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Thailand Shuts Down News Agencies amid Protest ‘Emergency’

Ongoing anti-government protests in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, forced authorities to declare a “severe” state of emergency in the city on October 15. The emergency decree allowed the government to order the shutdown of news agencies supporting the protest movement on October 19

BANGKOK, THAILAND - OCTOBER 19: Protesters arrive on motorbike to a rally outside Nonthaburi police station on October 19, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. This rally marks the latest in a string of anti-government protests that began in late July where students and anti-government protesters call for governmental reform. (Photo by …

Anti-Government Protests Attract Thousands Across Thailand

Thousands of people gathered on Saturday in Bangkok to demand Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-o-cha “step down and dissolve the parliament” amid accusations his government’s stringent lockdown measures and “sweeping power” have compromised citizens’ democratic freedoms, local news outlet Coconuts Bangkok reported on Monday.

A protester wears a face mask as he takes part in a demonstration in front of the army headquarters in Bangkok on July 20, 2020. (Photo by Vivek PRAKASH / AFP) (Photo by VIVEK PRAKASH/AFP via Getty Images)

U.N. to Hear Demand of ‘Special Status’ and Global Respect for Thai Massage

A selection of delegates from the COP25 climate conference in Spain have now flown to Bogota, Columbia, to join a separate U.N. meeting. They will spend seven days helping to decide if Thai massage should be added to UNESCO’s heritage list of Intangible Cultural Heritage as the committee seeks to enshrine “cultural diversity” as a global necessity.

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Malaysia Arrests Three Bangkok Bombing Suspects

Malaysian authorities on Monday announced the arrest of three suspects—two Malaysians and a Pakistani national—in connection with the August 17 terrorist bombing of the Erewan shrine in Bangkok, in which 20 people were killed.

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Turkey Insists Bangkok Bombing Suspect Not a Turkish Citizen

On Saturday morning, Thai police raided an apartment on the outskirts of Bangkok and arrested a man they regard as a prime suspect in the horrific bombing attack on the Erawan Shrine last week, in which 20 people were killed. Word soon spread that the suspect was a Turkish citizen.

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Hunt for Bangkok Bomber Focuses on ‘Unnamed Male Foreigner’

The hunt for the Bangkok bombers continues, with the authorities focusing on a male suspect caught on surveillance video dropping a backpack under a bench near the Erewan shrine and departing the area about fifteen minutes before the blast that killed 20 people and wounded over 120 others.

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More Bombs in Bangkok, As Police Hunt For Perpetrators of Deadly Shrine Attack

As Thai authorities desperately hunt for the terrorists behind the horrible bomb attack on the Erawan shrine in Bangkok, which has killed at least 22 people and wounded over a hundred others, the police have reportedly discovered and deactivated at least two more bombs, while a third explosive device was thrown by an unknown assailant onto a bridge crowded with pedestrian traffic.

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