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Three bomb explosions in southern Thailand kill 2


June 24th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by BNO News
NARATHIWAT, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- A series of three bomb explosions in Thailand's restive southern region killed at least two people and injured another 13, officials said Friday. The bomb explosions occurred in ... Read more...

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Two killed as attacks continue in southern Thailand


June 23rd, 2011 - 5:44 am ICT by BNO News
YALA, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Two people were killed on Wednesday as violent attacks continue in restive southern Thailand, the Bangkok Post reported.A former assistant village chief was murdered on Wednesday morning ... Read more...

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Thailand to deploy 100,000 police for general election


June 7th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thailand's National Police Bureau announced on Tuesday that it will deploy 100,000 officers to polling stations nationwide for its July 3 general election, MCOT Online news reported.National police ... Read more...

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Thailand denies violating Cambodian territory


June 6th, 2011 - 4:01 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thailand's Foreign Affairs Ministry denied accusations made by the Cambodian government that Thai military aircraft had violated that country's airspace recently, said Thani Thongpakdi, director-general of the Ministry's ... Read more...

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Three militants killed in southern Thailand


June 3rd, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by BNO News
NARATHIWAT, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Three separatist militants were killed on Thursday in a clash with Thai security forces in the southern province of Narathiwat, the Bangkok Post reported.The clash erupted after ... Read more...

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Thailand seizes 451 turtles smuggled into plane luggage


June 2nd, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Thai airport customs officials discovered and seized 451 turtles packed into several suitcases after arriving from Bangladesh, officials said Thursday.Director-General Prasong Poontanet of the Thai Customs Department ... Read more...

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Thai police arrest tiger trafficking kingpin


May 23rd, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, May 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thai authorities have announced that they have arrested the leader of a tiger trafficking ring. The police have been hunting for the alleged mastermind of the huge ... Read more...

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Thai PM dissolves parliament, sets July 3 for election


May 10th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thailand will hold a general election on July 3, after the king endorsed a royal decree to dissolve the lower house of parliament, government spokesman Panitan Wattanayagorn announced ... Read more...

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Thai PM says Cambodian troops must leave border to solve dispute


May 8th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Sunday said the border conflict cannot be solved if Cambodian troops remain at the ancient Preah Vihear temple, MCOT Online reported."I ... Read more...

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Thailand-Cambodia border crossings reopen


May 4th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Two checkpoints on the Thai-Cambodian border reopened on Wednesday after local military leaders of both countries held another round of ceasefire talks, the Bangkok Post reported.According to ... Read more...

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Thai-Cambodia border clashes enter 11th day


May 2nd, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Monday said the Thai-Cambodian border situation is generally under control, however, fighting has now entered their 11th day.Sporadic clashes broke out ... Read more...

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Thai soldier killed less than one day after ceasefire agreed with Cambodia


April 29th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Less than one day after Thailand and Cambodia agreed to ceasefire, border clashes erupted overnight, killing one Thai soldier, as four others were injured on the eighth ... Read more...

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New Thai envoy vows to further enhance relations with the Philippines


April 29th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA (BNO NEWS) -- The newly-designated Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Prasas Prasasvinitchai of Thailand has assured Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III that he will do his best to further enhance relations ... Read more...

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Thailand and Cambodia agree to ceasefire


April 28th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- The governments of Thailand and Cambodia on Thursday agreed to a ceasefire almost a week after they their border clashes begun, officials said.Thai national army chief General ... Read more...

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Thai-Cambodia peace talks postponed as clashes continue


April 27th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Wednesday announced that scheduled peace talks between Thai and Cambodian defense ministers had been postponed, as border clashes enter their sixth ... Read more...

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Thai-Cambodia clashes continue into fifth day


April 26th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Tuesday ordered a review of bilateral relations with Cambodia as border clashes continue to spread in the neighboring countries for the ... Read more...

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Cambodia and Thailand continue border clashes for the fourth day


April 26th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Cambodia and Thailand on Monday continued border clashes for the fourth day over territory dispute near the Preah Vihear temple, the Bangkok Post reported.At about 10:00 a.m. ... Read more...

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UN urges Thai-Cambodia ceasefire


April 24th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Thailand and Cambodia to declare a ceasefire as clashes continue for the third day."The Secretary-General is troubled by reports of renewed ... Read more...

