Thailand’s King Bhumibol Dies, Triggering Anguish and Fears of Unrest

October 13, 2016 2:25 PM

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The beloved monarch's death comes as Thais chafe under a military regime that overthrew the elected government and forced a referendum that will entrench the generals for years.

BANGKOK — Thailand’s revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-serving head of state, died Thursday at the age of 88 after a long illness, sparking a tidal wave of profound sorrow and raising the prospect of eventual violent confrontation in this deeply divided southeast Asian nation of 6...

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