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Ceremony offers glimpses of family ties

BANGKOK: A normally inscrutable king pulls his sister in for a hug and selfies of royal siblings rebound across Instagram – the coronation of King Rama X has provided Thais rare glimpses into a highly private family cocooned by palace protocols.

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Hugs and Instagram selfies: Thai King's coronation gives glimpses of royal relations

BANGKOK (AFP): A normally inscrutable king pulls his sister in for a hug and selfies of royal siblings rebound across Instagram - the coronation of King Rama X has provided Thais rare glimpses into a highly private family cocooned by palace protocols.

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Thailand all set for coronation

Bangkok: Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be crowned this weekend in a pageantry-laden ceremony flecked by Hindu and Bud­dhist rituals, as Rama X furthers his primacy over one of the world’s richest monarchies and a kingdom beset by ulcerous political divides.

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Thai Princess Ubolratana's political move raises questions over lese majeste law

BANGKOK (AFP): Thailand's monarchy is protected by one of the world's toughest royal defamation laws, making detailed discussion about the family's role almost impossible inside the kingdom.

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Thailand hits out at US series over monarchy reference

Bangkok (AFP) - Bangkok has hit out at the CBS show "Madam Secretary" on Sunday in response to an episode that referenced the country's monarchy, calling it "misleading".

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Thai magazine sued for ‘blasphemous’ painting of ancient kings

BANGKOK: The governor of Thailand’s Chiang Mai province has sued a local magazine for posting a “blasphemous” painting on Facebook of ancient kings wearing pollution masks as part of a campaign to protest the city’s hazardous smog.

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Royal aide axed over ‘evil acts’

Bangkok: A senior Thai royal official has been sacked for “evil acts” including having an extramarital affair and forcing his alleged mistress to get an abortion, the palace said, the latest top aide to be axed under King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

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Top Thai royal aide sacked for 'evil acts': Palace

Bangkok (AFP) - A senior Thai royal official has been sacked for "evil acts" including having an extramarital affair and forcing his alleged mistress to get an abortion, the palace said, the latest top aide to be axed under King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

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Thais set to part with the 'people's king'

BANGKOK: Flipping through a binder of images of Thailand's late king Bhumibol Adulyadej, Somsree pauses and pulls out her favourite: a shot from the 80s of the casually-dressed monarch sitting on a wooden bridge, his back against a truck and chatting with a villager.

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Bomb at hospital in Thai capital, Bangkok, wounds 24 - police

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A bomb blast at a hospital in the Thai capital, Bangkok, wounded 24 people on Monday, the third anniversary of a 2014 military coup.