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  • Thailand's army criticized for 'de facto coup'

    Thailand's army criticized for 'de facto coup'
    The Royal Thai Army’s imposition of martial law nationwide on Tuesday drew condemnations from human rights groups and thrust the Southeast Asian kingdom into deeper political uncertainty stemming from months of crippling anti-government protests....
  • Navy petty officer admits accepting bribe from Singapore company

    Navy petty officer admits accepting bribe from Singapore company
    A Navy petty officer pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to accepting more than $10,000 in cash, travel expenses and electronic "gadgets" in exchange for providing classified information to a Singapore-based defense contractor. Petty Officer 1st-...
  • Norton Simon's 'Temple Wrestler' statue heading home to Cambodia

    Norton Simon's 'Temple Wrestler' statue heading home to Cambodia
    Since 1977, visitors to Pasadena's Norton Simon Museum have encountered an ancient Cambodian statue that has the wide, hulking build and arrogant attitude of an NFL nose tackle who has just sacked a rival quarterback. From its pedestal at the end of a...
  • Thailand's military seizes power in coup, vows to restore stability

    Thailand’s military on Thursday seized power from a caretaker government, declaring that the takeover was necessary to end six months of political crisis and often violent protests. It was the 12th coup in Thailand in 84 years. The televised...
  • Thailand: With martial law imposed, should you still go?

    Thailand: With martial law imposed, should you still go?
    The declaration of martial law in Thailand on Tuesday marked a dramatic political turn for the Asian country that's been in the grip of civil strife the last six months. But what does the army's promise of restoring order mean for travelers who have...
  • Thailand's citizens react stoically as military launches coup

    Thailand's military on Thursday carried out the country's 12th coup in 82 years, arresting government and protest leaders in a move the army chief said would end six months of turmoil and deadly protests. Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, flanked by uniformed...
  • Media Activities Curtailed by Thailand's Military Coup

    The military coup in Thailand has dealt a direct blow to media and entertainment activities in the country. The coup was announced Thursday afternoon local time after months of political stalemate between a caretaker government and opposition parties...
  • Thailand's ousted prime minister surrenders to military after coup

    Scores of ousted Thai government officials surrendered to the military, and soldiers broke up a demonstration in central Bangkok on Friday, as the army cemented its power the day after declaring a coup. Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra...
  • Thailand election will proceed despite threats

    BANGKOK, Thailand — A controversial election in Thailand will proceed as scheduled Sunday despite threats of continued violence from antigovernment protesters and fear that the result will only deepen the country's eight-year political crisis....
  • The legacy of the 'Killing Fields,' 30 years later

    The legacy of the 'Killing Fields,' 30 years later
    "The Killing Fields" premiered 30 years ago as more than the first major film to explore the atrocities of Pol Pot's reign of terror in Cambodia in the 1970s. The film "changed my life," said actor Sam Waterston, who earned an Oscar nomination playing...
  • Rotterdam Tiger Awards Go to Trio of Films; 'Nebraska' Wins Audience Prize

    A trio of films shared the Rotterdam Film Festival's Tiger Award for first or second films. Japan's "Anatomy of a Paper Clip" (pictured), South Korea's "Han Gong-Ju" and Sweden's "Something Must Break." Prizes were awarded Friday; the Dutch fest wraps...