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Thai junta boss eyes staying on with little stopping him

BANGKOK (AP) — When Prayuth Chan-Ocha seized control of Thailand in a military coup, he vigorously denounced politicians as responsible for the country's ills and positioned himself and his ...

Strolling through Kolkata's colonial past

KOLKATA, India (AP) — The British left footprints across their far-flung colonial empire from Toronto to Yangon. But nowhere is there as vast and varied a collection of heritage arch...

King's legacy still felt strongly as Thailand bids goodbye

HUAY HOM, Thailand (AP) — As Thailand prepares to cremate its king of 70 years, an era comes to an end amid tears, nostalgia and anxiety. Bhumibol Adulyadej (POO-mee-pon AH-dun-yaa-d...

Former loyalists lose faith in Myanmar's democracy icon

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — As Aung San Suu Kyi launched a national struggle against decades of harsh military rule, one medical student worked tirelessly at her side, facing down gun-wielding soldiers try...

Myanmar's ex-colonial capital captivates with faded glory

MAWLAMYINE, Myanmar (AP) — On the stairway rising to Moulmein's great Buddhist shrine, the visiting British writer Rudyard Kipling was inspired to pen one of the most anthologized poems of the English...

Cambodia's "perfect pepper" conquering world's taste buds

KAMPOT, Cambodia (AP) — A nearby sea, flanking mountains, a quartz-rich soil: It's the perfect spot on earth, devotees say, to yield a product they describe in that rapturous vocabulary usually reserv...

British conservationist fights to save seahorses in Cambodia

ACH SEH ISLAND, Cambodia (AP) — A 7-inch creature with a head resembling a horse and a monkey-like tail glides gracefully out of a dark coral crevice off the Cambodian coast. Master of camouflage, unr...

Cambodia's explanation for killing of activist draws doubt

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Kem Ley, a poor rice farmer's son turned champion of Cambodia's have-nots, was sipping his usual iced latte in the same chair he had occupied most mornings for years. Eyewi...

World's youngest stock market struggles in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The day's trading is about to begin on the world's youngest stock exchange, and the MYANPIX index and opening share prices flash across an electronic screen, but barely a footfa...

Deceased Thai king to remain a future father figure

BANGKOK (AP) — For Thailand's royalists — and there are millions of them — King Bhumibol Adulyadej will probably long remain embedded as a potent, father-like figure who guided them through turbulent ...

Thailand's revered king dies after 70 years on throne

BANGKOK (AP) — In an age when most of the world's blue bloods cut ribbons and meekly approved whatever their governments proposed, the 70-year reign of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej stood out in ...