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Military undecided in Thailand conflict

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | DW | 6:00 AM

For two and a half months Thailand has been rocked by protests. The army, one of the country’s central pillars of power, seems reluctant to get involved. But rumours [...]
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In Thailand, US evangelicals work to end prostitution

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Ncronline | 6:00 AM

A small, delicate silver cross hangs around Mint’s neck, a charm she reaches for nervously from time to time as she speaks. Mint is her nickname, an Anglicised version [...]
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Thailand ‘shutdown’ protesters march on ministries

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | DW | 6:00 AM

Thai protesters have marched on government offices and ministries as part of their “Bangkok shutdown” campaign to oust embattled prime minister Yingluck [...]
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Police lie low as protesters occupy Bangkok

Police lie low as protesters occupy Bangkok

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

At an abandoned police post by a key intersection occupied by anti-government protesters in the Thai capital, rally guard Ton had no doubt who was in charge of security. [...]
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Two wounded as shots fired on Bangkok protest

Two wounded as shots fired on Bangkok protest

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two people were wounded in a shooting at a Thai anti-government rally Wednesday while a small blast shook a house owned by the opposition leader’s family, raising [...]
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Thai tensions rise after gun attack on protesters

Thai tensions rise after gun attack on protesters

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Gunshots rang out in the heart of Thailand’s capital overnight in an apparent attack on anti-government protesters early Wednesday that wounded at least two people and [...]
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Thai opposition leader’s house attacked, politics in deadlock

Thai opposition leader’s house attacked, politics in deadlock

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A loud blast shook the house of a senior Thai opposition leader overnight, police said on Wednesday, as protesters trying to oust the government remained camped in central [...]
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Thai protesters target ministries, threaten stock exchange

15-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Protesters trying to topple Thailand’s government moved to tighten the blockade around ministries on Tuesday and a hardline faction threatened to storm the stock [...]
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Thailand anti-government demonstrators stay out on Bangkok streets

Thailand anti-government demonstrators stay out on Bangkok streets

15-Jan-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Tens of thousands of demonstrators slept on the streets of Bangkok on Monday night, continuing a protest intended to force Thailand’s prime minister from office, [...]
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No resistance as crowds occupy Thai capital in festive protest

No resistance as crowds occupy Thai capital in festive protest

15-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters occupied parts of central Bangkok on Monday, ratcheting up a two-month agitation to force the resignation of Thai prime [...]
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All the fun, none of the pollution: check out Thailand’s electric tuk-tuk

15-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tuk-tuks – sometimes called auto rickshaws – are almost symbolic of Thailand and Southeast Asia in general. In Thailand, tuk-tuks are a tourist attraction as much [...]
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Indonesia’s hotly-contested mineral ban takes effect

15-Jan-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Indonesia has pushed through a hotly-contested ban on raw minerals exports after making last-minute concessions for the country’s two biggest miners. US mining giants [...]
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Indonesia Elections: A Chance for America to Re-Engage in Asia

15-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Huffingtonpost | 6:00 AM

Two years ago President Obama declared that America was “all in” on a US foreign policy “pivot” to the Asia-Pacific Region. A US shift in policy focus [...]
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Resource nationalism alive and well as Indonesia bans key metal exports

15-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Indonesia has kicked off the new year with a total ban on exports of nickel, tin and bauxite, a warning that resource nationalism remains a potent force despite the commodity [...]
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Thai protesters target ministries, threaten bourse

15-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Protesters trying to topple Thailand’s government said they would tighten the blockade around ministries on Tuesday and a hardline faction threatened to storm the stock [...]
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