Eight-year-old girl killed as gunmen attack anti-government protest

Eight-year-old girl killed as gunmen attack anti-government protest

An eight-year-old girl has died and dozens of others have been wounded when gunmen attacked an anti-government protest in Thailand.

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Thais go to the polls despite protests

Thais go to the polls despite protests

Protesters trying to derail Thailand’s national elections have forced the closure of hundreds of polling stations in a highly contentious vote that has become the latest flashpoint in the country’s deepening political crisis.

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Explosions at Thai protest site

Explosions at Thai protest site

At least 28 people have been left injured after two explosions shook an anti-government demonstration site in the Thai capital, Bangkok.

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Tension rises in Thailand after protesters shot

Tension rises in Thailand after protesters shot

Gunshots have rung out in the heart of Thailand’s capital in an apparent attack on anti-government protesters that wounded at least two people and increased tensions amid the deepening political crisis.

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Thai protesters invade Prime Minister's office

Thai protesters invade Prime Minister's office

Anti-government protesters in Thailand have broken through a gate and forced their way into the prime minister’s office compound as police stood by and watched.

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Thai protesters take to streets

Thai protesters take to streets

Protesters vowing to topple Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra took to the streets for a fourth straight day, declaring they would take over “every ministry” of the government.

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Thailand PM survives no-confidence vote

Thailand PM survives no-confidence vote

Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has survived a no-confidence vote in parliament.

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Thailand police fire tear gas at anti-government protests

Thailand police fire tear gas at anti-government protests

Anti-government protesters calling for Thailand's Prime Minister to step down launched a rally in Bangkok today that authorities feared would grow into the biggest demonstration the country has seen since she took office last year.

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Red Shirts back on streets of Thai capital

Several hundred Red Shirt protesters defied a state of emergency in the Thai capital to stage a symbolic protest, with hundreds of people sprawling on the ground and chanting: “People died here!”

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Thailand extends state of emergency

The Thai government today extended for three months a state of emergency in the capital and 18 provinces in the wake of bloody, anti-government demonstrations which pushed the country close to chaos.

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Thai PM hopes to lift state of emergency

Thai PM hopes to lift state of emergency

Thailand’s prime minister said he believes a state of emergency will be lifted in many areas of the country soon.

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Red Shirt funeral passes peacefully

Amid tight security thousands of Red Shirt opposition supporters paid final respects today to the Thai renegade general assassinated at the height of last month’s anti-government protests.

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Shouting Briton in court over Thai riots

A Briton shouted abuse about Thailand’s prime minister when he appeared in court today charged over recent anti-government riots.

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Briton charged with inciting Thai riots

A British man and an Australian who took part in anti-government protests in Thailand last month have been charged with violating an emergency decree.

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Thai protest leaders charged with terrorism

Eleven leaders of anti-government protests could face the death penalty after being charged today with terrorism during the worst political upheaval in modern Thai history.

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Curfew lifted in Bangkok

Thailand’s prime minister has lifted a night-time curfew in Bangkok and other areas that was imposed after violence erupted in the capital, an aide said today.

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Thai ex-PM charged with terrorism

Thailand’s Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant against former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on terrorism charges related to the country’s recent bloody protests.

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More Thai protest leaders surrender

Almost the entire core leadership of the Thai protesters who built barricades and battled with soldiers in central Bangkok was in custody following the surrender today of two top organisers, official media said.

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Thai police confiscate protest leaders' phones

Thai police said they have tightened security and confiscated mobile phones belonging to the leaders of protests that paralysed Bangkok for weeks.

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Thai PM urges reconciliation as calm returns to Bangkok

Thai PM urges reconciliation as calm returns to Bangkok

Thailand’s prime minister today promised an independent probe into “all events” surrounding anti-government protests, and called for reconciliation to heal deep political divisions that led to widespread violence and 83 deaths in two months.

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Thai PM claims order restored in Bangkok

Thai PM claims order restored in Bangkok

Thailand's prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has said order has been restored in Bangkok and the provinces, after weeks of violence.

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Govt vetoes Thai elections until calm restored

Thailand will not hold elections as demanded by anti-government protesters until passions from more than two-months of political violence are calmed, a key minister said today.

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Thai troops move to disperse protest remnants

Buildings smouldered across central Bangkok early today and troops exchanged sporadic fire with pockets of die-hards a day after the army routed anti-government protesters in a push to end Thailand’s deadliest political violence in nearly 20 years.

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Bangkok burns as Thai violence escalates

Central Bangkok became a flaming battleground today as an army assault forced anti-government protest leaders to surrender, enraging followers who shot grenades and set fire to landmark buildings, cloaking the skyline in black smoke.

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Thai protest leaders arrested

Central Bangkok became a battleground today as the army stormed a barricaded protest camp and the Red Shirt leadership surrendered, enraging demonstrators who fired grenades and started fires that cloaked the skyline in a black haze.

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Red Shirt leaders call off Bangkok protest

Protest leaders in Thailand said they will surrender today after troops stormed into their Bangkok encampment.

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Govt claims victory in bid to secure Bangkok

The Thai government has claimed that the army was successful in its initial push to clear a protest zone in central Bangkok.

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Thai govt turns down peace talks plan

The Thai government today rejected peace talks with Red Shirt protesters to end the deadly chaos in Bangkok, demanding the demonstrators disperse first.

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Thai govt rejects peace plan

The Thai government today rejected peace talks with Red Shirt leaders, demanding protesters in Bangkok disperse first.

