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10 Great Getaways Within The World's Busiest Cities

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel

Cities have everything -- great people, great food, great public transportation -- the list goes on and on. But sometimes they don't have the one thin...

My Heart Breaks for Thailand

Mary Buffett | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Mary Buffett

As somebody who has a close kinship with the people and business leaders of Thailand, I'm heartbroken by the recent military coup. Over the past couple of years, I have spent a great deal of time in Bangkok on speaking tours and working with the emerging professional class.

Protests and Politics in Thailand From the Point of View of a Woman of a Certain Age

Alison Teal | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Alison Teal

When the protesters in Thailand are financed by some of the richest individuals and corporations in the country and their demands are not for free and fair elections, but rather to cancel the elections and appoint an unelected caretaker government, it gets weirdly complicated.

Reflections of a Modern Thailand

Mary Buffett | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Mary Buffett

There is an urgency to make things happen in Thailand -- a sense that some of the past political disruptions may be a thing of the past. They have moved far beyond the "domino that refused to fall" during the Cold War.

10 Things We Can Learn From Bangkok

Posted 03.11.2013 | Travel

The Chao Phraya River winds through the heart of Bangkok, passing the ancient golden temples and brand news skyscrapers jostle together along the city...

Thailand Launches TV Channel Geared For Muslims

AP | Posted 03.05.2013 | Media

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government has launched the first Malay-language television channel geared toward the insurgency-plagued south's Muslim-ma...

24 Hours Of Eating (Healthy) In Bangkok

Julie Meyer, RD | Posted 11.18.2012 | Travel
Julie Meyer, RD

In the past, Bangkok may have been more well-known to the hedonistic traveler than the healthy one, but this exotic and legendary locale has a ton to offer those looking to stay energized on the road.

Bangkok Traffic Jam? The King Must Be In Town

AP | Posted 07.27.2012 | World

BANGKOK -- Bangkok's legendary traffic jams may be getting a bit lighter. Or at least less of a joke. A handbook distributed to police and other auth...

LOOK: D.C.'s Sister Cities Around The World

Posted 06.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When you cross the city limits of plenty of locales around the nation, you'll see signs announcing sister-city relationships with places...

Bangkok Underground: How to Prepare for a Flood

Susanna Murley | Posted 10.16.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

Bangkok is a city that has been dealing with flooding for hundreds of years. It's built on water. As the city has modernized, and its people moved on land, flooding has become more of an issue.

WATCH: Zach Galifianakis Says Bangkok Is 'Un-Boring'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Entertainment Tonight visited the Bangkok set of "The Hangover, Part II" to check in on the boys and see how they were holding up in Thailand. The fil...

Threatening Note Found In Bathroom Of Bangkok-Los Angeles Flight

Daily Intel. | Daily Intel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

FBI says there's no evidence bomb was on board....

Thailand Protests: Abhisit Vejjajiva Refuses To Dissolve Parliament Despite Threats Of Bloodshed

AP | DENIS D. GRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — Anti-government protesters started donating their own blood Tuesday as part of a plan to splatter the Thai government headquarters in ...

Thailand urged to release Hmong

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

UN body calls on Bangkok to allow for the resettlement of refugees held in detention....

Kenya, Ethiopia authorities seize ivory stash

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NAIROBI, Kenya — Authorities in Ethiopia and Kenya have seized more than 2,600 pounds (1,200 kilograms) of bloodstained ivory from about 100 illegally killed elephants at airports, the head of Kenya's Wildlife Service said Wednesday.

Julius Kipng'etich said trained dogs sniffed out a consignment of bloodstained tusks at Kenya's national airport late Tuesday. Another shipment of tusks sent by the same individual had been seized Monday at the airport in Ethiopia's capital.

Both shipments were sent as unaccompanied luggage to Bangkok. Police have launched an investigation and wildlife officials said they will continue to patrol the airport with dogs.

Elephants develop strong social bonds and can even identify family members by their bones, which individuals may return to several times over the years. Kipng'etich said he had seen groups of elephants standing around a dead family member and making a distinctive sound.

"It is as if they are crying: Please don't wear ivory. Please leave it to the elephants for heaven's sake," he said.

HIV Vaccine Is Possible, Reaserchers Say

Essence | Essence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

 An experimental vaccine has for the first time prevented infection with the AIDS virus, a groundbreaking development in the deadly epidemic and ...

Palace announces Thai king's health has improved

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The royal palace says the health of Thailand's hospitalized 81-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej has improved, with his temperature back to normal and his appetite returning.

The palace announced Wednesday night that the king was able to eat more and sleep better, so doctors had reduced the use of antibiotics and glucose drip with which he was being treated.

He was admitted to Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital on Saturday night. Officials have not announced the cause of his fever and fatigue.

In October 2007, Bhumibol was hospitalized for three weeks with symptoms of a minor stroke. The king is the world's longest-serving monarch.

Thai NGO warns that the global recession will increase human trafficking

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Deena Guzder, reporting for the Pulitzer Center BANGKOK, Thailand--In August 2009, ECPAT International released a global report on the trafficking of ...

The Price of Sexual Torture? USD $181/month

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Deena Guzder, reporting for the Pulitzer Center BANGKOK, Thailand --  Tiew hates having sex ever since razor blades lacerated her vaginal walls...

Thailand: The World's Sex Tourism Capital

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Deena Guzder, reporting for the Pulitzer Center BANGKOK, Thailand --Imagine standing naked under flashing lava-red disco lights and gyrating to blarin...

Rumors and Conspiracy Theories Surround Carradine Death

indieWIRE | indieWIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Following reports Thursday that actor David Carradine had tragically committed suicide in his Bangkok hotel room, Thai police are now questioning...

Thai police: FBI can observe Carradine probe

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BANGKOK — Thai police said Monday that they would welcome the FBI's assistance in investigating the death of American actor David Carradine, but...

David Carradine HANGING PHOTO: Family Outraged Over Publication

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

RadarOnline reports that a Thai publication has outraged the family of David Carradine by publishing a photo of him hanging: The shocking published p...

Carradine's Family: We Want The FBI Involved

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The family of David Carradine is asking the FBI and a private forensics expert to help investigate the "Kung Fu" actor's death, at...

Carradine Had Rope Around Genitals: Thai Police

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BANGKOK — Police are speculating that accidental suffocation, not suicide, may have caused the death of American cult actor David Carradine, who...