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  • Art, fine wine: Thai auction puts police corruption on view

    At a military base outside Bangkok, soldiers stand guard over Buddha statues, showcases of Rolex watches and some very expensive French wine — a $4,000 bottle of Petrus and choice vintages of Dom Perignon. It all belonged to a man who led Thailand'...
  • Parents of Thai ex-princess jailed for insulting monarchy

    The parents of the now-estranged wife of Thailand's crown prince were sentenced Wednesday to two and a half years in prison on charges of defaming the monarchy, in the latest legal action against relatives of the former princess, who until recently was in...
  • Thai police say court attack linked to Bangkok mall bombing

    Thailand's national police chief said Monday that two suspects arrested after a weekend grenade attack at a Bangkok courthouse were connected to the people behind a bombing at an upscale shopping mall in the capital over a month ago. The attack at the...
  • Thai court sentences 'Red Shirts' to jail for 2009 rioting

    A Thai court has sentenced 15 members of the "Red Shirt" political movement to four years in prison for inciting rioting that disrupted an important regional conference in 2009, a lawyer said. The sentencing by a court in Pattaya on Thursday is the...
  • No bond for S. Florida man fighting extradition to Thailand in bizarre kidnap case

    No bond for S. Florida man fighting extradition to Thailand in bizarre kidnap case
    A Palm Beach County man will stay in jail while he fights extradition to Thailand on criminal charges he kidnapped a wealthy U.S. businessman there and tried to collect a $2 million ransom, a federal judge ruled. Shawn Abraham Shaw, 43, of Palm Beach, is...
  • Wildlife officials: Famed Thai temple doesn't abuse tigers

    Wildlife officials: Famed Thai temple doesn't abuse tigers
    Thai wildlife protection officers say they found no mistreatment of more than 100 tigers housed at a Buddhist temple that is a popular tourist attraction, though charges have been pressed for keeping rare birds there. About 50 officials from the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...