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  • Agency: 4,000 fishermen stranded on some Indonesian islands

    An estimated 4,000 foreign fishermen are stranded on a number of remote islands in eastern Indonesia, including men revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved, an aid group said. Many of the migrant workers were abandoned by...
  • Thai airlines face scrutiny over safety, bans on new flights

    Thailand is facing bans on new international flights and increased inspections after the International Civil Aviation Organization flagged significant concerns about the country's aviation safety, officials said Friday. The ICAO's designation of Thailand...
  • US 'troubled' by Thai leader's threat to execute journalists

    The U.S. says it hopes that Thailand's leader, who took power in a military coup last year, wasn't serious when he made a threat to execute journalists. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (prah-YOOT chahn oh-CHAH) made the apparently sarcastic comment to...
  • US: Thailand must end slavery in its fishing fleets

    The U.S. government and major business leaders are renewing their call on the Thai government to crack down on slavery in its fishing fleets, and to punish people who force migrant workers to catch seafood that can end up in the United States. The...
  • I'm innocent and afraid, says So. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in kidnap case

    I'm innocent and afraid, says So. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in kidnap case
    Fighting extradition to a foreign country where he fears he could be tortured and executed without a fair trial, a South Florida man told a federal judge Wednesday that he is innocent and very scared. Federal prosecutors say Shawn Abraham Shaw, 43, 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...
  • 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...
  • U.S., Thailand to hold military exercise despite tensions

    U.S., Thailand to hold military exercise despite tensions
    The United States and Thailand begin major military exercises Monday that are being overshadowed by growing tension between the longtime allies over the actions of Thailand’s army-run dictatorship. The annual exercises are the first to take...
  • S. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in bizarre kidnap case

    S. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in bizarre kidnap case
    Shawn Abraham Shaw is an international fugitive who hid out in South Florida after kidnapping a wealthy buinessman in Thailand and negotiating a $2 million ransom — at least according to Thai authorities and U.S. government officials who want him...
  • Thai ex-premier Yingluck impeached, faces criminal charges

    Thailand's military-appointed legislature on Friday voted to impeach former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her role in overseeing a government rice subsidy program that lost billions of dollars, a move that could further polarize a divided...
  • Restaurant review: Pok Pok Phat Thai in Chinatown, a learning process

    Restaurant review: Pok Pok Phat Thai in Chinatown, a learning process
    Pok Pok Phat Thai is the first Los Angeles outpost of Andy Ricker, the American-born chef who has built a small Thai food empire in Portland, Ore., and New York. It is a small counter built into the Chinatown mall storefront where the chicken pho dive...