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Thai activist sentenced to 28 years for online posts on king

Jan. 26, 2023 10:51 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand sentenced a 27-year-old political activist to 28 years in prison on Thursday for posting messages on Facebook that it said defamed the country’s monarchy, while two young women charged with the same offense continued a hunger strike after being hospitalized. ...

Elie Saab's spring couture in Paris dreams of Thai escape

Jan. 25, 2023 18:13 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Elie Saab whisked his guests away to Thailand for a Paris Fashion Week couture show Wednesday that gleamed with gold and intricate silk embroidery. Sheer diaphanous cloth floated around the runway in Le Marais’ Carreau du Temple amid wafting perfume, as “Emily in...

Thailand holds suspect in $100 million deli case

Jan. 20, 2023 12:14 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A suspect wanted in in connection with an alleged stock manipulation scheme that led a small New Jersey delicatessen to be listed as a public company worth $100 million has agreed to his voluntary extradition to the United States after being arrested last week on the resort island...

Train station's opening in Bangkok ushers in new travel era

Jan. 19, 2023 22:42 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand ushered in a new age of train travel on Thursday as Southeast Asia’s biggest railway station officially began operations. The government says the huge, modern development on the edge of central Bangkok will bolster the country’s position as a regional hub and boost its...

Thai prime minister joins new party to seek another term

Jan. 09, 2023 11:37 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has broken with the military-backed political party that helped him take office after a 2019 general election and joined a new rival party on Monday with which he is likely to seek another term this year. Prayuth first seized...

With high hopes, Thailand welcomes Chinese tourists' return

Jan. 09, 2023 06:55 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Three Cabinet ministers welcomed Chinese tourists with flowers and gifts as they arrived Monday at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport after China relaxed travel restrictions. The high-profile event reflected the importance Thailand places on wooing back Chinese...

26 bodies found as search ends at Cambodian hotel fire site

Dec. 30, 2022 09:12 AM EST

POIPET, Cambodia (AP) — The search for bodies in the wreckage of a burned-out casino hotel complex in western Cambodia has concluded with 26 people confirmed dead, a senior official said late Friday. Banteay Meanchey province Governor Um Reatrey told The Associated Press by phone...

Massive fire at Cambodia hotel casino kills at least 19

Dec. 29, 2022 19:18 PM EST

POIPET, Cambodia (AP) — A massive fire at a Cambodian hotel casino Thursday injured over 60 people and killed at least 19 — a number that officials warned would rise after the search for bodies resumes Friday. The blaze, which started around midnight Wednesday, was put out over...

A fire burning through a Cambodian hotel casino on the border with Thailand has killed at least 10, local media report

Dec. 28, 2022 22:49 PM EST
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A fire burning through a Cambodian hotel casino on the border with Thailand has killed at least 10, local media report.

Irish tourist dies in fall from moving train in Thailand

Dec. 27, 2022 21:49 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — An Irish national taking a tour in western Thailand died Tuesday after falling out of a moving train, police said. The man was identified as 45-year-old Patrick Ward, whose Irish passport said he was born in New Zealand. His current place of residence was not...