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Scuffles at Thai temple as police hunt for monk

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BANGKOK Monks and police scuffled on Monday at a Buddhist temple in Thailand where security forces are trying to arrest an influential former abbot on money-laundering charges.

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Worshippers defy Thai police at Buddhist temple 19 Feb 2017

BANGKOK Thousands of followers of Thailand's biggest Buddhist temple Buddhist temple defied orders to leave its grounds on Sunday to enable police to seek out their former abbot, who is accused of money laundering.

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Thai police fail to find fugitive monk in temple search 17 Feb 2017

BANGKOK Thai police failed to find a fugitive Buddhist monk wanted on money-laundering charges in a two-day search through the country's biggest monastery, but will not stop the hunt, a spokesman said on Friday.

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Thai police find only medical kit in search for fugitive monk 17 Feb 2017

BANGKOK Thai police hunting a fugitive Buddhist monk discovered medical equipment in the temple rooms where they had expected to find him and will keep searching, an officer said on Friday.

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Thai police search of Buddhist temple fails to turn up wanted monk 16 Feb 2017

BANGKOK Thai security forces filed past chanting monks on Thursday to search the country's biggest Buddhist temple for an influential former abbot accused of money laundering, but failed to find him.

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Thai authorities enter Buddhist temple to search for wanted monk 16 Feb 2017

BANGKOK Thai security forces entered the country's biggest Buddhist temple on Thursday to search for an influential monk wanted for money laundering after the junta leader declared he was imposing control over the vast temple complex.

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Parties call on Thai junta for swift return to democracy 14 Feb 2017

BANGKOK Thai political parties called on the ruling junta for a swift return to democracy on Tuesday during military-led reconciliation talks aimed at mending political divisions ahead of elections next year.

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U.S. admiral stresses democracy at Thai war games 14 Feb 2017

CHONBURI, Thailand The most senior U.S. officer to visit Thailand since a 2014 coup emphasised the importance of restoring democracy on Tuesday as he launched the annual Cobra Gold military exercise.

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Thailand's new king shows his strength 14 Feb 2017

BANGKOK From requiring constitutional changes to pushing for unity in the divided country and reshaping the royal household, Thailand's new king is putting an assertive stamp on his rule.

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Thai court to hear first royal insult case under new king 10 Feb 2017

BANGKOK A Thai court agreed on Friday to put a prominent activist on trial for insulting the monarchy after he shared a BBC Thai-language profile of the new king, which some said was offensive, on Facebook.