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Deaths as police, protesters clash Protest leaders say they will surrender Protest leaders surrender  Leaders of the months-long street protests trying to bring down the government have surrendered to police Cambodian-Thai stand-off  Cambodia claims that Thai forces are grouping near the disputed area with an exchange of gunfire resulting in the death of 2 Cambodian soldi... Thais pay respects to princess Fatal blast hits Bangkok protest Thai marchers move on parliament Bangkok protesters fire on rivals Blasts hit Bangkok's airports  Blasts at 2 airports wounded 4 people, triggering the closure of the main airport. Thousands stormed the airports to protest the return of ...   PM rejects calls for elections   Somchai Wongsawat rejected calls to dissolve parliament, despite the country's army chief suggested that he do so amid growing violence   Thai protests shut second airport  Anti-government protesters have forced the closure of the second airport in Bangkok, Don Mueang Protesters braced for battle PM removes chief of police PM vows peaceful siege end Police confront protesters Blast hits government house  A grenade explosion has injured at least 11 people inside the opposition-occupied government house in the Thai capital No relief for Thailand tourists Protesters allow dozens of planes to leave  Anti-government protesters occupying international airport have allowed more than 3 dozen commercial aircraft to leave for a naval base Airport blast kills activist  A blast has killed at least one anti-government protester and wounded 22 others at Bangkok's Don Mueang airport Top Thai court bans ruling party
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Report ties U.S. retailers to sweatshop Austrian incest dad holidayed in Thailand Protesters defy PM's warning Protesters win concessions Thai troops again cross border Thaksin's wife guilty of tax evasion  A court has found the wife of ousted Thai Prime Minister guilty of tax evasion and has sentenced her to three years in prison   Bush chides China over human rights  U.S. President expressed 'deep concerns' over religious freedom and human rights in China on in a wide-ranging Asian policy speech Police and protesters clash Thai PM Samak refuses to resign  Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej has said he will not resign, despite mounting protests. Samak earlier held a meeting with king Parliament discusses political crisis Bangkok under state of emergency Troubled Thai PM 'will not quit Former PM loses second TV court case Cambodia warns Thailand over 'hostilities' Police fire tear gas at Bangkok protesters
  Thaksin taken into police custody  Former 58-year-old prime minister was taken into police custody after arriving on Thai soil and ending 17 months of exile to face corruption charges Thailand holds Russian 'top arms dealer'  Viktor Bout, dubbed the 'merchant of death', suspected of being one of the world's biggest illegal arms dealers has been arrested Thaksin to deny corruption charges Ousted Thai PM appears in court Two die in separate blasts 54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer Map of Ranong Thailand


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  The bodies of migrant workers were found on the back of a truck. 67 other migrants were alive inside the freezer.    The migrants had suffocated after the ventilation failed. Burmese workers had cros...
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  Constitutional court has dissolved the People Power Party and 2 of its coalition partners for fraud during the last election
 The parties' leaders, including Prime Minister Wongsawat, were banned from politics for 5 years; most of its MPs can keep their seats under another party, and should be able to form another government
Dec.2   Protesters to end siege as PM ousted  Demonstrators said they would end their siege at Bangkok's major airport after top court banned the prime minister from public office for 5 years   Demonstrators leave airports   Anti-government protesters have left Bangkok's main airports after an 8-day siege that has paralysed government and stymied tourism Dec.3   Thai flights resume after week of protests
  International flights to and from Bangkok are gradually resuming after week-long anti-government demonstrations at airports
Dec.4   Bangkok airport resumes operation   Suvarnabhumi , Thailand's main international airport, has officially resumed full operations, 2 days after anti-government protesters left the... Dec.14   Thai parliament picks new PM  Parliament chose opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva as the new prime minister, drawing angry protests from supporters of the dissolved ruling party Dec.28 Protests cause Thai speech delay Dec.29 Thai protesters maintain vigil   PM delivers key speech amid protests  Abhisit Vejjajiva delivered the first policy speech of his term at the foreign ministry despite the blockade of Parliament by thousands of p... Dec.31   Dozens killed in nightclub fire
  At least 59 people were killed in a fire that broke out at one of most upscale nightclubs, where about 1,000 revelers were ringing in the new year





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