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  • 4 men killed in raid in south Thailand were not insurgents

    Four young men who were killed during a recent raid by government security forces in Thailand's violence-plagued south were not insurgents, an investigating panel said Tuesday, finding that the authorities involved should be prosecuted. According to...
  • State Department offers informational website for traveling students

    If you or your child is heading abroad for spring break, the State Department has just the website for you: studentsabroad.state.gov. It's part of State's larger website and focuses on practical information (applying for a passport) while also...
  • Indonesian government frees Burmese men made to work as slaves after AP investigation

    Indonesian government frees Burmese men made to work as slaves after AP investigation
    At first the men filtered in by twos and threes, hearing whispers of a possible rescue. Then, as the news rippled around the island, hundreds of weathered former and current slaves with long, greasy hair and tattoos streamed from their trawlers, down...
  • UN rights chief slams Thai junta's use of repressive law

    The United Nations joined international rights groups Thursday in criticizing a decision by Thailand's military government to invoke a law that gives the junta chief near-absolute authority without any accountability. Junta chief and Prime Minister...
  • Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power

    The big topic of conversation in Thailand is martial law. Technically it's gone, but in reality it's still there. On Wednesday, Thailand's junta lifted martial law, which was imposed in the run-up to their May 22, 2014, coup — but then quickly...
  • Thailand ends martial law but gives prime minister sweeping powers

    Thailand ends martial law but gives prime minister sweeping powers
    Thailand's coup-installed leader said Wednesday he was taking on sweeping powers to run the country after the king approved his call to end martial law 10 months after the deposing of an elected government. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha had...
  • Thai leader moves to lift martial law, impose absolute power

    Thailand's military-installed prime minister said Tuesday he plans to lift martial law 10 months after staging a coup, but will invoke a special security measure that critics say is more draconian. The development has sparked concern from human rights...
  • Thai court gives 25-year jail sentence for defaming monarchy

    A Thai military court sentenced a businessman to 25 years in prison on Tuesday on charges of defaming the country's monarchy in what appears to be the longest sentence handed down in recent years for the crime of lese majeste, a civil liberties lawyer...
  • AP Investigation: Are slaves catching the fish you buy?

    The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that clouds the...
  • Thai man jailed for 18 months for insulting monarch

    A Thai military court Friday sentenced a 67-year-old man to 18 months in prison for writing insults against the country's monarch on the wall of a shopping mall restroom, a lawyer said. The military court in Bangkok found Opas Charnsooksai guilty of lese...
  • Berlin Man Halfway On 1,500 Mile Walk In SE Asia

    Berlin Man Halfway On 1,500 Mile Walk In SE Asia
    BERLIN — Winter 2015 at Brian Ford's home has consisted of arctic temperatures, snow measured in feet, constant shoveling. His winter since late January: 90-plus tropical heat, poison vipers, dog packs, daily 25-40-mile treks. No snow, but heat...