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  • Family Of Man Missing In Thailand Still Looking For Answers

    Family Of Man Missing In Thailand Still Looking For Answers
    The family of a former Connecticut National Guard member and Army veteran missing in Thailand returned to Connecticut this weekend with little news. Joshua Devine, 36, was reported missing during a scuba diving excursion April 12. Police stopped the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • State Department offers informational website for traveling students

    If you or your child is heading abroad for spring break, the State Department has just the website for you: studentsabroad.state.gov. It's part of State's larger website and focuses on practical information (applying for a passport) while also...
  • Indonesian government frees Burmese men made to work as slaves after AP investigation

    Indonesian government frees Burmese men made to work as slaves after AP investigation
    At first the men filtered in by twos and threes, hearing whispers of a possible rescue. Then, as the news rippled around the island, hundreds of weathered former and current slaves with long, greasy hair and tattoos streamed from their trawlers, down...
  • Thailand ends martial law but gives prime minister sweeping powers

    Thailand ends martial law but gives prime minister sweeping powers
    Thailand's coup-installed leader said Wednesday he was taking on sweeping powers to run the country after the king approved his call to end martial law 10 months after the deposing of an elected government. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha had...
  • Thai leader calls for ending martial law but seeks sweeping new powers

    Thai leader calls for ending martial law but seeks sweeping new powers
    Thailand's coup leader-turned-prime minister on Tuesday called for an end to martial law, to be replaced with sweeping authority for himself that human rights advocates likened to absolute power with impunity. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a general...
  • Thailand must end slavery in its fishing fleets, U.S. says

    Thailand must end slavery in its fishing fleets, U.S. says
    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...