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Special Report: Thai junta hits royal critics with record jail time| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

Special Report: Thai junta hits royal critics with record jail time| Reuters

BANGKOK Just minutes after being locked up for 30 years for insulting Thailands monarchy, Pongsak Sriboonpeng described what he thought was the cause of his capture: a poorly chosen Facebook friend. For at least a year, the self-described "red shirt" supporter of exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra had posted angry commentary on the social networking site, including six postings that were later deemed to have defamed the royal family. He had also made an online acquaintance: a young man who seemed to share his views, and who invited him to visit. #Technology #Middle East #markets #military #Latin America #opinion #Crime
Libya rival government calls for regional conference to tackle migrant influx| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

Libya rival government calls for regional conference to tackle migrant influx| Reuters

TRIPOLI A rival government controlling western Libya has asked Arab and European countries to hold a regional conference this month to help the North African country stem a flow of migrants, a minister said on Thursday. #United States #Middle East #markets #Latin America #Entertainment #opinion #India
Libya rival government calls for regional conference to tackle migrant influx| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

Libya rival government calls for regional conference to tackle migrant influx| Reuters

TRIPOLI A rival government controlling western Libya has asked Arab and European countries to hold a regional conference this month to help the North African country stem a flow of migrants, a minister said on Thursday. #Technology #Europe #Africa #United Kingdom #Latin America #Business #India
Guatemala's president quits, jailed on corruption charges| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

Guatemala's president quits, jailed on corruption charges| Reuters

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's Otto Perez resigned as president and was jailed on Thursday while a judge weighs charging him in a corruption scandal that gutted his government and plunged the country into a political crisis days before a presidential election. #United States #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #Guatemala #opinion #India
U.S. clerk jailed for gay marriage defiance; dispute goes on | Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

U.S. clerk jailed for gay marriage defiance; dispute goes on | Reuters

ASHLAND, Ky. A Kentucky county clerk was jailed on Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, and a full day of court hearings failed to put an end to her two-month-old legal fight over a U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding same-sex marriage. #Middle East #science #Latin America #Entertainment #India #Crime
Tamil named as Sri Lankan opposition leader for first time since 1983| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

Tamil named as Sri Lankan opposition leader for first time since 1983| Reuters

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's parliament on Thursday named an ethnic minority Tamil politician as the main opposition leader for the first time in 32 years, a sign of growing reconciliation after a prolonged civil war. Most of the nation's population belongs to the Sinhalese community #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Foreign policy #Crime
Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to recognise gay marriages| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to recognise gay marriages| Reuters

ASHLAND, Ky. A county clerk in Kentucky was held in contempt of court and jailed on Thursday for failing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court #Technology #markets #Argentina #Latin America #India #Crime
On Arctic tip of Europe, Syrian migrants reach Norway by bike| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

On Arctic tip of Europe, Syrian migrants reach Norway by bike| Reuters

OSLO Some Syrian refugees have found a cheaper, safer, though much more roundabout way of reaching Europe than crossing the Mediterranean -- heading to the Arctic Circle and entering Norway from Russia, sometimes even by bicycle. #markets #Latin America #Hungary #opinion #Business
U.S. suspects more freed Guantanamo inmates returned to battlefield| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

U.S. suspects more freed Guantanamo inmates returned to battlefield| Reuters

WASHINGTON The number of detainees freed from the U.S. Guantanamo detention camp who are suspected of "re-engaging" with militant groups overseas increased over the first six months of 2015, the Obama administration said on Thursday. Figures released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence showed that, as of July this year, of 121 detainees released since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, six were confirmed to have gone back to the battlefield and a further six were suspected of having done so. #United States #United Kingdom #Latin America #Business #Economy #India
Leading Islamist party faces test in local Moroccan elections| Reuters

Sep 04, 2015

Leading Islamist party faces test in local Moroccan elections| Reuters

IMIDER, Morocco Campaigning for Friday's local elections, Moroccan lawmaker Ahmed Sakdi made sure to hammer home his Islamist party's anti-corruption message to a few dozen voters listening to his speech in the desert town of Imider. Turnout may have been meagre, but Friday's vote in towns and villages across Morocco will pose an important test for Sakdi's Justice and Development Party (PJD), which leads Morocco's governing coalition. #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Economy #India