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Thailand shuts ultra-rich temple's TV channel amid scandal

Bangkok - Thai authorities have ordered a controversial Buddhist temple to suspend its 24-hour TV channel, as police redouble efforts to arrest the spiritual leader of the scandal-hit sect.

BBC under investigation for profile of new Thai king

Bangkok - Thai authorities are investigating BBC over a Thai-language profile of the nation's new king, officials said Thursday, after the article outraged ultra-royalists in a country where criticism of the monarchy is outlawed.

Thai dissident arrested for sharing new king article on Facebook

Bangkok - A prominent Thai dissident was arrested under the country's draconian royal defamation law on Saturday for sharing a BBC Thai profile of the new King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Facebook, supporters said.

Thai police hold suspect in Pakistan factory fire that killed 255

Bangkok - A Pakistani man suspected of starting a devastating factory fire in Karachi four years ago that killed 255 people has been arrested in Bangkok, Thai police said Saturday.

New Thai king leads prayers for late father

Bangkok - Thailand's new monarch King Maha Vajiralongkorn led prayers for his late father on Friday, his first appearance at Bangkok's Grand Palace since he was officially appointed the day before after a seven week delay.

Vajiralongkorn becomes Thailand's new king

Bangkok - Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn became the king of Thailand late Thursday, opening a new chapter for the powerful monarchy in a country still mourning the death of his father.

New era for Thai monarchy as prince set to be proclaimed king

Bangkok - Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will be proclaimed the new king of Thailand later Thursday, his office said, opening a new chapter for the powerful monarchy in a country still mourning the death of his father.

Thai parliament invites prince to become new king

Bangkok - Thailand's parliament on Tuesday invited Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to become the next king, resolving lingering anxiety over his accession following his father's death last month.

I wanna eat like you-oo-oo: Thai town lays on monkey banquet

Lopburi - It is a feast fit for a monkey king. On Sunday the central Thai town of Lopburi put on a five-star banquet for its hundreds of macaque inhabitants, sparking a mass simian food fight.

Thai junta ramps up royalism with mass loyalty ceremony

Bangkok - From civil servants to school children, soldiers and celebrities, tens of thousands of Thais took part in a mass "oath of loyalty" on Tuesday to the country's recently deceased monarch.

Milan Melindo in crucial 3rd attempt to win a world title fight

Filipino flyweight challenger Milan Melindo is leaving no stone upturned in his third attempt to win a major world title on Nov. 26 at the Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City, Philippines for the interim IBF World light flyweight title.

Bangkok bomb trial starts after months of delays

Bangkok - The long-delayed trial of two Uighur men accused of bombing a Bangkok shrine finally kicked off Tuesday as a military court allowed Beijing to supply translators for the suspects despite their objections.

Pollution linked to deaths of over 70 endangered giant stingrays

The deaths of over 70 giant stingrays in Thailand's Mae Klong River has been attributed to molasses wastewater that leaked from a sugar/ethanol factory in Ban Pong District of Ratchaburi Province.

Thailand's Crown Prince returns to kingdom: sources

Bangkok - Thailand's Crown Prince flew back to the kingdom on Friday after a fortnight overseas, palace sources confirmed, although there is still no date for when he will officially succeed his father.

Tens of thousands queue to pay respects to late Thai king

Bangkok - Thousands of Thais streamed into the gates of Bangkok's Grand Palace on Saturday as the public was granted its first chance to enter the throne hall where the body of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is lying in state.

Noodle shop bomb kills 1, wounds 18 in restive Thai south

Pattani - One person was killed and 18 others were wounded, some of them critically, when a bomb exploded outside a noodle shop in Thailand's far south, police and witnesses said Monday.

Thais get inked in tribute to beloved king

Bangkok - Wincing slightly as the tattoo gun punches holes in the nape of her neck, Ohm says getting inked in memory of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last week, is the greatest tribute she can pay.

Who is Thailand's 96-year-old royal regent?

Bangkok - A 96-year-old former general has become temporary regent after Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, in a surprise move, delayed his own proclamation as king following the death of his beloved father. So who is the regent, Prem Tinsulanonda?

Black is back as Thais mourn revered king

Bangkok - On his birthday Thais wore yellow, when he got sick they put on pink, and now that King Bhumibol Adulyadej has passed Bangkok's streets have turned monochrome in a extraordinary display of collective grief.

Thai Crown Prince urges calm over succession: junta chief

Bangkok - Thailand's Crown Prince has urged people not to "worry" about his surprise decision to delay being proclaimed king following the death his beloved father, the country's junta leader said Saturday.
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