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In Thailand, discontent of pro-democracy protesters bubbles over as government battens down hatches
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In Thailand, discontent of pro-democracy protesters bubbles over as government battens down hatches

Thai political history is littered with army coups that have nullified the results of national elections. The last coup, in 2014, was followed by the passage of an army-drafted Constitution that has eroded democratic institutions further. The Senate, for instance, is now entirely appointed.

Meghan Markle and the perils of finding a prince: Intense public scrutiny on women is rarely charming
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Meghan Markle and the perils of finding a prince: Intense public scrutiny on women is rarely charming

It’s tough enough to be just about any kind of woman in the public eye, but there will be little empathy for Meghan Markle

Nepal votes for change, political stability in first-ever polls since end of 1996 civil war
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Nepal votes for change, political stability in first-ever polls since end of 1996 civil war

Citizens across Nepal voted in elections that may herald much-needed change after 20 ruinous years marked by a bloody Maoist insurgency, a devastating earthquake and crippling political instability

Watch: Century after revolution, some Russians crave return of tsar
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Watch: Century after revolution, some Russians crave return of tsar

Mikhail Ustinov's ancestors were executed in 1917 for supporting the tsar but a hundred years later the 68-year-old yearns for the return of monarchy to Russia.

Thailand has tightened restrictions on illegal content; will target viewers
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Thailand has tightened restrictions on illegal content; will target viewers

Thailand has a technology crime suppression police division, which handles inappropriate content and computer crimes that are insulting to the monarchy.

Japan's Emperor Akihito to step down as cabinet approves bill allowing abdication
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Japan's Emperor Akihito to step down as cabinet approves bill allowing abdication

The Japanese government approved a one-off bill allowing ageing Emperor Akihito to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne, in the first such abdication in two centuries.

Heralding a new chapter in Thailand: Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn set to be named new king
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Heralding a new chapter in Thailand: Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn set to be named new king

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn was set to be proclaimed the new King of Thailand, heralding a new chapter in the country's monarchy.

Thailand internet operators ask users to report
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Thailand internet operators ask users to report "inappropriate content about royal institution"

Thailand's main mobile telecoms operators instructed customers on Sunday to report "inappropriate content about the royal institution", as the government steps up scrutiny for material deemed insulting to the monarchy.

Japan's Emperor Akihito planning to abdicate in favour of eldest son, says state media
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Japan's Emperor Akihito planning to abdicate in favour of eldest son, says state media

Japan's Emperor Akihito plans to abdicate in favour of his eldest son within a few years, the Japanese media has reported

World's oldest monarch Queen Elizabeth II turns 90 with beacons and gun salutes
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World's oldest monarch Queen Elizabeth II turns 90 with beacons and gun salutes

LONDON Britain's Queen Elizabeth turns 90 on Thursday with beacons and gun salutes heralding the birthday of the world's oldest monarch, who still performs hundreds of engagements a year and shows no signs of losing her appetite for the job. Usually her birthday passes with little ceremony but to mark Thursday's landmark Elizabeth will greet well-wishers near her Windsor Castle home, west of London, and later light a beacon, the first of 1,000 to be lit across the country and worldwide to mark the occasion

Thailand: Radio show host defames monarchy on air, jailed for five years
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Thailand: Radio show host defames monarchy on air, jailed for five years

A Thai radio show host has been jailed for five years for royal defamation, his lawyer said on Tuesday, one of the first sentences passed by a military court for breaching the draconian law since a May coup.

Thailand: British journalist's book banned for allegedly defaming monarchy
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Thailand: British journalist's book banned for allegedly defaming monarchy

Thai police have banned a British journalist's book about politics in Thailand for allegedly defaming the monarchy, an official said on Thursday, in a country with one of the world's strictest lese majeste laws.

Do not insult the monarchy, warns Thai junta leader
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Do not insult the monarchy, warns Thai junta leader

Thai junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha on Friday said his regime would use legal, psychological and technological measures to protect the monarchy against defamation in his first official policy speech as premier.

Images: Is Kate Middleton trying to hide a baby bump?
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Images: Is Kate Middleton trying to hide a baby bump?

Gasp! Can it be? Are we going to going to see the broth of a new generation of Britain's royal family?