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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Bangkok

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# Bangkok
Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases after nightlife outbreak
Officials warned that restrictions may need to be tightened to slow the spread of a fresh wave of infections.
# Bangkok
Thai pro-democracy protesters return to streets calling for royal reforms
Protesters scaled a massive monument in the capital as they called for the abolishment of royal defamation laws.
# Bangkok
Thai police use water cannon to stop pro-democracy march to palace
Student-led rallies are calling for the removal of Thailand’s head of government.
# Bangkok
Thai protesters rally in their thousands ahead of parliamentary debate
The demonstration took place in Bangkok’s shopping district.
# Thailand
Bangkok shuts down transport systems as protests continue
Pro-democracy activists have been using social media to assemble major rallies in Thailand’s capital.
# unrest
Thailand’s prime minister refuses to quit in face of mass protests amid state of emergency
The emergency was declared in the capital following months of protests.
# tensions
Emergency decree bans gatherings of four or more as pro-democracy protests escalate in Thailand
In a rare move, protests in Thailand have also targeted the monarchy in recent days.
# Secretary of State
Several bombs explode in Bangkok as Mike Pompeo visits
The blasts appeared to be symbolic attacks aimed at embarrassing the Thai government during a major summit.
# Bangkok
UN says Saudi woman is genuine refugee, asks Australia to resettle her
The 18-year-old is fleeing from her family.
# Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun
Saudi woman 'under the care' of UN agency
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun ran away from her family while travelling in Kuwait because they subjected her to physical and psychological abuse.
# Saudi Arabia
Saudi woman denied entry to Thailand says she will be killed if she is sent back
The incident comes against the backdrop of intense scrutiny on Saudi Arabia over its
# RIP
Leicester City players arrive in Bangkok to pay final respects to club chairman
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people to die in a helicopter crash last weekend.
# Bangkok
Irish man dies in Thailand after kitesurfing accident
The man is reported to have been living in Thailand for some time.
# King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Funeral of beloved Thai king starts after a year of mourning
200,000 Thais had gathered around the Grand Palace to bid an emotional farewell.
# Turbulence
Extreme turbulence injures 27 on Aeroflot flight to Bangkok
Some passengers were slammed into the ceiling of the aircraft such was the force of the turbulence.
# Bangkok
An Irishman has died at a Bangkok airport
The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance in the case.
# cracked shell
Surgeons remove 915 coins swallowed by Thai sea turtle
People had thrown the coins into her pool for good luck.
# Bomb Scare
Facebook Safety Check triggers false Bangkok bomb scare
The alert sparked panic in the Thai capital.
# The King Is Dead
Beloved Thai king, the world's longest-serving monarch, dies aged 88
It is a major test for the country’s generals, who seized power in 2014 vowing to restore stability after a decade of political chaos.
# gruesome
Two Americans arrested after dismembered body found in Bangkok freezer
They were caught in possession of multiple passports, a cache of drugs and three guns.
# Prodigy
Kids, beer bottles and a public pool - how 14-year-old Laos swimmer trains for Rio Olympics
Conditions are hardly ideal for Siri Budcharern Arun, one of just five athletes from the poor, communist state.
# Thailand
77-year-old man faces seven years in jail for giving flowers to protestors
The former teacher was unaware he was wanted by police until his arrest on Sunday.
# dashcam footage
Watch: Fireball streaking down from space shocks commuters in Bangkok
The sky was lit up by what’s thought to be a meteor.
# Breakthrough
Turkish national charged over deadly Bangkok bombing
It is the first arrest in connection with the 17 August bombing at the Erawan shrine
# Inappropriate
Thai TV station apologises for re-enacting deadly bombing
Meanwhile, two potential suspects have been cleared.
# Bangkok
Thai PM says police investigating bombing should get tips from TV series Blue Bloods
Authorities said today it is “unlikely” the attack was carried out by international terrorists.
# Thailand
The hunt for the Bangkok bomber - what we know so far
The man, who “didn’t act alone”, “might be foreign or Thai” according to police.
# Thailand
Bangkok bombing: 19 confirmed dead, 120 injured
Police confirm a bomb exploded in the downtown Chidlom district at about 7pm local time.
# 21st century love
Thai girl starts social media campaign to find Wexford lad who photobombed her selfie
The girl met DCU student David Atkinson at a gig in Bangkok earlier this month – and she wants to find him again.
# Still got it
He may be retired, but Paul Scholes can still make a fool of Jens Lehmann
The former Manchester United midfielder was in top form during yesterday’s Global Legends Series.
# Protests
Thailand's coup leaders to hold ousted government to give them "time to think"
Thailand’s fragile democracy has been repeatedly stunted by 19 actual or attempted coups since 1932.
# Bangkok
Martial law declared as armed troops take to streets of Thailand
Gun-wielding soldiers and army vehicles have been seen in the heart of the capital’s retail and hotel district.
# 70 Years Later
A bomb from World War II exploded in Thailand today
Workers at a Bangkok scrap facility believed the device had been made safe.
# Thailand
Fears of further political violence mount after two die in Bangkok grenade attack
It comes a day after dozens were injured in an attack at an anti-government rally.
# Thailand
State of emergency declared in Bangkok as protests continue
As many as 5,000 protestors were gathered across five really points this morning.
# Thailand
Dozens wounded in explosion at Bangkok protest march
The anti-government movement said the explosion happened shortly before rally leader Suthep Thaugsuban was due to pass by.
# Thailand
PHOTOS: Tens of thousands of protesters attempt to 'shut down' Bangkok
The demonstrators want Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign to make way for an unelected “people’s council” that would oversee reforms.
# Protests
Thailand set for elections as parliament is dissolved
Up to 100,000 protesters remain on the streets of Bangkok, calling for the complete ousting of the current government.
# Thailand
Four killed, dozens injured as anti-government protests continue in Bangkok
Today, police have fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters attempting to storm government buildings and overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.