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Thai Gov’t Dodges Questions About Zuckerberg ‘Meeting’

BANGKOK — A day after Facebook denied a Thai government claim its CEO was coming to Bangkok to meet junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha,...

Mark Zuckerberg Has No Plans to Visit Thailand or Prayuth: Facebook

BANGKOK — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is not traveling to Thailand to meet junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha, the social media giant said Wednesday. Two days...

Crime, Courts, Calamity

Far From Yaowarat, Discover Bangkok’s ‘New’ Chinatown

BANGKOK — Chinese signs dominate both sides of the road along which shops cook up fiery Szechuan mala hot pot, mapo tofu, tender pork dishes from Yunnan province and northern-style gyoza.

International

MH17 Investigators Appeal for Information About Buk Photo

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — An international team investigating the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine appealed Thursday for information about a photograph which prosecutors believe features the Buk rocket that blew the passenger jet out of the sky, killing all 298 on board.

Shakespeare Fired by Leicester After 4 Months in Charge

Leicester's decline since winning the English Premier League intensified on Tuesday when Craig Shakespeare was fired as its manager, with the Thai-owned club in the relegation zone after another rocky start to a season.

Xi Says China’s Prospects Are Bright, Challenges Severe

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping proclaimed his nation's prospects as bright but made a rare acknowledgement of severe economic challenges as he opened the ruling Communist Party's twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday.

Women ID as Assault, Harassment Victims With ‘Me Too’ Tweets

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of women are identifying themselves as victims of sexual harassment or assault following a call to action propelled by actress Alyssa Milano in the wake of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's downfall over of allegations of sexual misconduct spanning decades.

Court Jails 2 Catalan Independence Leaders in Sedition Probe

BARCELONA, Spain — Spain's confrontation with its independence-seeking region of Catalonia intensified Monday when a judge ordered the leaders of two pro-independence groups jailed while they are investigated on possible sedition charges for organizing demonstrations before the region's disputed secession vote.


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