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15 dead in Thai school bus crash

At least 15 people, including 13 children, were killed when a bus carrying students on a trip to the seaside collided with a lorry in eastern Thailand Friday.

15 dead in Thai school bus crash
Thai PM summoned by anti-graft panel
Thai PM summoned by anti-graft panel

Thailand's prime minister has been summoned to face an anti-corruption panel Thursday to hear negligence charges that could lead to her removal from office, following months of mass opposition protests.

Thai PM summoned by anti-graft panel
Farmers hold a defaced poster of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. ©Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom
Thai PM to be charged with neglect of duty

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will be charged with neglect of duty over a rice farm subsidy scheme and could be removed from office if found guilty.

Thai PM to be charged with neglect of duty
Defiant Thai protesters besiege government headquarters
Defiant Thai protesters besiege government headquarters

Thai opposition demonstrators besieged the seat of government Monday in defiance of authorities who have vowed to reclaim the zone this week so Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra can return to work at her headquarters.

Defiant Thai protesters besiege government headquarters
Woman shot dead, burnt in Thai deep south 'revenge attack'
Woman shot dead, burnt in Thai deep south 'revenge attack'

A policeman's wife was shot dead and then set on fire in front of terrified shoppers at a busy market in Thailand's violence-ridden deep south, officials said Monday, in an apparent revenge attack.

Woman shot dead, burnt in Thai deep south 'revenge attack'
Thailand awaits crunch court ruling on election
Thailand awaits crunch court ruling on election

Thailand's embattled government faces a key court ruling Friday on whether it can go ahead with a fiercely disputed election despite threats by opposition protesters to block the vote.

Thailand awaits crunch court ruling on election
Thai teen pregnancy on the rise as sex education misses the young
Thai teen pregnancy on the rise as sex education misses the young

Days away from giving birth and living apart from her family, 16-year-old Ying is one of a growing number of Thai teenagers to fall pregnant every year in a country where sex education is focused on the married.

Thai teen pregnancy on the rise as sex education misses the young
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Dozens hurt by bomb at Thai protest march

A bomb blast hit an opposition protest march in the Thai capital on Friday, police said, the latest in a series of attacks by unknown assailants against demonstrators seeking to oust the government.

Dozens hurt by bomb at Thai protest march
Philippines tells nationals to shun red, yellow in Thailand
Philippines tells nationals to shun red, yellow in Thailand

Filipinos travelling to Thailand have been told to shun red or yellow items to avoid being caught up in the political unrest there, the Philippine embassy in Bangkok said.

Philippines tells nationals to shun red, yellow in Thailand
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Taiwan's Pegatron may get half iPhone 6 orders: report

Taiwan's Pegatron Corp, an assembler of Apple's iPhone 5C, is expected to win half of the orders from the US tech giant for its next smartphone model.

Taiwan's Pegatron may get half iPhone 6 orders: report
Thai protests push rebel peace talks down agenda
Thai protests push rebel peace talks down agenda

Stuttering peace talks to end Thailand's bloody southern rebellion are under threat from political turmoil in Bangkok, observers say, as the conflict enters its second decade with no end in sight.

Thai protests push rebel peace talks down agenda
Giant panda in Thailand pregnant, says zoo
Giant panda in Thailand pregnant, says zoo

A zoo in northern Thailand said Sunday that it was preparing for the birth of a second giant panda in the New Year thanks to artificial insemination.

Giant panda in Thailand pregnant, says zoo
Gunman in deadly attack on Thai opposition rally
Gunman in deadly attack on Thai opposition rally

A gunman opened fire at an opposition rally in Thailand Saturday in a deadly attack that inflamed tensions in the politically divided kingdom, where anti-government protesters wreaked fresh havoc in election preparations.

Gunman in deadly attack on Thai opposition rally
Thai government to ask army to secure election
Thai government to ask army to secure election

Thailand said Friday that it would ask the army to provide security for February elections after violent clashes between police and opposition protesters left two people dead and more than 150 wounded.

Thai government to ask army to secure election
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UN urges Thailand to drop charges against website

The United Nations has urged Thailand to drop defamation charges against two Australian and Thai journalists for a report alleging military involvement in people smuggling, warning of a "chilling effect" on press freedom.

UN urges Thailand to drop charges against website
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29 killed in Thailand bus accident: police

A bus carrying New Year travellers plunged off one of Thailand's highest bridges in the kingdom's northeast, leaving at least 29 people dead, police said Friday.

29 killed in Thailand bus accident: police
Thai police battle protesters trying to stop election
Thai police battle protesters trying to stop election

Thai police fired tear gas and rubber bullets Thursday as clashes broke out with protesters trying to prevent political parties registering for elections, leaving dozens wounded and forcing officials to flee by helicopter.

Thai police battle protesters trying to stop election
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Sri Lanka bars Australian luxury hotelier in flag spat

Sri Lankan authorities barred the Australian owner of one of the world's most exclusive hotels from returning to his adopted homeland Tuesday for flying the national flag upside down, officials said.

Sri Lanka bars Australian luxury hotelier in flag spat
Tense Thailand braces for new protests
Tense Thailand braces for new protests

Thai opposition protesters were preparing Friday to relaunch their campaign to overthrow the government after a temporary truce in the strife-hit capital for the birthday of the country's revered king.

Tense Thailand braces for new protests
Le Luong Minh (L), secretary-general of ASEAN, shakes hands with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. ©Reuters/Yoshikazu Tsuno
Japan, SE Asia in talks to expand currency swap

Japan and Southeast Asian countries are in talks over expanding currency swap arrangements to help cushion their economies in financial emergencies, an official said Thursday, ahead of a Japan-ASEAN summit next week.

Japan, SE Asia in talks to expand currency swap