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Thai army invites in kids for gun play


Thailand’s army opened up some of its military barracks to children on Saturday to let them handle and pose with weapons and other hardware on the country’s annual Children’s Day.

Thai parliament approves king's constitutional changes request, likely delaying elections

BANGKOK Thailand's military-backed parliament voted overwhelmingly on Friday to make amendments to the constitution as suggested by the new king's office, a move likely to delay a general election scheduled for the end of the year.

World, Jan 13 2017

Thai crackdown on budget tours hits Chinese New Year

BANGKOK Chinese hotel bookings to Thailand for the Lunar New Year have tumbled as a crackdown on cheap package tours hits visitor numbers from its biggest source of holiday-makers.

World, Jan 12 2017

Thai king's office seeks changes to draft constitution

BANGKOK The new Thai king's office has requested changes to a draft constitution regarding his royal powers and the government has agreed to make them, the prime minister said on Tuesday.

World, Jan 10 2017

Thai floods cause 200-kilometer traffic tailback; death toll up to 25

BANGKOK Flash floods in southern Thailand washed out a bridge on the country's main north-south highway on Tuesday, backing up traffic for 200 km (125 miles) as the death toll from days of unseasonable rain rose to 25, media reported.

World, Environment, Jan 10 2017

Thailand considers death penalty for officials convicted of graft

BANGKOK Thai officials convicted in corruption cases involving more than 1 billion baht ($28 million) could face the death penalty under a proposal approved on Monday by the military-appointed National Reform Steering Committee.

World, Jan 09 2017