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HM the King puts key army units under palace authority

Bangkok (AP) — HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn has ordered some key army units to be put under his direct command. HM the King’s decree, effective...

Nuclear weapons, interfaith ties top pope’s agenda in Asia

Vatican City (AP) — Pope Francis will voice his opposition to nuclear weapons and honor victims of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster during a visit...

Julie Andrews to receive American Film Institute honor

Los Angeles (AP) - The American Film Institute is honoring Julie Andrews with its Life Achievement Award. The organization said that Andrews will receive the...

Justin Bieber opens up about his steep fall from grace

New York (AP) — Justin Bieber is opening up about a string of “bad decisions” that led him to go from being a beloved...

Popular panda on loan from China dies in Thai zoo

Bangkok (AP) — Zoo staff in northern Thailand donned black and white clothing and observed a minute of silence to mourn the sudden death...

Thai Cabinet minister denies drug conviction report

BANGKOK (AP) — A member of Thailand's Cabinet said Tuesday that an Australian newspaper report that he was imprisoned there for four years on...

Rights group concerned over missing Lao activist in Thailand

Bangkok (AP) — A Paris-based human rights group called Friday for Thai authorities to investigate the disappearance in Bangkok of a Laotian pro-democracy activist...

Thai officials discover remains of missing Karen activist

Bangkok (AP) — Thai law enforcement officials say they have found the remains of an ethnic Karen community activist who disappeared five years ago...

US promotes free and open Indo-Pacific at naval exercise

Sattahip (AP) — A senior U.S. naval officer has underlined Washington's commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific as the United States launched its...

Today in History – Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019

Today is Saturday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2019. There are 122 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 31, 1986,...

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Pattaya Koh Larn Island holiday tourism rebounds to pre-Covid levels

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