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Hundreds of police in Thailand block anti-junta march

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Hundreds of police in Thailand on Saturday blocked protestors planning to march from Bangkok to Khon Kaen in the northeast of the country in a rare display of public discontent in the junta-ruled country.

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Thai court drops royal insult case over ancient king

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military court on Wednesday dropped the prosecution of an 85-year-old academic who had been accused of royal insult for questioning the truth of a 17th century elephant-back battle, he and his lawyer said.

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Speedboat fire injures 16 in Thailand

Passengers jump into water after vessel bursts into flames while travelling between Phuket and Phi Phi

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Tourist boat explodes in Thailand leaving 16 injured

The injured are mainly Chinese tourists, with six in a severe condition.

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Prime Minister cutouts a highlight of Thailand's Children's Day

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai children posed on Saturday with life-sized cutouts of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha as the cardboard figures of the junta leader made an appearance at the annual Children's Day festival.

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Thailand seizes large elephant tusks worth over $450,000

Thai authorities have seized 148 kilograms (326 pounds) of African elephant ivory, including three large tusks, worth around 15 million baht ($469,800) from a Bangkok airport.

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Japanese Yakuza boss arrested in Thailand after police identify him by his tattoos

74-year-old Shigeharu Shirai had been on the run for 14 years when photos of him playing checkers at an outdoor table were posted to Facebook

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Elderly Yakuza boss arrested for unsolved murder case after tattoos go viral

The 74-year-old was identified when somebody posted a picture praising his tattoos.

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Yakuza boss arrested in Thailand after photos of his tattoos go viral

Police capture 72-year-old Japanese fugitive who was recognised when images of his body art were circulated onlineA retired Japanese crime boss has been arrested in Thailand, ending more than 14 years on the run, after photos of his yakuza tattoos and a m

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CCTV captures ex-British soldier leaving apartment in change of clothes after Thai prostitute fell to death from his balcony

images show Reece Vella leaving his apartment in Thailand in a fresh change of clothes after Wannipa Janhauthon plunged to her death

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Brit tourist Reece Vella pictured getting boozy with pals and hookers in seedy Thai bar just days before prostitute fell to her death from his flat

BRIT tourist Reece Vella gets boozy in a seedy Thai bar just days before his “strange” sex session that saw a prostitute plummet to her death. The ex-squaddie, arrested in Thailand over the death of hooker Wannipa Janhuathaon on Saturday, part

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Thai PM leaves cardboard cutout to take questions from the media – video

Thailand’s prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, produced a lifesize cardboard cutout of himself in an attempt to avoid questions from the media. He told the press conference: ‘If you want to ask any questions on politics or conflict, ask this g

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Thailand PM directs media queries to cardboard cutout

Prayuth has had a contentious relationship with the media since taking control of the government in a 2014 coup.        

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Thailand's PM leaves cardboard cut-out for press conference and tells journalists to ask it questions instead

Gesture adds to a 'long list of his bizarre and bullying reactions to reporters,' says Human Rights Watch

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Thai foreign minister says fugitive former PM Yingluck in London

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled the country to avoid being jailed over a rice subsidy scheme that lost billions of dollars, is in Britain, Thailand's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

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‘Ask this guy’: Thai officials set up a cardboard cutout of the prime minister as he waved off reporters and walked away

Local media said the move may be part of a Thai tradition to place cardboard cutouts of the Prime Minister around the Government House on Children's Day.

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'Ask this guy': Thai PM uses cardboard cutout to avoid journalists' questions

Prayuth Chan-ocha appeared ready for a media conference before producing the unusual prop and walking off Thailand’s prime minister has found a novel way to avoid journalists’ questions: producing a life-sized cardboard cutout of himself and

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British man arrested in Thailand after prostitute plunges to death during 'extravagant sex'

A prostitute who fell five stories to her death was allegedly midway through "extravagant sex" with a British man.

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British tourist arrested after naked Thai prostitute plunges five floors to her death during 'extravagant balcony sex'

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Wannipa Janhuathon, 26, plunged naked along with a half-empty packet of sex drugs from an apartment in Pattaya, Thailand

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Moment Brit, 25, is arrested after Thai prostitute plunged five floors to her death ‘during balcony sex session’

THIS is the dramatic moment a British tourist is arrested over the death of a Thai hooker who plunged five floors to her death as they had sex on a balcony. Police pounced on Reece Vella, 25, at 4pm local time yesterday following the death of bar girl

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American tourist 'overdoses on Viagra and strolls through airport naked, yelling and throwing faeces'

Steve Cho, 27, was arrested and underwent a psychiatric examination after the "scary" and "disgusting" outburst in Thailand

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Two pals baffled when they won a FRIDGE in a raffle – and had to ride home with it on their MOTORBIKE

REFRESHING footage shows two pals getting home after a night out – with an enormous purple fridge balanced on their motorbike. Friends Thammarat Thumphat and Ritti Kiatmongkol had been at a party in their hometown Sisaket, Thailand, where they p

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Bizarre craze sees 100 men a month fork out £480 and enter hospital to bleach their PENISES

Up to four men a day are forking out $650 (£480) to whiten their genitals at the Lelux Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand

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