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Source: DW

Thailand on its way back to democracy?

Wednesday 02:26 GMT

If the democratic forces consolidate themselves and take some power away from the military, then perhaps that would even be a kind of trend reversal in Southeast Asia," the expert said, noting that the authoritarian style of governance has been on the rise in the region for years.

Thailand's military government says it wants to hold elections early next year, after the generals cemented their control over the state and its institutions.

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Source: Fox News

John Mellencamp's former keyboardist Eric Franklin Rosser pleads guilty to child porn after FBI manhunt

Thursday 12:41 GMT

A former keyboardist for John Mellencamp was apprehended last year after being named the first-ever child pornography suspect placed on the FBI's Most Wanted list.

When the bus pulled into Billings, the passenger confronted Eric Franklin Rosser, who had $20,000 taped to his legs, another $50,000 in his bag and $1,000 worth of marijuana, according to court records. Rosser, 66, has keyboard credits on two of Mellencamp's albums, "Nothin' Matters and What If It Did" in 1980 and "American Fool" in 1982. "Leave me alone.

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Source: Global News

Alberta woman, Brit face 10 years in Thai jail for spray painting ancient wall

Saturday 19:05 GMT

The mother of a Canadian arrested in Thailand on charges of spraying paint on an ancient wall says her daughter made a drunken mistake.

Col. Teerasak Sriprasert, chief of the Chiang Mai police, said the tourists are in custody and have been charged with vandalizing registered ancient artifacts, which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a million baht – or $40,000 – fine.

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Source: The Guradian

Risk-taking artists defy Thai taboos at Bangkok Art Biennale

Monday 09:55 GMT

Alongside 17 other sex workers from the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai, Pueng appears in I Have Dreams, a video made by the artist Chumpon Apisuk and one of 75 works to feature in the inaugural Bangkok Art Biennale, which opened at the weekend and will run until February.

The event has attracted some of the art world’s biggest names – from the performance artist Marina Abramovi? to the Danish installation art duo Elmgreen & Dragset, and the Japanese sculptor Yayoi Kusama – but it is the Thai artists, curators and the artistic director, Apinan Poshyananda, who have pushed the event to realms many have deemed bold for a country where censorship of the arts often weighs heavy.

Source: Reuters

Commentary: Trump's INF withdrawal plays into Putin's hands

Today 06:06 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump vows to reduce aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as migrant caravan grows

Today 06:06 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Germany plans to suspend arms sales to Saudis; other European countries press for more information on Khashoggi’s killing

Today 06:06 GMT
Source: Fox News

Trump commits to plan for middle-income tax cut after Election Day, blasts Central American countries over caravan

Today 06:06 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Power Up: Trump presses on immigration while Washington and world talk Khashoggi

Today 06:05 GMT
Source: Global News

Alan Cross: Why are people still bothering to steal music?

Monday 11:45 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Mnuchin meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman despite outcry over government’s role in journalist’s death

Today 06:06 GMT
Source: CBS News

Special tax and financial benefits just for the military

Today 06:05 GMT
Source: Global News

Canada Post’s rotating strike: Everything you need to know about it

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Source: Global News

Ahead of Beijing trade trip, Jim Carr touts Chinese interest in Canadian resources and ‘brainpower’

Monday 11:45 GMT

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