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  • Thai military coup leader bestowed role of civilian prime minister

    The general who led a military coup in Thailand three months ago took on the civilian mantle of prime minister Thursday when the legislators he appointed nominated him as sole candidate and voted overwhelmingly to make him government chief. Gen. Prayuth...
  • Historic Pasadena hotel gets $60-million makeover

    Historic Pasadena hotel gets $60-million makeover
    A historic hotel in downtown Pasadena that served as sedate senior housing for decades is about to make a splashy comeback. The $60-million makeover of Hotel Constance reflects Pasadena's rising profile as an international travel destination. As part of...
  • Thailand Bans 'Tropico 5′ Computer Game

    HONG KONG - The Thai government confirmed Tuesday that it had banned popular computer game "Tropico 5." News of the ban first emerged on the Facebook page of the game's local distributor New Era Interactive Media. Confirmation came from the state-...
  • Thailand's Apichatpong Weerasethakul Backed by Berlin's World Cinema Fund

    HONG KONG - "Cemetery of Kings," the latest project by Thailand's former Palme d'Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul ("Uncle Boonmee Who Can't Recall His Past Lives") will receive production funding from the Berlin Festival's World Cinema Fund....
  • Taking Thailand to task for high-seas slavery

    Sometimes it can be hard to see the connections between human rights violations in far-off places and how we live our daily lives. But if you go to your freezer and find Charoen Pokphand (CP) Foods' frozen shrimp products bought at Costco, Wal-Mart or...
  • Pioneering AIDS researcher Lange was a star with a passion to help

    Pioneering AIDS researcher Lange was a star with a passion to help
    He wouldn’t be the only victim they knew, but he was probably the one they knew best. Friends and colleagues of Joep Lange, who died Thursday on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, remembered the prominent researcher as a straight-talking and well-...
  • Panna Rittikrai, Muay Thai Action Maestro, Dead at 53

    SEOUL - Panna Rittikrai, Thailand's leading martial arts stuntman, choreographer and film director, died Sunday (July 20, 2014) age 53. Rittikrai was mentor to Thailand's contemporary martial arts stars Tony Jaa and Jeeja Janin, among others. His...
  • Pictures in the News | May 30, 2014

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk unveiled a cone-shaped spaceship that he hopes will one day ferry yo to seven astronauts and equipment to the International Space Station...
  • Pictures in the News | June 26, 2014

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News, festival-goers gather ahead of this weekend's Glastonbury Festival of Music and Performing Arts on Worthy Farm in Somerset, southwest England. Bangkok, Thailand: Taitan, a  male Shih Tzu from Thailand, yawns while being...
  • Thailand's Kantana Sets up Japan JV With Nippon TV and Nikkatsu

    HONG KONG - Japan's Nippon Television and Nikkatsu and Thailand's Kantana have established a joint venture company with activities that will stretch from computer graphics work to animation co-production. The thre companies said that new Kantana Japan...
  • Film Review: 'The Breakup Guru'

    Breaking up is hard to do -- unless you hire someone else to do it for you. So goes the premise of "The Breakup Guru," a helming debut for mainland star Deng Chao and theater director Yu Baimei, who have claimed that they're pushing the envelope of...