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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.

Milan Melindo targets 5th world title for the Philippines

WBC Youth Intercontinental flyweight champion Milan Melindo is aiming to become the fifth reigning Filipino world champion with his upcoming interim IBF flyweight title fight against Teerapong Uthaida of Thailand on Nov. 26 in Cebu City, Philippines.

Lights out, volume down in Bangkok's party heart

Bangkok - With soldiers closing down Bangkok's notorious go-go bars and tourists forced to sneak sips of beer from paper cups, Thailand is dialling down its raucous party scene out of respect for the country's late monarch.

As Thais mourn king, black clothing booms

Bangkok - Thailand's government has warned of a national shortage of black clothing, which is flying off shelves as a distraught nation mourns beloved late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Thai military remains power broker in royal succession

Bangkok - During his seven-decade reign, King Bhumibol Adulyadej forged deep ties with Thailand's military, which is expected to remain a key power broker as the monarch's son tries to emerge from his late father's lengthy shadow.

Thai king's incredible popularity explained

Bangkok - Many Thais revered late king Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away at the age of 88 on Thursday, with near god-like devotion. Here's why.Q) Is his popularity among Thais comparable to how Europeans feel about their royal families?

Thailand's royal family at a glance

Bangkok - Until his death on Thursday Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej was the world's longest-reigning monarch. Officially known as King Rama IX, he descended from the Chakri dynasty which came to power in Thailand in the late eighteenth century.

Grieving Thailand salutes late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Bangkok - Massive crowds of weeping Thais and saluting soldiers lined the streets Friday as late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was borne through Bangkok, a day after his death left an apprehensive country facing an uncertain future.

Facts about Thailand's royal defamation law

Bangkok - Thailand's monarchy is protected by one of the world's toughest royal defamation laws making any detailed discussion about the family's role all but impossible inside the kingdom.

'Long live the king!' — Thais mourn Bhumibol Adulyadej

Bangkok - Praying, wailing and collapsing to their knees, devastated Thais poured out their grief on Thursday as they struggled to process the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the only monarch most had ever known.

Thai King Bhumibol, late father of a divided nation

Bangkok - Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej was the revered "father of the nation" whose reign spanned seven politically turbulent decades, shielded by harsh defamation laws and an intense personality cult.

Heir to Thai throne: Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn

Bangkok - The heir to the Thai throne, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, was for years known for his colourful private life and frequent trips overseas, but as his father's health declined he adopted a more prominent public role in the politically febrile kingdo...

As sun sets on Bhumibol's reign, what next for Thailand?

Bangkok - The passing of Thailand's 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has thrust the nation into a moment of immense uncertainty.

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn to succeed Thai King

Bangkok - Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will succeed his father, Thailand's junta chief said Thursday, following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej after a long battle with ill health. "The government will proceed with the succession.

Thai parliament to hold 'special' meeting at 1400 GMT

Bangkok - The Thai junta's rubber stamp parliament will hold a "special" meeting Thursday evening, its spokesman said Thursday, as anxiety over the health of the country's beloved but ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej has soared.

Beloved Thai king dies after long illness: palace

Bangkok - Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej has died after a long illness, the palace announced Thursday, ending a remarkable seven-decade reign and leaving a divided people bereft of a towering and rare figure of unity.

Thai king's health 'unstable' as he battles infection: palace

Bangkok - The health of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej is "still unstable", the palace said late Wednesday, adding that the 88-year-old was on a ventilator in hospital and battling a new infection.
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