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    Bangkok: World’s Newest Terror Target

    It was the Land of Smiles, until last Monday. Now Thailand’s tourism officials are fretting as police continue to piece together evidence from the bomb blast outside the Erawan shrine that killed 20 people and injured more than 100. On Friday, they tripled the reward to $84,000 for information leading to the perpetrators, in particular the “man in yellow” whose face in a composite rendering is being broadcast worldwide. Police say he’s part of a dangerous network, which can only hamper efforts to lure back some of the 26.5 million tourists who visited in 2013.

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