Q&A: How coronavirus is impacting cruises and passengers

The new coronavirus is wreaking havoc on cruises in Asia, where some passengers are stranded aboard ships and others can't leave China. Japan's health ministry has confirmed 135 case...

Thai mass shooter killed after overnight standoff at mall

A soldier who killed at least 21 people and injured 42 others was fatally shot inside a mall in northeastern Thailand on Sunday, officials said, 16 hours after he went on a rampage that started on a m...

21 dead, 31 injured in Thai mass shooting, gunman hides in mall

A gunman described as a soldier angry over a financial dispute killed two people and then went on a far bloodier rampage Saturday in northeastern Thailand, shooting as he drove to a busy mall where sh...

Thailand postpones new visa rules for Taiwan visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thailand has indefinitely postponed its requirement for Taiwanese travelers to provide financial statements when applying for a visa online, as the country rushes to bolst...

Thailand cuts rate in latest move to blunt impact of virus

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to an all-time low of 1% from 1.25% on Wednesday to help the economy weather a series of setbacks, most lately the virus outbreak...

Mainland China deaths rise to 490, cases exceed 24,000

BEIJING (AP) — Deaths from the new virus rose to 490 in mainland China Wednesday and the number of new cases increased to 24,324, as China moved patients into newly built or converted hospitals in the...

Asian Champions League games with Chinese clubs postponed

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Asian Champions League soccer games involving Chinese clubs were postponed Tuesday because of the spread of a virus in the country. The Asian Football C...

Thai holiday over, Chinese visitors fly home to Wuhan

BANGKOK (AP) — The holiday was over for almost 80 Chinese visitors to Thailand. They were lining up at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport to catch a flight home -- to Wuhan, their homet...

Employers must provide masks to migrant workers in Taiwan during outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It is mandatory that employers provide surgical masks to migrant laborers in Taiwan whose employment as caregivers necessitates visits to hospitals or other medical instit...

Asian demand for face masks soars on fears of Chinese virus

TOKYO (AP) — Panic and pollution drive the market for protective face masks, so business is booming in Asia, where fear of the virus from China is straining supplies and helping make mask-wearing the ...

Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenter

BEIJING (AP) — Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number of illnesses grow and China takes drastic measures to...

List of notable people killed in helicopter crashes

Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among the nine people killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Here is a list of some other notable people ...

Thai police arrest suspect in robbery that killed toddler

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand have arrested a man on suspicion of ruthlessly killing three people, including a toddler, during a gold shop robbery that shocked the country. Local...

Thai officials meet with major Southern insurgent group

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Officials from Thailand have held their first formal meeting in recent years with Muslim separatists from southern Thailand belonging to the Barisan Revolusi Nasional Mel...

Thai courts acquits opposition party of sedition charge

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Constitutional Court acquitted the country's third-biggest political party of seeking the overthrow of the country's constitutional monarchy. The court rul...