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London named world’s most visited city

The British capital is the world’s top tourist destination this year, just ahead of the 2013 winner Bangkok, Thailand. Paris is in third place, according to the latest MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index.

Thai military lifts curfew

The nighttime curfew imposed in Thailand after last month’s military coup has been lifted, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha said during his weekly address Friday.

Thai general’s song: Get happy

Thailand’s new military ruler has added a personal touch to his junta’s post-coup charm offensive, penning the lyrics to a patriotic ballad vowing to “return happiness” to the country.


Beauty queen resigns over criticism of political comments, looks

Miss Universe Thailand has resigned less than a month into her reign after being harshly criticiaed on social media over her political comments and looks.

Protesters defy troops in Thailand

Thousands of security personnel have been deployed on Bangkok’s streets in a show of force against small but defiant anti-coup flashmob rallies.


I feel safe in Thailand despite chaos

Iman Latief, a teacher from Cape Town, has not felt threatened in any way by the military takeover in Thailand.

?Thailand’s coup leaders keep ex-PM, Cabinet detained ‘to think’

Coup leaders say they will keep former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Cabinet members and anti-government protest leaders in detention.

Thai ex-PM detained

More than 150 prominent figures, from both sides of Thailand’s political divide, have been barred from leaving Thailand.

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Hundreds defy army to protest

Street protests in Thailand appear to be dying out, but major questions remain after the coup. Paula Hancocks reports

Thai coup: Key things to know

Thailand’s military took control of the country Thursday, just two days after declaring martial law in a move it said was meant to calm tensions — and not a coup.

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