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2-day memorial ends for Chinese victims of Thai boat tragedy

Aug 23, 2018

A two-day memorial observance in Thailand for a group of 47 Chinese visitors who died when their tour boat sank in bad weather has concluded with a candlelight ceremony

Thailand holds ceremony in honor of 47 Chinese boat victims

Aug 22, 2018

Thailand holds religious ceremony in honor of 47 Chinese tourists who died last month when their boat sank in rough weather off the resort island of Phuket

UK woman rescued after falling from cruise ship in Croatia

Aug 19, 2018

Croatia's coast guard says a British woman has been saved after spending 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night after she fell from a cruise ship

US art collector returns 12 ancient artifacts to Thailand

Aug 3, 2018

A private American collector has returned a dozen ancient artifacts to Thailand as the Southeast Asian country presses for other treasures that were taken abroad to be given back

Soldier's skull, long in US medical museum, buried in France

Jul 21, 2018

An Australian soldier's skull has been buried in a French war grave a century after it was taken for eventual display in a Philadelphia medical museum

Rio city council votes against opening impeachment of mayor

Jul 12, 2018

The city council of Rio de Janeiro has voted against opening impeachment proceedings against Mayor Marcelo Crivella, rejecting accusations he misused his office to grant favors to members of his evangelical church

Cuba lifting freeze on new private tourism businesses

Jul 10, 2018

A 16-month freeze on new private restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts will end in December when Cuba's communist government implements new regulations meant to prevent tax evasion and the accumulation of wealth

Thai police: Investigations into boat sinkings are advancing

Jul 10, 2018

Police say their investigations into the sinking of two boats off Thailand's southern resort island of Phuket last week are progressing. The sinking of one boat left 45 Chinese tourists dead and two still missing

Australian rangers trap big crocodile near tourist gorge

Jul 10, 2018

Wildlife rangers say they have trapped a 4.7-meter (15-foot) saltwater crocodile, the largest they have ever caught in the northern Australian Katherine River and in an upstream region popular with tourists that is thought relatively safe

The Latest: China urges Thailand to step up boat rescue

Jul 9, 2018

The Chinese foreign ministry has urged Thailand's government to step up its efforts to rescue any survivors from the sinking of a tour boat off a southern island

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