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Bodybuilder dies after celebrity Muay Thai match with ex-Singapore Idol contestant

SINGAPORE A Singaporean bodybuilder has died after a celebrity Muay Thai fight against former Singapore Idol contestant Steven Lim in the city-state, the event organiser and local media said.

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Thai junta leader, backers fuel suspicions of plans to stay in power 3:55am BST

By Panarat Thepgumpanat, Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Panu Wongcha-um

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Thai authorities close in on Yingluck's escape accomplices 22 Sep 2017

BANGKOK Thai authorities are closing in on the people who helped former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra flee the country last month, Thai Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said on Friday.

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Thai junta and Muslim separatists trade blame over peace steps 18 Sep 2017

BANGKOK Thailand's junta and a Malay Muslim separatist faction have blamed each other for a delay in setting up a 'safety zone' as a confidence-building measure towards ending a decades-old insurgency.

Thai junta tells Japan investors $45-billion development plan to go ahead 11 Sep 2017

BANGKOK A $45-billion plan to redevelop Thailand's industrial east will go ahead regardless of whoever takes power after elections, the military government told hundreds of Japanese investors on Monday.

Malaysia says foils hijacking of Thai tanker, 10 pirates arrested 07 Sep 2017

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian authorities thwarted the hijacking of a Thai oil tanker on Thursday and arrested 10 suspected Indonesian pirates on board the ship, a maritime security agency commander said.

Thailand signs deals with Chinese state firms for high-speed railway 06 Sep 2017

Bangkok Thailand have signed two contracts, worth 5.2 billion baht (120.42 million pounds), with Chinese state enterprises for a high-speed rail project with China, Anon Luengboriboon, acting governor of the State Railway of Thailand, told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Thailand's King endorses annual military reshuffle 01 Sep 2017

BANGKOK Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Friday endorsed the annual reshuffle of 990 senior military officers, with a balance of officers from different factions moving into top positions.

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'Smart vest' turns stray dogs into Thailand's street guardians 01 Sep 2017

BANGKOK An advertising agency in Thailand has developed a "smart vest" that potentially could turn stray dogs into guardians of Bangkok's streets and alleyways. | Video

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Thai university removes student leader for defying royalist tradition 01 Sep 2017

BANGKOK Thailand's prestigious Chulalongkorn University has removed the head of its student council, a vocal critic of military rule, after he was accused of disrupting a royalist initiation ceremony.