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Report: One killed after shots fired at Bangkok protest

One person is dead and five injured after shots were fired in the Thai capital Bangkok following a week of large anti-government demonstrations, the Associated Press reports citing a police source.

Chaos erupted in Bangkok's Ramkamhaeng area, where protesters armed with sticks attacked a bus and taxi and badly beat two people, police and witnesses told Reuters.

Anti-government protesters attacked motorcyclists and vehicles near a stadium rally by supporters of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Read: 1,000 Thai protesters 'break into army compound'

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Thailand PM warns that protests threaten stability

Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has warned that the occupation of government buildings by protesters threatens the stability of the country, but said she would no use force against them.

A protester challenges police during an anti-government rally in Bangkok today
A protester challenges police during an anti-government rally in Bangkok today Credit: REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

Anti-government protesters forced their way inside the Finance Ministry and Foreign Ministry today in a bid to overthrow Shinawatra.

Anti-government protesters gather inside Thailand's Finance Ministry
Anti-government protesters gather inside Thailand's Finance Ministry Credit: REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

They accuse her of being a puppet for her brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a 2006 military coup and convicted two years later of graft - charges he denies.

Anti-government protesters hold a rally in Bangkok
Anti-government protesters hold a rally in Bangkok Credit: REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Thai Airways blur plane logo after emergency landing

Staff sought to protect the reputation of Thai Airways this morning by blurring out its logo on the side of an aircraft following an emergency landing.

A Thai Airways Airbus 330-300 skidded off the runway while landing at Bangkok's main airport after its landing gear malfunctioned, the airline said. The flight from Guangzhou, China, was carrying 288 passengers and 14 crew members.

Airport staff works around a Thai Airways plane that skidded off the runway at Bangkok Airport. Credit: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thirteen people were injured while evacuating the plane. Following the incident, workers, using a crane, blacked out the Thai Airways logo on the tail and body of the aircraft.

Thai Airways official Smud Poom-On said that "blurring the logo" after an accident was a recommendation from Star Alliance known as the "crisis communication rule," meant to protect the image of both the airline and other members of Star Alliance.

The incident occurred less than two weeks after 20 passengers were injured when a Thai Airways Airbus A380 hit severe turbulence as it was descending to Hong Kong's airport.

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