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Thousands of Thai protesters demand Germany to probe their king, march to German embassy in Bangkok

Thousands of residents in Thailand marched to the German embassy in Bangkok on Monday, to keep up pressure on King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who spends much of his time in Germany. Germany has said it would be unacceptable for King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 68, to conduct politics there and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said the European power […]

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Bangkok hostels offer secret refuge to protesters, sometimes free

As thousands of protesters demonstrate against the monarch and the government in Thailand, many hostels across Bangkok opened their doors to give weary demonstrators a refuge, sometimes for free. With protesters at times facing water cannon and playing cat and mouse with police in sweltering conditions until late into the evenings, many have been sleeping […]

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Thailand revokes emergency decree in bid to end months of mass anti-government protests

Thailand revoked the emergency decree it imposed a week ago as it tries to end months of protests against the prime minister and the monarchy. “It appears that the serious situation that led to the state of emergency declaration has subsided and ended. The circumstances can now be controlled by state officers,” a statement published […]

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Thailand blocks Telegram messaging app over mass anti-government protests

Thailand has ordered internet providers to block the Telegram messaging app, amid mass anti-government protests in the nation. The local media on Monday reported after a document marked “very confidential” was leaked and shared widely on social media. Telegram is a popular secure messaging app that has been used by activists to organise protests at […]

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Thousands of pro-democracy protesters take over streets in Thailand defying ban

Thousands of citizens took over key intersections in Bangkok on Sunday, defying a ban on protests for the fourth day with chants of “down with dictatorship” and “reform the monarchy.” Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, is concerned about the spreading protests and the government wants to talk, his spokesman said. Prayuth’s spokesman said the prime minister […]

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Thailand blocks access to online petition demanding King Maha Vajiralongkorn be declared ‘persona non grata’

Thailand blocked access to online petition site Change.org, after it hosted a petition calling for King Maha Vajiralongkorn to be declared persona non grata in Germany. The petition – written in Thai, English and German – was originated by a Thai graduate student in France. In it, he called for Germany to declare the king […]

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Thousands of protesters hit the streets in Thailand defying emergency decree that banned demonstrations

Thousands of Thai protesters hit the streets for a second night on Thursday, defying a government emergency decree aimed at quelling pro-democracy demonstrations that have gripped the country for more than three months. The government issued an emergency decree that came into effect at 4am local time on Thursday. The order banned protests as it […]

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Thailand issues emergency decree to clamp down on anti-government, anti-monarchy protests

Thailand issued an emergency decree banning protests as it clamps down on largely peaceful pro-democracy rallies that have also targeted the monarchy. In a televised announcement the government said urgent measures were needed to “maintain peace and order”. It said protesters had intended to instigate an incident leading to “chaos and incitement of conflict and […]

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Thousands of pro-democracy Thai protesters confront king’s motorcade in Bangkok

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Thailand clashed with the motorcade carrying King Maha Vajiralongkorn as it passed through capital Bangkok. Protesters were pushed back by ranks of police, raised the three-finger salute that has become a symbol of the protest movement. They have called for curbs on the king’s powers and for the resignation of […]

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Heavy rains bring deadly floods across Mekong region, displacing thousands

A tropical depression is forcing rain across the Mekong region. Hundreds of families have been forced to evacuate amid extreme rainfall in Cambodia’s western province of Battambang. “A two-year-old child and 57-year-old man have drowned in the flood,” Seak Vichet, a spokesman for the Cambodian national committee for disaster management said on Saturday. Authorities do […]

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Bus-train collision leaves at least 20 dead in Thailand, dozens injured

A bus-train collision in Thailand killed at least 20 people and injured more than 30 people on Sunday, official said. The bus passengers were on their way to a temple in Cha Choeng Sao province for a ceremony to mark the end of “Vassa”, district police chief said. Early images by rescue workers showed gnarled […]

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Thailand zoo official shot dead amid investigation into suspicious disappearance of rare animals

A top zoo official in Thailand was shot dead as he was pursuing an investigation into the suspicious disappearance of rare animals from a zoo in a southern province. Police Capt Komalpan Srithep said that Suriya Saengpong, the director-general of the Zoological Park Organization of Thailand, was shot several times at the office of the […]