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Thai army under pressure to explain cadet's missing organs

Bangkok - Thailand's military faced mounting pressure on Friday to explain the murky death of a teenage army cadet, whose case has seized national attention after his parents discovered his organs were mysteriously removed from his body.

Pope's Asia tour stirs fond memories for Thai-based cousin

Nakhon Pathom - From the courtyard of a Catholic girls' school outside Bangkok, Sister Ana Rosa Sivori is eagerly awaiting a visit to the region from her second cousin -- Pope Francis.

Australian police seize huge cocaine haul being smuggled in yacht

Sydney - A huge cocaine haul hidden in the hull of a yacht has been seized off the east coast of Australia, police said Thursday.

Gay Chinese tourists flock to Thailand for fun, acceptance

Phuket - Bathed in a pink spotlight, the cabaret singer at Phuket's ZAG bar lip-syncs the top notes of a popular Mandarin love song, delighting the crowd of gay Chinese tourists who have escaped judgement at home for sexual freedom in Thailand.

Thailand revokes passports of exiled former PM Yingluck

Bangkok - Thailand has revoked the passports of ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra, who has yet to publicly emerge since she slipped out of the country two months ago ahead of judgement day in her negligence trial, officials said Tuesday.

Funeral for late Thai king Bhumibol draws to a close

Bangkok - A year of official mourning for Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was to end Sunday after a lavish five-day funeral full of pageantry and religious ritual.

Relics picked from late Thai King's ashes

Bangkok - Thailand's new king picked bits of bone and ash from his father's remains on Friday to be enshrined as royal relics, after the cremation of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej capped an extravagant funeral that brought the nation to a standstill.

Rama X: Thailand's new monarch making his mark

Bangkok - With the funeral of late king Bhumibol Adulyadej underway, his untested and unpredictable heir has taken centre stage.

Thais bid final goodbye to beloved King Bhumibol

Bangkok - Thailand bade farewell to late King Bhumibol Adulyadej Thursday in an elaborate, ritual-soaked funeral in Bangkok's historic quarter that gripped a nation mourning the loss of its chief unifying figure.

Thais poised for final goodbye to beloved King Bhumibol

Bangkok - Black-clad mourners thronged Bangkok's historic quarter before dawn on Thursday ahead of the cremation of king Bhumibol Adulyadej, a revered monarch whose passing after a seven decade reign plunged Thailand into a year of grieving.

Fit for a king: Thailand's royal cremation

Bangkok - Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will receive a lavish send-off this week during a spectacular five-day funeral centered around a cremation at a gilded pyre in Bangkok's historic heart on Thursday.

Pomp and pageantry as Thailand rehearses late King's funeral

Bangkok - Gilded chariots, horses and columns of military men in bright costumes swept through Bangkok's old quarter on Saturday in a final dress rehearsal for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's funeral -- a meticulously-planned spectacle of devotion to a man known ...

Shallow graves in Thailand's drug warehouse

Amphoe Hankha - Stuck on a merry-go-round of drug taking, dealing and jail, Somphal Boonsanoon's journey through addiction ended in a shallow grave in Ayutthaya, Thailand's historic heart and Southeast Asia's meth warehouse.

One year after King's death, Thais prepare for final goodbye

Bangkok - Monks led sombre ceremonies across Thailand Friday to mark one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as the grieving nation prepares to bid a final farewell to the beloved monarch in a spectacular cremation ceremony this month.

One year after King's death, Thais prepare for final goodbye

Bangkok - Monks led sombre ceremonies across Thailand Friday to mark one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as the grieving nation prepares to bid a final farewell to the beloved monarch in a spectacular cremation ceremony this month.

Thai junta chief vows elections in November 2018

Bangkok - Thailand's junta chief said Tuesday the country would hold elections in November 2018, more than four years after the military seized power and imposed a blanket ban on politics.

Thai junta chief vows elections in November 2018

Bangkok - Thailand will hold elections in November 2018, junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha said Tuesday, a date that will fall more than four years after he seized power in a coup.

Thais urged to tone down the fun in run-up to king's cremation

Bangkok - Bangkok's streets have turned monochrome again as the military government urges the public to wear black-and-white and mute celebrations in the weeks leading up to the cremation of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

More than $500 million in bank shares transferred on Thai king's behalf

Bangkok - The financial arm of Thailand's ultra-rich monarchy has transferred bank shares worth more than $500 million on behalf of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Historians jog buried memories of Thai massacre

Nakhon Pathom - Tears flow freely as Chumpol Thummai stands in front of the rusty gate where his brother was lynched by royalists 41 years ago, an act that set off a chain of events that ended in a student massacre.

Thailand held Big Bang exhibition on digital transformation

Bangkok Metropolis - Thailand just recently staged "Digital Thailand Big Bang 2017" as part of what is termed Digital Transformation Thailand. It is part of a broader plan to reform the Thai economy and society called Thailand 4.0

Trump hails 'very strong' ties with Thailand

Washington - Donald Trump welcomed Thai junta leader chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha to the White House on Monday, trying to turn the page after coups rocked one of America's oldest alliances.

Thai junta chief says fugitive ex-PM Yingluck in Dubai

Bangkok - Thailand's junta leader on Thursday said fugitive ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra is in Dubai, a day after she was handed a five-year jail term in absentia for negligence.

Thailand's Yingluck Shinawatra: from first female PM to fugitive

Bangkok - Thailand's first female premier Yingluck Shinawatra followed her brother to the apex of the kingdom's political scene and will now depart it in a similar fashion: condemned to self-exile after a court handed her a five-year sentence in absentia.

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck sentenced in absentia to 5 years for negligence

Bangkok - Thailand's top court on Wednesday sentenced ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison for criminal negligence, a verdict that likely ends the political career of a popular leader who fled the junta-run kingdom last month.

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck sentenced in absentia to 5 years

Bangkok - Thailand's top court on Wednesday sentenced ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison for criminal negligence.

Trump to host Thai junta chief at White House next week

Washington - US President Donald Trump will host Thai junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha at the White House next Tuesday, in a personal triumph for a Thai autocrat who was shunned by Barack Obama's administration for his regime's dismal rights record.

Trump to host Thai PM on October 3: White House

Washington - US President Donald Trump will host Thai junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha at the White House on October 3 as the pair seek to enhance warming ties and cooperation.

Thai junta says police helped Yingluck escape

Bangkok - Thailand's deputy junta leader has accused three police officers of helping sneak ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra out of the country last month, a vanishing act that stunned the kingdom.

Yingluck's escape convoy seen heading towards Cambodia: Thai junta

Bangkok - A convoy believed to be carrying Thailand's fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was last spotted heading through a military checkpoint close to the border with Cambodia, the junta's deputy leader said Friday.
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Orchids at Bang Pa-In Palace, near the old city of Ayutthaya, Thailand.
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Anti-government protester in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo Alessio Fratticcioli.
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