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Ethnic Karen from Myanmar take refuge in makeshift villages

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Ethnic Karen from Myanmar take refuge in makeshift villages

A Worldfocus contributing blogger based in Bangkok describes her encounter with Karen refugees on the Thai-Myanmar border. In the wake of Myanmar army attacks on ethnic Karen rebels, thousands of Karen refugees have fled to Thailand and some half a million others are displaced within Myanmar.

Posted: August 13, 2009 13:24   Comments: 2
Thailand’s Skytrain rides high; sets example for Asian transit

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Thailand’s Skytrain rides high; sets example for Asian transit

Thailand's Skytrain opened in 1999, in an effort to relieve the country's crowded roads and frequent traffic jams. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that despite continued economic and political troubles, Thailand has worked to improve infrastructure and its mass transit system sets an example for neighboring Asian countries.

Posted: May 11, 2009 11:28   Comments: 2
Déjà vu as Thai protesters demand govt’s resignation

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Déjà vu as Thai protesters demand govt’s resignation

In a scene that might appear to be déjà vu in politically-unstable Thailand, thousands of protesters massed in Bangkok Wednesday demanding the government's resignation. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the reasons for the current protests.

Posted: April 8, 2009 11:29   Comments: 0
Thailand’s “Mr. Condom” battles AIDS

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Thailand’s “Mr. Condom” battles AIDS

In Thailand, AIDS remains a leading cause of death despite significant successes against the disease.

Posted: December 18, 2008 11:43   Comments: 10
Muslim insurgency simmers in southern Thailand

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Muslim insurgency simmers in southern Thailand

Beyond the recent turmoil in Bangkok, a violent Muslim insurgency has emerged in Thailand's south.

Posted: December 4, 2008 22:01   Comments: 3
Violent Thai protests shut down airport

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Violent Thai protests shut down airport

Patrick Winn of GlobalPost discusses the battle between supporters and opponents of Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat's pro-Western government.

Posted: November 25, 2008 17:54   Comments: 1
Thai protests intensify political divide

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Thai protests intensify political divide

Police used tear gas against thousands of protesters who attempted to blockade the Thai parliament.

Posted: October 7, 2008 18:19   Comments: 1

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