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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai 'red shirts' mass in Bangkok to back Yingluck Shinawatra

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:34pm by AFP

    ... in the country." The authorities expected up to 200,000 red-shirts to join the two-day rally, Paradorn Pattanatabut, a security adviser to the premier, said. But about two hours after the official start, ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    ‘Red shirts’ in Thailand practice self-defence before joining pro-government protest

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... suburb today for a two-day rally. The move looks likely to raise the stakes in a six-month political crisis that has left 24 people dead and hundreds wounded in grenade attacks and shootings. ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai officers cleared of killing in Saudi ‘blue diamond’ affair

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 10:22pm by AP

    ... to Thailand to probe the case in 1990 but he vanished. Days before, three Saudi diplomats were shot execution-style, leading to Saudi suspicions of official involvement by Thai authorities. Additional ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Anti-government protesters return to Bangkok streets after election annulled

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:31pm by Reuters

    ... Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is expected to face impeachment within days. Her opponents were emboldened by a Constitutional Court decision on Friday to nullify last month's election, ... atmosphere is expected to become even more highly charged in coming days. Yingluck has until March 31 to defend herself before the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) for dereliction of duty ...

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    Thailand's 'popcorn gunman' says he was hired by protest movement

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Masked shooter says he was paid US$9 a day to act as movement's guard Protesters hired 'popcorn gunman' A Thai gunman who gained national ... to use the M16 rifle by the protesters' private security guards. The 24-year-old said he was paid US$9 a day to act as a guard for the movement, which is backed by the Bangkok-based ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand in power vacuum as court rules February’s election results invalid

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 01:46pm by Reuters

    ... day around the country. Yingluck had called an election on February 2 in a bid to defuse anti-government protests, and since then has headed a caretaker government with limited powers. ... impeachment in coming days, probably by March 31. Agence France-Presse, Reuters, Bloomberg ...

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    200 'Turkish refugees' rescued from Thai slave camp turn out to be Uygurs

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:00pm by Reuters and Chutima Sidasathian and Alan Morison

    ... two days to assess their background and status. Uygurs, a Turkic-speaking people, form the biggest ethnic minority in Xinjiang in China's far west. "These people will refuse ...

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    Thai government declares a 60-day state of emergency as protests grow

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 11:37pm by AFP, Reuters and AP

    ... Agencies in Bangkok Government declares 60-day state of emergency The Thai government yesterday declared a 60-day state of emergency, starting today, saying that it wanted to prevent any escalation in the more than two months of protests aimed at forcing Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from power. The Hong Kong government raised its travel warning to black- putting Bangkok ...

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    Second attack on protesters in Thailand in two days injures 28

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 06:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Second assault in two days against anti-government demonstrators adds to concerns of growing violence before the February 2 elections Fears rise as 28 hurt in attack on Thai rally An attack on a rally in central Bangkok yesterday left 28 people injured. It was the second assault in two days on demonstrators staging protests aimed at toppling the Thai ...

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    Thailand may extend state of emergency despite scaled-back protest

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 04:51pm

    ... opposition party. “We will wait for security forces, the army and the cabinet to decide before the emergency expires on March 22,” Surapong said. The government imposed the 60-day emergency ... than five people are banned and security forces have the right to detain suspects for more 30 days without charge, but a court ruling last month limited the state’s powers to disperse ...




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