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A group of nearly 200 people has been rescued from a wooden boat adrift off the coast of Aceh after 21 days at sea, Indonesian officials say.
 Rohingya Burma Thailand Indonesia
The dramatic testimony from survivors of a draconian Thai military policy of towing Rohingya boat people out to sea and leaving them there has drawn international attention to the plight of one of the world's most oppressed people.


 Muslim Rohingya Burma Thailand migration
A 57-year-old Swiss man has pleaded guilty in a court in Thailand to charges of insulting the king.


 Thailand Switzerland king insult lese-majeste
Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has declared a state of emergency in Bangkok amid reports of a coup attempt.


 military Thailand coup
High up in the beautiful mountains where Thailand, Burma and Laos meet, the landscape has been transformed in the years since the "Golden Triangle" produced practically all the world's opium.


 Thailand opium drug Golden Triangle
Thai protesters have hurled plastic bags filled with gallons of their own blood in a symbolic protest at the prime minister's house in Bangkok.


 Thailand blood sacrifice
At least 21 people are now known to have died in clashes between Thai troops and opposition supporters in Bangkok, and more than 800 were hurt.


 protest demonstration Thailand police death
Thai authorities have extended a curfew in Bangkok for three more nights, following Wednesday's deadly army assault on anti-government protesters.


 Thailand curfew protest clash unrest