Three killed, 450 injured in clashes, Pakistan government reaches out to protesters

A Pakistani supporter of Tahir ul Qadri (C) throws a tear gas shell towards the police during clashes with security forces near the PM's residence in Islamabad on Sunday. (AFP PHOTO)

A Pakistani supporter of Tahir ul Qadri (C) throws a tear gas shell towards the police during clashes with security forces near the PM’s residence in Islamabad on Sunday. (AFP PHOTO)

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Thai anti-government group stages protests

Hundreds of Thai protesters gather in Thai capital to rally against government and divisive former PM Thaksin.

Thai police is deployed to protect key government buildings, before planned anti-amnesty bill protests [REUTERS]

(Reuters) Hundreds of Thai protesters have gathered in the Thai capital, Bangkok, to rally against the government and divisive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who lives in self-imposed exile.

Brandishing Thai national flags as well as the yellow emblem of the country’s monarchy, demonstrators milled around restaurant carts and memorabilia stalls set up at the protest site in a central Bangkok park.

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