Polls suggest that Thailand's opposition Puea Thai Party (PTP), which is loyal to former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and led by his sister, will win the largest share in a divisive July 3 parliamentary vote.
Seal pups enjoy the water in a pool at the common seal station in Friedrichskoog near the North Sea, northern Germany. The pups were abandoned by their mother. They will grow up here before being released back into their natural habitat.
Swetha P. Jasti from Olathe, Kan., keeps a tight grip while spelling her first word during round two of the National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md.
A history professor in Thailand says Thailand is about to press criminal charges for calling for an end to the monarchy. He's the latest public figure to be accused of violating Thailand's strict lèse-majesté laws.
Mohammad Alishan, a performer from India's eastern state of Jharkhand, performs a stunt as he drives a car on the walls of a 'Well of Death' at a fair in Srinagar.
Thailand's 'red shirts' have a strong base, analysts say the parliamentary election may hinge on the mood among nonpartisan voters, as well as local dynamics.
The first Thailand election since 2007 will be held July 3. The chance for violent clashes has spurred academics and peace activists to propose a pre-election 'code of conduct.'
Regional diplomats stepped up efforts Monday to end the clashes along a disputed border between Thailand and Cambodia.
Proponents say that a safety net in the form of social insurance for Thailand's informal workers – including taxi drivers, food vendors, garbage recyclers – could ease social tensions in a politically polarized nation.
In the two years since Preah Vihear temple was designated a World Heritage Site, repeated firefights across the Thailand-Cambodia border have taken a heavy toll on the ancient spiritual site.