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Pheu Thai party’s candidate for prime minister Sudarat Keyuraphan (C) shakes hands with her supporters during the party’s final major campaign rally in Bangkok on March 22, 2019, ahead of the March 24 general election. (Photo by Ye Aung THU - AFP)

Thai election complaints mount as junta holds popular vote edge

Confusion and complaints over preliminary results in Thailand’s election mounted on Monday after the first poll since a 2014 coup, with the junta primed to retain its grip on power despite only having a slight edge in the popular vote.
Voters wait in a queue to cast their ballots at a makeshift polling station beside a road in Bangkok on March 24, 2019, during Thailand’s general election. Jewel SAMAD - AFP

Thais vote in first general election since 2014 coup

Thais filled schoolyards, temples and government offices to vote Sunday in the first election since a 2014 coup, with high turnout forecast from a public who received a cryptic last-minute warning from the king to support “good” leaders to prevent “chaos”.
A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, March 24, 2019, during Thailand’s first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup. (Wason Wanichakorn-Associated Press)

Support good leaders to prevent chaos, King warns as Thais vote

Thais filled schoolyards, temples and government offices to vote Sunday in the first election since a 2014 coup, with a high turnout expected among a public who received a cryptic last-minute warning from the Thai king to support “good” leaders to prevent “chaos.”
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Princess Ubolratana disqualified as Thai PM candidate

Thailand's Election Commission has disqualified the sister of the king from running for prime minister, ending a stunning, short-lived candidacy for a populist party after King Maha Vajiralongkorn called the bid "inappropriate".

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Senator Lokpobiri: We’ll not allow primaries divide APC in Bayelsa

The immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture, Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri, says the issue of method of primaries for the upcoming governorship polls in Bayelsa will not divide the APC in the state.

Equifax agrees to settlement of up to $700 million over 2017 data-breach

“This company’s ineptitude, negligence, and lax security standards endangered the identities of half the U.S. population,” New York Attorney General Letitia James added in a statement to Reuters.
A boy jumps into the water of the Trocadero Fountain in Paris during a heatwave on June 28, 2019. – The temperature in France on June 28 surpassed 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) for the first time as Europe wilted in a major heatwave, state weather forecaster Meteo-France said. (Photo by Zakaria ABDELKAFI / AFP)

Data shows world experienced hottest June on record

The average global temperature in June increased by 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit, or by 0.95 degree Celsius, compared with the 20th-century average of 59.9 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 degrees Celsius).
Cinema is not just for the sighted in Cuba, where the blind and visually impaired can also go to the movies thanks to a program called “Touching the Light.”

In Cuba, the blind also enjoy movies

Cinema is not just for the sighted in Cuba, where the blind and visually impaired can also go to the movies thanks to a program called “Touching the Light.”
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Judge: I’m authorised by fiat to conclude Kalu’s trial

Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos, Monday, informed parties that he has been authorised by fiat to conclude the fraud trial of a former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu.