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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Indian pair charged for Thai drug smuggling

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 03:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Two Indian men have been arrested and charged in Thailand with trafficking crystal methamphetamine worth an estimated US$1.4 million, a customs official ... kilos of methamphetamine hydrochloride, known as “Ice”, in their luggage. Traffickers often try to smuggle drugs though regional airports as security is tight at Bangkok’s main air gateway, said ...

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    Six killed in shootout between Thai security forces and militants

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 03:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Six people including two policemen were shot dead in a fierce gunbattle between Thai security forces and militants, authorities said on Sunday, after a raid ... groups of Muslim militants, calling for autonomy for the region, have waged near-daily bomb and gun attacks, targeting security forces and civilians from both the Buddhist and Muslim communities. ...

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    Bangkok urges Israel to relocate Thai workers away from Gaza Strip

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 03:59pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok After an agricultural worker from Thailand dies in a missile strike in Israel close to the Gaza Strip, the government in Bangkok asks for 4,000 workers to be moved to safer ground The government in Thailand on Thursday urged Israel to relocate 4,000 Thai nationals working near the battle-scarred Gaza Strip after one of its citizens was killed. ...

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    UN decries Thailand’s harsh punishments for royal slurs

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok UN slams Thai penalties for royal slurs The UN human rights office has voiced alarm at recent arrests and jail sentences for insulting Thailand's monarchy, warning of "chilling effects" on freedom of expression under the junta. Since the army seized power in May, at least 13 new royal defamation cases had been opened and other ...

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    Four couples barred from taking surrogate babies home from Thailand

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:17pm by AP

    ... at the immigration desk, ABC said. Two US couples had been prevented from leaving Thailand with babies in similar circumstances since Wednesday. Thai officials said the couples would have to apply for court ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai surrogate mum wants healthy twin back amid reports biological father is convicted paedophile

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:40pm by AP

    ... to give birth. Legal doctrine on the rights of all parties involved is inconsistent and still evolving, especially involving different nationalities. The case has caused a stir because the couple, ... take their boy with them and never wanted to give him up, but to stay would risk them losing their daughter also," the friend said. Additional reporting by Agence France-Presse ...

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    Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra returns home as legal threat lingers

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:12pm by Reuters

    ... said. The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) says the rice-buying scheme, the flagship policy that brought Yingluck to power in 2011, had incurred billions of dollars in losses that she ...

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    Thai legislature meets for first time after appointment by military junta after coup

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:53pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Legislative body dominated by active and retired military officers convenes in Bangkok, as Thai junta makes moves towards a return to democratic rule Thailand’s military-dominated legislature has held its first meeting, taking another step in the country’s slow return to electoral democracy after more than two months under the junta’s rule. The 197-member National ...

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    Funds raised for abandoned Down's Syndrome baby

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 01:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Funds raised for abandoned Down's Syndrome baby Well-wishers have raised nearly US$100,000 for a baby reportedly left with his surrogate Thai mother after his Australian parents discovered he had Down's Syndrome and returned home with his healthy twin sister. Pattaramon Chanbua from Chonburi province, southeast of Bangkok, agreed via ...

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    US rebukes Thai military junta over coup and urges immediate elections

    Posted May 31st 2014, 02:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore US defence chief uses Singapore forum to urge junta to free detainees and hold elections now Hagel demands return of power to the Thai people US Defence ... been detained, end restrictions on free expression and move immediately to restore power to the people of Thailand through free and fair elections," Hagel said at a top Asian security ...




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