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Rival groups demonstrate in Thailand as election tensions grow

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BANGKOK Rival groups held demonstrations in Thailand's capital on Saturday, with hundreds of people demanding quick elections to end military rule and a much smaller group of pro-junta supporters saying it was too soon for a vote.

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Gunmen kill two Buddhist monks in Thailand's troubled south 19 Jan 2019

NARATHIWAT, Thailand Unknown gunmen shot dead two Buddhist monks and injured two others in an attack at a temple in Thailand's mainly Muslim south, the first such killing of a Buddhist monk in the restive region in more than three years.

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Sex seminar model who claimed Trump secrets deported from Thailand 17 Jan 2019

BANGKOK 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. | Video

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Thai universities tap into rising Chinese demand 17 Jan 2019

BANGKOK 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.

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Players' union asks members to help detained Bahraini 16 Jan 2019

DUBAI The global footballers' union FIFPro has asked its members to help the Bahraini soccer player arrested in Thailand in November over a prison sentence in his homeland, saying it fears for his safety.

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Thai capital fires water cannon into the air to fight pollution 15 Jan 2019

BANGKOK The Thai capital fired water cannon into the hot tropical air and hosed down streets on Monday as authorities handed out masks in a bid to combat air pollution in one of the world's most visited cities which has been blanketed by smog since Saturday. | Video

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Thailand must postpone election again, until March - officials 15 Jan 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's long-delayed general election to end military rule will have to be postponed from its Feb. 24 date and will likely be held in March, two officials in the Election Commission said on Tuesday.

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Saudi teen who fled family leaves Thailand for asylum in Canada 11 Jan 2019

BANGKOK/TORONTO An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life has been granted asylum in Canada, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday, as Thai officials confirmed the teen was en route to Toronto. | Video

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Australian foreign minister in Thailand as Saudi teen seeks asylum 10 Jan 2019

BANGKOK 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.

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Australia to consider taking in Saudi teen who fled family 'abuse' 09 Jan 2019

SYDNEY/BANGKOK Australia said on Wednesday it would consider taking in a 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family, which she accused of abuse, would kill her. | Video