Thousands of supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra seek to topple the government that itself came to power after mass demonstrations.
At least three soldiers were killed during gunfights near a 900-year-old temple, whose ownership has been contested by both sides.
A federal judge applies the same principles as the Supreme Court ordered at Guantánamo, which presents a challenge to the Obama administration.
Many factory workers in export-heavy economies like Thailand's have lost their jobs. With agricultural demand also down, farming has become a less reliable Plan B.
Since 1970s, loose association of conservation-minded urban areas has grown up worldwide.