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Thailand

Jul 11, 2014 — The 50-year-old Asian elephant, named Phlai Khlao, was apparently poisoned before his tusks were hacked off. Thai authorities are questioning a suspect who is a former elephant handler.
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Jun 23, 2014 — Suthep Thaugsuban, who led months of anti-government rallies prior to last month's putsch, tells supporters that he's had the ear of junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha since 2010.
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Jun 12, 2014 — A spokesman for Thailand's new military regime says that the action by the army last month to topple the elected government "is totally different" from previous coups.
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Jun 4, 2014 — The silent, three-finger salute from the smash movie and book series has been catching fire among demonstrators in a country where the military has banned most every form of protest.
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May 30, 2014 — Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power last week, also warned anti-coup protesters, saying they lack a "true understanding of democracy."
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May 27, 2014 — A former minister of Thailand's ousted Cabinet was detained Tuesday at a news conference. The arrest comes as ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is released.
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May 25, 2014 — Yingluck Shinawatra was detained after the military took control of Thailand in a coup d'etat. The military junta had said it was holding former leaders to give them a chance to think.
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May 24, 2014 — The U.S. had previously suspended foreign assistance to the country following the military coup. The State Department called for an immediate return to civil rule.
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May 23, 2014 — After meeting with leaders of the ousted government Friday, the army detained former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The junta has installed several rules aimed at keeping public order.
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May 22, 2014 — The Asian nation has a reputation for being peaceful and prosperous. Yet every so often, the army kicks out civilian leaders and takes power. This week's coup was the 12th since 1932.
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