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Thailand: Constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia
Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces. At 513,120 km2 (198,120 sq mi) and over 68 million people, Thailand is the world's 50th largest country by total area and the 21st-most-populous country. The capital and largest city is Bangkok, a special administrative area. Thailand is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest. Although nominally a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, the most recent coup in 2014 established a de facto military dictatorship.

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Timeline: Thai cave rescue that transfixed the world for 17 days

On June 23, 2018, a group of 12 boys and their soccer coach went to explore the Tham Luang cave complex in Thailand's Chiang Rai province, not knowing that rising flood water after heavy rain would..
Reuters - Published

Thailand cave rescue: Boys mark one year anniversary

thailand cave rescue: boys mark one year anniversary
The 12 boys, their coach and rescuers attended ceremonies to mark one year since they went missing in Chang Rai.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Thailand

Southeast Asian Leaders Emphasize Economic Strength In Face of U.S.-China Tensions [Video]Southeast Asian Leaders Emphasize Economic Strength In Face of U.S.-China Tensions

According to Reuters, Southeast Asian leaders agreed on Sunday to work together on the region’s economy and security to strengthen their position to face growing U.S.-China tensions. The Prime..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Rocket to the gods: Buddhist blast off for good luck [Video]Rocket to the gods: Buddhist blast off for good luck

At this time of year parts of northeastern Thailand and neighbouring Laos are declared no-fly zones for aircraft because of rockets being launched from farms below.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

Golden David Beckham statue draws tourists to Buddhist temple [Video]Golden David Beckham statue draws tourists to Buddhist temple

Pariwat temple, in Bangkok, engraved the Beckham statue two decades ago, when Manchester United made history by being the first English football club to win the treble of trophies. Rough cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Why Won't Megan Rapinoe Sing The National Anthem? [Video]Why Won't Megan Rapinoe Sing The National Anthem?

Megan Rapinoe, a co-captain of the U.S. women’s national soccer team, has not participated in the national anthem before the side’s two games at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

US World Cup women 'ready to take on anything' [Video]US World Cup women 'ready to take on anything'

After thrashing Thailand 13-0 in their opening World Cup game, veteran US forward Carli Lloyd and team-mate Mallory Pugh say they hope the four day break between matches will help their team's chances..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Soccer Analyst Says US Women's Team Are World Cup Villains [Video]Soccer Analyst Says US Women's Team Are World Cup Villains

The United States defeated Thailand, 13-0, in the 2019 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday. According to Business Insider, the team has been met with criticism. They were accused of unsportsman-like conduct...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Thailand's dissidents fear murder or disappearance [Video]Thailand's dissidents fear murder or disappearance

In December, the mutilated bodies of two critics of the monarchy, living in Laos, were found in the Mekong River.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

US Defends Itself After Accusations Of Bad Sportsmanship [Video]US Defends Itself After Accusations Of Bad Sportsmanship

The USWNT defended itself against accusations of bad sportsmanship. The team humiliated Thailand in its record 13-0 Women's World Cup victory in France on Tuesday. Thailand's players were in tears at..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Fans Divided On USWNT 13-0 Win [Video]Fans Divided On USWNT 13-0 Win

(Reuters) - The United States’ record 13-0 drubbing of Thailand at the Women’s World Cup on Tuesday did not sit well with everybody, with opinion divided on whether the team should have so..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

U.S. Women Win 13-0 At The World Cup [Video]U.S. Women Win 13-0 At The World Cup

REIMS, France (Reuters) - Striker Alex Morgan scored five times as holders the United States began their World Cup campaign with a record 13-0 win over Thailand on Tuesday. Soccer Football - Women's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Military government chief Prayuth Chan-ocha elected Thai PM [Video]Military government chief Prayuth Chan-ocha elected Thai PM

Former coup leader Prayuth becomes head of a civilian government critics say will prolong military power in Thailand.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

Menswear takes over Manhattan [Video]Menswear takes over Manhattan

Designers reveal their Spring/Summer 2020 collections during New York Fashion Week: Mens. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Thailand's parliament meets but military retains upper hand [Video]Thailand's parliament meets but military retains upper hand

Elections took place on March 24 under complex new system that empowers small parties - and the military.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

Risk of nuclear war now highest since WW2, U.N. arms research chief says [Video]Risk of nuclear war now highest since WW2, U.N. arms research chief says

Senior U.N. security expert Renata Dwan says the risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Thailand: Disappeared activists forced home from Vietnam [Video]Thailand: Disappeared activists forced home from Vietnam

Human rights organisations say a worrying pattern is emerging of dissidents being abducted in Southeast Asia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Elephants pay respect to the new thai king [Video]Elephants pay respect to the new thai king

A day after thousands of Thais celebrated the coronation of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, another group appeared to pay respect to the new king.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Thailand's New King Carried Through Street By 16 Men [Video]Thailand's New King Carried Through Street By 16 Men

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn began a royal procession around the capital on Sunday to visit Buddhist temples and greet his subjects as part of elaborate..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Thailand Crowns King Vajiralongkorn [Video]Thailand Crowns King Vajiralongkorn

In a screengrab taken from Thai TV, Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, center, sits on the throne as he is officially crowned at the Grand Palace, in Bangkok, Thailand, on Saturday, May 4.

