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Thailand's junta-stacked parliament voted Friday to impeach former premier Yingluck Shinawatra, hours after prosecutors announced plans to indict her for corruption in a double blow that risks reigniting the country's bitter divisions.

Ousted Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra Thursday attacked impeachment proceedings against her ahead of a crunch vote that could see her banned from politics for five years and deepen the country's bitter divide.
Ousted Thai PM slams impeachment vote


A Thai anti-graft official said ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra must face a "political punishment" for a costly rice subsidy scheme, as calls for her impeachment gathered steam Friday.
Impeachment calls crescendo as D-Day nears for Thai PM


The surrogate mothers of nine babies fathered by a Japanese man and taken into care by Thai authorities last year have launched legal proceedings to regain custody of the infants, an official said Wednesday.

A Rohingya woman has died after suffocating in a truck packed with migrants from the Myanmar Muslim minority group as they traveled through southern Thailand, police said Monday.

Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra defended her role in a money-losing rice subsidy scheme Friday at the start of an impeachment hearing that analysts say is aimed at ensuring the ousted leader stays out of politics for the foreseeable future.
Ousted Thai premier rejects charges at hearing


A Facebook group has sparked online uproar in Thailand after ridiculing the placing of statues at dangerous road spots to ward off evil spirits, in a country where belief in the occult and supernatural is deeply held.

A Pakistani fugitive convicted in India over a 1995 bomb attack that killed 16 people including a chief minister will be extradited after his capture in Thailand, authorities said Tuesday.

The Thai auto industry may have suffered a terrible year, with domestic sales plummeting by almost 40 percent during the first 10 months, but many believe the worst has passed and that 2015 will be a year of recovery.

The suspects, both in their 20s, plead guilty to the charge of insulting the monarchy in a play staged last year at Bangkok's elite Thammasat University.

Two Thais accused of defaming the monarchy in a university play pleaded guilty on Monday amid an intensifying junta crackdown on perceived royal slurs under the kingdom's controversial lese majeste law.

Thailand's crown prince has divorced his wife, in a dramatic fall from grace for a senior princess at a time of heightened anxiety over the health of the country's revered but ailing monarch.
Thai prince divorces, questions remain for monarchy


A Thai airline flight to China returned to Bangkok after a passenger assaulted a flight attendant by tossing hot water at her, the airline said Friday.

Thai rubber farmers Tuesday defied a law banning political gatherings as the industry reels from record low prices, testing the junta's resolve to end the kingdom's subsidy culture.
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