Mystery surrounds businessman dad of 13 kids born from surrogates

TOKYO — A Japanese businessman who won legal custody of his 13 children born from surrogates in Thailand is virtually anonymous in his home country. Mitsutoki Shigeta, who was granted sole custody by a Thai court on Tuesday, is the son of the founder of Japanese telecom and insurance

American arrested for fatally beating tourist in Thai bar fight

A New York native was detained in a fatal red-light district bar fight in Thailand, according to reports. Jose Manuel Polanco Jr., 43, who now lives in Miami, intervened when he saw an Australian tourist choke a waitress at a Pattaya club until her face turned blue Friday night,

Stephen Bear points gun in Thailand

Stephen Bear points gun in Thailand [Stevie Bear/Instagram] Former Celebrity Big Brother champ Stephen Bear is blowing off steam by firing guns at a shooting range in Thailand. The 28 year old reality star looked like he was enjoying himself wearing army colours and flip flops with noise cancelling headphones, as he holds a hand gun and a rifle in the

Stephen Bear slammed for ‘disgusting’ tiger video

Stephen Bear has been slammed by fans  [Instagram] Stephen Bear has faced backlash for posting a clip of himself playing with a captive cub in Thailand's Sriracha Tiger Zoo. Fans have called the clip "disgusting" and "inappropriate" with after sharing the video during his year-long stay in South East Asia. Bear, 29, cab be

Why power-hungry men love luxury watches

The $100,000 watch spotted on the wrist of the Thai deputy prime minister has touched off a corruption scandal — but sometimes timepieces aren’t just about money. Thailand’s General Prawit Wongsuwan has taken heat after photographs revealed his extensive collection of luxury watches, estimated to be worth $1.2 million. Aside from a

Why power-hungry men love luxury watches

The $100,000 watch spotted on the wrist of the Thai deputy prime minister has touched off a corruption scandal — but sometimes timepieces aren’t just about money. Thailand’s General Prawit Wongsuwan has taken heat after photographs revealed his extensive collection of luxury watches, estimated to be worth $1.2 million. Aside

Mega-brothels’ soapy massages are causing this city to sink

Bangkok’s mega-brothels are being blamed for the sinking of the city by cops who say the gaudy businesses are illegally stealing groundwater for soapy massages. The crackdown was launched after a trafficking raid on a massage parlor called “Victoria Secret” which found evidence the venue was siphoning water to

Thailand seizes more than $450K worth of elephant tusks

BANGKOK — Thai authorities have seized 326 pounds of African elephant ivory, including three large tusks, worth around 15 million baht ($469,800) from a Bangkok airport. The haul from Nigeria consisted of the tusks and 31 tusk fragments that were seized Jan. 5 after the cargo was flagged by