Thais mark 1 year since king’s death with prayers, ceremony
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Thais mark 1 year since king’s death with prayers, ceremony

BANGKOK (AP) — Thais marked one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej with solemn ceremonies and acts of personal devotion Friday before an elaborate five-day funeral later this month. Official commemorations of Bhumibol were organized at Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital, where he died, and at Government House and the ornate royal palace. But many … Continue reading

Buddhist monks lead commemoration of 1976 Thai massacre
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Buddhist monks lead commemoration of 1976 Thai massacre

BANGKOK (AP) — Buddhist monks, survivors, mourners and activists gathered Thursday, October 6,2016 to mark the 40th anniversary of one of the darkest days in Thailand’s history, when police killed scores of university students at a peaceful protest, and vigilantes defiled the dead. Students at Bangkok’s Thammasat University had been protesting the return from exile of … Continue reading

Zika travel advisory issued for 11 Southeast Asia countries
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Zika travel advisory issued for 11 Southeast Asia countries

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are advising pregnant women to postpone travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia because of Zika outbreaks in the region. The advisory issued Thursday, Sept.29, targets travel to Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Maldives, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading

Q&A: As Zika rages in the Americas, should Asia be worried?
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Q&A: As Zika rages in the Americas, should Asia be worried?

Zika virus continues to rage in the Americas, and the World Health Organization has declared it a global health emergency. Taiwan has recently issued a travel advisory for Thailand, warning expectant mothers or women trying to get pregnant to postpone their trips there. But how big of a concern is Zika virus for Asia? Here’s … Continue reading

Thailand’s army-backed council rejects charter, delays polls
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Thailand’s army-backed council rejects charter, delays polls

  BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military-backed legislature on Sunday rejected an unpopular draft of a new constitution, delaying a return to democracy following a coup last year. The junta-picked drafters had hoped the proposed charter would move the Southeast Asian country past almost a decade of political conflicts, but it was met with strong opposition … Continue reading

Thai police find bomb materials in 2nd apartment
Middle East / National

Thai police find bomb materials in 2nd apartment

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Monday they discovered bomb-making materials during a raid of a second apartment on the outskirts of the capital, as authorities widened their search for suspects behind Bangkok’s deadly bombing. National police spokesman Prawuth Thavornsiri said that police found fertilizer, gun powder, digital clocks and remote-controlled cars whose parts can … Continue reading