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Australian police seize huge cocaine haul being smuggled in yacht

Australian police seize huge cocaine haul being smuggled in yacht

A huge cocaine haul hidden in the hull of a yacht has been seized off the east coast of Australia, police said Thursday.

Thais bid final goodbye to beloved King Bhumibol

Thais bid final goodbye to beloved King Bhumibol

Brahmin priests, drummers and soldiers in ceremonial uniforms led a solemn but colour-splashed procession through Bangkok's historic heart Thursday as Thailand bade farewell to King Bhumibol Adulyadej ...

Tears in rain as Thais gather for late king's funeral

Tears in rain as Thais gather for late king's funeral

Sombre crowds began gathering to pay final respects to Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, braving a tropical downpour to camp out along the funeral procession route ...

Pomp and pageantry as Thailand rehearses late King's funeral

Pomp and pageantry as Thailand rehearses late King's funeral

Gilded chariots, horses and columns of military men in bright costumes swept through Bangkok's old quarter on Saturday in a final dress rehearsal for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's funeral ...

Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beaches

Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beaches

The smoking ban, which comes into force in November, follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5 kilometre stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket island province.

One year after King's death, Thais prepare for final goodbye

One year after King's death, Thais prepare for final goodbye

Revered as a demi-god and described as a "father" to all Thais, King Bhumibol commanded deep devotion during his historic 70-year reign.

Thousands queue to pay last respects to Thailand's late King Bhumibol

Thousands queue to pay last respects to Thailand's late King Bhumibol

Almost 12 million people, or almost one sixth of Thailand's population, have visited the glittering Grand Palace in Bangkok to pay their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej since he died last October ...

Thailand expects 250,000 to attend late king's cremation

Thailand expects 250,000 to attend late king's cremation

A quarter of a million people are expected to descend on the Thai capital for an elaborate cremation ceremony planned for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej next month, a junta leader said on Friday.

Former Thai PM Yingluck 'left Dubai for London'

Former Thai PM Yingluck 'left Dubai for London'

A source in the United Arab Emirates spoke after the leader of Thailand's military junta said that Yingluck Shinawatra, the prime minister he ousted three years ago, was in Dubai.

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck gets 5 years'  jail in absentia

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck gets 5 years' jail in absentia

Yingluck's administration was toppled in a 2014 coup and she was later put on trial for negligence over her government's rice subsidy scheme, which is said to have cost billions of dollars.

Three arrested for smuggling rhino horns at Thai airport

Three arrested for smuggling rhino horns at Thai airport

The suspects were the latest to be caught smuggling animal parts of an endangered species into Thailand, which is a common transit point for the blackmarket sale of wild flora and fauna.

Four rangers killed by bomb in rebel-hit Thai south

Four rangers killed by bomb in rebel-hit Thai south

Four Thai army rangers were killed Friday when a roadside bomb tore through their truck as they were securing a road for teachers, an army official said, the latest carnage in an insurgency roiling the kingdom's far south.