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Thailand has given legal status to over 18,000 stateless people

Bangkok - Thailand reported on Tuesday it has granted nationality status to 18, 770 stateless people over the past three years, UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency welcomed the announcement, saying this was an important step in reducing global statelessness.

Review: Shawna Platt breaks through the barriers of self publishing. Special

Shawna Platt breaks through the barriers that most self published authors face as an independent author. Her latest book, Her only Son, has been receiving five star reviews.

Blank spaces replace NYT article on flagging Thai economy

Bangkok - The International New York Times said its printer in Thailand removed an article on the moribund state of the kingdom's economy Tuesday, forcing the edition to carry blank spaces including on the cover.

U.S. has not lost Thailand to China: Ambassador

Bangkok - The United States has not lost Thailand to China, Washington's envoy to Bangkok said Monday, despite acrimony between the two allies and a palpable shift by the kingdom's junta towards its giant northern neighbour.

Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

Bangkok - Chinese fighter jets thunder through blue skies above an air force base in northeast Thailand, a symbol of the blossoming military and political ties between the junta-run country and its authoritarian northern neighbour.

Thai military court indicts Bangkok blast accused

Bangkok - A Thai military court on Tuesday indicted two Uighurs for a deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine in August, as the United Nations called on the ruling junta to stop holding civilian suspects in army detention.

Thai general among human trafficking suspects in court

Bangkok - Dozens of people arrested in Thailand's human trafficking crackdown, including a senior general, appeared in court Tuesday, days after the police officer in charge of the investigation tendered his resignation saying he feared for his life.

Thai soothsayer accused of lese majeste dies in custody

Bangkok - A famous Thai fortune teller charged with royal defamation has died in military custody, officials said Monday, the second time in weeks a person caught up in a shadowy palace intrigue probe has been found dead while in detention.

Bindi Irwin must prove father's death via contract with DWTS

A judge in the L.A. Superior Court has ruled Bindi Irwin will not be paid for appearing on the show Dancing with the Stars until proof is provided of her father's death. Steve Irwin was best known as the Crocodile Hunter on Animal Planet.

Amnat Ruenroeng targets lucrative fight against Roman Gonzalez

IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand is likely to land a lucrative fight against pound-for-pound king and WBC flyweight champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez of Nicaragua in a unification bout early next year.

Wild elephant kills two Thais in rubber plantation rampage

Bangkok - A wild elephant killed two Thai men in separate pre-dawn attacks on Friday as they worked at a rubber plantation in eastern Thailand, police said.

Lese majeste-accused Thai police officer dies in custody

Bangkok - A senior police officer charged under Thailand's controversial royal defamation law has died in custody after "hanging" himself in his cell, officials said on Saturday, prompting an investigation.

Op-Ed: ASEAN is riding today’s rapids, but smooth sailing is in sight

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), formed in 1967, has represented a major slice of the world’s economic activity since its founding.

'Worst haze in a decade' in south Thailand

Bangkok - Dense haze produced by Indonesian forest fires has caused some of the worst pollution levels in southern Thailand in a decade, officials said Thursday, delaying flights in an area popular with tourists.

'Hellish' SE Asia human trafficking trade will resume, Amnesty warns

Bangkok - Human traffickers will resume their brutal trade across Southeast Asia despite a regional crackdown, Amnesty International warned Wednesday, as it detailed the "hellish" abuses migrants have suffered at the hands of gangmasters.

Op-Ed: Who should Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez fight next

With his knockout win against Filipino-American challenger Brian Viloria Saturday night at Madison Square Gardner in New York, pound-for-pound king Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez seems to be running out of worthy opponents in the 112-pound limit.

Tiny fraction of Myanmar migrants in Thailand cast advance vote

Bangkok - Dozens of Myanmar nationals queued to cast advance votes in Bangkok on Saturday for November elections in the former junta-ruled nation, but only a tiny fraction of the migrants working in Thailand were registered to vote.

Hong Kong photographer to face Thai trial over flak jacket

Samut Prakan - A Hong Kong photographer detained in Thailand for carrying a bulletproof jacket and helmet will face trial after pleading not guilty on Monday to a weapons possession charge.

Thai tourist islands hit by haze from Indonesia fires

Bangkok - Popular Thai holiday islands were engulfed with haze from Indonesian forest fires Thursday, forcing several planes packed with beach-bound tourists to turn back, further stoking regional tensions.

Op-Ed: EU finger wagging fails to impress Thai junta

When on Sept. 24 the EU adopted its most matronly scowl, put on its best wrist-slapping gloves and gave Thailand's current junta a stiff ticking off, you could hear the sniggers from Bangkok halfway across the continent.
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