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Indonesia to start 1-year countdown as Asian Games host

Jakarta, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia starts a one-year countdown clock on Friday as it races to complete venues to host an Asian Games that...

PM admires Thai students’ accomplishments from 13th JISO

BANGKOK - The Prime Minister expressed admiration for the achievement of Thai students who won one gold medal and five silver medals from the...

CDC issues Zika special travel considerations for 11 SE Asian countries

The US Communicable Diseases Control (CDC) Department on Thursday issued Zika special considerations for 11 Southeast Asian countries, warning American citizens, especially pregnant women,...

Help given to unpaid Thai fishermen in Indonesia

BANGKOK – The Department of Labour Protection and Welfare (DLPW) had provided assistance to 159 Thai fishermen working in Indonesia left without pay and...

Indonesia uses trained elephants to control forest fires

SIAK, Indonesia (AP) — Officials in Indonesia are using trained elephants outfitted with water pumps and hoses to help patrol forests and control fires....

Governors appointed to assist haze affected public

BANGKOK– The governors of provinces affected by the haze have been ordered to provide relief operations to the affected public, as an integrated effort...

Southern Thailand hit by the worst haze from Indonesia ever

BANGKOK (AP) — Southern Thailand was hit Thursday by the most severe haze ever from forest fires in Indonesia, forcing all schools in a...

Health warnings in South due to Indonesian haze

BANGKOK - The Department of Disease Control (DDC) has issued a warning over health concerns affected by haze in Indonesia, blanketing seven provinces of...

Haze no impact on tourism

BANGKOK, 9 October 2015 - Tourism in southern provinces has not been affected by haze from Indonesia, judging from the increasing number of tourist...

Social development minister concerned over haze-affected southerners

BANGKOK, 8 October 2015  – Social Development and Human Security Minister Adul Sangsingkaew said the health of many people in southern Thailand has been...

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Taiwan says Solomon Islands switches recognition to China

Taipei, Taiwan (AP) — The Solomon Islands switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China on Monday, becoming the latest country to leave the dwindling...

Government says flood victims have not been abandoned

Bangkok - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha said the government is racing to provide relief for flood victims and has been setting up of...

Some of rugby’s best missing from first World Cup in Asia

Auckland, New Zealand (AP) - The phone call was short. "I don't have long conversations with a lot of people," Owen Franks says with...

Noise but no breakthrough as Johnson, Juncker talk Brexit

Luxembourg (AP) — Boris Johnson was booed by protesters and berated by Luxembourg's leader on a visit to the tiny nation Monday for his...

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

New Delhi (AP) — A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that...