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# bangkok - Sunday 11 April, 2021

Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases after nightlife outbreak
# Bangkok
# Bangkok

Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases after nightlife outbreak

Apr 11th 2021, 3:44 PM 50,812 Views 14 Comments

Officials warned that restrictions may need to be tightened to slow the spread of a fresh wave of infections.

# bangkok - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Thai pro-democracy protesters return to streets calling for royal reforms
# Bangkok
# Bangkok

Thai pro-democracy protesters return to streets calling for royal reforms

Feb 13th 2021, 7:14 PM 8,859 Views 3 Comments

Protesters scaled a massive monument in the capital as they called for the abolishment of royal defamation laws.

# bangkok - Sunday 8 November, 2020

Thai police use water cannon to stop pro-democracy march to palace
# Bangkok
# Bangkok

Thai police use water cannon to stop pro-democracy march to palace

Nov 8th 2020, 4:45 PM 16,338 Views 8 Comments

Student-led rallies are calling for the removal of Thailand’s head of government.

# bangkok - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Thai protesters rally in their thousands ahead of parliamentary debate
# Bangkok
# Bangkok

Thai protesters rally in their thousands ahead of parliamentary debate

Oct 25th 2020, 1:46 PM 18,924 Views 0 Comments

The demonstration took place in Bangkok’s shopping district.

# bangkok - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Bangkok shuts down transport systems as protests continue
# Thailand
# Thailand

Bangkok shuts down transport systems as protests continue

Updated Oct 18th 2020, 1:31 PM 42,267 Views 6 Comments

Pro-democracy activists have been using social media to assemble major rallies in Thailand’s capital.

# bangkok - Friday 16 October, 2020

Thailand’s prime minister refuses to quit in face of mass protests amid state of emergency
# Unrest
# Unrest

Thailand’s prime minister refuses to quit in face of mass protests amid state of emergency

Oct 16th 2020, 3:49 PM 12,339 Views 5 Comments

The emergency was declared in the capital following months of protests.

# bangkok - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Emergency decree bans gatherings of four or more as pro-democracy protests escalate in Thailand
# Tensions
# Tensions

Emergency decree bans gatherings of four or more as pro-democracy protests escalate in Thailand

Oct 15th 2020, 7:17 AM 11,102 Views 6 Comments

In a rare move, protests in Thailand have also targeted the monarchy in recent days.

# bangkok - Friday 2 August, 2019

Several bombs explode in Bangkok as Mike Pompeo visits
# Secretary Of State
# Secretary Of State

Several bombs explode in Bangkok as Mike Pompeo visits

Aug 2nd 2019, 8:02 AM 13,018 Views 9 Comments

The blasts appeared to be symbolic attacks aimed at embarrassing the Thai government during a major summit.

# bangkok - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

UN says Saudi woman is genuine refugee, asks Australia to resettle her
# Bangkok
# Bangkok

UN says Saudi woman is genuine refugee, asks Australia to resettle her

Jan 9th 2019, 7:59 AM 15,113 Views 22 Comments

The 18-year-old is fleeing from her family.

# bangkok - Monday 7 January, 2019

Saudi woman 'under the care' of UN agency
# Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun
# Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun

Saudi woman 'under the care' of UN agency

Updated Jan 7th 2019, 7:40 PM 47,202 Views 53 Comments

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun ran away from her family while travelling in Kuwait because they subjected her to physical and psychological abuse.

# bangkok - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Saudi woman denied entry to Thailand says she will be killed if she is sent back
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi woman denied entry to Thailand says she will be killed if she is sent back

Jan 6th 2019, 6:31 PM 23,753 Views 32 Comments

The incident comes against the backdrop of intense scrutiny on Saudi Arabia over its

# bangkok - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Leicester City players arrive in Bangkok to pay final respects to club chairman
# RIP
# RIP

Leicester City players arrive in Bangkok to pay final respects to club chairman

Nov 4th 2018, 3:14 PM 23,464 Views 10 Comments

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people to die in a helicopter crash last weekend.

# bangkok - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Irish man dies in Thailand after kitesurfing accident
# Bangkok
# Bangkok

Irish man dies in Thailand after kitesurfing accident

Dec 20th 2017, 10:20 PM 45,261 Views 13 Comments

The man is reported to have been living in Thailand for some time.

