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Buddhists Observe Major Religious Holidays Across Kingdom

BANGKOK — Thailand observed Saturday the beginning of Buddhist Lent, with alms giving and parades taking place across the kingdom.

Internet Fat Cat ‘Pusheen’ Invades Paragon

BANGKOK— Pusheen, famous for wiggling around the Internet in impossibly cute cartoon forms, is waiting to plop into fans’ laps at Siam Paragon shopping mall since last Thursday.

Celebrate 120 Years of Thai-Russian Relations at July Festival

BANGKOK — Kick off your snow boots and do the Kalinka at a Russian festival next month at a downtown mall.

AIS Denies Privacy Breaches After Internet Use Leaked

BANGKOK — AIS moved to secure its online database that leaked 8.3 billion internet records of its users, security researchers said Monday.

Fake Tickets Pour Cold Water on Lottery Fever (Photos)

CHANTHABURI — A rash of fake lottery tickets earlier this month in several provinces prompted a surge of distrust that has vendors seeking to repair confidence two days before the next big draw.
US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk from Marine One to board Air Force One on March 8 at Lawson Army Airfield, Fort Benning, Georgia. Photo: Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press

No Body Double: Trump Blasts #FakeMelania Theories

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is not amused by the #FakeMelania conspiracy theories circulating on social media.

Activists Issue Ultimatum to Junta over ‘Single Gateway’

BANGKOK — Online activists have given the military government eight days to cancel its plan to route all internet traffic through a single point of control – or else see an escalation of their cyberattacks.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps displayed on an iPhone in a photo taken Wednesday. Photo: Jenny Kane / Associated Press

The Server Did It: Facebook Gives Vague Explanation For Outage

NEW YORK — Facebook went down for almost a full day across parts of the world, but it's still not saying exactly what happened. All...

Virtual Thailand: Get Wet in the Songkran Festival (VR)

BANGKOK — We're on Bangkok's Silom Road for a first-hand look at Thailand's three-day Songkran Festival. For the Thai New Year, during the peak...

King’s Funeral Rites Will Continue Tradition of Accessibility, Expert Says

BANGKOK — When King Rama III died in 1851, all but a few Siamese including his successor were required to shave their heads. When Rama IV passed away in 1868, commoners only saw the royal urn after it was brought to the funeral pyre at the Sanam Luang just days before cremation. Today, the funerary rites for King Rama IX see upward of 30,000 people entering the Grand Palace daily to honor the royal urn.



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