Car bomb in Koh Samui hurts seven in Thailand

Apr 11, 2015

Car bomb in Koh Samui hurts seven in Thailand

A car bomb wounded seven people, including an Italian girl, when it exploded in the parking area of a shopping mall on the Thai tourist island of Koh Samui, police said Saturday. The bomb was packed inside a Mazda pick-up truck and exploded late ...

Apr 9, 2015

Tourists escape Thai ferry blaze, 1 dead

Scores of foreign tourists endured a dramatic sea rescue after a blaze devoured a ferry traveling between two resort hotspots in southern Thailand, police said Wednesday. One 12-year-old Israeli girl was found dead, Thai authorities later said. Speedboats raced to evacuate 117 passengers from ...

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

Apr 5, 2015

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom Saturday, following a dramatic rescue from a remote Indonesian island that many men believed would likely be their final resting place. After 17 hours overnight ...

U.S. leads criticism of Thai junta martial law replacement

Apr 2, 2015

U.S. leads criticism of Thai junta martial law replacement

The Thai junta’s decision to lift martial law was denounced by critics Thursday as cosmetic, with key ally Washington warning that replacement emergency security measures would do little to loosen the military’s grip on power. In an announcement late Wednesday, Thailand’s generals officially lifted ...