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Stories with place: Bangkok
  • 4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:19 am
  • Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers.

  • Killing of environmental activists rises globally 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:13 pm
  • BANGKOK - As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff - until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him.

  • Fliers' thoughts, from 'no fear' to 'it's scarier' 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 2:10 am
  • JAKARTA, Indonesia - The Indonesian mother of three had flown without her kids before, but this was the first time she gave her eldest a to-do list in case something happened on the flight she and her husband were taking.

  • Thailand's Red Shirts brace for 'judicial coup' 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:44 am
  • UDON THANI, Thailand - On a scorching afternoon in northeast Thailand, about 1,000 black-clad supporters of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra clenched their fists and punched imaginary opponents with forceful uppercuts. Following the directions of a trainer on a nearby stage, they fended off kicks and practiced footwork to loud speakers blaring music typically heard at a Thai kickboxing stadium.

  • Thai Red Shirts vow to fight back if gov't ousted 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 10:04 pm
  • BANGKOK - A leader of a pro-government movement backing Thailand's beleaguered prime minister has vowed to fight back if the country's judicial institutions and oversight agencies tried to remove the government undemocratically.

  • Old bomb explodes in Bangkok scrap shop, killing 8 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 12:59 am
  • BANGKOK - Workers at a scrap shop in Thailand's capital accidentally detonated a large bomb believed to have been dropped during World War II, killing at least eight people and injuring 20 others, police said.

  • Thailand OKs extradition of suspected arms dealer 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 5:55 am
  • BANGKOK - A Thai court on Monday approved the extradition to India of a Thai man suspected of helping to sell nearly $2 million of arms to an insurgent group.

  • Thai court dismisses Saudi killing case 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 12:23 am
  • BANGKOK - A Thai court on Monday dismissed a case against five people accused of slaying a Saudi businessman whose disappearance 24 years ago has marred relations between the two countries ever since.