A woman prays in a temple to celebrate Chinese New Year at Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Police negotiators laid siege to a house in the country's south Monday after a man allegedly shot dead four of his children following a dispute with his estranged wife.Renowned to outsiders for its laid-back, welcoming vibe, Thailand is also a country awash with firearms where disputes are all too frequently settled with a bullet and a body.It estimates 3.48 murders per 100,000 people in Thailand, on a par with the United States.According to the Interior Ministry, there are 6.1 million registered firearms in Thailand, a country with 67 million people.
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