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Messy days ahead as Thai factions jostle to lead next government

Bangkok - Rival political camps jostled for position Tuesday, hoping to form a government after Thailand's first election since a coup -- a poll clouded by allegations of a bungled counting process that left voters perplexed about the outcome.

Thaksin says junta 'rigged' Thai election to retain power

Fpo - Thailand's election was "rigged" to ensure the military retain their grip on power, former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, a towering behind-the-scenes figure in the politically turbulent kingdom, told AFP on Monday.

Former PM Thaksin says Thai election 'rigged' and marred by 'irregularities'

Fpo - Thailand's election was marred by "irregularities" and "rigged" to ensure the military retain their political grip on the kingdom, former premier Thaksin Shinawatra told AFP in an interview on Monday.

Thai military accused of 'rigged' election by former PM Thaksin

Bangkok - Thailand's military was accused Monday of rigging the country's first election since a 2014 coup, with former premier Thaksin Shinawatra and his pro-democracy party complaining of "irregularities" in preliminary results.

Thailand's turbulent political history

Bangkok - Violent demonstrations, multiple coups and a cryptic election eve message from the king.Thailand's unpredictable political history has few rivals. The country's election Sunday is the first since a 2014 coup.

Possible scenarios after Thailand's junta-backed election

Bangkok - A coup leader emerges as a civilian prime minister, pro-democracy forces unite to thwart the junta's ambitions, a stalemate or another putsch resets the political landscape -- Thailand's cliffhanger of an election Sunday could result in a number of out...

Thai junta party takes shock lead in first general election since 2014 coup

Bangkok - Thailand's ruling junta took an unexpected lead in the country's first election since a 2014 coup with more than 90 percent of ballots counted, election authorities said late Sunday, putting it on course to return to power at the expense of the kingdom...

Thai princess who stood for PM attends Shinawatra Hong Kong wedding

Fpo - The princess whose shock candidacy in Thailand's general election sent jitters through the country attended a glitzy wedding for ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra's daughter in Hong Kong on Friday, just two days before polling day.

Rival rallies grip Bangkok as election crunch time looms

Bangkok - Parties for and against Thailand's junta rallied across Bangkok Friday, as election fever grips the country ahead of the first poll in eight years.

Kamnan Style: Thai 'godfathers' resurgent as junta scrambles for seats

Chonburi - Itthipol Khunpleum grabs the mic, bounds onto the stage and flashes a winning smile as he works the crowd gathered for a final rally: "Chonburi... show me your hands!" he says to wild applause.But he need not have bothered.

Man of Zeal: 'Superman Bangkok' champions voting ahead of Thai poll

Bangkok - Dressed in a Superman suit with a red cape flowing behind him, a sweaty David Pfizenmaier jogs through Bangkok's standstill traffic and stops to unfurl a sign."If you love Thailand: Vote," it says, below the hashtag #supermanbangkok.

Thailand's possible prime ministers

Bangkok - An athletic billionaire, a marijuana advocate, a gruff coup leader, and a candidate jokingly labelled the "strongest man on earth". The 68 candidates for prime minister in Thailand's upcoming election on March 24 have diverse platforms and backgrounds....

Old foes, millennials stand in way of Thai junta polls victory

Chaiyaphum - Thailand holds its first election in eight years on Sunday under rules concocted by a junta to keep it in power, but with the appeal of both old foes and the new millennial vote posing an unpredictable challenge.

Thai tycoon convicted, bailed in black leopard poaching case

Kanchanaburi - A Thai tycoon accused of killing a black leopard was sentenced to 16 months in jail on other poaching-related charges Tuesday but allowed to go free pending an appeal, in a case that has caused an outcry in a country fed up with impunity for powerful f...

Cliffhanger election looms as record number of Thais turn out for early voting

Chaiyaphum - More than 2.2 million Thais turned out for early voting -- almost 90 percent of those registered -- for Thailand's hotly anticipated national election, as the junta's main opposition predicted a cliffhanger to the first poll in eight years.

Thailand's early voting kicks off with long queues

Bangkok - Hundreds of thousands of voters crowded into schools, parking lots and temples across Thailand on Sunday, eager to cast an early ballot a week before the country's first election in eight years.

Vote banks and cash top-ups: Thai political loyalty up for grabs

Nakhon Ratchasima - In his final days as a "Red Shirt" rabble-rouser Suporn "Rambo Isaan" Attawong urged farmers to take up martial arts in defence of Thai democracy as a coup loomed.

Thai court dissolves Shinawatra-linked party over princess PM bid

Bangkok - A key party linked to Thailand's powerful Shinawatra clan was dissolved Thursday by a court, just weeks before a general election, over its ill-starred bid to front a princess as a candidate for premier.

Judgment day as Thai court to rule on key Shinawatra-linked party

Bangkok - A Thai party which is a crucial cog in the election strategy of the Shinawatra political clan braced Thursday for a ruling which could see it dissolved over an ill-starred bid to front a princess as candidate for premier.

