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Thousands of ‘Red Shirts’ rally against Thai govt

BANGKOK : Thousands of "Red Shirt" demonstrators loyal to Thailand's fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra gathered in Bangkok on Sunday to rally against the current government, police said. Crowds of red-clad protesters arrived mid-afternoon in the city's historic quarter, where a 1,500-strong police force was on hand to prevent violence, although

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Thailand mobilising 18,000-strong force at Asian summit

BANGKOK - Thailand announced plans Friday to mobilise a 18,000-strong security force at a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders this month to prevent anti-government protests. The summit of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and six dialogue partners - China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand -

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