Thai people cry and cheer as they watch Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Klai Kangwon Palace for celebrations on his 86th birthday, Thailand

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Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch, granted an audience and gave a short speech at his Palace compound in Hua Hin, where hundreds of senior politicians, military officials and civil servants gathered to mark the monarch's 86th birthday.

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UN court backs Cambodia sovereignty over disputed area around 1,000-year-old temple

Ruling says Thailand 'under an obligation to withdraw from territory'

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Founder of Thailand's royalist Yellow Shirt movement jailed for defaming monarchy

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Thailand floods: 23 killed as more storms loom

Thai authorities say floods have killed more than 20 people and affected areas across the country in the past two weeks, while concern is growing there could be a repeat of the devastating floods in 2011.

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