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One Thai soldier killed in new clash along Thai-Cambodian border


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- At least one soldier was killed and five others were wounded after Cambodian and Thai soldiers clashed on Friday morning along their common border.Thai-ASEAN News Network reported ... Read more...

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Car bomb kills 1, injures 23 in south Thailand


April 18th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by BNO News
YALA, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- A car bomb explosion in southern Thailand killed an army ranger and injured at least 23 people on Monday morning, officials said.Yala police chief Major General Chote ... Read more...

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Highway death toll rises to 229 during Thailand’s Songkran festival


April 17th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- A total of 229 people were killed and scores of people were injured in road accidents during the first six days of the Thai traditional Songkran Festival ... Read more...

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Thai ‘Red Shirts’ commemorate first anniversary of deadly attack


April 11th, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thousands of anti-government "Red Shirts" on Sunday held a mass rally in the Thai capital to commemorate the first anniversary of a deadly clash with security troops, MCOT ... Read more...

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Death toll in Thai floods and mudslides reaches 61


April 9th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- At least 61 people have died in Thailand's devastating floods and mudslides that began in late March in the country's southern region, officials said Friday in their ... Read more...

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Thailand admits using cluster bombs against Cambodia, activists say


April 6th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by BNO News
GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- Thailand used cluster munitions on Cambodian territory during the February 2011 border conflict, becoming this the first use of munitions since an international treaty banned them in 2008, ... Read more...

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India, Thailand aim to double trade by 2014


April 6th, 2011 - 2:54 am ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI (BNO NEWS) -- India and Thailand on Tuesday agreed to double their trade by 2014 and intensify their cooperation in the areas of defense, education, tourism and culture."We see Thailand ... Read more...

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India, Thailand likely to sign free trade agreement during Thai PM’s visit


April 4th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 4 (ANI): India and Thailand are expected to sign a free trade agreement in goods, services and investments during the two-day state visit of Thai Prime Minister Abhisit ... Read more...

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10 wounded in bomb blast in southern Thailand


April 2nd, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- At least ten people were wounded on Saturday in a bomb explosion in restive southern Thailand, the Bangkok Post reported.A bomb hidden inside a motorcycle parked at the ... Read more...

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Hundreds of stranded tourists rescued in flood-hit Thailand


April 1st, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of stranded tourists were evacuated by the Thai navy on Thursday as the death toll rose to at least 20 in the flood-hit southern Thailand provinces. According to ... Read more...

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Death toll rises to 42 after quake rocks Myanmar, neighboring countries


March 25th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by BNO News
YANGON, BURMA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll as a result of a powerful earthquake that struck eastern Myanmar (Burma) and was felt in neighboring countries on Thursday evening has risen to ... Read more...

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At least 11 dead after powerful earthquake rocks Myanmar, surrounding countries


March 25th, 2011 - 2:29 am ICT by BNO News
YANGON, BURMA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck the northeastern region of Myanmar (Burma) on Thursday evening, not far from its borders with Laos, China, and Thailand, seismologists and residents said. ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquake rocks Myanmar, deaths reported


March 25th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by BNO News
YANGON, BURMA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck the northeastern region of Myanmar (Burma) on Thursday evening, near its border with Laos, China, and Thailand, seismologists said.The 7.0-magnitude earthquake at 8.25 ... Read more...

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Strong 6.8 earthquake rocks northeast Myanmar


March 24th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by BNO News
YANGON, BURMA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck the northeastern region of Burma Thursday evening, near its border with Laos, China, and Thailand; and was felt as far away as Bangkok, ... Read more...

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Myanmar/Thailand shaken by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake


March 24th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, Mar 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Northeastern Myanmar has been hit by a earthquake which was 7.0 in magnitude. The earthquake happened at 13:55:12 UTC and the epicenter was 89 km north of ... Read more...

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Cambodia and Thailand agree to UN-sponsored meeting over temple damage


March 12th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- Cambodia and Thailand on Friday agreed to a United Nations-sponsored meeting over the damage caused to an historic temple during the recent border clashes.Representatives from both countries ... Read more...

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EU: we cannot lose sight of Thai refugee camps


March 11th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union (EU) on Friday announced that its Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, International Cooperation and Crisis Response, will arrive in Thailand on Saturday to visit camps hosting ... Read more...

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