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Carnage and curfew in Bangkok

Thai authorities imposed a curfew on a jittery Bangkok after a weekend of violence that has left 25 people dead. The government has also ordered schools to be closed from Monday as anti-government Redshirt protesters continue to battle troops through the streets of the capital. As protesters torched a police traffic

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Thai Army Cites ‘Live Fire Zone’ as Clashes Continue

BANGKOK — The Thai military declared a neighborhood of Bangkok a “live-fire zone” on Saturday and said it was calling in reinforcements as fighting spread to several areas in the city and the death toll in a three-day offensive against anti-government protesters rose to 17. Gunfire and a series of explosions

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Bangkok battle: Troops fire on rioting protesters

Associated Press Writer= BANGKOK (AP) — Thai troops fired bullets and tear gas at anti-government protesters rioting near the U.S. and Japanese embassies in an escalation of violence that turned central Bangkok into a virtual war zone after overnight clashes killed one person. The fighting, which has killed 30 people and

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Thai protesters set fire to police bus

BANGKOK – Anti-government protesters set fire to a police bus down the street from Japanese and U.S. embassies in central Bangkok after troops fired tear gas Friday in a burst of new violence after nightlong clashes left one person dead. The fighting, which so far has claimed 30 lives and injured

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Thai Troops Clash With Protesters

BANGKOK — Sporadic violence continued in the Thai capital on Friday as protesters challenged soldiers deployed around their encampment and fired homemade rockets at hovering helicopters. Troops and the protesters — the so-called red shirts — confronted each other Friday near the spot where the shooting of an anti-government general by

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Explosions Rock Bangkok After Shooting of Dissident Thai General

A dissident Thai General has been shot and seriously wounded, along with several other people at the site of an anti-government protest in Bangkok. VOA's Daniel Schearf witnessed the shooting which followed a government threat to seal off the protest area to force weeks-long demonstration to end. Major General

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