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Editor gets 10 years in jail for Thai royal insult

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Activist 	 arrives at criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. The court has sentenced the prominent labor rights activist and magazine editor to 10 years in prison for publishing a pair of articles prosecutors said defamed the country's monarchy. AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit

A prominent Thai labor rights activist and magazine editor was sentenced to a decade in prison Thursday for violating much-debated laws designed to protect Thailand’s royal family.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NASA cancels climate study project in Thailand

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Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra speaks to reporters during a press conference at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Thailand failed to approve a request from the US space agency NASA for use of an air base for an atmospheric study that opponents feared could be a cover for military purposes.  AP PHOTO/SAKCHAI LALIT

The United States says it will not be able to carry out a major climate study this year because Thailand has delayed a decision on whether to grant the US space agency permission to use a key naval air base.

Posted: June 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thousands mark ‘Red Shirt’ crackdown in Bangkok

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Relatives hold portraits of their loved ones killed in 2010 deadly street fighting as they pray at Ratchaprasong Intersection in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, May 19, 2012. The Red Shirt protesters marked the second anniversary of the army's crushing of a two-month-long protest in central Bangkok, the most violent incident in political unrest that has wracked the country since Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted in a 2006 military coup.  AP/SAKCHAI LALIT

Buddhist monks led prayers as tens of thousands gathered in Bangkok to mark the second anniversary of deadly clashes between soldiers and “Red Shirt” protesters.

Posted: May 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Israel blames Iran for series of Bangkok blasts

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A Thai Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) official examines a backpack that was left on the bomb site by a suspected bomber in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. Thai police say two explosions occurred in a Bangkok neighborhood. But it was not immediately clear what caused the blasts or whether there were an fatalities.  AP PHOTO/APICHART WEERAWONG

Israel accused Iran of waging a covert campaign of state terror that stretched this week from the Middle East to the heart of Asia after a bungled series of explosions led to the capture of two Iranian nationals in Bangkok.

Posted: February 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Clashes along Thai-Cambodia border spread east

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NONG KANNA, Thailand—Boonhome Surasuk has slept in a bomb shelter in his mostly abandoned village since late last week when the deadliest fighting in years erupted between Thailand and Cambodia. “I still don’t know why they are fighting. Maybe they want the land,” the 56-year-old Thai farmer said Tuesday of the latest conflict along the [...]

Posted: April 27th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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