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Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases after nightlife outbreak
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Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases after nightlife outbreak

Apr 11th 2021, 3:44 PM 50,814 Views 14 Comments

Officials warned that restrictions may need to be tightened to slow the spread of a fresh wave of infections.

Thai pro-democracy protesters return to streets calling for royal reforms
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Thai pro-democracy protesters return to streets calling for royal reforms

Feb 13th 2021, 7:14 PM 8,859 Views 3 Comments

Protesters scaled a massive monument in the capital as they called for the abolishment of royal defamation laws.

Thai police use water cannon to stop pro-democracy march to palace
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Thai police use water cannon to stop pro-democracy march to palace

Nov 8th 2020, 4:45 PM 16,338 Views 8 Comments

Student-led rallies are calling for the removal of Thailand’s head of government.

Thai protesters rally in their thousands ahead of parliamentary debate
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Thai protesters rally in their thousands ahead of parliamentary debate

Oct 25th 2020, 1:46 PM 18,924 Views 0 Comments

The demonstration took place in Bangkok’s shopping district.

Bangkok shuts down transport systems as protests continue
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Bangkok shuts down transport systems as protests continue

Updated Oct 18th 2020, 1:31 PM 42,267 Views 6 Comments

Pro-democracy activists have been using social media to assemble major rallies in Thailand’s capital.

Thailand’s prime minister refuses to quit in face of mass protests amid state of emergency
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Thailand’s prime minister refuses to quit in face of mass protests amid state of emergency

Oct 16th 2020, 3:49 PM 12,339 Views 5 Comments

The emergency was declared in the capital following months of protests.

Emergency decree bans gatherings of four or more as pro-democracy protests escalate in Thailand
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Emergency decree bans gatherings of four or more as pro-democracy protests escalate in Thailand

Oct 15th 2020, 7:17 AM 11,102 Views 6 Comments

In a rare move, protests in Thailand have also targeted the monarchy in recent days.

Several bombs explode in Bangkok as Mike Pompeo visits
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Several bombs explode in Bangkok as Mike Pompeo visits

Aug 2nd 2019, 8:02 AM 13,018 Views 9 Comments

The blasts appeared to be symbolic attacks aimed at embarrassing the Thai government during a major summit.

UN says Saudi woman is genuine refugee, asks Australia to resettle her
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UN says Saudi woman is genuine refugee, asks Australia to resettle her

Jan 9th 2019, 7:59 AM 15,113 Views 22 Comments

The 18-year-old is fleeing from her family.

Saudi woman 'under the care' of UN agency
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Saudi woman 'under the care' of UN agency

Updated Jan 7th 2019, 7:40 PM 47,202 Views 53 Comments

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun ran away from her family while travelling in Kuwait because they subjected her to physical and psychological abuse.

Saudi woman denied entry to Thailand says she will be killed if she is sent back
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Saudi woman denied entry to Thailand says she will be killed if she is sent back

Jan 6th 2019, 6:31 PM 23,753 Views 32 Comments

The incident comes against the backdrop of intense scrutiny on Saudi Arabia over its

Leicester City players arrive in Bangkok to pay final respects to club chairman
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Leicester City players arrive in Bangkok to pay final respects to club chairman

Nov 4th 2018, 3:14 PM 23,464 Views 10 Comments

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people to die in a helicopter crash last weekend.

Irish man dies in Thailand after kitesurfing accident
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Irish man dies in Thailand after kitesurfing accident

Dec 20th 2017, 10:20 PM 45,261 Views 13 Comments

The man is reported to have been living in Thailand for some time.

Funeral of beloved Thai king starts after a year of mourning
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Funeral of beloved Thai king starts after a year of mourning

Oct 26th 2017, 8:36 AM 14,277 Views 40 Comments

200,000 Thais had gathered around the Grand Palace to bid an emotional farewell.

Extreme turbulence injures 27 on Aeroflot flight to Bangkok
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Extreme turbulence injures 27 on Aeroflot flight to Bangkok

May 2nd 2017, 1:16 PM 16,726 Views 22 Comments

Some passengers were slammed into the ceiling of the aircraft such was the force of the turbulence.

An Irishman has died at a Bangkok airport
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An Irishman has died at a Bangkok airport

Mar 30th 2017, 8:53 PM 54,729 Views 16 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance in the case.

Surgeons remove 915 coins swallowed by Thai sea turtle
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Surgeons remove 915 coins swallowed by Thai sea turtle

Mar 7th 2017, 12:33 PM 12,298 Views 18 Comments

People had thrown the coins into her pool for good luck.

Facebook Safety Check triggers false Bangkok bomb scare
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Facebook Safety Check triggers false Bangkok bomb scare

Dec 28th 2016, 7:45 AM 9,370 Views 3 Comments

The alert sparked panic in the Thai capital.

Beloved Thai king, the world's longest-serving monarch, dies aged 88
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Beloved Thai king, the world's longest-serving monarch, dies aged 88

Oct 13th 2016, 1:11 PM 17,529 Views 55 Comments

It is a major test for the country’s generals, who seized power in 2014 vowing to restore stability after a decade of political chaos.

Two Americans arrested after dismembered body found in Bangkok freezer
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Two Americans arrested after dismembered body found in Bangkok freezer

Sep 27th 2016, 11:50 AM 15,440 Views 9 Comments

They were caught in possession of multiple passports, a cache of drugs and three guns.

