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Indonesian MotoGP postponed to March 2022 due to COVID-19
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Indonesian MotoGP postponed to March 2022 due to COVID-19

MotoGP signed a three-year deal to host a race in Indonesia in 2019, with the inaugural event at the purpose-built street track on the island of Lombok which is still currently under construction, initially due to be held this year.

Myanmar coup: Thousands cross over to Thailand to flee airstrikes, complicating crisis
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Myanmar coup: Thousands cross over to Thailand to flee airstrikes, complicating crisis

Thai prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that the country doesn't want 'mass migration' but that it is preparing for an influx of people

In geopolitical struggle over Myanmar, China has an edge over US, other nations seeking to shape events
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In geopolitical struggle over Myanmar, China has an edge over US, other nations seeking to shape events

The Chinese government, according to experts, sees the coup as “a moment of opportunity” to undercut the inroads the United States and other Asian nations made during Myanmar’s halting democratic opening

Thailand Open Super 1000: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty crash out with straight games defeat in men's doubles semis
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Thailand Open Super 1000: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty crash out with straight games defeat in men's doubles semis

The Indian pair had participated in Super 1000 events in 2018 ad 2019 but this is the first time it entered the semifinals.

Thai court sentences woman with over 43 years in jail for insulting king on Facebook, YouTube
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Thai court sentences woman with over 43 years in jail for insulting king on Facebook, YouTube

The Bangkok Criminal Court found the former civil servant guilty on 29 counts of violating the country's lese majeste law for posting audio clips to Facebook and YouTube with comments deemed critical of the monarchy, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights said

Indian badminton contingent clears COVID-19 test, set to start training for upcoming events in Thailand
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Indian badminton contingent clears COVID-19 test, set to start training for upcoming events in Thailand

The players will also now have access to physio in their rooms but they will have to take prior appointment as part of the protocols in place.

Saina Nehwal criticises BWF for denying access to physios, trainers ahead of upcoming tournaments
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Saina Nehwal criticises BWF for denying access to physios, trainers ahead of upcoming tournaments

In a series of tweets, Olympic bronze-medallist Saina expressed her displeasure at the restrictions imposed by BWF as part of its COVID-19 protocols for the bio-security bubble.

Thailand pledges 'world's safest' badminton as China pulls out due to COVID-19 restrictions
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Thailand pledges 'world's safest' badminton as China pulls out due to COVID-19 restrictions

China's pull-out blows a big hole in the draw for the three world tour events from 12 January in Bangkok, the first in Asia since COVID-19 shut down the sport in March.

At 39%, India has highest bribery rate in Asia: Transparency International
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At 39%, India has highest bribery rate in Asia: Transparency International

India also has the most number of people who use personal connections to get access to public services, according to a new report by the corruption watchdog

Thai police fires water cannon, tear gas at pro-democracy rally day before parliament votes on constitutional amendments
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Thai police fires water cannon, tear gas at pro-democracy rally day before parliament votes on constitutional amendments

Eighteen were injured in clashes as protesters inched closer to parliament in the latest round of demonstrations seeking reform of the Thai constitution, the monarchy, and that the prime minister resign

Thailand's first transgender MP, Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, dismissed from Parliament
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Thailand's first transgender MP, Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, dismissed from Parliament

Her Future Forward Party was dissolved in February this year, a move that fuelled pro-democracy activists to demand that the government step down

Thailand PM 'preparing to lift' emergency decree in bid to de-escalate tension as protests continue
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Thailand PM 'preparing to lift' emergency decree in bid to de-escalate tension as protests continue

Thousands of angry democracy activists marched on to the Government House on Wednesday, defying the emergency decree imposed last week, and demanded prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's resignation

Thailand protests: Police intensifies crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations as thousands defy emergency decree
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Thailand protests: Police intensifies crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations as thousands defy emergency decree

An order prohibiting public gatherings was imposed by authorities in Thailand after some demonstrators heckled a royal motorcade

Thailand declares emergency after unprecedented anti-government protests, bans public gatherings
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Thailand declares emergency after unprecedented anti-government protests, bans public gatherings

The demonstrators have called for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha’s resignation and the reform of the monarchical system in the country

In Thailand, discontent of pro-democracy protesters bubbles over as government battens down hatches
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In Thailand, discontent of pro-democracy protesters bubbles over as government battens down hatches

Thai political history is littered with army coups that have nullified the results of national elections. The last coup, in 2014, was followed by the passage of an army-drafted Constitution that has eroded democratic institutions further. The Senate, for instance, is now entirely appointed.

18 killed, 40 injured in Thailand after train collides with bus travelling from Samut Prakan province to Chachoengsao temple
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18 killed, 40 injured in Thailand after train collides with bus travelling from Samut Prakan province to Chachoengsao temple

Such deadly accidents are common in Thailand, which regularly tops lists of the world's most lethal roads, with speeding, drunk driving, and weak law enforcement all contributing factors

From 'home of Yo Semites to Lord of the Thighs', best Twitter reactions to Donald Trump's ‘Thighland’ gaffe
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From 'home of Yo Semites to Lord of the Thighs', best Twitter reactions to Donald Trump's ‘Thighland’ gaffe

The error, coming just days after Trump mispronounced Yosemite National Park's name as “Yo Semites”, resulted in much mockery and mirth on social media.

Thai LGBT activists raise pride flag in youth protests demanding its military govt to step down
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Thai LGBT activists raise pride flag in youth protests demanding its military govt to step down

Several youth-led demonstrations have sprung up across Thailand since last week, when thousands of activists defied a coronavirus ban on gatherings and staged one of the largest street rallies since a 2014 military coup

SC asks Centre if individual orders cancelling visas were served to foreign attendees of Tablighi Jamaat meet; matter posted for 2 July
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SC asks Centre if individual orders cancelling visas were served to foreign attendees of Tablighi Jamaat meet; matter posted for 2 July

Thirty-four foreigners from 15 countries, who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat meet in March, approached the Supreme Court claiming they were not issued individual orders regarding blacklisting and FIRs

China delayed sending crucial data on coronavirus to WHO, recordings of health body’s internal meetings reveal; points to WHO’s limited authority
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China delayed sending crucial data on coronavirus to WHO, recordings of health body’s internal meetings reveal; points to WHO’s limited authority

China sat on releasing the genetic map of the coronavirus for more than a week after three different government labs had fully decoded the information. Tight controls on information and competition within the Chinese public health system were to blame, according to dozens of interviews and internal documents