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Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 14 October [Unattributed report: "Thailand will act in self -defence : Cambodia told"] If Cambodia resorts to use of force, Thailand will have to exercise its right of self-defence as provided under the Charter of the United Nations: Thai FM Tensions along Thai and Cambodian border have flared up again on Tuesday after Thailand refused to follow Cambodia's threat to withdraw its troops from an area near Preah Vihear Temple.
Seven leaders of a group that has led months of anti-government protests in Thailand were released on bail Friday after surrendering to police.
By Seth Mydans and Thomas Fuller In a day of street battles that left more than 300 people wounded, anti-government protesters surrounded Parliament on Tuesday, trapping hundreds of lawmakers inside throughout the afternoon.
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.
By Associated Press BANGKOK, Thailand -- A one-time Bangkok mayor and key leader of a monthslong anti-government movement that spearheaded the ouster of a Thai prime minister was arrested today on charges of insurrection, police said.
Anti-gov't protesters clash with airport security personnel as Thai PM visits south BANGKOK, Sept.
Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 27 September [Unattributed report from the "Breaking News" page: "PAD urges supporters to block PM from flying back to Bangkok"] The People's Alliance for Democracy Saturday called on its supporters in southern provinces to block four airports to prevent Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat from flying back to Bangkok.
Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 27 September [Unattributed report from the "Headlines" page: "Supporters and protesters welcome PM at Surat Thani"] Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat is greeted by supporters and protesters at Surat Thani Airport.
World News IN BRIEF *BANGKOK A brother-in law of the deposed leader Thaksin Shinawatra has been elected Prime Minister of Thailand in a parliamentary vote, setting up a showdown with protesters determined to tear down his political legacy.
Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 16 September [Report by Kornchanok Raksaseri: "Somchai seems the best bet from PPP"] People Power Party's deputy leader Somchai Wongsawat, 61, has been the top contender for Samak Sundaravej's job, and there are lots of reasons why he would be good at it.