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News for Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Anti-peace sign put up in Narathiwat

16 April 2013 - 02:24 pm

A banner opposing the ongoing Malaysia-brokered peace talks on the far South, and two Malaysian flags, were found put up overnight on a roadside in Narathiwat municipality. They were discovered on Tuesday morning.

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Songkran road toll continues to rise

16 April 2013 - 02:22 pm

Thirty-seven people were killed and 419 injured in 393 accidents on Monday, the fifth of the "seven dangerous days" of Songkran (April 11-17), the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported Tuesday. In the first five days of the holiday period there were 2,290 road accidents which caused 255 deaths and 2,439 injuries.

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Bombing, ambush in Pattani

16 April 2013 - 02:19 pm

Several soldiers were injured when a bomb destroyed their patrol vehicle and gunmen then opened fire at them in Pattani’s Thung Yang Dang district on Tuesday, reports said. Members of No 25 Pattani special task force were patrolling the Thung Yang Dang-Raman Road in tambon Pa Gu in an armoured vehicle when the bomb went off shortly after noon.

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News for Monday, 15 April 2013

China H7N9 bird flu area spreads, two new deaths

15 April 2013 - 03:46 pm

China's H7N9 bird flu spread west to the central province of Henan on Sunday, as government websites and state media reported two deaths and 11 new cases nationwide. The new strain of the flu had been confined to the eastern city of Shanghai and nearby Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui until Saturday when the first case was reported in Beijing.

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PM, Thaksinback Worachai amnesty bill

15 April 2013 - 03:41 pm

Chaturon calls on party to push for early debate Pheu Thai MP Worachai Hema says both Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and Thaksin Shinawatra, her elder brother and former prime minister, support his amnesty bill. Mr Worachai, the ruling party's MP for Samut Prakan, said he received the power duo's backing via conference call and now aims to kick-start House deliberation of his bill on Thursday.

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Songkran road toll rises to 218

15 April 2013 - 03:39 pm

Forty-five people were killed and 494 injured in 451 accidents on Sunday, the fourth of the "seven dangerous days" of Songkran (April 11-17), the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported Monday. In the first four days of the holiday period there were 1,897 road accidents which caused 218 deaths and 2,020 injuries.

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Preah Vihear hearing begins in ICJ

15 April 2013 - 03:36 pm

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague began hearing the final oral arguments in the legal battle between Thailand and Cambodia over their disputed area around the border temple of Preah Vihear just after 3pm Thailand time on Monday.

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News for Sunday, 14 April 2013

MPs hatch plan to push amnesty bill

14 April 2013 - 12:32 pm

A group of Pheu Thai MPs will propose that Worachai Hema's amnesty bill be pushed to the top of the agenda on Thursday in a move that is expected to stir heated debate in parliament.

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Security tight for Songkran in South

14 April 2013 - 12:31 pm

Songkran celebrations were held amid tight security throughout the deep South yesterday as a teenager was killed and her mother injured in a drive-by shooting in Pattani. The shooting occurred while they were travelling from Yala to visit their hometown in Sai Buri district.

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Booklets launched to help public understand AEC

14 April 2013 - 12:27 pm

Two booklets have been published to help people prepare for the launch of the Asean Economic Community in 2015. The 100-page 58 Common Questions About the AEC booklet targets the general public while a 24-page comic book, Daddy, What is Asean?, is aimed at educating young people.

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