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2008-09-03 09:00:28

Anti-gov't protesters storm Thai southern airports despite emergency decree BANGKOK, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Supporters of Thailand's anti- government group People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) in the south relaunched raids at several airports Tuesday despite the state of emergency Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej declared in Bangkok in the morning. On Tuesday afternoon, PAD supporters blocked entrances of airport in southern province Surat Thani to oppose the premier's imposing state...

2008-09-01 06:00:20

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Steve Bercic] Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) - Taiwanese tourists stranded on the Thai resort island of Phuket since Friday when anti-government protesters forced the closure of the airport were slated to return to Taiwan Monday evening, a China Airlines official said that day. A CAL flight was scheduled to depart Monday afternoon for Phuket International Airport, which resumed operations Sunday after protesters calling for...

2008-08-31 09:00:21

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 31 August [Unattributed report from the "Breaking News" section Resort airports reopen at Phuket, Krabi] Protesters dispersed and authorities reopened the airports at Phuket and Krabi in the South on Sunday, Airports of Thailand announced. "We closed the airports to tell them we can do this on a much, much bigger scale if they don't listen to us," said PAD founder Sondhi Limthongkul in an interview with the foreign...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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