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Thai Prime Minister dissolves parliament amid protests

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has dissolved parliament amid anti-government protests. She says elections will be held "as soon as possible". Protests are continuing to take place in Bangkok.

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Water cannon and tear gas used again Thai protesters

Police have used water cannon and tear gas against large groups of anti-government protesters in Thailan's capital Bangkok.

More than 1,000 protesters were seen attempting to rip down concrete barriers outside Government House but were pushed back by police, the Associated Press reports.

It follows a week of tensions between pro-and anti-government groups as the latter aim to topple the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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