MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An activist from military-ruled Myanmar who has documented human rights and environmental abuses, and a Thai scientist who devoted her life to finding a cheaper AIDS drug were among the 2009 winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards.
Bachelor and bachelorette parties are becoming a common part of American weddings. They are meant to celebrate the last day of singlehood. Some people spend this day with family and friends. Others throw big parties that have scandalous elements.
By William Kates The Associated Press SYRACUSE, New York (AP) — A fugitive American, who claimed he was a psychiatrist, will be returned to upstate New York to face federal charges in which he took $70,000 for a bogus promise of a liver transplant in the Philippines, a federal prosecutor said March 19.
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Thailand’s new prime minister faces the difficult task of unifying a country torn apart by months of violent anti-government protests — demonstrations that battered the key tourism industry just as the global economy was slipping into its worst crisis in decades.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A United Nations human rights expert will travel to the Twin Cities next month to listen to Hmong families upset about the desecration of graves in Thailand.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Activists opposing Myanmar’s military-run junta will lose a powerful ally in January when first lady Laura Bush moves out of the White House.
Did you feel less than gratified after your last vacation as if basking in the sun or visiting far away places had lost some of its appeal? Perhaps the next time you plan a vacation you’ll add a new twist to your travel plans with a growing trend called “voluntourism,” where travel meets volunteering with a variety of projects around the globe.
The Pang brothers turned in a credible grimy thriller with 1999’s original “Bangkok Dangerous.” Eight years later, only the brothers and the city remain the same. Western screenwriter Jason Richman took the Pangs’ original and pumped up the volume, the budget and the violence, losing most of the pathos in the stampede.
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