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The refugees, mostly members of the Karen ethnic group, have been living in camps in Thailand. But funding for the camps is dwindling as international donors turn to what they see as more urgent crises.
Thais are mourning King Bhumipol, who died Thursday and was a beloved figure. They have far less faith in the crown prince.
Revelations of forced labor in Southeast Asia's seafood trade have led to legislative action by Congress that will strengthen the power of customs officials to reject tainted goods.
Some 15 million people worldwide are denied basic rights because they lack legal nationality. Thailand, which has one of the world's largest stateless populations, is trying to tackle the problem.
The economic superpowers are vying to construct megaprojects across the continent. Countries like Indonesia have much to gain.
Authorities arrested a man on the Thai-Cambodian border who is accused of being a main plotter and organizer of the Aug. 17 terror attack on a Hindu shrine in Bangkok.
An informal collaboration between police and more than 100,000 motorcycle taxi drivers has informed the footwork that led authorities to detain suspects in the case. Twenty people died when a bomb exploded at a Hindu shrine two weeks ago.
Raids at two apartments in Bangkok led police to issue warrants for two more suspects in the bombing at a Hindu shrine that killed 20 people two weeks ago.
Thailand's police chief did not offer details about who else might be involved in the deadly attack, though they asserted that Thai citizens were involved. At least 20 people died in Monday's bombing at a shrine.
Monday's bombing at a Hindu shrine at a downtown junction killed at least 20 people, including several Asian tourists who were praying. Police said a second botched attack Tuesday at a pier used the same type of explosive.
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