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Stories with place: Thailand
  • Football fans everywhere embrace Leicester's title success 
    Updated: May-03-16 9:11 pm

    LEICESTER, England - The partisanship that usually defines soccer in England seemed to be temporarily set aside as Leicester City's players were acclaimed as the People's Champions.

  • Bangkok temple now a venerated site for Leicester City fans 
    Updated: May-03-16 3:53 am

    BANGKOK - Tucked in the Chinatown area of Bangkok is a Buddhist temple that has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City's fans, at least the ones in Thailand.

  • No outfoxing Leicester: owners aim to keep winners together story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 3:04 am

    BANGKOK - The Thai owners of Premier League champion Leicester City aim to keep the victorious squad together despite expectations that many players will be lured away by lucrative offers from richer clubs.

  • Japan announces $7 billion plan to develop Mekong region 
    Updated: May-02-16 5:41 am

    BANGKOK - Japan's foreign minister announced a $7 billion initiative Monday to promote development in Southeast Asia's Mekong region, which encompasses parts of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand through which the river flows.

  • Bangkok ferris wheel catches fire, but no injuries reported story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-16 6:57 am

    BANGKOK - The ferris wheel at a newly opened dinosaur theme park in Bangkok caught fire on Saturday, but the park said no one was on it at the time, and no injuries were reported.

  • Video shows British family getting attacked in Thailand story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-16 11:28 am

    BANGKOK - A British couple and their son were savagely attacked during a family vacation in Thailand in the latest blow to the country's image as a welcoming tourist paradise. Police said Thursday they have arrested the four suspected attackers.

  • FIFA president says Leicester proves fairytales are possible 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 9:30 am

    BANGKOK - FIFA President Gianni Infantino visited the headquarters of Leicester's ownership company on Thursday and said the club's Premier League title run shows that fairytales are still possible.

  • Thailand's military government cracks down on opponents 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 10:22 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand's military government on Wednesday turned up the pressure on its opponents, filing a legal complaint against critics of a proposed new constitution and detaining 10 people in connection with social media postings.

  • US targets 11 countries for lax copyright protection 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 9:35 am

    WASHINGTON - China, Russia and India are among 11 countries targeted by the Obama administration for leaving American producers of music, movies and other copyrighted material open to rampant piracy.

  • Thailand is used to hot Aprils, but not this hot! story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 6:53 am

    BANGKOK - Animals at Bangkok's zoo are being fed special frozen fruit pops. People are flocking to shopping malls just to soak up the air-conditioning. Authorities are telling people to stay out of the blazing sun to avoid heat stroke.

  • Gay couple wins custody battle against Thai surrogate mother story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-16 6:19 am

    BANGKOK - A same-sex American-Spanish couple won a high-profile custody battle Tuesday against a surrogate mother in Thailand who gave birth to their child but then decided she wanted to keep the baby when she found out they were gay.

  • Banharn Silpa-archa, former Thai prime minister, dead at 83 
    Updated: Apr-23-16 3:40 am

    BANGKOK - Banharn Silpa-archa, a provincial political powerbroker who served a scandal-ridden 16 months as Thailand's prime minister in 1995-96, has died at age 83.

  • Lawmaker sees poverty, humanity on his around-the-world trip 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 6:44 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A New Mexico Republican who is attempting a solo flight around the world to honor U.S. veterans killed in wars said Friday the experience has reminded him of the poverty and shared humanity in the world.

  • UN human rights chief urges Thai junta to allow dissent 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 11:00 am

    BANGKOK - The U.N.'s top human rights official urged Thailand's military government on Friday to ease limits on free speech, especially those restricting debate over a proposed constitution that faces a referendum in August.

  • Instagram pics of Hermes bags may be costly for Thai actress 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 8:41 am

    BANGKOK - Flaunting one's wealth is a popular avocation among Thailand's well-to-do, but one actress may find it as costly as a few high-fashion handbags.

  • Thailand wants foreigners social media, bank account details 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 6:28 am

    BANGKOK - Want to live in Thailand? No problem, say Thai authorities. Just be prepared to reveal your social media habits, bank account information and the restaurants and night clubs where you hang out.

  • Correction: Congressman-Solo World Flight story 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 7:59 pm

    HOBBS, New Mexico - In a story April 18 about U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce's flight around the world, The Associated Press reported erroneously where his flight originated. He left from Las Vegas, Nevada, not Las Vegas, New Mexico. The story should have also made clear that Pearce suspended his flight April 11 and has returned to the U.S.

  • How 4 AP reporters got the story 'Seafood from Slaves' story has photos
    Updated: Apr-18-16 5:50 pm

    NEW YORK - The Associated Press expose on slavery in Southeast Asia's fishing industry, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday, was born of a painstaking investigation by four reporters who documented the harsh treatment of fishermen held captive on a remote island and traced their catch to U.S. supermarkets and restaurants.

  • The Latest: Plight of refugees among themes of prize winners story has photos
    Updated: Apr-18-16 4:59 pm

    NEW YORK - The Latest on the awarding of the 100th-annual Pulitzer Prizes (all times local):

  • Thailand says Songkran holiday road deaths rose 21 percent 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 7:33 am

    BANGKOK - Authorities in Thailand said Monday that 442 people died in traffic accidents during the just concluded traditional New Year holiday - a 21 percent rise over the same period last year despite stern efforts to curb drunken and unsafe driving.

  • Tiger countries agree to preserve big-cat habitats story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-16 9:46 pm

    NEW DELHI - Countries with wild tiger populations have agreed to do more to protect tiger habitats that are shrinking drastically because of deforestation and urban sprawl, conservationists said Friday.

  • US: Forced labor continues on Thai fishing vessels 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 3:26 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department said Wednesday that forced labor on Thai fishing vessels has continued in the past year despite legal reforms and arrests following an Associated Press investigation into the country's seafood industry.

  • Thai PM says women in skimpy dress are like unwrapped candy 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 10:29 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand's blunt-speaking prime minister had some advice Tuesday for his country's young women: Don't dress too revealingly, or you will be shunned like a piece of toffee without its wrapper.

  • Australia, Japan in Group B for Asian World Cup qualifying 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 6:51 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Asian Cup champion Australia and Japan have been grouped together in the last round of Asian qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

  • Indonesia among 4 countries hoping to host 2023 Asian Cup 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 4:36 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Indonesia is bidding to host the 2023 Asian Cup despite being under a FIFA-imposed ban from international competition because of government interference in the running of the national football federation.