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Who is Thailand’s 96-year-old royal regent?

A 96-year-old former general has become temporary regent after Thailand’s Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, in a surprise move, delayed his own proclamation as king following the death of his beloved father. So who is the regent, Prem Tinsulanonda? A 96-year-old … Continue reading

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As sun sets on Bhumibol’s reign, what next for Thailand?

© Provided by AFP Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej was the world’s longest-reigning monarch The passing of Thailand’s 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, has thrust the nation into a moment of immense uncertainty. Although the king’s health has … Continue reading

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You don’t need much space to have sex: Josephine Teo on ‘no flat, no child’ belief

Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo.ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW. SINGAPORE: That was the feisty rejoinder from Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo, who oversees the National Population and Talent Division, to a question on whether young people are not … Continue reading

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Philippines: Duterte tells Obama to ‘go to hell’

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte has told President Barack Obama to “go to hell” in response to the US leader’s criticism of his deadly anti-drug campaign, suggesting he may eventually decide to “break up with America”. “Instead of helping us, the … Continue reading

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Philippines’ Duterte gives middle finger to EU

© Provided by AFP Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech in Manila on September 13, 2016 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a profanity-filled tirade against the European Union, in his latest riposte to international criticism of the rising … Continue reading

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Obama cancels meeting with Duterte after reported ‘son of a whore’ comment

© Coconuts Media It was supposed to be the first meeting of the two leaders. PHOTO: Philstar US President Barack Obama has cancelled a planned meeting with Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, the White House said, after his Asian ally launched … Continue reading

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Duterte orders annihilation of Abu Sayyaf after hostage beheading

-Reuters DAVAO CITY: After reports that Abu Sayyaf terrorists had beheaded an 18-year-old hostage, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte (pic) said he had given orders to eliminate the organisation. “That’s why I’m sending the troops there and tell them to destroy … Continue reading

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