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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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Thailand: news

Court charges two over Thai murders

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 9:51
related countries: Burma Burma, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A court charges two Burmese men with the murder of two British tourists in Thailand earlier this year, a crime which both men deny.
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Thai suspects appeal for witnesses

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 1:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Friends of two British tourists murdered in Thailand in September are being urged by the suspects' lawyer to come forward with information.
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What's behind the downfall of Thailand's Princess Srirasmi?

Monday, December 1st 2014, 12:56

What's behind the downfall of Thailand's Princess Srirasmi?
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Thai prince strips wife's royal name

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 15:14

Thailand's Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn has ordered the government to strip his wife's family of their royal surname.
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Thailand backs surrogacy trade ban

Friday, November 28th 2014, 10:30

Thailand's parliament votes to ban commercial surrogacy following international outrage over the largely unregulated trade.
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VIDEO: Thailand's democracy in limbo

Friday, November 28th 2014, 0:01

Thailand has been ruled by the military since the coup and the country may not return to democracy for another 18 months.
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VIDEO: Why are Thais raising three fingers?

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 11:52

A Thai protester says the military government has reacted aggressively to their use of the salute featured in the Hunger Games films.
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Thai elections 'could be delayed'

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 5:36

Thailand's finance minister tells the BBC that elections to end military rule might now not take place until 2016.
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Thai elections 'could be delayed'

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 17:37

In an exclusive BBC interview, Thai Finance Minister Sommai Phasee says that democratic elections could be delayed by another 18 months.
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Top Thai policeman 'defamed royals'

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 14:34

A third senior police officer in Thailand is charged with insulting the monarchy, bribery and corruption as part of a major investigation.
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Thai tasting robot tests authenticity

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 0:13

Can a robot really tell us whether a dish is authentic?
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VIDEO: Thai taste machine tests authenticity

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 0:12
related places: Bangkok

A group of scientists in Bangkok have invented a machine to determine whether Thai food tastes authentic.
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Thai king quashes health concerns

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 13:16

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand attends a ceremony to confirm two government ministers in Bangkok, quashing speculation about his health.
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Thai martial law to be 'indefinite'

Friday, November 21st 2014, 10:35

Thailand's military leaders say they have no plans to remove martial law soon, amid mounting protests and criticism of the junta.
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Thais held for 'Hunger Games' salute

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 9:56

Five Thai students are detained for flashing a three-finger salute inspired by The Hunger Games film series at PM Prayuth Chan-Ocha.
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'Body parts' men wanted by Thailand

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 10:41
related countries: United States United States

Thai police issue arrest warrants for two American men who tried to post baby body parts to the United States.
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Ferrero to caddie Garcia in Thailand

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 8:45
related countries: France France

Sergio Garcia will use former French Open tennis champion Juan Carlos Ferrero as his caddie for the Thailand Open.
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Nine dead after Thai military crash

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 7:30

The bodies of nine army personnel are recovered after their helicopter crashed killing all on board in northern Thailand, authorities say.
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Thai baby body parts posted to US

Monday, November 17th 2014, 13:38
related countries: United States United States

Thai police say they are seeking two US citizens over the suspected theft of body parts - including a baby's head and an adult's heart - from a hospital.
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VIDEO: Attempt to post body parts from Thailand

Monday, November 17th 2014, 11:24

Police in Thailand say two Americans have left the country after trying to smuggle out body parts.
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The 13-year-old girl beguiling Thailand with her songs

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 21:19

The 13-year-old girl captivating Thailand with her songs
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Thailand arrests Pirate Bay founder

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 13:27
related countries: Laos Laos, Sweden Sweden

Another co-founder of Swedish file-sharing website Pirate Bay has been arrested while trying to cross into Thailand from Laos, local police say.
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Thai army hands out guns in South

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 12:05

The Thai military distributed 2,700 assault rifles to volunteers over the past two months to fight insurgents in the south, officials say.
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Thai court rejects UK activist case

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 9:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Thai court dismisses a criminal defamation case against a British labour activist who criticised conditions in the food industry.
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Detained Myanmar reporter shot dead

Friday, October 24th 2014, 15:12
related countries: Burma Burma

A Burmese journalist taken into detention while covering clashes near the Thai border is shot dead while trying to escape, the army says.
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Briton in Thai cosmetic surgery death

Friday, October 24th 2014, 13:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British woman understood to have gone to Thailand for cosmetic surgery has died in an operation, Thai officials say.
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Pair retract Thai murder confessions

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 18:24
related countries: Burma Burma, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two Burmese men accused of killing British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand have retracted their confessions, lawyers say.
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Thai accused of dead king insult

Monday, October 20th 2014, 15:41

Two retired army officers complain about comments made by academic Sulak Sivaraksa about King Naresuan, who died more than 400 years ago
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Terrified victims of Thai trafficking face uncertain future

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 11:34
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The Bangladeshi slaves rescued from jungle in Thailand
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UK police to probe Thailand murders

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 7:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British police officers are to travel to Thailand to help investigate the murders of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge.
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VIDEO: Dozens of slaves rescued from jungle

Friday, October 17th 2014, 21:41
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Dozens of Bangladeshi men are rescued after being kidnapped to be sold into slavery in Thailand.
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Call for independent Thai murder probe

Friday, October 17th 2014, 6:36

A petition calling for an independent investigation into the murders of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller is to be handed in at Downing Street.
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Thai murder accused is 'scapegoat'

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 8:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of the men accused of killing two British tourists in Thailand is being made a "scapegoat" by police, his mother says.
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VIDEO: Burmese suspects 'are scapegoats'

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 23:00
related countries: Burma Burma, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The parents of the Burmese men charged with killing two British tourists in Thailand say their sons are being made into scapegoats.
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Delay to Thai murders trial rejected

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 6:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A defence plea to postpone the start of pre-trial hearings relating to the murder of two British tourists in Thailand is rejected by a court.
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Thai diplomat summoned over murders

Monday, October 13th 2014, 17:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Thai charge d'affaires is summoned to the UK Foreign Office over the inquiry into the murders of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.
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Thai king 'improving' after operation

Monday, October 6th 2014, 6:52
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej is improving following an operation at a Bangkok hospital to remove his gallbladder, say officials.
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Thai police parade murder suspects

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 9:43
related countries: Burma Burma, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two Burmese men who Thai police say admit killing British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller appear at a news conference.
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