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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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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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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 Shinawatra becomes Thailand’s first woman PM (Lead)


August 5th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 5 (IANS) Yingluck Shinawatra Friday became Thailand's first woman prime minister, about a month after she led her Pheu Thai party to a major victory in the parliamentary ... Read more...

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Thailand gets its first woman premier


August 5th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 5 (IANS) The Thai parliament Friday chose Yingluck Shinawatra as the country's first female prime minister.Yingluck, 44, won 296 of the parliament's 500 seats, RIA Novosti reported.She ... 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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Thailand places 25 provinces under close watch before general election


June 29th, 2011 - 7:32 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thailand's National Police Bureau on Tuesday put 25 provinces nationwide under close watch before the general election on July 3.Thai News Agency MCOT reported that commandos have been ... 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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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 ‘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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Anti-government protesters in Thailand demand release of leaders


September 17th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Sep 17 (DPA) Hundreds of anti-government protesters Friday defied emergency law in the Thai capital to call for the release of their colleagues arrested in a crackdown four months ago. Sixteen ... Read more...

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Manchester City dazzle on Sheikh Mansour debut


August 24th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24(ANI): Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said that he would like to see owner Sheikh Mansour around every week to act as the club's lucky charm.Mansour took his seat ... Read more...

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Thai duty-free shops group buys Leicester City


August 18th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 18 (DPA) King Power Group -- Thailand's largest duty-free shops operator -- has purchased English Championship club Leicester City for an undisclosed amount, executives said Wednesday. King Power, which has monopolised ... Read more...

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Thai government extends state of emergency


July 6th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, July 6 (DPA) The Thai government extended its state of emergency in Bangkok and 18 other provinces Tuesday for three months on the recommendation of military officials. It decided to end the ... 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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Thai parliament passes budget bill in wake of turmoil


May 28th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 28 (DPA) The Thai parliament passed the first reading of next year's budget, which calls for a 22-percent jump in spending in the wake of political turmoil in Bangkok 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 against ex-PM Shinawatra backed by evidence: Thai Deputy PM


May 26th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 26 (ANI): Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister , Suthep Thaugsuban, said on Wednesday that the arrest warrant issued in the name of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra on terrorism charges was because ... Read more...

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Human rights activists call for independent panel to look into Thailand clashes


May 26th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 26(ANI): Local and international human rights activists are calling for the urgent establishment of an independent panel to investigate the deadly clashes between Thailand's security forces and Red-Shirt anti-government protesters.A ... Read more...

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Thai opposition files impeachment, censure against PM


May 25th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 25 (ANI): The opposition Puea Thai Party has filed impeachment and censure motions against Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and five cabinet members. The motion to impeach the prime minister and ... Read more...

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Thai opposition submits no-confidence motion against government


May 24th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 24 (DPA) Thailand's parliamentary opposition submitted a no-confidence motion against the government Monday for its suppression of a two-month protest that left at least 85 dead. The Puea Thai Party ... Read more...

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No immediate end to emergency rule: Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister


May 23rd, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 23(ANI): Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban has said that Bangkok and some provinces will continue to be under curfew, and the Centre for the Resolution for the Emergency Situation ... Read more...

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Cleanup drive launched in Bangkok, curfew extended


May 23rd, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 23 (DPA) Bangkok authorities Sunday launched a massive cleanup of the central district, left smoldering and filthy after the departing rampage of protesters who occupied it for five weeks. The ... Read more...

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Bangkok limps back to normal, but divisions remain


May 22nd, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 22 (DPA) A nighttime curfew remained in force in Bangkok Saturday and mass transit services were suspended in the wake of a week of political violence that left more ... Read more...

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Thailand’s tourism sector loss put at 120 billion baht


May 20th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 20(ANI): Thailand's tourism industry experts have claimed that the Red-Shirts' anti-government rally could cause the sector about 120 billion baht in lost revenue. "The political turmoil will drive away foreign tourists. ... Read more...

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Post-protest rampage in Bangkok leaves 16 dead


May 20th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 20 (DPA) Irate anti-government protesters set fire to at least 35 buildings in Bangkok in a violent rampage sparked by the government's crackdown on their demonstration that left up ... 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 Red shirts leader Seh Daeng dies of wounds - Hospital director


May 17th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Red shirts leader Maj. Gen. Khattiya Sawasdiphol, better known as Seh Daeng, died from injuries sustained after being shot in the head near a rally site on ... 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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