Thai junta chief gives thumbs-up to Orwell’s Animal Farm

Previously, protesters comparing military rule to the fictional dystopia of George Orwell’s 1984 read the book in public places and were dragged off.

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Thai king concludes coronation celebrations with public audience

Maha Vajiralongkorn succeeded to the throne after the 2016 death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who reigned for seven decades.

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Thailand’s king grants new titles on second day of coronation activities

Maha Vajiralongkorn toured Bangkok to visit temples while on Monday he will meet diplomats.

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Thai king begins coronation rituals in three-day ceremony

The coronation represents a renewal of the monarchy’s power.

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Thai party leader fears military trial over sedition

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit was greeted by hundreds of supporters as he arrived at Pathumwan police station in Bangkok to answer a summons.

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Thai court disbands political party for nominating princess

A court in Thailand has ordered the dissolution of a major political party ahead of this month's general election because it nominated a member of the royal family to be its candidate for prime minister.

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Refugee footballer freed by Thailand returns to Australia

Hundreds of supporters carrying welcome signs welcomed Hakeem Al-Araibi at Melbourne Airport.

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Thai court orders release of refugee football player

Hakeem al-Araibi lives and plays professional football in Australia.

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Bangkok using water-spraying drones and planes to try to cut air pollution

Unhealthy pollution levels have forced city schools to close for the week.

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Tropical storm slams into Thai tourist resorts

The resort islands of Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan are expected to be the hardest hit.

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Thailand’s Red Cross hoping for bloody Halloween

The donation room at the society’s National Blood Centre was festooned with faux spiderwebs and plastic bats of the blood-sucking kind.

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Bodies of missing Briton and wife found in Thailand

The bodies of Alan Hogg and Nhot Suddaen were found in Phrae province.

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Heartbreaking scenes as death toll rises after Thai tourist boat sinks

The boat, with 105 people, including 93 tourists, capsized and sank off Phuket after it was hit by 16ft waves.

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Thailand cave search intensifies as water levels rise

Water levels are rising at a rate of 15cm per hour in some parts of the cave where 12 boys and their football coach went missing.

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Flooding complicates Thai cave rescue operation

Intensive efforts to rescue 12 boys and their football coach who have been trapped inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand for three days hinge on pumping out water to allow navy divers room to operate, a Thai minister said.

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Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in caves are still alive

A two-day search of the flooded cave network has not found the youngsters.

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Ex-Thai leaders cleared of abusing power in quelling protest

Two former Thai leaders have been acquitted of abusing their power in a case involving the quelling of an anti-government protest in 2008.

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Former Thailand PM denies corruption as rice scheme trial reaches closing stages

Former Thailand prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra denied she is corrupt before a court appearance where she will defend her management of a rice subsidy the military government says she mishandled.

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Thai PM and ministers forced out

Thailand’s prime minister and part of her cabinet have been forced out of office by a court ruling finding her guilty in an abuse of power case, pushing the country deeper into political turmoil.

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Militants kill four in Thailand

Militants have robbed and shot dead four fruit traders in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, police say.

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Former Thailand PM charged with murder

A former Prime Minister of Thailand has been charged with murder in the latest twist in a political war between supporters and opponents of another ex-leader, Thaksin Shinawatra.

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Former Thailand Prime Minister facing murder charge

Thai law enforcement authorities have decided to file a murder charge against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva in the first prosecutions of officials related to a deadly 2010 crackdown on anti-government protests.

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Thai club owner jailed after fatal blaze

A nightclub owner and a lighting effects company executive have been sentenced to three years' imprisonment each for a fire that killed 67 people in the Thai capital on New Year's Day 2009.

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Shinawatra forms Thailand coalition

The sister of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra today announced an agreement to form a five-party coalition government after her Pheu Thai Party won a landslide victory in Thailand’s parliamentary elections.

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Defeated Thailand PM resigns

Thailand's prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has resigned as leader of the outgoing ruling party after its resounding defeat by the party considered a proxy for ousted former leader Thaksin Shinawatra.

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Thai PM survives no-confidence vote

Thailand’s prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has comfortably survived a no-confidence vote in parliament ahead of elections planned for later this year.

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Young boy killed in Thailand violence

A nine-year-old boy was shot dead as he got off a bus in Bangkok, and unknowingly stepped into the crossfire of rival high school gangs, police in Thailand said today.

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Pro-Thaksin supporters call for snap election

Thousands of anti-government demonstrators allied with former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra staged their first major protest of the year in Bangkok today, demanding the government dissolve Parliament and call snap elections.

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22 killed in Thai bus crash

At least 22 people have been killed and 27 others injured when a bus packed with university students and teachers crashed in eastern Thailand.

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Thaksin's brother-in-law appointed Thai prime minister

A brother-in-law of deposed leader Thaksin Shinawatra was elected the new prime minister of Thailand in a parliamentary vote today.

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Thailand's ousted leader Samak Sundaravej today accepted the endorsement of the country's ruling party to return as prime minister.

Samak accepts party nomination to return as Thailand PM

Thailand’s ousted leader Samak Sundaravej today accepted the endorsement of the country’s ruling party to return as prime minister.

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Thailand's ruling party has re-nominated ousted leader Samak Sundaravej for the prime minister's post despite objections from its coalition partners.

Thai ruling party re-nominates Samak

Thailand’s ruling party has re-nominated ousted leader Samak Sundaravej for the prime minister’s post despite objections from its coalition partners.

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Thailand's prime minister was forced to resign today along with his Cabinet after the Constitutional Court ruled that he had broken a conflict-of-interest law by hosting TV cooking shows while in office.

Thailand PM forced to quit after cooking show appearance

Thailand’s prime minister was forced to resign today along with his Cabinet after the Constitutional Court ruled that he had broken a conflict-of-interest law by hosting TV cooking shows while in office.

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Shinawatra ally named as Thai prime minister

Thailand's king officially endorsed an ally of ousted premier and Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra as prime minister today.

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Shinawatra loyalists win Thai election

Loyalists of deposed Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra captured 233 of 480 seats in the lower house of parliament to win Sunday's national election, it was announced today.

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Thai election candidates begin campaigns

Official campaigning for Thailand's first general elections since last year's military coup began today as 18 parties registered candidates.

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Shinawatra delays return to face charges in Thailand

Deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, currently involved in a £81.6m (€121.2m) deal to buy Premier League club Manchester City, will not return to Thailand to face corruption charges because he fears for his safety.

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Thai government steps up security

Thailand's military-backed government today pledged tighter security in the South of the country after bombings and shootings by suspected Muslim insurgents killed eight people and wounded almost 70.

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