Pope’s visit to Thailand will also be a family reunion

UDON THANI, Thailand (AP) — Catholics in Thailand are celebrating the official announcement of the first papal visit in 35 years, but one 77-year-old nun in a far-flung corner of the country has...

Pope's visit to Thailand will also be a family reunion

UDON THANI, Thailand (AP) — Catholics in Thailand are celebrating the official announcement of the first papal visit in 35 years, but one 77-year-old nun in a far-flung corner of the country has a con...

US promotes free and open Indo-Pacific at naval exercise

SATTAHIP, Thailand (AP) — A senior U.S. naval officer underlined Washington's commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific as the United States on Monday launched its first joint naval exercis...

Thai coup leader uses ballot box to stay as prime minister

BANGKOK (AP) — When Prayuth Chan-ocha led a military coup to take over Thailand's government five years ago, he wore a dowdy officer's uniform. A five-year makeover transformed him into a politician, ...

Ocean mission's emergency ascent caused by motor burning out

ALDABRA, Seychelles (AP) — A drama in which a submersible made an emergency ascent from 250 meters (820 feet) below the Indian Ocean was caused by condensation burning out a small motor in the cockpit...

Seychelles science mission chases a wayward drone, in vain

ALPHONSE ISLAND, Seychelles (AP) — A British-led marine scientific mission off the Seychelles failed on Wednesday to retrieve a key underwater drone from the sea bed, where it had fallen after its cab...

Indian Ocean exploration mission makes historic broadcast

ALPHONSE ISLAND, Seychelles (AP) — A British-led scientific mission to document changes taking place beneath the Indian Ocean has broadcast its first live, television-quality video transmission from a...

Young Seychelles researcher offered surprise, historic dive

ALPHONSE ATOLL, Seychelles (AP) — A young scientist from the Seychelles on Friday became the first known Seychellois to explore deep below scuba depth in the largely uncharted waters of her island nat...

Thai party fields transgender candidate for prime minister

BANGKOK (AP) — As Pinit Ngarmpring, he was a CEO and sports promoter, well known in the world of Thai soccer. Now, under her preferred new name of Pauline Ngarmpring, she's pursuing a bid to become th...

A border fence from ancient times: Hadrian's Wall in England

BRAMPTON, England (AP) — "Looks like we brought the weather with us from California," the elderly tourist says, pulling on a hat and strolling past me. He disappears up a grass slope, beneath a brilli...

Ghost town: A tiny English village abandoned during WWII

TYNEHAM, England (AP) — A tiny village on England's southern coast offers relics of the dark years when the country awaited Nazi invasion. The British military urgently needed more l...

Thailand's ruling generals running out of time

BANGKOK (AP) — Entering their fifth year in power, Thailand's ruling generals may be running out of time and it's not for a lack of watches. A growing uproar over the deputy prime mi...

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KOREAS-TENSION-UNIFICATION BLUES — Every day, South Korea's Unification Ministry sends officials to the border village of Panmunjom to call North Korea; for more than 18 months, the North hasn't picke...

Bugs in the food is by design at new Bangkok bistro

BANGKOK (AP) — Ants and beetles in the kitchen? Normally that'd close down a restaurant immediately, but for a unique eatery in Bangkok, bugs in the beef ragu and pests in the pesto are the business p...

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THAILAND-RED BULL HEIR — The whereabouts of a fugitive heir to the Red Bull energy-drink fortune remain a mystery just as the statute of limitations on a hit-and-run charge is set to expire. Two sourc...