Kids, beer bottles and a public pool - how 14-year-old Laos swimmer trains for Rio Olympics
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Kids, beer bottles and a public pool - how 14-year-old Laos swimmer trains for Rio Olympics

Jul 31st 2016, 5:34 PM 6,109 Views 7 Comments

Conditions are hardly ideal for Siri Budcharern Arun, one of just five athletes from the poor, communist state.

77-year-old man faces seven years in jail for giving flowers to protestors
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77-year-old man faces seven years in jail for giving flowers to protestors

Oct 27th 2015, 10:45 PM 16,390 Views 11 Comments

The former teacher was unaware he was wanted by police until his arrest on Sunday.

Watch: Fireball streaking down from space shocks commuters in Bangkok
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Watch: Fireball streaking down from space shocks commuters in Bangkok

Sep 7th 2015, 12:00 PM 23,520 Views 15 Comments

The sky was lit up by what’s thought to be a meteor.

Turkish national charged over deadly Bangkok bombing
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Turkish national charged over deadly Bangkok bombing

Aug 29th 2015, 2:52 PM 16,107 Views 0 Comments

It is the first arrest in connection with the 17 August bombing at the Erawan shrine

Thai TV station apologises for re-enacting deadly bombing
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Thai TV station apologises for re-enacting deadly bombing

Aug 21st 2015, 11:59 AM 12,495 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, two potential suspects have been cleared.

Thai PM says police investigating bombing should get tips from TV series Blue Bloods
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Thai PM says police investigating bombing should get tips from TV series Blue Bloods

Aug 20th 2015, 8:14 AM 11,539 Views 19 Comments

Authorities said today it is “unlikely” the attack was carried out by international terrorists.

The hunt for the Bangkok bomber - what we know so far
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The hunt for the Bangkok bomber - what we know so far

Aug 19th 2015, 7:38 PM 22,151 Views 37 Comments

The man, who “didn’t act alone”, “might be foreign or Thai” according to police.

Bangkok bombing: 19 confirmed dead, 120 injured
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Bangkok bombing: 19 confirmed dead, 120 injured

Aug 17th 2015, 10:48 PM 49,220 Views 90 Comments

Police confirm a bomb exploded in the downtown Chidlom district at about 7pm local time.

Thai girl starts social media campaign to find Wexford lad who photobombed her selfie
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Thai girl starts social media campaign to find Wexford lad who photobombed her selfie

Feb 1st 2015, 11:45 AM 13,333 Views 4 Comments

The girl met DCU student David Atkinson at a gig in Bangkok earlier this month – and she wants to find him again.

He may be retired, but Paul Scholes can still make a fool of Jens Lehmann
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He may be retired, but Paul Scholes can still make a fool of Jens Lehmann

Dec 6th 2014, 9:56 AM 9,461 Views 6 Comments

The former Manchester United midfielder was in top form during yesterday’s Global Legends Series.

Thailand's coup leaders to hold ousted government to give them "time to think"
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Thailand's coup leaders to hold ousted government to give them "time to think"

May 24th 2014, 4:06 PM 3,390 Views 5 Comments

Thailand’s fragile democracy has been repeatedly stunted by 19 actual or attempted coups since 1932.

Martial law declared as armed troops take to streets of Thailand
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Martial law declared as armed troops take to streets of Thailand

May 20th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,539 Views 8 Comments

Gun-wielding soldiers and army vehicles have been seen in the heart of the capital’s retail and hotel district.

A bomb from World War II exploded in Thailand today
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A bomb from World War II exploded in Thailand today

Apr 2nd 2014, 9:41 AM 13,791 Views 20 Comments

Workers at a Bangkok scrap facility believed the device had been made safe.

Fears of further political violence mount after two die in Bangkok grenade attack
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Fears of further political violence mount after two die in Bangkok grenade attack

Feb 23rd 2014, 5:15 PM 5,902 Views 0 Comments

It comes a day after dozens were injured in an attack at an anti-government rally.

State of emergency declared in Bangkok as protests continue
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State of emergency declared in Bangkok as protests continue

Jan 22nd 2014, 9:46 AM 4,025 Views 11 Comments

As many as 5,000 protestors were gathered across five really points this morning.

Dozens wounded in explosion at Bangkok protest march
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Dozens wounded in explosion at Bangkok protest march

Jan 17th 2014, 2:59 PM 6,248 Views 7 Comments

The anti-government movement said the explosion happened shortly before rally leader Suthep Thaugsuban was due to pass by.

PHOTOS: Tens of thousands of protesters attempt to 'shut down' Bangkok
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PHOTOS: Tens of thousands of protesters attempt to 'shut down' Bangkok

Jan 13th 2014, 11:41 AM 5,804 Views 19 Comments

The demonstrators want Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign to make way for an unelected “people’s council” that would oversee reforms.

Thailand set for elections as parliament is dissolved
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Thailand set for elections as parliament is dissolved

Dec 9th 2013, 8:03 AM 4,577 Views 8 Comments

Up to 100,000 protesters remain on the streets of Bangkok, calling for the complete ousting of the current government.

Four killed, dozens injured as anti-government protests continue in Bangkok
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Four killed, dozens injured as anti-government protests continue in Bangkok

Dec 1st 2013, 11:36 AM 4,253 Views 7 Comments

Today, police have fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters attempting to storm government buildings and overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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