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Moscow Court Delays Bail Hearing Of Soliciting Suspect Nastya Rybka

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A court in Moscow postponed until Tuesday the bail hearing of Anastasia Vashukevich, also known as Nastya Rybka, who was extradited from Thailand after admitting solicitation charges.
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Practise Penalties? No Point, Says China’s Lippi

Al-Ain (United Arab Emirates) (AFP) – China coach Marcello Lippi revealed a relaxed approach to penalty shoot-outs on Saturday but declared key man Wu Lei fit to face Thailand in their Asian Cup knockout tie. Although Sunday’s last-16...
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Watch 'sex Training' Model Arrested In Russia After Deportation From Thailand

Anastasia Vashukevich, aka. Nastya Rybka, a Belarusian model, was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on Thursday.
Related topics: Russia, Moscow, Airports

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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, Bangkok, 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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Model Who Claimed Trump-russia Ties Pleads Guilty

“A model whose alleged affair with a Russian oligarch made her an unexpected player in probes into Moscow’s influence, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Thailand to charges linked to a ‘sex training’ seminar, setting the stage for her...
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Belarusian Model Pleads Guilty To Sex Crimes In Thailand

Anastasia Vashukevich, a model from Belarus who made headlines last year when she claimed to have information on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Thailand to charges related to holding a...
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Bridging The Infrastructure Financing Gap In The Asia Pacific Region

Credit: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)By Tientip Subhanij and Daniel W. LinBANGKOK, Thailand, Jan 15 2019 (IPS)Infrastructure development is undoubtedly critical for a country’s long-term economic growth and...

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Land Of Smiles As Thais Go From Rabble To Round Of 16

Al-Ain (United Arab Emirates) (AFP) – Thailand looked in disarray when they sacked their coach one game into the Asian Cup but the War Elephants, inspired by their very own “Messi”, are now dreaming of greater things. Milovan...
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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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Protests Condemn Another Election Delay In Thailand

Bangkok protesters criticized the decision to delay anew the elections scheduled on February 24, 2019. Photo from Prachatai, a content partner of Global Voices. News about another possible delay in parliamentary elections brought Thai citizens to...
Related topics: Protests, Bangkok, World Photos

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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, Bangkok

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Saudi Teen Refugee Arrives Safely In Canada After Dramatic Asylum Plea

An 18-year-old woman named Rahaf Al-Qunun arrived in Canada Saturday after being granted asylum to avoid returning to her home country of Saudi Arabia. Al-Qunun fled her family while on a trip to Kuwait and flew to Thailand, where she barricaded...
Related topics: Saudi Arabia, Canada, Kuwait

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Thailand Has A Mixed Record When It Comes To Asylum Seekers And Refugees

The case of a Saudi woman who took refuge in a Bangkok hotel room as she sought asylum in a third country has highlighted Thailand's checkered history of dealing with similar cases.
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Gunmen Kill 4 Volunteers Guarding Southern Thailand School

Gunmen disguised as state security personnel fatally shot four paramilitary volunteers guarding a school in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand, police said. The attackers approached the armed territorial defense volunteers at the school in...
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Jordan Tame Syria To Reach Asian Cup Knockouts

Al-Ain (United Arab Emirates) (AFP) – Jordan won a bruising derby with Syria 2-0 to become the first team to reach the Asian Cup knockouts on Thursday, while talisman Chanathip “Messi Jay” Songkrasin hauled crisis-hit Thailand back...
Related topics: Syria, United Arab Emirates

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Australian Foreign Minister In Thailand As Saudi Teen Seeks Asylum

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne was in Bangkok on Thursday after Canberra said it would consider giving asylum to an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand, saying she feared her family, which she accused of abuse, would kill her....
Related topics: Bangkok, Australia

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Thailand Issues Its First Licenses To 4 Crypto Exchanges

Thailand has joined Japan in regulating crypto exchanges after it issued its first licenses to four applicants. The four that were approved as licensed brokers and dealers of cryptocurrencies in the country are Bx, Bitkub, Coins and Satang Pro. One...
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Saudi Teen Safe In Thailand, For Now

A Saudi Arabian teenager who was detained in Bangkok after fleeing a family she claims will kill her has not been deported as first feared. Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq Al-Qunun will instead have a chance to make her asylum case to the United Nations...
Related topics: Bangkok

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Saudi Woman Seeking Asylum Barricades Herself In Thailand

The woman claims her family will kill her if she is returned to Saudi.

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