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Thai police probe UK couple death

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 4:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chiang Mai

Thai police are investigating the deaths of a retired couple from Lincolnshire, found dead while on holiday in the northern city of Chiang Mai.
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Couple found dead on Thai holiday

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 13:42

A couple from Lincolnshire are found dead while on holiday in Thailand, it is confirmed.
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Thai red-shirt leaders released

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 11:31

Key leaders of Thailand's opposition red-shirt movement are freed on bail nine months after being detained, but say protests will continue.
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Monitors for Thai-Cambodia border

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 10:39
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Indonesia Indonesia

Thailand and Cambodia agree to allow Indonesian observers to monitor disputed border territory that has been the scene of deadly fighting, an official says.
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Thailand emerges from recession

Monday, February 21st 2011, 11:21

Thailand's economy emerges from recession after a pick up in exports, government figures show.
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VIDEO: Longest continuous kiss in history

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 13:20

A Thai couple have set the record for the longest kiss
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Thai couple break kissing record

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 10:24

A Thai couple has sealed a new record for the longest kissing, after locking lips for 46 hours, 24 minutes.
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Skirmish on Thai-Cambodia border

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 9:45
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

A Thai soldier on the border with Cambodia is wounded just hours after the UN called on the neighbours to establish a permanent ceasefire.
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UN call for Thai-Cambodian truce

Monday, February 14th 2011, 22:54
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

The UN Security Council urges a permanent ceasefire between Cambodia and Thailand after deadly clashes on their border.
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VIDEO: Aftermath of Thai-Cambodian clash

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 17:13
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

At least five people were killed in clashes over the weekend between Thai and Cambodian troops over a disputed border area near a temple.
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Emotional fall-out

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 16:44

Ordinary folk caught up in the Thai-Cambodia border row
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Thai and Cambodian clashes at temple

Monday, February 7th 2011, 13:55
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Thai and Cambodian troops have clashed for a fourth consecutive day over a disputed border area between the two countries
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Cambodia seeks UN force at border

Monday, February 7th 2011, 11:10
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodia's prime minister calls for a UN buffer zone in a disputed area on its border with Thailand following further skirmishes.
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New Thai-Cambodia border fighting

Monday, February 7th 2011, 6:22
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodia and Thailand exchange fire across their border for a fourth day in a disputed area around an 11th-Century temple.
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Unholy row

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 22:43

Thailand-Cambodia temple dispute stokes nationalist passions
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Thai-Cambodia clash 'hits temple'

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 16:21
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodia says a disputed 11th Century temple has been damaged on the third day of cross border clashes with Thailand.
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Border clash kills Thai soldier

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 5:13
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

A Thai soldier is shot dead in a disputed area around the Cambodia border, where tensions have been rising in recent days.
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Fatal clashes on Thai-Cambodia border

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 3:40
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Thai and Cambodian forces have exchanged artillery fire in a disputed border area, with a Cambodian soldier and a Thai civilian reported killed.
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Fatal Thai-Cambodia border clash

Friday, February 4th 2011, 15:24
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Two people are reported killed as Thai and Cambodian soldiers exchange fire along a disputed stretch of their border.
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Thai website editor trial opens

Friday, February 4th 2011, 11:54

The head of a popular Thai political website, Prachatai, goes on trial, in a case seen as a test of freedom of expression in the country.
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Gunmen kill five Thai villagers

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 10:30

Suspected Islamic militants kill five Buddhist villagers and injure two more in southern Thailand, amid an upsurge in violence in the region.
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Thais guilty of Cambodia spying

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 17:10
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

A Cambodian court finds two Thai nationalists guilty of espionage, in a case highlighting increasing tensions along the countries' border.
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Thailand 'yellow-shirts' protest

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 15:49
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia
related places: Bangkok

Crowds of Thai nationalists, known as "yellow-shirts", protest in Bangkok over the government's handling of a border dispute with Cambodia.
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South Thailand blast kills nine

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 14:58
related places: Yala

A bomb blast in southern Thailand's restive Yala province has killed nine villagers and wounded two others, police say.
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Thai 'red shirts' protest again

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 17:42
related places: Bangkok

Anti-government protesters have staged another rally in the Thai capital Bangkok and called for the release of leaders and supporters detained after last year's protests.
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Rebel attack on Thai army base

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 17:24

Separatist rebels in southern Thailand have killed four soldiers in an audacious attack on an army base.
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Rebel onslaught on Thai army base

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 13:58

Separatist rebels in southern Thailand kill four soldiers in an "unusually well-organised" attack on an army base.
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Cannes winner ruled out at Oscars

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 12:36

The Thai movie that won the prestigious Palme d'Or at Cannes will not feature at the Oscars in the foreign language film category.
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Thais on spy charges in Cambodia

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 12:03
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodia charges two Thai activists with espionage, in a move that could reignite a diplomatic row between the neighbouring countries.
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What does 2011 hold for Thailand

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 10:31

After a turbulent 2010 in Thailand, elections are due at the end of this year.
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More upheaval?

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 0:25

What lies ahead for Thailand in 2011, after a turbulent 2010?
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Thai court jails 'yellow' group

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 12:38

A Thai court jails 79 members of the "yellow shirt" movement over the invasion of a television station in 2008.
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Thai arrest for child sex suspect

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 6:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A suspected British paedophile is arrested in north-east Thailand after more than a decade on the run.
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Thailand ends state of emergency

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 5:43

Thailand lifts a state of emergency imposed after the anti-government protests of April and May - but is likely to impose other restrictions.
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Tourists killed in Malaysia crash

Monday, December 20th 2010, 9:22
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

At least 26 people are killed when a bus carrying a group of tourists from Thailand overturns in Malaysia, officials say.
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'Thai concerns about royal heir'

Friday, December 17th 2010, 11:02
related countries: United States United States

A US diplomatic cable obtained by Wikileaks says three influential Thai figures expressed concern about the crown prince becoming king.
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Thai court spares governing party

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 6:30

Thailand's Constitutional Court dismisses a second case against the governing Democrat Party involving the alleged misuse of electoral funds.
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Thai King makes birthday appearance

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 15:08

Thailand's king, the world's longest reigning monarch, has left the hospital where he has been staying for over a year to join elaborate celebrations for his 83rd birthday.
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Thai court rejects Democrat case

Monday, November 29th 2010, 9:12

Thailand's Constitutional Court dismisses a case against the governing Democrat Party involving the alleged misuse of electoral funds.
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Breaking a taboo

Saturday, November 27th 2010, 23:54

Thailand foetus find opens debate on abortion
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Award for Thai protest cameraman

Friday, November 26th 2010, 13:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bangkok

This year's Rory Peck News Award - which pays tribute to the freelance camera operators who risk their lives to film in the world's most dangerous places - has been given to an American living in the usually peaceful city of Bangkok.
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