Thailand wakes to uncertainty, grief without King Bhumibol

Thailand wakes to uncertainty, grief without King Bhumibol

People pray for Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in BangkokBy Robert Birsel BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand's people woke up on Friday to the first day in 70 years without King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a king worshipped as a father-figure who guided the nation through decades of change and turmoil. The king, the world's longest-reigning monarch, died in a Bangkok hospital on Thursday. Thailand has endured bomb attacks and economic worries recently while rivalry simmers between the military-led establishment and populist political forces after a decade of turmoil including two coups and deadly protests.


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