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Stories with place: Thailand
  • Thai authorities remove more tigers from Buddhist temple story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-31-16 10:53 am

    BANGKOK - Wildlife officials have removed more of the 137 tigers kept in a Buddhist temple that operated as an admission-charging zoo and is suspected of illegally trafficking in the animals, Thai authorities said Tuesday.

  • Thai school reopens after dormitory fire killed 17 girls 
    Updated: May-31-16 4:21 am

    BANGKOK - A school in northern Thailand where 17 girls were killed in a dormitory fire last week has reopened, but only about a third of the students returned because some families remain concerned about safety, a volunteer at the school said Tuesday.

  • Ariya Jutanugarn wins 3rd straight LPGA Tour title story has photos
    Updated: May-29-16 8:23 pm

    ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Ariya Jutanugarn's strength and skill helped her become the first player to win three straight LPGA Tour events in three years.

  • 3 foreign tourists dead after boat capsizes in Thailand 
    Updated: May-27-16 7:34 am

    KOH SAMUI, Thailand - Rescuers in Thailand searched Friday for a British man who was still missing after a speedboat packed with tourists capsized near the popular resort island of Koh Samui, leaving three women dead, officials said.

  • 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.

  • Daughter seeks US help over missing Hong Kong publisher 
    Updated: May-24-16 11:26 pm

    WASHINGTON - The daughter of a Hong Kong-based publisher believed abducted by Chinese authorities eight months ago appeared Tuesday before a U.S. congressional commission urging Washington's help to win his release.

  • 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.

  • New report says health facilities attacked in 19 countries 
    Updated: May-23-16 8:53 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Deliberate or indiscriminate attacks have decimated health facilities, killed medical workers and patients, and deprived countless civilians of care in 19 countries during 2015 and the first three months of 2016, a coalition of more than 30 health and humanitarian organizations said in a new report released Monday.

  • 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.

  • Vietnam frees jailed dissident priest ahead of Obama's visit story has photos
    Updated: May-21-16 10:59 am

    BANGKOK - Vietnam granted early release from prison to a Catholic priest who is one of its most prominent dissidents, a move widely seen as a goodwill gesture before President Barack Obama arrives on an official visit late Sunday night.

  • 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.

  • Large HIV vaccine study planned in South Africa this fall 
    Updated: May-18-16 1:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - Scientists are planning a major study of an experimental HIV vaccine in South Africa later this year.

  • 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.

  • Thai authorities close popular tourist island to visitors 
    Updated: May-17-16 1:49 pm

    BANGKOK - Thai authorities have closed a popular tourist island to all visitors for an indefinite period, starting Oct. 15, to prevent its environmental degradation.

  • Indonesia nabs 3 boats with 79 trafficked fishermen on board 
    Updated: May-17-16 6:15 am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Three Thai fishing boat captains have escaped from custody in Indonesia after their vessels were seized with dozens of trafficked foreign fishermen on board, an official said Tuesday.

  • Illinois Senate campaign targets 'war hero' veterans record story has photos
    Updated: May-11-16 9:45 pm

    CHICAGO - Rep. Tammy Duckworth lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down in Iraq, then went on to hold leadership roles in the Illinois and U.S. Veterans Affairs departments.

  • Facebook tells Thai users their data not given to government 
    Updated: May-11-16 9:44 am

    BANGKOK - Facebook is seeking to reassure Thai users that it safeguards their private data, after a series of arrests raised concerns the social network had failed to protect personal information from Thailand's military government.

  • 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.

  • Football fans everywhere embrace Leicester's title success 
    Updated: May-03-16 9:11 pm

    LEICESTER, England - The partisanship that usually defines soccer in England seemed to be temporarily set aside as Leicester City's players were acclaimed as the People's Champions.