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Thai soldiers pose with their identity cards as they wait in a queue to vote for the general election at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand . Pic: AP:.

Tense Thai elections go ahead despite protests

By Sun, Feb 02, 2014 1:50PM UTC Comments Off Thai soldiers pose with their identity cards as they wait in a queue to vote for the general election at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand . Pic: AP:.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's tense national election got underway Sunday with protesters forcing the closure of hundreds of polling stations in the capital amid fears of more bloodshed a day after gun battles in Bangkok left seven people wounded....

Polls open in tense Thai national election

By Sun, Feb 02, 2014 7:30AM UTC Comments Off Thai sodliers walk past a polling station at Saimai district in Bangkok, Thailand. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s tense national election got underway Sunday amid signs of disruptions at several polling stations and fears of violence, a day after gun battles between protesters and would-be voters broke out at a busy Bangkok intersection. The extent of disruptions was not immediately clear when polls opened nationwide, but there were early...

Violence grips Thai capital on eve of vote; 7 hurt

By Sat, Feb 01, 2014 7:11PM UTC Comments Off Violence grips Thai capital on eve of vote; 7 hurt

BANGKOK (AP) — Gunfire rang out at a major intersection Thailand’s capital on Saturday as clashes between protesters and government supporters erupted on the eve of tense nationwide elections. At least seven people were wounded, including an American photojournalist. The confrontation began after a group of pro-government supporters marched to a district office in northern...

Fear of violence grips Thai capital on eve of vote

By Sat, Feb 01, 2014 5:50PM UTC Comments Off Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban is offered donations from supporters during a march through at Chinatown in Bangkok Saturday. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — On the streets of Thailand's tense capital, campaign posters bearing images of the country's prime minister have been ripped apart and punched through, defaced with a blunt message for the beleaguered government of Yingluck Shinawatra: "Get Out."...

Thai government says no delay in Sunday election

By Wed, Jan 29, 2014 11:02AM UTC Comments Off Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government announced Tuesday it will go ahead with an election this weekend despite an opposition boycott, months of street protests and the likelihood of more violence in the country's political crisis....

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