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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 mayor held over trafficking

Friday, May 8th 2015, 12:02

A prominent Thai mayor is arrested over a human trafficking scandal exposed by the discovery of mass graves in southern Thailand.
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Thai police moved over trafficking

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 12:30

Thai authorities say more than 50 officers are transferred from their posts over suspected links to human traffickers.
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VIDEO: The house that can rise with flood levels

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 6:41

An architect in Thailand has come up with a new type of house to combat floods - one that rises with the water levels.
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VIDEO: Skeletons found in Thailand camps

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 1:39

Two skeletons have been found in abandoned camps in Thailand, with possible links to people smuggling.
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Skeletons found at illicit Thai camps

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 15:40

Thai officials say they have found two skeletons possibly linked to people smuggling, days after the discovery of 26 bodies in a mass grave.
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Thai police 'find 26 bodies' at camp

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 15:06

Police say they have recovered 26 bodies in an abandoned jungle camp in southern Thailand, on a route regularly used by people smugglers.
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Bodies found in Thailand jungle camp

Friday, May 1st 2015, 16:12

Police in Thailand have found dozens of graves in an abandoned jungle camp in southern Thailand, on a route regularly used by people smugglers.
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Thailand faces possible EU fish ban

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 7:30

Thailand says it is "confident" it can address concerns over illegal fishing that may lead to a trade ban from the European Union.
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VIDEO: Thailand seizes four tonnes of ivory

Monday, April 20th 2015, 21:11

Customs officials in Thailand say they have made the biggest seizure of smuggled ivory in the country's history, as Jonathan Head reports.
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VIDEO: Stolen car used in Thai bomb

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 14:14

Seven people are injured following a vehicle explosion in Koh Samui, Thailand.
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Seven injured in Koh Samui explosion

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 2:31

Seven people, including an Italian girl, are injured on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand after a vehicle explodes, local media report.
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Thai aviation under safety scrutiny

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 12:55
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea

Thailand's aviation sector is under scrutiny after an international safety audit led to a ban on new flights to China, Japan and South Korea.
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US concern over Thai security law

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 6:32
related countries: United States United States

The US says Thailand's replacement of martial law with new emergency measures does little to reduce the power of the military.
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Thai government replaces martial law

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 17:26

Thailand's military government announces it is lifting martial law, but replaces it with measures that critics say could be even more sweeping.
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Thai PM plans martial law replacement

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 11:46

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says he has asked for permission to end martial law, replacing it with new curbs.
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Uighurs to remain in Thai detention

Friday, March 27th 2015, 14:56
related countries: China China, Turkey Turkey

A court in Thailand rules that a group of Muslim Uighurs at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and China can remain in Thai detention.
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Briton 'dies in Thailand shooting'

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 19:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Foreign Office is investigating reports that a British man has died at a shooting range in southern Thailand.
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Brothers of Thai ex-princess jailed

Friday, March 20th 2015, 17:41

The brothers of former Thai princess Srirasmi are jailed for defaming the monarchy following her divorce from the crown prince.
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Thai ex-PM Yingluck to stand trial

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 5:21

Thailand's Supreme Court orders former PM Yingluck Shinawatra to stand trial for negligence over a controversial rice subsidy scheme.
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Parents of Thai ex-princess jailed

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 13:27

The parents of former Thai princess Srirasmi are jailed for defaming the monarchy, part of a crackdown on her family following her divorce.
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VIDEO: The monk who ordains trees

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 0:02

The Buddhist monk from Thailand who ordains trees
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Somali pirates free Thai fishermen

Friday, February 27th 2015, 18:49
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Four Thai fishermen thought to have been held by Somali pirates longer than any other captives have been freed, officials say.
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Parents of Thai ex-princess arrested

Friday, February 27th 2015, 13:11

The parents of a former Thai princess are detained under the lese majeste law, after admitting that they misused their royal connections.
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Thais jailed for king insult in play

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 8:50

A Thai man and woman are each jailed for more than two years for breaking strict laws against insulting the monarchy in a 2013 student play.
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VIDEO: Thailand passes 'baby Gammy' law

Friday, February 20th 2015, 14:05

Thailand passes a law banning foreigners from paying Thai women to be surrogates, after high-profile cases sparked debate last year.
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Thailand bans foreigner surrogacy

Friday, February 20th 2015, 13:18

Thailand passes a law banning foreigners from paying Thai women to be surrogates, after high-profile cases sparked debate last year.
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VIDEO: Former Thai PM formally indicted

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 6:37

Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is due to be formally indicted over a controversial rice subsidy scheme.
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Yingluck indicted for negligence

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 5:28

Thailand's attorney-general files criminal charges against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over her role in a controversial rice subsidy scheme.
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In pictures: Thai condoms for Valentine's Day

Friday, February 13th 2015, 22:45

Images and voices from Thailand, where officials are distributing condoms or urging teenagers to visit temples on Valentine's Day, rather than having sex.
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Thai ex-PM denied right to travel

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 16:33

The Thai military government denies former PM Yingluck Shinawatra permission to travel ahead of a court case against her.
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Police probe Bangkok mall blasts

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 5:14
related places: Bangkok

Police in Thailand are investigating two bomb explosions outside a luxury shopping mall in Bangkok, the first such incident since a military coup in May.
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Thai group buys Sheffield Wednesday

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 14:26

Championship side Sheffield Wednesday are taken over by a Thai consortium led by businessman Dejphon Chansiri.
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US urges 'more inclusive' Thailand

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 2:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bangkok

The most senior US envoy for East Asia says Thai politics should be "more inclusive", as he makes the highest-level visit since last year's coup.
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VIDEO: Impeachment for Thai ex-leader

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 11:34

Thailand's attorney general says the country's former prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, is to face a criminal corruption charge over her controversial rice subsidy scheme.
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Thai ex-PM banned from politics

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 9:54

Thai authorities ban former PM Yingluck Shinawatra from office for five years and launch criminal charges that could see her jailed.
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Thailand scraps prisoner boat plan

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 9:28

Thailand's government drops a controversial plan to get prisoners to work on fishing boats, after rights groups condemned the project.
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Australia citizenship for Baby Gammy

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 3:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Baby Gammy, who was born with Down's syndrome to a surrogate mother in Thailand, is granted Australian citizenship, local media report.
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VIDEO: Elephant goes on rampage in Thai park

Monday, January 12th 2015, 15:27

An elephant in Thailand is caught on camera as it goes on the rampage in Thailand.
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Ex-Thai PM in impeachment hearing

Friday, January 9th 2015, 11:53

Thailand's ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra appears at the National Assembly in Bangkok to defend herself against possible impeachment.
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