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Bombings Kill 8 in Thai South

Posted March 31st, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Thailand say eight people have died and at least 70 people were wounded in three bomb blasts just minutes apart in the country’s insurgency-plagued south. The governor of Yala says the bombs went off Saturday around lunchtime in Yala city’s business area. Authorities say the bombs, hidden in two motorcycles and a car, […]

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8 Killed in Thailand Blasts

Posted March 31st, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Thailand say eight people have died and at least 70 people were wounded in three bomb blasts just minutes apart in the country’s insurgency-plagued south. The governor of Yala says the explosions went off Saturday around lunchtime in Yala city’s business area. Authorities say the bombs, hidden in two motorcycles and a car, […]

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Fire Rips Through Burmese Refugee Camp in Thailand

Posted February 23rd, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Fire swept through a Burmese refugee camp on the Thai border Thursday, destroying hundreds of makeshift homes and displacing thousands of people seeking safety from fighting between Burmese government troops and separatist rebels in their homeland. Television footage showed smoke and flames rising from a vast area of the Umpiem Mai camp, which is home […]

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Cambodian FM Proposes Prisoner Swap with Thailand

Posted December 29th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Cambodia says it would consider repatriating two Thai nationalists jailed on espionage charges, if the Thai government requests and agrees to a prisoner swap. Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong made the offer public Thursday at a joint news conference in Phnom Penh with his Thai counterpart Surapong Tovichakchaikul. “I told Mr. Surapong that if (the) […]

EU ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Thai Text Conviction

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union says it is “deeply concerned” about the Thai court conviction and 20-year prison sentence meted out last week to a 61-year-old man accused of sending text messages that authorities say insulted the Thai monarchy. The EU delegation to Thailand, in a statement, urged Thai authorities to “ensure the rule of law is […]

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Thai Police To Question Ex-PM on 2010 Opposition Crackdown

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thai police have summoned former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy to answer questions about a 2010 crackdown on opposition protesters that left at least 90 people dead and 2,000 others injured. Police Lieutenant General Vinai Thongsong Monday said the questioning, set for December 2, is part of a probe into the deaths of […]

Thai Floods Disrupt Factories at Home and Abroad

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A global rating agency says Thailand’s severe floods are disrupting manufacturing in that nation, and hurting production of parts used by factories in other countries. Thailand is a major production site for Japanese electronic and auto companies, turning out both finished products and parts needed for assembly elsewhere. Two reports from Standard & Poor’s Ratings […]

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Thai Floods Disrupt Factories At Home, Production Abroad

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A global rating agency says Thailand’s severe floods are disrupting manufacturing in that nation, and hurting production of parts used by factories in other countries. Thailand is a major production site for Japanese electronic and auto companies, turning out both finished products and parts needed for assembly elsewhere. Two reports from Standard & Poor’s Ratings […]

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Thailand Evacuates Hospital as Flooding Threatens Bangkok

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Thai emergency workers have evacuated more than 300 patients from a hospital north of Bangkok, as flood waters from weeks of torrential rains forced hundreds of nearby factories to close and threatened the capital with its worst flooding in decades. The evacuations by boat in the ancient temple city of Ayutthaya began late Saturday after […]

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Thai Military Chopper Crashes Near Burmese Border

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Thai military helicopter has crashed near the nation’s border with Burma. Thai military officials say the Black Hawk helicopter went down Tuesday morning in central Phetchburi province, with nine people on board. The aircraft was part of on an operation sent to locate the bodies of five soldiers killed in an earlier helicopter crash […]

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