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Thai protesters confront police, anti-government march blocked


BANGKOK Anti-government protesters confronted police on Tuesday soon after they began a march from a university in the Thai capital to Government House to demand that the military government hold a general election by November.


Thai police declare no-go zones for anti-junta march 21 May 2018

BANGKOK Thai police declared Bangkok's Government House and surrounding streets a no-go zone for Tuesday's planned opposition march marking four years since a May 22, 2014, coup, warning protesters not to defy a junta ban on public gatherings.

Multiple bomb attacks hit Thailand's deep south, injure three people 20 May 2018

BANGKOK Multiple bomb attacks by suspected separatist insurgents injured at least three people in Thailand's far south on Sunday, the military said.


Snail cream, smelly fruit: Thai cosmetics, food firms tap into Chinese tourism boom 18 May 2018

BANGKOK The label on the pink and white box of face cream sold in a Bangkok hypermarket proudly declares that it is based on a "snail secretion filtrate moisture system". The Snail White branding - plus some positive internet reviews - is enough to have Chinese tourists recently lining up to buy the slime-infused product. | Video


Thai snails kept 'happy' and healthy for their cosmetic slime 18 May 2018

BANGKOK Giant African snails endemic to Thailand are getting the red carpet treatment to keep them producing top-notch slime, say farmers harvesting the mucus for use in cosmetics.


Thailand's junta targets opposition for criticising election delays 18 May 2018

BANGKOK Thailand's military government has accused opposition members of flouting a ban on political activity, among other charges, after they criticised it for reneging on promises to restore democracy and protect basic rights, police said on Friday.


Four years after coup, Thais tire of corruption and democratic delays 17 May 2018

BANGKOK When Thailand's army took power in a bloodless coup four years ago, it promised to bring happiness back to the "Land of Smiles" and return the country to democratic rule within two years.

Thai activists drop protests, vow to resume if deal with junta fails 13 May 2018

BANGKOK A Thai anti-government movement vowed on Sunday to resume its protests unless the ruling junta keeps the promises it made in return for the group agreeing to end more than a week of demonstrations ahead of a coup anniversary later this month. 

Myanmar refugees hope for peace and stability, head home from Thailand - U.N. 08 May 2018

BANGKOK Ninety-three refugees from Myanmar who have been living in camps in Thailand have gone home, the second such return since 2016, the UN refugee agency on Tuesday, raising hopes for the eventual closure of some of Asia's oldest refugee camps.


Back to school for Thailand's elderly 08 May 2018

BANGKOK Wearing crisp red-and-white uniforms, a group of 60-year-olds pile into a bus, smiling broadly as they make their way to a school in Ayutthaya, a province in Thailand.