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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

Burma migrants suffocate in lorry

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 9:50
related countries: Burma Burma

More than 50 Burmese illegal migrants suffocate in the back of a lorry taking them into Thailand, police say.
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Ousted Thai PM appears in court

Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 4:57
related places: Bangkok

Ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra pleads not guilty to corruption charges in a Bangkok court.
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Bail denied for arms suspect Bout

Tuesday, March 11th 2008, 6:58

A Thai court denies bail to suspected international arms dealer Viktor Bout over fears he could leave the country.
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'Swirl' suspect trial adjourned

Monday, March 10th 2008, 7:06

A child sex abuse suspect arrested after police unscrambled online images appears in court in Thailand.
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Arms suspect faces charges in US

Friday, March 7th 2008, 13:36
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US says it aims to extradite a man suspected of being a top arms smuggler from Thailand.
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Thailand holds 'top arms dealer'

Thursday, March 6th 2008, 14:40
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian man suspected of being one of the world's biggest illegal arms dealers is arrested in Thailand.
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Low turnout in Thai Senate vote

Monday, March 3rd 2008, 7:51

Thais have been electing a new Senate as it returns to democracy, but only 56% of voters turned out.
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Thaksin builds on Thailand return

Friday, February 29th 2008, 5:18
related places: Bangkok

The former Thai prime minster goes on a public relations tour of Bangkok on his first full day back from exile.
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Emotional return for ex-Thai PM

Thursday, February 28th 2008, 12:51

Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra returns home, 17 months after being deposed in a military coup.
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Former Thai PM Thaksin flies home

Thursday, February 28th 2008, 0:09
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra leaves Hong Kong to return home, 17 months after being ousted in a coup.
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Thaksin 'to return on Thursday'

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 11:11

Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra will return from exile on Thursday morning, according to his supporters.
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Thailand PM targets drug dealers

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 0:35

Thailand is planning to revive a controversial anti-drugs campaign, which allegedly killed 2,500 people.
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US resumes Thai military aid

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 3:19
related countries: United States United States

The US resumes military aid to Thailand, hours after the first elected government since the coup is sworn in.
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New cabinet unveiled in Thailand

Wednesday, February 6th 2008, 12:39

Thailand's king swears in a new cabinet dominated by allies of ousted leader Thaksin Shinawatra.
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Thaksin ally elected as Thai PM

Monday, January 28th 2008, 9:20

Thai MPs elect Samak Sundaravej prime minister, 16 months after the army ousted ally Thaksin Shinawatra.
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Wife of ousted Thai PM on trial

Wednesday, January 23rd 2008, 8:25
related places: Bangkok

Ousted Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra's wife goes on trial in Bangkok on charges of corruption.
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New parliament meets in Thailand

Monday, January 21st 2008, 12:33

Elected lawmakers meet in Thailand for the first time since the military seized power in September 2006.
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Thaksin allies unveil coalition

Saturday, January 19th 2008, 10:53

A party linked to former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra unveils a coalition with five smaller parties after elections.
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Thai court clears Thaksin allies

Friday, January 18th 2008, 11:14

A Thai court ruling clears the way for a party allied to ousted PM Thaksin Shinawatra to form a government.
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Little progress on Thai militants

Friday, January 18th 2008, 10:34

There has been little progress in the battle against Islamic insurgents in Thailand's south, officials admit.
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Blast in Thai south hurts dozens

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 5:57

At least 27 people are hurt in a blast in southern Thailand, a day after eight soldiers were killed in an militant ambush.
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Ambush kills eight Thai soldiers

Monday, January 14th 2008, 8:14

Eight Thai soldiers are killed in an attack by suspected Muslim rebels in the violence-hit south, the army says.
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Thaksin's wife back in Thailand

Tuesday, January 8th 2008, 7:26

Ousted Thai PM Thaksin's wife returns to fight corruption charges, as his allies try to form a government.
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Thaksin ally victory 'undermined'

Friday, January 4th 2008, 13:06

Thailand's PPP party leader claims that a "dirty hand" is working to prevent his party taking power.
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Vote-buying claims mar Thai poll

Thursday, January 3rd 2008, 18:05

Electoral officials in Thailand are investigating 83 seats contested in national polls amid claims of vote-rigging.
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Thais mourn the king's sister

Wednesday, January 2nd 2008, 7:33

Princess Galyani Vadhana, the elder sister of Thailand's much-loved monarch, dies of cancer at the age of 84.
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Thailand hit by holiday blasts

Monday, December 31st 2007, 5:54

Twenty-seven people are injured in blasts in Thailand's insurgency-hit south, ahead of the New Year holiday.
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Thaksin 'will be held' on return

Thursday, December 27th 2007, 11:16

Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra will be arrested if he returns to the country, officials warn.
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Thaksin considers Thailand return

Tuesday, December 25th 2007, 10:08

Ousted Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra says he may return home, but insists he will not return to politics.
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Thaksin allies 'can form alliance'

Monday, December 24th 2007, 12:41

The party allied to ousted Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra claims it has enough backing to form a coalition.
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Thai parties in coalition talks

Monday, December 24th 2007, 9:44

Thailand's rival parties begin what could be protracted talks to form a governing coalition after Sunday's poll.
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Thaksin ally wins Thai election

Sunday, December 23rd 2007, 16:17

The party allied to ousted PM Thaksin wins Thailand's election but falls short of a majority, initial results show.
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Thaksin allies 'lead Thai vote'

Sunday, December 23rd 2007, 13:37

Exit polls in Thailand's first election since the military coup suggest a party linked to ousted PM Thaksin is ahead.
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Thais 'must accept poll results'

Friday, December 21st 2007, 19:47

Military leaders in Thailand urge voters to accept the results of the forthcoming general election.
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Thais mark king's 80th birthday

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 15:15
related places: Bangkok

Tens of thousands of Thais pack the streets of Bangkok to celebrate the 80th birthday of the king.
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Thai election campaign begins

Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 4:56

Candidates begin registering for Thailand's first election since PM Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted in a coup.
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Thais detain paedophile suspect

Saturday, October 20th 2007, 6:36
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian paedophile suspect is remanded in custody in Thailand for further questioning.
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