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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

Protesters launch Bangkok 'shutdown'

Monday, January 13th 2014, 10:38
related places: Bangkok

Thai protesters launch what they are calling a shutdown of Bangkok in a bid to oust the government before snap elections on 2 February.
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Gunmen fire on Bangkok protesters

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 12:00
related places: Bangkok

At least seven people are injured after gunmen open fire on anti-government protesters in the Thai capital, Bangkok.
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Injuries in Thai protest clashes

Friday, January 10th 2014, 16:08
related places: Bangkok

A clash between pro- and anti-government groups outside the Thai capital, Bangkok, leaves six people injured, three of them seriously.
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Thai lawmakers face Senate probe

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 7:51
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's anti-graft body says it will charge 308 politicians over a failed constitutional amendment, as Bangkok protests continue.
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VIDEO: Thai protests stoke economy concerns

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 6:26
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's tourism industry is now starting to feel the heat of political protests in Bangkok and there's concern other sectors could be affected too.
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VIDEO: Thai opposition holds warm-up protest

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 14:12
related places: Bangkok

Opposition supporters have marched in their thousands through the centre of the Thai capital, Bangkok.
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Thai activist killed as crisis grows

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 11:36
related places: Bangkok

A Thai anti-government protester is shot dead in Bangkok amid further signs that the country's political crisis is deepening.
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Thailand to seek military poll help

Friday, December 27th 2013, 10:13

Thailand's government says it will ask the army to provide security for February's elections, while the military urges restraint on both sides.
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VIDEO: Twenty-nine dead in Thailand bus crash

Friday, December 27th 2013, 9:23

A bus has crashed off a high bridge in the north of Thailand killing 29 people on board, police have said.
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Thailand bus plunges into ravine

Friday, December 27th 2013, 5:45

A bus in Thailand crashes off a high bridge in the country's north, killing at least 29 people on board, police say.
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Thailand rejects election delay call

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 14:04

Thailand's government rejects calls to delay the forthcoming election, amid increasingly violent protests in which a policeman has been shot dead.
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VIDEO: Thai vote 'should be postponed'

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 13:53

Thailand's elections should be postponed because the risk of violence against candidates is too high, the country's election commission has said.
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Thailand 'should call off election'

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 12:35
related places: Bangkok

Thai election officials say the government should postpone February's vote because of rising violence, as a police officer is killed in protests.
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Thai poll candidates evade blockade

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 16:15

Thai anti-government protesters fail to stop candidates signing up for a general election, despite surrounding venues for registration.
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VIDEO: Thai protesters block poll stadium

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 4:48

Thai anti-government protesters surround a stadium where candidates were due to register for February's elections, in a bid to disrupt the polls.
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Thai protesters stage mass rally

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 12:09
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's opposition is holding a mass rally in the capital Bangkok in its continuing campaign to bring down the government of Yingluck Shinawatra.
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VIDEO: Thai opposition boycotts elections

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 13:33

Thailand's main opposition Democrat Party has announced it will boycott snap elections set for 2 February.
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Thai opposition to boycott elections

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 13:05

Thailand's main opposition Democrat Party is to boycott snap elections called to resolve a political crisis sparked by weeks of street protests.
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The rise of Sriracha chilli sauce

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 2:14
related countries: United States United States

How a Thai chilli sauce conquered the US
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Inside Thailand's 'red villages'

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 1:23

Rural voters who back Thailand's protest-hit government
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VIDEO: Thailand's rural 'red shirts'

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 0:04

Jonathan Head visits one of Thailand's "red villages", where former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra still has strong support.
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Nok Air and Scoot to set up airline

Monday, December 16th 2013, 3:09
related countries: Singapore Singapore
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's Nok Air and Singapore's Scoot plan to set up a new budget airline in Bangkok amid growing demand for low-cost travel in the region.
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VIDEO: Ex-Thai PM denies murder

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 15:35

The leader of the opposition party in Thailand was in court to face murder charges in connection with a military crackdown when he was prime minister three years ago.
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Former Thai PM charged with murder

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 8:26
related places: Bangkok

Former Thai PM Abhisit Vejjajiva is formally charged with murder over the 2010 crackdown, as protests continue in Bangkok.
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Thai PM rejects resignation call

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 5:22

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra rejects protesters' demands that she resign before February's snap elections.
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VIDEO: Bird's-eye view of Thailand rally

Monday, December 9th 2013, 12:48
related places: Bangkok

The BBC's Jonathan Head describes the scene at a protest rally in the Thai capital Bangkok, as the BBC's aerial camera captures the view from above.
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Thai PM Yingluck calls election

Monday, December 9th 2013, 9:33
related places: Bangkok

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolves parliament and calls an election, after sustained protests in Bangkok.
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VIDEO: 'We want PM to leave the country'

Monday, December 9th 2013, 5:14
related places: Bangkok

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she will dissolve parliament and call an election after sustained protests in Bangkok.
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Thai opposition MPs pledge to resign

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 11:22

Thailand's opposition MPs are to resign en masse, officials say, after weeks of protests aimed at forcing out the government.
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Thailand king urges mutual support

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 7:35

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej urges people to support each other for the country, in a birthday address amid anti-government protests.
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VIDEO: Thai soldier's death 'sends warning'

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 16:02

The BBC's Jonathan Head speaks to the mother of a soldier killed during violent protests in Thailand.
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Thai capital calm ahead of birthday

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 7:29
related places: Bangkok

There is a lull in protests against Thailand's government ahead of the king's 86th birthday, after days of violent demonstrations in Bangkok.
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Thai police remove key barricades

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 10:02

Thai protesters enter government headquarters after police ease tensions by removing barricades, but campaign leader says protests to continue.
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Thai PM rejects resignation demand

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 16:52
related places: Bangkok

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra rejects protesters' demands for her resignation as unconstitutional, amid fresh clashes in Bangkok.
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Renewed clashes in Thailand protests

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 6:40

Thai authorities again fire tear gas as anti-government protesters return to barricades outside official buildings in Bangkok.
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