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Bangkok: Special administrative area in Thailand
Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand, and has a population of over eight million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over fourteen million people lived within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region at the 2010 census, making Bangkok the nation's primate city, significantly dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance.


'I don't recommend you do this': Thailand's stealthy snake wrangler

In the dead of night, Thai firefighter Pinyo Pukpinyo stealthily approaches a python coiled around the rafters of a home in Bangkok, and quickly grabs its head with his bare hands.
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Thai police seek three more suspects in Bangkok blasts

Thai authorities issued arrest warrants on Tuesday for three more suspects linked to bomb attacks as the capital hosted a diplomatic meeting last month, raising to seven the number of suspects still..
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Videos for Bangkok

Thailand's self-styled snake wrangler to the rescue [Video]Thailand's self-styled snake wrangler to the rescue

In the dead of night, Thai firefighter Pinyo Pukpinyo stealthily approaches a python coiled around the rafters of a home in Bangkok and quickly grabs its head with his bare hands.

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

Thai firefighter finds solace in snake catching [Video]Thai firefighter finds solace in snake catching

Firefighters spend more time catching snakes than putting out fires in Bangkok, according to a study in Thailand. One firefighter in particular prefers to wrangle these snakes by hand, saying he's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:22Published

U.S. still hopes for talks with NK despite missile tests [Video]U.S. still hopes for talks with NK despite missile tests

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday he hopes talks with North Korea will resume despite Pyongyang's recent missile launches. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:33Published

Pompeo blasts Chinese 'coercion' in South China Sea [Video]Pompeo blasts Chinese 'coercion' in South China Sea

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday criticized Chinese "coercion" in the disputed South China Sea, at a meeting of Southeast Asian nations with world powers. Rough Cut (no reporter..

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Bangkok bombings may be linked to politics: police

A series of bombings in the Thai capital Bangkok last week may be linked to politics, police said on Thursday as authorities hunted for more than a dozen suspects in connection with the attacks.
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Unexploded firebomb discovered in Thai capital

Thai authorities recovered an unexploded firebomb at a market in central Bangkok on Wednesday in what they said was a device left over from coordinated attacks last week that wounded four people.
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Thailand seeks more than 10 suspects for series of bombs in Bangkok

Thai security forces are hunting more than 10 suspects in connection with a series of bomb attacks in Bangkok last week, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday.
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Bombs hit Bangkok during major security meeting

Six small bomb blasts wounded at least four people in Bangkok on Friday, as the Thai capital hosted a Southeast Asian security meeting with top diplomats from the United States, China and other world..
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Thai police say total six bombs exploded in Bangkok

A total of six bombs exploded at three locations in Bangkok on Friday and one explosive device was recovered before it blew up, a senior police officer said.
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Thai PM condemns those behind blasts that destroy peace

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha on Friday condemned those behind at least three small bomb blasts that hit the capital Bangkok as it was hosting a South East Asian security meeting with world..
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Three small blasts hit Bangkok as city hosts major security meeting

Three small explosions, one possibly a homemade bomb, injured three people in Bangkok on Friday, as the Thai capital hosted a Southeast Asian security meeting with top diplomats from the United States,..
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Several small blasts heard in Thai capital, two hurt

Several small explosions were heard in Bangkok in at least three locations on Friday and police said that two street cleaners had been hurt by what appeared to be a homemade bomb.
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Several small explosions in Bangkok: local media

Several small explosions were heard in Bangkok in at least three locations on Friday and two street cleaners suffered minor injuries, Thai media reported.
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Two fake bombs found near Bangkok forum of world powers: police

Thai police said they found two fake bombs on Thursday near the venue of a regional security meeting in Bangkok of world powers and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)..
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Pompeo criticizes China after meeting top diplomat in Bangkok

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday criticized China's actions in Asia after meeting his Chinese counterpart for the first time this year amid political tension between the two countries.
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Pompeo says U.S. doesn't ask Southeast Asians to take sides

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Southeast Asian counterparts at a meeting in Bangkok on Thursday that the United States never asked Indo-Pacific nations to take sides.
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Pompeo hopes to help patch up Japan-South Korea ties

