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Published February 24, 2014, 09:29 AM

Thai PM to face charges over rice scheme

Gun battles erupted between Thai police and anti-government protesters in Bangkok on Feb. 18, and four people were killed and dozens wounded as authorities made their most determined effort yet to clear demonstrators from the streets. In a day of tangled developments in Thailand’s long-running political crisis, the country’s anti-corruption body announced it was filing charges against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra relating to a rice subsidy scheme that has fueled middle-class opposition to her government.

By: Athit Perawongmetha and Damir Sagolj, Reuters

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