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Tesla's Musk is sued for calling Thai cave rescuer pedophile

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Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla Inc, was sued for defamation on Monday for falsely suggesting that a British caver who helped rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a Thailand cave in July was a pedophile and child rapist. | Video

Thai police charge founder of new party over Facebook speech

BANGKOK Thai police on Monday charged the founder and two members of a new political party opposed to military rule with violating a computer crime law, an offense that could result in a five-year jail sentence, a fine of 100,000 baht ($3,062.79) or both.

World, Sep 17 2018

Thai parties cleared to organize for first time in years as election nears

BANGKOK Political parties in Thailand were on Friday allowed to resume organizing for the first time since a 2014 military coup, in anticipation of a general election due by May, but a ban on gatherings or more than five people remains in place.

World, Sep 14 2018

Thais urged to drop charges over posts on British tourist's rape complaint

BANGKOK Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Thai authorities to drop legal cases against 12 people arrested over Facebook posts they shared about a British tourist's complaint that she had been raped on a holiday island.

World, Sep 07 2018

Thousands to feast royally to fete Thai cave boys' dramatic rescue

BANGKOK Thousands of Thais will feast royally in the capital on Thursday to celebrate the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave, a dramatic and highly dangerous mission that gripped the world for more than two weeks.

World, Sep 06 2018

Court rules Britain free to extradite Singapore bank robbery suspect

SINGAPORE A British court has ruled that a fugitive wanted by Singapore for a rare bank robbery could be extradited after the wealthy city-state agreed to waive corporal punishment if he is found guilty.

World, Aug 29 2018