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2009-01-12 22:00:00

Human Rights Organization Urges Royal Thai Government to Crack Down on Use of Torture, Ensure Accountability for Abuse WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thai security forces pursuing a counter-insurgency campaign in the country's violence-plagued southern provinces systematically engage in torture and other ill-treatment, Amnesty International revealed in a report released today. The human rights organization called on the Royal Thai government to crack down on such...

2006-09-03 00:22:36

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A low profile Muslim separatist group welcomed a Thai military gesture for exploratory talks aimed at ending over two years of bloody violence in southern Thailand, the Nation newspaper said on Sunday. The paper quoted a leader of the outlawed Pattani United Liberation Organization (PULO), previously thought to have disbanded, as saying that almost daily killings in southern Thailand could be stopped through negotiations. "PULO stands firmly by its principle that...

2006-06-18 03:52:00

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A bomb detonated by a mobile telephone wounded six police and government officials in Thailand's rebellious Muslim south on Sunday, police said. The 5-kg bomb hidden in a metal box exploded at an intersection in the southern province of Narathiwat where the six had stopped in their patrol car, a provincial police official told Reuters. "The bomb was detonated by mobile phone. Of the six, one was seriously injured," said the official, who declined to be named....

2006-06-18 00:49:32

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A bomb detonated by a mobile telephone wounded six police and government officials in Thailand's rebellious Muslim south on Sunday, police said. The 5-kg bomb hidden in a metal box exploded at an intersection in the southern province of Narathiwat where the six had stopped in their patrol car, a provincial police official told Reuters. "The bomb was detonated by mobile phone. Of the six, one was seriously injured," said the official, who declined to be named....

2006-06-15 02:12:28

By Surapan Boonthanom YALA, Thailand (Reuters) - At least two people were killed and 16 wounded by a rash of small bombs in Thailand's rebellious Muslim south on Thursday, attacks the government said security forces knew were planned but failed to prevent. At least 41 bombs exploded at police stations, checkpoints and government offices in the southernmost provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala, where more than 1,300 people have been killed in two years of separatist insurgency....

2006-06-15 00:18:27

By Surapan Boonthanom YALA, Thailand (Reuters) - At least two people were killed and 16 wounded by a rash of small bombs in Thailand's rebellious Muslim south on Thursday, attacks the government said security forces knew were planned but failed to prevent. At least 41 bombs exploded at police stations, checkpoints and government offices in Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala, the southernmost provinces where more than 1,300 people have been killed in two years of separatist insurgency....

2006-05-22 02:46:52

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - More than 100 government schools in Thailand's rebellious Muslim far south were closed on Monday after villagers abducted and beat two women Buddhist teachers, leaving one in a coma, officials said. The attack prompted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to call another urgent meeting with top security officials on how to protect teachers, a prime target in a two-year separatist insurgency in which more than 1,300 people have been killed. The...

2006-05-10 00:50:39

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A bomb hidden in a motorcycle exploded in a busy market in Thailand's restive Muslim south on Wednesday, killing two Buddhist women and a soldier and wounding 13 shoppers, police said. Both women were teachers and one was three months pregnant, police said. They said the soldier, also Buddhist, died on the way to the hospital. "The bomb was hidden in a motorcycle that was parked next to a truck bringing soldiers to the market to buy their daily stuff," police...

2006-04-23 02:20:38

By Nopporn Wong-Anan PATTANI, Thailand (Reuters) - Thais voted in election reruns on Sunday marred by militant attacks in the restive Muslim south and protests against Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's ruling party. The 40 polls, mostly in southern strongholds of the Democrat Party that led two other opposition parties to boycott April 2 general elections, could leave up to 10 parliamentary seats empty, a senior election official said. That could force another round of polls next...

2006-04-18 22:55:36

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Suspected Muslim militants ambushed police guarding a polling station in southern Thailand on Wednesday, killing one officer and wounding another as voting began for the upper house Senate. Separately, a bomb exploded at another polling station in the same Muslim-dominated province of Narathiwat, wounding two policemen and a village leader, a police spokesman told Reuters. The attacks occurred shortly before nationwide voting began in a poll analysts say could...


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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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