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News: Thailand

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 court to issue key verdict

Friday, July 13th 2012, 8:07

Thailand's constitutional court is set to rule on whether politicians can draft a new constitution, in a controversial vote that could spark protests.
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Thailand's king pardons US man

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 6:01
related countries: United States United States

US citizen Joe Gordon, who was jailed for two-and-half years for defaming the Thai royal family, is pardoned by the king and freed from prison.
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Malaysia to deport bomb suspect

Monday, June 25th 2012, 7:26
related countries: Iran Iran, Malaysia Malaysia

A Malaysian court approves the extradition of Iranian Masoud Sedaghatzadeh to Thailand over his alleged involvement in a bomb plot there.
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Bee swarm attacks Thailand monks

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 8:18

Dozens of novice monks are taken to hospital, some in a serious condition, after an attack by a swarm of bees in northern Thailand.
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Protesters block Thai parliament

Friday, June 1st 2012, 11:03

Thai protesters block parliament to postpone debate on a reconciliation bill they fear would allow deposed Prime Minister Thaksin's return.
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VIDEO: Suu Kyi vows to help Burmese migrants

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 11:58
related countries: Burma Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi vowed to help Burmese migrant workers, as she addressed cheering crowds in Thailand on her first trip outside Burma since 1988.
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Burmese migrants cheer Suu Kyi

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 6:09
related countries: Burma Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi vows to help Burmese migrant workers, as she addressed cheering crowds in Thailand on her first trip outside Burma since 1988.
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Thai web editor in suspended term

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 5:54

An editor of a Thai political website is given an eight-month suspended sentence for failing to remove comments deemed insulting to the monarchy.
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Suu Kyi in historic foreign trip

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 15:54
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Thailand on her first trip outside Burma in more than two decades.
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Thailand exports in shock decline

Friday, May 25th 2012, 7:54
related countries: United States United States

Thailand reports a surprise fall in its exports for April because of falling demand from key markets such as Europe and the US.
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Suu Kyi to make Thai forum visit

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 4:38
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Bangkok

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to attend the World Economic Forum in Bangkok next week, leaving Burma for the first time in 24 years.
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Thai growth rebounds after floods

Monday, May 21st 2012, 5:23

Thailand's economy rebounds sharply as factories boost production recovering quickly from last year's floods.
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Thais protest at prisoner funeral

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 17:59
related places: Bangkok

The funeral of a Thai man who died in jail after being sentenced for insulting the royal family turns into a protest against lese majeste laws.
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Thai jailed for royal insult dies

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 6:57

A Thai man in his 60s who was jailed for 20 years for sending text messages deemed offensive to the royal family has died, his lawyer says.
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Thai high-rise workers are killed

Monday, May 7th 2012, 17:46

Three men fall to their deaths from Thailand's tallest building when a cable supporting their platform breaks, police say.
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Fatal blast at Thai chemical site

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 14:39

At least 12 people are killed and scores more injured as explosions and a fire hit Thailand's largest petro-chemical complex.
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'Porn' halts Thailand parliament

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 17:30

A session in Thailand's parliament is halted after an image of a naked woman appears on monitors during a debate.
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Tortoises seized at Dhaka airport

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 17:04
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

Customs officials at Dhaka airport in Bangladesh seize more than 400 tortoises found in suitcases bound for Thailand.
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VIDEO: Thousands mourn Thai princess

Monday, April 9th 2012, 13:26

Thousands have paid their last respects to the first cousin to the king of Thailand, Princess Bejaratana
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Thailand bans Macbeth adaptation

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 20:05

The film censor in Thailand bans a new adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth on grounds it is "likely to cause divisions" among the Thai people.
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Mafia banker 'held in Thailand'

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 21:58
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

An Italian banker wanted in Rome to serve a jail term for mafia links is arrested in Thailand after almost three decades on the run, authorities say.
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Deadly blasts in Thailand's south

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 21:23

Explosions in southern Thailand have killed at least 10 people, officials say, in a region hit by separatist violence.
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Cooking with Poo wins book award

Friday, March 30th 2012, 9:38

A Thai cookbook wins the Diagram Prize for oddest book title of the year.
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Locked-in teenage servant rescued

Friday, March 30th 2012, 7:33
related countries: India India

A teenage domestic servant in the Indian capital is rescued after her employers locked her in and went on holiday to Thailand, police say.
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Six held in Australia trafficking

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 2:47
related countries: Australia Australia

Police in Thailand and Australia arrest six people believed to be part of a human trafficking network, following a year-long operation.
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Honda's Thailand factory restarts

Monday, March 26th 2012, 7:02

Honda Automobile Thailand (HATC) resumes production at its plant in Ayutthaya after major floods halted operations in early October.
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Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 13:06

A man who Thai police suspect of having militant links pleads not guilty in court to possessing illegal explosives.
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Taxi driver becomes Twitter star

Monday, March 19th 2012, 1:56
related places: Bangkok

How a Bangkok taxi driver scooped the world's media
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VIDEO: Bangkok's celebrity taxi tweeter

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 22:29

A motorcycle taxi driver has found celebrity after tweeting scoops on the city's news events.
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Red Bull's co-founder Chaleo dies

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 15:44
related places: Bangkok

The creator of the energy drink Red Bull, self-made billionaire and one of Thailand's richest men, Chaleo Yoovidhya, dies in Bangkok.
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VIDEO: Dogs that escaped the dinner plate

Friday, March 16th 2012, 4:47

Authorities in Thailand say that in the last six months they have rescued 2,000 dogs destined for the dinner tables of south east Asia.
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Dog-nappers put pet owners on high alert in Thailand

Friday, March 16th 2012, 0:15

Thai fears over dogs destined to be eaten
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Bomb suspect fights extradition

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 10:48
related countries: Iran Iran, Malaysia Malaysia

An Iranian man suspected of involvement in a bomb attempt in Thailand appears in a Malaysian court to fight extradition.
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Thai hotel blaze leaves one dead

Friday, March 9th 2012, 5:20
related places: Bangkok

A blaze at a high-rise hotel in the Thai capital, Bangkok, kills at least one tourist and injures several more.
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Attack kills four Thai soldiers

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 7:10
related places: Narathiwat

Four soldiers are killed in southern Thailand's restive province of Narathiwat after suspected militants detonate a roadside bomb.
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Flooded Bangkok airport reopened

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 8:54
related places: Bangkok

Bangkok's Don Muang airport reopens to traffic four months after it was inundated in Thailand's devastating floods.
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