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Pro-junta Party Takes Surprise Lead In Thai Election, Official Result Delayed

With over 90 percent of the Sunday vote counted, Bangkok’s pro-military Palang Pracharat party has surprised analysts with a strong lead over the Pheu Thai democratic opposition party in Thailand’s general election.
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Millions Of Children Globally Skipped School To Protest Elders’ Climate Denialism,...

By AFP bureaux | – Montreal (AFP) – Classrooms in capitals from Bangkok to Berlin and Lagos to London emptied as organizers of the student strike called demonstrations in more than 100 countries. Students flooded into the streets across...
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Seven Bombs Detonate In Thailand, Another Seven Defused By Police – Reports

BANGKOK (Sputnik) – Seven improvised explosive devices (IED) exploded on Saturday and Sunday in the provinces of Satun and Phatthalung in southern Thailand, and another seven IEDs were discovered and defused by the security forces, local media...
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Bahrain Refugee Footballer To Become Aussie Citizen: Report

Melbourne (AFP) – A refugee footballer who spent over two months in Bangkok detention under threat of extradition to his native Bahrain will soon become an Australian citizen, he told local media Thursday. Hakeem al-Araibi said he will...
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Pressure Mounts For Thailand To Free Melbourne-based Bahraini Refugee Hakeem Al-araibi

Hakeem al-Araibi detained in Thailand – Screenshot TRT World Youtube video. Pressure has increased in recent days to release Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi from a Thai jail. The former national football player was arrested in Bangkok on 27...
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Bangkok Flies Drones, Seeks Better Ideas To Improve Bad Air

A fleet of drones, trucks and small planes sprayed water to try to reduce air pollution around Bangkok on Thursday while the city’s governor invited critics to brainstorm better ideas to improve the air quality in the Thai capital. Unhealthy...
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Hundreds Of Schools To Shut As Toxic Smog Cloaks Bangkok

Toxic smog forced Bangkok authorities to issue an unprecedented order to shut nearly 450 schools on Wednesday, as authorities struggle to manage a pollution crisis that has stirred widespread concern.
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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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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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Thailand To Make It Rain As Pollution Chokes Bangkok

Thailand is set to deploy rainmaking planes to seed clouds in an effort to tackle the pall of pollution that has shrouded the capital in recent weeks.
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Young Woman Who Fled Saudi Arabia Arrives In Canada As Refugee

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun gained international attention when she locked herself in a Bangkok hotel room and tweeted that her family would kill her if she were deported to Saudi Arabia.(Image credit: Cole Burston/Getty Images)
Related topics: Saudi Arabia, Canada, Thailand

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Un Looking For Host Country For Fugitive Saudi Woman In Bangkok - Reports

BANGKOK (Sputnik) - The United Nations is searching for a country to host a Saudi Arabian young woman, 18, who fled her own country for Thailand as her family tried to get her married off against her will, Thailand's Khaosod online news portal...
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Un Takes Charge Of Saudi Girl In Thailand Seeking Asylum, Fearing Family Violence

Thai police said that they had allowed the Saudi girl, Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun, to leave Bangkok airport under the care of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Al-Qunun tweeted a photo of UN staff with Thai security after she...
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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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The Best Moments From Miss Universe 2018

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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How A New Condo, A Complaint And A Bell Led To A Collision Of Culture In Bangkok

Bangkok is a chaotic mélange of modernity and old Southeast Asia charm. The two manage to peacefully co-exist most of the time, but earlier this month they collided.
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