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Polls Close In Thailand's Election

Voters went to the polls in Thailand, five years after the military seized power in a coup.
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Polls Close In Thailand

The polls in Thailand's first election in five years have closed. Thailand's military junta took power in May 2014, when then-army chief Prayut Chan-ocha led a coup that toppled the government. Junta leader Prayut said Sunday morning after...
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Thais Voting In First Election Since 2014 Coup

Voters in Thailand were heading to the polls Sunday in the country’s first election since the military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the army chief who led the coup, is hoping to extend his hold...
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Tsunami Alert Declared In 6 Provinces Of Thailand – Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A tsunami alert was declared on Saturday in six provinces of Thailand after two earthquakes in the Indian Ocean, according to media reports.
Related topics: Tsunami, Russia, Moscow, Earthquakes

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Thai Elections: East Vs West

This Sunday’s general elections in Thailand will be the first since the 2014 coup and will largely determine whether Thailand continues with its Eastern pivot to China or reverts back to a pro-US policy.
Related topics: China

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Democratic Hopes In Asean Hinge On Thailand, Analysts say

Thai voters head to the polls Sunday for the first time in nearly five years, and analysts say the results could have an impact on democracy throughout Southeast Asia. Thailand's military junta took power in May 2014, when then-army chief...
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Vietnamese Blogger Who Vanished In Thailand Jailed In Hanoi

A Vietnamese blogger who vanished in Thailand earlier this year is being held in a Hanoi prison, his friend and wife confirmed Thursday. Truong Duy Nhat wrote weekly posts about politics and current affairs for Radio Free Asia (RFA) and last...

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‘growing Alarm’ Over Fall Armyworm Advance, With Cash Crops ‘under Attack’ Across Asia

The Fall Armyworm pest is continuing to sweep across the globe, having moved eastwards from their native Americas, onto Africa, before arriving in Asia only last summer, where they now threaten to cost farmers from India to Thailand, billions of...
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Applecare+ For Mac Expands To Spain, Singapore, Thailand, And Greater China

AppleCare+ for Mac availability has expanded to Spain, Singapore, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau as of this week. AppleCare+ extends the warranty period of a Mac by an additional three years from the AppleCare+ purchase date, and...
Related topics: Spain, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong

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Thais Braced For Vote, Marking 'return To Democracy'

Thailand’s military chief, Prayut Chan-o-cha, is applying all resources to ensure his prime minister position remains unchallenged Sunday, when the first poll since 2011 is held here. Prayut says if he wins, voters would be returning his...
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Critics Don't Expect Thailand's Election To Be Free Or Fair

Thai voters go to the polls on Sunday for the first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup. Critics say the vote is designed to cement the military's role in politics.
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In Thai Election, New 'war Room' Polices Social Media

In Thailand's election "war room," authorities scroll through thousands of social media posts, looking for violations of laws restricting political parties' campaigning on social media that activists say are among the most prohibitive in the...
Related topics: Social Media, Activism

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Tobacco Industry Targets Women In Asia

A cigarette vendor in Manila sells a pack of 20 sticks for less than a dollar. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Wendell Balderas and Mary AssuntaBANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) International Women’s Day on 8 March recognized and celebrated the...
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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...
Related topics: Protests, Canada, Montreal, Bangkok, Germany, Berlin, United Kingdom, London

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Tucker Carlson Takes On Media Matters President

"It turns out that for years, Carusone maintained a racist blog. One post entitled 'Tranny Paradise' addressed a crime story from Thailand."
Related topics: Media Matters For America

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The Tourism Slogan “be Taken By Albania” Intentionally References Kidnapping

Tourism slogans come in all forms, from the high-minded (Thailand’s “Open to the New Shades”), to the self-effacing (Nebraska’s “Honestly, it’s not for everyone”), to the designed-to-go-viral...
Related topics: Albania, Lithuania, Vilnius

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Here’s What Thailand Should Call Its First Ico/sto Portal

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the country’s first initial coin offering (ICO) portal to police the issuance of digital, blockchain-based tokens. The portal is almost ready to launch and is awaiting final approval...
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Refugee Soccer Player Hakeem Al-araibi Granted Australian Citizenship

He fled his native country of Bahrain after being imprisoned. Then he was jailed in Thailand and faced extradition charges. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called him "our newest Australian."(Image credit: Stefan Postles/Getty Images)
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Refugee Footballer Becomes Australian Citizen After Thai Ordeal

Melbourne (AFP) – A refugee footballer who was detained in Thailand and threatened with extradition to Bahrain said he feels sure “no one can follow me now,” after becoming an Australian citizen on Tuesday. Hakeem al-Araibi, who...
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Thailand Decides To Make Its Terrible Cybersecurity Law Even Worse

More censorship and encryption-breaking is on the way, thanks to the Thai government's broad interpretation of the term "cybersecurity." The government has been leaning heavily on American social media companies to disappear content critical...
Related topics: Censorship, Social Media

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