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.
Thailand's government will impose a 60-day state of emergency from Wednesday, Reuters reports, citing the deputy interior minister.
It will apply to the capital Bangkok and surrounding provinces but there are said to be no plans to disperse protesters.
There has been continued unrest since a campaign by anti-government protesters to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign began in November.
A blast in Thailand's capital Bangkok near the Victory Monument has left 28 people injured, seven of them seriously, Reuters reports citing the Emergency Medical Centre.
A British radio DJ has been killed in a motorcycle accident in Thailand.
Paul Norris, originally from Stirling, was riding home when his motorbike collided with a taxi, the Phuket Gazette reported.
The 45-year-old, a presenter on Phuket Island Radio, had lived in the country for more than a decade.
A statement on Phuket Island Radio's Facebook page said: "It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Paul Norris (DJ Doris) was tragically the victim of a fatal road traffic accident in the early hours of Sunday morning.
"Phuket Island Radio extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to his family, loved ones and friends."
Thousands of anti-government protesters set up blockades at several major intersections in Bangkok today as they sought to cripple Thailand's capital, stepping up pressure on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign.
The upheaval is the latest chapter in an eight-year conflict pitting Bangkok's middle class and royalist establishment against the mostly poorer, rural supporters of Yingluck and her self-exiled brother, billionaire former premier Thaksin Shinawatra.
Eight people, including two police officers, have been killed and scores wounded in violence between protesters, police and government supporters since the campaign against Yingluck's government started in November.
The number of people wounded in a firearm attack on Thai protesters has been updated to four, after an unidentified gunman opened fire on anti-government demonstrators.
One person was killed in the attack upon the protesters whose efforts to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have flared into violence in recent days.
An anti-government protester has been killed and two injured in a gun attack in the Thai capital Bangkok, according to the Associated Press.
The incident early today close to a protest site will hasten fears that the country's political crisis could lead to a serious outbreak of violence.
The Erawan medical centre said a 31-year man was killed with wounds to his torso.
Protesters are seeking to topple prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra ahead of elections scheduled for February 2.
A passenger bus smashed through the guard rail on a bridge in northern Thailand and then plunged into a ravine, killing 29 of the 33 people on board, according to the Associated Press.
The accident took place in northern Thailand late last night.
Thailand's government has rejected calls to postpone the election and said the February 2 poll "will go ahead", Reuters reports citing the deputy Prime Minister.
The decision to not postpone the election comes on a day when a police officer was killed after clashing with anti-government protesters in the country's capital, Bangkok.
Thai police have fired teargas and rubber bullets at anti-government protesters in the capital Bangkok after demonstrators tried to disrupt planning for a February election.
A police officer has been shot dead in Bangkok, Thailand, during clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters, AFP reports.
Jongjet Aoajenpong, director of the Police General Hospital where the officer was taken for treatment told the news agency: "He was shot in his chest and brought to hospital by helicopter.
"A team of doctors tried to resuscitate him for more than half an hour."
Violence broke out after protesters tried to force their way into a sports stadium in the capital, where representatives from around 30 political parties were gathered to register for February elections.