin Bieber’ Coming to Bangkok in November

BANGKOK — Get ready for some “Peaches” because Canadian pop icon Justin Bieber is coming back to the capital this November.


Chadchart Sittipunt celebrates after an unofficial vote count showed him winning the Bangkok gubernatorial election on May 22, 2022.

Bangkok Governor’s Election Handily Won by Opposition Figure

BANGKOK (AP) — Residents of the Thai capital Bangkok, in their first opportunity in nine years to vote for their city’s governor, have elected an independent politician seen as representing opponents of the country’s military-backed government, results released early Monday showed.
Civil rights lawyer and activist Arnon Nampa at an anti-government rally on Aug. 10, 2020.

Arnon: Monarchy Reform Movement Still on Track Despite No Street Protests

BANGKOK — Co-leader of the monarchy reform movement Arnon Nampa is out on bail for the second time. He faces multiple lese majeste charges, around thirty lese majeste cases, so many that Arnon said he does not know the exact number. That could see him return to prison for a very long time if found guilty.


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.
FILE - Cathy Hummels, wife of Germany defender Mats Hummels, applauds prior to the Euro 2016 Group C soccer match between Northern Ireland and Germany at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Photo: Michael Probst / AP File

Police Probe Robbery Reported by German Celebrity

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand said Thursday they were looking for a suspect in the robbery of German celebrity Cathy Hummels, who reported that her mobile phone was stolen during a nighttime attack on a southern beach.
In this photo taken by a camera trap, a three-legged tiger walks through the jungle Feb. 6, 2022, in the Khao Laem National Park in Kanchanaburi, western Thailand. Photo: Freeland / IUCN via AP

Wildlife Group Says Tiger Missing a Leg Needs Help

BANGKOK (AP) — Forest rangers in western Thailand are searching a remote jungle on the Myanmar border hoping to rescue a wild tiger with a missing leg from an area where poachers have recently been operating.


FILE - A handgun from a collection of illegal guns is reviewed during a gun buyback event in Brooklyn, N.Y., May 22, 2021. Photo: Bebeto Matthews / AP FIle

US Supreme Court Expands Gun Rights, With Nation Divided

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major expansion of gun rights after a series of mass shootings, the Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, a ruling likely to lead to more people legally armed. The decision came out as Congress and states debate gun-control legislation.
A member of protocol sets out EU and other flags prior to arrivals for an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, June 23, 2022. Photo: Olivier Matthys / AP

Moldova, Tiny, Poor and Bordering Ukraine, Gets EU Candidacy

SIGHISOARA, Romania (AP) — The European Union announced Thursday that it has granted EU candidate status to Moldova, a poor non-NATO Eastern European country bordering war-torn Ukraine, which likely won’t enjoy the perks of full bloc membership for years to come.
Women wait in a queue to buy kerosene in in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, June 11, 2022. Photo: Eranga Jayawardena / AP

Sri Lanka PM Says Economy ‘Has Collapsed,’ Unable To Buy Oil

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s prime minister says its debt-laden economy has “collapsed” after months of shortages of food, fuel and electricity.
In this image taken from video from Bakhtar State News Agency, Taliban fighters secure a government helicopter to evacuate injured people in Gayan district, Paktika province, Afghanistan, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Photo: Bakhtar State News Agency via AP

Eastern Afghanistan Earthquake Kills At Least 255 People

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An earthquake struck eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing at least 255 people, authorities said.
Pilgrims visit Myanmar famous Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar on Sunday, June 19, 2022. Photo: AP

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Celebrates Birthday With Cake in Court

BANGKOK (AP) — Although detained by Myanmar’s military government on a slew of charges, ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was able to hold a small birthday celebration during a court appearance Monday, a legal official said.

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