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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

Thai economic recovery picks up pace

Monday, February 18th 2013, 4:05

Thailand's economic growth exceeds expectations in the last three months of 2012 as it continues to recover from the previous year's devastating floods.
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Militants killed in Thailand attack

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 2:18

Thailand's military says its troops have killed 16 militants who stormed a base in the violence-hit south of the country.
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Thailand's whiskey tycoon branches out

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 4:48

A portrait of Thailand's booze magnate and his global ambitions
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Thai court jails magazine editor

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 6:53

A Thai court jails a magazine editor for 10 years for publishing two articles that were deemed to insult the monarchy.
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Mae puts music on ice for Olympics

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 10:13
related countries: Russia Russia

Violinist Vanessa-Mae puts her musical career on ice for a year in a bid to ski for Thailand at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.
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Burmese refugees sold on by Thai officials

Monday, January 21st 2013, 8:08
related countries: Burma Burma

The boat people sold on by Thai officials
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VIDEO: Burmese boat people 'sold to smugglers'

Monday, January 21st 2013, 2:34
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: An

An investigation by the BBC has revealed that Thai officials have been allegedly selling boat people to human traffickers.
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Thai 'royal insult' man jailed

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 8:29

A prominent member of Thailand's "red-shirt" political movement, Yossawaris Chuklom, is jailed for two years for insulting the monarchy in a 2010 speech.
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VIDEO: One million meditating children

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 0:23
related places: Bangkok

Buddhist temple claims event will help change the world
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VIDEO: Recycling lifeline for poor Thais

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 16:59

A new scheme where recyclable waste can be exchanged for food and other necessities is helping some of Thailand's poorest people get by - as well as protecting the environment.
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Man held over Thai beach shooting

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 14:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man is arrested after a 22-year-old British tourist was shot dead in a bar in Thailand on New Year's Eve.
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British tourist killed in Thailand

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 0:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British tourist is killed on the Thailand resort island of Koh Phangan on New Year's Eve.
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Thai yellow-shirt leaders charged

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 13:31

Leaders of Thailand's "yellow-shirt" protest group are charged with offences allegedly committed during an anti-government rally in 2008.
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Thai ex-PM charged with murder

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 10:13

Former Thai PM Abhisit Vejjajiva is formally charged with murder over the death of a taxi driver shot by soldiers during political violence.
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Abhisit defends crackdown order

Monday, December 10th 2012, 18:23

Former Thai PM Abhisit Vejjajiva defends his order for live ammunition to be used against anti-government demonstrators two years ago.
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Thai ex-PM Abhisit faces charges

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 9:34
related places: Bangkok

Former Thai leader Abhisit Vejjajiva faces charges over the death of a taxi driver shot by soldiers during mass protests in Bangkok in 2010.
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HSBC in $9.4bn Ping An stake sale

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 7:00
related countries: China China
related places: Ping'an

HSBC, Europe's largest bank, says it will sell its 15.6% stake in China's Ping An Insurance for $9.4bn to a group linked to Thailand's richest man.
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VIDEO: Bangkok crowds celebrate King's Day

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 4:15

The day each year sees buildings and homes all over the country adorned with flags, portraits of His Majesty and bunting, predominantly in the royal colour of yellow.
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Cathay 'coffee attendant resigns'

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 11:50

A flight attendant for Cathay Pacific who felt tempted to throw coffee on a daughter of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra resigns.
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Clashes at big Thailand protest

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 12:50
related places: Bangkok

Police in the Thai capital, Bangkok, use tear gas against thousands of protesters calling for the overthrow of the prime minister.
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Thai post-flood recovery slows

Monday, November 19th 2012, 6:27

Thailand's economic growth slows in the third-quarter as weak global demand for its exports undermines its recovery from last year's devastating floods.
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Obama in landmark SE Asia visit

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 9:23
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States
related places: Bangkok

Barack Obama lands in Bangkok on the first leg of a South East Asian trip that includes a historic visit to Burma, the first by a US president.
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Thai police seize smuggled cobras

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 18:16

At least 600 smuggled cobras worth over $16,000 (£10,400) are discovered in the back of a Thai truck and are seized by police, officials say.
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VIDEO: Thai customs find 600 smuggled cobras

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 17:09

Customs officials in Thailand seize around 600 cobras that had been smuggled through the southern border of the country.
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VIDEO: Thailand remembers 'death railway'

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 14:00

A service has been held in Thailand to mark the 70th anniversary the construction of a WWII railway line that claimed the lives of more than 90,000 men.
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Rhino poacher jailed in S Africa

Friday, November 9th 2012, 16:49
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African court jails a Thai man for 40 years for illegal rhino poaching as part of an international smuggling operation.
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VIDEO: Thailand's king pardons US man

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 9:48
related countries: United States United States

An American citizen who was jailed for insulting the Thai king before receiving a royal pardon and being released, has told the BBC the law that he violated is obsolete and needs changing.
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The cost of being 'pretty' in Thailand

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 23:56

The cost of being 'pretty' in Thailand
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Thailand holds tiger cubs driver

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 16:41
related countries: Laos Laos

Thai authorities arrest a lorry driver who was transporting 16 tiger cubs in the back of his vehicle near the border with Laos.
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VIDEO: Cubs rescued in smuggling plot

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 14:07

Police in Thailand discovered 16 tiger cubs in the back of a pick-up truck, after the driver tried to avoid a highway checkpoint.
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US invites Burma to Thai drills

Friday, October 19th 2012, 13:20
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

The US invites Burma to observe a major military exercise in Thailand, officials say, in what is seen as a sign of improving relations.
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Thailand surprises with rate cut

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 9:31

In an unexpected move, Thailand's central bank cuts interest rates in a bid to boost domestic demand amid fears of a slowdown in its exports.
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Thailand to auction 3G network

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 10:05

Thailand is auctioning its third generation (3G) telecommunications network, one of the last countries in south-east Asia to do so.
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VIDEO: Bangkok traffic police trained in midwifery

Friday, September 28th 2012, 15:05
related places: Bangkok

Traffic policemen in Bangkok are being trained in midwifery to help women in labor who are stuck in traffic, unable to make it to hospital in time.
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Bomb 'kills six' in Thai south

Friday, September 21st 2012, 11:31

At least six people are killed and 40 others injured as a bomb explodes near a market in Thailand's restive south, police say.
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Heineken ends Tiger beer dispute

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 8:43
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch brewer Heineken ends the stand-off over control of the maker of Tiger beer, by garnering the support of a Thai billionaire.
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Both sides blamed for Thai unrest

Monday, September 17th 2012, 17:40

Thai security forces and "red-shirt" protesters were to blame for escalating violence that left 92 people dead in 2010, an independent commission says.
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