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Thai court takes on new case as PM Yingluck's legal woes mount

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai Court accepted a new case against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Wednesday over her removal of the security chief three years ago, compounding her legal problems after months of sometimes violent anti-government protests. Twenty-four people have been killed in the crisis, including a protester shot in the head on Tuesday after weeks of calm in the capital, Bangkok.

Thai court to rule on Yingluck's fate over alleged abuse

Thailand's Constitutional Court on Wednesday accepted a petition to rule on the status of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over her order to transfer the National Security Council chief. The court decided to accept the case, which was submitted by a group of senators, and gave a 15-day deadline for Yingluck to explain herself before delivering a ruling.

Thai PM faces new dismissal threat in court

Thailand's Constitutional Court agreed Wednesday to consider a petition to remove Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office for transferring a top security official -- the latest in a volley of legal challenges by her opponents. The case was filed by a group of senators who argued that the replacement of then-national security chief Thawil Pliensri after Yingluck was elected in 2011 was for the benefit of her party.

Thai Senate vote likely favors government in rare bit of good news for Yingluck

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - Unofficial results of Thailand's weekend Senate election suggest a pro-government majority, a rare piece of good news for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is battling negligence charges brought by the national anti-graft commission.

Thai protester killed, four wounded in shooting at anti-government march

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai anti-government demonstrator was shot dead and four others injured on Tuesday, an emergency official said, when unidentified gunmen fired on a Bangkok protest march, the first fatality of Thailand's political conflict in several weeks. "We received three injured protesters at the hospital. One succumbed to a gunshot wound to the head," an official at Ramathibodi Hospital in Bangkok told Reuters.

Protester dies, 4 wounded in shooting as Thai protests continue

A protester was killed and four others wounded in a shooting attack on an antigovernment group holding a mobile rally in Bangkok's outskirts Tuesday. The afternoon attack came as antigovernment protesters led by former Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban were ending a rally at the Government Complex on Bangkok's border with Nonthaburi Province. The bullets hit a pickup truck and a bus, leaving five people wounded, one of them seriously. The seriously wounded protester died in hospital.

Protester dies, 3 wounded in shooting as Thai protests continue

A protester was killed and three others wounded in a shooting attack on an antigovernment group holding a mobile rally in Bangkok's outskirts Tuesday. The afternoon attack came as antigovernment protesters led by former Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban were ending a rally at the Government Complex on Bangkok's border with Nonthaburi Province. The bullets hit a pickup truck and a bus, leaving four people wounded, one seriously. The seriously wounded protester died in hospital.

One dead in gun attack on Thai protesters

A Thai anti-government protester was shot dead and several others wounded Tuesday when their vehicle came under attack, officials said, reigniting tensions in Bangkok after weeks of relative calm. The victims, supporters of a militant faction of the opposition movement, were returning from a rally at a government complex in the north of the capital when they came under fire from unknown assailants. A 52-year-old man was killed and four others were wounded, according to the city's Erawan emergency centre.

Thai PM defends herself against negligence charges

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra testified Monday in front of anti-graft officials over negligence charges that could lead to her removal from office and a ban from politics. Yingluck arrived at the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) in Bangkok on Monday but made no comment to the media as she entered the building or as she left 10 minutes later, an AFP reporter said. She was summoned to answer charges linked to a controversial rice subsidy scheme, which paid farmers above market rates for their crops.

Beleaguered Thai PM defends herself against rice charges

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday showed up to defend herself against charges linked to a ruinous government rice pledging scheme that could lead to her removal from office, the latest development in a political crisis that has gripped the country for months.
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