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Bangkok’s party on hold after Thailand king Bhumibol Adulyadej’s death

October 18, 2016 6:07 am
Bangkok’s party on hold after Thailand  king Bhumibol Adulyadej’s death

Lights out in Soi Cowboy. Photo / AP On an ordinary Saturday night, the Soi Cowboy red-light district in Bangkok is ablaze with neon lights as skimpily clad women in go-go boots chat up tourists and twirl seductively around poles. But the decadent flesh parade came to an abrupt halt […]

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Thailand king Bhumibol Adulyadej’s death not to affect 2017 elections: media

October 17, 2016 4:30 pm
Thailand king Bhumibol Adulyadej’s death not to affect 2017 elections: media

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha (C) paid his respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace in Bangkok on October 14, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Thailand’s military government says the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej will not affect its plans to hold a general election next […]

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Thousands of mourners pay tribute to late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej

October 15, 2016 2:34 pm
Thousands of mourners pay tribute to late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Mourners line up to enter the Grand Palace to pay respect to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, Thailand, October 15, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) Thousands of grieving Thais have turned out in the capital, Bangkok, lighting candles and reciting prayers to pay respects to late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. […]

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Thailand’s revered king Bhumibol Adulyadej dies after 70 years on throne

October 14, 2016 4:00 am
Thailand’s revered king Bhumibol Adulyadej dies after 70 years on throne

In an age when most of the world’s blue bloods cut ribbons and meekly approved whatever their governments proposed, the 70-year reign of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej stood out in sharp relief, perhaps a throwback to a long-vanished past. Enjoying an almost god-like status, Bhumibol wielded real political power and […]

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Thai community in New Zealand mourns death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

2:30 am
Thai community in New Zealand mourns death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Thais wait outside Siriraj Hospital for the body of King Bhumibol Adulyadej to be carried to Grand Palace in Bangkok. Photo / AP New Zealand Thai Society president Songvut Manoonpong says he is still in a state of shock at the news of the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Thai […]

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Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, world’s longest-serving monarch, dead at 88

October 13, 2016 2:47 pm
Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, world’s longest-serving monarch, dead at 88

This file photo taken on May 5, 2010 shows Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej sitting on wheelchair after the ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of his coronation in Bangkok. (By AFP) Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, has died at age of 88, casting uncertainty over the Southeast Asian state’s […]

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