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US, China spar at Southeast Asian regional summit

The rivalry between the United States and China over influence in the Asia-Pacific region was on show Monday as the two superpowers traded barbs over freedom of navigation in the …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Thailand’s new Cabinet sworn in, ending rule by army junta

Thailand’s new Cabinet was sworn in Tuesday, creating a nominally elected government after five years of military rule but keeping power in the hands of the same allies of the …


United States catches heat for Women’s World Cup goal celebrations in rout of Thailand

The U.S. women’s national team faced criticism following its record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand. The win set a World Cup record for goals and margin of victory. Alex Morgan alone …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019

Alex Morgan has 5 goals as U.S. routs Thailand 13-0 in Women’s World Cup opener

Alex Morgan tied a World Cup record with five goals and the defending champion U.S. national team opened the Women’s World Cup with a record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand on …


Thai Parliament votes for coup leader to stay on as PM

Thailand’s Parliament elected 2014 coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister in a vote Wednesday that helps ensure the military’s sustained dominance of politics since the country became a constitutional …


Thai king is officially crowned, boosting his regal power

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been officially crowned in an elaborate centuries-old royal tradition that last happened 7 decades ago


Dog rescued while swimming 135 miles off Thailand

A dog found swimming more than 135 miles from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely to land.


Fire breaks out at Bangkok mall complex, killing at least 2

A fire broke out at one of Bangkok’s biggest mall complexes on Wednesday, killing at least two people and injuring more than a dozen, officials said.


Thai polls regulator heeds king, blocks princess’ candidacy

Thailand’s Election Commission on Monday disqualified the sister of the country’s king from becoming a candidate for prime minister in next month’s general election, saying all royals have to be …


Thai princess’ political bid sunk by her brother, the king

Thailand’s chaotic politics took two astonishing turns Friday when the sister of the king made a historic bid to become prime minister, only to have him shut down her effort …


U.S. soldier charged in wife’s killing flees to Thailand

A 21-year-old U.S. soldier is accused of flying to Indianapolis from Colorado to kill his estranged wife, then dumping her body in a trash bin and fleeing to Thailand.


Thailand braces for powerful storm at southern beach towns

Thai authorities suspended ferry services and began evacuations Thursday ahead of a powerful tropical storm that is expected to pound the Southeast Asian nation’s famed southern beach resorts during a …


Thailand’s legislature legalizes medical use of marijuana

Thailand’s legislature on Tuesday agreed to amend the country’s drug law to allow the licensed medical use of marijuana, as well as kratom, a locally grown plant traditionally used as …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018

Bangkok’s ‘Doctor Love’ wants to help Chinese couples make babies

From a luxury spa in central Bangkok, Wei Siang Yu hopes to lure Thailand’s latest tourist target: couples needing a bit of extra magic to make babies.


Boys rescued from cave, once stateless, get Thai citizenship

Three young soccer players and their coach, who were rescued with other teammates after almost three weeks in a flooded cave, were granted Thai citizenship on Wednesday.


Thailand’s rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple

MAE SAI, Thailand – With their heads bowed and wearing orange robes, the members of the boys’ soccer team rescued from almost three weeks trapped in a cave in northern …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018

Out of hospital, Thai boys recount moment they were found

Trapped in the recesses of a flooded cave in northern Thailand, the 12 boys and their soccer coach were trying to dig their way out when they heard voices in …


Thai soccer players crave food, wait to go home

The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are recovering well and are eager to eat their favorite comfort foods after their expected …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018

After daring rescue, entire Thai soccer team out of cave

A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand has saved the 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the labyrinth, …


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018

Jubilation as 4 more boys rescued from flooded Thai cave

Eight of the 12 boys trapped in a flooded and labyrinth cave system in far northern Thailand are safe and recuperating in a hospital after another four were brought out …


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018

Four rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 remain inside

Rescuers in northern Thailand on Sunday extracted four members of a youth soccer team from the cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks, part of an …


Family of Thai boat disaster victims reveals ominous video

The family of a Chinese woman and her two children who were among the victims of a tourist boat disaster off the Thai resort island of Phuket shared ominous video …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018

Thai cave rescue underway

The operation has begun to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach who will need to dive out of the flooded Thai cave where they have been trapped for more …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018

Thai rescuers say trapped boys not yet ready to dive out

Thai rescuers said they will not immediately attempt an underwater evacuation of 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach who have been trapped in a cave for almost two weeks because …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018

Thai authorities say rescuer in cave dead from lack of oxygen

A former Thai navy SEAL working as part of the effort to rescue a soccer team trapped in a cave died Friday from lack of oxygen, authorities said.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018

Thai police say 56 still missing from capsized boat off Phuket

Thai police said Friday that 56 people were still missing in waters off the resort island of Phuket after a storm capsized a diving boat packed with tourists.


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018

Rescuers race to drain water inside Thai cave before rains

With more rain coming, Thai rescuers are racing against time to pump out water from a flooded cave before they can extract 12 boys and their soccer coach with minimum …


Forecast of heavy rain could complicate Thai cave rescue

Heavy rains forecast for northern Thailand could worsen flooding in a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach are waiting to be extracted by rescuers, possibly forcing authorities to …


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018

Thai rescuers locate missing boys and coach alive in cave

Rescuers located 12 boys and their soccer coach alive deep inside a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand late Monday, more than a week after they went missing, bringing hope …


‘I beg skies to show mercy’: Thais rally behind cave rescue

In northern Thailand, 12 boys aged 11-16 and their soccer coach disappeared a week ago in a flooded mountain cave.