Time to Lay Off the Thai Military Government

Maybe it’s time that foreign governments and in particular foreign expats residing in Thailand stopped the criticism of General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his military coup … after all none are doing anything about it.

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The Dark Side of Asian Online Dating

Here we examine the issues faced by users of Asian online dating services, the girls that look for easy money and the guys who look for easy sex.

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India: Six Year Old Girl Raped in School by Staff

BBC – A six-year-old schoolgirl has allegedly been raped by two staff members at a prominent school in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, police say.

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North Korea Fires Two Short-Range Missiles into the Sea

CNN – North Korea fired two short-range missiles off the coast of the Korean Peninsula early Wednesday, a South Korean Defense Ministry official said.

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Indonesians Vote in Tight Presidential Race

BBC – About 190 million registered voters have begun casting ballots for the president of Indonesia, the world’s third largest democracy. They are choosing between Joko Widodo, the governor of Jakarta, and Prabowo Subianto, an ex-army general.

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GSK Systematically Bribed Doctors in China

BBC – Allegations that pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) systematically bribed doctors in China are credible, says an investigator hired by the firm.

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North Korea Launches Two Short Range Rockets

CNN – North Korea launched two short-range rockets off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, according to South Korea’s defense ministry.

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Hong Kong Police Arrest Protesters

BBC – Police in Hong Kong have arrested 196 protesters who staged a pro-democracy sit-in at the city’s business district.

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Hong Kong Braces for Mass Protests

CNN – July 1, 2014, the 17th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule, is set to be a hot, possibly stormy day.

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General Xu Caihou Accused of Corruption

BBC – One of China’s most senior military officials, General Xu Caihou, has been accused of accepting bribes and expelled from the Communist Party, state media report.

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