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March 18, 2015 9:04 AM Thailand Arrests Iranian Accused of Passport Forgery Crimes

Thai authorities have arrested an Iranian man they say led one of the largest passport forgery networks in the country. Department of Special Investigation official Songsak Raksaksakul said police seized forgery equipment and 1,053 stolen passports from 64 countries, mostly in Europe, during the arrest on Sunday. He said Wednesday that Murel Gurat, 45, was apprehended 15

March 17, 2015 7:26 PM Another viral moment that makes Chinese tourists look bad

Thai model Duangjai Phichitamphon was waiting in line at a South Korean airport when, based on her account, a swarm of Chinese tourists overwhelmed the orderly queue she was standing in. “Everywhere they (the Chinese) go in the world makes people disgusted by their manners,” the model gripes in the video. “Didn’t their parents teach them any manners 27

March 17, 2015 5:47 PM Thailand Cautions Women Against 'Underboob Selfies'

Citing both potential harm to society and the Computer Crimes Act, Thailand's Culture Ministry is urging women to resist what it says is a new trend of taking photos that focus on the midriff and the lower portion of their breasts. The warning was issued Monday — and a ministry official acknowledged that in speaking out against an online trend, the agency 19

March 17, 2015 4:12 PM Dog Walks A Mile On Hind Legs Dressed As School Girl

This image from television provided by Metro Fire Sacramento shows a horse stuck in an outdoor bathtub prior to being rescued by firefighters Wednesday Feb. 4, 2015. The horse, named Phantom, was stuck in the bathtub for about 25 minutes. Her owner saw the horse fall and called the fire department. Phantom, a Palomino/Appaloosa mix, was not injured 44

March 17, 2015 3:21 PM Thailand warns women against posting ‘underboob’ selfie photos

Thailand’s military government is warning women against posting “underboob” selfie photos – or else they could face up to five years in jail. The social media trend, in which women post pictures exposing the lower half of their breasts, runs afoul of Thailand’s 2007 Computer Crimes Act, which bans "any obscene computer data which is accessible to the public 12

March 17, 2015 12:43 PM Germany, France, Italy to join Chinese-led Asian bank

Germany, France and Italy followed Britain on Tuesday in announcing that they plan to join a proposed Chinese-led Asian regional bank, swinging Europe's biggest economic powers behind a project that is viewed with concern in Washington. Britain last week became the first major Western country to seek membership in the Asian Infrastructure Investment 13

March 17, 2015 11:00 AM Thai PM says to limit use of martial law, military courts

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday called for a reduction in the use of martial law, which has been in place nationwide since he took power in a May coup, but made no mention of plans to scrap it. The army imposed martial law days before the coup, which it said was necessary to prevent further bloodshed after months 25

March 17, 2015 7:57 AM Thailand files charges against former commerce minister

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's attorney general filed charges against a former commerce minister and 20 state officials and employees of private firms on Tuesday over alleged graft related to rice export deals with two Chinese firms, in a case that could see them sentenced to life in prison. Boonsong Teriyapirom, a former commerce minister in the government 26

March 17, 2015 6:23 AM Thailand urged to drop charges against anti-junta activists

Human rights groups on Tuesday called on Thai authorities to drop charges against four men who are being tried in a military court for expressing dissent against the country's military rulers. The four — a lawyer, a taxi driver, a university student and a man whose son was killed in 2010 anti-government protests — were arrested last month for holding 16

March 17, 2015 12:32 AM MoMA Takes A Fresh Look at New Art

The Museum of Modern Art is taking a fresh look at some of the newest works in its collection. “Scenes for a New Heritage,” which opened last week in the museum’s second-floor contemporary galleries—and remains on view for a year—showcases nearly 40 pieces made between the mid-1980s and last year, drawn from all over the globe. “This installation draws 133