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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: news

Tortoises seized at Dhaka airport

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 17:04
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

Customs officials at Dhaka airport in Bangladesh seize more than 400 tortoises found in suitcases bound for Thailand.
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VIDEO: Thousands mourn Thai princess

Monday, April 9th 2012, 13:26

Thousands have paid their last respects to the first cousin to the king of Thailand, Princess Bejaratana
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Thailand bans Macbeth adaptation

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 20:05

The film censor in Thailand bans a new adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth on grounds it is "likely to cause divisions" among the Thai people.
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Mafia banker 'held in Thailand'

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 21:58
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

An Italian banker wanted in Rome to serve a jail term for mafia links is arrested in Thailand after almost three decades on the run, authorities say.
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Deadly blasts in Thailand's south

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 21:23

Explosions in southern Thailand have killed at least 10 people, officials say, in a region hit by separatist violence.
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Cooking with Poo wins book award

Friday, March 30th 2012, 9:38

A Thai cookbook wins the Diagram Prize for oddest book title of the year.
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Locked-in teenage servant rescued

Friday, March 30th 2012, 7:33
related countries: India India

A teenage domestic servant in the Indian capital is rescued after her employers locked her in and went on holiday to Thailand, police say.
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Six held in Australia trafficking

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 2:47
related countries: Australia Australia

Police in Thailand and Australia arrest six people believed to be part of a human trafficking network, following a year-long operation.
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Honda's Thailand factory restarts

Monday, March 26th 2012, 7:02

Honda Automobile Thailand (HATC) resumes production at its plant in Ayutthaya after major floods halted operations in early October.
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Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 13:06

A man who Thai police suspect of having militant links pleads not guilty in court to possessing illegal explosives.
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Taxi driver becomes Twitter star

Monday, March 19th 2012, 1:56
related places: Bangkok

How a Bangkok taxi driver scooped the world's media
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VIDEO: Bangkok's celebrity taxi tweeter

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 22:29

A motorcycle taxi driver has found celebrity after tweeting scoops on the city's news events.
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Red Bull's co-founder Chaleo dies

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 15:44
related places: Bangkok

The creator of the energy drink Red Bull, self-made billionaire and one of Thailand's richest men, Chaleo Yoovidhya, dies in Bangkok.
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VIDEO: Dogs that escaped the dinner plate

Friday, March 16th 2012, 4:47

Authorities in Thailand say that in the last six months they have rescued 2,000 dogs destined for the dinner tables of south east Asia.
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Dog-nappers put pet owners on high alert in Thailand

Friday, March 16th 2012, 0:15

Thai fears over dogs destined to be eaten
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Bomb suspect fights extradition

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 10:48
related countries: Iran Iran, Malaysia Malaysia

An Iranian man suspected of involvement in a bomb attempt in Thailand appears in a Malaysian court to fight extradition.
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Thai hotel blaze leaves one dead

Friday, March 9th 2012, 5:20
related places: Bangkok

A blaze at a high-rise hotel in the Thai capital, Bangkok, kills at least one tourist and injures several more.
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Attack kills four Thai soldiers

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 7:10
related places: Narathiwat

Four soldiers are killed in southern Thailand's restive province of Narathiwat after suspected militants detonate a roadside bomb.
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Flooded Bangkok airport reopened

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 8:54
related places: Bangkok

Bangkok's Don Muang airport reopens to traffic four months after it was inundated in Thailand's devastating floods.
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Tourists hurt in Cambodia crash

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 12:34
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Russia Russia

Reports from Cambodia say a bus carrying foreign tourists has crashed near the Thai border, killing a Russian woman and injuring dozens.
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Thai man jailed for royal insult

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 8:24

Thailand sentences a political activist to seven and a half years in prison for insulting the monarchy, the latest case brought under the lese majeste law.
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Thailand names sixth bomb suspect

Monday, February 20th 2012, 13:00
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel
related places: Bangkok

A court in Thailand issues an arrest warrant for a sixth suspect over an alleged Iranian bomb plot to attack Israeli diplomats in Bangkok.
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Thai economy shrinks 9% on floods

Monday, February 20th 2012, 5:25

Thailand's economy contracts sharply in the last three months of 2011 after some of the worst flooding on record disrupted manufacturing.
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VIDEO: Thai gold rush draws crowds

Friday, February 17th 2012, 15:23

An annual gold rush at Thailand's Wang river is proving particularly profitable this year.
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Thais seek two new blast suspects

Friday, February 17th 2012, 8:41
related countries: Israel Israel

Police in Thailand say they are seeking two more suspects in connection with a bomb plot believed to be targeting Israeli diplomats.
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Bangkok plot 'targeted Israelis'

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 12:31
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Bangkok

A group of Iranians detained after prematurely exploding bombs in Bangkok on Tuesday planned to target two Israeli diplomats, Thai police believe.
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Iranians arrested over Thai bombs

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 16:31
related places: Bangkok

Four suspects, all believed to be Iranian, are connected to explosions in Bangkok on Tuesday and one is still at large, Thai police say.
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VIDEO: Thailand releases bomber CCTV

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 12:20
related countries: Georgia Georgia, India India, Iran Iran, Israel Israel
related places: Bangkok

Israel is blaming Iran for Tuesday's botched explosions in Bangkok. They came a day after two bombs targeted Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia.
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'Iranian' bomber in Thai blasts

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 18:11
related places: Bangkok

A suspected Iranian bomber has his legs blown off in one of three explosions, while attempting to attack police, in the Thai capital, Bangkok.
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VIDEO: And for lunch... roasted rat

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 15:25

Rat-catchers in Thailand are taking advantage of a rise in demand for rodent meat.
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Japan economy worse than forecast

Monday, February 13th 2012, 1:14
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's economy shrinks more than expected between October and December as a rising yen and floods in Thailand hurt businesses.
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Keothavong in Pattaya Open exit

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 13:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number two Anne Keothavong has exited the Pattaya Open in Thailand after losing her second-round match 6-4 7-5 to Sania Mirza.
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Nissan profits up on global sales

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 9:50

Nissan reports a 3.6% rise its profit for the October to December quarter despite disruptions caused by floods in Thailand.
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Sony reports further heavy losses

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 7:57
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese electronics giant Sony reports another quarterly loss after sales were hit by lower production following the floods in Thailand.
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Calls for change over Thai 'royal insult' law

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 14:09

Calls for change over Thai 'royal insult' law
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Honda sees sharp drop in profit

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 7:47
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Honda

Honda, announces a 41% drop in quarterly profit, as it continues to feel the impact of Japan's natural disasters and the floods in Thailand.
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