Fact: Thailand's beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej has died, aged 88. He spent seven decades as ruler and became the world's longest-reigning living monarch. He was 18 when he assumed the throne following his brother King Ananda's mysterious death in 1950. He will be replaced by Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn. The King was hospitalised on 3 October (16) and he underwent a medical procedure over the weekend (08-09Oct16).
Fact: <p>Czech Republic supermodel Petra Nemkova has been honoured with a plaque from Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej in recognition of her contribution to rebuild schools in tsunami-ravaged regions. Nemkova was among the survivors of last year's (DEC04) tsunami disaster. </p>