Vitit Muntarbhorn Appointed First UN Expert on LGBT Violence and Discrimination

UNITED NATIONS — The Human Rights Council has appointed international human rights expert Vitit Muntarbhorn as the first U.N. independent expert charged with investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. John...

Report: Trump Losses May Mean He Didn’t Pay Taxes for Years

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's business losses in 1995 were so large that they could have allowed him to avoid paying federal income taxes for as many as 18 years, according to records obtained by The New York Times.

Fate of Boy Up to 12 Angry, Diverse Men in Bangkok

Update Oct. 18: The event has been canceled due to the national period of mourning for HM the Late King. BANGKOK — A close-quarters drama about 12 people forced to find consensus on whether a boy...

Techno for the End of the World Tonight at Studio Lam

Nolens.Volens latest project is an event called _Cosm that aims to bring the best in dark and banging techno, or music for a post-apocalyptic world. The event already hosted techno royalty with DJ Ben Sims and Kirk Degorgio.

1AM Nightlife Curfew Killing Mor Lam, Musicians Plead For More Time

KHON KAEN —Folk musicians in the northeast petitioned the junta Friday to exempt them from its mandatory closing time of 1am, saying it’s hurting business and killing tradition.

Thai Press Must Try to Speak Truth to Military Power

The press cannot be truly accountable to the public if it does not try to analyze and question the current militarization of Thai society because a militarized society is antithetical to a democratic and pluralistic society.

Twitter, ‘Lies’ and Videotape: Trump Shames Beauty Queen in Pre-Dawn Tweets

RAND RAPIDS, Michigan — Plunging deeper into campaign controversy, Donald Trump publicly shamed a former beauty queen on Friday for her "disgusting" sexual past and then — in one of presidential history's more bizarre moments — encouraged Americans to watch a "sex tape" he said would support his case.

Prosecutors Want Crackdown on Websites Selling Illegal Sex

HONOLULU — Prosecutors from around the world say the fight against sex trafficking is moving online as traffickers use popular websites to advertise sexual services.

Police Say American Admits Cutting Up Victim, Denies Killing Him

BANGKOK — An American man under arrest for keeping a cut-up frozen corpse of an unidentified man said he dismembered the body, but was not involved in the actual killing – an assertion dismissed...

7-Eleven Apologizes for Sign Taunting Poser Vegetarians

BANGKOK — The Vegetarian Festival kicks off today with an apology from the conglomerate that owns Thailand’s ubiquitous 7-Eleven stores for a sign telling customers to stay away from meat-free food unless their hearts are truly pure.