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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

Former Thai PM flees to the UK

Monday, August 11th 2008, 15:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bangkok

Ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra says he will not return to Thailand from the UK to answer corruption charges.
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Thais accused over new temple row

Sunday, August 3rd 2008, 9:06
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodia says Thai troops are occupying a Cambodian temple, threatening to escalate a row over a separate, disputed temple.
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In the dock

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 16:20

Ex-Thai prime minister's family checked by court
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Ex-Thai PM's wife guilty of fraud

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 7:12

The wife of Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is given a three-year sentence for tax fraud.
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Thai school offers third set of toilets for transsexuals

Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 23:38

The BBC's Jonathan Head visits a school in Thailand which has provided transsexual pupils with their own toilet.
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Embattled Thaksin faces new trial

Monday, July 28th 2008, 9:53

The Thai Supreme Court agrees to try Thaksin Shinawatra on fresh charges relating to his conduct while prime minister.
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Cambodian rulers claim poll win

Sunday, July 27th 2008, 14:41

The governing Cambodian People's Party is claiming victory in the country's parliamentary elections.
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Temple row 'to ease after polls'

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 9:29
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

A military stand-off at a border temple will ease after Cambodia's general election on Sunday, the Thai leader says.
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UN help sought over temple row

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 14:45
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodia asks the UN Security Council for emergency talks to resolve a stand-off with Thailand around an ancient temple.
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Troop build-up at hill-top temple

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 11:14
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodia and Thailand move more troops into an ancient border temple, as a territorial dispute enters its third day.
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Thai-Cambodia spat continues

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 11:18
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodian and Thai officials call for dialogue as a military stand-off at an ancient border temple enters a second day.
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Thai troops 'cross into Cambodia'

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 15:28
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Thailand denies claims that its troops violated Cambodian territory in a disputed border area near an ancient Hindu temple.
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Temple tussle

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 14:16
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Politics driving row over Cambodian-Thai border temple
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Thailand foreign minister quits

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 9:54

The Thai foreign minister quits after a court rules he violated the constitution by signing a deal over a disputed temple.
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Thai temple backing ruled illegal

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 15:52
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Thailand should not have backed a Cambodian bid for a controversial temple to be listed as a world heritage site, judges say.
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Thaksin goes on trial in Thailand

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 14:55

Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra goes on trial for corruption, almost two years after he was ousted in a coup.
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Embattled Thai PM survives vote

Friday, June 27th 2008, 8:48

Thai PM Samak survives a no-confidence motion, but remains under fire after days of bruising debate in parliament.
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Fears for Hmong deported to Laos

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 14:59
related countries: Laos Laos

Aid agencies in Thailand express grave concern for around 1,000 ethnic Hmong refugees returned to Laos.
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Bribe case tarnishes Thai ex-PM

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 14:42

Three lawyers representing the ousted former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra are jailed over an attempt to bribe judges.
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Protesters march in Thai capital

Friday, June 20th 2008, 9:19
related places: Bangkok

Thousands of protesters converge on government offices in Bangkok to demand that the government step down.
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New trafficking law for Thailand

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 3:27

Thailand introduces a new law on human trafficking, after accusations it was failing to tackle the problem.
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Thai turmoil?

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 13:45

Political wrangling behind the new coup rumours
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Thai shares dip amid coup rumour

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 15:01

Thailand's stock market falls for the sixth day as ongoing anti-government protests fan rumours of a military coup.
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Thai protesters defy PM's warning

Saturday, May 31st 2008, 17:17
related places: Bangkok

Thousands demonstrate in Bangkok, defying warnings of a crackdown issued by the Thai prime minister.
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Thaksin ally quits Thai cabinet

Friday, May 30th 2008, 9:00

A Thai cabinet minister allied to ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra quits amid claims he criticised the monarchy.
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Thailand calls for a rice cartel

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 9:01

Thailand wants to form an Opec-style rice cartel to give it more control over international prices.
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Thai funeral dish poisons guests

Sunday, April 20th 2008, 8:15

More than 140 mourners in Thailand are taken ill after eating a dish that reportedly contained puffer fish meat.
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Bangkok relay for Olympic torch

Saturday, April 19th 2008, 19:14
related places: Bangkok

Thousands of people watch the Thai leg of the worldwide Olympic torch relay, held amid heavy security.
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Thailand martial law to be eased

Thursday, April 17th 2008, 13:57

The Thai government says it is lifting the martial law in 2006, except in three insurgency-hit provinces.
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Jail for Burmese lorry survivors

Friday, April 11th 2008, 14:14
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese migrants who survived a lorry journey that suffocated 54 others to death are jailed in Thailand.
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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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