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VIDEO: Support for Thai PM despite charges

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 15:50

Thailand's embattled prime minister has sent her lawyers to an anti-corruption panel to hear charges of negligence over a government rice subsidy scheme.
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Thai PM faces negligence charges

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 9:26

Thailand's embattled prime minister sends her lawyers to an anti-corruption panel to hear charges of negligence over a rice subsidy scheme.
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Thai crisis: 'No army intervention'

Monday, February 24th 2014, 6:56
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's army chief says the military will not intervene with force in the political crisis, as the death toll from a blast in Bangkok rises to three.
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Deadly attacks hit rallies in Thailand

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 15:32

A bomb kills two people near a protest site in a busy shopping district of Bangkok, hours after a deadly gun attack on a rally in eastern Thailand.
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Thai PM denies corruption charge

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 12:59

Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra denies charges of corruption over a large government-run rice purchase scheme.
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Thai police clash with protesters

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 18:33

At least four people are killed and dozens injured in violence that erupted as Thai police began clearing protest sites in the capital, Bangkok.
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VIDEO: Anti-government protests in Thailand

Monday, February 17th 2014, 16:00
related places: Bangkok

Anti-government protesters in Thailand have retaken parts of the old royal quarter in Bangkok that were reclaimed last week by the police.
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Thai poll talks amid fresh protests

Monday, February 17th 2014, 8:20

Thai officials meet to discuss how to complete the country's elections, as anti-government protesters rebuild barricades outside government buildings.
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VIDEO: US marines eat scorpions for training

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 21:22
related countries: United States United States

A group of US marines learn how to survive in the jungle as part of the annual Thai-led Cobra Gold multi-national military exercises.
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VIDEO: Thai police clear key protest site

Friday, February 14th 2014, 13:52
related places: Bangkok

Police have been deployed in Bangkok to retake some sites occupied by protesters since they started their anti-government campaign in November.
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Thai police clear some protest sites

Friday, February 14th 2014, 9:18

Police deploy in the Thai capital to clear some of the sites occupied by protesters since they kicked off their anti-government campaign.
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Thailand deports Rohingyas to Burma

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 16:27
related countries: Burma Burma

Officials in Thailand say that Rohingya Muslims who were held at detention centres have been sent back to Burma.
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Thai court rejects bid to annul poll

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 14:35

Thailand's constitutional court rejects an opposition request to annul the 2 February election, citing insufficient grounds.
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Senior Thai protest leader arrested

Monday, February 10th 2014, 14:57
related places: Bangkok

Thai police detain a senior protest leader in the capital, Bangkok, in the first such arrest since anti-government rallies erupted in November.
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Thailand court bid to annul election

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 14:06

Thailand's main opposition party has petitioned the Constitutional Court to annul Sunday's general election.
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China cancels Thailand rice deal

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 8:22
related countries: China China

China cancels a contract to buy more than a million tonnes of rice, Thailand says, amid an investigation into PM Yingluck's rice purchase scheme.
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VIDEO: Thailand voting 'to take time'

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 16:37

Thai election officials have warned that it could take several weeks to re-stage voting in areas where Sunday's election was disrupted by protesters.
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Thailand voting 'to take time'

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 12:56

Thai officials warn it could take weeks to re-stage voting disrupted by protesters, while former PM Abhisit Vejjajiva says the government has lost people's trust.
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VIDEO: Thugs chase off votes in Bangkok

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 22:59

Protests have disrupted Thailand's general election, halting voting in parts of Bangkok and the south, but officials say that 89% of polling stations operated normally.
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VIDEO: Thai PM: 'Election is right way'

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 16:36
related places: Bangkok

Anti-government protesters in Thailand have disrupted voting in some constituencies in Bangkok and in the south of the country in a general election that was boycotted by the main opposition party.
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Protests disrupt Thailand election

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 10:27

Protests disrupt voting in Thailand's disputed general election, but officials say that 89% of polling stations operated normally.
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Gun battle erupts before Thai poll

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 19:55
related places: Bangkok

At least six people are wounded in gun battles in Bangkok between government opponents and supporters, a day before Thailand's general election.
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VIDEO: 'Thailand's democracy at stake'

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 14:22
related places: Bangkok

The BBC's John Sudworth reports as anti-government protesters in Bangkok continue to block buildings where ballot papers are being stored, ahead of Thailand's general election.
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VIDEO: 'I thought I wouldn't survive it'

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 12:16
related places: Bangkok

Several people have been injured by gunfire in Bangkok, during clashes involving anti-government protesters.
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VIDEO: Thai crisis explained in 60 seconds

Friday, January 31st 2014, 22:00

A 60-second look at the background to the crisis in Thailand, ahead of elections on 2 February.
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VIDEO: Thai protesters block ballot buildings

Friday, January 31st 2014, 17:11

Anti-government protesters in Thailand are blockading buildings where ballot papers are being stored, two days before the general election.
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Thai protesters block ballot papers

Friday, January 31st 2014, 9:27

Thailand's anti-government protesters are blockading buildings where ballot papers are being stored, two days before the general election.
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VIDEO: Final preparations for Thailand poll

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 23:11

Thailand's government is finalising its preparations for Sunday's elections - despite a boycott by the main opposition party.
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VIDEO: Thai rice row sparks rural discontent

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 23:39

The BBC's Jonathan Head reports on why the Thai government's controversial rice purchase scheme has left some farmers struggling to make ends meet.
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Thailand elections to go ahead

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 13:18

Thailand's government confirms it will go ahead with parliamentary elections on Sunday despite threats of protests and an opposition boycott.
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Tata chief's Thai death 'suicide'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 17:30

Thai police suspect Tata managing director Karl Slym killed himself in a fall from a luxury hotel in Bangkok.
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VIDEO: Thai protesters 'sabotage election'

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 19:48

Protesters in Thailand have surrounded polling stations, blocking early voting ahead of next week's general election, officials say.
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Tata Motors chief Karl Slym dies

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 15:48
related places: Bangkok

Tata Motors' managing director Karl Slym has died in Bangkok where he was attending a board meeting, the company announces.
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Thai protesters block early voting

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 12:13

A protest leader is killed in Thailand as demonstrators surround polling stations stopping advanced voting ahead of next week's poll.
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VIDEO: Thai activists told not to block vote

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 15:35

Authorities in Thailand tell protesters to stop blockading official buildings ahead of early voting in a general election.
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Thai activists 'will not block vote'

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 6:28

Thai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban promises that his supporters will not obstruct advance voting for next week's general election.
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Thai court says polls can be delayed

Friday, January 24th 2014, 14:01

Thailand's Constitutional Court rules that polls scheduled for 2 February can be legally postponed, but only in consultation with the prime minister.
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Forced to fish on Thailand's trawlers

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 23:11
related countries: Burma Burma

The Burmese migrants tricked into slavery on Thai trawlers
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VIDEO: Protesters block Bangkok streets

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 9:27
related places: Bangkok

Anti-government protesters continue to block parts of Bangkok to force the prime minister to resign.
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Thai 'red-shirt' protest leader shot

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 6:39
related places: Bangkok

A leader of Thailand's pro-government "red-shirt" group is shot, as the 60-day state of emergency comes into effect in Bangkok and nearby provinces.
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