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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Rape and murder of girl, 13, on Thai train sparks calls for capital punishment

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:37am

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Celebrities join social media calls for the law to be changed to make rape punishable only by death after railway worker charged The rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl, who was shoved off a moving train on an overnight trip ...

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    Thailand's military government seeks stronger regional ties as West backs off

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:15am by Reuters

    ... on strengthening its relationship with China and others in Asia. Last month, a Thai army delegation visited China and Malaysia's defence minister came to Thailand. Myanmar's army chief is due ... of Justice ruled in 2013 that Cambodia had sovereignty over the immediate area around the temple. "Regional neighbours in Asia know that it is of economic benefit to them to take a soft approach ...

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    Thailand issues arrest warrant for anti-coup group spokesman

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:19pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Thailand’s military court has issued an arrest warrant for the spokesman of an anti-coup group over alleged arms offences, an accusation firmly rejected by the former minister. The warrant against Jakrapob Penkair, a promin ...

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    Thai elections to take place in October 2015, says junta leader

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:47pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Thai coup leader announces interim constitution to come into effect in July with general elections planned to take place in October next year Thailand’s military junta will install an interim constitution next month, and electi ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Senior Thai general says ‘no advanced planning’ for coup

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 04:19pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok A senior Thai general has rejected reports the army planned to rid the kingdom of the influence of controversial former premier Thaksin Shinawatra years before it seized power in May. “So far as I know there was no advanced ...

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    Russian gang boss wanted since 1990s arrested in Thailand

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:15pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Thais nab Russian gang boss wanted since 1990s A Russian crime boss who led a gang blamed for the murder of about 60 people during the lawless period following the fall of the Soviet Union has been captured in Thailand. Ale ...

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    Former minister Jarupong Ruangsuwan new party to oppose Thai military

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok FT-HD leader says his group aims to unite dissidents around the world Former minister forms new party to oppose military The former leader of the toppled Thai ruling party yesterday launched the first official opposition gr ...

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    Thai junta releases opposition activist Kritsuda Khunasen

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:57pm by AP

    ... Associated Press Thailand's military junta yesterday released an opposition activist who had appeared on an army television channel saying her detention was "too good for words to say" after demands from human rights group for her freedom. ...

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    Protesting Thai reader of Orwell's 1984 dragged off by police in Bangkok

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:25am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Man arrested for reading Orwell novel Police in Thailand yesterday arrested eight people for demonstrating against the nation's increasingly repressive military junta, including a man dragged away by undercover officers fo ...

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    Thai ex-PM Yingluck held in ‘safe place’ as opposition to coup grows

    Posted May 24th 2014, 10:46am by Reuters

    ... Department said it had suspended about US$3.5 million in military aid. The US military also cancelled training and readiness exercises with Thailand, as well as a visit next month by US Pacific Fleet ... Pacific Command, Pentagon press secretary Real Admiral John Kirby. This is in a bid for everybody who is involved in the conflict to calm down Weerachon Sukondhapatipak "It is important ...




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