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Thai tourism industry feels squeeze from crisis, seeks solution

By Wed, Jan 29, 2014 4:18PM UTC 1 Comment Be sure to sample some of Thailand's street food. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Hotel occupancy rates in central Bangkok have plunged. Conventions have been canceled. Business deals have been postponed. Tourist bookings for coming months are way down....

28 injured in bomb attack on Thai protesters

By Fri, Jan 17, 2014 2:53PM UTC Comments Off An anti-government protester injured in an explosion is carried by her fellow protesters during a demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand’s capital Friday when a grenade was hurled at anti-government demonstrators marching through Bangkok at midday, an ominous development that raises tensions in the country’s political crisis and the specter of more bloodshed to come. Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban was in the procession but was not...

Thailand: Shutdown gets under way in Bangkok

By Mon, Jan 13, 2014 10:22AM UTC Comments Off Thai anti-government protesters, dressed up in national flags, stand during a rally at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Sunday ahead of today's planned 'Bangkok shutdown'. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand braced for a new wave of mass unrest Monday as anti-government demonstrators blocked major roads to "shut down" Bangkok in a bid to thwart February elections and overthrow the nation's democratically elected prime minister....

Picture of the Day: Bangkok monk helps out tear-gassed protester

By Mon, Dec 02, 2013 8:30PM UTC Comments Off Picture of the Day: Bangkok monk helps out tear-gassed protester

A Thai Buddhist monk helps an anti government protester clean his eyes with salt water solution after riot police fired tear gas to them in Bangkok, Monday. Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra rejected the demands of anti-government protesters locked in street battles with police Monday, saying what they want is unacceptable under the constitution. You...

For Bangkok cyclists, gridlock intimidates, inspires

By Thu, Oct 10, 2013 4:05PM UTC Comments Off A cyclist  weaves through heavy traffic during the morning rush hour in Bangkok, Thailand. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s transport minister got some advice from his mother when she learned he was going to bike the chaotic streets of Bangkok to open a bicycle campaign: “Bring your ID card. In case you get run over, they can contact home.” Bicycling has long been almost nonexistent in this city of 10...

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