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Nearly 800 migrants reach land in Indonesia, others sent back to sea
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Kanupriya Kapoor BANGKOK:JAKARTA (Reuters) - Nearly 800 -quot:boat people-quot: were brought ashore in Indonesia on Friday but other vessels crammed with migrants were ...
Thai court jails mentally ill woman for insulting monarchy
Bangkok (AFP) - A Thai court on Tuesday jailed a mentally ill 65-year-old woman for one year for allegedly defaming the monarchy by insulting a portrait of the nation-:39:s revered king.
Thai cops hunt -:39:kingpin-:39: in migrant trafficking probe
Bangkok (AFP) - A manhunt intensified Wednesday for the alleged kingpin of a Thai people smuggling network, police said, as detectives probe whether a private island near the Malaysia sea border was a key link in a trafficking chain spanning several countries.
Foreigners flock to ancient Thai tattoo masters
Bangkok (AFP) - In a cramped Bangkok room filled with statues of deities and plumes of incense smoke, a master is at work.
Rohingya Muslims cry for help as horror refugee limbo continues
May 15, 2015, 1:18 p.m. Bangkok: -quot:Please help us,-quot: came the cry from a people smuggler-:39:s boat carrying hundreds of frail and distressed Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar.
Thai businessman expects Milan stake in 3-4 weeks
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol is planning a shakeup of fading Italian football club AC Milan once he becomes a stakeholder, a deal he said he had no issues financing and that sho...
Thai Tanongsak eyes SEA Games -:39:honour-:39: defence
By Jutarat Skulpichetrat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai shuttler Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk is aiming to prove his gold medal showing at the last Southeast Asian Games was no fluke as he bids t...
Migrants land in Indonesia, but hundreds pushed back to sea
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Kanupriya Kapoor BANGKOK:JAKARTA (Reuters) - Nearly 800 -quot:boat people-quot: were brought ashore in Indonesia on Friday, but other vessels crammed with migrants were...
Thai police detain almost 200 migrants in trafficking crackdown
Bangkok (AFP) - Nearly 200 migrants have been detained in a single southern Thai province ever since a network of jungle prison camps run by people smugglers was uncovered there, police said Saturday.
Thai inquest unsure who killed Japanese cameraman
Bangkok (AFP) - A Thai inquest into the death of a Japanese cameraman during a military crackdown five years ago against protesters ended inconclusively Thursday with the court unable to decide who fired the fatal shot.