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  • AP investigation prompts new round of slave rescues 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 11:56 pm

    Authorities in Papua New Guinea have rescued eight fishermen held on board a Thai-owned refrigerated cargo ship, and dozens of other boats are still being sought in response to an Associated Press report that included satellite photos and locations of slave vessels at sea.

  • Report says crash site of missing Lao helicopter found 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 9:25 am

    BANGKOK - Search teams in Laos have located the crash site of a Soviet-made Mi-7 Lao military helicopter that went missing this week with 23 people on board, the Southeast Asian country's state-run news agency reported Wednesday.

  • Taiwan, Thailand join deal to end tariffs on tech products 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 12:19 pm

    BERLIN - The World Trade Organization says Taiwan and Thailand have joined an agreement reached last week to abolish duties on more than 200 technology products.

  • Myanmar police seize over 26 million stimulant tablets 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 8:37 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Police in Myanmar's largest city said Tuesday that they've seized more than 26 million stimulant tablets with a street value of over $100 million, in what appears to be the country's biggest such seizure ever.

  • Thailand remains blacklisted by US for human trafficking story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-28-15 1:25 am

    BANGKOK - Thai authorities are upset about being blacklisted by the U.S. for the second year in a row for failing to do enough to combat modern-day slavery.

  • AP Exclusive: AP tracks slave boats to Papua New Guinea story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 9:16 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks floating in a vast stretch of blue water off Papua New Guinea. But zoom in and there's the critical evidence: Two trawlers loading slave-caught seafood onto a massive refrigerated cargo ship.

  • Thai Airways suspends unprofitable US flights 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 8:59 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand's beleaguered national airline said Monday it will suspend flights to the U.S. as part of efforts to end years of losses.

  • Thai Airways suspends unprofitable US flights 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 3:28 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand's beleaguered national airline said Monday it will suspend flights to the U.S. as part of efforts to end years of losses.

  • Monk, policeman die in rebel bomb attack in south Thailand 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 3:34 am

    HAT YAI, Thailand - A Buddhist monk and a Thai policeman were killed and six other people wounded in a bomb attack Saturday by suspected Muslim insurgents in southern Thailand, police said.

  • More than 100 suspects face Thai human trafficking charges 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 6:38 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand's state prosecutors recommended charges against more than 100 people, including a Thai army general, in a multinational human trafficking scandal that came to light after dozens of bodies were discovered in the country's south earlier this year, a spokesman said Friday.

  • Defense lawyer: DNA available in British tourist murder case 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 11:53 am

    BANGKOK - A lawyer for two migrant Myanmar workers on trial for murdering British backpackers David Miller and Hannah Witheridge said Thursday that DNA evidence the defense had sought for retesting has become available despite earlier doubts it could be used.

  • Thailand FA president receives suspended 1-year jail term 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 12:00 pm

    BANGKOK - Former FIFA executive committee member Worawi Makudi was found guilty on Wednesday of forgery in his 2013 re-election to lead the Football Associated of Thailand.

  • Coal plant proposed for pristine Thai coast sparks outcry story has photos
    Updated: Jul-21-15 7:16 am

    BANGKOK - Plans to build an 800-megawatt coal power plant near some of Thailand's most popular beaches have sparked protests and a hunger strike by activists who say officials aren't considering its impact on the pristine environment that makes the area an international tourist destination.

  • Thai official: Uighurs sent back to China being treated well 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 9:52 am

    BANGKOK - The 109 ethnic Uighur refugees whose deportation to China by Thailand this month sparked an international outcry are being been treated well at a rehabilitation center where they've been held since their return, Thailand's national security chief said Monday. He said some were being investigated for their alleged involvement in terrorism.

  • Thai police: Alleged blackmailer of Saudi oil firm confesses 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 12:07 pm

    BANGKOK - A Swiss man has confessed to blackmailing his former employer, a Saudi oil exploration company, by threatening to reveal documents with information about alleged financial wrongdoing linked to the Malaysian government, Thai police said Thursday.

  • Thai farmers told to wait for rain, save water for public 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 9:17 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand's prime minister on Wednesday told farmers to stop using water in agriculture to save it for public consumption, as the capital remained spared from the worst drought in decades.

  • New Thai anti-graft law extends death penalty to foreigners 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 12:02 pm

    BANGKOK - Thailand has enacted a new anti-corruption law that extends a maximum penalty of capital punishment to foreigners.

  • Thai court jails 10 for online videos insulting the monarchy 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 10:04 am

    BANGKOK - A Thai military court on Tuesday sentenced 10 people to prison terms for distributing online content that it said insulted the country's monarchy.

  • Trial opens for journalists charged with defaming Thai navy story has photos
    Updated: Jul-13-15 11:50 pm

    PHUKET, Thailand - Testimony started Tuesday in a criminal defamation lawsuit the Thai navy has filed against a small news website over a report it posted alleging naval forces accepted money to abet or turn a blind eye to the seaborne trafficking of refugees from Myanmar.

  • British Open, Tee Times 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 10:06 am

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  • Rodgers says no hard feelings toward Sterling after exit story has photos
    Updated: Jul-13-15 7:39 am

    BANGKOK - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insisted Monday that there are no hard feelings between him and Raheem Sterling after the club agreed to sell the winger to Manchester City.

  • China: Uighurs deported from Thailand wanted to join jihad 
    Updated: Jul-12-15 12:46 am

    BEIJING - China's official news agency said that 109 ethnic Uighurs who Thailand deported to China amid international criticism that the refugees could face persecution had been on their way to Turkey, Syria or Iraq to help wage holy war.

  • Turkey: 8 more Uighur refugees arrive from Thailand 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 9:04 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Thailand sent eight more ethnic Muslim Uighur refugees to Turkey, officials said Saturday, days after the Thai government faced intense international criticism for deporting 109 refugees back to China despite fears they could face persecution there.

  • Thai police chief: Evidence in tourist murder trial not lost 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 10:00 am

    BANGKOK - Authorities have possession of crucial DNA evidence in the murder trial of two Burmese migrants accused of killing two young British tourists on a Thai resort island, the national police chief insisted Friday, disputing reports that it might have been lost.

  • Thailand condemned for repatriation of 109 Uighurs to China story has photos
    Updated: Jul-09-15 4:43 pm

    BANGKOK - Thailand faced a blizzard of international criticism Thursday, and its consulate in Istanbul was ransacked, after it deported 109 ethnic Uighur refugees to China despite fears that they would face persecution there.