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Thailand police: Foreigners not required to carry passports at all times

By Wed, Dec 17, 2014 1:25PM UTC A tourist walks past a street vendor in Bangkok, Thailand. Pic: AP.

A police spokesman has said that foreigners in Thailand are not required to carry their passports with them at all times, according to reports.

China to punish tourists in Thai air rage scandal

By Sun, Dec 14, 2014 12:49PM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have vowed to severely punish four Chinese travelers involved in a hot-water air rage assault against a Thai flight attendant following public outrage over their behavior.

Hughes family thanks Australia in newspapers

By Sun, Dec 14, 2014 9:10AM UTC Australian batsman Phillip Hughes hits the ball during the first International T20 cricket match against Pakistan in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Test batsman Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, Nov. 27, two days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. He was 25. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

SYDNEY (AP) — Phillip Hughes’ family has bought full pages in Sunday newspapers around Australia to thank the country for its support since the former test batsman’s death more than two weeks ago.

Pyeongchang leaders rule out sharing Olympics

By Sat, Dec 13, 2014 10:45AM UTC Shiva Keshavan of India prepares to start his run during a training session for the men's singles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Pic: AP.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, have ruled out sharing the games with other countries as a cost-cutting move.

Bangkok shakedown: Tourists report increased harassment by police

By Thu, Dec 11, 2014 12:48PM UTC Many of the police harassment incidents have been reported to have taken place around Sukhumvit Avenue in downtown Bangkok. Pic: AP.

Over recent weeks there has been a sharp increase in reports of police harassment, intimidation and flat-out extortion in the Sukhumvit area, usually between Thong Lor and Asoke. While stories of the Bangkok police engaging in less than exemplary behavior are not new, and no official statistics for ‘on-the-spot fines’ exist, there does seem to be a policy of targeting foreign males in prime tourist areas at the moment, although due to their unofficial nature these reports remain unverifiable.

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