Thousands stranded in Thailand after Pakistan closes airspace

Bangkok - Thousands of travellers were stranded in Bangkok on Thursday when Thai Airways cancelled all flights over Pakistan after Islamabad closed its airspace in response to soaring tensions with India.

Maverick tycoon and darling of Thai millennials decries political attacks

Bangkok - A 40-year-old tycoon who has become the darling of Thai millennials thanks to his sharp social media messaging on Wednesday decried efforts to "kick out his legs", as his upstart pro-democracy party soars in profile ahead of next month's election.

Thai junta shoots down proposal to slash defence spending

Bangkok - Thailand's junta defended its $7 billion defence budget and annual draft on Monday after political opponents proposed slashing military spending by 10 percent and ending conscription after elections.

Thai court to hear case against party behind princess political bid

Bangkok - Thailand's constitutional court on Thursday said it would hear a case to dissolve the party which proposed a princess for prime minister, an ill-fated candidacy which threatens to sink the election strategy of the powerful Shinawatra clan.

Thai election commission moves to dissolve party linked to princess

Bangkok - Thailand's election commission on Wednesday asked the constitutional court to dissolve a party that proposed a princess as candidate for prime minister, a potentially serious blow to the political aspirations of the kingdom's powerful Shinawatra clan.

Thai party leader contrite after rebuke for princess' PM candidacy

Bangkok - A Thai political party leader expressed public contrition on Tuesday for selecting a princess as a candidate for prime minister, days after the move provoked a rebuke from her brother, King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Refugee footballer makes triumphant return to Australia

Melbourne - Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi made a triumphant return to Australia Tuesday, ending a harrowing two months in Thai detention, as his supporters called for an investigation into why he was arrested in the first place.

Aussie legend hails #HakeemHome as win in battle for football's soul

Sydney - Ex-Socceroos captain Craig Foster was capped 29 times for his country, but believes the fight to free Hakeem al-Araibi was the most important battle of his life and vital for saving football's soul.

Refugee footballer held in Thailand spared extradition to Bahrain

Bangkok - Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi will not be sent back to Bahrain after Thailand dropped extradition proceedings against him at the Gulf state's request, a prosecutor said Monday, ending a two-month detention ordeal that stirred global outcry.

Thai princess disqualified from list of candidates for PM

Bangkok - Thai Princess Ubolratana was on Monday formally disqualified for running for prime minister, ending her brief and ill-fated political union with a party allied to the powerful Shinawatra clan, just days after a stern royal command rebuking her candidac...

Thai junta chief decries coup conjecture as 'fake news'

Bangkok - Thailand's junta chief on Monday dismissed rumours of an impending coup as "fake news", as speculation ricocheted across a kingdom unsettled by the ill-fated political union between a princess and a party allied to the powerful Shinawatra clan.
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Thai riot policemen stand guard during an anti-government protest rally at the Air Force auditorium in Bangkok, on May 15, 2014
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Anti-government protesters cheer after they tear down barricades during a demonstration outside Gove...
Anti-government protesters cheer after they tear down barricades during a demonstration outside Government House in Bangkok
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Thailand protesters  known as red shirts  march through Bangkok and vow to topple the Thai governmen...
Thailand protesters, known as red shirts, march through Bangkok and vow to topple the Thai government
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The Chinese Pavillion (Phra Thinang Wehat Chamrun).  Buildings at the Bang Pa-In Palace have been re...
The Chinese Pavillion (Phra Thinang Wehat Chamrun). Buildings at the Bang Pa-In Palace have been restored and beautifully decorated. They are currently used for official functions by the Thai royalty.
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Elephants stranded on the wall at the Royal Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya
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Bangkok
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After a bloody  30 minute battle  the man was able to get the python to release his penis from its j...
After a bloody, 30 minute battle, the man was able to get the python to release his penis from its jaws.
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The Yao hill people of northern Thailand wandered in from South China and are know for their beautif...
The Yao hill people of northern Thailand wandered in from South China and are know for their beautiful embroideries and necklaces, but also of opium cultivation. Yao tribes are also found in Laos, Tibet and Myanmar.
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Steve Areen’s “Dome Home.”
Steve Areen’s “Dome Home.”
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Temple dancer. A young girl in Bangkok  Thailand.
Temple dancer. A young girl in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Discovered by Olivier S. G. Pauwels  Montri Sumontha  Kirati Kunya  Awat Nitikul  Phamon Samphantham...
Discovered by Olivier S. G. Pauwels, Montri Sumontha, Kirati Kunya, Awat Nitikul, Phamon Samphanthamit, Perry L. Wood, Jr. & Lee S. Grismer, the Phuket Horned Tree Agamid is in danger of losing its habitat.
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Thai police perform security checks on bags inside the entrance to Sungai Golok Railway Station.
Thai police perform security checks on bags inside the entrance to Sungai Golok Railway Station.
Wat Mahathat prangs - The temple Mahathat has dozens of these domed pagodas.
Wat Mahathat prangs - The temple Mahathat has dozens of these domed pagodas.
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Infrared image of possible albino elephant. Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
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