Top: Nathan Bartling, aka My Mate Nate, arrives at the State Railway of Thailand on Monday for a hearing. He was charged with railway obstruction and trespassing for filming a YouTube video where he taped coins to train tracks. Read: ‘My Mate Nate’ Charged With Railway Obstruction (Photos)

This week, a Thai-speaking American YouTuber was condemned for flattening coins on train tracks, while an African festival rocked a downtown mall and politicians struck poses. Find more on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.


Bangkok-based Nigerian band Afro Beats plays Tuesday with dancers at the Colours of Africa festival at CentralWorld. The two-day festival showcased performances and exhibitions from nine African countries. Read: Feast on Flavors, Sights and Sounds of Africa at CentralWorld (Photos)



Activists attend a court hearing Tuesday for a lawsuit against state security forces over a crackdown on a 2015 protest. They’re seeking 16 million baht in damages.


A woman inserts a folded paper cremation flower, or dok mai jan, into a board. The Pathuman Institute of Technology will gather 9,999 dok mai jan folded by mourners for King Rama IX’s cremation in October.


Miss Universe Thailand contestants pose with hill tribe women Thursday in Chiang Mai.


Fugitive jet-setting monk Wirapol Sukphol arrives Wednesday at the Department of Special Investigation for questioning after being extradited from the United States. Read: Former Jet-Setting Monk Stripped of Robe Upon Arrival in Thailand


Ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra attends the final court hearing Friday in her malfeasance trial. A verdict is expected in September.


Koh Samui rescue workers assist British actor Paul Nicholls. Nicholls was stranded three days with a broken knee after falling down an island waterfall and is currently recovering at the International Koh Samui Hospital. Read: ‘EastEnders’ Actor Survives Samui Waterfall Plunge


Nearly 200 academics, both Thai and foreign, sign a petition Monday in Chiang Mai calling on the junta to respect freedom of expression.


A police officer carries a 70-year-old petitioner who attempted to hang himself Monday at Government House. The man said he’s in debt and recently lost his home.


Bangkok Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang plants marigolds Sunday to commemorate King Rama IX.


Floodwaters rise Tuesday in Chiang Mai province. Read: Storms to Soak Thailand Throughout This Week


Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha does a dab-like move during his weekly mandated Wednesday exercise session at Government House.


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