Dunkin' Donuts has apologised for an advert in Thailand featuring a woman in blackface make-up to promote a chocolate flavoured doughnut.
A British tourist has been killed on the Thai island of Koh Phangan, allegedly as a result of a stray bullet in a fight between locals.
A truck full of deadly cobras worth an estimated £10,000 has been seized by Thai Customs officials.
About 30,000 protesters have launched a "people's coup" on Thailand's government, Reuters reports.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was forced to flee a police compound after it was swarmed by protesters and multiple state agencies have been also been targeted.
Police fired teargas on protesters and troops are being sent to a government complex occupied by protesters since Thursday and the Finance Ministry, occupied since Monday.
"We have sent forces to these places to take back government property," national police spokesman Piya Utayo said on national television.
Hundreds of protesters seeking to overthrow Thailand's government stormed a police compound where the prime minister had been during the morning, forcing her to leave hastily for an undisclosed location, a government official said.
Police fired several rounds of teargas in an area of Bangkok near Government House, after a chaotic night of street fighting elsewhere in the capital during which two people were killed and at least 45 wounded, according to Reuters.
Anti-government protesters broke into the compound of a police sports club on Sunday where Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had been during the morning, but she was able to leave the premises and went to an undisclosed location, an aide said.
In another area of the city, police fired three rounds of teargas at protesters near Government House, where Yingluck's office is, a Reuters witness said, as demonstrators seeking to overthrow her government massed in areas across the city.
Thai anti-government protesters have seized control of broadcaster Thai PBS, according to a statement made by police and the news agency.
Police have said that tear gas has been fired at anti-Government protesters in Thailand in an area close to government house.
According to Reuters, protesters broke into a compound of a police sports club where Prime Minister Yingluck is currently.
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.
About 1,000 anti-Government protesters have broken into the compound of the Royal Thai Army headquarters, according to Reuters.
It marks the latest escalation in a demonstration seeking to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra survived a no-confidence vote amid the biggest anti-government protests since deadly political unrest three years ago.
Yingluck needed more than half, or 246 votes, out of the 492 votes in the lower house to prevail in the no-confidence vote. She won 297 votes, with 134 votes against her.
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.
Anti-government protesters forced their way inside the Finance Ministry and Foreign Ministry today in a bid to overthrow Shinawatra.
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.
A tourist ferry capsized and sank near the popular Thai seaside town of Pattaya, killing six tourists, including two from Russia and one from China, police said. The rest of the 200 passengers onboard were rescued.
The double-decker ferry - carrying Thai and foreign tourists - left Lan island for the 30-minute trip to the resort town of Pattaya on Sunday evening.
Shortly after the boat departed, an engine problem sent the passengers on the first deck rushing to the second floor, causing the ferry to flip on its side and eventually sink, police said.
They added that the ferry was operating over its capacity of about 130 to 150 passengers and they were searching for the driver to investigate the cause of the accident.