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Thailand court sentences ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra to two years' prison in absentia over lottery programme
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Thailand court sentences ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra to two years' prison in absentia over lottery programme

A Thai court on Thursday sentenced former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in absentia to two years in prison over his handling of a state lottery programme.

Thailand electorate votes in general elections after nearly five years of military rule; exiled ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra in fray
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Thailand electorate votes in general elections after nearly five years of military rule; exiled ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra in fray

Polling began on Sunday after nearly five years of military rule in Thailand where around 51 million voters are eligible to exercise their franchise, South China Morning Post reported.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha: The architect of Leicester City's rise from second-tier side to Premier League champions
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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha: The architect of Leicester City's rise from second-tier side to Premier League champions

In the wake of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha passing, his contribution to the city of Leicester and its football club have been recognised by numerous fans and footballers.

Thailand: Police says 15 suspects detained earlier were not involved in the blasts
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Thailand: Police says 15 suspects detained earlier were not involved in the blasts

A group of 15 suspects detained by the Thai military investigating last week's deadly tourist resort attacks was not involved in the blasts, police said on Friday, adding to confusion surrounding the case

Thai ex-premier says ruling junta is pushing for 'backward democracy'
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Thai ex-premier says ruling junta is pushing for 'backward democracy'

Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has accused the ruling junta of trying to push through a new constitution designed to limit democracy

Thailand files criminal charges against former PM Yingluck Shinawatra
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Thailand files criminal charges against former PM Yingluck Shinawatra

Thailand's attorney general filed charges against deposed prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday, in a case that could result in a 10-year jail term if she is found guilty.

Thailand presses criminal charges against former PM Yingluck Shinawatra
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Thailand presses criminal charges against former PM Yingluck Shinawatra

Thailand's attorney general has pressed criminal charges against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for negligence related to her government's money-losing rice subsidy scheme.

Corruption case: Thailand junta rejects request of Yingluck Shinawatra to travel overseas
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Corruption case: Thailand junta rejects request of Yingluck Shinawatra to travel overseas

Thailand government has rejected a request from former premier Yingluck Shinawatra to travel overseas to ensure that she is in the country to face criminal charges in the controversial rice-pledging scheme.

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck's impeachment process begins
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Ousted Thai PM Yingluck's impeachment process begins

Yingluck was removed from office in May, after a court found her guilty of abuse of power.

Thailand's king endorses military leader as PM
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Thailand's king endorses military leader as PM

Prayuth, who is due to retire as the Thailand army chief in September, moved quickly to silence dissent and deployed troops to quell protests in the weeks after the coup.

Thailand: Citizens to protest army's no elections diktat
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Thailand: Citizens to protest army's no elections diktat

Protesters will test Thai coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha this weekend after he said there would be no elections in Thailand for more than a year to give the military time to engineer reforms.

Thai Junta bans anti-coup protests, rebels call for mass rally
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Thai Junta bans anti-coup protests, rebels call for mass rally

Police sealed off a Bangkok intersections to prevent a planned protest. Authorities said they would not allow any protests against last week's military coup.

Thai military begins work on economy, warns against protests
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Thai military begins work on economy, warns against protests

Thai coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday he had been formally endorsed by King Bhumibol Adulyadej as head of a military council in charge of the country. He warned he would use force if protests flared.

Thailand coup live: Army dissolves Senate, takes over law making
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Thailand coup live: Army dissolves Senate, takes over law making

Follow live updates of the ongoing political crisis in Thailand

Thai coup: Army detains ex-PM Yingluck, Oppn says she's safe
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Thai coup: Army detains ex-PM Yingluck, Oppn says she's safe

Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was in a "safe place" on Saturday, an aide said, after being held by Thailand's army following its seizure of power this week, as opposition to the coup grew among her supporters and pro-democracy activists.

Thai military coup: Key facts about the ongoing crisis
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Thai military coup: Key facts about the ongoing crisis

The Thai army recently staged a coup and suspended the constitution. Here are answers to some key questions on the situation

Day after coup, Thai army chief summons ousted PM for talks
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Day after coup, Thai army chief summons ousted PM for talks

Later, the military summoned ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and 22 associates including powerful relatives and ministers in her government, to a meeting at an army facility at 10 a.m. on Friday.

Press freedom becomes first casualty of Thai army coup
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Press freedom becomes first casualty of Thai army coup

The military edict banned media from interviewing academics and ex-government officials whose opinions could incite conflict.

In a bloodless coup, military seizes power in Thailand
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In a bloodless coup, military seizes power in Thailand

The powerful army chief, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, announced the military takeover in a statement broadcast on national television.