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Pope Arrives in Thailand to Encourage Catholic Minority

BANGKOK - Pope Francis arrived in Bangkok on Wednesday to begin a tour of Thailand and Japan, beginning a mission to boost the morale of those countries' tiny minority Catholic communities and speak about issues of concern including human trafficking …

Thai Opposition Leader Convicted, Disqualified From Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR - A Thai court Wednesday convicted opposition party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit of holding shares in a media company while running for office, an election law breach that disqualifies the rising star of the country's pro-democracy movement from Parliament.…

Measles Spread Prompts Samoa to Declare State of Emergency

MELBOURNE - Samoa declared a state of emergency this weekend, closing all schools and cracking down on public gatherings, after several deaths linked to a measles outbreak that has spread across the Pacific islands.

The island state of about 200,000, …

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