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Thailand’s government to hold referendum on constitution

The Cabinet and the National Council for Peace and Order, the junta’s official name, agreed at a meeting Tuesday to hold the referendum, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters.

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Thailand ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra starts trial for role in rice subsidy scheme

Yingluck entered a plea of not guilty after she was charged with dereliction in overseeing a controversial rice subsidy program that lost billions of dollars.

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Thailand’s 87-year-old king makes rare public appearance

Thais lined the roads along the route, chanting “Long Live the King!”

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Seven hurt in car bomb on tourist island in southern Thailand

The bomb was hidden in a pickup truck & went off late Friday night in the basement of the Central Festival mall.

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American tourist arrested in Thailand; hits 13 vehicles, injures two

Confused 29-year-old American tourist was arrested in Thailand for crashing into 13 vehicles and injuring two.

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Israeli girl found dead in Thai boat fire; 110 rescued as search stops

Her body was recovered by a team of up to 50 navy, marine police and national park officers.

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About 110 people saved from burning Thai tourist boat

Most of the rescued passengers and crew, totaling about 110, were taken to Krabi, several miles (kilometers) from where the fire occurred.

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Trains collide in Thailand, more than 20 injured

Two passenger trains collided north of Thailand’s capital Bangkok, injuring more than 20, authorities said.

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Thai junta leader: I’ll fight forced labor in fish industry

A Thailand newspaper reported that country’s junta leader vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor.

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US: Thailand must end slavery in its fishing fleets

The State Department blacklisted Thailand last year for failing to meet minimum standards in fighting human trafficking.

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Producers of ‘The Wolf Bride’ convicted for mocking the Thai monarchy

A court in Thailand sentenced two theatre activists for insulting the country’s monarchy.

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Car bomb hits insurgency-plagued southern Thailand; 13 hurt

Thai police say suspected Muslim insurgents have detonated a car bomb that wounded 13 people and damaged buildings.

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Commercial surrogacy stops in Thailand

The law aims to stop Thailand from being a commercial surrogacy hub for foreign couples.

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Thai ex-PM Yingluck indicted for negligence in rice subsidy scheme

Thailand’s attorney general has pressed criminal charges against former PM for negligence related to her government’s money-losing rice subsidy scheme.

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Thai junta tightens security at public places after blasts

Security tightens after two bombs have detonated at a high end luxury shopping mall in Bangkok.