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Stories with place: Bangkok
  • Year-old Thai coup imposes superficial calm but little else story has photos
    Updated: May-23-15 10:17 pm

    BANGKOK - Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to end Thailand's decade of political upheaval once and for all. In his words, "to bring everything out in the open and fix it."

  • UN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight story has photos
    Updated: May-23-15 9:37 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of people from Myanmar and Bangladesh to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in boats.

  • Rohingya migrant crisis eases, but hard questions remain story has photos
    Updated: May-21-15 7:43 am

    BANGKOK - The decision by Indonesia and Malaysia to give temporary shelter to thousands of migrants stranded at sea appears to have defused a potential Southeast Asian humanitarian catastrophe, but the root causes of the crisis remain. Here's a look at still-unanswered questions surrounding the Rohingya Muslim migrants who are persecuted at home in Myanmar and have found scant welcome anywhere else.

  • Rohingya crisis highlights toothless nature of ASEAN story has photos
    Updated: May-19-15 11:53 am

    BANGKOK - The Southeast Asian grouping known as ASEAN has made a point of not pressuring member nations over internal issues such as rights abuses, and in the case of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya minority, the policy has come back to haunt it.

  • Thai ex-PM starts trial for role in rice subsidy scheme story has photos
    Updated: May-19-15 2:16 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday at the start of a trial that could see her jailed for a decade, which critics say is part of a politically motivated campaign against her family.

  • How Southeast Asia has created its own humanitarian crisis story has photos
    Updated: May-13-15 11:32 pm

    BANGKOK - The waters off some of Southeast Asia's most pristine beaches are the focal point of a regional humanitarian crisis. Yet nobody is rushing to solve it.

  • Thai king leaves Bangkok hospital, returns to seaside palace story has photos
    Updated: May-10-15 5:41 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand's 87-year-old king, the world's longest-reigning monarch, left a Bangkok hospital he checked into last year and returned Sunday to his seaside palace south of the capital.

  • Thai trafficking crackdown targets corrupt police, officials story has photos
    Updated: May-08-15 7:49 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand's police chief announced the arrest of a powerful provincial mayor on Friday and said 50 police officers are being investigated in a widening human trafficking scandal spanning four Asian countries.

  • Thai inquest lays no blame in killing of Reuters cameraman story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-15 6:31 am

    BANGKOK - Five years after a Reuters video journalist was shot dead during a protest in Thailand, a court said Thursday that its inquest was unable to determine if the shot was fired by Thai soldiers or protesters.

  • Bangkok tourists rescued by Troopers from Mendenhall Glacier 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 11:00 am

    JUNEAU, Alaska - Two Thai nationals from Bangkok were rescued after calling the Alaska State Troopers to say they were lost in the dark.