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post 15 September 2014
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Two Britons found dead on Thai island beach

A man and a woman have been found dead with head wounds on a beach in Koh Tao.

post 30 June 2014
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog The Thai fortune-teller who has lost faith in the future

To me, it sounded like one of the best known fortune-tellers in south east Asia, Luck Rakanithes, believes he made his own luck.

post 28 June 2014
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Thailand: did fortune-tellers predict military coup?

Banned protests, free concerts and models... Thailand is changing under military rule - but how much did fortune-tellers have to play in the coup?

video 01 June 2014 World, Thailand

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Thais find new ways to protest against military coup - video

Anti-coup protesters in Bangkok are finding imaginative ways of avoiding a clamp-down on demonstrations.

post 28 May 2014
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Thai military raids target 'red shirt' protest leaders

Since the military coup in Thailand, the junta has produced lists of the people it wants to report to army bases, sending many leaders of the red shirt protest movement into hiding.

post 25 May 2014
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Thailand post-coup: protests amid media crackdown

More demonstrations on the streets of Bangkok as the military summons newspaper editors and bans gatherings of more than five people at a time.

video 25 May 2014 World, Thailand

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Thai pro and anti-coup protests: spot the difference

Hundreds are on the streets in Bangkok, protesting the military coup in Thailand which took place earlier this week. But there are some who support it.

article 24 May 2014 World, Thailand
A pro-army supporter is led to safety by policemen after approaching activists protesting against military rule (pic: Reuters)
John Sparks by Thailand coup: tension on the streets

Thailand's military says detaining political figures gives everyone time to "calm down" as anti-coup protesters join soldiers on the streets of Bangkok.

post 23 May 2014
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog A job too far for Thailand's new prime minister

General Prayuth's decision to make himself Thailand's prime minister means he now has full ownership of the country's long-running and intractable political crisis.