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  Prime minister Thaksin to resign  A day after claiming victory in a national election, Thaksin Shinawatra has announced he will resign Constitutional Court rules election invalid  The court has ruled that the recent general election was invalid, and another must be held Floods leave dozens dead   Thailand records bird flu death  A 16-year-old boy, from the province of Pichit, is the 15th person to die of the virus in the country Man detained over JonBenet death
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PM defiant despite protest Marchers surround PM office Thais vote amid political crisis  Prime Minister Shinawatra hopes the election will strengthen his position. His critics accuse him of corruption Thais await crunch poll outcome  Early indications suggest abstentions outnumbered votes for the prime minister Thaksin in some areas   Thaksin claims Thai election win
Massive rally demands Thaksin quit Protesters issue ultimatum   Thousands rally against PM

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  Thousands of opponents of Thaksin are protesting, vowing not to disperse until prime minister resigns

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  Prime Minister says his party won more than 50% of the vote in an election he hoped would end a crisis

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  41-year-old US schoolteacher arrested in connection with the murder of American 6-year-old child beauty queen
Aug.17   Suspect confesses to JonBenet killing  John Mark Karr said he was with child beauty queen when she died in 1996 and called her death 'an accident'

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Sep.16   Six bombs explode, killing 4  The bombs exploded, one every 5 minutes, in Hat Yai, just hours after a government-sponsored peace rally Sep.19   Tanks appear in Bangkok - reports  Tanks have taken up position around the government headquarters blocking traffic   Army chief leads coup while PM away
  The chiefs of the army, navy and air force met with King Adulyadej to declare they were taking over the country
 Army chief Gen. Boonyaratkalin announced that the military and opposition Party of Democratic Reform were taking over while Thaksin Shinawatra was at a U.N. meeting. Thaksin canceled a scheduled speech to the U.N. General Assembly. He said that his government was still in control and announced he was firing Sonthi. Tanks and troops patrolled Bangkok. Police were closing stores
  Military tightens grip  Martial law has been declared. Gatherings of people and critical news reporting banned Sep.20   Coup leader vows new PM in weeks  Gen. Sonthi Boonyaratglin has pledged to return power to the people as soon as possible   King gives blessing to coup
  King Bhumibol Adulyadej endorsed the bloodless military coup that ousted the prime minister, according to a TV statement   United States condemns Thai coup  The United States called for the restoration of democracy in its close ally as quickly as possible Sep.21   Junta bans political meetings  4 members of ousted administration have been detained. Deposed PM Thaksin says he urges new elections Sep.23   Banker 'favored as next PM'  Former central bank Governor Chatumongol Sonakul is favored to become the interim civilian leader Sep.24     Spotlight falls on ex-PM's assets  Airline officials: Thaksin may have whisked some of his assets out of the country a days before a military coup   Anti-graft body begins work  A revived anti-graft body to begin an urgent probe into alleged corruption under the fallen government

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Nov.27   Military: Lift martial law  Military chiefs have agreed that martial law imposed after the coup can be lifted in parts of the country

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Dec.31   Bangkok explosions leave two dead
  A series of explosions in the Thai capital has killed 2 people and injured more than 20 people
  PM blames rivals for blasts
  Prime Minister Chulanont has blamed ousted politicians for a series of bomb blasts in Bangkok that killed 3 people

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