October 2016: Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of October 2016.
1. Columbian Peace Deal Defeated 2. Turkey Fires 5% of Police Force 3. 2016 Nobel Prizes 4. Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency 5. Houthis Target Navy Ship, USN Retaliates 6. Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88 7. Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Schoolgirls 8. Iraq Launches Liberation of Mosul 9. Russia Announces "Humanitarian Pause" in Aleppo 10. Cease-Fire in Yemen 11. Police Van Plows into Philippine Protestors 12. Philippine President Duterte Courts China 13. Britain Invokes Turing's Law to Pardon Thousands 14. France Closes Refugee Camp, "The Jungle" 15. Police Training Camp in Pakistan Attacked 16. India's Tata Group Fires Leader 17. Thousands of Anti-Government Protesters Gather in Venezuela 18. Justice Dept. Files Charges in India-Based IRS Scam 19. Thousands Protest, Calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye's Resignation 20. Protests in Morocco Following Death of Fishmonger
- Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88
- On Oct. 13, 2016, Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies at the age of 88 in Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital. King Bhumibol took over after World War II and led Thailand for the past 70 years; he was the modern world's longest-reigning living monarch. A highly revered character in Thailand, the king helped unify a polarized country. King Bhumibol's son, Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, will not entertain the idea of his coronation until a year of mourning has passed. The head of the king's advisory council, Prem Tinsulanonda, will stand in as regent until the succession takes place.
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