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  • Thailand's military rulers accused of human rights abuses

    Thailand's military rulers accused of human rights abuses
    Thailand’s military rulers detained hundreds of people without charges, tortured some prisoners and systematically stifled dissent since seizing power in a May coup, a leading human rights watchdog reported Thursday. Amnesty International said...
  • Lingering in Laos: Mind and spirit in harmony

    I broke my own cardinal rule of travel, which is this: If you're going to visit a country, start in its capital to embrace the cultural customs and nuances of a new destination. For Laos, that would be Vientiane, which sits on a plain that's northeast...
  • Thomas Luche: He spent career making life better across the globe

    Thomas Luche: He spent career making life better across the globe
    MOUNT DORA — Making life better for people in developing countries was at the core of Thomas Luche's lengthy career as a diplomatic official. Luche's career with the U.S. Agency for International Development led him to far-flung locales...
  • Thai officials deny helping pop star Vanessa-Mae make Olympic team

    The odd story of the beautiful pop star and the allegedly corrupt ski judges is continuing to pick up steam, with Olympic officials in Thailand denying they did anything wrong. The controversy centers around Vanessa-Mae, who has parlayed her self-...
  • Pioneering AIDS researcher Lange was a star with a passion to help

    Pioneering AIDS researcher Lange was a star with a passion to help
    He wouldn’t be the only victim they knew, but he was probably the one they knew best. Friends and colleagues of Joep Lange, who died Thursday on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, remembered the prominent researcher as a straight-talking and well-...
  • Panna Rittikrai, Muay Thai Action Maestro, Dead at 53

    SEOUL - Panna Rittikrai, Thailand's leading martial arts stuntman, choreographer and film director, died Sunday (July 20, 2014) age 53. Rittikrai was mentor to Thailand's contemporary martial arts stars Tony Jaa and Jeeja Janin, among others. His...
  • Meet the golfers in the inaugural International Crown

    Meet the golfers in the inaugural International Crown
    An introduction to the 32 golfers representing 8 nations at this week's International Crown women's golf tournament at Caves Valley.  UNITED STATES (No. 1 seed) Paula Creamer Age: 27 Hometown: Pleasanton, Calif. Turned Pro: 2004...
  • Thailand's Apichatpong Weerasethakul Backed by Berlin's World Cinema Fund

    HONG KONG - "Cemetery of Kings," the latest project by Thailand's former Palme d'Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul ("Uncle Boonmee Who Can't Recall His Past Lives") will receive production funding from the Berlin Festival's World Cinema Fund....
  • U.S., Philippines accord to allow greater American military presence

    U.S., Philippines accord to allow greater American military presence
    The U.S. and Philippine governments have worked out a new defense cooperation agreement that opens the way for the first large-scale return of American military forces to the island nation since their eviction in the early 1990s, according to the White...
  • Duke of York, Barbra Streisand among guests at Global Gourmet Games

    Duke of York, Barbra Streisand among guests at Global Gourmet Games
    The event: The Global Gourmet Games, a gala fundraiser for FasterCures, staged as a high-spirited competition that pits guests against one another to answer questions about food, wine and related trivia, such as which country consumes the most chicken per...
  • World's 50 best restaurants: Noma reclaims its No. 1 title

    World's 50 best restaurants: Noma reclaims its No. 1 title
    Noma in Copenhagen was named the No. 1 restaurant on the annual list of the "World's 50 Best Restaurants" at an awards ceremony Monday at the Guildhall in London. The four-time champ reclaimed its title after Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca,...