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Thai flight forced to return by unruly Chinese passengers

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A low-cost flight carrying passengers from Thailand to China was forced to return to Bangkok after a Chinese passenger threw hot water at a cabin attendant, the airline said Saturday.

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

Thai princess relinquishes royal title

In this Aug. 31, 2007 file photo, Thailand's Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, right, chats with his royal consort Princess Srirasm as they watch a parade at the historic Merdeka square in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Thailand's Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn has asked the government to strip his wife's family of their royally issued surname, the latest development in a high-profile crackdown that involves senior members of the police force. The move came after at least three of Princess Srirasm's relatives were arrested as part of the probe. In a letter dated Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 but released over the weekend, the crown prince ordered the "cancellation of the royally bestowed family name 'Akrapongpreecha,'" which was issued after the pair married in 2001. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

The woman who was in line to be Thailand’s next queen has relinquished her royal title.

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

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


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 »