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After tsunami, fishermen struggle against tide of tourism in Thailand

After tsunami, fishermen struggle against tide of tourism in Thailand

After the tsunami pounded Thailand-s Andaman Sea coast a decade ago, the ethnic Moklen fishing communities that have lived here for generations buried their dead, fought off land grabs to rebuild their homes, and - surprisingly - sighed in relief.

   December 19, 2014 - 04:12 GMT
Jilted man finds travel partner with ex-fiancee's name

Jilted man finds travel partner with ex-fiancee's name

Dumped by his fiancee last month, Jordan Axani lost not just his future bride, but a travel companion for the round-the-world trip he had been planning to leave on next week.

   December 19, 2014 - 00:57 GMT

Thailand welcomes China's Li as U.S. ties cool over coup

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will be the most high-profile foreign leader to visit Thailand on Friday since a May coup, signaling, Thailand says, its return to normal and a boost for trade in a region where the United States and China vie for influence.

   December 18, 2014 - 21:11 GMT
Canada man finds woman for free trip around world

Canada man finds woman for free trip around world

TORONTO - A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms. Right.

   December 18, 2014 - 06:47 GMT

Thai junta-backed council recommends PM directly elected

A council appointed by Thailand's ruling military junta voted Wednesday to recommend stripping parliament of the power to appoint a prime minister and cabinet, triggering accusations that the move is aimed at curtailing democracy.

   December 17, 2014 - 17:27 GMT

Canada man finds woman for free trip around world

TORONTO - A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms. Right.

   December 17, 2014 - 12:48 GMT

Thailand fails to clean poisoned creek despite court order: rights group

Hundreds of families in western Thailand are suffering from lead poisoning near a polluted creek that the government has failed to clean up despite a court order two years ago, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

   December 16, 2014 - 10:28 GMT

Thailand fails to clean lead-poisoned creek despite court order: HRW

Hundreds of families in western Thailand are suffering from lead poisoning near a polluted creek that the government has failed to clean up despite a court order two years ago, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

   December 16, 2014 - 09:18 GMT
Australia PM lays flowers at memorials for victims

Australia PM lays flowers at memorials for victims

SYDNEY - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott laid flowers Tuesday at a makeshift memorial in Sydney for the victims of a central city cafe siege that left three people dead.

   December 16, 2014 - 05:41 GMT

In monarchist Thailand, does money now trump a royal title?

What-s in a title? In the ranks of Thailand-s royal family, one of the last still standing in Asia, the answer is everything and nothing.

   December 15, 2014 - 17:39 GMT
Thai King continues to recover in hospital, palace says

Thai King continues to recover in hospital, palace says

BANGKOK Reuters - Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, continues to recover in hospital following surgery to remove his gallbladder and treatment for an intestinal infection, the palace said in a statement on Monday.

   December 15, 2014 - 14:45 GMT

China to punish tourists in Thai air rage assault

BEIJING - Chinese authorities vowed to severely punish Chinese travelers who threw hot water and noodles on a Thai flight attendant and threatened to bomb the plane after they became enraged over sitting arrangements.

   December 15, 2014 - 10:32 GMT

China to punish tourists in Thai air rage assault

BEIJING - Chinese authorities vowed to severely punish Chinese travelers who threw hot water and noodles on a Thai flight attendant and threatened to blow up the plane after they became enraged over sitting arrangements.

   December 14, 2014 - 05:29 GMT
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