Thailand

Wild Boars soccer team
Sakchai Lalit/AP, file
April 30, 2019 - 10:24 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Netflix announced Tuesday it is joining with the production company for the movie "Crazy Rich Asians" to make a film about last July's dramatic rescue of 12 village boys in northern Thailand who were trapped with their soccer coach in a flooded cave for more than two weeks. Netflix...
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A dog is taken care by an oil rig crew after being rescued in the Gulf of Thailand.
Vitisak Payalaw via AP
April 16, 2019 - 9:35 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A dog found swimming more than 220 kilometers (135 miles) from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely to land. A worker on the rig belonging to Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Vitisak Payalaw, said on his Facebook page that...
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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha casts his vote at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, March 24, 2019, during the nation's first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup. (
Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP Photo
March 24, 2019 - 11:20 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A military-backed party has taken the lead in Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup, preliminary results showed Sunday, suggesting junta leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha could stay in power. With 89 percent of votes counted, the Palang Pracharat party was first with...
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Refugee Hakeem al-Araibi, left, signs a ball for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.
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February 13, 2019 - 10:40 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player who was detained in Thailand for three months under threat of extradition to Bahrain shook hands Thursday with Australia's prime minister, whom he credits with securing his freedom. Three days after he was released from a cramped Bangkok cell,...
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Detained Bahraini soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi arrives at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.
AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit
February 04, 2019 - 3:42 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — A soccer player who has refugee status in Australia told a Thai court Monday that he refuses to be voluntarily extradited to Bahrain, which has asked for his return to serve a prison sentence for a crime he denies committing. Hakeem al-Araibi's rejection of extradition means a trial...
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Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was released from the airport and is now under the protection of the UNHCR and Thai authorities.
Immigration Bureau/Royal Thai PD via CNN
January 09, 2019 - 10:19 pm
By Helen Regan and Bianca Britton, CNN (CNN) -- The 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand to escape her family has been declared by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to be a legitimate refugee, Australian officials said Thursday. Australia is conducting health, security and other background...
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In this photo released by the Immigration Police, Chief of Immigration Police Maj. Gen. Surachate Hakparn, right talks to Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun,second left, before leaving the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.
Immigration police via AP
January 07, 2019 - 4:49 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family over alleged abuse and barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room in a desperate bid for asylum will be allowed to stay in Thailand while her case is evaluated by the U.N. refugee agency, immigration authorities said Monday...
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A young Saudi woman says she is being detained at Bangkok's main airport after trying to escape from her parents in Kuwait.
Romeo Gacad/Getty Images via CNN
January 06, 2019 - 3:04 pm
By CNN's Kocha Olarn in Bangkok and Nada Altaher in Abu Dhabi (CNN) -- A young Saudi woman says she is being detained at Bangkok's main airport after trying to escape from her parents in Kuwait. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says that on landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand, she had her passport...
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In this Sept. 11, 2018, file photo Steve Fagan, grower and collective owner of SLOgrown Genetics, attends to his organically cultivated cannabis at his farm in the coastal mountain range of San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Richard Vogel/AP Photo, File
December 27, 2018 - 9:13 am
By Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream. Liberal California became the largest legal U.S...
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Freak golf cart accident kills two tourists in Thailand
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December 27, 2018 - 8:55 am
By Rob Picheta, CNN (CNN) -- Two men have died after their wives accidentally rammed their golf cart and knocked them into a river on a golf course in Thailand. The two South Korean couples, who were on vacation in northern Thailand's Phitsanulok province, were on a ferry crossing a river that runs...
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