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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

VIDEO: Thai villagers battle monkey intruders

Friday, August 30th 2013, 16:33

Residents of a Thai village are resorting to extreme measures to defend their homes from monkeys who regularly invade in search of food.
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Thailand jails Iranians on bomb plot

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 6:26
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Bangkok

A court in Thailand jails two Iranian men for their roles in an attempted bomb plot in the capital, Bangkok, in 2012.
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Thai economy in surprise recession

Monday, August 19th 2013, 9:44

Thailand falls into recession after the economy shrank unexpectedly in the second quarter of the year.
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Thailand seizes big meth drug haul

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 7:51
related places: Bangkok

Police in Thailand seize methamphetamine pills worth almost $6m (4.5m euros, £4m) thought to be en route to the capital Bangkok.
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Tight security for Thai law debate

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 6:30

Security is tight in the Thai capital as parliament prepares to debate granting amnesty to those involved in political violence since 2006.
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Thai King Bhumibol leaves hospital

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 11:39
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej leaves hospital in Bangkok for his coastal palace after almost four years of treatment, reports say.
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Oil spill reaches Thailand beach

Monday, July 29th 2013, 10:45

The oil spill from a leaked pipeline in Thailand reaches a popular tourism island, officials say.
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VIDEO: Thailand's giant candle parade

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 15:32
related places: Ubon Ratchathani

Giant wax candles depicting scenes from Buddhist mythology parade through Ubon Ratchathani in Thailand.
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VIDEO: Thailand bus crash 'kills 19'

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 15:11

A double-decker bus and cement lorry have collided in central Thailand, killing 19 people according to local media.
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Central Thailand bus crash kills 19

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 4:09

At least 19 people are killed when a bus collides with a lorry in central Thailand and bursts into flames, reports say.
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Ceasefire announced with Thai rebels

Friday, July 12th 2013, 14:32

The Thai government and Muslim separatists in the south of the country announce a ceasefire during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
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VIDEO: Thai policemen battle the bulge

Friday, July 5th 2013, 14:40
related places: Bangkok

A 12-day fitness boot camp in Bangkok encourages overweight Thai police officers to lose pounds.
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Mitsubishi UFJ buys Thai bank stake

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 14:56
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's biggest lender Mitsubishi UFJ agrees to buy a controlling stake in Thailand's Bank of Ayudhya for $5.6bn.
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Eight soldiers die in Thailand blast

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 9:36

Eight soldiers are killed by a roadside bomb in Thailand's restive south, police say, in one of the deadliest attacks in recent years.
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The missing children of Thailand

Monday, June 17th 2013, 23:41

What has happened to Thailand's many missing children?
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Journalist 'killed by army bullet'

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 9:32
related countries: Italy Italy

A Thai court finds that an Italian journalist shot during anti-government protests in 2010 was killed by a bullet used by soldiers.
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Jewel thief escapes at Thai airport

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 13:22
related countries: Australia Australia, Germany Germany
related places: Bangkok

A jewel thief being extradited from Australia to Germany manages to escape his guards at Bangkok airport, Thai police say.
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McDowell wins World Match Play title

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 14:47
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell beats Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee 2&1 to win the World Match Play Championship in Bulgaria.
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Air India probes auto-pilot error

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 14:19
related places: Bangkok

Air India says it is investigating an incident in which the auto-pilot of a passenger jet flying from Bangkok to Delhi was accidently switched off.
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Thailand gun attack leaves six dead

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 7:23

Six people, including a young child, are killed in southern Thailand after a gun attack at a village shop, police say.
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VIDEO: Campaigners call for elephant 'retirement'

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 15:27
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A campaign group is urging a zoo in the Philippines to move a 39-year-old elephant into a sanctuary in Thailand as they are concerned over the animal's mental and physical health.
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Thai-Cambodian border hearing opens

Monday, April 15th 2013, 12:14
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

The International Court of Justice begins hearings on the ownership of land beside an ancient temple on the Thai-Cambodian border.
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Thailand begins southern peace talks

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 6:26

Thailand begins peace talks in Kuala Lumpur with representatives of Muslim insurgents aimed at curbing violence in the south.
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Buddhist text author was Thai woman

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 1:41

The humble Thai woman behind Buddhist treatise
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Burma refugees die in Thailand fire

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 15:22
related countries: Burma Burma

About 30 people die in a fire at a camp housing Burmese refugees in northern Thailand, local officials say.
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Thai navy denies shooting refugees

Friday, March 15th 2013, 7:44

The Thai navy denies reports that its personnel opened fire on a group of Rohingya refugees, killing at least two.
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Bid to overturn shark ban deal fails

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 8:21
related places: Bangkok

Pro-shark fishing nations narrowly fail to overturn landmark regulations on three endangered species at the Cites conference in Bangkok.
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VIDEO: On patrol for tiger poachers

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 19:36

The BBC's science editor David Shukman gets special access to a tiger sanctuary in Thailand to see the conservation measures in place.
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Deadly poison threat to tigers

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 0:56

Poison poses greatest danger to survival of tigers in Thailand
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'Historic' day for shark protection

Monday, March 11th 2013, 12:09
related places: Bangkok

Three types of critically endangered but commercially valuable shark have been given added protection at the Cites meeting in Bangkok.
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Cites meeting votes to protect shark

Monday, March 11th 2013, 7:13

Delegates at the Cites conservation meeting in Thailand vote to extend the protection to a threatened species of shark, the Oceanic whitetip.
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Tight vote expected on polar bears

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 13:18
related places: Bangkok

A proposal to ban the international trade in polar bear parts is proving hugely divisive at the Cites meeting in Bangkok
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VIDEO: Hi-tech bid to end species smuggling

Monday, March 4th 2013, 13:54

Nearly 200 governments are to meet in Thailand to discuss ways of halting the illegal trade in wildlife around the world.
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VIDEO: Critical meeting over 'extinction crisis'

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 15:39
related places: Bangkok

New plans to protect elephants, rhinos and other species will be discussed at a major conservation conference in Bangkok on Sunday.
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Thai ivory ban proposal welcomed

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 13:22

Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she will amend her country's laws to ban the legal trade in ivory.
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Six hurt in southern Thai bomb blast

Friday, March 1st 2013, 6:24

Six people are injured by a bomb in southern Thailand, a day after the government signed a peace talks deal with Muslim rebels.
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VIDEO: Thailand to hold talks with rebels

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 12:56

Thailand's government has signed its first-ever peace talks deal with Muslim rebels aimed at ending a decades-long conflict in the south.
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Can Thai peace talks with rebels succeed?

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 12:37

Can Thai peace talks with rebels succeed?
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