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Thailand's New King Ascends To The Throne With Elaborate 3-Day Ceremony [Video]Thailand's New King Ascends To The Throne With Elaborate 3-Day Ceremony

According to a report by CNN, on Saturday, Thailand's new king Maha Vajiralongkorn will be crowned in a grand ceremony lasting three days in Bangkok. The ceremony begins with a purification ritual..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn crowned as divine monarch [Video]Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn crowned as divine monarch

The king has inherited one of the world's richest monarchies and a kingdom submerged in political crisis.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

Thailand's King crowned in elaborate ceremony [Video]Thailand's King crowned in elaborate ceremony

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn is officially crowned in an elaborate centuries-old royal tradition last seen seven decades ago.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:43Published

Watch: Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn is crowned on the first day of coronation rites [Video]Watch: Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn is crowned on the first day of coronation rites

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn is crowned on the first day of coronation ceremonies that will last until Monday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:59Published

Thailand celebrates first coronation in seven decades [Video]Thailand celebrates first coronation in seven decades

The ceremony, which will last three days, is a historic moment for Thailand.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:50Published

Thailand prepares to formally crown King Maha Vajiralongkorn [Video]Thailand prepares to formally crown King Maha Vajiralongkorn

A few days ago, the king announced a surprise wedding with the deputy head of his personal security force.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:58Published

Netflix signs deal for Thai cave rescue series [Video]Netflix signs deal for Thai cave rescue series

Netflix said on Tuesday it had secured the rights to make a mini-series about the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cave in northern Thailand last year that captured..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

 

A year later, Thailand's rescued 'cave boys' honor diver who died

A Thai soccer team trapped in a cave last year for 17 days returned there on Monday to perform Buddhist rituals honoring a former navy diver killed in the dramatic effort to rescue them that captivated..
Reuters - Published

Southeast Asia making good progress on South China Sea conduct code: Thailand

Southeast Asian nations made good progress on a Code of Conduct negotiating draft for the disputed South China Sea and likely will finish a first reading by the end of this year, the Thai foreign..
Reuters - Published

Chinese police rescue 1,100 Southeast Asian women 'sold as wives'; detain 1,300 suspects for 'abduction and marriage fraud'

Chinese police saved 1,100 women and 17 children in joint operations with police from Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand between July and December.
Firstpost - Published

'Unholy alliance'? SE Asian authorities accused of trading exiled activists

Three Thai policemen approached Vietnamese refugee Nguyen Van Chung at his home in Bangkok in January and asked him whether he was in touch with another Vietnamese man, Truong Duy Nhat, who had fled to..
Reuters - Published

US defeats Sweden to top Group F of Women's Football World Cup; Chile loses to Thailand

The United States made it a perfect three wins out of three at the Women's World Cup on Thursday by beating Sweden 2-0 to top Group F, as Chile missed a late penalty to lose out on the knockout stages..
France 24 - Published

Chile penalty miss costs them last-16 tie against England

chile penalty miss costs them last-16 tie against england
Chile miss out on a Women's World Cup last-16 tie against England by the width of the woodwork in their dramatic 2-0 win over Thailand.
BBC News - Published

Women's World Cup 2019: Waraporn Boonsing's own goal for Thailand gives Chile the lead

women's world cup 2019: waraporn boonsing's own goal for thailand gives chile the lead
Waraporn Boonsing's own goal for Thailand gives Chile their first ever goal in a World Cup
BBC News - Published

Giraffe-less Delhi Zoo hopes to acquire animal from Thailand

The Delhi Zoo has written to three zoos in Thailand to acquire five giraffes through an animal exchange programme.
DNA - Published

‘Italian Bonnie and Clyde’ arrested in Thailand, charged with impersonating George Clooney

They’re being called the “Italian Bonnie and Clyde” except this couple’s time on the run didn’t end in a shootout. Nathan Rousseau Smith has the story.
USATODAY.com - Published

Italian George Clooney fraudsters arrested in Thailand

italian george clooney fraudsters arrested in thailand
Police arrest two Italians in Thailand who posed as George Clooney to promote a fashion business.
BBC News - Published

Women's World Cup: Thailand's moment of redemption after USA thrashing

women's world cup: thailand's moment of redemption after usa thrashing
Humiliated in their opening Women's World Cup game, Thailand restored a degree of pride despite defeat against Sweden.
BBC News - Published

Rampant Sweden pummel Thailand 5-1 to book last 16 spot

Sweden produced a breathtaking display of attacking football to thrash Thailand 5-1 in Nice on Sunday and book their place in the last 16 of the women's World Cup.
France 24 - Published

Women's World Cup 2019: Emotional scenes as Thailand score first goal of competition

women's world cup 2019: emotional scenes as thailand score first goal of competition
Watch the Thailand coaching staff break down in tears after captain Kanjana Sung-Ngoen stays calm to score their first goal of the competition.
BBC News - Published

Women's World Cup: Sweden defeat Thailand 5-1 to reach the last 16

women's world cup: sweden defeat thailand 5-1 to reach the last 16
Sweden confirm their place in the Women's World Cup last 16 with a comfortable 5-1 victory over Thailand in Nice.
BBC News - Published

Italian 'Bonnie and Clyde' arrested in Thailand for Clooney fraud

italian 'bonnie and clyde' arrested in thailand for clooney fraud
Italian national Francesco Galdelli is taken into custody by Thai police after being arrested on charges he posed as actor George Clooney to sell clothes online An Italian who allegedly posed as..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. Women face Chile in World Cup – live updates

The U.S. women face Chile in their second match after a 13-0 opening match drumming of Thailand
CBS News - Published

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