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Stories with place: Thailand
  • Suspected militant, son killed in Thailand's south 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:01 am
  • HAT YAI, Thailand - A suspected insurgent and his 6-year-old son were shot dead in Thailand's violence-plagued south, police said Friday.

  • Journalists charged with defaming Thailand's navy 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:04 am
  • PHUKET, Thailand - Thai authorities on Thursday charged two journalists with defaming Thailand's navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar, amid concerns about press freedom in the country.

  • Teething troubles for Chinese tourists in Thailand 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:59 am
  • CHIANG MAI, Thailand - The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand's top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists.

  • Teething troubles for Chinese tourists in Thailand 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:26 am
  • CHIANG MAI, Thailand - The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand's top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists.

  • 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.

  • 9 Cambodians killed in Thai road accident 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:52 am
  • BANGKOK - Nine Cambodians on their way home for a holiday break died when their van crashed into a tree and burst into flames in eastern Thailand, police said Friday.

  • Moving work by Colin Firth anchors 'Railway Man' 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 11:25 am
  • There are, of course, different ways to make war movies. Some are sweeping, some more intimate. Some are visceral and raw, and some take a more understated approach.

  • Great Wall's SUVs to be manufactured in Malaysia 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:28 am
  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia on Wednesday awarded a manufacturing license to a $618 million venture that will assemble fuel-efficient SUVs for China's Great Wall Motor Co.

  • 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.

  • Another jet-search unknown: How much it's costing 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 6:35 am
  • BANGKOK - It's not a question most governments involved in the hunt for the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 care to answer: How much has the far-flung, month-long search cost?

  • World Bank slashes Thai growth forecast on unrest 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 2:47 am
  • HONG KONG - The World Bank slashed its economic growth forecast for Thailand on Monday because of ongoing political strife that is crimping domestic demand.

  • 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.

  • MH370: What do we know? What will we ever know? 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 10:20 am
  • BANGKOK - At the time - the evening of March 24 - it seemed like the breakthrough the world was waiting for.

  • 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.

  • Thai satellite spots 300 objects in Indian Ocean 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 5:49 am
  • BANGKOK - A Thai satellite has detected about 300 objects floating in the Indian Ocean near the search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, officials said Thursday.

  • 30 people killed in bus crash in western Thailand 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 12:52 am
  • BANGKOK - A double-decker bus carrying municipal workers on a field trip in western Thailand plunged off a steep road and into a ravine, killing at least 30 people and injuring 22 others, officials said Tuesday.

  • Myanmar's marine 'Lost World' braces for tourism 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 11:07 am
  • MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO, Myanmar - Where the Indian Ocean rolls toward Myanmar's southwestern coast, a lacework of 800 islands rises, fringed with shimmering beaches of no footprints.

  • Myanmar's marine 'Lost World' braces for tourism 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 11:05 am
  • MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO, Myanmar - Where the Indian Ocean rolls toward Myanmar's southwestern coast, a lacework of 800 islands rises, fringed with shimmering beaches of no footprints.