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Thailand bans Macbeth-like film


April 6th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 6 (IANS) Censors in Thailand have banned a film based on Shakespeare's tragedy "Macbeth" after the movie used news footage of Thai political protests, BBC reported. "Shakespeare Must Die" ... 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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At least 1,500 Cambodian troops leave disputed border with Thailand


September 1st, 2011 - 1:36 am ICT by BNO News
PHNOM PENH (BNO NEWS) -- Cambodia withdrew approximately 1,500 troops from the disputed border area with Thailand on Wednesday as the two neighboring countries' military tension have eased since July, one official ... Read more...

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Obama congratulates Thailand’s first female prime minister


August 14th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday congratulated Thailand's first female prime minister on her election and the Thai people on the "success of the democratic process," the White ... 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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Thaksin’s sister set to be Thai PM


July 3rd, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's sister Yingluck Shinawatra is set to occupy the post, with incumbent Abhisit Vejjajiva conceding defeat in the general ... 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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Thai government prays for peace


June 10th, 2010 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 10 (DPA) Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva Thursday led his government in a ceremony along with Buddhist, Brahmin, Islamic, Christian and Sikh religious leaders to seek good fortune and ... Read more...

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Ex-PM Shinawatra says won’t give up his Thai nationality


May 30th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 30 (ANI): Fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Saturday said in his Twitter page that he will not give up his Thai citizenship as he was born in ... Read more...

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Terrorism charges against me politically motivated: Shinawatra


May 27th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has described the terrorism charges inflicted upon him as politically motivated and denied stirring up the violence by anti-government protestors in ... Read more...

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Thai political battle moves from streets to courts


May 27th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 27 (DPA) The battle between the Thai government and supporters of coup-ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has moved off the streets and into the courts, officials said Thursday. A ... Read more...

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Arrest warrant issued for former PM Thaksin


May 19th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- The Thai Criminal Court on Wednesday approved the request of the Department of Special Investigation to issue arrest warrant against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and nine other ... Read more...

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No end in sight to Thai government- Red Shirts standoff in bloody Bangkok


May 18th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 18 (ANI): The standoff between Thai security forces and Red Shirt protestors continued with the government firmly refusing to recall troops or hold further talks until the rally ended. The breakdown ... Read more...

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Thai troops face stubborn resistance as casualties mount


May 17th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 17 (DPA) Thai troops faced stubborn resistance from anti-government protesters in Bangkok and several northern provinces Monday as the death toll from four days of clashes in the capital ... Read more...

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Barricades set up as Thai Army battles protesters


May 16th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 16 (DPA) Thai soldiers battled urban guerrillas in the heart of Bangkok Sunday as tyres burned and new barricades were erected in defiance of government orders to disperse. Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Thai Govt mulls imposing curfew after death toll from clashes touches 24


May 16th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 16 (ANI): The Thai Government is now mulling the imposition of a curfew after heightened tensions between security forces and Red Shirt protestors, who showed no signs of backing ... Read more...

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Curfew to be imposed as 24 killed in Thailand protest


May 16th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 16 (DPA) Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva announced Sunday that schools would be shut and a curfew imposed in Bangkok as the death toll from three days of urban ... Read more...

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Shot Red-Shirts leader Gen Khattiya said “not afraid to die” a day before


May 14th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 14 (ANI): Renegade Major General Khattiya who is one of the leaders of the opposition Red-Shirts, said he was not afraid to die for a cause. Speaking a day before he ... Read more...

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Thaksin denies rumors of death due to cancer


April 26th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, Apr 26 (ANI): Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who has been living in self-exile, has denied rumors circulating on Internet that he is dead.Rumours about Thaksin's death have been sweeping ... Read more...

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`Shinawatra is a terrorist’, says Thai Foreign Minister


April 14th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.14 (ANI): Thailand's Foreign Minister, Kasit Piromya, has described former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, as a "bloody terrorist" who can be compared to Stalin, Mussolini and Hitler. According to The Telegraph, ... Read more...

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Thailand slams Russia, Germany for giving visa to ex-PM Thaksin


April 13th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Thai foreign minister has criticised the Russian and German governments for granting visas to the country's fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, Bangkok Post reported ... Read more...

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19 more dead, 800 injured in Thai political violence


April 11th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok (Thailand), Apr.11 (ANI): Fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has said that he is quite traumatised by the violent confrontations between his Red Shirt supporters and Thai soldiers on Saturday. The ... Read more...

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Thailand protesters reject call to end demonstrations


April 5th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 5 (DPA) Anti-government protesters Monday rejected Thai authorities' demands to end their demonstration at a key shopping and tourism district in the heart of Bangkok. The protesters, known as the ... Read more...

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Thai opposition supporter arrested for possessing bombs and guns


November 26th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 26 (DPA) An alleged member of Thailand's opposition movement was arrested Thursday after police reportedly found 6,000 small bombs and eight guns in his house in Chiang Mai ahead ... Read more...

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Bangkok international airport shifts `demons’


November 10th, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 10 (DPA) Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport is shifting 12 six-metre tall "demon" statues from arrivals to the check-in section of the terminal after running into a string of bad luck, ... Read more...

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Cambodia appoints former Thai PM as advisor


November 4th, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, Nov 4 (IANS) Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was appointed as economic advisor to the Cambodian government, officials said Wednesday. He will also be a private advisor to Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Thai hit men attack leader of last year’s street protests


April 17th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 17 (DPA) Gunmen early Friday attacked Sondhi Limthongkul, one of the core leaders of last year's mass protests that shut down Bangkok's two main airports, riddling his car with ... Read more...

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Thai Muslims want Dubai to expel ex-premier Thaksin


April 14th, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 14 (DPA) The leader of a Muslim community in central Bangkok plans to ask the emir of Dubai to eject fugitive former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra after his supporters ... Read more...

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Thailand’s opposition Red Shirts end standoff, two leaders surrender


April 14th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok (Thailand), Apr.14 (ANI): Thailand's opposition United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), which is also known as the `Red Shirt', has ended its standoff outside Government House here against the ... Read more...

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Thai anti-government protest ends after military action (Lead)


April 14th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 14 (DPA) Anti-government protests that shut down a weekend summit meeting and ruined Bangkok's annual Buddhist New Year celebrations ended suddenly Tuesday after Thai army troops advanced on the ... Read more...

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Thai army clashes with anti-government protesters (Second Lead)


April 13th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 13 (DPA) Thai soldiers fired shots at protesters driving buses at them and used tear gas against demonstrators blocking a main road junction in Bangkok Monday in a major ... Read more...

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Thai army begins crackdown on anti-government protests


April 13th, 2009 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 13 (DPA) Thai soldiers fired shots in the air early Monday and used tear gas against protestors blocking a main road junction in Bangkok, witnesses said. The city health department ... Read more...

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Thailand to arrest ASEAN summit agitators


April 12th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, Apr. 12 (ANI): Beleaguered Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has tipped off legal action against protesters who forced the cancellation of the ASEAN summit.Vejjajiva claimed that the protesters' drive ... Read more...

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ASEAN summit cancelled after protests in Thailand (Lead)


April 11th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Pattaya (Thailand), April 11 (DPA) Thai officials cancelled a summit of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Saturday after anti-government protesters broke into the summit venue at Pattaya, a ... Read more...

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ASEAN-China meeting postponed amid protests (Lead)


April 11th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Pattaya (Thailand), April 11 (Xinhua) A meeting between China and the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit was postponed as anti-government and pro-government protesters clashed ... Read more...

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