The U.S. State Department said political demonstrations in Bangkok were expected to continue through the Songkran Thai New Year holidays from April 13-16.
It warned Americans to avoid areas where demonstrations were taking place, including Khao San road, a popular tourist street for budget travelers in the old town.
"U.S. citizens are reminded that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence with little or no warning," it said. "U.S. citizens are urged to avoid the areas that may be targeted for demonstrations and to exercise caution in their movements around Bangkok, Reuters informs.
According to Inquirer, seventeen civilians and four soldiers were killed and more than 800 people wounded in clashes Saturday between security forces and "Red Shirt" protesters in Bangkok.
China's foreign ministry said it was "deeply concerned" about the Thai tensions and called for a quick restoration of order.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said