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Thai army says it has full control of Bangkok

By Wed, May 19, 2010 4:10PM UTC

The Thai army has declared an end to the operation against anti-government protesters and says that troops are now in control. Despite the army claim, violence continued as Red Shirt protesters set fires in several parts of downtown Bangkok. Army spokesman Col. Sansern Kawekamnerd told a Wednesday news conference that

SKorea’s top diplomat: ‘Obvious’ NKorea sank ship

By Wed, May 19, 2010 3:33PM UTC

South Korea’s foreign minister said Wednesday it was “obvious” that North Korea fired a torpedo that sank one of the South’s warships in March, killing 46 sailors. Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan told reporters that investigators have enough evidence of North Korean involvement in the sinking of the Cheonan to warrant

Thai protest leaders surrender, call end to sit-in

By Wed, May 19, 2010 3:26PM UTC

Five leaders of Thailand’s Red Shirt protesters have surrendered to authorities after a deadly army assault on their fortified encampment. They have been led away by police in central Bangkok. An army spokesman has described them as “terrorist leaders.” However, grenades exploded nearby as the Red Shirts announced their decision.

Thai troops storm into Bangkok protest zone, 3 die

By Wed, May 19, 2010 1:15PM UTC

Thai soldiers with armored vehicles stormed into a fortified encampment occupied by anti-government protesters Wednesday, breaking through bamboo-and-tire barricades in a major military offensive in the heart of Bangkok. At least two protesters were killed and one foreign journalist appeared dead after getting shot in the chest. Two other foreign

Source: Seoul to show proof Pyongyang sank ship

By Wed, May 19, 2010 12:48PM UTC

South Korea will lay out evidence Thursday proving that North Korea fired a torpedo that sank one of the South’s warships in March, killing 46 sailors, a U.S. official said. Seoul has so far refrained from naming Pyongyang as the culprit behind the downing of the Cheonan in what would

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