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At least 16 Muslim rebels have been killed after they launched a pre-dawn assault on a military base in the south of Thailand in the deadliest incident in an insurgency that has raged for almost a decade.

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Violinist Vanessa-Mae has put music on hold for a year and is rehearsing for a new role - skiing for Thailand at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February 2014.

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Family of man shot in Thailand are 'devastated'

The family of a British trader shot dead in Thailand have condemned his killer's cruelty and recklessness, saying the death has left them "completely devastated".

Reveller dies after shooting at New Year party on Thai beach

A British holidaymaker was shot dead in Thailand hours after welcoming in the New Year with friends at a beach party.

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