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  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Turkey embraces Muslim Uighurs who made perilous escape from China

    Turkey embraces Muslim Uighurs who made perilous escape from China
    Wearing woolen hats pulled down tight against the winter chill, the newly arrived youngsters from western China scurried around the ramshackle, low-rise apartment complex chasing after soccer balls and drifting balloons. They scampered into tents brimming...
  • 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...
  • Pictures in the News | December 5, 2014

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in New York, where protesters rallying against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner sing as they carry a collection of mock coffins bearing the names of...
  • The Week in Pictures | December 1 – 7, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. There we more protest this week out of New York, where protesters rallying against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner carried mock...