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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

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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Three 'held over Thai killings'

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 16:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three Burmese workers are questioned over the killing of two British tourists in Thailand, according to local reports.
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Thai murder police 'close to arrest'

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 9:52
related places: Bangkok

Thai police probing the murders of two Britons are "close to making an arrest" and looking for a man thought to be in Bangkok.
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Witheridge family 'broken' by murder

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 14:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The family of murdered British tourist Hannah Witheridge say they are "broken" after she was found murdered on a Thai island.
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Thai PM sorry for bikini comment

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 10:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Thailand's PM apologises for suggesting tourists in bikinis were vulnerable to attack unless they were unattractive after two UK holidaymakers were killed.
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No DNA matches in Thai murder probe

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 9:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Thai police admit they are struggling to find the killers of two British tourists, after it emerged crime scene DNA did not match that of any suspect.
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VIDEO: Thai murder police to quiz Britons

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 18:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police investigating the murders of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand say two British men are "possible suspects" and will face questioning.
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Thai murder police quiz two Britons

Wednesday, September 17th 2014, 16:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police investigating the murders of two British tourists in Thailand question two British brothers and detain 11 Burmese people.
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CCTV released in Thai murder hunt

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 14:23

Police hunting for suspects of the murder of two Britons in Thailand release CCTV images as the victims' families pay tribute.
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VIDEO: 'Number of suspects' in Thai deaths

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 12:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police investigating the deaths of two Britons in Thailand say they are focussing on the Burmese migrant community, reports Jonathan Head on Koh Tao.
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'Number of suspects' in Thai deaths

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 12:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police investigating the deaths of two Britons in Thailand say they are looking for a number of suspects - but rule out other British tourists.
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Thai woman in crocodile pit suicide

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 10:15
related places: Bangkok

A 65-year-old woman from Bangkok has killed herself by jumping into a pit of crocodiles at a reptile farm, police say.
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Police search after Thailand deaths

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 3:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police in Thailand continue to search for a man they want to speak to in connection with the deaths of two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao.
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Thai tuna firm nets Norwegian rival

Monday, September 15th 2014, 10:05
related countries: Norway Norway

The world's biggest producer of canned tuna, Thai Union Frozen Products, is buying Norwegian seafood firm King Oscar for an undisclosed sum.
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Thai junta 'must end repression'

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 5:04

Rights group Amnesty International urges Thailand's coup leaders to end repression, citing "widespread" human rights violations.
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UK activist's Thailand trial begins

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 10:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK activist who campaigns for better labour conditions goes on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.
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Key Thai ministries go to military

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 15:16

Thai military leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha appoints a new cabinet, with key posts going to serving or former generals.
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Thai ex-PM murder charge dismissed

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 8:28

A Thai court dismisses murder charges against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva linked to a bloody crackdown on protesters in 2010.
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Thai king endorses Prayuth as PM

Monday, August 25th 2014, 6:21

The Thai general who led May's coup, Prayuth Chan-ocha, is officially appointed prime minister following the king's endorsement.
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Thailand's economy avoids recession

Monday, August 18th 2014, 3:21

Thailand's economy grows 0.9% in the second quarter to avoid a technical recession after months of political turmoil affected business.
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Thailand surrogate couples blocked

Friday, August 15th 2014, 18:13

Thailand has imposed new restrictions on taking children born to surrogate parents out of the country, following the controversial case of baby Gammy.
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Gammy's parents 'wanted to take him'

Monday, August 11th 2014, 3:38
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian couple deny abandoning a baby born with Down's syndrome to a surrogate in Thailand and say they will fight to get him back.
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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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