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Elephant stomps Thai man to death


July 30th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An elephant stomped a man to death near a Buddhist ceremony venue in the presence of Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, reported the Bangkok Post ... Read more...

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Thai sextuplets named after car brands


July 7th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, July 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Thai woman who delivered six children this May has named them after her favourite car brands -- Audi, Fortune (Toyota Fortuner), Porsche, Mini, Volkswagen ... Read more...

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Two Britons arrested for Hollywood-style heists


June 30th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 30 (IANS) Two Britons, arrested for trying to steal ATMs from three banks in Thailand, said they were inspired by the robbery shown in the Hollywood action movie ... Read more...

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Bees hospitalise over 70 monks in Thailand


June 25th, 2012 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 70 monks of a Buddhist temple in the north of Thailand have been hospitalised after an attack by a swarm of bees, a media ... Read more...

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Porn image shocks Thai lower house


April 19th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 19 (IANS) Thai parliamentarians were in for a shock after a pornographic image flashed thrice on a plasma screen in the middle of a debate in the lower ... Read more...

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Myanmar holds landmark votes


April 1st, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 1 (IANS) Polling began Sunday in Myanmar's by-elections that promise to be the most open contest in decades, with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi among those standing.Standing ... Read more...

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Five killed in Thai hotel fire


April 1st, 2012 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 1 (IANS) At least five people were killed and hundreds injured in a hotel fire in Thailand's Songkhla province, the Bangkok Post online reported.The fire, which broke out ... Read more...

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Seven killed, 70 hurt in Thai bombings


March 31st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 31 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and more than 70 injured Saturday in three serial bomb explosions in Thailand, officials said.The bombings took place around noon ... Read more...

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`Red Bull’ creator is dead


March 17th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 17 (IANS) Chaleo Yoovidhya, whose invention of energy drink Red Bull created a global sensation and made him one of Thailand's richest men, died Saturday at the age ... Read more...

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12 Africans arrested in Thailand for drug racket


February 29th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 29 (IANS) Thai police, accompanied by US drug enforcement officers, Wednesday arrested 12 Africans on charges of drug dealing in Bangkok, a media report said.Crystal methamphetamine pills and ... Read more...

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Bangkok’s Iranian bomber loses legs, four others injured (Second Lead)


February 14th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 14 (IANS) At least four bombings in Bangkok Tuesday left five people injured, including an Iranian national who lost both his legs after a bomb he lobbed bounced ... Read more...

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Iranian hurls bombs in Bangkok, five injured (Lead)


February 14th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 14 (IANS) An Iranian national lobbed two bombs in Bangkok Tuesday, one at a taxi that injured the driver and the second at police that bounced back from ... Read more...

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Thai PM orders investigation into army shooting of four Muslims


February 1st, 2012 - 2:56 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday ordered an investigation into the shooting deaths of four Muslims by paramilitaries in the restive south on Sunday, local media reported.Prime ... Read more...

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Thai government welcomes Twitter censorship announcement


January 30th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- The Thai government on Monday welcomed an announcement from the social networking website Twitter that it will start censoring controversial content on a country-specific level, local media reported.Jeerawan ... Read more...

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Thailand to ’soon’ issue passport for fugitive former premier Thaksin


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thailand will issue a passport for fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra "very soon", Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said on Friday.Surapong said the passport will be issued as ... Read more...

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Report: Thai floods to downgrade country’s economic growth by 1.2 percent


November 26th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- The devastating rainfall and subsequent flooding in Thailand this year is expected to decrease the country's economic growth to 2.4 percent, the Bangkok Post reported on Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Thai PM invokes natural disaster law


October 22nd, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday assumed powers under the natural disaster law giving her full authority to implement a nationwide disaster relief plan as more than ... Read more...

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Bangkok floods inevitable, Thai PM says


October 21st, 2011 - 5:28 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday said that it is impossible to protect all of Bangkok from the country's worst floods in decades, describing the situation as ... Read more...

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100 crocodiles escape from flood-hit Thailand farm


October 11th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 11 (IANS) Thai authorities are looking for about 100 crocodiles that escaped from a farm in a flood-hit province.About 100 crocodiles escaped Sunday when the crocodile farm in ... Read more...

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Thai drug organization blamed for killing 13 crew members on Chinese cargo ships


October 11th, 2011 - 3:52 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- A Thai drug trafficking organization is being been blamed for attacking two Chinese cargo ships last week and killing the 13 Chinese crew members on board, officials ... Read more...

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Flood may cost Thai economy nearly $2 bn


October 10th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 10 (IANS) The Bank of Thailand (BOT) estimated that economic damages from nationwide flood could amount to 60 billion baht ($1.94 billion).However, the Office of the National Economic ... Read more...

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Thai flood death toll reaches 244


October 7th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Heavy monsoon rains across the Asian country of Thailand have left at least 244 people killed in recent months, according to the latest reports released on Friday.Disaster Prevention ... Read more...

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Thailand’s flood death toll rises to 112


September 19th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll as a result from widespread flooding throughout Thailand in recent months has risen to at least 112 while two people remain missing, authorities said on ... Read more...

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Three killed, 118 injured in Thailand explosions


September 17th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Sep 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A series of explosions Friday night in Thailand's town of Sungai Kolok left three people dead and 118 injured, media reports said Saturday. Three bombs placed ... Read more...

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Cambodia and Thailand agree to remove troops from disputed border


September 16th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by BNO News
PHNOM PENH (BNO NEWS) -- Thailand and Cambodia on Thursday agreed to remove their troops from a disputed area on their common border, officials said on Friday.The prime ministers of both countries ... Read more...

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Gunman opens fire at Thai Navy base, killing 2


September 14th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- A Thai Naval officer went on a shooting rampage at a naval base in the country's southern region on Wednesday, killing at least two people before fatally ... Read more...

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At least 3 killed in southern Thailand prison riot


September 5th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by BNO News
PATTANI, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- At least three people were killed on Monday morning when a prison riot broke out in the southern region of Thailand, officials were quoted as saying by ... Read more...

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Too early to say if Anna will make difference: Thai daily


August 21st, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 21 (IANS) It is too early to say if Gandhian activist Anna Hazare's movement will make "a real difference in the level of corruption in India", ... Read more...

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Thai authorities link toxic chemicals to foreigners’ deaths


August 17th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- The mysterious deaths of four foreigners and a tour guide in northern Thailand has been attributed to poisoning from an unknown toxic chemical or pesticide, local authorities ... Read more...

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Thai military helicopter crashes near Myanmar border, 9 missing


July 19th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- A Thai military helicopter has been reported missing on Tuesday and is believed to have crashed near the Myanmar border with nine people on board, officials said.Thailand's ... Read more...

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New Thai PM accused of buying votes with noodles


July 9th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, July 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Newly elected Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was accused of buying votes with noodles, a media report said Saturday.The Election Commission has launched a probe ... Read more...

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Yingluck to become Thailand’s first female prime minister


July 4th, 2011 - 2:26 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Yingluck Shinawatra is set to become Thailand's first female prime minister as exit polls forecast a majority for the opposition Pheu Thai Party, the Bangkok Post reported.Democrat leader ... 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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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-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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