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Thai protesters hold ground despite lockdown

By Fri, May 14, 2010 11:55AM UTC

Protesters in the Thai capital reinforced their encampment Friday as government efforts to blockade them overnight led to sporadic violence that killed one man and saw a high-profile Red Shirt military leader shot in the head. The protesters, who are seeking a change of government, remained defiant of attempts to

Rogue Thai general aiding protesters shot in head

By Fri, May 14, 2010 9:49AM UTC

A rogue army general working with anti-government protesters was shot in the head Thursday while talking to reporters in downtown Bangkok, triggering more clashes that left one demonstrator dead and worsening Thailand’s political chaos. Gunfire crackled well into in the night after the government declared it will blockade 10,000 Red

Thailand’s political crisis deepens

By Fri, May 14, 2010 9:25AM UTC

Long-simmering unrest in Thailand heated up again as a renegade army general turned anti-government protest leader, Major-General Khattiya Sawasdipol (or Seh Daeng, as he is more popularly known), was shot in the head inside the protest movement’s barricades in Bangkok late Thursday night. Clashes between “Red Shirt” anti-government protesters and

Najib cancels controversial rally in Malaysia

By Fri, May 14, 2010 9:02AM UTC

Malaysian Prime Minister stops an ugly event on the anniversary of the country’s worst race riot , writes Asia Sentinel. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak stepped in and cancelled a controversial Malay rights rally scheduled in the eastern state of Terengganu on the 41st anniversary of the worst racial

14 US troops receive German medals for bravery

By Fri, May 14, 2010 6:50AM UTC

Fourteen U.S. service members have received Germany’s Gold Cross Medal for their bravery in extracting wounded German soldiers from a firefight in northeast Afghanistan — the first time the award has been given to troops from another nation. The Americans, all members of the U.S. Army’s 12th Combat Aviation Brigade,

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