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Saudi Teen Who Fled Family To Canada Drinks Wine, Smokes Rolled-up Cigarette

The girl grabbed the international spotlight earlier this month after fleeing her Saudi family and barricading herself in an airport hotel in Bangkok. She sought refuge in Australia after she allegedly sustained emotional and physical violence at...
Related topics: Canada, Airports, Thailand, Australia

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Sex Seminar Model Who Claimed To Know Trump Secrets Deported From Thailand

BANGKOK, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A model from Belarus who was arrested during a "sex training seminar" in Thailand and then claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in U.S. President Donald Trump's election was deported on Thursday.Read more...
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Thai Universities Tap Into Rising Chinese Demand

Chinese national Cherry He Ting rattles off in fluent Thai as she presents her masters thesis ahead of graduating from a Bangkok university, where she has studied for the past three and a half years. The 28-year-old history student is among...
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Heavy Smog, Worsened By Weather, Raises Alarm Across Asia

Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia, with authorities in Thailand's hazy capital Bangkok handing out face masks and preparing to seed clouds for rain to clear the air.
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How Twitter Saved Life Of Saudi Rebel Who Rejected Islam

Had there been no Twitter, it can safely be assumed, Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, an 18-year old Saudi woman who fled her family, country and religion could have been dead. We now know she is safe, in the care of the UN Human Rights Council in Bangkok
Related topics: Social Media, Religion, Human Rights, Thailand

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6 Killed, 50 Injured In Tour Bus Accident In Central Thailand (photos)

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A double-decker bus overturned Sunday in Khlong Luang district in central Thailand as it was heading from Phanom Phrai district to Bangkok, local media reported.
Related topics: Thailand, World Photos, Russia, Moscow

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Thailand's Rebel Female Buddhist Monks Defy Tradition 

Boodsabann Chanthawong recently joined a growing number of women defying generations of Thai Buddhist tradition by becoming ordained as  novice monks at an unrecognized all-female monastery outside Bangkok.  Leading a procession of 21...
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Indonesian President Warns About Probability Of New Tsunami

BANGKOK (Sputnik) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo warned on Monday that a new tsunami could hit the country, calling on the local authorities to do everything possible to prevent the emergence of new victims.
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The Best Moments From Miss Universe

The 2018 Miss Universe was held Sunday in Bangkok, and 94 women competed for the crown in the 67th edition of the pageant.        
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Former Bahraini Soccer Pro Awaits His Fate In A Thai Prison

Hakeem al-Araibi, who had been living in Australia as a legal refugee, was detained in Bangkok at the start of a vacation and fears he will be tortured if sent back to Bahrain.(Image credit: Lillian Suwanrumpha /AFP/Getty Images)
Related topics: Australia, Thailand, Bahrain

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Malay Muslims Rally Against Convention Banning Racial Discrimination - Reports

BANGKOK (Sputnik) - Over 50,000 of Muslim Malays rallied on Saturday in Kuala Lumpur to protest against the government's intention to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, The Star reported.
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Asia-pacific Takes Stock Of Ambitious Development Targets

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Natalia KanemBANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 28 2018 (IPS)Ministers and senior policymakers across Asia and the Pacific are gathered in Bangkok this week to focus on population dynamics at a crucial time for the region....
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The Week's Best Photojournalism

A boy on a skywalk in Bangkok. | (REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun) Over 125,000 postcards assembled together on Switzerland's Aletsch glacier. | (EPA-EFE/VALENTIN FLAURAUD) A street in Hanoi. | (EPA-EFE/LUONG THAI LINH) A Vincent van Gogh-shaped hot air...
Related topics: Thailand, Reuters, Switzerland

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Luck-hungry Thais Hope They’re Barking Up Right Tree

Superstition and looking for luck are a part of daily life in Thailand. In one temple in central Bangkok, visitors hope to find it hidden in the bark of an ancient tree. Hundreds flock to the Kunnatri Ruttharam temple every week to pay respects to...
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An Australian Man And His Thai Wife Have Been Sentenced To Death For Trying To Smuggle A Half-ton...

The couple were arrested at Bangkok's international airport in December last year over a plot to smuggle half a ton of crystal meth into Thailand.
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Photos: Apple’s First Store In Thailand Celebrates Grand Opening

It’s a special day for Apple fans in Thailand. The country’s first Apple store and the second in all of Southeast Asia opened today at Bangkok’s ICONSIAM shopping center. The landmark retail complex is significant both for Bangkok and...
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Vichai’s Son Vows To Continue Thai Billionaire’s ‘big Mission’

Bangkok (AFP) – The youngest son of Leicester City’s Thai billionaire owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, issued a heartfelt message of thanks late Wednesday for the cascade of condolences that followed his father’s death in a...
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Red-hot Fare: Bangkok Cabbie Wants Payment Even After Taxi Bursts Into Flames

A cab driver in the Thai capital was forced to leap out of the vehicle before it was engulfed in flames.
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Former Malaysian Deputy Pm Charged With Corruption, Money Laundering - Reports

BANGKOK (Sputnik) - Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Malaysia's ex-deputy prime minister, has been charged with money laundering and corruption in a Kuala Lumpur court, The Star newspaper reported.
Related topics: Thailand, Malaysia

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Malaysia To Abolish Death Penalty Soon - Official

BANGKOK (Sputnik) - Malaysia's Cabinet has given the green light for the capital punishment to be abolished in the Southeast Asian nation soon, Datuk Liew Vui Keong, the minister in charge of law in the Prime Minister's Department, said.
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