Saturday, September 22, 2018

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    Four boys rescued from Thailand cave — after two weeks

Four boys rescued from Thailand cave — after two weeks

Four boys have been rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand after being trapped in it for more than two weeks.Twelve boys aged between 11 and 16 years and their coach, 25, were trapped inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in the northern province of Chiang Rai after a football game on June 23.Flooding cut off their escape [...]

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    PDP asks Ogbeh to resign over rice claim

PDP asks Ogbeh to resign over rice claim

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, to immediately toe the path of honour and resign for "portraying Nigeria as a lying nation" and bringing the country to "international opprobrium by deliberately falsifying claims relating to Nigeria’s relationship with Thailand".The party said the whole world was shocked when Wattana Kuwongse, ambassador of Thailand to Nigeria, [...]

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    Report: Thailand ambassador says Audu Ogbeh’s claim is false

Report: Thailand ambassador says Audu Ogbeh’s claim is false

Wattana Kunwongse, ambassador of Thailand to Nigeria, has denied the claim of Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, that rice mills are collapsing in the Asian country.On Friday, Ogbeh had claimed that Thailand said President Muhammadu Buhari’s policy on local rice sufficiency was responsible for the collapse of seven of its mills."Just like two weeks ago, the ambassador of Thailand came [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did Ogbeh lie about the collapse of Thailand’s rice mills?

FACT CHECK: Did Ogbeh lie about the collapse of Thailand’s rice mills?

On Friday, Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, claimed that Thailand has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s government of being responsible for the collapse of seven of its rice mills.The minister quoted the Thailand’s ambassador to Nigeria as saying that the federal government has "dealt" with his country.Ogbeh said this was because Nigeria's importation of rice has fallen by 95 percent.Consequently, he [...]

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    Thailand one step closer to approving death penalty for corrupt politicians

Thailand one step closer to approving death penalty for corrupt politicians

Thailand on Monday moved one step closer to approving the death penalty for politicians found guilty of corruption.It appointed a National Reform Steering Assembly that passed a proposal under which politicians found guilty of corruption involving more than $27.9 million could face the death penalty.Politicians involved in corruption to the tune of $2.8 to $27.9 million could face a life [...]

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    Fighting passengers force pilot to divert plane

Fighting passengers force pilot to divert plane

A flight from Australia to Thailand was diverted to land in Bali after five passengers got into a wild brawl, a media report said on Thursday.The report added that the passengers pasted on social media that blood was everywhere as the five men who were travelling together ignored pleas from cabin crew to calm down.The head of Ngurah Rai Airport [...]

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    Witch doctor jailed for sexual assault

Witch doctor jailed for sexual assault

A Thai witch doctor has been sentenced to 22 years and 8 months in jail for fraud and sexual assault, a according to a report.Thanawat Asawaponsuwan, known locally as Dr Karawek, was sentenced by the Bangkok criminal court for deceiving eight women into having sex with him.According to the report, Thanawat advertised on local websites that he has "black magic [...]

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    Thailand places $1bn order for Chinese submarines

Thailand places $1bn order for Chinese submarines

Kraisorn Chansuvanich, Thailand navy chief, on Thursday said the country has placed a- 36 billion baht, approximately $1.1 billion dollars order for three Chinese-made submarines as it seeks to boost its naval power.The navy picked the Chinese offer after looking at alternatives bids from six countries, including Germany, France and Russia.The subs, the first in the Thai fleet, are to [...]

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    Thailand pip Les Elephants

Thailand pip Les Elephants

Thailand secured their first win in the FIFA Women’s World Cup after beating Cote d’Ivoire 3-2 at the Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa.The West African side, who lost 10-0 to Germany in their first group game, jumped to an early lead only to give away three goals before scoring a late consolation.A scramble in the middle of Thailand’s penalty area and a [...]

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    Thailand ‘the most dangerous country in the world to visit’

Thailand ‘the most dangerous country in the world to visit’

According to a new book, Thailand is one of the most dangerous tourist destinations on earth.Thailand: Deadly Destination written by Australian author John Stapleton talks about widespread police corruption, violence and crime, which are blighting a country once commonly referred to as the 'Land of Smiles'.He claims the boom in tourism has created a hatred of foreigners and a murderous indifference [...]

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    THE PANEL: Nigeria to win first World Cup game in 9 attempts

THE PANEL: Nigeria to win first World Cup game in 9 attempts

The Super Eagles of Nigeria kickoff their World Cup 2014 campaign today with a match with Iran at the Arena da Baixada and are hoping to win their first World Cup match since France 1998.With group favourites Argentina beating Bosnia 2-1 yesterday, Nigeria, who are expected to compete with tournament newcomers Bosnia and today’s opponent, Iran for the second spot, [...]

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    Thailand set to repatriate 70 Nigerian prisoners

Thailand set to repatriate 70 Nigerian prisoners

Thailand will go ahead with the planned deportation of at least 70 Nigerians currently serving in its prisons, despite last month’s coup in the southeast Asian country.According to Nigeria’s ambassador to Thailand, Mr Chudi Okafor, who confirmed the development to NAN from Bangkok, the convicts will complete their prison terms in Nigeria.Okafor said that despite military intervention, Thailand is still [...]

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    UPDATED: Thai government overthrown by military

UPDATED: Thai government overthrown by military

The Thailand Government has been overthrown by the Military.According to the country's military chief, Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, the coup was staged because rival political factions had failed to reach an agreement on how to govern the country.Thursday’s takeover came two days after the declaration of a martial law for the army to restore order and reforms in Thailand, as negotiations [...]

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