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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

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 12:55
related places: Chiang Mai

The deaths of tourists and a tour guide in the Thai city of Chiang Mai may be linked to exposure to toxic chemicals, the government says.
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Thai PM unveils cabinet line-up

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 8:52

Thailand's new Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra names her first cabinet, which is broadly being seen as deliberately non-confrontational.
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Backpacker killer 'can be caught'

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 10:13

A senior police officer insists the killer of backpacker Kirsty Jones - killed 11 years ago while backpacking in Thailand - can still be captured.
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Thai king endorses Yingluck as PM

Monday, August 8th 2011, 12:47

Yingluck Shinawatra is formally endorsed as prime minister by the Thai king, capping a remarkable rise to power for the sister of ousted former leader Thaksin.
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Thai parliament elects Yingluck

Friday, August 5th 2011, 5:48

Yingluck Shinawatra is elected by Thailand's parliament as the country's first female prime minister following her sweeping election victory.
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Thailand refuses royal jet bond

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 22:27
related countries: Germany Germany

Thailand has ruled out paying Germany a bank bond of 20m euros to secure the release of a plane seized from Thai Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn.
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Germany in deal on Thai royal jet

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 12:26
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Munich

German judges say a jet used by Thailand's crown prince impounded last week can leave Munich - but only if Thailand posts a 20m euro bank guarantee.
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VIDEO: Troops 'must leave Khmer temple'

Monday, July 18th 2011, 16:13
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

The UN orders troops from Thailand and Cambodia to leave a disputed area near an ancient temple - a flashpoint for deadly clashes early this year.
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Troops 'must leave Khmer temple'

Monday, July 18th 2011, 9:45
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

The UN orders troops from Thailand and Cambodia to leave a disputed area near an ancient temple - flashpoint for deadly clashes early this year.
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Germany impounds Thai royal jet over debt

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 14:34
related countries: Germany Germany

German officials impound a jet used by Thailand's Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, in a dispute over a building firm's unpaid debt.
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Sibling rivalry?

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 23:36

Powerful Shinawatra family breaks the mould of Thai politics
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Rhino horn 'kingpin' in SA court

Monday, July 11th 2011, 16:36
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A Thai man accused of being a leading figure in the international trade in rhino horns appears in a South African court following his arrest.
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Thai PM-elect 'to form coalition'

Monday, July 4th 2011, 11:34

Thailand's election victors Pheu Thai, led by ousted PM Thaksin Shinawatra's sister Yingluck, announce plans to form a five-party coalition.
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Thai army 'accepts poll result'

Monday, July 4th 2011, 6:44

Thailand's outgoing defence minister says the army will not prevent ousted PM Thaksin Shinawatra's sister from forming a government, after she won a landslide election victory.
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VIDEO: Thaksin's shadow over poll victory

Monday, July 4th 2011, 3:40

Less than a day after Yingluck Shinawatra was elected Thailand's first female prime minister, there are already questions about whether her exiled brother will return to the country.
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Thai opposition sweeps to victory

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 16:52

The sister of ousted ex-leader Thaksin Shinawatra wins a decisive victory in Thailand's general election, with nearly all votes counted.
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VIDEO: New Thai PM to focus on economy

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 14:07

The opposition is on course for victory in Thailand's general election, with the sister of the ousted former leader, Thaksin Shinawatra, set to become the first female prime minister.
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VIDEO: Opposition leads Thai exit polls

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 13:34

The opposition is on course for victory in Thailand's general election, with the sister of the ousted former leader, Thaksin Shinawatra, set to become the first female prime minister
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VIDEO: Voting begins in Thai elections

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 2:36

Voting has begun in Thailand's general election, billed as a test of the nation's fragile democracy.
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VIDEO: Bomb disposal expert escapes blast

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 13:45

A bomb disposal expert in Thailand has escaped unharmed after attempting to defuse a car bomb as it exploded.
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Final rallies as Thai poll looms

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 8:24

Final rallies are held as Thailand's PM Abhisit Vejjajiva takes on the sister of ousted former leader Thaksin Shinawatra in Sunday's election.
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VIDEO: Familiar name in Thai elections

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 4:17

As Thailand prepare to go to the polls on Sunday, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva faces a new rival with a familiar name - Pheu Thai's Yingluck Shinawatra, the sister of former leader Thaksin Shinawatra.
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VIDEO: Thaksin sister in Thailand PM bid

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 2:47
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Controversial former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's younger sister, Yingluck, is standing to follow in her brother's footsteps.
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Thai PM warns over Thaksin return

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 23:53

Thai PM Abhisit Vejjajiva says the return of his predecessor Thaksin Shinawatra would bring instability, but Mr Thaksin insists he is "useful".
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US 'worried over Thai succession'

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 16:52
related countries: United States United States

American diplomats have expressed concern over Thailand's royal succession, according to leaked embassy documents dating back several years.
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VIDEO: Modern spin on sacred Thai traditions

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 2:51

As rapid economic growth in Thailand brings with it modern technology and trends, traditionalists fear that sacred Buddhist symbols are becoming fashionable rather than expressions of faith.
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Thai general in election 'appeal'

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 10:29

Thailand's armed forces chief urges people to vote for "good people'" in what is seen as a swipe at the opposition ahead of a general election.
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Thai Airways orders 37 new planes

Monday, June 13th 2011, 6:29

Thai Airways announces plans to acquire 37 new aircraft over the next six years at a cost of 118.6bn baht.
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Thai leader defends rise to power

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 14:25

Thailand's prime minister posts a vigorous defence of his rise to power on his personal website and Facebook page, as a general election nears.
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VIDEO: Rare turtles found in Bangkok airport

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 16:34
related places: Bangkok

Officials at Bangkok airport found 451 rare turtles wrapped in suitcases along with seven fresh water crocodiles.
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Thai insult man makes Obama plea

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 9:12
related countries: United States United States

An American man, arrested in Thailand last week on charges of insulting the monarchy, appeals to US President Barack Obama for help.
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'Leopard smuggler' flees Thailand

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 8:58

A suspected animal smuggler arrested last month in Thailand with baby leopards, a monkey and a bear in his luggage flees the country while awaiting trial.
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Thai inmates 'routinely shackled'

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 4:09
related places: Bangkok

Thai prisoners are routinely shackled and kept in shockingly overcrowded conditions, says Bangkok-based Union for Civil Liberties.
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US citizen held for Thai 'insult'

Friday, May 27th 2011, 11:03
related countries: United States United States

An ethnic Thai US citizen is arrested in Thailand for allegedly insulting the monarchy, a charge that can carry up to 15 years in jail.
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Thai political 'smear campaign'

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 11:56

Thailand's main opposition party files a formal complaint against its main rival in the forthcoming election, accusing it of a smear campaign.
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Qantas flight in engine shutdown

Friday, May 20th 2011, 3:38
related places: Bangkok

A Qantas plane shuts down an engine and returns to Bangkok, the latest incident related to a Rolls-Royce engine.
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