Thailand pays 2.86 billion USD debt to rice farmers

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Thailand’s military government has paid rice farmers 2.86 billion USD in arrears, to end obligations created by the previous cabinet and its enormous expenditure on the controversial scheme.

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Libyan court says PM's election invalid, raising hopes of end to stalemate

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Libyan court says PM's election invalid, raising hopes of end to stalemate

Libya's Supreme Court ruled on Monday that parliament's election of Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq a month ago was unconstitutional, a ruling that could reduce volatile political tensions in the major OPEC member state.

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Thai junta amasses security force to smother Bangkok protests

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Thai junta amasses security force to smother Bangkok protests

Thailand's junta has prepared a force of over 6,000 troops and police for deployment in Bangkok on Sunday to smother protests and prevent opposition to the May 22 coup from gaining momentum.

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Well-off Hanoians build stilt houses in the outskirts

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Well-off Hanoians build stilt houses in the outskirts

VietNamNet Bridge – Many well-off families in Hanoi have spent their money on renovating old stilt houses from mountainous regions and relocating them to the city’s outskirts as weekend homes.

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Japan's SoftBank unveils 'family member' robot

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Japan's SoftBank unveils 'family member' robot

Japan's SoftBank on Thursday unveiled what it billed as an "emotional" humanoid robot that will entertain customers at the mobile carrier's phone outlets -- and maybe become a member of their family.

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Thai Ministry plans to raise loans to pay to rice farmers

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Thailand’s Finance Ministry has planned to raise 50 billion baht (1.2 billion USD) in loans from banks and financial institutions in June in order to hasten outstanding repayments to rice farmers.

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Well-off Hanoians build stilt houses in the outskirts

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Well-off Hanoians build stilt houses in the outskirts

Many well-off families in Hanoi have spent their money on renovating old stilt house from mountainous regions and relocating them to the city’s outskirts as weekend homes.

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Thai army dissolves Senate

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The Thai military announced on May 24 that it had disbanded the Senate and handed over all law-making authority to the army chief – Prayut Chan O-cha, who led the May 22 coup to overthrow the civilian government.

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Thai military detains former PM Yingluck Shinawatra

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Thailand's military government detained on Friday former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and members of her family after summoning her and other ministers for talks a day after the military seized power from her caretaker government.

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Thai military stages coup, takes over gov't

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Thai military stages coup, takes over gov't

Thai Army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha announced that military forces were seizing power from a caretaker government in order to restore order in a country that has been besieged by political chaos since late last year.

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Thailand: General Prayut Chan-O-Cha becomes caretaker PM

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Thailand: General Prayut Chan-O-Cha becomes caretaker PM

The Commander-in-Chief of the Thai Army, General Prayut Chan-O-Cha will be the new caretaker Prime Minister in the near future.

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Thai military stages coup, takes over gov't

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Thai military stages coup, takes over gov't

Thai Army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha announced that military forces were seizing power from a caretaker government in order to restore order in a country that has been besieged by political chaos since late last year.

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Thailand urged to exercise restraint

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on May 20 called on all sides in Thailand to restrain from violence and fully respect human rights after the Thai army invoked martial law across the country.

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Thai army chief summons political rivals to seek end to crisis

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Thai army chief summons political rivals to seek end to crisis

Thailand's army chief summoned leaders of rival political groups and parties, Election Commission members and senators to a meeting on Wednesday, a day after he declared martial law, to discuss a way out of the country's political turmoil.

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Thailand’s caretaker PM calls for fresh polls

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Thailand’s caretaker PM calls for fresh polls

Thailand’s caretaker Prime Minister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan has called on the Election Commission (EC) to endorse a fresh election slated for August 3.

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