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Thai officials seek extension of emergency

Thai security officials on Monday proposed extending a state of emergency imposed across about a third of the country, including Bangkok, in response to Opposition protests that turned deadly.

Thai student torches school building

A high school student stressed out over pressure to excel burned down part of his prestigious boarding school in what may have been behaviour copying the widespread arson of recent protests in Bangkok

N. Korea helping Burma in nuke arms drive?

Military-ruled Burma has begun a nuclear weapons programme with the help of North Korea, according to an investigation on Friday, citing a senior Army defector and years of “top secret material”.

Thai PM wins no-trust vote


Thailand’s beleaguered Prime Minister survived a no-confidence vote on Wednesday called after months of anti-government protests crippled the capital and street battles left nearly 90 people dead.

Thai seems to be normal: PM


Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Sunday the country appeared to be back to “normal” after the lifting of a curfew imposed in the wake of deadly anti-government protests.

Thai PM lifts night curfew in Bangkok

Thailand’s Prime Minister lifted a night-time curfew in Bangkok and other areas on Saturday, saying that order has been restored 10 days after a violent confrontation with anti-government protesters killed more than a dozen people and left parts of the capital in flames.

Thai court presses terror charges against Thaksin

A Thai court ordered an arrest warrant on Tuesday for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on terrorism charges, accusing the fugitive leader of a role in fomenting two months of unrest in Bangkok

Opp. seeks to censure Thai PM


Opposition leaders moved to censure Thailand’s Prime Minister on Monday for his handling of rioting and violence in Bangkok that left at least 85 people dead in clashes between demonstrators and troop

Bangkok begins cleanup


Thousands of Thais launched a massive cleanup operation in Bangkok’s charred commercial district on Sunday as the city prepared for the resumption of business after the worst riots in modern history.

Thai govt talks reconciliation


Thailand’s government stressed national reconciliation on Saturday after the worst riots in the country’s modern history but it would not commit itself to an early election date demanded by Red Shirt

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