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2008-10-08 00:00:19

By Andrew Buncombe Two protesters killed during clashes with riot police inside parliamentary compound in Bangkok Army chief reassures public that his troops are unarmed and there is no prospect of a military coup THE PRIME Minister of Thailand was forced to scale a fence and flee in a police helicopter yesterday as thousands of protesters barricaded parliament in the latest twist in the country's seething political turmoil.

2008-09-15 06:00:18

By Seth Mydans The acting prime minister of Thailand lifted a state of emergency Sunday and warned that the continuing political crisis was frightening away tourists and tarnishing the country's image as the "Land of Smiles." The acting prime minister, Somchai Wongsawat, implored all sides to find a peaceful solution to "bring back the smile" to the country after a nearly three weeks of protest calling for the removal of the government.

2008-09-03 09:00:12

By JOCELYN GECKER By Jocelyn Gecker The Associated Press BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand's embattled leader struggled to keep the peace and his grip on power Tuesday after declaring a state of emergency that was openly flouted by thousands of anti-government protesters in the capital.

2008-09-03 06:00:08

By Seth Mydans The embattled government of Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej faced challenges both on the streets and in the courts Tuesday after declaring a state of emergency in Bangkok.

2008-09-03 00:00:08

By Kathy Marks TROOPS WERE back on the streets of Bangkok yesterday, two years after Thailand was plunged into turmoil by a military coup. But in a twist typical of labyrinthine Thai politics, the soldiers were summoned by the man who most fears an army takeover.

2008-09-02 21:00:06

By Michael Casey BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's prime minister declared a state of emergency in the capital today after street fighting overnight between supporters and opponents of the government left one man dead and dozens injured.

2008-08-30 09:00:03

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 30 August The People Power Party's key coalition partners called for an urgent meeting Friday night, while Army chief Gen Anupong Paojinda rejected Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej's plan to declare a state of emergency.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.