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Thai protests expose military rifts, incompetence

By Tue, May 18, 2010 5:49AM UTC

Soldiers have been hit by their own tear gas. Riot police scattered in fear when a party balloon popped. An anti-government protester, surrounded by security forces, escaped down a rope from a hotel balcony to the cheers of supporters. In the two-month standoff between Thai security forces and protesters in

Thai Red Shirt offers ceasefire as deadline passes

By Tue, May 18, 2010 5:37AM UTC

The Thai government said Monday it would accept a cease-fire offer from a “Red Shirt” protest leader if their fighters end raging street battles and return to their main camp in central Bangkok, as the death toll from five days of violence rose to 37. The offer was made by

Is CNN’s coverage really biased?

By Tue, May 18, 2010 1:50AM UTC

Suthichai at The Nation has tweeted this open letter to CNN is เด็ด (really good). The letter quickly spread through Facebook and Twitter.  It is a letter by Napas Na Pombejra on Facebook. Let’s evaluate the claims: Open Letter to CNN InternationalShareToday at 4:19pmDear Sirs/Madams, Recently, CNN Thailand Correspondents Dan

Protest leader calls Thai PM aide, seeks ceasefire

By Mon, May 17, 2010 11:06PM UTC

An aide to Thailand’s prime minister says a Red Shirt protest leader has called him and proposed a cease-fire between Red Shirt fighters and troops. Korbsak Sabhavasu says he received a call on his cell phone Monday from Nattawut Saikua, one of the leaders of the Red Shirts, and they

Videos: Gunfight on election day in Mindanao

By Mon, May 17, 2010 8:25PM UTC

Members of the People’s International Observers Mission which monitored the May 10 elections in the Philippines witnessed a gunfight erupt at a school in Lanao del Sur. One woman was killed in the incident, while two others were reportedly injured. Raymund Villanueva, a journalist belonging to Kodao Productions, was able

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