What’s Next: July 28, 2017

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July 28, 2017 5:00 AM

At the stroke of noon today, a 21-gun salute will ring out in Bangkok as Thailand marks the birthday of a new monarch for the first time in seven decades. King Maha Vajiralongkorn turns 65 today, sitting at the apex of a constitutional monarchy that is enjoying more freedom from government oversight. The King is expected to be ceremonially crowned some time after the grand funeral and cremation of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in October.