The explosion in the Thai capital city left the protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban unharmed
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Wednesday 29 February 2012
Surachai was accused of inciting hatred of the monarchy
Thursday 08 December 2011
A US citizen was jailed for two-and-a-half years today for insulting the Thai monarchy, prompting the US Embassy to speak out at the severity of the sentence and say it supported the freedom of expression everywhere in the world.
Tuesday 08 November 2011
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.
Monday 05 September 2011
Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook is at the centre of more unwanted controversy after an e-mail, appearing to be sent by him, went to Nedum Onuoha's cancer-stricken mum by mistake.
Friday 19 August 2011
Malaysian reaction to local tycoon Tony Fernandes's purchase of newly-promoted Premier League club Queens Park Rangers (QPR) ranged from patriotic support to indifference, to jibes on fan forums.
Monday 08 August 2011
Yingluck Shinawatra, the sister of an ousted Thai leader, is vowing to work for national reconciliation after formally becoming the country's first female prime minister.
Tuesday 02 August 2011
Thailand's controversial crown prince has agreed to pay more than £12m in order to secure the release of an impounded plane that is at the centre of an unlikely diplomatic spat between his nation and the German authorities.
Thursday 07 July 2011
Monday 04 July 2011
The woman set to become Thailand’s first female prime minister sought to seize the momentum today, securing an agreement with coalition colleagues in order to bolster her party’s mandate and starting work on what she hopes will become her flagship policies.
Monday 04 July 2011
Noisy celebrations erupted in the centre of Bangkok yesterday as Yingluck Shinawatra defied her critics and stormed to a comprehensive electoral victory, putting her on track to make history as Thailand's first woman prime minister.
Sunday 03 July 2011
A year after violent clashes left more than 90 people dead and drove a divisive knife through Thai society, the country today goes to the polls for an election that could cause yet more turmoil and confrontation. It could also deliver Thailand its first female prime minister.
Saturday 02 July 2011
In Bangkok's Rajamangala stadium, a venue usually occupied by Thailand's national football team, there were a lot of red shirts. Most of them were decidedly wet red shirts.
Friday 01 July 2011
On the street below, a woman reached up towards Abhisit Vejjajiva and held out a bag of tropical fruit. Thailand's Prime Minister pressed his palms together in a gesture of thanks and respect and quickly reached down to accept the gift.
Friday 24 June 2011
Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand's former prime minister whose political party has a clear lead before an election on 3 July, reduced free speech, made immense personal profits and dominated politics "in a way never before seen", claimed secret US diplomatic cables now revealed.
Thursday 23 June 2011
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
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