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  • Growing calls for Thai owners to address Leicester sex video

    It remains unclear how the "racist orgy" video was leaked. But it's safe to say the scandal surrounding Leicester City was not the game plan when its Thai owners and sponsors invited the club to tour Thailand. Four days after the video lit up social...
  • Thai army officer surrenders in human trafficking probe

    A senior Thai army officer turned himself in Wednesday to face charges over his alleged involvement in a human trafficking scandal that included people from Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia, marking the first arrest of a military official since...
  • Indonesia, Malaysia to take in migrants stranded at sea, reversing stance

    Indonesia, Malaysia to take in migrants stranded at sea, reversing stance
    The governments of Indonesia and Malaysia on Wednesday agreed to allow thousands of migrants stranded at sea to temporarily come ashore, taking what the United Nations has called an “important initial step” toward easing a grave humanitarian...
  • More than 370 migrants arrive in Indonesia after being stranded at sea

    More than 370 migrants arrive in Indonesia after being stranded at sea
    More than 370 migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar landed in Indonesia late Tuesday and early Wednesday after floating for months on overcrowded boats, Indonesian officials said.  "They were suffering dehydration, they are weak and starving," Khairul...
  • Southeast Asia refugee crisis has reached 'alarming level,' meeting hears

    The influx of refugees “has reached an alarming level,” Thailand’s Foreign Minister General Tanasak Patimapragorn said Friday as representatives from 17 countries gathered at a Bangkok hotel to discuss a crisis that has engulfed the...
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

    The human jawbone was found near unmarked graves in the jungles of northern Malaysia. It was discovered at abandoned camps used as transit points to hold migrants and refugees believed to be members of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya minority or poor...
  • Thailand's 87-year-old king returns to Bangkok hospital

    Thailand's 87-year-old king returned to a hospital in Bangkok on Sunday after spending three weeks at his palace in a coastal resort south of the capital. An official statement from the Royal Household Bureau said an ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej...
  • Judge certifies extradition of S. Florida man to Thailand in bizarre kidnap case

    Judge certifies extradition of S. Florida man to Thailand in bizarre kidnap case
    A federal magistrate judge granted an order on Thursday to extradite to Thailand a South Florida man accused of kidnapping and extortion. Shawn Abraham Shaw, 43, who has been locked up since he was found hiding out in Palm Beach in late November, is...
  • Flight from Myanmar and Bangladesh leaves thousands adrift at sea

    Flight from Myanmar and Bangladesh leaves thousands adrift at sea
    Everybody here has scars. They pull up their sleeves and sarongs to reveal cigarette burns on forearms, deep lacerations across thighs, festering sores on feet and shoulders. Other wounds are invisible: They speak of disease, of near-starvation, of...
  • Malaysian forensics teams dig up graves at traffickers' camp

    Malaysian forensics teams dig up graves at traffickers' camp
    Malaysian forensics teams exhumed a body from a shallow grave Tuesday at an abandoned jungle camp used by human traffickers, the first of what police predicted would be more grim findings as they search through a cluster of illicit hideouts near the...
  • Malaysians believe they've found 139 graves at suspected trafficking camps

    Malaysian authorities have discovered 139 suspected graves in the country's northern jungles at what they believe were camps used for trafficking humans, police announced Monday. The discovery underscored the staggering human cost of a smuggling trade...