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Lese majeste: those who dare defy the King of Thailand

12 months agoNews : World News Blog

Her name is Chatwadee Amornphat but her friends call her Rose. She works in London as a hairdresser – nothing special she says – another foot-solider in this multi-cultural mega-city’s workforce. Still, there is more to Rose than meets the eye. Show More Summary

Gay, pregnant and unmarried, or like a drink? Don’t go to Brunei

12 months agoNews : World News Blog

Brunei may be small - but it is earning an over-sized reputation for brutality as it introduces Sharia law punishments for offences including pregnancy outside marriage and homosexual acts.

Flight MH370: looking for haystacks in the wrong field

The recovery teams are quickly losing their best opportunity to find the plane. They have to find what is left of it to have any chance of understanding what really happened.

On the lookout ‘indefinitely’ for flight MH370

We're walked to the edge of the runway, where the pilot tells us what he and rest of the crew saw – or in today's case what they didn't see.

Missing Malaysia flight: deliberate and well-thought through?

Last night Malaysia's transport minister told me flight MH370's data communication system had been deliberately disabled before the last verbal communication from the aircraft.

Missing Malaysia flight MH370: focus shifts west

Once again, the Malaysian authorities offer little new information about the search for flight 370 at a well-attended press conference in Kuala Lumpur.

Flight MH370: the puzzle gets even more perplexing

The head of Malaysia's aviation authority called the disappearance of flight 370 an "unprecedented mystery" - on Tuesday the puzzle got even more perplexing.

The plane that disappeared

There wasn't much that officials from Malaysian Airlines were able to say, other than the fact that flight MH 370, "had gone missing."

The missing plane

There wasn't much that officials from Malaysian Airlines were able to say, other than the fact that flight MH 370, "had gone missing." The overnight flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared over the South China Sea with 239 people on board.

Ukraine crisis: live updates

Live updates from Channel 4 News and our team of journalists on the ground in Ukraine as a revolution in the former Soviet country sparks the threat of war with Russia.

Burma’s Rohingya suffering ‘architecture of abuse’ – report

No one gets to decide where they are born, but if people had the power to choose, no one would want to be a Rohingya from north-west Burma.

The slaves who live and die on Thailand’s fishing boats

You could, with justification, call it hell on earth. But this poisonous practice takes place far from land, on the tepid seas of South East Asia. It is called slavery and it has not gone away. In fact, there are thousands of slaves currently working and dying on Thai fishing boats. Show More Summary

‘They killed Meredith’ – press react to Knox verdict

A court in Italy has reinstated the guilty verdicts against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher in Italy. Here is how the media reacted.

The worst job in world politics?

On first reading, it sounded like a gutsy decision. After months of turmoil, Thailand's embattled prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, has decided to proceed with an election this Sunday.

Thailand: cold comfort for a prime minister in dire need of support

With the middle classes still on the streets, the embattled Thai prime minister needs a ringing endorsement from rural voters if she is to retain any authority after elections due early next month.

Blasts rock Bangkok: Asia’s easy-going city tenses

Explosions in the Thai capital injure 28 and shake Bangkok's reputation as an open, easy-going city. Asia Correspondent John Sparks blogs about changes in Thailand.

Thailand protests: an on-stage ‘duel’

Asia Correspondent John Sparks finds himself in a dual with a flamboyant opposition leader in front of thousands of Thai anti-government protesters.

Rethinking retirement in Thailand’s capital of sleaze

John Sparks meets some of the growing population of UK pensioners who have headed to Thailand's seedy seaside resort Pattaya to 'get busy living'.

North Korea’s unusual admission of instability

Kim Jong-un's execution of a family member supports claims that factionalism and rivalries are festering at the very top of North Korea's regime.

Thailand’s wandering prime minister

Temporarily homeless and dismissed by opponents as a "dim-witted puppet", Yingluck Shinawatra seems determined to hold on to power in Thailand.

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