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  • A woman wipes her tears after walking out of the reception center and holding area for family and friend of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, March 8, 2014. Search teams across Southeast Asia scrambled on Saturday to find a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 239 people on board that disappeared from air traffic control screens over waters between Malaysia and Vietnam early that morning. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

    Oil slicks found in hunt for missing Malaysia jet

    Vietnamese air force planes on Saturday spotted two large oil slicks close to where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 went missing earlier in the day, the first sign that the aircraft carrying 239 people had crashed.


  • Army checkpoints in Bangkok get flowery makeover

    Military checkpoints set up in Thailand's capital to keep security during the country's political unrest are getting a makeover in a bid to project a kinder, gentler image, the army said Friday.


  • Korean Masses strengthen migrant community in Thailand

    This month’s introduction of Sunday Masses celebrated in Korean at a parish in the Thai city of Pattaya has united both emigrants and tourists from South Korea.


  • FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2010 file photo, USS Cowpens (CG63), right, leads Japan Maritime Self Defense Force's vessels during "Keen Sword" U.S.-Japan joint military exercise over the Pacific Ocean, Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. Further U.S.-Japan drills are being held late January through early February in Japan. Even as American and Chinese leaders talked up the need for closer ties in two high-profile visits this month, the U.S. and its Asian allies are quietly boosting their defenses. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)

    China flexes its muscles in U.S.-led military exercises

    Chinese media are hailing Beijing's first-time participation in an annual U.S.-led military exercise in the Asia Pacific region.


  • International students enjoy time in Jonesboro

    Ridgefield Christian School senior Suntakorn "Ming" Nitiparksagul learned to study at school in his hometown of Songkhla, Thailand, because he didn't want to be seen as a failure.


  • A suspected gunman, center, is carried by a medic official, right, and anti-government protesters to an ambulance shortly after he was caught and beaten after firing a pistol to protesters, wounding one during a rally outside the Army Club Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra met Tuesday with the country's polling body to discuss the possibility of postponing a general election set for this weekend, even as protesters tried to disrupt the talks. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

    Tumult as Thai PM discussed election delay

    Several hundred anti-government protesters on Tuesday laid siege to a meeting of Thailand's prime minister with the country's polling body to discuss the possibility of postponing a general election set for this weekend. Two people were injured, one with a gunshot wound, as violence broke out on the fringes of the crowd.


  • Former Wyo. and Ind. hospital chief gets 10 years

    A former administrator who pleaded guilty to defrauding hospitals in Wyoming and Indiana must serve more than 10 years in prison, a federal judge ordered Monday.


  • Apparent Thai elephant attack victim was NY woman

    A tourist apparently trampled to death by elephants in Thailand was a recent college graduate from upstate New York who loved animals, authorities said Friday.


  • Supporters of the anti-government movement show their excitement for the approaching demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Thailand has declared a state of emergency in Bangkok and its surrounding areas to cope with anti-government protests that have stirred up violent attacks. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

    Thai protesters march as state of emergency begins

    As a state of emergency came into effect Wednesday in the Thai capital, defiant protesters marched on government offices and defaced the wall outside of national police headquarters, while a prominent government supporter in the country's northeast was the target of a shooting attack.


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