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Scuffles erupt outside polling station in Bangkok

Bangkok - Protesters were blocking the entrance to a polling station in Bangkok on Sunday, leading to a scuffle with the security guards of a ruling party politican coming to cast his ballot.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

Thai Army ready to take action to 'solve' political conflict

Bangkok - The Royal Thai Army (RTA) is prepared to intervene if the political situation worsens, army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha said Wednesday.
In the Media by Alessio Fratticcioli

Thai protesters march again in bid to bring down government

Bangkok - Protesters in Thailand, readying for an attempted revolution later this month, took to the streets on Sunday and marched through the capital city.
In the Media by Justin King

Bangkok police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at protesters

Bangkok - A policeman was killed, and almost 100 people hurt, when Thai police fired teargas and rubber bullets at anti-government protesters Thursday attempting to disrupt planning for a February election.
In the Media by Mike White

Bangkok and its little known, hidden away fertility shrine Special

Bangkok - Every guidebook on Thailand or Bangkok features all the major sites to see in the city, Buddhist temples, floating markets and open-air restaurants, but hardly ever do you find information on the unique shrine I'm presenting here.
Digital Journal Report by R. C. Camphausen - 3 comments

641 simultaneous Thai massages smash Ozzie Guinness World Record

Bangkok - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and a senior representative from Guinness Records, Rob Molloy watched 641 massage therapists break the Australian world record set in 2010.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 1 comment

The legendary ruins of the historical city of Ayutthaya, Thailand Special

Ayutthaya - The ancient city of Ayutthaya was the Thai capital for over 400 years and one of the largest and most magnificent cities in Southeast Asia. Impressive ruins of temples and palaces show the remains of this once glorious city ravaged by war.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 13 comments

'Cooking with Poo' — Would the title of the book put you off?

Bangkok - Cookery book "Cooking with Poo" has won the Diagram Prize for the oddest book title of the year. But the reference to Poo is not what you think it might be. Meet Saiyuud Diwong, a cookery teacher in Bangkok, Thailand.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Top Italian Mafia boss arrested in Thailand thanks to Facebook

Bangkok - Vito Roberto Palazzolo, 64, sentenced in absentia by an Italian court in 2009 to nine years in jail for being the treasurer of godfathers Toto' Riina and Bernardo Provenzano, was arrested in Thailand on March 30.
In the Media by Alessio Fratticcioli

Clumsy Iranian bomber blows up his home and legs in Bangkok

Bangkok - An Iranian bomber bungled his way pathetically through a bombing mission. After accidentally blowing up his own house, he blew off his own legs after a grenade he hurled at Thai police bounced off a tree and then exploded at his feet.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 24 comments

Thailand backs Twitter censorship policy

Bangkok - Thai government becomes first to endorse Twitter's controversial decision to permit country-specific censorship of content.
In the Media by Alessio Fratticcioli - 6 comments

Thai thief steals 10,000 panties, smells them while driving

Bangkok - Most people have a little junk in the trunk, but police have discovered that one man in Bangkok was using his car to store stolen pairs of women's panties.
In the Media by Tucker Cummings - 8 comments

Thai man married dead woman

No mention of a combo rate for the combined marriage and funeral services of one couple, from Thailand, the husband of which, who chose to do both on the same day. Disclaimer: The video isn't for everyone, some might be offended by it.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 9 comments

U.S. warns tourists of 'possible terrorist threat' in Bangkok

Bangkok - The U.S. embassy in Thailand warned on Friday that there is a "real and very credible" threat of a terrorist attack against American citizens in Bangkok.
In the Media by Alessio Fratticcioli

Op-Ed: Christmas in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok - Christmas atmosphere in Bangkok, Thailand is extremely lively and colorful: an explosion of Asian kitsch. Nobody knows the reasons why ancient peoples celebrated the day in which the sun god began to beat back the forces of darkness and returned to shine.
In the Media by Alessio Fratticcioli - 9 comments

Op-Ed: Four transgender flight attendants hired by new Thai airline

Bangkok - If you're sick of traditional male and female cabin crew when flying to exotic locations around the world, then you should book a flight with PC Air, which recently hired a team of transgender flight attendants.
In the Media by Christopher Bates - 5 comments

TopFinds: The Bangkok flood crisis, Lohan to pose for Playboy

Floods inundate areas of Bangkok. An airship causes UFO hysteria in China. Actor Lindsay Lohan is reportedly offered a Playboy deal. These are the top stories from around the world.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Op-Ed: In the media - Bangkok and the floods Special

Bangkok - Walking into my neighborhood Tesco Lotus last night was a shock - the shelves were mostly bare. But my neighborhood is not one of the "most endangered" from floods that are threatening Bangkok.
Digital Journal Report by D Scott Rosenberg - 3 comments

Op-Ed: In times of natural disaster, why do politicians lie?

