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Bangkok 'could be submerged within 15 years' NRC panel warns

Bangkok - Thailand's capital city, Bangkok, could be submerged within 15 years, warns the nation's National Reform Council in a report issued last week. The committee says urgent action is needed immediately.

World's first transgender modeling agency opening in LA

Los Angeles - The world's first modeling agency representing transgender models is going to start operations in Los Angeles, California.

Ten take the Oath of Allegiance and become U.S. citizens today Special

Pittsburgh - Ten immigrants from nine different countries proudly stood and took the Oath of Allegiance to become U.S. citizens on Sunday during a naturalization ceremony in downtown Pittsburgh.

Thai general among 72 indicted over human trafficking

Bangkok - Thailand on Friday said it would indict 72 people including a senior army officer over human trafficking after the plight of desperate Myanmar and Bangladesh migrants stranded at sea triggered an international outcry over the grim trade.

Myanmar accused 'seen on Thai beach where Brits were murdered'

Ko Samui - Two Myanmar nationals accused of killing a pair of British holidaymakers in Thailand were seen on CCTV playing guitar near the crime scene, a court heard Wednesday, as their lawyer decried a lack of retestable DNA evidence to bolster the defence case.

Laos to investigate report of trafficking of African footballers

Bangkok - The Laos football federation pledged Tuesday to investigate a local club over allegations teenage African players were trafficked to the communist country and forced to sign contracts without adequate pay.

Thai court jails 10 from 'anti-monarchy' network

Bangkok - Bangkok's military court Tuesday sentenced 10 people from an "anti-monarchy network" to up to five years in jail over audio recordings deemed to defame the royal family under Thailand's controversial lese majeste law.

Thai defamation trial opens for journalists over trafficking report

Bangkok - Two journalists, including an Australian editor, went on trial in Thailand Tuesday over a report they published implicating the navy in human trafficking, as the United Nations urged the junta-ruled nation to drop the case.

No DNA retest from Brit tourist bodies at Thai murder trial: Lawyer

Bangkok - The defence team for two Myanmar nationals accused of murdering a pair of British backpackers in Thailand confirmed Sunday that they will not be able to retest crucial DNA samples taken from the victims' bodies.

Thai embassy closed in Turkey after protest against deported Uighurs

Bangkok - Thailand on Friday closed its embassy and consulate in Turkey after a protest against the kingdom's deportation of Uighur Muslims to China, as the US warned the minority could face "harsh treatment" on their return.

Thailand deports scores of Uighur Muslims to China

Bangkok - Thailand on Thursday said it had deported around 100 Uighur Muslims detained in the kingdom since last year to China, in a move sparking fears for the safety of the asylum-seekers.

Thai policeman describes finding dead British tourists as murder trial opens

Ko Samui - A Thai policeman described the harrowing moments he discovered the bodies of two British holidaymakers on Koh Tao island as the high-profile trial of two Myanmar migrants charged over their deaths opened Wednesday.

Thai students to be released from jail, still face sedition charges

Bangkok - A group of Thai students detained over a peaceful anti-coup rally will be released from jail later Tuesday but still face prosecution over sedition charges, their lawyer said, in a case that has sparked international condemnation.

Thai authorities intercept 11th ivory shipment so far this year

Thai authorities have intercepted yet another shipment of ivory, marking the 11th seizure so far this year. The shipment weighed in at approximately 250 kilograms and is estimated to be worth about $295,000.

EU slams 'disturbing' Thai student sedition charges

Bangkok - The European Union hit out at Thailand's junta Tuesday for pursuing sedition charges against a group of anti-coup student activists, describing their arrest and prosecution in a military court as a "disturbing development".

Tourist island in Thailand being drowned by trash

Tourists come and they go. Unfortunately, tourists also happen to leave behind a lot of trash, and for tourist isles, that's a big deal. Transporting trash off of islands is inhibitedly difficult as the residents of Koh Lan are quickly finding out.

Ruenroeng beats Casimero to retain IBF light flyweight title

Thailand's Amnat Ruenroeng retained his IBF light flyweight title against challenger and former IBF light flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero of the Philippines in a 12-round title fight at the Huamark Indoor Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand Saturday.

14 Thai students face seven years in jail for anti-junta rally

Bangkok - Fourteen Thai students were taken into custody Saturday after staging an anti-coup rally on charges that could see them jailed for seven years, as the ruling junta tightens its chokehold on dissent.

Thai Buddhists to help anti-Muslim Myanmar monks set up radio station

Bangkok - Thai Buddhists have offered to help a network of hardline anti-Muslim Myanmar monks set up a radio station to spread their message across a nation where sectarian hatred is on the rise.

Johnriel Casimero gears up for 8th straight win

Former IBF light flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero is gearing up for another shot at the IBF light flyweight title against durable Thai boxer Amnat Ruenroeng Saturday at Bangkok's Huamark Indoor Stadium..
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