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Thai protester killed as election tensions rise

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai protester was killed and four wounded on Saturday, an emergency official said, when an unidentified gunman opened fire on demonstrators whose efforts to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have flared into violence in recent days.


Clashes erupt as Iraq police move on Sunni protest camp

RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) - Fighting broke out when Iraqi police moved to dismantle a Sunni Muslim protest camp in the western Anbar province on Monday, leaving at least 13 people dead, police and medical sources said.

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One dead as gunman opens fire at Thai protesters

BANGKOK (AFP) - An unidentified gunman opened fire at opposition protesters in Bangkok Saturday, killing one person and wounding several others in a pre-dawn attack that fanned tensions in the politically divided kingdom.


Thai government rejects call to delay election after clashes erupt

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's government rejected a call from the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday to postpone a February vote after clashes between police and anti-government protesters in which a policeman was killed and nearly 100 people were hurt.

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Thai police fire tear gas at protesters outside Government House

BANGKOK: Thai police fired tear gas and water cannon Sunday at protesters trying to force their way into Government House to overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, after violence in the capital left two dead and dozens wounded.

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Thai 'Red Shirt' leaders end rally after violence

BANGKOK: Leaders of the pro-government 'Red Shirts' on Sunday ordered tens of thousands of their supporters to end a mass rally in Bangkok after violence left at least one person dead and dozens more wounded.


Thai government rejects call to postpone February election

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's government on Thursday rejected a call from the Election Commission to postpone a February poll, insisting the vote would go ahead as planned, despite clashes between police and anti-government demonstrators.


Student opens fire at Colorado high school, severely wounding classmate

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - A student bent on confronting a teacher opened fire with a shotgun at a Colorado high school on Friday, severely wounding a classmate before taking his own life in a burst of violence possibly fuelled by revenge, law enforcement officials said.


Police had talks with Sulu gunmen

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysian police held at least three meetings with armed Sulu intruders in hope of a bloodless solution to end the occupation of Kampung Tanduo in Lahad Datu last year.

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13 foreigners among 21 killed in Kabul restaurant attack

KABUL, Jan 18, 2014 (AFP) - A total of 21 people, including 13 foreigners, died in a Taliban suicide assault on a popular restaurant in Kabul, police said Saturday, as witnesses gave horrific accounts of the carnage.