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Posted: February 2, 2014 at 4:18 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “What is clear is that both sides had weapons, both sides were armed. This is a very worrying sign.” Sunai Phasuk, a senior researcher for Human Rights Watch, on clashes in Thailand between government supporters and protesters before nationwide elections today

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