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Nok Air Pilot ‘Jokes’ About Crashing Yingluck’s Plane

BANGKOK — Two years after her government was deposed, former premier Yingluck Shinawatra remains a hated figure for some, including the commercial airline pilot flying her home on Sunday.

Inspired by ‘Toon,’ Cop Bikes 200K to New Post

CHONBURI — A cop set off at 5am on Wednesday to go to his new post – in Trat province – by bike.
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Please Don’t Feed Junk to Chunky Monks: HealthMin

BANGKOK — Health officials are urging Buddhists to offer healthier food as alms to monks in order to rein in their expanding waist sashes.

20 Dead, 39 Rescued in Indonesian Boat Capsizing

JAKARTA — A boat carrying Indonesian workers home from Malaysia capsized Wednesday in stormy weather, and Indonesian police said at least 20 people have died.
A Boeing 737-MAX 8 is parked Nov. 14 outside Boeing Co.'s 737 assembly facility in Renton, Washington. Photo: Ted S. Warren / Associated Press

Boeing to Make Optional Safety Feature Standard on 737 Max Jets

Boeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed shortly...
FILE - Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio wears a hat that says The War Boys and smokes a cigarette at a rally in Delta Park on Sept. 26, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Photo: Allison Dinner / AP File

Proud Boys Charged With Seditious Conspiracy in Capitol Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former top leader of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group and other members were charged with seditious conspiracy for what federal prosecutors say was a coordinated attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory.

Complaint Filed Over Retailers’ Total Ban on Plastic Bag

BANGKOK — A transparency activist on Monday accused retailers of taking advantage of consumers in stopping to give out plastic bags without offering them free alternatives.

‘Wild Boars,’ Rohingya and Earthquakes: Asia Photos of 2018

Top: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, prepares to shake hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the military demarcation line at...
An undated photo of jailed activist Jatupat “Pai” Boonpattararaksa seen in prison while awaiting trial on a charge of royal defamation for sharing a BBC Thai article on Facebook. Photo: Sa-nguan Khumrungroj / Courtesy

Student Activist Jailed 2 and a Half Years for Lese Majeste

KHON KAEN — A provincial court on Tuesday sentenced a well-known anti-junta activist to ….  years in prison after he confessed to less majeste charges brought against him for sharing a controversial biography of King Vajiralongkorn on social media.
Officers walk past debris at Santa Maria church where an explosion went off Sunday in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. Photo: Trisnadi / Associated Press

Bomb Attacks at 3 Churches in Indonesia Kill at Least 3

JAKARTA — Three attacks including one by a suicide bomber disguised as a churchgoer targeted three churches in Indonesia's second largest city of Surabaya early Sunday, killing at least three people and wounding more than 10 others, police and media reported.

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