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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha publicly shrugs off international criticism of his May 22, 2014, coup and his junta's military trials and coercive "attitude-adjustment" confinement for civilian dissidents. (Associated Press)

Thailand coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha tightens grip amid turmoil one year later

One year after deposing a popularly elected government in a bloodless coup, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha rules this longtime U.S. ally with absolute power but with an ever-expanding list of headaches, from a flat economy and increasing diplomatic isolation to a new humanitarian crisis over newly discovered “death camps” for Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants.

A Rohingya boy sleeps on the floor at a temporary shelter in Langsa, Aceh province, Indonesia, Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

U.S. readies air patrols in search for Rohingya boat people

- Associated Press

Attention turned Friday to the seas off Southeast Asia’s west coast as naval vessels from Myanmar and Malaysia searched for stranded boat people and the U.S. military prepared air patrols to step up its involvement.

In this Tuesday, May 19, 2015, photo, Ibrahim Mohamed, 80, and the oldest refugee at the center, who is both blind and deaf, adjusts his hat, at an orphanage that has been turned into a center for Yemeni refugees, in Obock, northern Djibouti. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Fleeing Yemen war, thousands stuck in Djibouti

- Associated Press

Fleeing the war at home, thousands of Yemenis have made it across the Gulf of Aden to find refuge in Djibouti, a sleepy Horn of Africa nation where the United Nations has set up a staging hub for aid for the conflict-torn Arab country.

President Barack Obama waves as he walks across the South Lawn to the White House from Marine One, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Washington, as he returns from Connecticut where he delivered the commencement address at the United States Coast Guard Academy and attended a Democratic National Committee event. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama highlights Tunisia as Arab success story

- The Washington Times

In a meeting Thursday with the newly elected leader of Tunisia, President Obama pledged that the U.S. will work to “stabilize” Libya so that Islamist extremists won’t further threaten the fledgling democracy in Tunis.

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Britain's Prince Charles. left, shakes hands with Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams at the National University of Ireland in Galway, Ireland, Tuesday May 19, 2015. (Brian Lawless/Pool photo via AP)

Prince Charles: 'Grandfather I never had' slain by IRA

- Associated Press

Prince Charles has paid an emotional tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten, slain 36 years ago by the Irish Republican Army, as the British royal tours Ireland on a mission of peace and reconciliation.

Balancing act for House Democratic Leader Pelosi on trade

- Associated Press

As House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi delivered the signature achievement of President Barack Obama's first term: his health care bill. Now Obama's top second-term goal, a major trade deal, hangs in the balance on Capitol Hill and Pelosi is again on the spot.

Editorials from around New York

- Associated Press

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:

Rescued migrants arrive in Simpang Tiga, Aceh province, Indonesia Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Hundreds of migrants stranded at sea for months were rescued and taken to Indonesia, officials said Wednesday, the latest in a stream of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants to reach shore in a growing crisis confronting Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Malaysia, Indonesia to offer temporary shelter to migrants

- Associated Press

In a potential breakthrough in Southeast Asia's humanitarian crisis, Indonesia and Malaysia offered Wednesday to provide temporary shelter to thousands of migrants stranded at sea after weeks of saying they weren't welcome.

FILE - In this Sept. 2010 photo released on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin carries a hunting rifle during his trip in Ubsunur Hollow in the Siberian Tyva region (also referred to as Tuva), on the border with Mongolia, Russia.   Vladimir Putin turns 60-years old on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, and has recently sought to demonstrate his youthful vigor by many personal endeavors, but while he has shown creativity in his action-man stunts, the Russian president seems surprisingly vulnerable to the vagaries of oil prices. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Government Press Service, file)

Putin muscles ruble to rare rebound

- The Washington Times

The ruble's turnaround has been nothing short of remarkable, and the rebound has been a source of national pride.

President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took days more to concede that the Benghazi attack was terrorism and not a protest gone violent. (Associated Press)

Obama-Clinton Benghazi narrative rebutted by Defense Department report

- The Washington Times

At the very time President Obama, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other top leaders were blaming spontaneous protests for the deadly Benghazi attack, the Defense Department broadly circulated a detailed intelligence report that said an al Qaeda-linked group planned the assault 10 days beforehand. Its goal was to kill as many Americans as possible.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to small business owners, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the Bike Tech cycling shop in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Clinton defends financial regs for big banks, dodges trade

- Associated Press

Hillary Rodham Clinton sharply criticized Republican efforts to revamp a 2010 financial regulation law as "cynical attempt to game the system for those at the top." But she continued to avoid taking a position on an Asia-Pacific trade pact that has divided fellow Democrats.