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Thai court to deliver verdict on ex-PM on August 25

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BANGKOK Thailand's Supreme Court has set Aug. 25 as the date for a verdict in the trial of the country's former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is accused of wasting billions of dollars on a rice subsidy scheme.

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'Jet-set' monk arrives in Thailand after extradition from U.S. 20 Jul 2017

BANGKOK A former Buddhist monk wanted on child sex charges arrived in Thailand's capital Bangkok late on Wednesday after being extradited from the United States where he had fled. | Video

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Thai opposition 'red shirt' leader jailed for defaming former PM 20 Jul 2017

BANGKOK Thailand's Supreme Court jailed a firebrand opposition leader for a year on Thursday for defaming a former prime minister, overturning two previous court rulings, in 2012 and 2014, that dismissed the charge against him.

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Thai general, provincial politicians found guilty in trafficking trial 19 Jul 2017

By Panu Wongcha-um, Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Aukkarapon Niyomyat | Video

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Trial of Thailand's Yingluck fails to break Shinawatra machine 18 Jul 2017

BANGKOK/KHON KAEN As the trial of former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over an extravagant rice subsidy programme winds to a close, her rural supporters are resisting attempts by the ruling junta to silence her family's political machine. | Video

Jet-setting former Thai monk wanted on sex charge being sent home - police 18 Jul 2017

BANGKOK A former Thai Buddhist monk wanted on child sex charges will be sent home from the United States to face trial, Thai police said on Tuesday, the latest scandal to raise questions about the state of Buddhism in a fast-changing society.

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Thai king's aide named to head multi-billion property bureau 18 Jul 2017

BANGKOK A close aide of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been named as head of the agency which manages the monarchy's multi-billion dollar holdings after the law was changed to give him full control of the Crown Property Bureau.

Rights groups call for justice ahead of major Thailand trafficking verdict 18 Jul 2017

BANGKOK Thailand should ensure those involved in trafficking migrants are brought to justice, rights groups said on Tuesday, ahead of a verdict in a major trafficking trial involving 103 defendants that has been beset by allegations of intimidation.

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Thailand's king given full control of crown property 17 Jul 2017

BANGKOK Thailand has amended a royal property law to formally give King Maha Vajiralongkorn full control of the agency which manages the multi-billion dollar holdings of the monarchy.

Eight killed in Thailand in rare mass shooting - police 11 Jul 2017

BANGKOK Gunmen shot dead eight people, including at least one child, in a house in Thailand after holding them hostage, police said on Tuesday, a rare incident in a country where although guns are common, such mass shootings are rare.