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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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VIDEO: Down's baby's parents break silence

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 16:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian couple have denied abandoning a baby born with Down's syndrome to a surrogate in Thailand.
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Australia contacts Gammy's parents

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 17:21
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Bangkok

Australia's child protection services contact a couple accused of abandoning a surrogate baby, as Thailand separately finds nine babies in a Bangkok flat.
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Thai surrogate baby case disputed

Monday, August 4th 2014, 15:06
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian couple deny abandoning a baby boy with Down's Syndrome, but the Thai surrogate mother he was born to disputes their account.
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Calls for clearer surrogacy rules

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 0:54

Campaigners call for clearer rules after a Thai woman was left with a Down's syndrome baby when an Australian couple refused to take him.
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Thai surrogate: I love Down's baby

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 12:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A Thai surrogate mother who carried a baby with Down's syndrome vows to take care of the boy after his Australian parents gave him up.
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Australian pair abandon Down's baby

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 2:59
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An online campaign for a baby with Down's Syndrome left with his surrogate Thai mother by an Australian couple has raised over $120,000 (£70,000).
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Military dominates Thai legislature

Friday, August 1st 2014, 6:58

Thailand's junta appoints an interim legislature of 200 people that will pick the prime minister, with many from the military or police.
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Thai parents 'watch kids' in game shops

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 9:14

Government says parents can track children and report on lawbreaking video game shops at the same time.
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Ousted Yingluck 'can leave Thailand'

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 5:57

Thailand's military leaders grant ousted PM Yingluck Shinawatra permission to travel abroad for the first time since the coup in May.
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Worries over 'cruel' elephant trade

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 17:01

Wild elephants are being held in horrific conditions in Myanmar as smugglers seek to resume a lucrative trade to Thailand, a report says.
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VIDEO: Thai military shows weapons haul

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 17:57

The ruling military council in Thailand has been showing seized weapons as evidence of the growing violence in the country.
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Thai army promises elections in 2015

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 7:29

Thailand's military leader promises a return to democracy but says elections will only take place after October 2015.
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Ex-monk jailed for rape in Thailand

Friday, June 27th 2014, 11:53
related places: Bangkok

A former Buddhist monk is jailed for five-and-a-half years for raping a teenage girl at a temple in the Thai capital, Bangkok.
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Thai general denies coup was planned

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 12:55

A senior Thai general has told the BBC that last month's military coup had not been planned in advance.
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Thailand arrests 'Russian gang boss'

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 15:17
related countries: Russia Russia

Alexander Matusov, wanted in connection with dozens of murders and kidnappings in his native Russia, is arrested in Thailand.
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Thai minister forms anti-coup group

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 9:27

A former Thai minister forms a group to campaign for a return to democracy, in the wake of last month's military coup.
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VIDEO: Thai military stifles dissent

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 22:35

A month after overthrowing the civilian government in Thailand, the military authorities have moved to stifle all dissent in the country, arresting people for the smallest signs of defiance.
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Cambodia ramps up Thai criticism

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 4:15
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodia escalates its criticism of Thailand's junta over the recent exodus of tens of thousands of Cambodian migrant workers.
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VIDEO: Workers' nervous wait to flee Thailand

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 4:51

Tens of thousands of Cambodians are fleeing neighbouring Thailand amid fears the new military leadership will crackdown on migrant workers.
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Cambodian exodus from Thailand soars

Monday, June 16th 2014, 8:34
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

The number of Cambodian migrants fleeing Thailand has soared amid fears of a crackdown from the new military government.
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VIDEO: Cambodian workers flee Thailand

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 23:00
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Tens of thousands of Cambodians flee Thailand amid fears the new military leadership will crackdown on migrant workers.
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Cambodian migrants flee Thailand

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 14:16
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Tens of thousands of Cambodians are fleeing Thailand amid fear the new military leadership will crackdown on migrant workers.
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Thai junta lifts nationwide curfew

Friday, June 13th 2014, 15:09

The military junta running Thailand lifts a nationwide curfew imposed when they seized power last month following anti-government protests.
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Thai junta orders free World Cup TV

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 7:55

Thailand's junta orders regulators to ensure that football fans will not have to pay to watch the World Cup, as part of its "happiness" campaign.
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Thai beauty queen quits over jibe

Monday, June 9th 2014, 15:49

A Thai beauty queen renounces her title after being criticised on social media for saying that certain political activists should be executed.
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VIDEO: Red-shirt towns 'fearful and silent'

Monday, June 9th 2014, 0:05
related places: Udon Thani

The BBC's Jonathan Head visits the red-shirt stronghold of Udon Thani in Thailand to find out how supporters of the former government have dealt with last month's coup.
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Thai army's battle to unite country

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 23:24

Thai army faces tough job erasing PM's influence
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Thailand arrests anti-coup activist

Friday, June 6th 2014, 6:29

Prominent Thai anti-coup activist Sombat Boonngamanong is arrested for violating an order to report to the ruling junta.
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Thai junta 'backed by neighbours'

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 4:49

Thailand's ruling junta says neighbouring countries support the military government, as the generals continue to seek legitimacy.
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VIDEO: Thai protests 'use film protest sign'

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 0:31

People protesting against a military coup in Thailand have started using a three-fingered salute similar to a gesture of defiance in one of the Hunger Games films.
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Thai curfew lifted in tourist areas

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 11:01

Thailand's ruling military council announces it is lifting a night-time curfew in three popular tourist resorts, but restrictions remain in the rest of the country.
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Thailand junta announces crisis plan

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 5:01
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's ruling military junta announces a series of measures designed to avert an economic crisis, after a quiet weekend in protest-hit Bangkok.
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VIDEO: Troops line up to stop Thai protests

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 9:20
related places: Bangkok

Thousands of troops and police have been deployed around central Bangkok to try to prevent protesters opposed to last month's military coup from gathering.
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Thai troops deployed against protest

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 6:15
related places: Bangkok

Thousands of police and soldiers have been deployed around the Thai capital, Bangkok, to try to prevent anti-coup protesters from gathering.
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US says China 'destabilising' force

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 9:17
related countries: China China, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel accuses Beijing of "destabilising" the South China Sea, and urges Thailand's coup leaders to restore democracy.
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Thailand elections 'not for a year'

Friday, May 30th 2014, 17:54

The leader of Thailand's military coup rules out elections for more than a year, to allow time for political reconciliation and reform.
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Thai army: 'Many detainees released'

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 10:12

Thailand's army says it has now released 124 people, including politicians and activists, who were taken into custody after the coup.
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