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King Bhumibol dies, aged 88

Thai government declares a year of mourning for the country's beloved and world's longest-reigning monarch
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 05:50
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Though King Bhumibol will be deeply mourned by Thais, analysts say Thailand is unlikely to face major economic disruption after his death.

Bangkok

THAILAND'S King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch, has died. He was 88.

The king died at 3:52 pm on Thursday at Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital, having been ill and treated there since 2014, a palace statement said. The government has declared a year of