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Thailand to resume peace talks with Muslim separatists in Malaysia

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BANGKOK Thailand on Thursday said peace talks with Muslim separatists would resume in Malaysia next week after a round in September ended without progress.

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Thailand to investigate BBC over profile of new king - minister 07 Dec 2016

BANGKOK Thailand's defence minister said on Wednesday authorities will investigate the BBC on suspicion of insulting the monarchy in connection with a Thai-language profile of the new king that has stirred social media anger.

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Heavy flooding in Thailand kills 14, inundates tourist isles 06 Dec 2016

BANGKOK Floods in Thailand have killed 14 people and badly affected southern holiday islands as the country heads into the December-January high season for tourism, authorities said on Tuesday. | Video

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Thai king appoints new members to royal council - palace 06 Dec 2016

BANGKOK Thailand's new king appointed three new members to his powerful royal advisory council on Tuesday and removed some former members in one of his first acts since taking the throne.

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Court upholds deportation order for Thai teenager born and raised in Japan 06 Dec 2016

TOKYO A Thai teenager born and raised in Japan lost an appeal on Tuesday against a lower court ruling that upheld his deportation order, highlighting the country's deep reluctance to accept foreigners even as its population ages and shrinks.

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Thai activist 'first to be arrested for royal insult' under new king 03 Dec 2016

BANGKOK Thai police arrested an anti-junta activist on Saturday for defaming the monarchy in what rights groups said was the first case of lese-majeste brought under Thailand's new king.

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Thai activist 'first to be arrested for royal insult' under new king 03 Dec 2016

BANGKOK Thai police arrested an anti-junta activist on Saturday for defaming the monarchy in what rights groups said was the first case of lese-majeste brought under Thailand's new king.

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Thailand's new king makes first public appearance 02 Dec 2016

BANGKOK Thailand's new king on Friday made his first public appearance since ascending the throne the previous day, ending a period of uncertainty since the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, on Oct. 13. | Video

In milestone case, Thai court rules to protect young refugee football star 02 Dec 2016

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A court in northern Thailand has invoked a special measure to protect a 16-year-old Somali refugee, in a "milestone" ruling for a country where refugees, including children, face constant risk of detention and prosecution.

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Thailand's crown prince becomes country's new king 01 Dec 2016

BANGKOK Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, 64, became Thailand's new king on Thursday after he accepted an invitation from parliament to succeed his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in October.