Air is so dirty in northern Thailand, leader flies to see it

BANGKOK (AP) — The air hanging over Thailand's far north is so polluted, it's drawn a visit from the prime minister to see in person what's been called a severe health crisis. Prime ...

Pro-Thaksin candidates adopt his name in Thai election

PHIMAI, Thailand (AP) — It's election season in Thailand and a campaign truck is rolling at the crack of dawn through the streets of the northeastern town of Phimai, blaring the slogan "Vote Thaksin, ...

Thai parties woo young voters, but one may hit the mark

BANGKOK (AP) — Political parties in Thailand are courting the 7 million young people eligible to vote for the first time in a general election that would be the first since a military coup in 2014. ...

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...

Muslim concern about vaccine fuels Thai measles outbreak

BANGKOK (AP) — Health authorities in Thailand are racing to contain a measles outbreak in the country's southern provinces, where 14 deaths and more than 1,500 cases have been reported since September...

Soccer players speaking from Thai cave say they are healthy

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The soccer teammates stranded more than a week in a partly flooded cave say they are healthy on a new Thai navy video. The boys and their coach introduce the...

Thai divers make little progress in murky cave search

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Thai navy divers leading the search for 12 boys and their soccer coach in a cave have failed to make much headway in their effort to push through the murk of a kilometer- (hal...

In song and prayer, Thais show solidarity with missing boys

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — It's a simple melody sung to the plucking of acoustic guitars by schoolchildren sitting around candles: "I beg the skies to show mercy and empathy/ My brothers are in Tham Lua...

Water reaches near entrance of Thai cave where 13 missing

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Floodwaters have reached near the entrance of a Thai cave despite attempts to drain the water so rescuers can search farther into the complex for 12 boys and their soccer coac...

US, UK teams join Thailand's search for 13 missing in cave

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — A U.S. military team and British cave experts have joined the rescue effort in northern Thailand for 12 boys and their soccer coach stranded for a fifth day inside a cave bein...

Missing Thai soccer team known for adventures together

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The members of the Wild Boars are a team both on and off the soccer field, traveling to competitions, cycling mountain roads and swimming in waterfalls together. Now, 12 of th...

Top Thai official says flooding complicates cave rescue

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Intensive efforts to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been trapped inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand for three days hinge on pumping out water so that n...

Power line put in Thai cave to help search for missing boys

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Electricians are extending a power line into a flooded cave in northern Thailand to help the search and rescue efforts for 12 boys and their soccer coach stranded three nights...

Thailand confirms that ex-leader Yingluck is in Britain

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's foreign minister said Tuesday that former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled the country last year to evade a prison sentence, is in Britain, after photos surfaced ...

Bangkok firefighters on front line of city's snake scourge

BANGKOK (AP) — When the latest distress call came into Phinyo Pukphinyo's fire station in Bangkok, it was not about a burning home or office building. Instead, the caller needed urgent help with a far...