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Severe flooding in southern Thailand kills 14

2016-12-06 16:01

Severe flooding due to heavy rain in southern Thailand has killed 14 people, including five students

Thailand's parliament starts process of naming new king

2016-11-29 10:52

Thailand's parliament has started the process of naming Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn the new king following the death of his father, Bhumibol Adulyadej, last month.

Three dead in Thai south night of violence

2016-11-03 12:19

Three people have been shot dead in a night of violence across Thailand's restive deep south, in apparently coordinated attacks coinciding with a visit by the new minister for the Muslim-majority region.

Thai prince names regent to manage his crown

2016-10-16 10:09

Thailand's crown prince, unwilling to take over the crown immediately, has formally named a 96-year-old confidant of his late father the regent to manage the throne.

One-year period of mourning declared in Thailand

2016-10-14 14:19

Crowds of people have taken to the streets wearing black to publicly grieve King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death.

Thailand's king, world's longest-reigning monarch, dies

2016-10-13 14:08

Thailand's Royal Palace says King Bhumibol, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has died at age 88. Bhumibol Adulyadej became king in 1946 and was revered in Thailand as a demigod

Thailand suspends seahorse trade

2016-09-29 19:17

Thailand has suspended the seahorse trade amid conservation concerns.

Beasts of Bangkok booted from park lair

2016-09-21 11:01

The hulking, prehistoric-looking monitor lizards that stalk the grounds of Bangkok's Lumpini park have long triggered fascination - and fear - from visitors to the city centre's main green space...

One killed as Thai cops raid drug dealers' 'thank you' party

2016-09-14 18:00

Thai police has shot dead a suspected meth trafficker and arrested 30 more during a raid on a party to reward drug dealers for hitting sales targets, police said.

4-year-old dies as Thailand school hit by blast

2016-09-06 07:13

A four-year-old girl was among two people killed after a bomb hidden in a motorcycle was detonated outside a school in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south.

 

Thailand activist arrested for Facebook 'share' about new king

2016-12-03 14:30

Thai police have arrested a student pro-democracy activist for sharing a story about the country's new king that was posted on Facebook by the Thai-language service of the BBC.

Thai conwoman gets 150 years for bogus claims

2016-11-19 10:46

A Thai court has handed a conwoman a 150-year sentence for a cascade of offences including defaming the royal family.

Thais sing special royal anthem version

2016-10-22 18:09

A massive crowd has gathered in central Bangkok to sing a special version of Thailand's royal anthem in honour of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died recently.

Thai TV flicks back to colour, subdued, after king's death

2016-10-14 18:02

Thai television flicked back to colour - but with orders to keep it subdued - as the government lifted a black-and-white rule imposed out of respect for the country's late king.

Gripped by grief, Thais mourn death of beloved monarch

2016-10-14 07:52

Thailand began its first day in 70 years without a king in a profound state of mourning, with people across the shaken nation dressed in black following the death of the world's longest-reigning monarch, Bhumibol Adulyadej

Passport-forger 'confesses' to dismembering dead man

2016-10-01 18:57

An American accused of running a passport-forgery ring in Bangkok confessed to dismembering - but not murdering - a man found in his freezer, Thai police say, as detectives continue to piece together details of the macabre crime.

Bomb kills three police in restive Thai south

2016-09-23 14:34

Three police officers were killed by a bomb buried beneath a road in Thailand's far south, authorities said, as peace talks appear to falter in the insurgency-plagued region.

15 dead in pilgrim boat accident, search for missing continues

2016-09-19 08:57

The search for several missing passengers continues after a boat carrying Muslim pilgrims sank on Thailand's Chao Phraya river, leaving at least 15 people dead, a provincial governor has said.

Teacher to be charged for disfiguring student's face

2016-09-14 15:47

A Thai teacher who allegedly left a student disfigured after throwing a coffee mug at her head will be charged, police said, after the case went viral.

Bomb blast hits train in southern Thailand

2016-09-03 15:12

Police say a bomb has exploded and hit a train in southern Thailand, killing one worker and injuring another.

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