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Thai prince divorces, questions remain for monarchy
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.
 

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.
 

A fugitive Thai millionaire wanted on charges including royal defamation broke cover to protest his innocence Sunday in a graft probe that has seen relatives of the crown prince's wife arrested.
 

Thailand's ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej cancelled plans to hold a public annual audience marking his 87th birthday Friday on his doctors' advice, heightening anxiety in the deeply divided kingdom over the monarch's
 

A lawmaker from Thailand's toppled ruling party was jailed for two-and-a-half years on Wednesday for defaming the royal family, the latest in a series of such convictions since the army grabbed power.
 

Thailand's Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn has asked the government to strip his wife's family of their royally issued surname, the latest development in a high-profile crackdown that involves senior members of the police force.
Thai crown prince strips wife's kin of royal name

 

Human rights groups Friday condemned the Thai authorities for sentencing five alleged Muslim separatists to death, saying the punishment would do little to promote peace in the violence-racked south.
 

Thailand's parliament has voted to ban commercial surrogacy after outrage erupted over the unregulated industry following a series scandals including the case of an Australian couple accused of abandoning a baby with Down's syndrome.
 

A major Thai police corruption probe was widened Tuesday with a third high-ranking officer charged under the country's strict royal defamation rules in what analysts said was a rare purge of the kingdom's top brass.
 

A military court in junta-ruled Thailand sentenced a Web editor to 4 1/2 years in jail Monday for publishing an article five years ago that it said defamed the nation's king.
 

Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej missed a planned meeting with two government ministers, palace officials said, amid ongoing public concern over the state of the ailing 86-year-old's health.
 

The United Nations criticized Thailand's junta Friday for detaining people caught throwing a three-fingered protest salute inspired by “The Hunger Games” movies, as the prime minister warned that people using the defiant gesture could “jeopardize their future.”
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Police detained three students Thursday at the opening of the latest “Hunger Games” movie in Thailand, where opponents of May's military coup have adopted the film's three-finger salute as a sign of defiance.
 
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