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We have started to collect the most important news related to Thailand in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Thailand rejects election delay call

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 14:04

Thailand's government rejects calls to delay the forthcoming election, amid increasingly violent protests in which a policeman has been shot dead.
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VIDEO: Thai vote 'should be postponed'

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 13:53

Thailand's elections should be postponed because the risk of violence against candidates is too high, the country's election commission has said.
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Thailand 'should call off election'

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 12:35
related places: Bangkok

Thai election officials say the government should postpone February's vote because of rising violence, as a police officer is killed in protests.
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Thai poll candidates evade blockade

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 16:15

Thai anti-government protesters fail to stop candidates signing up for a general election, despite surrounding venues for registration.
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VIDEO: Thai protesters block poll stadium

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 4:48

Thai anti-government protesters surround a stadium where candidates were due to register for February's elections, in a bid to disrupt the polls.
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Thai protesters stage mass rally

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 12:09
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's opposition is holding a mass rally in the capital Bangkok in its continuing campaign to bring down the government of Yingluck Shinawatra.
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VIDEO: Thai opposition boycotts elections

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 13:33

Thailand's main opposition Democrat Party has announced it will boycott snap elections set for 2 February.
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Thai opposition to boycott elections

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 13:05

Thailand's main opposition Democrat Party is to boycott snap elections called to resolve a political crisis sparked by weeks of street protests.
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The rise of Sriracha chilli sauce

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 2:14
related countries: United States United States

How a Thai chilli sauce conquered the US
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Inside Thailand's 'red villages'

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 1:23

Rural voters who back Thailand's protest-hit government
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VIDEO: Thailand's rural 'red shirts'

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 0:04

Jonathan Head visits one of Thailand's "red villages", where former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra still has strong support.
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Nok Air and Scoot to set up airline

Monday, December 16th 2013, 3:09
related countries: Singapore Singapore
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's Nok Air and Singapore's Scoot plan to set up a new budget airline in Bangkok amid growing demand for low-cost travel in the region.
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VIDEO: Ex-Thai PM denies murder

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 15:35

The leader of the opposition party in Thailand was in court to face murder charges in connection with a military crackdown when he was prime minister three years ago.
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Former Thai PM charged with murder

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 8:26
related places: Bangkok

Former Thai PM Abhisit Vejjajiva is formally charged with murder over the 2010 crackdown, as protests continue in Bangkok.
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Thai PM rejects resignation call

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 5:22

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra rejects protesters' demands that she resign before February's snap elections.
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VIDEO: Bird's-eye view of Thailand rally

Monday, December 9th 2013, 12:48
related places: Bangkok

The BBC's Jonathan Head describes the scene at a protest rally in the Thai capital Bangkok, as the BBC's aerial camera captures the view from above.
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Thai PM Yingluck calls election

Monday, December 9th 2013, 9:33
related places: Bangkok

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolves parliament and calls an election, after sustained protests in Bangkok.
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VIDEO: 'We want PM to leave the country'

Monday, December 9th 2013, 5:14
related places: Bangkok

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she will dissolve parliament and call an election after sustained protests in Bangkok.
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Thai opposition MPs pledge to resign

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 11:22

Thailand's opposition MPs are to resign en masse, officials say, after weeks of protests aimed at forcing out the government.
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Thailand king urges mutual support

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 7:35

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej urges people to support each other for the country, in a birthday address amid anti-government protests.
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VIDEO: Thai soldier's death 'sends warning'

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 16:02

The BBC's Jonathan Head speaks to the mother of a soldier killed during violent protests in Thailand.
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Thai capital calm ahead of birthday

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 7:29
related places: Bangkok

There is a lull in protests against Thailand's government ahead of the king's 86th birthday, after days of violent demonstrations in Bangkok.
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Thai police remove key barricades

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 10:02

Thai protesters enter government headquarters after police ease tensions by removing barricades, but campaign leader says protests to continue.
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Thai PM rejects resignation demand

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 16:52
related places: Bangkok

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra rejects protesters' demands for her resignation as unconstitutional, amid fresh clashes in Bangkok.
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Renewed clashes in Thailand protests

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 6:40

Thai authorities again fire tear gas as anti-government protesters return to barricades outside official buildings in Bangkok.
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VIDEO: BBC reporter at Thai 'flashpoint'

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 17:59
related places: Bangkok

The BBC's Jonah Fisher reports amid clashes between police and protesters at Bangkok's Government House as demonstrators try to unseat the Thai government.
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Thai PM 'given two-day ultimatum'

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 16:58

Thai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban says he has met PM Yingluck Shinawatra and given her two days to "return power to the people".
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Thai police fend off mass protests

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 15:49
related places: Bangkok

Thai police fend off protesters trying to unseat PM Yingluck Shinawatra, but the campaign leader issues a new, two-day ultimatum to leave power.
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Troops deployed amid Bangkok clashes

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 8:30
related places: Bangkok

Troops are deployed in the Thai capital Bangkok as riot police fire tear gas at protesters trying to storm barricades outside Government House.
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VIDEO: On the front line amid Thai unrest

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 8:24
related places: Bangkok

Troops have been deployed in the Thai capital Bangkok to support riot police shielding official buildings from anti-government protesters.
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VIDEO: Tear gas fired at Bangkok protesters

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 5:31
related places: Bangkok

Troops have been deployed in the Thai capital Bangkok to support riot police shielding official buildings from anti-government protesters.
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Shots fired at Thailand protests

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 18:05
related places: Bangkok

At least one person is killed by gunfire as clashes break out in the Thai capital Bangkok, involving pro- and anti-government protesters.
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Thai PM rules out early election

Friday, November 29th 2013, 11:06

Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra tells the BBC there will be no early election to end anti-government protests now in their sixth day.
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VIDEO: Thai protesters leave army HQ

Friday, November 29th 2013, 9:34
related places: Bangkok

Anti-government protesters who forced their way into the army headquarters in Bangkok have left peacefully.
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Thai protesters target army HQ

Friday, November 29th 2013, 8:24

Thai anti-government demonstrators force their way into the army headquarters, as rallies enter a sixth day.
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Thai PM urges protest end after vote

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 9:29
related places: Bangkok

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra urges anti-government demonstrators to end street protests, after surviving a no-confidence vote in parliament.
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Thailand coup is 'not imminent'

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 0:24

Thailand's Education Minister Chaturon Chaiseng tells the BBC he does not believe the army supports anti-government protesters, making a coup unlikely.
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VIDEO: Thailand protests gain momentum

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 16:54

Tens of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets of Thailand to voice their displeasure at the elected government.
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Thai protesters close crime agency

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 10:53

Anti-government protesters force the evacuation of Thailand's top crime-fighting agency, on the fourth day of street demonstrations.
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