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Witnesses give account of how Thai coup unfolded

The participants were the country’s political rivals, four Cabinet ministers from the embattled government, election commissioners and senators.

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US concerned about rising tension in Thailand, calls for restrain

The US expressed concern and called for restraint from violence in the face of mass anti-government demonstrations.

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Gunfire becoming routine in Bangkok, says Thai security chief

Due to the protests, Thai Imports fell by 15.5 per cent in January from a year earlier, the biggest tumble since October 2009.

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Thai anti-govt protestors attack businesses, send stock prices tumbling

The anti-government protests have already taken a toll on the economy, tourism in particular, with arrivals in Bangkok sharply down.

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Thai protestors threaten to storm PM’s office, demand hand-over of power

Thai protestors want the government to hand over power to an unelected people’s council to implement reforms needed to end corruption.

The Democrat party, which represented the interests of the traditional Bangkok elite, became the principal opposition party after the 2001 elections.

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The elections earlier this week are unlikely to lead to a resolution of Thailand’s political crisis.

Protesters reject Thai PM reform plan,threaten poll

Yingluck has been out meeting those supporters over the past week.

Thai crisis deepens as opposition quits Parliament

Thaksin lives in Dubai to avoid a jail sentence for a corruption conviction he says was politically motivated.

Thailand awaits king’s word on conflict

King Bhumibol Adulyadejhas often served as a unifying figure in times of crisis.

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Thai PM calls for talks as cops fire rubber bullets,tear gas

Violent clashes took place near Yingluck’s heavily fortified offices.

Thai protests turn bloody,1 killed,10 hurt

Fighting intensified after anti-government protesters attacked a bus they believed was full of government “red shirt” supporters.

Hundreds of protesters storm govt ministries in Thai capital

Three especially sensitive districts of the capital have been under the law since August.

Briefly World: Thousands protest in Thai capital over amnesty bill

More than 1,000 people blew whistles and temporarily halted traffic in Bangkok’s financial district of Silom.

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Shinawatra confirmed as Thailand’s first female PM

A political novice,Yingluck is the sister of ousted former leader Thaksin Shinawatra.

Reconciliation road map to be complete by year end: Thai PM

Urging all Thais to join his reform efforts,PM has said the national reconciliation road map will be complete by the year end as a New Year’s gift to countrymen.

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