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UN investigates UK Govt. over human rights welfare reform abuses

The United Nations plans to visit the UK to investigate whether Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reforms have caused harmful and systematic abuses of disabled people's human rights, The Independent reports.

Thailand arrests second foreigner over Bangkok bomb

Bangkok - A foreign man described as a "main suspect" in the deadly Bangkok bombing was arrested Tuesday, with Thai police calling him an important figure in the network that staged the attack.

Journalists acquitted in Thai navy defamation trial

Phuket - An Australian journalist and his Thai colleague were acquitted of criminal defamation on Tuesday, over a report implicating Thailand's navy in human trafficking, as the country faces heavy criticism for its role in the deadly trade.

Chinese still flock to 'lucky' Bangkok shrine hit by blast

Bangkok - Two weeks on from the Bangkok bombing, the shrine devastated by the attack has lost none of its lustre for ethnic Chinese devotees who have long flocked there hoping their prayers will be answered.

Thai police give themselves reward for bomb suspect arrest

Bangkok - Thailand's police chief announced Monday he was handing his own officers a reward of some $84,000 for apprehending a man who has been charged in connection with this month's deadly Bangkok bomb blast.

Bangkok bomb 'suspect' living in Turkey, denies involvement

Bangkok - The hunt for a group behind the Bangkok shrine blast narrowed Monday as police revealed they had two new suspects -- one of whom told AFP she was innocent and living in Turkey.

Bomb-making materials found in second Bangkok apartment: Thai police

Bangkok - Thai police on Monday said they had found bomb-making materials in a second apartment following the arrest of a suspect over the Bangkok bombing that left 20 people dead.

Thai police say bomb suspect part of people smuggling gang

Bangkok - Thai police said Sunday a foreigner arrested in connection with the deadly Bangkok bombing was part of a people-smuggling gang who may have launched an attack in response to a crackdown on their trade.

Thai junta broadcast unrelated suicide vest picture

Bangkok - Thailand's junta came under scrutiny Sunday after mistakenly showing an unrelated picture of a suicide vest during a nationally televised broadcast announcing the arrest of a foreign man in connection with last week's deadly Bangkok shrine bombing.

Bangkok bomb suspect 'unlikely' international terrorist

Bangkok - Thailand's top police officer Saturday said a man arrested in connection with last week's deadly Bangkok bomb attack was "unlikely" to be an international terrorist and was motivated by a "personal feud".

Thai police question Uighur trio over Bangkok blast

Bangkok - Thai police on Friday said three Uighur Muslims, among dozens detained in the kingdom for illegal entry last year, have been questioned over the deadly Bangkok bombing.

Thailand destroys ivory stockpile amid junta crackdown

Bangkok - Thailand destroyed more than two tonnes of ivory Wednesday -- a victory for animal rights groups fighting against the trade in a country renowned for being a hub for illegal tusks.

Thai elephant kills keeper, runs off with 3 Chinese on its back

Bangkok - An elephant in northern Thailand went berserk Wednesday, killing his "mahout" keeper before running off into the jungle with three terrified Chinese tourists still on his back, police said.

Candles for the dead as Bangkok mourns bomb victims, one week on

Bangkok - Candle-bearing mourners gathered at a Bangkok shrine Monday a week after a bomb killed 20 people there, as Thailand's police chief said the investigation has been hampered by broken security cameras and other factors.

HK photographer facing Thai jail for ballistic vest

Bangkok - A Hong Kong photographer faces jail after he was detained for carrying a ballistic vest and helmet while covering the aftermath of last week's deadly shrine bombing, police said Monday.

Thai police investigating CCTV showing second suspicious bag drop

Bangkok - Thai police on Saturday said they were investigating new security camera footage showing a man dropping a package into a canal as the hunt for those behind Monday's deadly Bangkok bomb blast entered its fifth day without arrests.

Thai police chief hails bomber hunt 'progress', but no arrests

Bangkok - Thailand's police chief Friday insisted his officers were making "a lot of progress" in the hunt for the Bangkok shrine bomber despite the lack of arrests and mystery over the attackers' motives.

Thais downplay global terror links to deadly shrine bomb

Bangkok - Thai authorities said Thursday international terror groups were likely not behind a deadly Bangkok shrine bombing, as the suspected foreign bomber remained at large and two possible accomplices were all but ruled out.

Thais to seek Interpol help for 'foreign' Bangkok bomber

Bangkok - Thailand said Thursday it would seek Interpol help in hunting a foreign man believed to have carried out a devastating Bangkok shrine bombing, with police unsure if he had fled the country.

Online Thai sleuths try to crowdsource bomber's identity

Bangkok - Thais have taken to the Internet to crowdsource the identity of the prime suspect in Bangkok's shrine bombing, but police have appealed for online calm after an Australian model was falsely accused.

Thai court issues arrest warrant for unnamed foreign bomb suspect

Bangkok - A Thai court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for the prime suspect in the deadly Bangkok shrine bombing, describing him as an unnamed foreign man shortly after police released a sketch of him.

Malaysian family decimated by Bangkok bomb

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian tourist Neoh Hock Guan was just about to pray at Bangkok's Erawan shrine on Monday when he dropped the candle he wanted to light."When I bent to pick it up, I heard the explosion," he told the Malay Mail.

Thai police hunt foreigner over deadly Bangkok bombing

Bangkok - Thai authorities said Wednesday they were hunting a foreigner and at least two other men suspected of carrying out the devastating bombing of a Bangkok shrine that killed 20 people.

Hunt for Bangkok bomber — What we know so far

Bangkok - Thai police are searching for a man they believe left a backpack bomb at a Bangkok shrine that exploded amid a crowd of worshippers, killing 20 people and wounding more than 100 others.

Bangkok bomb shrine reopens as police hunt suspect

Bangkok - Thai monks led prayers Wednesday at a ceremony to reopen a Bangkok shrine hit by a deadly bombing, as police hunted a man seen calmly planting a backpack before the explosion that killed 20 people.

Suspect spotted as Thailand bombing death toll rises to 22

Bangkok - Police in Thailand say they are looking for a suspect in Monday's fatal bombing attack who was spotted on video cameras near the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok.

Explosive device thrown near Bangkok rail station, no injuries

Bangkok - A small device was thrown into a canal and exploded near a busy train station in central Bangkok on Tuesday afternoon, police said, a day after a bomb killed 20 at a religious shrine."No one was killed or injured.

Thai junta chief says Bangkok bomb 'suspect' identified

Bangkok - Thailand's junta chief on Tuesday said authorities are hunting a "suspect" seen on CCTV footage near the scene of a bombing that claimed at least 20 lives in Bangkok and wounded scores more.

Bomb squad comb Bangkok blast site as death toll climbs to 21

Bangkok - Bomb squad experts Tuesday sifted through the debris of a blast at a Bangkok religious shrine where at least 21 people were killed and scores wounded in an unprecedented attack on the city.

Shock and deja vu for foreigners after Thai blast

Bangkok - Foreigners expressed alarm tinged with a sense of deja vu after a bomb tore through central Bangkok on Monday night in a devastating return of violence to the "Land of Smiles".
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