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Mastiff Named Martha Wins World’s Ugliest Dog

PETALUMA, California — A 125-pound gentle giant named Martha on Friday night was crowned the winner of the 29th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest. The gassy Neapolitan...

Junta Exempts Chinese from Thai Law to Build Railway

BANGKOK — The junta chief issued an order using his absolute power Thursday night to remove all legal obstacles preventing China from taking charge of every step in the construction of the high-speed railway project.

Thai Diplomat Elected to UN Maritime Law Tribunal

NEW YORK — Thailand’s ambassador to Russia was elected Wednesday to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

Whoops, Just Kidding! Thailand’s Jutanugarn Still World No. 2

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — An oversight by the women's world golf ranking means Lydia Ko is still No. 1.

Burning Man Tries to Enter Iranian Embassy on Election Day

BANGKOK— A man set himself on fire and tried to charge into the Iranian Embassy on Friday afternoon as voting was underway inside for...

Shariah Court in Indonesia Sentences Gay Couple to Caning

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — A Shariah court in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province has sentenced two gay men to public caning for the first time, further undermining the country's moderate image after a top Christian politician was imprisoned for blasphemy.

Rethink Use of Absolute Power, UN Rights Committee Tells Thailand

BANGKOK — Thailand’s military government should reconsider the use of absolute power and end all military trials of civilians, the UN Human Rights Committee recommended Tuesday night.

No ‘Thai Butcher’ Was Trying to Eat Faceless Dog, Rescuer Says

BANGKOK — The story of a mutilated dog rescued from a Thai butcher’s knife and given a new life in America by two women grabbed attention worldwide this past week.

Parting Words from Bangkok’s Reigning King of Vintage

Prasong Kanhasura may not be a household name in the fashion industry, but when it comes to vintage male clothing, the 44-year-old known as Pat Bangklyn is a towering figure. The man played an instrumental role in giving birth to Bangkok’s best-known annual vintage flea market, Made By Legacy, before becoming alienated by its overt commercialization.

South Korean President is Impeached in Stunning Fall

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean lawmakers on Friday voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury.

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