News 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.

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

Thai fury as Thaksin starts Cambodian job

The Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, wanted at home for a conviction on corruption charges, arrived in Cambodia yesterday to take up a government job offer that has set off a diplomatic row with Bangkok.

City squander two-goal buffer against Fulham

Manchester City 2 Fulham 2

Belgian general ensures City are in good Kompany

Midfield marshal is free of pain and looking to avoid second-season syndrome

Thai taboo: what happens when the king has gone?

The country is gripped by concern about the royal succession – but nobody dares talk about it. Andrew Buncombe and Peter Popham report

Sheikh Mansour completes Manchester City buy-out

Sheikh Mansour has completed a 100% buy-out of Manchester City.

Supporters seek pardon for fugitive former Thai PM

Thousands of supporters of deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra rallied in central Bangkok today and then marched to the royal palace, seeking a pardon for the fugitive leader.

James Lawton: He's a £40m joke – but Notts County laugh at their peril

No wonder the Iceman's eyes shone so brightly from behind the rimless specs. It's a wonderful joke, the Sven Goran Eriksson football story, English edition, and every laugh is worth a million, at least.

Eriksson to Notts County? 'If there's cash in it, he's likely to be nearby'

Sven has his critics but others believe the Swede deserves everything he can take from a game that has kicked him, writes Ian Herbert

Credit crunch hits value of Premier clubs

'Twenty per cent' drop likely to harm Liverpool most in search for buyer

Sam Wallace: Premier League's voyages of plunder reveal rationale behind 39th game

Big clubs make lots of money from overseas tours, cash unavailable to Wigan, Hull or Stoke

You've seen the unrest, now don't invest

The recent social and political discord in Thailand has made the country an unattractive proposition for those wishing to make a profit, writes Annie Shaw

Thai 'yellow shirt' protest leader shot

The founder of Thailand's "yellow shirt" protest movement that shut down Bangkok airports last year was shot and wounded in an assassination attempt today, just days after troops cracked down on rioting protesters from the rival, anti-government "red shirt" group.

Red-shirted protesters end siege of Bangkok

The stand-off at the heart of Thailand's worst political crisis for years was abruptly defused yesterday when red-shirted anti-government protesters suddenly ended their siege of the Prime Minister's office.

Thai protest leaders surrender to police

Police say four protest leaders who led rioting in the streets of Thailand's capital have turned themselves in and will be taken into custody for interrogation.

Two killed as army takes to streets to quell protests in Thailand

Anti-government protests escalate in Thailand as troops open fire on demonstrators
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