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Thailand drops HK journalist charge

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 11:16
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Bangkok

Thailand withdraws criminal charges against a Hong Kong journalist detained last year for carrying body armour used in reporting on the Bangkok blasts.
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Dozens hurt in Bangkok boat explosion

Saturday, March 5th 2016, 7:53
related places: Bangkok

At least 58 people are injured as the engine of a water taxi explodes in the Thai capital Bangkok.
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The Christians who flee Pakistan and get locked up in Thailand

Friday, February 26th 2016, 0:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Christians locked up in Thailand after fleeing Pakistan
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Thai princess' $40,000 toilet 'unused'

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 12:37
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

A toilet that cost an estimated $40,000 (£28,300) to custom-build for a Thai princess visiting Cambodia was left unused, officials say.
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Missing backpacker found in Thailand

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 8:58

Backpacker Grace Taylor, 21, has been found after going missing in Thailand, Dorset Police confirm.
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UK woman 'missing in Thailand'

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 3:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Swanage

A 21-year-old woman from Swanage, Dorset is missing in south Thailand, according to her family, who posted an online appeal for help.
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Bangkok blast suspects plead not guilty

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 8:56
related countries: China China
related places: Bangkok

Two ethnic Uighur Chinese plead as they make their first court appearance over the bombing of the Erawan shrine in Bangkok.
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Thailand's love of the supernatural

Thursday, February 11th 2016, 0:26

The history of Thailand's current craze
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Thai campaign targets condom stigma

Friday, February 5th 2016, 5:41

Thai authorities launch a pre-Valentine's Day campaign urging teenagers not to be ashamed to buy and carry condoms.
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VIDEO: Elderly bridge club raided by Thai police

Friday, February 5th 2016, 1:19

A promise by Thailand's military rulers to rid the country of corrupt practices nets some unusual suspects - a group of elderly foreign card players.
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Thai police raid elderly bridge club

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 11:50

Thai police say they have arrested some unexpected lawbreakers during an anti-gambling raid - 32 elderly bridge players, including 12 Britons.
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Scottish tourist 'killed by elephant'

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 9:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Scottish tourist is reportedly killed by an elephant while on holiday with his teenage daughter in Thailand.
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The privileged world of Thailand's supernatural dolls

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 2:10

The eerily lifelike dolls believed inhabited by spirits
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VIDEO: Corruption trial for former Thai PM

Friday, January 15th 2016, 15:17

The trial has begun in Thailand of former prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, on corruption charges related to a rice subsidy scheme.
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'Racist' Thai skin advert withdrawn

Friday, January 8th 2016, 13:35

A Thai cosmetics firm has withdrawn its video commercial for a skin-whitening product after it was branded racist by critics.
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Myanmar protests grow over Thai verdict

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 3:53
related countries: Burma Burma, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Protests are growing against the conviction in Thailand of two Burmese men for the murder of a pair of British tourists.
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Burmese guilty of UK tourist murders

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 10:50
related countries: Burma Burma, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two Burmese men are found guilty and sentenced to death by a court in Thailand for the murder of two UK backpackers whose bodies were found on a Thai beach in 2014.
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The many ways to get arrested for lese majeste in Thailand

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 23:29

...and other ways to get arrested for lese majeste in Thailand
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Thailand cremates top Buddhist monk

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 17:03
related places: Bangkok

Thailand cremates its most senior Buddhist monk in a large ceremony in Bangkok - over two years after he died.
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Calls mount for Thai shrimp boycott

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 18:05
related countries: United States United States

US politicians and human rights groups have called for a boycott of fish and shrimp products linked to slave labour in Thailand following a report from the Associated Press.
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Thai king makes rare appearance

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 1:54

Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej makes a rare public appearance on national television, amid concerns for his ailing health.
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Thai park exposes corruption claims

Friday, December 11th 2015, 11:55

Dark underside to Thai plans for royal succession
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VIDEO: Thai park exposes corruption claims

Friday, December 11th 2015, 6:37
related countries: United States United States

Corruption allegations around a Thai park have exposed a dark underside to planning for royal succession in the country.
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Thai policeman seeks Australia asylum

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 8:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

The policeman who led an investigation into human trafficking in Thailand has told Australian media he plans to seek political asylum in Australia.
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US envoy investigated for lese majeste

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 14:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bangkok

The US ambassador to Thailand is being investigated for royal defamation, for remarks made during a speech in Bangkok in November.
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High-level India-Pakistan talks held

Monday, December 7th 2015, 3:51
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Bangkok

India and Pakistan describe their high-level talks in Bangkok as 'candid, cordial and constructive'.
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VIDEO: The woman dubbed Thailand's Solar Queen

Monday, December 7th 2015, 0:16

The BBC's Pinpaka Ngmsom meets the wealthy Thai businesswoman being described as the driving force behind Asia's solar energy revolution.
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IS 'in Thailand to target Russians'

Friday, December 4th 2015, 14:47
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Thai police say they were warned by Moscow that 10 Syrians working for Islamic State entered Thailand in October to target Russians.
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Pirates attack foreign ships off Somalia

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 15:10
related countries: Iran Iran, Somalia Somalia

Pirates have attacked Thai and Iranian fishing trawlers off Somalia's coast, seizing the crew of one of them, maritime experts and residents say.
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Two charged over Bangkok bomb

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 8:57
related places: Bangkok

Two men are charged by a military court in Thailand in connection with the bombing of a shrine in the capital Bangkok.
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The world's longest half-marathon

Monday, November 16th 2015, 22:26
related places: Bangkok

Runners in a half-marathon in Bangkok are forced to complete 17 miles after they are sent the wrong way by a race marshal.
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Thai people smuggling hearing begins

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 12:35

A court hearing begins in Thailand over a major people smuggling case involving 88 suspected human traffickers.
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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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