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Dec. 1- The Thai government has urged residents of Bangkok to stay indoors after about 30,000 protesters took to the streets in a violent "people's coup" that saw at least four killed and more than 100 injured. After a week of largely peaceful demonstrations, during which anti-government protesters managed to cut electricity and telecommunications of state buildings, storm army headquarters and occupy ministerial offices, protests took a violent turn over the weekend as government opponents and supporters clashed across the city. Those killed were shot at a sports stadium early on Sunday where some 70,000 "red shirts" rallied in support of the government amid skirmishes with anti-government protesters, many of them students. There were also unconfirmed reports of another death after bones were allegedly found inside a burnt-out bus near the stadium later in the day.
Nov. 30- Eight people were killed and at least 30 were injured when a police helicopter that apparently lost power crashed through the roof of a crowded pub in Glasgow, police officials said Saturday. Three people in the helicopter died, as did five people in the building, at about 10:30 p.m. Friday when the chopper, carrying two police officers and a civilian, spun down onto the pub, the Clutha.
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