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    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Some Thai anti-government protesters demanded reforms to the monarchy and the strict lese majeste law in unusually frank comments at a demonstration on Monday. The law has played an important part in Thailand's recent politics. WHAT IS THAILAND'S LESE MAJESTE LAW? The Thai monarchy is protected by Section 112 of the country's...
    BANGKOK (AP) — Four people including a police major were killed in a shootout at an illegal gambling den in Thailand’s capital, an official said Tuesday. Police who responded to a call about gunshots being fired at the venue in the southern part of Bangkok found the bodies of two women and two men, including...
    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal from the Public Health Ministry that would allow health professionals, farmers and medical patients to grow, produce and export cannabis and its products. Deputy government spokeswoman Trisulee Trisaranakul said Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul submitted a draft amendment to the Narcotics Act to expand access...
    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's prime minister on Tuesday asked increasingly bold student-led protesters "not to create chaos" after some broke longstanding taboos by openly calling for reform of the constitutional monarchy. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former army chief who staged a coup six years ago and has led military-backed governments ever since, also promised...
    Protestors dressed as Hogwarts students, donning Gryffindor and Slytherin scarves. AP/MMA Demonstrators in Thailand used a Harry Potter-themed rally to protest against the Thai monarchy on Monday at Bangkok's Democracy Monument: "Casting the Patronus Charm to Protect Democracy." Speakers at the anti-government rally have demanded reforms to the country's "lese majeste" laws, which...
    BANGKOK (AP) — Facing renewed public outrage, prosecutors in Thailand said Tuesday that police should file drug charges against a scion of the Red Bull energy drink fortune in connection with the 2012 hit-and-run death of a police officer. An Office of the Attorney General committee also suggested that the charge of causing death by...
    BANGKOK (Reuters) - The heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune was believed to have been driving much faster than initially thought when he was involved in a fatal hit-and-run in 2012, a prosecution spokesman said on Tuesday, in a case that has stirred anger in Thailand. Vorayuth Yoovidhya was accused of crashing his...
    EL MONTE, Calif. (KABC) -- A raid on a row of townhouses in El Monte revealed a case of human trafficking that changed laws and awakened the nation to an underworld in the garment industry never seen before.This week marks the 25th anniversary of investigators breaking in to free what they found to be 72...
    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Speakers at a Thai anti-government protest demanded reforms to the monarchy of King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Monday, calling for its powers to be curbed in unusually frank public comments. Defaming the monarchy is punishable by up to 15 years in prison under Thailand's 'lese majeste' laws. Police did not stop the six...
    A MURDERED British backpacker’s family have just seven days in a race against time to find her killer before police in Thailand close their investigation. Kirsty Jones, 23, was raped and strangled at a guesthouse in the north of the south east Asia country in August 2000 while enjoying a gap year after university. 6Time...
    By Patpicha Tanakasempipat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's digital minister has threatened legal action against Facebook and accused the social media giant of not complying with government requests to restrict content deemed illegal, including perceived insults to the country's monarchy. The latest threat came after Facebook's auto-translation tool mistranslated a message in a Thai broadcaster's post...
    BANGKOK (Reuters) - This month's joint U.S.-Thai military exercises in Thailand have drawn criticism from Thais on social media after authorities announced that dozens of visiting American troops would be undergoing their mandatory 14-day quarantine in Bangkok hotels. Some 106 American soldiers will join three separate exercises from Aug. 18 to 30 in three provinces...
    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has suspended plans for its army to undertake joint training with the U.S. military after nine Thai soldiers tested positive for coronavirus upon returning from Hawaii, the defence ministry said on Sunday. The Thai Army said the infected soldiers were among 151 Thai officers who had returned from Lightning Forge 2020...
    BANGKOK (AP) — A ferry sank off the Thai island of Koh Samui, leaving at least one person dead and four others missing, officials said Sunday. The ferry was carrying 12 crew members and four passengers when it sank in stormy conditions Saturday night after leaving Koh Samui’s port, according to a statement on the...
    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's prime minister has ordered a second autopsy be conducted after the death of a key witness in a deadly hit-and-run case linked to the heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune, amid public anger that the charges were dropped. Jaruchart Mardthong, 40, died in what police said looked like a...
    By Panu Wongcha-um BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's emerging student pro-democracy movement has adopted a Japanese cartoon hamster, Hamtaro, as a creative way to get support from young people around the country. University and high school students have rallied almost daily in the past two weeks to demand the dissolution of parliament, an end to harassment...
    BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court ruled Friday that several hundred families in Cambodia who were displaced from their homes may file a class action suit against the Thai company they believe was responsible, a decision hailed as trailblazing by land rights activists. The Bangkok South Civil Court issued the ruling in a case in...
    BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand said Thursday that a witness whose testimony was important in having hit-and-run charges dropped against a heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune has died in a traffic accident. The accident in the northern province of Chiang Mai occurred late Wednesday night, just days after police made the...
    By Panu Wongcha-um BANGKOK (Reuters) - Dozens of Thai demonstrators singing patriotic songs and shouting "long live the king" rallied in the capital on Thursday in response to a series of anti-government protests led by student groups in recent weeks. The crowd, a mix mainly of the retired and some vocational students gathered at Bangkok's...
    From MLK to John Lewis, Ebenezer Baptist Church has been a haven for civil rights 5 CDC Safety Guidelines That Way Too Many Restaurants Are Ignoring Chrissy Teigens Mom Pepper Thai Is Releasing Her Own Cookbook—See the Behind-the-Scenes Photos! Pepper Thai is getting her own cookbook! © Provided by People Kristine Studden/Instagram Vilailuck “Pepper”...
    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Wednesday his government would ensure justice prevails over a deadly 2012 hit-and-run linked to the heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune, amid public anger over the dropping of charges against him. The Office of the Attorney-General and the national police dropped criminal charges...
    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s prime minister responded Wednesday to growing public furor by ordering a probe into the dropping of criminal charges against a Thai heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of killing a policeman in a hit-and-run accident eight years ago. The case involving Vorayuth Yoovidhya, whose family owns about half...
    Police in Thailand have admitted that they are powerless to control the thousands of sex-crazed monkeys that have over-run a city, leaving people terrified to leave their homes. The macaques in the city of Lopburi were tolerated, and even revered by some, but their population has been growing rapidly during the coronavirus crisis.  A lack of...
    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's police said on Monday they would look into why criminal charges were dropped against the heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune, who was accused of a 2012 hit-and-run killing of a police officer while driving a sports car. The decision to drop the charges against Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya has...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Manhattan spot known for its Thai food served its last dish Sunday, another sad sign of the times for restaurants in our area. Tucked below Fulton Street in lower Manhattan is a hidden gem — Bennie’s Thai Cafe. But it’s no secret the authentic Thai cuisine crafted by owner Bennie...
    Studying from the perfect! Whereas many stars are completed cooks in their very own proper, there’s no denying that a number of of them inherited their culinary expertise and love of meals from their mother and father. Take Adrienne Bailon, for instance. The Actual cohost cooked together with her mother, Nilda Felix, in a...
    By Patpicha Tanakasempipat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Hundreds of Thai protesters sang a Japanese cartoon jingle on Sunday with lyrics mocking the government as hungry hamsters feasting on taxpayer cash, part of a new protest movement by youth who say they are using whimsical tactics for serious ends. Thai youths have been defying a coronavirus ban...
    By Juarawee Kittisilpa BANGKOK (Reuters) - Hundreds of Thai LGBT activists and allies raised rainbow flags on Saturday evening as they called for democracy and equal rights, the latest in a series of youth protests calling for the government to step down. Several youth-led demonstrations have sprung up across the country since last week, when...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- A long-standing restaurant in Lower Manhattan is closing its doors for good due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Bennie's Thai Cafe on Fulton Street will serve its last meal Sunday after opening in 1996.In a message to customers posted on their door, the restaurant's owners wrote proudly of withstanding the 9/11 attacks, the...
    WASHINGTON - Within 24 hours, Thai journalist Warangkana Chomchuen went from arranging virtual farewells with friends and colleagues and finalizing plans to leave the U.S. with her wife and cat, to hearing she could continue working in the U.S. for at least 30 days.   In a last-minute reprieve, the State Department stepped in...
    Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon (via ONE Championship) Rodtang Jitmuangnon eager for ‘fun And exciting’ fight with Petchdam. ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon will defend his title in the main event of ONE: NO SURRENDER on July 31, and he is excited to make his return to action. “I...
    By Arthorn Pookasook BANGKOK (Reuters) - Young Thai political activists set fire to pictures of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha outside government house on Friday and called for his resignation, as pressure builds on the generals who orchestrated a 2014 coup to leave office. In the past week there have been small protests seeking to drive...
    BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a Thai heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune who was accused in a 2012 car crash that killed a Bangkok police officer, Thai police said Friday. Lt. Col. Thanawuth Sanguansuk from the Thong Lor police station confirmed that all charges against Vorayuth Yoovidhya had...
    BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a Thai heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune who was accused in a 2012 car crash that killed a Bangkok police officer, Thai police said Friday. Lt. Col. Thanawuth Sanguansuk from the Thong Lor police station confirmed that all charges against Vorayuth Yoovidhya had...
    (CNN)Thailand's student movement has reignited, as young people across the country defy threats from the military-backed government to take to the streets and call for the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.In what was the biggest demonstration since the pandemic began, about 3,000 people gathered at Bangkok's Democracy Monument on Saturday, according to organizers. They...
    Si Ouey, the man known as Thailand’s first serial killer, was cremated after being on display at a museum for 60 years. The executed killer’s body had been on display in a glass case at Bangkok’s Sirijaj Medical Museum – nicknamed the “Museum of Death” – for decades before activists began calling for Si Ouey...
    The heir to the Red Bull brand has been absolved of charges stemming from his involvement in a hit-and-run that killed a police officer in the Southeast Asian nation. In September 2012, Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, whose grandfather was the co-founder of energy drink Red Bull, slammed his Ferrari into Thai motorcycle police officer Sgt....
    Bangkok, Thailand (CNN)Charges have been dropped against the heir to the Red Bull energy drink empire, Vorayud Yoovidhya, related to the death of a Thai policeman in 2012, Thai police say.Colonel Sampan Luangsajjakul of the Royal Thai Police told CNN "we were informed by Office of Attorney General about their final decision not to indict...
    BANGKOK (AP) — Improved DNA testing has shed new light on the unsolved murder of a female Japanese tourist 13 years ago, suggesting a link to a male of East Asian heritage, Thai officials said Thursday. Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin said the Department of Special Investigation has informed Japanese officials of the finding that...
    NONTHABURI – For decades, some Thai parents warned their naughty children that if they didn’t behave, Si Ouey would come eat their livers. If the threat of a ghostly visit from the executed child killer, long called a cannibal, proved ineffective, those children could always be taken to see Si Ouey. After all, his mummified...
    By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA and GRANT PECK, Associated Press NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — For decades, some Thai parents warned their naughty children that if they didn’t behave, Si Ouey would come eat their livers. If the threat of a ghostly visit from the executed child killer, long called a cannibal, proved ineffective, those children could always...
    Pad Thai popcorn with fish sauce caramel peanuts, shrimp powder, cilantro, thai chili, and a squeeze of lime.sidepiecedunedin/Instagram Dunedin’s new Side Piece is arriving a little earlier than expected—July 23 to be exact, a full week ahead of its expected August 1 opening. Last month, Jason and Cricket Borajkiewicz announced plans for Side Piece, a...
    NBA unveils sweet new court in Orlando that includes Black Lives Matter painted on the floor 24 Pretty Dresses, Jumpsuits, and Tops That Belong in Your Summer Rotation Thailand is losing key economic ministers as country tries to recover from coronavirus-induced slump Thailand has over the past week lost several government ministers —...
    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai political activists held small protests Monday outside the prime minister’s offices and an army installation, seeking to sustain momentum from a surprisingly large anti-government demonstration on Saturday. The weekend protest in Bangkok, which drew more than 2,000 people, represented a revival of a movement that had been gathering steam until the...
    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Labour Minister Chatumongol Sonakul said on Monday that he has resigned from his post, making him the sixth minister to quit the government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha since late last week. The resignation paves the way for a major cabinet reshuffle in Southeast Asia's worst performing economy as it seeks...
    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Minister to the Prime Minister's Office Tewan Liptapanlop will resign on Monday, his party spokeswoman told Reuters, and would be the fifth member of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's cabinet to quit in less than five days. Chart Pattana Party spokeswoman Yaowapa Boorapolchai told Reuters the party leadership had decided Tewan would...
    For weeks during the beginning of quarantine, I craved dishes from my favorite south Asian takeout spots. I wanted the sour, spicy comfort of a bowl of Tom Yum soup.  The pungent smell of hoisin and fish sauce was absent from my apartment. Most of the places I frequented were closed for the foreseeable future,...
    Jitinat Asdamongkol ONE Championship President Jitinat Asdamongkol hypes return. Sometimes a Zoom call is all you need to get people talking about a show. In the wake of the global pandemic, many sports leagues are taking drastic measures to ensure the safety of their athletes. ONE Championship is no different, hosting a Zoom call recently...
    BANGKOK (AP) — Several thousand anti-government protesters rallied in Thailand’s capital on Saturday to call for a new constitution, new elections and an end to repressive laws. Chanting and waving placards, the demonstrators, comprising mainly younger Thais, converged on Bangkok’s iconic Democracy Monument in the old part of the city, a popular venue for dissent....