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  • Facts and figures for the 11th Presidents Cup 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 3:49 pm

    INCHEON, South Korea - Facts and figures for the 11th Presidents Cup matches:

  • Thongchai takes a path like no other to Presidents Cup story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 3:01 pm

    One stick took away the dreams of Thongchai Jaidee. Another stick allowed him to go places he never imagined.

  • Djokovic and Nadal mix tennis with politics on Thailand trip story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 8:17 am

    BANGKOK - Two of the world's top tennis players, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, came to Bangkok to earn a few million dollars for an exhibition match. But there were a few strings attached.

  • EU probes illegal fishing, slave labor before Thai ruling 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 11:42 am

    BRUSSELS - The European Union is including Thailand's actions to stamp out slave labor in the fishing industry during its investigation whether to impose sanctions on the major fish-exporting nation for failing to crack down on illegal and unregulated fishing.

  • Protesters block Thai websites over plan for single gateway 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 10:12 am

    BANGKOK - Protesters have blocked access to several Thai government websites over a plan to route all Internet traffic though a single gateway, which would make it easier for the military junta to monitor and censor communications.

  • Nadal praises Djokovic for his 'amazing season' 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 7:41 am

    BANGKOK - The text message wasn't enough, so Rafael Nadal praised rival Novak Djokovic in person Thursday for the top-ranked Serb's "amazing season" after winning his third major of 2015 at the U.S. Open.

  • Thailand's ousted PM files criminal case against opponents story has photos
    Updated: Sep-29-15 3:00 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand's ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who was pushed from office more than a year ago, impeached and faces criminal charges, hit back at her opponents Tuesday with her own lawsuit.

  • Thai police link suspect in bombing to previous explosions 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 9:37 am

    BANGKOK - Police on Monday gave their most detailed explanation yet of who they believe was behind last month's deadly bombing in Bangkok, for the first time publicly linking one of the suspects to previous blasts.

  • Nighttime tour boat collision kills 1 in Thailand 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 9:23 am

    BANGKOK - A trip to see fireflies has turned into tragedy in Thailand when two boats collided in the night, killing a woman from Hungary and seriously injuring a South Korean along with nearly two dozen other tourists, police said Saturday.

  • Knife-wielding man kills 5 children in Thailand 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 2:47 am

    BANGKOK - A man in northern Thailand stormed into a neighbor's home, hacked five children to death and inflicted multiple stab wounds on a pregnant woman who was watching them, police said Monday.

  • Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand wins European Open by 1 shot 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 12:50 pm

    BAD GRIESBACH, Germany - Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand shot a bogey-free 67 to win the European Open by one shot on Sunday.

  • Nighttime tour boat collision kills 1 in Thailand 
    Updated: Sep-26-15 1:49 am

    BANGKOK - A trip to see fireflies has turned into tragedy in Thailand when two boats collided in the night, killing a woman from Hungary and seriously injuring a South Korean along with nearly two dozen other tourists, police said Saturday.

  • Thai man arrested on boat believed to be carrying slave fish 
    Updated: Sep-26-15 12:18 am

    SABANG, Indonesia - The Thai captain of a seized cargo ship carrying an estimated $2 million worth of seafood has been arrested in Indonesia on suspicion of illegal fishing, in the latest development linked to an Associated Press investigation that uncovered a slave island earlier this year. At least one other crew member is still under scrutiny.

  • Defense in Thai tourist murder case alleges unjust pressure 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 11:55 am

    BANGKOK - Defense witnesses for two Myanmar migrant workers accused of murdering two young British tourists on a Thai resort island testified Thursday that torture and intimidation are commonly used by local investigators.

  • EU calls on Thai gov't to allow critical voices to be heard 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 8:28 am

    BANGKOK - The European Union urged Thailand's military government on Thursday to respect freedom of speech and assembly as it prepares to draft a new constitution. The statement followed the temporary detention of two politicians and a prominent journalist who had criticized the junta.

  • Thailand chooses gay-themed drama as Oscar submission 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 5:18 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand's motion picture association has selected a gay-themed, coming-of-age drama, "How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)," as an entry for the foreign-language category at the Academy Awards.

  • Malaysia detains 8 suspects for questioning about Thai blast story has photos
    Updated: Sep-23-15 5:39 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Eight people, including four believed to be ethnic Uighurs, have been detained in Malaysia for questioning in connection with last month's bombing of a shrine in Bangkok that killed 20 people, a senior official said Wednesday.

  • Chinese Uighur upholds long tradition of tightrope walking story has photos
    Updated: Sep-22-15 9:18 pm

    WULONG KARST NATIONAL PARK, China - Askar Obulqasim scans a valley between limestone cliffs reminiscent of a classic Chinese painting as he plots out the terrain for his next big feat.

  • Amy Winehouse documentary to be lesson for Thai delinquents story has photos
    Updated: Sep-22-15 11:45 am

    BANGKOK - Social workers in Thailand think the tragic story of the late singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse can be a lesson to wayward youth, so they are treating about 100 of them to a movie about her.

  • International NY Times blocked in Thailand over king article 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 8:48 am

    BANGKOK - The local printer of the International New York Times decided not to publish Tuesday's edition in Thailand because of an article on the future of the Thai monarchy that it called "too sensitive to print" in the country, where strict laws limit open discussion of the royal family.

  • 4 Thai military officers sought in alleged human trafficking 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 9:23 am

    HAT YAI, Thailand - A court in southern Thailand has issued arrest warrants for four military officers in connection with the trafficking of ethnic Rohingya migrants, police said Monday.

  • Philippine ex-governor, brother arrested in Thailand 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 4:19 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A former Philippine provincial governor and his brother, who are among the country's most-wanted crime suspects for the 2011 murder of a radio anchor and prominent environmentalist, have been arrested in Thailand, officials said Monday.

  • Thai teacher arrested after US tip-off on obscene photos 
    Updated: Sep-20-15 1:33 am

    BANGKOK - Police in Thailand arrested a former primary school teacher who they said admitted to having sexually abused 24 schoolgirls, after a tip-off from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

  • Pro-democracy protesters defy Thai junta with rare rally story has photos
    Updated: Sep-19-15 8:33 pm

    BANGKOK - Moe than 200 pro-democracy activists defied Thailand's junta and staged a rare protest in the capital that marked the anniversary of a coup that had pushed the Southeast Asian nation into a nearly decade-long turmoil.

  • After slavery ordeal, fisherman finds self without a country story has photos
    Updated: Sep-18-15 8:55 pm

    AMBON, Indonesia - Like more than 2,000 other fishermen rescued following reporting by The Associated Press and a subsequent Indonesian investigation, an 18-year-old named Bing was forced to work on a fishing boat with no way to return to his homeland.