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Faces of Perseverance: Hidden Contributions of Migrant Women

BANGKOK — A woman tosses a sheet over a bed while another hunches over a sewing machine. Eyes peer from behind colorful umbrellas, and...

POLITICS

Junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha waves to the crowd at Thunder Castle Stadium in Buriram province on May 7. Newin Chidchob, in shorts, walks close to him just behind.

Watching Prayuth and ‘Three Friends’ Campaign No Fun for Others

Political parties big and small are grumbling as they watch junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha and pro-junta politicians engage in behavior indistinguishable from campaigning, despite the ...

Election Officials Confirmed, NLA Drops Inspector Challenge

BANGKOK — The government announced Wednesday that His Majesty the King had formally approved the new set of Election Commissioners.

CRIME & CALAMITY

Bangkok Bombing Trial Remains Stalled 3 Years On

BANGKOK — Three years to the day after a deadly terror attack hit the heart of cosmopolitan Bangkok, the trial of two men accused of the crime has made little progress, with only eight of hundreds of planned witnesses taking the stand.

Sup With Sek Loso’s Five-Day Facebook Live Meltdown?

BANGKOK — The glazed eyes and unshaven beard leap from the tiny screen as one of the nation’s top...

2 Alleged Insurgents Killed in Deep South Clash

YALA — Two suspected militants were killed in a clash with security forces Thursday in Yala province while five others were captured, an army general said.
Police inspect the crime scene July 29 in front of the Buddha Mountain in Chonburi province.

Cambodia to Hand Over Phuket Club Owner Wanted For Murder

BANGKOK — A well-known figure from Phuket’s nightlife scene accused of executing a couple in Chonburi will be extradited from Cambodia, police said Thursday.
Suwit Thongprasert, or Buddha Issara, at the Criminal Court on May 24.

Freed on Bail, Buddha Issara Checks Into Hospital

BANGKOK — A former monk accused of forging royal seals on his merchandise failed to appear for a court hearing Thursday on another set of charges related to the assault of police officers when he commanded anti-government street protests four years ago.

Cabbie Fined for Watching Sex Scene While Driving

BANGKOK — Transport officials on Wednesday punished a taxi driver after he allegedly watched a movie’s sex scene in full view of his female passenger last week.

ASEAN & WORLD

Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary-General, 80

GENEVA — Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80.

Faces of Perseverance: Hidden Contributions of Migrant Women

BANGKOK — A woman tosses a sheet over a bed while another hunches over a sewing machine. Eyes peer from behind colorful umbrellas, and...
Tesla CEO and founder of the Boring Company Elon Musk speaks at a news conference in June in Chicago. Photo: Kiichiro Sato / Associated Press

Tesla’s Musk Says Stress, Overwork Taking Heavy Toll

Electric car maker Tesla's CEO Elon Musk admitted to The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll on him personally in...
Visitors gather at a display booth for Google at the 2016 Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing. Photo: Andy Wong / Associated Press

More Than 1,000 Google Workers Protest Censored China Search

SAN FRANCISCO — More than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company's secretive plan to build a search engine that...
Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, center, is escorted by police as she leaves her court hearing Thursday at the Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Photo: Yam G-Jun / Associated Press

Judge Finds Conspiracy to Kill Kim With VX, Women to Testify

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia — Two women accused in the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told Thursday to make their...

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