Thai anti-government protesters march as part of their ongoing rallies in downtown Bangkok

Thailand declares state of emergency in bid to quell Bangkok protests

Bangkok and its surrounding provinces will be subject to the decree for 60 days

A Thai anti-government protester points a baton towards a building from where protesters suspected a bomb was thrown on an anti-government protest march in Bangkok on 17 January.

Thailand anti-government protests: 31 people injured in Bangkok blast

The explosion in the Thai capital city left the protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban unharmed 

In Thailand's latest round of political turmoil, which has lasted over two months, the PDRC have begun their campaign to occupy key locations in a city-wide shutdown of Bangkok. The PDRC and its supporters aim to derail Thailand's snap-poll scheduled for early February and demand that political reforms take place before an election

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Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters brought parts of Bangkok to a standstill as part of an attempt to shut down the city and force the resignation of Thailand’s prime minister.

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Hundreds of police officers are complaining that orders to be restrained prevent them from dealing with protesters

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The protesters confronting the Thai government are pushing the country deeper towards social conflict

The bogeyman of the demonstrators is Thailand’s exiled de facto ruler, Thaksin Shinawatra

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In pictures: Thai anti-government protesters continue to occupy government ministries

Thai government has been the target of mass protests in Bangkok since it pushed a bill to pardon Thaksin of a corruption conviction and give amnesty to thousands of other politically related cases between 2004 and 2013.

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Mr Conley was travelling with his partner when he was swept away while swimming, a friend had raised £30,000 to fund the search

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The founder of the royalist Yellow Shirt movement has been jailed for two years for defaming the monarchy by repeating offensive comments made by a political opponent.

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Britain’s Jamie Murray and partner John Peers of Australia clinched their third doubles title of the season with victory at the Thailand Open.

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