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Thai company soon to be world's largest canned tuna company

By the middle of 2015, if all goes well, an Asian firm will become the largest canned tuna company in North America. Thai Union Frozen Products, PCL is on the verge of acquiring Bumble Bee Seafoods for an estimated $1.5 billion.

Thai prince divorces amid anxiety over monarchy's future

Bangkok - Thailand's crown prince has divorced his wife, in a dramatic fall from grace for a senior princess at a time of heightened anxiety over the health of the country's revered but ailing monarch.

Into thin air: Southeast Asia's growing ranks of disappeared

Bangkok - Two years after Sombath Somphone vanished, the Laotian activist's wife says his abductors enjoy impunity –- an ugly reality across a region where powerful business interests and murky state actors stand accused of routinely "disappearing" opponents.

The Dalai Lama not allowed to meet Pope Francis, was told 'No'

The Dalai Lama requested to meet Pope Francis but was refused the right to meet with him. The Dalai Lama was in Rome on Thursday for a Nobel Peace Prize winners' conference.

Ailing Thai king cancels appearance for 87th birthday

Bangkok - Thailand's ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej cancelled plans to hold a public annual audience marking his 87th birthday Friday on his doctors' advice, heightening anxiety in the deeply divided kingdom over the monarch's health.

Police hunt one of Thailand's richest men in police graft scandal

Bangkok - Thai police on Wednesday said they are hunting one of the kingdom's richest men as part of a sprawling graft probe that has rocked the country's elite.

Ride-sharing service Uber declared illegal in Thailand

Thailand's Department of Land Transport has declared Uber, the ride-sharing service, to be illegal in the country. The department said Uber is operating illegally.

Death sentences for Thai Muslim separatists condemned

Bangkok - Human rights groups Friday condemned the Thai authorities for sentencing five alleged Muslim separatists to death, saying the punishment would do little to promote peace in the violence-racked south.

Man wanted in UK for child sex crimes arrested in Thailand

Bangkok - A British man wanted by UK police for a string of paedophile offences has been arrested at a school in northeast Thailand, immigration officials said.

Thai elections may be delayed until 2016: Junta

Bangkok - Thailand's junta said Thursday elections in the military-ruled kingdom would likely be delayed until 2016, days after military officials ruled out lifting martial law any time soon.

Thai police royal defamation probe widens

Bangkok - A major Thai police corruption probe widened Tuesday with a third high-ranking officer charged under strict royal defamation rules in what analysts say is an attempt by the military junta to strengthen their hold over police.

UN blasts Thai junta for 'Hunger Games' detentions

Bangkok - The United Nations criticised Thailand's junta Friday for detaining people caught throwing a three-fingered protest salute inspired by "The Hunger Games" movies, as the prime minister warned that people using the defiant gesture could "jeopardise their...

Thai radio host jailed for five years for royal defamation

Bangkok - A Thai radio show host has been jailed for five years for royal defamation, his lawyer said Tuesday, one of the first sentences passed by a military court for breaching the draconian law since a May coup.

Today is National Unfriend Day on Facebook

A new trend that is now making people take long looks at their friend list and deleting those "extra" friends. With the encouragement of privacy and security, Today is National Unfriend Day. It reminds us all that cleaning your friend list is a good idea.

Thai police seek two Americans over baby body parts

Bangkok - Thai police said Monday they were seeking two Americans after the body parts of several babies -- probably stolen from a medical museum -- were found in five parcels destined for the United States.

Baby body parts found in Bangkok package destined for U.S.

Bangkok - The body parts of several babies have been found in a parcel destined for the United States, Thai police said Sunday.

Op-Ed: US marine parks' bid for Russian belugas affected wild stocks

Last year, NOAA Fisheries denied Georgia Aquarium a permit to import 18 captured beluga whales from Russia. It seems they were right to do so. According to scientific papers, multiple facility requests have negatively impacted Russia's wild beluga stocks.

Swedish co-founder of Pirate Bay whisked to Thai capital

Bangkok - The Swedish co-founder of The Pirate Bay website was hauled to Bangkok Wednesday following his arrest in northeast Thailand, with police from Stockholm waiting to press for his deportation to serve a jail term for copyright infringement.

Swedish Pirate Bay co-founder arrested at Thai border

Bangkok - A Swedish co-founder of the controversial file-sharing website The Pirate Bay has been arrested while trying to enter Thailand, immigration police said Tuesday.

Thai junta leader Prayuth wants media blackout for ex PM Thaksin

Bangkok - Thailand’s military junta head Prayuth Chan-ocha has asked the national media to “stop reporting" about former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
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