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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

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

Noveck: Not much to forgive in 'Only God Forgives'

Let's get right to the basics, shall we? At one point in "Only God Forgives," the cartoonishly dark revenge saga starring Ryan Gosling, a man is terrorized by having sharp chopstick-like blades rammed through both arms, then both legs. Full story

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  Proposal to protect polar bears rejected

A move to increase protection for polar bears by banning international trade in polar bear parts has been thrown out by delegates to a U.N. conference in Bangkok. NBCNews.com's Alex Witt reports.

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Inmates at a Bangkok prison create dance routines to South Korean rapper Psy's hit "Gangnam Style" in order to stay fit and out of trouble. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Obama: ‘We are fully supportive of Israel's right to defend itself’

President Barack Obama spoke on the unrest in the Middle East while on a trip to Asia. The president’s trip is meant to put a focus on foreign policy, with the president making a tour of the region, including Myanmar and Cambodia. NBC’s Chuck Todd reports from Bangkok.

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Guinness World Record certifies a new record set in Bangkok, Thailand, as 641 therapists massage 641 people. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

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