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Stories with place: Thailand
  • From tiny cages to lots of love, Thai dogs find homes in US story has photos
    Updated: Jun-03-15 12:21 pm

    LOS ANGELES - For the first time, they gobbled up treats, walked on grass and rolled in the dirt - things many American dogs take for granted.

  • Growing calls for Thai owners to address Leicester sex video story has photos
    Updated: Jun-03-15 5:27 am

    BANGKOK - It remains unclear how the "racist orgy" video was leaked. But it's safe to say the scandal surrounding Leicester City was not the game plan when its Thai owners and sponsors invited the club to tour Thailand.

  • Thai army officer surrenders in human trafficking probe 
    Updated: Jun-03-15 3:13 am

    BANGKOK - A senior Thai army officer turned himself in Wednesday to face charges over his alleged involvement in a human trafficking scandal that included people from Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia, marking the first arrest of a military official since authorities launched a widening probe last month.

  • Leicester launches probe after racial abuse allegations 
    Updated: May-31-15 4:09 pm

    LEICESTER, England - English Premier League club Leicester launched an investigation Sunday after a newspaper obtained a video that allegedly shows three of its players in an orgy with Thai women, one of whom was racially abused.

  • St. Paul Karen students act out their lives' journeys 
    Updated: May-30-15 5:54 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - When it was time to choose roles in the play, Mu Pa chose the part of a Burmese soldier.

  • Chelsea's youngsters win 1-0 in Bangkok 
    Updated: May-30-15 3:26 pm

    BANGKOK - Relying on its younger players, Chelsea beat Thailand All-Stars 1-0 Saturday in a friendly at Rajamangala National Stadium.

  • No major breakthrough at meeting on Asian boat people crisis story has photos
    Updated: May-29-15 10:02 pm

    BANGKOK - A regional conference called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia ended with no major breakthroughs, with Myanmar deflecting blame for fueling the crisis and warning that "finger pointing" would not help.

  • No 'miracle' solution at Asian migrant crisis meeting story has photos
    Updated: May-29-15 9:36 pm

    BANGKOK - Thailand hosted a meeting of 17 countries Friday to address an alarming rise in the number of boat people in Southeast Asian waters.

  • US flights in search for boat people to start soon 
    Updated: May-29-15 4:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. says it expects to begin surveillance flights in Thai airspace in the next few days to help search for boat people stranded in Southeast Asian seas.

  • Thailand says agrees to US flights to search for boat people 
    Updated: May-29-15 2:46 am

    BANGKOK - Bangkok has agreed to allow the U.S. military to operate flights out of Thailand to search for migrants stuck on boats, a Thai official said Friday.

  • Thai protest leaders get jail term for anti-government rally 
    Updated: May-28-15 9:42 am

    BANGKOK - Six prominent protest leaders in Thailand were sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for storming the prime minister's office compound during massive anti-government rallies in 2008 in part of the political turmoil that has plagued the country in the past decade.

  • UN body says fewer are suffering from hunger in Asia-Pacific 
    Updated: May-28-15 3:22 am

    BANGKOK - The proportion of people suffering from hunger in the Asia-Pacific region has fallen by half in the last 25 years, the United Nation's food body said Thursday.

  • Boat people talks: Key issues and expectations 
    Updated: May-28-15 2:46 am

    BANGKOK - In the past month, more than 3,000 desperate, hungry people have landed on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, drawing international attention to a crisis in Southeast Asia. Arrivals of the overcrowded boats - crammed with Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar and impoverished Bangladeshis hoping to find jobs - have now slowed. But the crisis is far from over, and will be the topic of a Friday conference in Bangkok to be attended by senior officials from across the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

  • Fleeing poverty, Bangladeshis caught in Asian boat crisis story has photos
    Updated: May-27-15 6:46 am

    UKHIYA, Bangladesh - The traffickers spun stories that were unimaginable to their listeners, many who hailed from tiny Bangladeshi villages where almost no one earns more than a few dollars a day.

  • Thailand revokes passports of ousted premier Thaksin 
    Updated: May-27-15 6:40 am

    BANGKOK - Thai authorities said Wednesday they revoked two passports belonging to former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra following an interview he gave in South Korea they said could affect national security.

  • Buddhists in Myanmar deny boat people are Rohingya 
    Updated: May-27-15 5:37 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Several hundred protesters in Myanmar's main city are denying that boat people arriving on Southeast Asian shores are Rohingya Muslims, a religious minority the government and many others in the predominantly Buddhist nation say does not exist.

  • Rohingya seek better life in Malaysia, but reality is stark story has photos
    Updated: May-25-15 9:01 pm

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia has been a sort of promised land for Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar. The tens of thousands who endured perilous journeys to get here find more work opportunities than in Indonesia and a more Muslim-friendly environment than in Thailand.

  • Kids on their own among migrants who arrived in Indonesia story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-24-15 11:53 pm

    KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia - It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar. For nearly three months, the siblings comforted each other when rolling waves thrashed their boat, when their empty bellies ached and when they were beaten for trying to stand up to stretch their legs.

  • Thailand beats Vietnam 1-0 in WCup qualifier 
    Updated: May-24-15 10:39 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand finally broke through 10-man Vietnam to win 1-0 in their Group F opener for 2018 World Cup Asian Qualifiers on Sunday.

  • Year-old Thai coup imposes superficial calm but little else story has photos
    Updated: May-23-15 10:17 pm

    BANGKOK - Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to end Thailand's decade of political upheaval once and for all. In his words, "to bring everything out in the open and fix it."

  • Boat by boat, how 3,000 stranded migrants reached land story has photos
    Updated: May-23-15 1:16 am

    More than 3,000 migrants abandoned by human traffickers have been rescued or washed ashore this month in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Some are Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar, while others are Bangladeshis seeking better economic prospects. Many more are feared to still be stranded at sea, abandoned by traffickers amid a regional crackdown.

  • Aspiring Asia leader China takes no role in Rohingya crisis 
    Updated: May-22-15 10:14 am

    BEIJING - Malaysia has begun searching for thousands of boat people believed stranded in the Andaman Sea. From a hemisphere away in Washington, the U.S. said it will send navy planes. Even the small African nation of Gambia has offered help, saying it could take in the migrants.

  • China's mega-tours draw attention abroad, critique at home 
    Updated: May-22-15 9:08 am

    BEIJING - All-expenses-paid trips to reward top salespeople aren't unusual, but direct marketing companies that are the Chinese versions of Amway, Avon and Herbalife are taking it to an extreme by sending thousands abroad on package tours.

  • The Latest on Rohingya: US envoy says address root causes story has photos
    Updated: May-22-15 9:01 am

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  • China's mega-tours draw attention abroad, critique at home story has photos
    Updated: May-22-15 5:01 am

    BEIJING - All-expenses-paid trips to reward top salespeople aren't unusual, but direct marketing companies that are the Chinese versions of Amway, Avon and Herbalife are taking it to an extreme by sending thousands abroad on package tours.