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2 February 2014

Bangkok Elections

Explosions and heavy gunfire have rattled Bangkok as pro- and anti-government protesters clashed on the eve of Thai elections seen as unlikely to end a cycle of violence in the kingdom after months of opposition rallies.

At least seven people were wounded, including an American photojournalist in the gun battle.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/02/thai-protesters-begin-final-push-against-poll-20142141934396296.html

Source: Al Jazeera and agencies

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25997038

The BBC's John Sudworth reports.