Thai prime minister survives no-confidence vote
BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has survived a no-confidence vote in parliament.
Wednesday's vote came after a censure debate, and four days after a demonstration by thousands of anti-government protesters.
The opposition is outnumbered in parliament, however, and lawmakers voted 308 to 159 to keep Ms Yingluck in power. One deputy premier and other two ministers also comfortably survived no-confidence votes.
Among the issues brought up against Ms Yingluck and other ministers were alleged irregularities in the government's rice-pledging scheme, flood management budget, canal-dredging projects and the procurement of combat systems on two navy frigates.