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Thai military remains power broker in royal succession

Thai military remains power broker in royal succession

17-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

During his seven-decade reign, King Bhumibol Adulyadej forged deep ties with Thailand’s military, which is expected to remain a key power broker as the monarch’s [...]
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Grieving Thailand salutes late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Grieving Thailand salutes late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

17-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Massive crowds of weeping Thais and saluting soldiers lined the streets Friday as late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was borne through Bangkok, a day after his death left an [...]
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Thai king’s incredible popularity explained

17-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Many Thais revered late king Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away at the age of 88 on Thursday, with near god-like devotion. Here’s why. Q) Is his popularity among Thais [...]
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Daunting task faces Thailand’s heir to throne

Daunting task faces Thailand’s heir to throne

17-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn faces a daunting task as heir to the throne after his father gained semi-divine status in a kingdom that underwent profound changes [...]
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Thailand’s King Bhumibol takes final journey past grieving subjects

17-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Buddhist monks on Friday chanted prayers over the remains of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the riverside Grand Palace in Bangkok, ahead of a traditional royal cremation [...]
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Why Facebook suddenly blacked out all ads in Thailand

17-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

Facebook is taking a very unusual step for a company that makes it money off advertisements: It will stop showing ads on its network in the entire country of Thailand in a [...]
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Thailand goes black in mourning

17-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

Thailand, a country often associated with the bright colours of its various social movements, was predominantly dressed in black yesterday as the official mourning period [...]
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A Tense Thailand Mourns Its King – and Fears for Its Future

A Tense Thailand Mourns Its King – and Fears for Its Future

17-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

The rituals of grief distract the mind. As Thai subjects mourned the world’s longest-serving monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died on October 13 at 88 years of [...]
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Thailand replaces all TV channels with monochrome palace broadcast

15-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

All Thai television channels – including international satellite networks – were replaced with black and white palace broadcasts late Thursday following the death [...]
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Thailand’s beloved king, unifying figure, dies at 88

Thailand’s beloved king, unifying figure, dies at 88

15-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

King Bhumibol Adulyadej, long a unifying figure in politically fractious Thailand, died Thursday and uncertainty over the succession quickly arose as his crown prince [...]
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‘Long live the king!’ – Thais mourn Bhumibol Adulyadej

15-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Praying, wailing and collapsing to their knees, devastated Thais poured out their grief on Thursday as they struggled to process the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the [...]
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Thai King Bhumibol, late father of a divided nation

15-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej was the revered “father of the nation” whose reign spanned seven politically turbulent decades, shielded by harsh [...]
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Heir to Thai throne: Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn

Heir to Thai throne: Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn

15-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The heir to the Thai throne, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, was for years known for his colourful private life and frequent trips overseas, but as his father’s [...]
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As sun sets on Bhumibol’s reign, what next for Thailand?

15-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The passing of Thailand’s 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, has thrust the nation into a moment of immense uncertainty. [...]
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‘Father of us all’: Thais pray outside hospital of ailing king

15-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

For Benyapa Raksawong’s family, Thailand’s king has been a permanent feature of their lives, from his ever present portrait at home and school, to stealing [...]
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