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Thai troops 'torturing in south'

Tuesday, January 13th 2009, 9:13

Thai troops are engaged in "systematic" torture as they combat an insurgency in the south, Amnesty says.
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Warrants issued over Bangkok fire

Monday, January 12th 2009, 14:26
related places: Bangkok

Bangkok police issue arrest warrants for two owners of the club which burned down on New Year's Eve, killing 64 people.
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Elections strengthen new Thai PM

Monday, January 12th 2009, 3:53

Results from 29 by-elections in Thailand show new PM Abhisit Vejjajiva's government wins 20 seats, strengthening his coalition.
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Key election test for new Thai PM

Sunday, January 11th 2009, 19:21

By-elections are held in Thailand for 29 parliamentary seats, a first public test for the country's new government.
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Thais block 'anti-royal' websites

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 10:59

The Thai government blocks thousands of websites deemed to be offensive to the revered monarchy.
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Thai blaze club boss faces charge

Sunday, January 4th 2009, 14:59
related places: Bangkok

Police say they will charge the owner of a Bangkok nightclub where a fire killed 62 people celebrating New Year's Eve.
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Thai police seek club blaze clues

Friday, January 2nd 2009, 13:30
related places: Bangkok

Police investigate the cause of a fire in a Bangkok nightclub that killed 59 people, amid reports that fireworks were to blame.
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New year tragedy

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 15:42
related places: Bangkok

Bangkok nightclub fire highlights need for improved safety
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Burma frees North Korean refugees

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 11:24
related countries: Burma Burma, North Korea North Korea

Burma releases 19 North Korean refugees at the border with Thailand, a South Korean diplomat says.
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Dozens die in Bangkok nightclub

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 23:39
related places: Bangkok

At least 59 people have been killed and dozens injured in a fire in a nightclub in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, police say.
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Thai PM switches venue for speech

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 9:56

New Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva makes his opening speech to MPs, after protesters force a change of venue.
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Thai PM speech off amid protests

Monday, December 29th 2008, 11:01

Anti-government protests force new Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to put off his opening speech to parliament to Tuesday.
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Thousands join pro-Thaksin rally

Sunday, December 28th 2008, 15:37
related places: Bangkok

Thousands of supporters of Thailand's exiled ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra protest in Bangkok, calling for fresh elections.
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Arms dealer hearing delayed again

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 6:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bangkok

Alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout takes the stand as a three-day hearing into his possible US extradition opens in Bangkok.
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Thailand's new cabinet sworn in

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 13:58
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's king swears in the new cabinet, with an appeal for peace and order following months of anti-government protests.
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Thai PM rules out cabinet deals

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 17:50

New Thai leader Abhisit Vejjajiva says the quality of his cabinet will not be compromised by bargaining with coalition partners.
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Thai king endorses new PM Abhisit

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 12:08

The Thai king endorses parliament's choice of new PM Abhisit Vejjajiva, amid an ongoing political crisis.
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Thai talks to decide new cabinet

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 12:45

The man set to become Thailand's new PM leads talks to decide a new cabinet, as police guard against more protests.
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What next for Thailand?

Monday, December 15th 2008, 10:49

After months of turmoil, Thailand has a new leader. Will the appointment end the political unrest?
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Thai opposition head to be new PM

Monday, December 15th 2008, 8:58

Opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva wins a vote to be Thailand's new prime minister, potentially ending months of political turmoil.
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New Thai PM

Monday, December 15th 2008, 4:06

Can Abhisit Vejjajiva end his country's crisis?
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Thaksin demands end to 'meddling'

Saturday, December 13th 2008, 19:19
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's ousted PM Thaksin Shinawatra urges an end to political interference, in a video message to a Bangkok rally.
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Reverting to type

Friday, December 12th 2008, 7:43

Thailand looks set to return to old-style politics
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Thai parliament to elect new PM

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 19:15

The Thai parliament will vote next week on a new PM, as opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva says he can form a government.
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Thai opposition 'set for power'

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 5:47

Thailand's opposition Democrats say they have the support of enough members of parliament to form a government.
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Thai parties in power struggle

Monday, December 8th 2008, 8:13

The Thai opposition calls for a parliament session to select a new PM, but former ruling party members are standing firm.
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Thai party 'can form coalition'

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 14:43

Thailand's main opposition Democrat Party says it has gained enough support in parliament to form a government.
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Thaksin ex-wife 'visiting mother'

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 9:10
related places: Bangkok

A spokesman for Thai politician Thaksin Shinawatra denies his ex-wife's return to Bangkok is linked to politics.
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Thaksin's ex-wife back in Bangkok

Friday, December 5th 2008, 18:11

The ex-wife of ousted Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra has returned to Thailand, despite being convicted there of tax evasion.
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Bangkok airport resumes operation

Friday, December 5th 2008, 10:47

Thailand's main airport officially restarts at full capacity, but thousands of people still face delays as the backlog is cleared.
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Ill Thai king fails to give speech

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 12:16

Thailand's crown prince says his father is "a little sick" and not able to give his traditional speech on the eve of his 81st birthday.
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Bangkok airport resumes flights

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 9:12
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's international airport slowly restarts operations, as politicians and the public await a birthday speech by the King.
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Organised chaos

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 14:56
related places: Bangkok

How were Thai protesters able to take the airport?
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Thai demonstrators leave airports

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 7:49
related places: Bangkok

The first flight lands in Bangkok as anti-government protesters end an eight-day blockade of the city's main airports.
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Thai airport protests called off

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 14:08
related places: Bangkok

Thai anti-government protesters agree to end their occupation of Bangkok's airports, letting thousands of tourists leave.
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Big squeeze

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 13:05

Airport protests have damaged Thailand's economy
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Top Thai court ousts PM Somchai

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 11:41

Thailand's top court rules that PM Somchai Wongsawat must step down over electoral fraud, as a political crisis escalates.
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Thai top court bans ruling party

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 6:59

Thailand's constitutional court dissolves the party of PM Somchai Wongsawat, amid an escalating political crisis.
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Thai airport blast kills activist

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 4:38
related places: Bangkok

A blast kills at least one Thai anti-government protester and wounds 20 others at Bangkok's Don Mueang airport.
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Planes freed for Thai evacuations

Monday, December 1st 2008, 11:46
related places: Bangkok

Dozens of empty planes fly out of Bangkok's international airport, after authorities reach a deal with protesters.
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Tension grows over Thai blockade

Sunday, November 30th 2008, 20:50
related places: Bangkok

Fears of conflict in Thailand rise and thousands of tourists remain stranded as the blockade of Bangkok airports goes on.
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