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Saturday, May 15, 2010

BBC News - UN head Ban Ki-moon urges end to Bangkok clashes

BBC News - UN head Ban Ki-moon urges end to Bangkok clashes: ""




UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged protesters and the authorities in Thailand to avoid further violence after deadly clashes in Bangkok.

Mr Ban's office said he "strongly encourages them to urgently return to dialogue".

Recent clashes between Thai troops and anti-government protesters have left 16 people dead and scores injured.

The protesters, who want the prime minister to resign, are barricaded in a large camp in the centre of Bangkok.

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