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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.
Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul reacts during news conference Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, at the Public Health Ministry in Nonthaburi, Thailand, after signing a measure that drops cannabis from his ministry's list of controlled drugs. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / AP

Thailand One Step Closer To Decriminalizing Marijuana

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand on Tuesday moved one step closer toward being the first Asian nation to decriminalize marijuana, after its health minister signed a measure officially dropping cannabis from a list of controlled drugs.
Kanapong Sakhoncharoen, 24, during a news conference at Karon Police Station on Feb. 6, 2022.

Man Arrested for Stealing Cash From Greek Tourist in Phuket

PHUKET — Police said Sunday a man is under arrest for stealing 4,900 euros vacation cash from a Greek tourist’s car.
Greek tourist Alexiadis Alexandos wais Karon police superintendent Teerawat Liamsuwan after a briefing at Karon Police Station on Feb. 2, 2022.

Greek Tourist’s Cash Stolen in Phuket

PHUKET — A Greek tourist on Wednesday said he is offering a reward for the return of his 4,900 euros vacation cash stolen from his car on the resort island of Phuket.
An undated photo of Keomanivong Khoukham. Photo: Human Rights Watch

Laotian Political Exile Arrested in Bangkok Despite UNHCR Card

BANGKOK — An international human rights group on Monday expressed concerns about the safety of a Laotian asylum seeker who was arrested in Bangkok over the weekend.
In this photo released by the Royal Thai Navy, an aerial view from a navy plane shows a large oil spill off the coast of Rayong, eastern Thailand, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. Photo: Royal Thai Navy via AP

Thailand Deploys More Assets as Oil Slick Threatens Beaches

BANGKOK (AP) — An aircraft from a company specializing in recoveries from oil spills arrived Thursday from Malaysia to join an urgent effort to clean up an oil slick before it could hit beaches in eastern Thailand, officials said.
A worker disinfects a restaurant on Khaosan Road on Jan. 5, 2022.

Thailand Raises COVID-19 Alert Level as Omicron Advances

BANGKOK — Thailand has raised its COVID-19 alert level in response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, a senior health official said Thursday.
Russian tourist Ekaterina Kuzmenko, 33, shows her bruise after being assaulted by a Thai man on Jan. 1, 2022.

Russian Tourist Assaulted After Refusing To Pay Entrance Fee

KOH SAMUI — A Russian tourist was physically assaulted after she and her boyfriend refused to pay entrance fees to a popular tourist post on Koh Samui, police said Monday.

Gov’t: Thailand Welcomes 250,000 Travelers in December

BANGKOK — More than 251,000 people travelled into Thailand in the month of December as of Tuesday, with 831 of them testing positive with COVID-19, according to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Admistration.

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