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Thai junta chief disregards ‘Hunger Games’ salutes, signs of defiance

Nachacha Kongudom, 21, raises a three-fingered salute outside a cinema where “The  Hunger  Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” is showing, in Bangkok,  Thailand, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Police detained three students Thursday at the opening of the latest "Hunger  Games" movie in  Thailand, where opponents of May’s military coup have adopted the film’s three-finger salute as a sign of defiance. AP

Thailand’s military ruler Friday said he was unfazed by people using a three-fingered protest salute inspired by the blockbuster Hollywood franchise “The Hunger Games” to express opposition to the country’s junta.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

American questioned for shipping human body parts

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BANGKOK — Police say an American tourist visiting Thailand was questioned after a shipping company X-rayed his parcels and found they contained several preserved human parts, including an infant’s head, babies’ feet and heart. Police Col. Chumpol Poompuang says the 31-year-old man told police he bought the body parts at an outdoor Bangkok market and […]

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thailand’s king suffering from infected colon

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2014 file photo, a Thai woman holds a portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok where the Thai king received medical checkups before returning to his seaside palace. A Thai court sentenced a university student to 2 1/2 years in prison on Tuesday, Nov. 4 for posting a message on Facebook that the court said insulted the country's king. A Criminal Court judge found 24-year-old Akkaradet Eiamsuwan guilty of violating Thailand's lese majeste law, which punishes people who defame, insult or threaten the monarchy.  (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)

Thailand’s 86-year-old king remains hospitalized with an infected colon, a month after he underwent surgery to remove his gallbladder, the palace said Thursday.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hospitalized Thai king makes rare public appearance

In this Sept. 15, 2014 file photo, a Thai woman holds a portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok where the Thai king received medical checkups before returning to his seaside palace. AP

Thailand’s revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-serving monarch, has made a rare public appearance outside the Bangkok hospital where he was admitted last month.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Asian fungus kills European salamanders, could spread

An aquatic salamander   PHOTO BY S UZANNE COLLINS, CENTER FOR NORTH AMERICAN HERPETOLOGY

A fungus from Asia has killed off large numbers of salamanders and newts in Belgium and The Netherlands and risks reaching North America unless the exotic pet trade is stopped, researchers said Thursday.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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