Thailand

Country Thailand
Capital Bangkok
Continent Asia
Currency Baht(THB)
Languages Thai

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A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy. In alliance with Japan during World War II, Thailand became a US treaty ally following the conflict. A military coup in September 2006 ousted then Prime Minister THAKSIN Chinnawat. The interim government held elections in December 2007 that saw the former pro-THAKSIN People's Power Party (PPP) emerge at the head of a coalition government. The anti-THAKSIN People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) in May 2008 began street demonstrations against the new government, eventually occupying the prime minister's office in August and Bangkok's two international airports in November. The PAD ended their protests in early December 2008 following a court ruling that dissolved the ruling PPP and two other coalition parties for election violations. The Democrat Party then formed a new coalition government and ABHISIT Wetchachiwa became prime minister. In October 2008 THAKSIN went into voluntary exile to avoid imprisonment for a corruption conviction, and has since agitated his followers from abroad. THAKSIN supporters re-organized into the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) and rioted in April 2009, shutting down an ASEAN meeting in Phuket, and in early 2010 protested a court verdict confiscating most of THAKSIN's wealth. Since January 2004, thousands have been killed as separatists in Thailand's southern ethnic Malay-Muslim provinces increased the violence associated with their cause.

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Thai Police Will Review Ways to Take Down Content After Man Murders Baby in Facebook Video - Fortune

Fortune

Thai Police Will Review Ways to Take Down Content After Man Murders Baby in Facebook Video
Fortune
Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to speed up taking down "inappropriate online content" after a man broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Two videos, which were available for nearly ...
Thailand baby killing: Facebook removes videowtkr.com
Man livestreams murder of baby daughter on Facebook before committing suicideCNBC
Thailand: Father kills baby daughter, broadcasts murder live on FacebookThe Indian Express
New York Times -The New Indian Express -Reuters -BBC News
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Thailand under strain from tourist surge - Financial Times

Financial Times

Thailand under strain from tourist surge
Financial Times
Thailand's tourism ambitions will be underscored this week as it hosts the global summit of the World Travel & Tourism Council, where David Cameron, former UK prime minister, is due to give a keynote address. The country is also scheduled to host ...
Thailand looks forward to its first Michelin GuideThe Straits Times
Thailand to have Michelin GuideThe Express Tribune

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King of Thailand to be cremated more than a year after his death - The Independent

The Independent

King of Thailand to be cremated more than a year after his death
The Independent
The late King of Thailand is going to be cremated on 26 October, more than a year after his death plunged the country into mourning. Bhumibol Adulyadej's funerary rites will begin the day before, with the ceremony lasting for five days, the military ...
Thailand sets October date for late king's cremationHerald live
October cremation date for Thailand's King Bhumibol AdulyadejNikkei Asian Review
Cremation of Thailand's late king to be held on Oct. 26ABC News

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Why a Stolen Democracy Plaque Is Gripping Thailand - WSJ - Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Why a Stolen Democracy Plaque Is Gripping Thailand - WSJ
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
BANGKOK—It is a mystery that is captivating Thailand: Who stole a brass plaque commemorating the revolution that ended royal rule 85 years ago?
Thai man once jailed for ABC doco detained again over mysterious ...ABC Online

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Milovan Rajevac named new Thailand coach - ESPN FC (blog)

ESPN FC (blog)

Milovan Rajevac named new Thailand coach
ESPN FC (blog)
Former Ghana and Algeria boss Milovan Rajevac has been confirmed as the new head coach of Thailand on a one-year contract. Football Association of Thailand (FAT) made the appointment on Wednesday, choosing from a three-man shortlist that also ...
Milovan Rajevac new Thailand football coachBangkok Post
Thailand appoint Rajevac as coachFIFA.com
Milovan Rajevac replaces Kiatisuk Senamuang as new Thailand coachThe Indian Express
SuperSport -Washington Times -Fox Sports Asia
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Thailand To Make U-Tapao Airport A Third Bangkok Airport - MRO Network

MRO Network

Thailand To Make U-Tapao Airport A Third Bangkok Airport
MRO Network
Although Thailand is a short flight from the region's main MRO hub in Singapore, Pattanapanchai said the government believes the MRO industry in Thailand could grow quickly in the near future. Aircraft maintenance demand in Asia continues to rise, and ...



LED Expo Thailand - Live Trading News

Live Trading News

LED Expo Thailand
Live Trading News
LED Expo Thailand is one of the leading LED lighting events in Southeast Asia and ASEAN's largest international exhibition on LED lighting products & technology. It is dedicated to the science, technology and application of LEDs and solid-state lighting.

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Defying old attitudes about which latitude is suitable for fine wine - Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Bee

Defying old attitudes about which latitude is suitable for fine wine
Sacramento Bee
She, her sister Mimi Suvisooth Lohitnavy and their parents Visooth and Sakuna Lohitnavy are proclaiming that fine wines can be made from time-honored grape varieties in one of the more unlikely locales for either, Thailand. Viognier, petite sirah ...



New Zealanders laid to rest in Thailand | Stuff.co.nz - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nz

New Zealanders laid to rest in Thailand | Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nz
More than 100,000 labourers and POWs lost their lives during the construction of the Thailand-Burma railway during WWII. Including at least 13 Kiwis. Many of ...

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Qatar given a tough time by Thailand, Saudi Arabia too strong for ... - International Cricket Council

International Cricket Council

Qatar given a tough time by Thailand, Saudi Arabia too strong for ...
International Cricket Council
Day three of the 2017 ICC World Cricket League Qualifier – Asia was dominated by the bowlers but it is still Qatar and Saudi Arabia that look to be the teams to ...
Malik scalps 4/17 as Qatar thrash Thailand - Gulf TimesGulf Times

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