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he would encourage Washington's two biggest Asian allies Japan and South Korea "to find a path forward" from their diplomatic row when he meets their foreign..
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Southeast Asian leaders emphasize economic strength in face of U.S.-China tensions

Southeast Asian leaders agreed on Sunday to work together on regional economy and security to strengthen their positions amid growing U.S.-China tensions, as they wrapped up this year's first summit in..
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Southeast Asian leaders meet, expected to discuss Rohingyas, South China Sea

Southeast Asian leaders met on Sunday for a second day of a summit in Bangkok, where they were expected to discuss pressing regional issues including the plight of Myanmar's fleeing Rohingyas and the..
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Southeast Asian nations vow to combat plastic debris in oceans

Southeast Asian nations vowed on Saturday to fight against plastic pollution in the ocean, as their leaders adopted a joint declaration during a summit in Bangkok.
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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..
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Southeast Asian leaders open summit in Bangkok

Southeast Asian leaders opened a two-day summit in Bangkok on Saturday, though it was unclear what progress their 10-country group could make on disputes in the South China Sea and the plight of ethnic..
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'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..
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ASEAN must not turn a blind eye to plight of Rohingya, groups say

Human rights groups on Wednesday called on Southeast Asian leaders to rethink their approach to the Rohingya refugee crisis ahead of a regional summit in Bangkok this week.
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Former Thai PM and influential royal adviser Prem Tinsulanonda dies at 98

Former Thai prime minister and influential royal adviser General Prem Tinsulanonda died on Sunday morning at age 98 in a Bangkok hospital, a palace official told Reuters.
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Thai king to greet subjects on final day of coronation

Thailand began the third and final day of coronation ceremonies for King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who will meet foreign diplomats and greet his subjects from atop a balcony, a day after a grand procession..
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Newly crowned Thai king carried through Bangkok in royal procession

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 coronation ceremonies held..
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Thailand's newly crowned king begins procession around Bangkok

Thailand's newly crowned King Maja on Sunday began seven km (four-mile) procession from the Grand Palace to three Buddhist temples in Bangkok.
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Crowds gather for coronation procession of Thai king

Crowds of Thai people lined roads under Bangkok's blazing sun on Sunday for the royal procession of newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn, hoping to get a glimpse of the constitutional monarch who is..
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North Korea fires short-range projectiles after failed nuclear summit: South Korea

North Korea fired several short-range projectiles from its east coast on Saturday, South Korea's military said, as analysts said the country is stepping up pressure against the United States after..
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Thailand's new queen: flight attendant to bodyguard to royalty

Thailand has a new queen just in time for the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in elaborate Buddhist and Brahmin ceremonies this weekend in Bangkok.
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Thailand rehearses elaborate $31 million coronation for king

Forty roads were closed in Bangkok as a band and officers on horseback marched past the Grand Palace on Sunday in a dress rehearsal for the next weekend's coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn,..
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Thai king confers awards on two Australian divers for rescue of cave boys

Two Australian cave divers who were instrumental in the rescue last year of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave received on Friday a royal honor from King Maha Vajiralongkorn in a..
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Thailand's Queen Mother admitted to hospital with fever

Thailand's 86-year-old Queen Mother Sirikit is being treated for a fever at a Bangkok hospital, the Royal Household Bureau said in a statement on Wednesday.
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Fire at Bangkok shopping mall kills at least two, injures 16

At least two people died and 16 were injured when fire broke out on Wednesday at a shopping center in Bangkok, forcing some people to jump from the burning building.
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Thai activists protest against commission after chaotic poll

More than 100 opposition activists protested in central Bangkok on Sunday, accusing the election commission of delaying and manipulating the results of the first polls since a 2014 coup.
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U.S. presses Thailand for 'expeditious' announcement of election results

The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that Washington looks forward to working with Thailand's newly elected government and pressed Bangkok to release the results of the weekend vote as soon as..
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In Thailand's restive deep south, election stirs rare enthusiasm

Pateemoh Poh-itaeda-oh, 39, has lost four family members to violence in Thailand's deep south, where a Muslim separatist movement has fought against rule from Bangkok for 15 years.
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'Buddhism under threat': Thai election gives platform to radicals

A clothing and cosmetics model and a former monk are campaigning together for Thailand's election at a market outside Bangkok. The message: Buddhism is under threat.
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