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Red-Shirt Protests in Bangkok in Support of Thaksin

Massive crowds of red-shirt protesters gathered in Bangkok, Thailand on the third anniversary of the coup that took former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra out of power, BBC News. Anti-Thaksin groups (known for wearing yellow shirts) are also holding demonstrations at a temple that is at the heart of a dispute between Thailand and Cambodia. The temple, a UNESCO world heritage site, is currently within the borders of Cambodia and Cambodia officials have said military guards will fire on anyone from Thailand who crossed into Cambodia territory. Thai military and police have condoned off the area and are using checkpoints to keep people away from the border, Al Jazeera.

The head of NATO suggested that Russia, NATO, and the United States link their missile defense shields. Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen called for increased cooperation between NATO and Russia, Associated Press. Factbox on missile defense, Reuters.

The Federal Communications  Commission will propose new rules, known as net neutrality, about the free flow of information online. The rules would prohibit internet providers from doing such things as blocking sites that use a lot of bandwidth, Associated Press. FAQ on net neutrality, CBC.

In his weekly address, U.S. President Barack Obama discusses the global economic situation ahead of next week’s G20 summit in Pittsburgh. Transcript.

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HRW Says Gay Iraqis Targeted by Militia

Human Rights Watch reports that gay Iraqis are being systematically killed by Iraqi militia, BBC News.

Red Shirt supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra are protesting in Bangkok today, Voice of America.

700 customs inspectors in Mexico have been replaced in an effort to stamp out corruption and stop drug smuggling, Associated Press.

The motive behind this weekend’s tent fire at a wedding in Kuwait has been discovered. The ex-wife of the groom confessed to setting the fire that killed 43 women and children and injured 90, Sky News.

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