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An Iranian man was seriously wounded in Bangkok today when a bomb he was carrying exploded and blew one of his legs off.

Mark Thompson: The BBC director general has ordered an end to the practice of acquiring news programmes for 'low or nominal cost' after the BBC admitted breaches of its editorial guidelines and buying documentaries

BBC to issue global apology for documentaries that broke rules

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Mulberry has trebled its half-year profits on the back of strong sales at home and abroad

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Death toll in Thailand floods rises

The death toll from floods that devastated vast parts of north and central Thailand has reached 780 confirmed dead with three people still missing, authorities said.

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Thai king calls for co-operation to deal with floods

The revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej addressed the nation yesterday to mark his 84th birthday, calling for his countrymen to unite in response to the nationa's worst floods in half a century.

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Todd Haynes's first, hugely successful Hangover caper was innovative, crude and funny, the lead characters – decent Doug (Justin Bartha), indecent Phil (Bradley Cooper), unhinged Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and neurotic Stu (Ed Helms) – were obnoxious but still endearing, particularly Helms's bullied dentist.

Thailand: 20-year jail term for royal insult

A Thai court yesterday sentenced a 61-year-old man to 20 years in prison for sending text messages deemed to insult Queen Sirikit.

Death toll from Thailand's floods tops 600

The death toll from Thailand's worst flooding in more than half a century has passed 600.

Blast set off amid tensions in flooded Bangkok

Police say disgruntled residents have set off a loud blast near a flood dike on Bangkok's border, apparently to highlight frustrations over their continued misery.

Bangkok warned floods may last until new year

Floodwater in parts of Thailand's capital Bangkok is receding after weeks of inundation but Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and water experts said residents in some western districts could still be suffering into next year.

Thai PM cancels US trip amid flood crisis

Thailand's prime minister has cancelled plans to attend a Pacific trade forum in Hawaii this weekend as she struggles to cope with her country's worst flooding for half a century.

Floods seep further in Bangkok

Floods pushed further into Bangkok today as residents of long-submerged provinces north of the capital started to rebuild their lives.

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