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Libyan wins right to sue UK ex-minister for rendition

2017-01-17 18:36

A British court on Tuesday ruled that a former Libyan militant can sue a former foreign minister and an ex-MI6 officer over his rendition in a landmark case that could pave the way for more lawsuits.

25 dead as van, truck crash on Thai highway,

2017-01-02 19:03

A van and a pickup collided and caught fire on a highway in eastern Thailand, killing 25 people.

Facebook Safety Check triggers false Bangkok bomb scare

2016-12-28 08:48

Facebook has sparked fear - and anger - among Thailand's social media users after its Safety Check feature triggered a false bomb alert in Bangkok.

Thai navy shows off new technology

2016-12-11 15:30

Thailand's navy has demonstrated new technology to monitor fishing boats in a renewed effort to crack down on illegal fishing.

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.

 

Thai pilot killed when jet crashes during air show

2017-01-14 18:16

A Thai military air show for children has been marred by tragedy after a fighter jet plunged from the sky and burst into flames, killing the pilot.

Snap! Selfie-seeking tourist bitten by Thai croc

2017-01-02 08:51

A French tourist was bitten by a crocodile inside a Thai national park as she tried to get close to the fearsome animal to take a selfie, an official say.

New Thai king pardons prisoners in 'first show of mercy'

2016-12-12 14:46

Thailand's new King Maha Vajiralongkorn has issued a mass prisoner pardon, a first act of "mercy" as monarch as he reaches out to his subjects following the death of his beloved father.

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.

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