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Hundreds of schools to shut as toxic smog chokes Bangkok

The Thai capital has been shrouded in murky haze for weeks, sparking social media criticism of the uneven response by the government

Thailand hails first female PM: Yingluck Shinawatra

Yingluck Shinawatra has become politically turbulent Thailand's first female prime minister after Parliament endorsed her crushing election victory.

Dozens dead in Thai floods

The worst floods to hit parts of Thailand in decades have left 94 people dead and destroyed thousands of homes, officials said on Friday.

Thai PM survives no-confidence vote

Thailand's premier easily survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote Wednesday over his handling of deadly street protests.

Bangkok gripped by looting, arson

Huge fires swept through major buildings in Bangkok on Wednesday as looting and arson gripped the Thai capital after an army crackdown on protesters.

Thai general among 36 dead

A renegade Thai general allied with "Red Shirt" anti-government protesters died in hospital on Monday as the toll from three days of clashes hit 36.

Thai protesters ask EU to help in bloody crisis

Thailand's "Red Shirt" protesters on Thursday called on the European Union to send observers to prevent a crackdown by the army.

Thai PM declares state of emergency in Bangkok

Thailand's embattled premier declared a state of emergency in Bangkok on Wednesday after protesters stormed Parliament.

Thai protesters warn against pro-Thaksin PM

Thai anti-government protesters on Friday threatened to resume street demonstrations if a new prime minister is chosen from the former ruling party.

Thai plane-crash inquiry probes wind-shear theory

Thai authorities probing a plane crash that killed 89 people in Phuket discovered on Tuesday that a system designed to check for dangerous winds was not fully working, an official said. Attention had earlier focused on the pilot, with officials saying he had been warned of a dangerous wind shear by air-traffic control but decided to land anyway.

Security stepped up after Bangkok bombing

A nationwide security alert was issued across Thailand after a bomb exploded outside a Bangkok shopping centre that was also hit in a wave of New Year's Eve attacks. The device blew up at a telephone booth in front of the Major Cineplex Ratchayothin shopping centre on the northern outskirts of the city late on Monday.

Two Thais sentenced for murder of British tourist

A Thai court on Wednesday sentenced two men to death for the rape and murder of a 21-year-old British tourist, amid political pressure over fears for the country's post-tsunami tourism industry. The judges said DNA evidence linking fishermen Bualoy Kothisit (23) and Wichai Sonkhaoyai (24) to the crime could not be disputed, describing the defendants as ''inhuman''.

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