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Red Shirt leaders agree to mediation talks

Hopes rose for an end to deadly mayhem in Thailand’s capital as leaders of a protest movement occupying central Bangkok said they would unconditionally accept an offer by the Thai Senate to mediate talks.

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Thai govt demands end to violence

Thailand's government has demanded an end to the spiralling violence in Bangkok - but as yet neither side has laid down their arms.

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Protest general dies from sniper bullet

The renegade army general who worked for Thailand’s Red Shirt protesters died today, five days after he was shot by a sniper.

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Bullets fly in battlefield Bangkok

A dentist looks down from his 20th-floor apartment and sees a body on the pavement, blood streaming from the head.

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Thai PM defends deadly crackdown on protestors

Thailand’s prime minister has today defended the deadly army crackdown on protesters in Bangkok, saying the country’s very future was at stake.

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Thai violence escalates as troops fire on demonstrators

Troops opened fire on Thai protesters in deadly clashes today as spiralling street violence threatened to plunge the country into chaos.

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Thai troops open fire on protesters

Troops fired on anti-government protesters rioting near foreign embassies in Bangkok today as an army push to clear the streets sparked bloody clashes.

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Thai protesters hold ground amid lockdown

Protesters in the Thai capital reinforced their encampment today as government efforts to blockade them overnight led to sporadic violence that killed one man and saw a high-profile Red Shirt military leader shot in the head.

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Thai protest leader shot by sniper

A renegade army general backing Thailand’s Red Shirt protesters was shot in the head by a sniper today as the government moved to crack down on an opposition encampment.

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Major Thai protestor 'shot in the head'

A Red Shirt aide has said a military strategist involved with protestors in Thailand had been shot in the head as gunfire and explosions echoed through central Bangkok today.

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Explosions follow ultimatum to Bangkok protestors

Gunfire and explosions echoed through central Bangkok today hours after the government warned it was going to seal off the area occupied by thousands of protesters.

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Army in new bid to oust Thai protestors

Thailand’s army said today it would begin limiting supplies of water, food and electricity to protesters camped in central Bangkok in a bid to clear the streets by midnight.

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Thai protestors agree to November elections

Thai anti-government protesters said today they accept prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s proposal to hold elections in November but will not end their Bangkok protest unless a senior government official surrenders to authorities.

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Thai premier pleads for end to street protests

Thai premier pleads for end to street protests

Thailand’s prime minister pleaded today for an end to two months of street protests paralysing the capital and an acceptance of his reconciliation plan that was stalled by a fresh outbreak of violence.

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Protestors want election date clarified in Thai peace deal

Thai protesters said today they had accepted a deal to end the violent political crisis that has paralysed central Bangkok for nearly two months.

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Thai protesters agree peace deal

Thai protesters said today they had accepted a deal to end the violent political crisis that has paralysed central Bangkok for nearly two months.

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Thai PM offers date for fresh election

Thailand’s prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has today offered to hold a new election on November 14 if anti-government protesters accept his reconciliation plan and peace and stability is restored.

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No plans for martial law, says Thai PM

Thailand’s prime minister said today that he had no plans to declare martial law despite growing demands for the government to take firmer measures to end protests that have paralysed parts of Bangkok for seven weeks.

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Thai protesters force hospital evacuation

A Thai hospital had to evacuate hundreds of patients today after anti-government protesters stormed in to hunt for security forces they suspected were hiding inside.

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Yellow Shirts call for military action against rivals

Thailand’s Yellow Shirt activists today demanded military action against anti-government Red Shirt protesters.

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Soldier killed in Thai clashes

A soldier wounded during a clash with anti-government protesters in Thailand today has died, becoming the 27th victim of the recent political conflict.

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Troops fire on Bangkok protestors

Dozens of people were hurt when Thai troops opened fire on anti-government protesters in Bangkok today.

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Thai troops open fire during protests

Thai security forces fired bullets in the air today as they faced anti-government protesters on the outskirts of Bangkok.

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Thai protestors 'threaten more demos'

Thai protesters demanding the dissolution of parliament planned to spread out into more parts of Bangkok today, a day after forcing a shutdown of the capital’s busy elevated train system and escalating weeks of anti-government demonstrations.

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Thai protestors close Bangkok train system

Anti-government protesters forced Bangkok’s elevated train system to close during rush hour today as they promised to expand demonstrations that have plunged the Thai capital into chaos.

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Troops shut down Bangkok stations amid tyre protest

Troops shut down railway stations in the Thai capital today after anti-government protesters broke into a station and threw tyres on the platform in their campaign for immediate elections.

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Thailand's Red Shirts warned to go undercover

Leaders of Thailand’s Red Shirt protesters told their followers to lose their signature crimson clothing so they can go undercover in case of a possible government crackdown.

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Standoff continues after Thai PM's statement

Thailand’s embattled prime minister appeared on television today but offered no initiatives to end the country’s weeks long, sometimes bloody, political crisis a day after rejecting a compromise proposal by protesters occupying central Bangkok.

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Thai protestors call off talks with government

A Thai protest leader said his group was pulling out of talks with the government since the prime minister rejected their revised demand that he dissolve Parliament in 30 days, instead of immediately.

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Guarded hopes rise for peaceful end to Thai crisis

Guarded hopes rose today that Thailand’s political deadlock, punctuated by increasing hostility and bloody street violence, could be settled peacefully after protesters softened their demand for an immediate change in government.

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Grenade attack rattles Thai capital

Security forces and agitated protesters faced off at a major intersection after bloody grenade attacks rattled Thailand’s chaotic capital – a scene of tense, weeks-long confrontations between die-hard demonstrators and a wavering government.

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