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Thai police look into Turkish connection in Bangkok blast

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BANGKOK - Thai police said on Thursday they were looking at arrivals of Turkish nationals in the days before a Bangkok bomb attack that killed 20 people, but authorities in Turkey said they had received no request for assistance with the investigation. | Video

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Bomb takes toll on Thai tourism; government predicts swift rebound 26 Aug 2015

BANGKOK - Thailand's worst-ever bombing has caused a 17 percent fall in tourist arrivals, putting pressure on revenues vital to the military government's moves to resuscitate a struggling economy.

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Thailand wins guarded praise for destroying ivory stockpile 26 Aug 2015

BANGKOK - Wildlife officials in Thailand destroyed more than two tonnes of confiscated ivory worth around $3 million on Wednesday in what one rights group called a milestone in the fight against the illegal trade.

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Thai police struggle to track suspect; 'new bomb' false alarm 24 Aug 2015

BANGKOK - Thai police said on Monday the trail had gone cold in the hunt for a bomber a week after 20 people were killed in the country's worst bomb attack, and they were unsure if the main suspect was still in Thailand.

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Thai police bemoan lack of equipment nearly a week after blast 23 Aug 2015

BANGKOK - Nearly a week after a bomb in Thailand killed 20 people, authorities appear no closer to identifying suspects or a motive, with police saying on Sunday a lack of modern equipment was hampering their investigation.

Malaysia finds mass graves of 24 suspected human trafficking victims 23 Aug 2015

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian authorities have found mass graves containing the remains of more than 20 people believed to be human trafficking victims near the border with Thailand, police said on Sunday.

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Thailand increases reward for bombing suspect 21 Aug 2015

BANGKOK - Thai authorities have tripled to $85,000 a reward for information leading to the arrest of the main suspect in the country's worst ever bombing.

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Bangkok blast tests Thailand's next police chief 21 Aug 2015

BANGKOK - The investigation into a deadly bombing in Bangkok's tourist heartland is led by a U.S.-trained officer with close ties to Thailand's powerful military, who oversaw a high-profile tourist murder case in which the conduct of Thai police was questioned.

Concerns new Thai constitution will stifle democracy 21 Aug 2015

BANGKOK - Politicians in Thailand expressed concern on Friday about a military-backed draft constitution they say is undemocratic and could be divisive by giving too much power to a military appointed "super board" to oversee governments.

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Two Thai bomb 'suspects' deny link, international terrorism 'unlikely' 20 Aug 2015

BANGKOK - A bomb attack in Bangkok in which 20 people were killed was likely planned weeks in advance by a group of 10 people, Thai authorities said on Thursday. | Video