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The favorite dog of Thailand's ailing monarch has died, days after a man was arrested under the kingdom's strict royal defamation laws for allegedly making a satirical online remark about the beloved canine.
Thai king's favorite dog dies, after 'insult' arrest


Thailand's junta chief hit out Monday at critics of a controversial court verdict which sentenced two Myanmar migrant workers to death for murdering a pair of British tourists last year.
Prayuth defends verdict in Britons' murder


Two Myanmar migrants were sentenced to death Thursday for murdering a pair of British holidaymakers on a Thai island, in a case that sullied the kingdom's reputation as a tourist haven and raised questions over its justice system.
Myanmar men get death for murders in Thailand


Thailand's highest court Wednesday upheld a royal defamation conviction against an online newspaper editor who fell foul of the draconian law after failing to speedily remove reader comments deemed critical of the monarchy.

Thailand's government said Monday it is not ignoring the slavery and forced labor in its lucrative shrimp industry that was highlighted in an Associated Press investigation published last week.
Thai gov't says not ignoring shrimp sheds slavery issue


The families of the 14 people killed when their coach crashed in Thailand's Chiang Mai city on Sunday, Dec. 20) -- 13 Malaysian Chinese tourists and one Thai female guide -- will receive 1.6 million baht (US$44,300) each in compensation from insurance companies.
Families of bus crash victims in Thai  city to get US$44,300 from insurers


At least 13 people including ethnic Chinese Malaysian tourists were killed Sunday when a bus plunged off a road in Thailand, a country with some of the world's most dangerous highways.

A Thai military court has jailed a woman for over nine years for royal defamation, an official said Wednesday, the latest in a series of harsh sentences to raise concern about the draconian law.

Thailand's king has made a rare, brief appearance on television amid concerns about his ailing health.

A Thai man has been arrested for "liking" a doctored photo of the king and sharing an infographic on Facebook about a growing corruption scandal, the military said Thursday, as prosecutions burgeon under the country's draconian royal defamation laws.

The U.S. ambassador to Thailand is under investigation for royal defamation over comments he made criticizing lengthy jail sentences from the kingdom's lese majeste law, a foreign media group and police said Wednesday.

The people of Thailand on Saturday marked the 88th birthday of their king, the world's longest-reigning monarch, but with their once-vigorous leader in a hospital and unseen in public for three months, the celebrations were the most subdued in memory.

The prime suspect in the murder of an Australian former Hells Angels member has been arrested in Cambodia, police said Friday, after an American was charged in neighboring Thailand over the kidnap and killing.

The International New York Times said its printer in Thailand removed an article on the moribund state of the kingdom's economy Tuesday, forcing the edition to carry blank spaces including on the cover.
Blank spaces replace article on slowing Thai economy

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