- Video shows British family getting attacked in Thailand 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! 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 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' 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 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 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.
- Thai drunk drivers may serve stint as morgue helpers Updated: Apr-11-16 8:31 pm
BANGKOK - To try to combat the carnage on the country's roads during the annual weeklong traditional New Year's holiday celebration, Thai authorities are going gory: Drunk drivers and repeat traffic offenders may be sent to work in hospital morgues to see the fruits of their irresponsibility.
- Forget the drought, Thailand's national water fight is on Updated: Apr-11-16 7:33 am
BANGKOK - Drought? What drought? Bring out the water guns!
- Thailand investigates 16 from leak of offshore accounts data Updated: Apr-08-16 9:42 am
BANGKOK - Authorities in Thailand said Friday they were investigating 16 citizens with reported ties to offshore companies set up by a Panama-based law firm.
- Cambodia to repopulate forests with tigers from abroad Updated: Apr-06-16 4:54 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia has unveiled a plan to reintroduce tigers from abroad into the dry forests of the country, where the big cat has become virtually extinct thanks to poaching, conservation officials said Wednesday.
- Vietnam warns of dire impact from planned Mekong dams Updated: Apr-05-16 8:08 am
Research commissioned by Vietnam has warned of devastating environmental and economic effects for millions of people living along the Mekong River if 11 proposed dams are built on its mainstream.