Pope Francis is expected to make an official trip to Thailand in November ahead of an already announced visit to Japan, becoming the first pontiff in nearly four decades to go to either country, Vatican sources say.
A Thai deputy prime minister dismissed on Monday a demand made by a Malay Muslim group to free those detained over alleged links to the long-running insurgency in Thailand's mainly Muslim south as a pre-condition for formal talks.
The sea animal that captured hearts across Thailand and the world has died, officials told The Guardian. The dugong developed an infection after eating plastic in the ocean, according to the report. The rare marine mammal had become a national sensation in the country after it was rescued as an orphan in waters near the...
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