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Pressure Builds in Thailand over Proposed Amnesty Bill

Regular street protests have returned to downtown Bangkok as thousands rallied against a controversial blanket amnesty bill for crimes connected to years of political turmoil. The measure could also clear the way for the return of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who has been living in self imposed exile since 2008. However, even some former Thaksin supporters say the bill goes too far.   Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra tried to defuse tensions on Tuesday by pledging her ...

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