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Malaysia's Mahathir says Uighurs released because they did nothing wrong

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KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia freed 11 ethnic Uighur Muslims who fled to the Southeast Asian nation after a Thai jailbreak last year because they did nothing wrong there, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday.

Defying China, Malaysia releases Uighur detainees

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia has freed from detention 11 ethnic Uighur Muslims who fled to the southeast Asian nation after a Thai jailbreak last year, and sent them to Turkey, their lawyer said on Thursday, in disregard of China's request to hand them to Beijing.

World, China, Turkey, Oct 11 2018

Thai court grants bail to former PM Thaksin's son in money laundering case

BANGKOK A Thai court on Wednesday granted bail of 1 million baht ($30,000) to the son of fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra after he was indicted of money laundering, a case his supporters condemned as politically motivated.

World, Oct 10 2018

Thailand's cave boys enjoy kickabout at iconic River Plate stadium

BUENOS AIRES Twelve Thai boys and their football coach, who were dramatically rescued from a flooded cave in July, enjoyed a high-profile kickabout on Sunday, playing a game at River Plate's iconic Monumental stadium.

World, Oct 07 2018

Oversupply of drugs in Mekong, East Asia puts younger users at risk, U.N. says

BANGKOK Production and trafficking of illicit drugs have reached unprecedented levels in Southeast Asia's Mekong region and East Asia, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning that oversupply increases the risks for younger users.

Health, World, United Nations, Oct 02 2018

Four ministers from Thailand's military government launch new party ahead of polls

BANGKOK Four ministers from Thailand's military government launched a new political party on Saturday, amid speculation they will back Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to remain in power beyond a general election promised by May. 

World, Sep 29 2018