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Senior doctor confirms Thaksin did undergo surgery last week

  A SENIOR doctor at Police Hospital confirmed this afternoon (Sep. 19) that de facto Pheu Thai leader Thaksin Shinawatra did undergo a surgery last week after his daughter Paetongtarn Shinawatra mentioned it earlier in the day, Naewna newspaper said. Pol. Lt. Gen. Sophonrat Singhajaru, chief medical officer at Police Hospital, said Thaksin, who came

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UK police investigate sexual assault report after Russell Brand allegations

  By Christian Edwards, CNN LONDON’S Metropolitan Police said on Monday (Sep. 18) they were investigating an allegation of sexual assault in 2003, after a joint investigation into the comedian and actor Russell Brand by three British media outlets was published on Saturday. The Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4’s “Dispatches” published an investigation

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Analysis: Upheavals in Xi’s world spread concern about China’s diplomacy

  By Greg Torode and Martin Quin Pollard – Reuters and published by Yahoo!News Beijing  – The disappearance of China’s defence minister, the latest in a string of upheavals in the country’s top ranks, is stoking uncertainty about President Xi Jinping’s rule as an internal security clampdown trumps international engagement. The growing unpredictability could affect

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