Thailand’s prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s party  is more likely to stay in  power following the elections.   Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

Long-delayed results of Thailand’s first election since a 2014 military coup released on Wednesday produced no clear winner but gave a pro-army party(...)

 A security guard stands next to an electoral poster with a portrait of Thai Raksa Chart party leader Preechapol Pongpanich (right) and a constituency candidate, in Bangkok on Wednesday. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

Thailand’s elections watchdog has asked for the party behind last week’s abortive bid to field the king’s sister as its candidate for prime minister t(...)

Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha applauds at a  presentation of the English Premier League trophy at the King Power duty-free headquarters in Bangkok in May 2016. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

Leicester City football club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was among five people killed when a helicopter crashed and exploded after a Premier League(...)

Manchester city owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.  Ten  years after he bought the club, they have been  transformed the club from a national punchline to the kings of English football. Photograph: Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty

Vincent Kompany has rejected claims that Manchester City have enjoyed an unfair advantage over the last decade thanks to their Abu Dhabi owner or that(...)

 Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates with the Premier League trophy in 2012. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

In the course of a voyage around the cradle of the professional game in England’s north-west for his just-published book called On The Brink, the auth(...)

 Under the rice scheme, Thailand’s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s government bought rice from farmers at above-market prices, costing the state up to $8bn. File photograph: Sakchai Lalit/AP Photo

Thailand’s supreme court convicted and sentenced former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison on Wednesday for misman(...)

Thai police officers conduct a security patrol near Erawan Shrine in Bangkok on Sunday. Photograph: Narong Sangnak/EPA

Thai police over the weekend found and defused five explosive devices that had failed to detonate when an as yet unidentified group carried out a ser(...)

The Football League are investigating Leicester City’s finances in the 2013/14 season. Photograph: Getty

Leicester City’s dash to an unlikely Premier League title is billed as football’s most romantic story in a generation but the Football League is still(...)

Manchester City were taken over by Sheikh Mansour in 2008. Photograph: Getty

The multi-layered significance of Manchester City lining up against Paris Saint-Germain at a glittering Parc des Princes in the Champions League quart(...)

An image released by the Royal Thai Police  shows a sketch of the main suspect in Monday’s deadly blast. Reuters/Royal Thai Police

Thai police have issued an identikit sketch of a man described as a foreigner in connection with the Erawan shrine bombing in Bangkok that killed 20(...)

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