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Thailand says agrees to US flights to search for boat people

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Comments   Share   Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona He said they can start their operations right away but must cooperate with a center set up under the Thai air force.In the last few weeks alone, at least 3,000 people have washed ashore or been rescued by fishermen, and several thousand more are believed to still be at sea after human smugglers abandoned boats amid a regional crackdown.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.center_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Top Stories BANGKOK (AP) — Bangkok has agreed to allow the U.S. military to operate flights out of Thailand to search for migrants stuck on boats, a Thai official said Friday.So far the U.S. Navy flights have been operating out of Subang, Malaysia, while the U.S. waited for permission from Thailand.Thai Foreign Minister Thanasak Patimaprakorn, speaking Friday on the sidelines of a multinational meeting in Bangkok on ways to deal with the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia, said the approval had been given.last_img read more