Thailand

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Thailand Protesters Seeking a Solution

Tentative signs are emerging that the leaders of a protest movement demanding that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra step down from office are seeking a possible negotiated settlement to the current crisis. ...
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Chiang Mai – Thailand’s Second City Grows Up

It was only a matter of time, really, before Thailand’s sleepy northern capital began to take on some of Bangkok’s sheen. Shopping malls, luxury resorts and an increasingly sophisticated dining scene are puttin...
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Asia’s Marathon Craze

Just as marathon running came into its own during the 1980s as a mass participation event around the developed world, the silent foot-slogging revolution has come to Asia. The marathon is chic in Bangkok, Jakar...
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New Infections Outstrip Asia’s HIV Responses

Despite a 26 percent overall reduction in new HIV infections in Asia and the Pacific since 2001, the epidemic is still outpacing regional responses. According to a new UNAIDS report on HIV in Asia and the Pa...
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Asia Gets High on Meth

Drug use, once a malady thought unique to the decadent west, is increasingly ravaging Asia, particularly with methamphetamine use rising to record levels in most countries, according to a report released today ...