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Stories with place: Bangkok
  • UN rights office urges Thailand to free 14 student activists 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:52 am

    BANGKOK - The U.N. human rights office called Tuesday on Thailand to release 14 student activists and drop the charges that were filed against them for holding a peaceful anti-coup rally.

  • Bangkok airport denies security slip after Tokyo finds a gun 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 11:49 pm

    BANGKOK - Airport officials in Thailand say they followed proper security measures and gave no special treatment to Bangkok's former police chief who was arrested earlier this week in Tokyo with a loaded gun in his luggage.

  • Rights group wants Thailand, Myanmar to help 'sea gypsies' 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 8:07 am

    BANGKOK - The governments of Thailand and Myanmar must end discrimination and other abuses against a nomadic seafaring tribe whose livelihood in their waters has been upended by development, a human rights group said Thursday.

  • Thailand reports first confirmed case of deadly MERS virus story has photos
    Updated: Jun-18-15 9:43 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand confirmed on Thursday its first known case of the deadly MERS virus, a 75-year-old man who recently arrived from Oman for treatment of a heart condition.

  • Global raids lead to 600 seizures of wildlife contraband 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 8:55 am

    BANGKOK - A series of raids conducted across Asia, Africa and Europe resulted in more than 300 arrests and over 600 seizures of assorted wildlife contraband - from several tons of ivory and rhino horns to whale ribs and sea horses, authorities said Thursday.

  • Thai palace official arrested for lese majeste charges 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 4:02 am

    BANGKOK - A royal household official attached to the Thai crown prince's ex-wife on Thursday turned himself in over multiple charges, including defamation against the country's monarchy.

  • Thailand scrambles to boost image on human trafficking 
    Updated: Jun-07-15 2:01 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand is eager to show its newfound toughness on human trafficking, taking reporters on patrols and tours of former camps, cooperating with neighboring countries and the U.S., and arresting dozens of officials - including a high-ranking officer in the military that now controls the country. The junta even had a "National Anti-Human Trafficking Day."