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March 26, 2015 12:28 PM Thai junta targets dissent with visits to student activist homes

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Plainclothes police and military officers have visited the homes of at least 20 student protesters across Thailand in the past week, activists said, in the toughest response to dissent since the days after last year's coup that ushered in army rule. Amid signs of simmering dissatisfaction with the leadership of Prime Minister Prayuth 25

March 26, 2015 9:59 AM Thailand toughens trafficking law with death penalty, steep fines

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to introduce harsher punishments for human traffickers, including life imprisonment and the death penalty in cases where their victims had died. Thailand's move came a day after Britain passed a law that could see traffickers face life imprisonment, and marked the latest step to combat 27

March 26, 2015 4:51 AM Four suspected rebels dead after military raid in Thai south

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police killed four suspected Muslim separatists after raiding the hideout of an insurgent group operating in Thailand's restive south, police said on Thursday. Thailand is predominantly Buddhist but parts of the south are majority Muslim. A low-level insurgency in the region has claimed more than 6,000 lives since January 2004 when resistance 32

March 26, 2015 4:08 AM Pandas Interrupted In The Most Panda Way Possible

The zoo is home to two giant pandas, Wang Wang and Funi. Here, you see Wang Wang sampling bamboo in his new enclosure at Adelaide Zoo on December 13, 2009 in Adelaide, Australia. The zoo is home to five giant pandas, two adults and three cubs. The two adults are named Lun Lun and Yang Yang. The cubs are named Mei Lan, Xi Lan and Po. Here we see Yang Yang eating 11

March 25, 2015 6:31 PM Happy return for holder Nordqvist to Kia Classic

(Reuters) - For a second time this year, Sweden's Anna Nordqvist will get the chance to defend an LPGA Tour title at the same venue when she tees off in Thursday's opening round of the Kia Classic in Carlsbad, California. Nordqvist is a four-times champion on the circuit but did not return as reigning champion to the sites where she claimed her first 10

March 25, 2015 9:32 AM Three Chinese tourists killed in Thai bus crash

The accident happened shortly before midday when a bus smashed through a crash barrier and plunged into a ravine near Karon beach, on the island’s southwest coast. Bangkok: Three Chinese holidaymakers died and 17 were injured on Wednesday in a bus crash on Thailand’s southern tourist island of Phuket, a senior official said. The accident happened shortly 25

March 25, 2015 9:08 AM Thai PM Prayuth warns media, says has power to execute reporters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha lashed out at journalists on Wednesday, saying he would "probably just execute" those who did "not report the truth", in the latest outburst aimed at Thailand's media. Last month Prayuth said he had the power to shut down news outlets. On Wednesday, he took an even harsher line. "We'll probably 29

March 25, 2015 8:09 AM Thai Seafood Firm Drops Supplier After AP Slavery Report

Thailand's biggest seafood company says it has cut relations with a supplier found by The Associated Press to have ties to human trafficking and forced labor. The statement Wednesday by Thai Union Frozen Products follows a yearlong investigation that linked severe abuses on Southeast Asian fishing trawlers to dinner tables in the U.S. and around the world 9

March 25, 2015 5:05 AM Australia gives conditional support to China-proposed bank

Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that he supported the proposed development of a Chinese-backed Asian regional bank as long as it was transparent and not run by a single country. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia would announce its decision about joining within a few days. He said he expected skeptical countries including the United 19

March 25, 2015 4:37 AM Australian leader backs China-proposed bank as long as it is transparent, not run by Beijing

CANBERRA, Australia – Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that he supported the proposed development of a Chinese-backed Asian regional bank as long as it was transparent and not run by a single country. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia would announce its decision about joining within a few days. He said he expected skeptical countries 27