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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.

POLITICS

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Lawmakers Begin No-confidence Debate Against Prayut

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai lawmakers began debate Tuesday on the fourth and final no-confidence vote targeting Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's government before its four-year term ends next year.
FILE - Pro-democracy activists flash a three-fingered symbol or resistance during a rally in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 24, 2021. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / AP File

Researchers Say Thai Pro-democracy Activists Hit by Spyware

BANGKOK (AP) — Cybersecurity researchers say that Thai activists involved in the country’s pro-democracy protests had their cell phones or other devices infected and attacked with government-sponsored spyware.

CRIME & CALAMITY

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.

ASEAN & WORLD

A resident sits on the malecon sea wall as smoke rises in the background from a deadly fire at a large oil storage facility in Matanzas, Cuba, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Photo: Ismael Francisco / AP

Raging Fire Consumes 4th Tank at Cuba Oil Storage Facility

HAVANA (AP) — Flames engulfed a fourth tank at an oil storage facility in western Cuba on Tuesday as the raging fire consumes critical fuel supplies on an island grappling with a growing energy crisis.
Former President Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower, late Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in New York. Photo: Yuki Iwamura / AP

Did Trump Break the Law? FBI Search Raises Fresh Questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The year was 2016, the presidential candidate under investigation was Hillary Clinton and the FBI director at the time, James Comey, laid out the factors the Justice Department weighs in deciding whether to charge someone with mishandling classified records.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center left, and his Bangladeshi counterpart A.K. Abdul Momen applaud as both countries sign agreements in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Aug.7, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Hossain Opu / AP

Bangladesh Seeks China Help To Repatriate Rohingya Refugees

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh on Sunday sought cooperation from China to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar during a visit by Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who promised better trade ties, investment and support for infrastructure development in the South Asian nation.
Smoke rises after Israeli airstrikes on a residential building in Gaza, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. Photo: Adel Hana / AP

Cease-fire Between Palestinians, Israel Takes Effect in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect late Sunday in a bid to end nearly three days of violence that killed dozens of Palestinians and disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of Israelis.
In this photo taken from video a view of destroyed barrack at a prison in Olenivka, in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces, eastern Ukraine, on July 29, 2022. Photo: AP

UN Fact-finding Mission Will Probe Ukraine Prison Killings

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief said Wednesday he is appointing a fact-finding mission in response to requests from Russia and Ukraine to investigate the killings at a prison in a separatist region of eastern Ukraine that the warring nations accuse each other of carrying out.

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