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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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Thailand imposes state of emergency

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 14:54
related places: Bangkok

The Thai government imposes a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces, from Wednesday, to cope with unrest.
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Vanessa Mae set to compete at Sochi

Monday, January 20th 2014, 15:53

Violinist Vanessa Mae is set to ski for Thailand at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, which start next month.
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VIDEO: Grenades thrown at Thai protesters

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 14:54
related places: Bangkok

At least 28 people have been injured in an attack on anti-government protesters in Bangkok.
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VIDEO: 'A very tense atmosphere in Bangkok'

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 12:19
related places: Bangkok

Attackers have thrown explosives at anti-government protesters in Bangkok, injuring at least 28 people.
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New attack on Thai protest camp

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 9:52
related places: Bangkok

Attackers throw explosives at anti-government protesters in Bangkok, injuring at least 28, days after a similar attack left one person dead.
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VIDEO: Bomb blast as Thai standoff continues

Friday, January 17th 2014, 14:12
related places: Bangkok

A bomb blast at an anti-government rally in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, injures at least 28 as mass demonstrations continue.
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Blast targets Bangkok protest rally

Friday, January 17th 2014, 11:37
related places: Bangkok

A blast at an anti-government protest rally in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, injures more than 30 people, amid an ongoing political crisis.
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Thai PM probed over 'corrupt scheme'

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 13:28

Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra is being investigated over a loss-making rice subsidy scheme, adding to already intense pressure for her to resign.
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VIDEO: Behind Bangkok protest barricade

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 23:11
related places: Bangkok

Thai demonstrators remain on the streets on the fourth day of what they say is an attempt to shutdown the capital, Bangkok.
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Thai polls to proceed amid protests

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 12:20
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's election will go ahead as planned on 2 February, the government says, despite protesters' "shutdown" of the capital, Bangkok.
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VIDEO: Thai protest leader on 'tyrants'

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 9:29

The leader of Thailand's protesters Suthep Thaugsuban vows demonstrators will remain on the streets until the country's 'tyrant government' has been deposed.
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Thai protesters continue 'shutdown'

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 9:23
related places: Bangkok

Thai protesters march on several government buildings on the second day of what they are calling a shutdown of the capital, Bangkok.
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VIDEO: Bangkok: 'Lurking threat of violence'

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 9:23
related places: Bangkok

Thai protesters have marched on several government buildings on the second day of what they are calling a shutdown of the capital, Bangkok.
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VIDEO: Protesters bring Bangkok to a halt

Monday, January 13th 2014, 14:14
related places: Bangkok

Protesters in Bangkok have carried out their threat to bring the city to a standstill, as Jonathan Head reports.
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Protesters launch Bangkok 'shutdown'

Monday, January 13th 2014, 10:38
related places: Bangkok

Thai protesters launch what they are calling a shutdown of Bangkok in a bid to oust the government before snap elections on 2 February.
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Gunmen fire on Bangkok protesters

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 12:00
related places: Bangkok

At least seven people are injured after gunmen open fire on anti-government protesters in the Thai capital, Bangkok.
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Injuries in Thai protest clashes

Friday, January 10th 2014, 16:08
related places: Bangkok

A clash between pro- and anti-government groups outside the Thai capital, Bangkok, leaves six people injured, three of them seriously.
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