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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

How will Thai amnesty bill row end?

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 3:53

Have Thai leaders miscalculated on amnesty bill?
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Thai leader in amnesty bill call

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 9:21

Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra appeals for public understanding over a controversial political amnesty bill which has sparked protests.
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VIDEO: Thailand amnesty bill protests

Monday, November 4th 2013, 21:15
related places: Bangkok

Demonstrators have taken to the streets of Bangkok to protest against Thailand's controversial amnesty bill.
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VIDEO: Six die as ferry capsizes in Thailand

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 23:03

At least six people have died and more than 100 have been injured after a ferry capsized off the coast of Thailand.
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Several killed as Thai ferry sinks

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 21:20

An overcrowded ferry sinks off Pattaya in eastern Thailand, killing at least six people, police say.
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Thai amnesty bill passes lower house

Friday, November 1st 2013, 8:53

Thailand's lower house passes an amnesty bill that critics say could allow the return of ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra - and bring more street protests.
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Thai opposition in amnesty protest

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 13:49

Members of Thailand's opposition resign their positions to enable them to lead street protests against a proposed amnesty bill.
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Thailand's top Buddhist leader dies

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 21:23

Thailand's most senior Buddhist leader, the Supreme Patriarch Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, dies at the age of 100.
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Thailand jails bomb material man

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 6:12
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Sweden Sweden
related places: A

A court in Thailand jails a Swedish man of Lebanese origin for possessing materials that could be made into explosive devices.
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Malaysia communist guerrilla dies

Monday, September 16th 2013, 9:12
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chin Peng, a Malaysian Communist guerrilla who led an insurgency against British forces after World War Two, dies in Thailand, officials say.
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Thai plane skids off Bangkok runway

Monday, September 9th 2013, 4:00
related countries: China China
related places: Bangkok

A Thai Airways plane arriving from China skids off the runway at Bangkok's main international airport, injuring 14 people.
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Red Bull heir faces Thailand arrest

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 22:45

Thai authorities will seek to arrest a grandson of Red Bull's co-creator, accused of killing a policeman, after he fails to appear in court.
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Do showcase spending schemes work?

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 23:34

Has Bangkok's spending boosted the Thai economy?
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VIDEO: The rise of the rickshaw in Paris

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 3:34
related countries: France France
related places: Bangkok, Paris

Rickshaws and tuk tuks are more commonly spotted on the bustling streets of Delhi or Bangkok, but now Paris is seeing a steady rise in their numbers on its roads.
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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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