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  • Thai Airways plane hits turbulence, 11 on board injured

    A Thai Airways plane hit severe turbulence over Thailand that injured 11 people Thursday, the airline said. The Airbus A340-600 landed safely at its destination, Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport, according to airline President Jarumporn...
  • Stuck in limbo, Bangkok's hidden urban refugees scrape by

    They were a middle-class family in Pakistan, living in a comfortable three-bedroom apartment with a modern kitchen and a PlayStation for the three kids. Fluent in English, the father ran his own moving company while the mother taught art. A death...
  • Thai constitution drafters say Senate to be unelected

    A committee appointed by Thailand's military rulers is laying the groundwork for a new method of choosing the country's leaders and lawmakers — and it involves giving voters less power to choose. Thailand's new 200-member Senate will be not elected...
  • Chilean cyclist's record quest ends in death in Thailand

    A Chilean cyclist's quest to bike around the world in five years has ended with his death in a road accident in northeast Thailand, police said Sunday. Juan Francisco Guillermo, 47, was hit by a pickup truck and immediately killed Saturday on a highway...
  • Leaders in Asia face jail, arrests _ often due to politics

    On Wednesday, a court in Bangladesh issued an arrest warrant for Khaleda Zia, the opposition leader whose political feud with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has dominated the country's politics for more than a decade. It was the latest in a series of legal...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ TJ Maxx, Marshalls to follow Wal-Mart in raising pay The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores became the latest retailer to boost pay for its U.S. workers, putting pressure on other chains to do the same. TJX Cos. said Wednesday...
  • Overfishing driving slavery on Thailand's seafood boats

    Urine pools under a bed where an emaciated Burmese man lies wearing only a T-shirt and a diaper. As he struggles to sit up and steady himself, he tears at his thick, dark hair in agitation. He cannot walk and doesn't remember his family or even his own...
  • Ant gin, cricket soup: Bugs crawl onto menu at Cordon Bleu

    Ant gin, cricket soup: Bugs crawl onto menu at Cordon Bleu
    Bugs in a gourmet kitchen are usually something to be squashed or swatted. But at Le Cordon Bleu, the esteemed French cooking school, chefs and food scientists spent a week simmering, sauteing and grilling insects to extract innovative flavors they say...
  • 2 Thais who staged play found guilty of insulting monarchy

    A court in Thailand sentenced two theater activists to two and a half years in prison on Monday on charges of insulting the country's monarchy. The activists produced a play called "The Wolf Bride" about a fictional monarch and his adviser. It was...
  • EU criticizes detention policy, military courts in Thailand

    Representatives of the European Union expressed concern over Thailand's use of detention without charge and having civilians tried in military courts, adding to mounting criticism of justice under the Southeast Asian nation's military rule. Their...
  • Car bomb hits insurgency-plagued southern Thailand; 13 hurt

    Suspected Muslim insurgents in southern Thailand on Friday detonated a car bomb that wounded 13 people and damaged buildings, police said. Two other bombs were defused. The bomb was hidden in a pickup truck that was parked in front of a karaoke bar in...