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FAST FACTS: Thailand's royal cremation

Oct 26, 2017 - 10:16 AM

Here are a few things to know about the funeral of a king revered as a demi-god, and who reigned for 7 decades

REVERED. A woman holds an image of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej as mourners wait for his funeral to begin in Bangkok on October 25, 2017. Lilian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Despite grief Thai workers - and a princess - head back to work

Oct 18, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Bangkok is a sea of black and white as workers civil servants and even a princess return to work in a somber but determined display that life must go on without their beloved king

IN MOURNING. Thai commuters wear black clothing in a sign of mourning and waiting for a train stand still while listening to the National Anthem played over loudspeakers on a platform of the metro train in Bangkok on October 17, 2016. Roberto Schmidt/AFP

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies

Oct 13, 2016 - 7:58 PM

UPDATED Thailand s revered monarch King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies ending one of modern history s longest reigns ever

LONGEST-SERVING MONARCH. This file picture released by the Thai Royal Bureau taken on December 5, 2007 shows Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej waving to the crowds during his 80th birthday celebrations at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Thai Royal Bureau/ Handout / AFP

Doctors alleviate water on the brain build-up for Thai king

Jun 19, 2016 - 5:02 PM

Royal Household Bureau says the procedure done without anesthetic was successful

THE KING. Thai people hold pictures of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they pray during the celebrations of the monarch's 70th anniversary of accession to the throne at the Royal Ground, Sanam Luang on June 9. Photo by Narong Sangnak/EPA

Thai king improving after heart operation – palace

Jun 13, 2016 - 11:13 AM

Doctors say the king is making progress with blood pressure and breathing back to normal

Thai people hold pictures of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they pray during the celebrations of the monarch's 70th anniversary of accession to the throne at the Royal Ground, Sanam Luang, near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, June 9, 2016. Narong Sangnak/EPA

No NYT edition in Thailand after article on king's health

Sep 23, 2015 - 7:31 AM

King Bhumibol is perceived as a near deity by many Thais and is often seen as a unifying force in a deeply polarized country with a turbulent political history

KING BHUMIBOL. A Thai student looks to a painting of the Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, Thailand, 09 September 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Ailing Thai king treated for 'water in brain'

Aug 11, 2015 - 9:27 AM

The 87 year old king who is perceived as a near deity by many Thais has been in Bangkok s Siriraj Hospital since being re admitted in May

ROYAL SUPPORTERS. In this file photo, Thai well-wishers hold up photographs of King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they wait for his departure at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, May 10, 2015. Narong Sangnak/EPA

Ailing Thai king makes rare public appearance

May 05, 2015 - 1:58 PM

The palace visit is made on Coronation Day a Thai public holiday that marks Bhumibol s official coronation in 1950

Thai well-wishers hold portraits of King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they gather at Siriraj Hospital where the king has spent most of the last few months, on the occasion of his 87th birthday in Bangkok on December 5, 2014. Christophe Archambault/AFP

Revered Thai king 'improving' after gall bladder surgery

Oct 06, 2014 - 1:10 PM

Doctors are satisfied with the outcome of the surgery and the king s condition is improving early Monday

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is pictured in his vehicle as he arrives at Siriraj hospital in Bangkok on August 6, 2014. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP