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A Thai court sentences an opposition lawmaker to 2 years in prison for defaming the monarchy

May. 27, 2024 01:54 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Monday sentenced a lawmaker from a progressive opposition party to two years in prison after finding her guilty of defaming the monarchy in a speech she made during a protest rally three years ago. Chonthicha Jangrew of the Move Forward Party was...

The Constitutional Court of Thailand agrees to hear a case that could imperil the prime minister

May. 26, 2024 22:42 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court accepted a petition Thursday from members of the country’s outgoing Senate to begin an ethics probe against the prime minister over his appointment of a Cabinet member. If eventually found guilty, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin...

Singapore Airlines tightens cabin safety measures after turbulence killed one, injured dozens

May. 24, 2024 05:53 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Singapore Airlines said Friday it will halt meal services and get all cabin crew to buckle up when planes fly through turbulence as part of tighter cabin measures after one person died and dozens were injured on a flight from London this week. The airline said it has...

Thai town maddened by marauding monkeys launches plan to lock them up and send them away

May. 24, 2024 07:06 AM EDT

LOPBURI, Thailand (AP) — A Thai town, run ragged by its ever-growing population of marauding wild monkeys, launched an offensive against the simian raiders on Friday, using trickery and ripe tropical fruit. Several high-profile cases of monkey-human conflict recently convinced...

Several injured passengers on turbulence-hit Singapore flight need spinal surgery, hospital says

May. 23, 2024 10:15 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Several of the more seriously injured people who were on the Singapore Airlines flight that hit severe turbulence earlier this week will need spinal surgery, a Bangkok hospital said Thursday. Twenty people remained in intensive care and a 73-year-old British man...

'Sheer terror': Passengers describe turbulence-hit flight that put 20 in intensive care

May. 22, 2024 13:20 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Passengers on the Singapore Airlines flight that descended sharply after hitting severe turbulence described the “sheer terror” of the aircraft shuddering, loose items flying and people wrenched so badly that 20 remained Wednesday in intensive care. “I arrived...

What is in-flight turbulence, and when does it become dangerous for passengers and crews?

May. 22, 2024 09:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The death of a British man and injuries impacting dozens of other people aboard a Singapore Airlines flight that hit severe turbulence Tuesday highlighted the potential dangers of flying through unstable air. The exact cause of the 73-year-old man’s death is under...

Most of passengers from battered Singapore Airlines jetliner arrive in Singapore from Bangkok

May. 22, 2024 00:34 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Singapore Airlines said a relief plane flew into Singapore early Wednesday morning with most of the passengers who were on a flight that was battered by severe turbulence over the Indian Ocean and had to make an emergency landing in Bangkok after one man died and dozens of people...

Severe turbulence during Singapore Airlines flight leaves several people badly injured. One man died

May. 21, 2024 22:59 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Singapore Airlines flight hit severe turbulence over the Indian Ocean and descended 6,000 feet (around 1,800 meters) in about three minutes, the carrier said Tuesday. A British man died and authorities said dozens of passengers were injured, some severely. An...

FIFA to seek legal advice on Palestinian proposal to suspend Israel from international soccer

May. 17, 2024 05:45 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Facing a Palestinian proposal to suspend Israel from international soccer because of the conflict with Hamas, FIFA bought time Friday by agreeing to seek legal advice before holding an extraordinary council meeting within two months. FIFA president Gianni Infantino...