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Thailand picks up the pieces

Days after the Thai military launched an offensive to evict anti-government protesters from central Bangkok, the focus turns to cleanup and recovery.

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Stalemate for a city, and a nation
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Thai protesters steely in the face of deadly conflict
Article | BANGKOK -- He's fearful of snipers lurking in deserted high-rise towers that, in normal times, bustle with bankers and businessmen. He's running low on food and water. He frets about the intentions of heavily armed Thai soldiers gathered just down the road on the other side of a flimsy stockade ...
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Article | BANGKOK -- Thailand's leader on Saturday defended the deadly army crackdown on protesters besieging the heart of the capital, saying that the country's future is at stake.
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Bangkok calm as protesters, government mull peace talks
Article | BANGKOK -- After 38 deaths over six days and nights of conflict, Thailand's government and protesters seem to be making fitful progress toward restarting talks.
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Bangkok's residents join cleanup efforts
Article | BANGKOK -- Armed with brooms, rubber gloves and a torrent of detergent, middle-class Thais took to the streets of central Bangkok on Sunday to remove the detritus of protests, reclaiming the city from their now-banished and despised "red shirt" country cousins.

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