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Second Thai lese majeste detainee dies

Monday, November 9th 2015, 10:39

A fortune-teller accused of insulting the Thai royal family dies, the second such suspect to lose his life in military custody in as many weeks.
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VIDEO: 'Fireball meteor' lights up Bangkok skies

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 7:56
related places: Bangkok

Footage captured by a driver in Bangkok appears to show a huge meteor flying through the night sky.
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Thais examine 'lese majeste plot'

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 17:35

Thai police say they expect to issue more arrests in an alleged conspiracy to exploit the name of Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn for personal gain.
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Thai film director decries censorship

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 16:58

An award-winning Thai film director has told the BBC he does not want his film shown in Thailand because he would be required to self-censor.
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Bangkok bomb: Has the case been solved?

Monday, October 5th 2015, 19:29

Has the case really been solved?
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Thai government websites in DDoS attack

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 7:54

Several Thai government websites are taken offline by a suspected DDoS attack, in an apparent protest against plans to limit internet access.
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VIDEO: Bangkok bomb suspect re-enacts attack

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 15:48
related places: Bangkok

Two suspects in the bombing of the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand are forced to re-enact their alleged role in the attack.
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Suspects in Bangkok bomb re-enactment

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 14:23
related places: Bangkok

Thai police force two suspects to re-enact their alleged role in the deadly bombing of the Erawan shrine in the capital Bangkok in August.
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Bangkok shrine bomber 'is in custody'

Friday, September 25th 2015, 21:53
related places: Bangkok

Thai police say a man they arrested over a deadly bombing at Bangkok's Erawan shrine is indeed the bomber, contradicting earlier statements.
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Thailand firm 'refused to print NYT'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 6:27

The New York Times says its local printer in Thailand refused to print its Asia edition because it featured an article on the ailing Thai king.
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VIDEO: Thailand tackles its monkey problem

Monday, September 21st 2015, 11:00
related places: Bangkok

The Thai authorities round up scores of long-tailed macaque monkeys near Bangkok to relocate them after complaints from villagers.
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Thai cadets 'forced to smash phones'

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 17:13

A video which appears to show Thai navy cadets forced to destroy their mobile phones with a brick as punishment goes viral.
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Thai journalist quits after detention

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 14:58

A Thai journalist detained earlier this week by the military government resigns from his newspaper to save it "from further pressure".
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Key Bangkok suspect 'fled to Turkey'

Monday, September 14th 2015, 17:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Bangkok

Key suspect in August's deadly Bangkok shrine bombing has fled to Turkey, Thai police say.
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Children 'at risk' in Thai fishing trade

Monday, September 14th 2015, 6:58

Children in Thailand's seafood processing industry are more exposed to workplace hazards and twice as likely to sustain injuries, a report says.
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Malaysia makes Bangkok bomb arrests

Monday, September 14th 2015, 5:47
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Bangkok

Malaysian police have arrested two Malaysians and one Pakistani in connection to last month's deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine.
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'Stolen' diamond surgically removed

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 13:44
related countries: China China
related places: Bangkok

A Chinese woman suspected of stealing a $300,000 diamond in Bangkok has had the jewel surgically removed from her intestines.
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Thai beach deaths DNA questioned

Friday, September 11th 2015, 6:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

DNA from a garden hoe allegedly used to kill two British tourists does not match samples taken from two men accused of the killings, a court hears.
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Thai shrine bomb suspect 'is Chinese'

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 13:39
related countries: China China
related places: Bangkok

One of the alleged accomplices to the main suspect wanted for the shrine bombing in Bangkok last month is Chinese, officials from both countries say.
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Bangkok suspect 'gave device to bomber'

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 5:27
related places: Bangkok

Thai police say a key suspect in the Bangkok shrine bombing has confessed to giving a bag containing the device to the man who carried out the attack.
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UK academic held at Thai airport

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 15:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK academic has spent the last four days in detention at an airport in Thailand over a dispute arising from a UN report he wrote nine years ago.
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New Thai constitution thrown out

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 7:56

A military-appointed council in Thailand rejects a controversial new constitution drafted after last year's coup, setting back elections.
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Main Thai bomb suspect 'still free'

Friday, September 4th 2015, 13:06
related places: Bangkok

Thai police investigating the Erawan Shrine bombing say that neither of the two men held in connection with the blast are believed to be the main suspect.
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VIDEO: Ceremony as bombed Thai shrine reopens

Friday, September 4th 2015, 10:03
related places: Bangkok

A golden statue damaged in last month's bomb attack in the Thai capital, Bangkok, is unveiled to the public in a special ceremony.
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Thai fingerprint 'matches bomb suspect'

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 9:57
related places: Bangkok

Thai police say fingerprints found on seized bomb-making material match those of a man detained over the Bangkok shrine attack.
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Second Bangkok bombing suspect held

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 16:01
related places: Bangkok

A second foreign suspect has been arrested in connection with the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine in August, the Thai PM says.
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Thai court acquits Phuket reporters

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 4:24
related places: Phuket

A court in the southern Thai island of Phuket acquits two journalists of defaming the navy in a 2013 article on human trafficking.
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The journalists sued by the Thai navy

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 3:15

The journalists being sued by the Thai navy
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VIDEO: 'We had to cover migrant story'

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 3:01

Two independent journalists in Thailand are cleared of defaming the navy over reporting they did on the issue of human trafficking.
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Bangkok police claim bomber hunt reward

Monday, August 31st 2015, 9:54
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's police chief says an $83,000 public reward will go to his own men after they arrested a suspect in the deadly bombing of a Bangkok shrine.
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'Bomb material' found in Bangkok

Monday, August 31st 2015, 5:44
related places: Bangkok

Thai police say bomb-making materials have been found in a second apartment, and issue two new arrests warrants over the Erawan Shrine bombing.
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Thailand charges man 'linked to bomb'

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 7:48
related places: Bangkok

Police in Bangkok charge a man in connection with the bomb attack that killed 20 people in the Thai capital nearly two weeks ago.
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Thai police make Bangkok blast arrest

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 14:10
related places: Bangkok

Police in Bangkok say they have arrested a man in connection with a bomb that killed 20 people in the Thai capital nearly two weeks ago.
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VIDEO: Check-ups for homeward-bound orangutans

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 10:16
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Thailand has been carrying out health checks on 14 orangutans, in preparation for their repatriation to Indonesia.
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VIDEO: Confiscated ivory crushed at Thai ceremony

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 10:45

Thailand has destroyed more than two tonnes of illegal ivory in a public ceremony.
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HK photographer held for body armour

Monday, August 24th 2015, 8:53
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Bangkok

A Hong Kong journalist is detained in Bangkok for carrying body armour and a helmet, which he used while reporting on the recent bomb blast.
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VIDEO: Malaysia 'migrant' graves found

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 14:29
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian police say they have found more mass graves near the border with Thailand, a transit point for smugglers bringing people by boat from Myanmar and Bangladesh.
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Malaysia finds new 'migrant' graves

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 11:39
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia finds fresh mass graves containing 24 bodies suspected to be those of migrants trafficked near the border with Thailand.
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Lack of equipment 'slows Thai probe'

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 9:53
related places: Bangkok

Thai police say a lack of modern equipment is hampering investigations into last week's blast at a Bangkok shrine that killed 20 people.
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Thailand raises Bangkok bomber reward

Friday, August 21st 2015, 16:11
related places: Bangkok

Thailand trebles the reward on offer for information leading to the arrest of the main suspect in a bomb attack that killed 20 people at a shrine on Monday.
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