# bangkok - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Funeral of beloved Thai king starts after a year of mourning
# King Bhumibol Adulyadej
# King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Funeral of beloved Thai king starts after a year of mourning

Oct 26th 2017, 8:36 AM 14,277 Views 40 Comments

200,000 Thais had gathered around the Grand Palace to bid an emotional farewell.

# bangkok - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Extreme turbulence injures 27 on Aeroflot flight to Bangkok
# Turbulence
# Turbulence

Extreme turbulence injures 27 on Aeroflot flight to Bangkok

May 2nd 2017, 1:16 PM 16,726 Views 22 Comments

Some passengers were slammed into the ceiling of the aircraft such was the force of the turbulence.

# bangkok - Thursday 30 March, 2017

An Irishman has died at a Bangkok airport
# Bangkok
# Bangkok

An Irishman has died at a Bangkok airport

Mar 30th 2017, 8:53 PM 54,728 Views 16 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance in the case.

# bangkok - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Surgeons remove 915 coins swallowed by Thai sea turtle
# Cracked Shell
# Cracked Shell

Surgeons remove 915 coins swallowed by Thai sea turtle

Mar 7th 2017, 12:33 PM 12,298 Views 18 Comments

People had thrown the coins into her pool for good luck.

# bangkok - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Facebook Safety Check triggers false Bangkok bomb scare
# Bomb Scare
# Bomb Scare

Facebook Safety Check triggers false Bangkok bomb scare

Dec 28th 2016, 7:45 AM 9,370 Views 3 Comments

The alert sparked panic in the Thai capital.

# bangkok - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Beloved Thai king, the world's longest-serving monarch, dies aged 88
# The King Is Dead
# The King Is Dead

Beloved Thai king, the world's longest-serving monarch, dies aged 88

Oct 13th 2016, 1:11 PM 17,529 Views 55 Comments

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.

# bangkok - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Two Americans arrested after dismembered body found in Bangkok freezer
# Gruesome
# Gruesome

Two Americans arrested after dismembered body found in Bangkok freezer

Sep 27th 2016, 11:50 AM 15,440 Views 9 Comments

They were caught in possession of multiple passports, a cache of drugs and three guns.

# bangkok - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Kids, beer bottles and a public pool - how 14-year-old Laos swimmer trains for Rio Olympics
# Prodigy
From The42
# Prodigy

Kids, beer bottles and a public pool - how 14-year-old Laos swimmer trains for Rio Olympics

Jul 31st 2016, 5:34 PM 6,108 Views 7 Comments

Conditions are hardly ideal for Siri Budcharern Arun, one of just five athletes from the poor, communist state.

# bangkok - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

77-year-old man faces seven years in jail for giving flowers to protestors
# Thailand
# Thailand

77-year-old man faces seven years in jail for giving flowers to protestors

Oct 27th 2015, 10:45 PM 16,390 Views 11 Comments

The former teacher was unaware he was wanted by police until his arrest on Sunday.

# bangkok - Monday 7 September, 2015

Watch: Fireball streaking down from space shocks commuters in Bangkok
# Dashcam Footage
# Dashcam Footage

Watch: Fireball streaking down from space shocks commuters in Bangkok

Sep 7th 2015, 12:00 PM 23,519 Views 16 Comments

The sky was lit up by what’s thought to be a meteor.

# bangkok - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Turkish national charged over deadly Bangkok bombing
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

Turkish national charged over deadly Bangkok bombing

Aug 29th 2015, 2:52 PM 16,107 Views 0 Comments

It is the first arrest in connection with the 17 August bombing at the Erawan shrine

# bangkok - Friday 21 August, 2015

Thai TV station apologises for re-enacting deadly bombing
# Inappropriate
# Inappropriate

Thai TV station apologises for re-enacting deadly bombing

Aug 21st 2015, 11:59 AM 12,495 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, two potential suspects have been cleared.

# bangkok - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Thai PM says police investigating bombing should get tips from TV series Blue Bloods
# Bangkok
# Bangkok

Thai PM says police investigating bombing should get tips from TV series Blue Bloods

Aug 20th 2015, 8:14 AM 11,538 Views 19 Comments

Authorities said today it is “unlikely” the attack was carried out by international terrorists.