Bangkok - In times of natural disasters why can't our politicians be straightforward and tell us the truth? Why do they tell us one thing and end up doing another?
In the Media by D Scott Rosenberg - 5 comments

Bangkok braces for flooding in its suburbs Special

Bangkok - As seasonal monsoon rain worsens because of a series of tropical depressions over Thailand, flooding is occurring in wide areas of its central, northern and northeastern regions.
Digital Journal Report by D Scott Rosenberg

Op-Ed: The 'wolf pack' returns for a second hangover in Hangover II Special

This weekend The Hangover:Part II rose straight to number one in the box office standings, taking over $30 million already, and I would say this is totally deserved having seen it this weekend.
Digital Journal Report by Lewis McCathie - 1 comment

Over 1,000 aborted fetuses uncovered in Bangkok temple

A macabre collection of well over 1,500 fetuses have now been discovered in two raids this week at the morgue of a Thai Buddhist temple in an outlying district of Bangkok.
In the Media by J Ocean Dennie

Orangutan kickboxing sparks Thailand tourism, angers critics Special

Bangkok - Kickboxing may be Thailand's number one sport but orangutan boxing is fast becoming popular. Hundreds of spectators pay to see the apes beat each other with boxing gloves, while other apes in bikinis perform as round card girls and bell ringers.
Digital Journal Report by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

Business as usual at Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok Special

Bangkok - As with many other modern big cities, Bangkok has plenty of markets and Western-style shopping malls, but one can only get the true feel of an Asian market at Chatuchak.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 1 comment

Dissident Thai general assassinated during interview

Bangkok - A so-called renegade general who sympathized with the Red-Shirts was shot in Bangkok, shortly after the government's military planned to encircle the encampment of anti-government demonstrators, trying to crack down on the protests.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 1 comment

Chief of army calls for Thailand's government to be dissolved

Bangkok - Several developments today are shaping the future of Thailand, as the army chief calls for the government to be dissolved, and country's Election Commission finds reasons to disband the Democrat Party of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 5 comments

Reuters journalist shot, killed in Bangkok protests

Bangkok - On April 10, Hiro Muramodo, a Japanese cameraman for Reuters, was killed by a stray bullet during the riots in Bangkok, Thailand
In the Media by Riccardo Valsecchi - 3 comments

Bangkok clashes result in 21 deaths among army and protesters

Bangkok - A violent clash between army and protesters last night left 4 army personnel dead and 17 red-shirt demonstrators. Finally, the army was forced to retreat and even left several tanks behind in the streets of the old city.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen

Op-Ed: Are the new H1N1 cases in Thailand an attempt at crowd control?

News makes the rounds that a journalist and a member of Bangkok's Red Shirt demonstrators have come down with A (H1N1). As the so-called protester turns out to be employed by the government, this can look like a convenient way to end to the protests.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen

Red Shirts are poised to bring down Thai government on Sunday

It is the stated aim of Thailand's opposition - the so-called Red Shirts - to force the present government to resign by way of a massive protest on Sunday in Bangkok, the countries capital.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen
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Image of the violent clashes at Bangkok's Democracy Monument on April 10, 2010
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Anti-government protesters cheer after they tear down barricades during a demonstration outside Government House in Bangkok
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Typical spirit houses with offerings of milk, food, incense and flowers.
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cars parked on expressway to escape floods
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The actual shrine to the goddess Chao Mae Tuptim can be seen in the background
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Anti-government protesters cheer after they tear down barricades during a demonstration outside Government House in Bangkok November 30, 2013
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Large phallus made of marble, about 8 feet long.
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Temple dancer. A young girl in Bangkok, Thailand.
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A tire fire in Bangkok's Rama IV during the political unrest in Thailand
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Redshirt protesters rolling a burning tire into Rama IV in downtown Bangkok on Saturday.
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Krung Thep, the city also known as Bangkok
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Shrine to the goddess Chao Mae Tuptim
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Shrine to the goddess Chao Mae Tuptim
Shrine to the goddess Chao Mae Tuptim
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Bangkok Pullman G Hotel
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