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American killed in Thailand over singing dispute

An American tourist who insisted on singing with the band in a bar in a beach town in Thailand was killed by one of the musicians, police said Wednesday. Full story

Thai king to leave hospital after four years

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's 85-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, is to leave the Bangkok hospital where he has been for almost four years to live at his palace by the sea, a government official said on Wednesday. Full story

News Summary: Thai oil spill spreads

MAJOR MESS: Workers used buckets to scoop up globs of crude oil blackening the waters of a tourist island in Thailand's eastern sea, three days after oil leaked from a nearby pipeline. Full story

Virtual currency Bitcoin blocked in Thailand

A Bitcoin exchange in Thailand says it has suspended trading after officials declared the virtual currency illegal in a setback for efforts to bring it into the financial mainstream. Full story

Grand Canyon lightning victims were Thai tourists

PHOENIX (Reuters) - A married couple killed by a lightning bolt near the Grand Canyon this week was identified on Friday as tourists visiting from Thailand. Full story

Scandal of the jet-setting monk rivets Thailand

He's known as Thailand's jet-setting fugitive monk, and his story has riveted the country with daily headlines of lavish excess, promiscuity and alleged crimes ranging from statutory rape to manslaughter. Full story

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  Hundreds of animals found in Thai warehouse

Police in Thailand are investigating the discovery of more than a thousand animals found in a warehouse. Officials believe the animals were being illegally possessed. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  SEC Goes After Thai Trader, Freezes Assets

The SEC alleges a Thailand trader made $3 million in profits ahead of the Smithfiled deal, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  Thai workers become human-powered piledriver

Video of a human-powered pile driver is going viral on YouTube. It shows workers in Thailand providing their own rhythmic beat as they use their bodies to drive piles for a building foundation deep into the ground.

  'King of Pop' inspires dancing traffic cop

A construction worker in Thailand volunteers to direct traffic and uses Michael Jackson's moves to keep the intersection clear. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Thailand holds national day for elephants

Elephants in Thailand were treated to fruits and vegetables on a national day aimed at raising awareness for the animal. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

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Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej arrives back at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej arrives back at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej arrives back at the Siriraj Hospital, after a ceremony at the Anatasamakom Throne Hall, in Bangkok December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

Piyapong Sopakhon, a volunteer from Koh Samet, wears a plastic bag as he takes part in cleaning operations at Ao Prao Beach on Koh Samet
Piyapong Sopakhon, a volunteer from Koh Samet, wears a plastic bag as he takes part in cleaning operations at Ao Prao Beach on Koh Samet

Piyapong Sopakhon, 13, a volunteer from Koh Samet, wears a plastic bag as he takes part in cleaning operations at Ao Prao Beach on Koh Samet, Rayong July 31, 2013. An oil spill that has blackened beaches at the Thai holiday island of Koh Samet was having an extreme impact on tourism and could spread

Thai soldier wearing a biohazard suit looks on as cleaning operations continue at Ao Prao Beach on Koh Samet
Thai soldier wearing a biohazard suit looks on as cleaning operations continue at Ao Prao Beach on Koh Samet

A Thai soldier wearing a biohazard suit looks on as cleaning operations continue at Ao Prao Beach on Koh Samet, Rayong July 31, 2013. An oil spill that has blackened beaches at the Thai holiday island of Koh Samet was having an extreme impact on tourism and could spread to the coast of the mainland

Thai soldiers wearing biohazard suits take part as cleaning operations continue at Ao Prao Beach on Koh Samet
Thai soldiers wearing biohazard suits take part as cleaning operations continue at Ao Prao Beach on Koh Samet

Thai soldiers wearing biohazard suits take part as cleaning operations continue at Ao Prao Beach on Koh Samet, Rayong July 31, 2013. An oil spill that has blackened beaches at the Thai holiday island of Koh Samet was having an extreme impact on tourism and could spread to the coast of the mainland a