# bangkok - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

The hunt for the Bangkok bomber - what we know so far
# Thailand
# Thailand

The hunt for the Bangkok bomber - what we know so far

Aug 19th 2015, 7:38 PM 22,151 Views 37 Comments

The man, who “didn’t act alone”, “might be foreign or Thai” according to police.

# bangkok - Monday 17 August, 2015

Bangkok bombing: 19 confirmed dead, 120 injured
# Thailand
# Thailand

Bangkok bombing: 19 confirmed dead, 120 injured

Aug 17th 2015, 10:48 PM 49,220 Views 90 Comments

Police confirm a bomb exploded in the downtown Chidlom district at about 7pm local time.

# bangkok - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Thai girl starts social media campaign to find Wexford lad who photobombed her selfie
# 21st Century Love
From The Daily Edge
# 21st Century Love

Thai girl starts social media campaign to find Wexford lad who photobombed her selfie

Feb 1st 2015, 11:45 AM 13,332 Views 4 Comments

The girl met DCU student David Atkinson at a gig in Bangkok earlier this month – and she wants to find him again.

# bangkok - Saturday 6 December, 2014

He may be retired, but Paul Scholes can still make a fool of Jens Lehmann
# Still Got It
From The42
# Still Got It

He may be retired, but Paul Scholes can still make a fool of Jens Lehmann

Dec 6th 2014, 9:56 AM 9,461 Views 6 Comments

The former Manchester United midfielder was in top form during yesterday’s Global Legends Series.

# bangkok - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Thailand's coup leaders to hold ousted government to give them "time to think"
# Protests
# Protests

Thailand's coup leaders to hold ousted government to give them "time to think"

May 24th 2014, 4:06 PM 3,390 Views 5 Comments

Thailand’s fragile democracy has been repeatedly stunted by 19 actual or attempted coups since 1932.

# bangkok - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Martial law declared as armed troops take to streets of Thailand
# Bangkok
# Bangkok

Martial law declared as armed troops take to streets of Thailand

May 20th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,539 Views 8 Comments

Gun-wielding soldiers and army vehicles have been seen in the heart of the capital’s retail and hotel district.

# bangkok - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

A bomb from World War II exploded in Thailand today
# 70 Years Later
# 70 Years Later

A bomb from World War II exploded in Thailand today

Apr 2nd 2014, 9:41 AM 13,788 Views 20 Comments

Workers at a Bangkok scrap facility believed the device had been made safe.

# bangkok - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Fears of further political violence mount after two die in Bangkok grenade attack
# Thailand
# Thailand

Fears of further political violence mount after two die in Bangkok grenade attack

Feb 23rd 2014, 5:15 PM 5,902 Views 0 Comments

It comes a day after dozens were injured in an attack at an anti-government rally.

# bangkok - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

State of emergency declared in Bangkok as protests continue
# Thailand
# Thailand

State of emergency declared in Bangkok as protests continue

Jan 22nd 2014, 9:46 AM 4,025 Views 11 Comments

As many as 5,000 protestors were gathered across five really points this morning.

# bangkok - Friday 17 January, 2014

Dozens wounded in explosion at Bangkok protest march
# Thailand
# Thailand

Dozens wounded in explosion at Bangkok protest march

Jan 17th 2014, 2:59 PM 6,248 Views 7 Comments

The anti-government movement said the explosion happened shortly before rally leader Suthep Thaugsuban was due to pass by.

# bangkok - Monday 13 January, 2014

PHOTOS: Tens of thousands of protesters attempt to 'shut down' Bangkok
# Thailand
# Thailand

PHOTOS: Tens of thousands of protesters attempt to 'shut down' Bangkok

Jan 13th 2014, 11:41 AM 5,804 Views 19 Comments

The demonstrators want Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign to make way for an unelected “people’s council” that would oversee reforms.

# bangkok - Monday 9 December, 2013

Thailand set for elections as parliament is dissolved
# Protests
# Protests

Thailand set for elections as parliament is dissolved

Dec 9th 2013, 8:03 AM 4,575 Views 8 Comments

Up to 100,000 protesters remain on the streets of Bangkok, calling for the complete ousting of the current government.

# bangkok - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Four killed, dozens injured as anti-government protests continue in Bangkok
# Thailand
# Thailand

Four killed, dozens injured as anti-government protests continue in Bangkok

Dec 1st 2013, 11:36 AM 4,253 Views 7 Comments

Today, police have fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters attempting to storm government buildings and overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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