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Australia and Indonesia have held talks about making a joint bid for the 2034 FIFA World Cup, despite Indonesia having previous involvement in another bid with Thailand to host the tournament.

Australia plot joint World Cup 2034 bid

Australia and Indonesia have held talks about making a joint bid for the 2034 FIFA World Cup, despite Indonesia having previous involvement in another bid with Thailand to host the tournament.
Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and other Future Forward party leaders bow to the media after a press conference in Bangkok on Monday [Hathairat Phaholtap-Al Jazeera]

Thailand parties manoeuvre for position amid election confusion

Political parties jostled for position on Tuesday amid confusion about the winner of a weekend poll that was fought under a complicated new voting system including elements of proportional representation.
Pheu Thai's Sudarat and Future Forward's Thanathorn announce their alliance at a news conference on Wednesday [Soe Zeya Tun-Reuters]

Thailand’s opposition forms alliance, demands junta step aside

Seven Thai parties said on Wednesday they formed a "democratic front" after a disputed election, claiming the opposition won a majority in the lower house of parliament and the right to try and form a government.
Pascoe Vale Hakeem al-Arabi

Hakeem Al-Araibi returns to Australia from Thailand after detention

Refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi has returned home to a celebrity welcome in Australia hours after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted.
Princess Ubolratana

Princess Ubolratana disqualified as Thai PM candidate

Thailand's Election Commission has disqualified the sister of the king from running for prime minister, ending a stunning, short-lived candidacy for a populist party after King Maha Vajiralongkorn called the bid "inappropriate".
The trapped Thailand boys

Thai boys planned to be inside the cave for only an hour

Twelve boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand planned to explore the cavern complex for only about an hour.
The trapped Thailand boys

Thai diver dies as rescue teams ponder how to bring out trapped boys

A former Thai navy diver died working to save 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a flooded cave, highlighting the risks for rescue teams trying to find a safe way to bring the group out after 13 days underground.

Thai protesters demand national elections

Around 400 people have gathered at a monument to democracy in the Thai capital to urge the military government not to delay a national election planned later this year.

US to reduce $18bn trade deficit with Thailand

The US has resolved to reduce its trade deficit with Thailand, President Donald Trump said as signs of warmer ties between Washington and Bangkok improve.

Ex-Thai premier sentenced in absentia to five years in prison

Thailand’s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was on Wednesday found guilty of negligence over a costly rice subsidy scheme that helped to bring her to power in 2011. She was sentenced in absentia to five years in prison by the Supreme Court.

Thailand’s Yingluck ‘fled to Dubai’ ahead of verdict – official

Facing a possible 10-year jail term, former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra fled the country ahead of a court verdict her supporters say was politically motivated, local media and officials said.

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