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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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VIDEO: Thailand's king pardons US man

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 9:48
related countries: United States United States

An American citizen who was jailed for insulting the Thai king before receiving a royal pardon and being released, has told the BBC the law that he violated is obsolete and needs changing.
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The cost of being 'pretty' in Thailand

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 23:56

The cost of being 'pretty' in Thailand
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Thailand holds tiger cubs driver

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 16:41
related countries: Laos Laos

Thai authorities arrest a lorry driver who was transporting 16 tiger cubs in the back of his vehicle near the border with Laos.
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VIDEO: Cubs rescued in smuggling plot

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 14:07

Police in Thailand discovered 16 tiger cubs in the back of a pick-up truck, after the driver tried to avoid a highway checkpoint.
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US invites Burma to Thai drills

Friday, October 19th 2012, 13:20
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

The US invites Burma to observe a major military exercise in Thailand, officials say, in what is seen as a sign of improving relations.
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Thailand surprises with rate cut

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 9:31

In an unexpected move, Thailand's central bank cuts interest rates in a bid to boost domestic demand amid fears of a slowdown in its exports.
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Thailand to auction 3G network

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 10:05

Thailand is auctioning its third generation (3G) telecommunications network, one of the last countries in south-east Asia to do so.
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VIDEO: Bangkok traffic police trained in midwifery

Friday, September 28th 2012, 15:05
related places: Bangkok

Traffic policemen in Bangkok are being trained in midwifery to help women in labor who are stuck in traffic, unable to make it to hospital in time.
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Bomb 'kills six' in Thai south

Friday, September 21st 2012, 11:31

At least six people are killed and 40 others injured as a bomb explodes near a market in Thailand's restive south, police say.
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Heineken ends Tiger beer dispute

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 8:43
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch brewer Heineken ends the stand-off over control of the maker of Tiger beer, by garnering the support of a Thai billionaire.
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Both sides blamed for Thai unrest

Monday, September 17th 2012, 17:40

Thai security forces and "red-shirt" protesters were to blame for escalating violence that left 92 people dead in 2010, an independent commission says.
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VIDEO: Six tigers found on Thai rooftop

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 22:04
related places: Bangkok

Thai police have found six tigers on the rooftop of an apartment building north of Bangkok.
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VIDEO: 'I bathed a tiger at a Buddhist sanctuary'

Friday, September 7th 2012, 9:15

Thailand's controversial Tiger Temple is one of the few places in the world where tourists can pet tigers.
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Red Bull grandson held over death

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 12:12
related places: Bangkok

A grandson of Red Bull's Thai co-creator is arrested on suspicion of hitting and killing a policeman with his Ferrari in the Thai capital, Bangkok.
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Eriksson appointed at Tero Sasana

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 8:47

Sven-Goran Eriksson is named new technical director for BEC Tero Sasana in Thailand, nearly a year after leaving Leicester City.
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VIDEO: Thai school for blind masseurs

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 23:08

Do blind people make the best masseurs?
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PTT bids $960m for miner Sakari

Monday, August 27th 2012, 15:18
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

The Thai energy giant PTT bids almost $1bn to take full control of Indonesian-focused coal miner Sakari.
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Group criticises Thai army chief

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 11:29
related countries: United States United States

A US-based rights group calls on the Thai army chief "to cease interfering" in an investigation into deadly anti-government protests in 2010.
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Thai economy outpaces forecasts

Monday, August 20th 2012, 6:28

Thailand's economy grew by more than forecast in the second quarter of the year as robust domestic consumption helped offset a decline in exports.
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Four dead in Thai nightclub fire

Friday, August 17th 2012, 8:01
related places: Phuket

A fire at a nightclub in the popular Thai tourist destination of Phuket has killed four people and injured about a dozen others, police say.
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Thai MP 'guns down his secretary'

Monday, August 13th 2012, 17:26

Police in Thailand say that they will charge a Thai MP with causing death by negligence for accidentally shooting his secretary dead.
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Thai firm eyes Tiger brewer stake

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 1:28

Heineken's bid to take control of the maker of Tiger Beer takes a surprise twist after a Thai firm offers to buy a stake in the brewer.
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Thai farmers sentenced in Burma

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 12:18
related countries: Burma Burma

A group of farmers from Thailand are sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail in Burma for growing rubber across the border illegally.
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Thai beer bid shakes up rivals

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 7:16

Asia's fast-growing beer market is facing a shake up after ThaiBev, Thailand's biggest brewer, offers to buy stakes in two breweries.
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VIDEO: Thai Customs seize half a ton of ivory

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 12:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Thai Customs officers discovered half a ton of ivory, disguised as 'African handcrafts', being smuggled in from Kenya.
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Kenya ivory seized in Thailand

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 10:21
related places: Bangkok

Nearly half a tonne of ivory worth more than $700,000 is seized at the airport in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, customs officials say.
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Thai forces kill drug suspects

Monday, July 16th 2012, 7:49
related countries: Burma Burma

Security forces in Thailand say they have killed eight suspected drug smugglers in a clash near the Burmese border.
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Thai court delivers key verdict

Friday, July 13th 2012, 9:30

A court in Thailand rejects petitions against proposed constitutional changes by the ruling Pheu Thai party.
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Thai court to issue key verdict

Friday, July 13th 2012, 8:07

Thailand's constitutional court is set to rule on whether politicians can draft a new constitution, in a controversial vote that could spark protests.
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Thailand's king pardons US man

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 6:01
related countries: United States United States

US citizen Joe Gordon, who was jailed for two-and-half years for defaming the Thai royal family, is pardoned by the king and freed from prison.
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Malaysia to deport bomb suspect

Monday, June 25th 2012, 7:26
related countries: Iran Iran, Malaysia Malaysia

A Malaysian court approves the extradition of Iranian Masoud Sedaghatzadeh to Thailand over his alleged involvement in a bomb plot there.
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Bee swarm attacks Thailand monks

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 8:18

Dozens of novice monks are taken to hospital, some in a serious condition, after an attack by a swarm of bees in northern Thailand.
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Protesters block Thai parliament

Friday, June 1st 2012, 11:03

Thai protesters block parliament to postpone debate on a reconciliation bill they fear would allow deposed Prime Minister Thaksin's return.
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VIDEO: Suu Kyi vows to help Burmese migrants

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 11:58
related countries: Burma Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi vowed to help Burmese migrant workers, as she addressed cheering crowds in Thailand on her first trip outside Burma since 1988.
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Burmese migrants cheer Suu Kyi

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 6:09
related countries: Burma Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi vows to help Burmese migrant workers, as she addressed cheering crowds in Thailand on her first trip outside Burma since 1988.
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