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 Thailand detains several people for questioning over deadly blasts

Thailand detains several people for questioning over deadly blasts

Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) official inspects the site of a bomb blast in Hua Hin, south of Bangkok, Thailand, in this still image taken from video August 12, 2016.

 August 15, 2016 - 06:00:16 GMT
 Thai bomb attacks: the search for the culprits

Thai bomb attacks: the search for the culprits

Investigators work at the scene of an explosion in the resort town of Hua Hin, 240 kilometers (150 miles) south of Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Aug. 12, 2016.

 August 12, 2016 - 13:41:38 GMT
 Thais vote on new constitution that could dilute democracy

Thais vote on new constitution that could dilute democracy

A Thai official prepares a booth before vote in a referendum on a new constitution, at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

 August 07, 2016 - 04:42:33 GMT
As vote looms, Thailand's powerful army aims to preserve role

As vote looms, Thailand's powerful army aims to preserve role

Thailand votes on Sunday for a new constitution that aims to subdue political parties and give the generals a permanent role in overseeing the country's economic development, senior military officers say.

 Thu Aug 04 00:50:26 UTC 2016

Former Thai PM Yingluck wows fans but remains divisive figure

When former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrived in this sleepy corner of northern Thailand and flashed her familiar smile, waiting supporters gasped and spoke of a political revival.

 Wed Jun 15 04:08:21 UTC 2016
 Thai king marks 70 years on the throne - from hospital bed

Thai king marks 70 years on the throne - from hospital bed

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2012, file photo, Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, center, is surrounded by his family members, from left, Princess Somsavali, his daughter Princess Ubolratana, his daughter Princess Chulabhorn, Princess Siribhachudabhorn, Royal Consort Princess Srirasm, his grandson Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, his son Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn and his daughter Princess Sirindhorn after addressing the crowd from a balcony of the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall on his 85th birthday in Bangkok, Thailand. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, on Thursday June 9, 2016, marks his 70th year on the throne. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn, File)

 June 09, 2016 - 08:57:36 GMT
 Their visibility belies scorn, harm transgender Thais face

Their visibility belies scorn, harm transgender Thais face

In this Tuesday, May 31, 2016 photo, Jetsada Taesombat, executive director and co-founder of the Thai Transgender Alliance, checks e-mail at her office in Bangkok, Thailand. The most dangerous place in high school for Jetsada was the boys' bathroom. Her makeup, her lipstick, her accessories became signals to fellow students who targeted her with cruel jokes, insults and physical abuse. But Jetsada refused to hide her transgender identity.

 June 05, 2016 - 13:10:14 GMT
 Thailand jails country singer for seven years in royal insult case

Thailand jails country singer for seven years in royal insult case

Thanat Thanawatcharanon, also known by his stage name Tom Dundee, a Thai actor, singer and political activist, who was accused of insulting Thailand's king in public speech, gestures as he arrives at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, June 1, 2016.

 June 01, 2016 - 05:47:39 GMT
 The End of Thailand's Tiger Temple

The End of Thailand's Tiger Temple

In this Feb, 12, 2015 file photo a Thai Buddhist monk gives water to a tiger from a bottle at the "Tiger Temple" in Saiyok district in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand.

 May 30, 2016 - 23:04:37 GMT

Thailand canvasses support for controversial charter ahead of August vote

Thailand's military government on Wednesday kicked off a drive to convince citizens to vote in an August referendum for a draft constitution that the junta has said will pave the way for an election next year.Opponents say the constitution will instead enshrine a political role for the military, which seized power two years ago in a coup, besides heralding weak governments and worsening a decade of bitter political division.

 Wed May 25 11:30:50 UTC 2016
 Gay couple wins custody battle against Thai surrogate mother

Gay couple wins custody battle against Thai surrogate mother

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 23, 2016 file photo, American Gordon Lake, left, and Spaniard Manuel Santos, right, walk with their baby Carmen at the Central Juvenile and Family Court in Bangkok, Thailand. A court in Thailand was to announce its verdict Tuesday, April 26 in a high-profile custody battle between a same-sex couple and a Thai surrogate mother who decided she wanted to keep the baby when she found out they were gay.

 April 26, 2016 - 09:02:02 GMT
 Eight killed in chemical accident at Siam Commercial Bank HQ - statement

Eight killed in chemical accident at Siam Commercial Bank HQ - statement

The logo of Siam Commercial Bank is pictured at its office building in central Bangkok, Thailand, January 26, 2016.

 March 14, 2016 - 04:47:16 GMT
Image of Asia: Contesting an elephant polo match in Thailand

Image of Asia: Contesting an elephant polo match in Thailand

In this photo by Mark Baker, polo players on mahout-guided elephants contest for the ball during a charity match in Bangkok, Thailand.

 March 10, 2016 - 13:49:02 GMT
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