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Suspected militant, son killed in Thailand’s south

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Police say a suspected insurgent and his six-year-old son have been shot dead in Thailand’s violence-plagued south.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

9 Cambodians killed in Thai road accident

Thai rescue workers carry bodies of Cambodian migrant workers killed in a road accident in Chanthaburi province on April 11, 2014. Nine Cambodians were killed when a mini-bus carrying migrant workers returning home for the Buddhist New Year crashed and burst into flames in eastern Thailand, police said. THAILAND OUT AFP PHOTO

Nine Cambodians were killed Friday when a mini-bus carrying migrant workers returning home for the Buddhist New Year crashed and burst into flames in eastern Thailand, police said.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

1 dead as coordinated blasts hit Thai south

Thai firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire at the site of a car bomb that killed one and wounded 14 people in Thailand's restive southern province of Yala on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Thailand's three Muslim-majority southernmost provinces are in the grip of a decade-long insurgency which has seen 6,000 people killed—the majority of them civilians. AFP PHOTO/MUHAMMAD SABRI’

One person was killed and 14 wounded Sunday in a series of apparently coordinated blasts—including a car bomb—in a major town in Thailand’s insurgency-hit south, the army said.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thai court hands embattled PM new challenge

In this Monday, March 31, 2014 photo, Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, on a wheel chair, arrives at the National Anti-Corruption Commission to submit the defense against the accusations over the government's contentious rice subsidy scheme in Bangkok. AP

Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is facing another legal challenge that could remove her from office after a Thai court announced Wednesday it will hear a case on her alleged misconduct for transferring a key government official.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gunmen kill 1 Thai protester, wound 4 in capital

Anti-government protesters carry their injured protester from a bus to an ambulance after an attack by suspected gunmen while on their way back from a protest in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Gunmen have fired on a convoy of anti-government protesters in Thailand's capital, and four people have been wounded. AP

Gunmen killed one person and wounded four Tuesday, in another attack on anti-government protesters in Thailand’s long political crisis, authorities said.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thousands march in Thai capital against government

Anti-government protesters march through a street in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, March 27, 2014. Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has called on another mass rally on March 29 in an attempt to oust the government of caretake Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. AP

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters marched through the streets of the Thai capital Saturday, reviving their whistle-blowing, traffic-blocking campaign to force the resignation of the country’s prime minister.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thai satellite finds 300 floating objects in jet search

This graphic released by the Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency on Wednesday March 26, 2014, shows satellite imagery taken on March 23, 2014, with the approximate positions of objects seen floating in the southern Indian Ocean in the search zone for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said at a news conference in Kuala Lumpur Wednesday that a satellite has captured images of 122 objects close to where three other satellites preThis graphic released by the Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency on Wednesday March 26, 2014, shows satellite imagery taken on March 23, 2014, with the approximate positions of objects seen floating in the southern Indian Ocean in the search zone for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said at a news conference in Kuala Lumpur Wednesday that a satellite has captured images of 122 objects close to where three other satellites previously detected objects. AP

Thailand has spotted 300 floating objects in the southern Indian Ocean during a satellite search for the missing Malaysian airliner, its space agency said Thursday.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

At least 30 dead in Thai bus crash–officials

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At least 30 people died and more than 20 were injured when a bus careered off a hillside road and into a ravine in northern Thailand, authorities said Tuesday, updating the official toll.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thailand’s court rules elections invalid

An anti-government protester blows a whistle as he listens to a speech by their leader Suthep Thaugsuban in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. AP

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled general elections held in February invalid in a fresh blow to the embattled prime minister.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thai radar might have tracked missing plane

A young Malaysian boy prays, at an event for the missing Malaysia Airline, MH370, at a shopping mall, in Petaling Jaya, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. A coalition of 26 countries, including Thailand, are looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished March 8 with 239 people aboard on a night flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Search crews are scouring two giant arcs of territory amounting to the size of Australia — half of it in the remote seas of the southern Indian Ocean. AP

Ten days after a Malaysian jetliner disappeared, Thailand’s military said Tuesday it saw radar blips that might have been from the missing plane but didn’t report it “because we did not pay attention to it.”

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thai government lifts state of emergency

Security guards look out for danger as anti-government protesters surround the Thaksin Shinawtra-owned tower office building in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. AP File photo

Thailand’s government is lifting a state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding areas after violence related to a political crisis eased.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Missing plane throws spotlight on passport theft

In this March 13, 2014 photo, German tourist Falko Tillwich, left, holds his passport near his German friend, who didn't want to give his name as they try to contact a car rental on Pathong Beach in Phuket province, southern Thailand. Thailand’s sapphire blue waters, wildlife parks, delicious cuisine and raunchy red light districts have attracted tourists for decades. Phuket is one of Thailand’s tourism honeypots. Tourists flock here in droves each year for its sun, sand and laid back ambience. And some lose their passports along the way. AP

When a German tourist refused to surrender his passport as collateral at a car rental stand along a popular beach in the Thai resort city of Phuket, the woman behind the counter pulled out a bag full of passport books to prove he could trust her.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Teacher killed, set on fire in Southern Thailand

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A Buddhist teacher was fatally shot on her way to school and then set ablaze Friday in southern Thailand, becoming the 170th teacher killed by suspected Muslim insurgents in the country’s decade-long insurgency, authorities said.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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