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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

Fugitive Thai banker faces trial

Friday, October 30th 2009, 7:49
related countries: Canada Canada

A fugitive Thai banker loses a 13-year extradition battle and is sent back to Thailand from Canada to face trial.
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Thai violence claims more victims

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 5:14

At least four people are killed in 24 hours as violence continues in Thailand's restive south.
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Asian leaders eye EU-style bloc

Saturday, October 24th 2009, 10:30

Asian leaders meeting in Thailand are discussing plans to "lead the world" by forming an EU-style community.
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Asian leaders launch rights group

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 9:21
related places: Cha-am

Asian leaders at a regional summit in Thailand officially launch a new human rights watchdog that critics say is toothless.
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Thai king makes public appearance

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 7:00

Thailand's King Bhumibol makes his first public appearance since being admitted to hospital more than a month ago.
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Security effort for Asian summit

Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 18:10
related places: Cha-am

A security crackdown is in place in the Thai resort of Cha-am as regional leaders get ready for a weekend of talks.
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Thai officials cover up a billboard depicting Adolf Hitler saluting

Sunday, October 18th 2009, 14:35
related countries: Germany Germany, Israel Israel

Museum officials in Thailand cover up a billboard depicting Adolf Hitler saluting after complaints from Germany and Israel.
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King's health worries Thai market

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 13:55

Share prices fall in Thailand amid concern about the health of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who has been in hospital nearly a month.
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UN climate talks split on treaty

Friday, October 9th 2009, 11:12
related places: Bangkok

The latest round of UN climate talks in Bangkok ends with divisions between nations over the shape of a new global treaty.
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French 'boy sex' minister defiant

Friday, October 9th 2009, 11:02
related countries: France France

A French politician says he will not resign over comments that he enjoyed paying for "boys" in Thailand.
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French minister in 'boy sex' row

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 16:17
related countries: France France

France's Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand faces calls to quit over his book that describes paying for 'young boys' in Thailand.
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Jail for corrupt NZ politician

Tuesday, October 6th 2009, 4:59
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A former cabinet member in New Zealand is jailed for corruption, after promising immigration favours to illegal Thai workers on his land.
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Thai train in deadly derailment

Monday, October 5th 2009, 4:18
related places: Hua Hin

A train derails in heavy rain near Hua Hin in southern Thailand, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens more.
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HIV vaccine 'reduces infection'

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 9:51

An experimental HIV vaccine has for the first time cut infection rates, in a major trial in Thailand, researchers say.
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HIV/Aids trial offer vaccine hope

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 6:41

An experimental HIV vaccine has cut the risk of infection by a third in a major trial in Thailand, researchers say.
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Thailand king stable in hospital

Monday, September 21st 2009, 6:54

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-serving monarch, is admitted to hospital suffering from fever.
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Thailand rocked by rival protests

Saturday, September 19th 2009, 16:22

Thousands join demonstrations in Bangkok and on the Cambodian border, with clashes reported at a disputed temple.
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Soldiers killed in south Thailand

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 14:41

Two soldiers are shot dead and three injured in a suspected Islamist insurgency attacks on a checkpoint in southern Thailand.
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Thaksin supporters mass in Bangkok

Monday, August 17th 2009, 4:15

Thousands of demonstrators loyal to former PM Thaksin Shinawatra gather in the first mass action since the violence in April.
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Thai elephant wounded by landmine gets artificial leg

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 6:39

A 48-year-old Thai elephant is fitted with an permanent artificial leg, 10 years after losing a limb from treading on a land mine.
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Thailand rejects Bout extradition

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 8:52
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

A Thai court rejects a US request to extradite Viktor Bout, an alleged Russian arms dealer dubbed the "Merchant of Death".
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Drugs smuggler in pregnancy shock

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 14:46
related countries: Germany Germany

German authorities tell a surprised Thai woman arrested for smuggling swallowed cocaine that she is pregnant.
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Pilot killed in Thai plane crash

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 13:19

The pilot of a Thai plane is killed and several passengers wounded as it skids off the runway on a tourist island.
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Burma-N Korea ties 'of concern'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 4:10
related countries: Burma Burma, Indonesia Indonesia

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the US is concerned about possible nuclear co-operation between North Korea and Burma.
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Airport nightmare

Monday, July 20th 2009, 0:01

Thailand 'scam' victims tell of detention ordeal
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Grain drain

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 16:41

Thailand's rice policy puts farmers in poverty
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British teen dies 'in Thai pool'

Monday, July 13th 2009, 1:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British schoolboy has died on holiday in Thailand, after he was reportedly sucked into a swimming pool pumping system.
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British teen dies 'in Thai pool'

Monday, July 13th 2009, 1:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British schoolboy has died on holiday in Thailand, after he was reportedly sucked into a swimming pool pumping system.
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Thai FM 'won't resign' over siege

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 10:50
related places: Bangkok

Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya refuses to resign after police question his involvement in last year's Bangkok airport siege.
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Thaksin demands fresh resistance

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 17:55

Thaksin Shinawatra tells a big rally in Bangkok to continue protesting and urges them not to leave him "dying in the desert".
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Three die in Thai rebel standoff

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 7:43

Three people have died in a gun battle in southern Thailand as security forces clashed with insurgents, police say.
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Concern at secret Thailand trial

Friday, June 26th 2009, 9:12

Human rights activists condemn Thailand's decision to try in secret a woman charged with insulting the royal family.
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Nowhere to go

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 12:17
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese refugees in Thailand face difficult dilemma
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Thailand's fearless 'Dr Death'

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 11:02

Lucy Ash meets Thailand's most senior forensic pathologist and discovers that the finding the truth about how people died is not always welcomed.
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In pictures

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 23:28
related countries: Burma Burma

Refugees streaming over the Thai border from Burma
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Thai army reinforces Burma border

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 11:48
related countries: Burma Burma

Thailand sends heavily-armed troops to its border with Burma after an influx of ethnic Karen refugees.
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