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Stories with place: Bangkok
  • Thai man bloodied but unbowed after intimate attack by snake story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-26-16 9:11 am

    BANGKOK - A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3-meter (10-foot) python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet.

  • Thais upset that 'fresh' orange juice is not what it seems 
    Updated: May-25-16 11:45 am

    BANGKOK - Thai health officials are conducting surprise inspections of fresh orange juice vendors around the country after photos posted on Facebook showed a backyard producer adulterating the juice in big plastic tubs.

  • Rights group wants probe of Thai shooting of migrant worker 
    Updated: May-24-16 7:28 am

    BANGKOK - A human rights group on Tuesday demanded an investigation into the fatal shooting of an ethnic Rohingya man who was among 21 to escape from an immigration detention center in southern Thailand.

  • MMA comes to heartland of Thai kickboxing story has photos
    Updated: May-24-16 12:37 am

    BANGKOK - Of all the various fighting styles that combine to create the burgeoning sport of Mixed Martial Arts, it is Thai kickboxing which is at the core of the new discipline. Yet it has taken until this week for Thailand to host its first major MMA event.

  • Protesters march to mark 2nd anniversary of Thailand coup story has photos
    Updated: May-22-16 10:39 am

    BANGKOK - More than 200 people marched in Thailand's capital on Sunday to protest military rule on the second anniversary of the coup that toppled the country's elected government.

  • Doctors drain fluids from Thai king's brain, spinal cord story has photos
    Updated: May-21-16 9:26 am

    BANGKOK - Doctors in Thailand have operated on 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, to remove excess fluid that was putting pressure on his brain and spinal cord.

  • AP Analysis: Why junta rules Thailand, with no end in sight story has photos
    Updated: May-21-16 3:43 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand's military seized power from an elected government on May 22, 2014, with the justification that it wanted to end chaotic and violent political confrontations that had wracked the country for years. But more than an attempt to restore stability was at play.

  • Voices from Thailand: Reflections on 2-year coup anniversary story has photos
    Updated: May-20-16 9:11 am

    BANGKOK - In the early evening of May 22, 2014, all TV screens in Thailand turned blue and up flashed an army emblem. That was the first sign of change. Suddenly, the country's army commander appeared to say he was now in charge.

  • Thailand bans motorbike-hailing services Uber and Grab 
    Updated: May-19-16 10:31 am

    BANGKOK - Traveling on two wheels is often the best way to maneuver through Thailand's notorious traffic. However, the Department of Land Transport has put the brakes on motorbike-hailing services offered by Uber and Grab barely two months after they started.

  • Leicester owner says team was like a family 
    Updated: May-18-16 10:05 am

    BANGKOK - Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha says the team was like a family.

  • High-tech devices take cheating to new level in Thai schools story has photos
    Updated: May-11-16 3:50 am

    BANGKOK - Glasses with embedded cameras and smartwatches with stored information seem like regular spy equipment for the likes of James Bond, but for three students applying to medical school in Thailand, they were high-technology cheating devices.

  • Thai authorities arrest dissident's mom for online inaction 
    Updated: May-07-16 7:10 am

    BANGKOK - The authorities in Thailand, who previously declared that marking a potentially illegal Facebook post with a "Like" could be cause for arrest, have charged a dissident's mother for failing to rebut a Facebook message that allegedly defamed the country's royal family.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.