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The military claimed the new charter, Thailand's 20th, will purge Thailand of corrupt civilian politicians and restore stability after almost a decade of political turmoil including two coups. The election announcement comes after Prayut met with US President Donald Trump at the White House earlier this month. A joint statement afterwards said Trump welcomed Thailand's commitment to hold "free and fair elections in 2018".
  • Google Chrome users tricked into downloading fake ad blocker

    Google Chrome users tricked into downloading fake ad blocker

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    The fraudulent version of Adblock Plus purportedly passed Google's verification process and was widely available in the official Chrome web store. As The Verge notes, lots of users used to have problems with fake Google Chrome extensions in the past, that's why Google in 2015 eventually disallowed Windows and Mac users from getting extensions from third parties, or in other words, those not hosted inside the official Chrome Web Store directly.
  • Cardinals at Eagles time, TV schedule, live stream, odds and more

    Cardinals at Eagles time, TV schedule, live stream, odds and more

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    Running back Wendell Smallwood was deactivated Sunday with a knee injury, the fourth game in two seasons he's missed with the Eagles. He threw touchdowns to four different targets Sunday, which speaks to the upgrade in weapons thanks to offseason spending as well as improvement from homegrown players such as Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor .
  • Fukushima residents win 500m yen payout over nuclear disaster

    Fukushima residents win 500m yen payout over nuclear disaster

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    A court on Tuesday ordered the state and the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to pay a total of about ¥500 million in damages for the 2011 nuclear disaster. As John Matthews reports for NPR's Newscast unit from Tokyo, the court decided that "the government and the utility failed to act on a 2002 report that predicted a 20 percent chance of a major quake triggering a tsunami in the following 30 years".
  • India's defence minister interacts with Chinese soldiers at border checkpoint

    India's defence minister interacts with Chinese soldiers at border checkpoint

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    In a commentary, Global Times editorialised her border inspection as an "aggressive posture" but said she had "diluted" it by conducting "friendly interactions with Chinese soldiers". so the Defense Minister reached the border to talk to these Chinese soldiers. Then Sitharaman asks, "What would you say in Chinese?" She visited Sikkim border and Tezpur.
  • Russian Su-24 Warplane Crashes in Syria, All Crew Members Dead

    Russian Su-24 Warplane Crashes in Syria, All Crew Members Dead

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    The crew of the fighter jet was killed, officials with the Defence Ministry of the Russian Federation told TASS . "The crew of the plane did not have time to catapult and was killed", the message from the agency said. Earlier in 2016, a Russian Aerospace Forces Mi-28N Havoc helicopter crashed near the city of Homs in Syria, killing both pilots, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
  • Sooyoung, Seohyun and Tiffany from Girls' Generation are reportedly leaving SM

    Sooyoung, Seohyun and Tiffany from Girls' Generation are reportedly leaving SM

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    Girls' Generation is a group that is precious and meaningful to SM and their fans. But the news has sparked questions among fans on whether the group will continue or disband. It had been a nine-member band until 2014, when Jessica Jung was ousted for prioritising her fashion ambitions. It said: "The girls have thought a lot about resigning the contracts ".
  • If Tillerson called me a moron, 'we'll have to compare IQ tests'

    If Tillerson called me a moron, 'we'll have to compare IQ tests'

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    A story was published online Tuesday. Citing multiple unnamed sources, NBC News reported last week that Tillerson had called Trump a "moron" after a meeting with members of the president's national security team last summer and had come close to resigning over tensions with the president.
  • Blackwater founder looks at Senate bid

    Blackwater founder looks at Senate bid

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    The mutual fund executive came to prominence in 2012 for donating millions to a super PAC in support of Rick Santorum's campaign to win the Republican presidential nomination, The Post reported. Prince has been encouraged to run by ex- White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who is targeting a number of Republican incumbents for primary challenges with financial backing from NY hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah.
  • Don't want to contest polls: Anandiben Patel to Amit Shah

    Don't want to contest polls: Anandiben Patel to Amit Shah

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    The letter was written on 4 October, but released on Tuesday. And now, she has cited the same reason. In her two page resignation letter, Patel has recalled her decision 31-year-old association with the party during which she headed women's wing of the party in Gujarat, became a Rajya Sabha member, also elected as MLA from Mandal, Patan and Ghatlodia constituencies for total four terms.
  • German carmakers drive rise in output

    German carmakers drive rise in output

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    The rise in industrial orders has been attributed to strong demand from outside the eurozone and is likely to have fuelled a strong growth in German GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in the third quarter. "With the expected investment programme of the new government, the current cycle should be extended by another couple of years", Mr Brzeski added. "The German economy is powering ahead", he said, arguing that drawn-out coalition talks in Berlin after last month's general election should be "no ...
  • Two suspected cases of Monkeypox have been recorded in Lagos State

    Two suspected cases of Monkeypox have been recorded in Lagos State

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    Chikwe Ihekweazu, no deaths had been recorded as a result of the virus, adding that it remained unlikely that numerous suspected cases were actually monkey pox. It was first discovered in monkeys hence the name, monkeypox. Jide Idris, Commissioner for Health, disclosed this at a news conference on Monday, saying that the two suspected cases were now being investigated in the state.
  • Pak's retired SC Jugde Javed Iqbal appointed as new NAB chief

    Pak's retired SC Jugde Javed Iqbal appointed as new NAB chief

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    He will replace incumbent chairman Chaudhry Qammar-uz-Zaman whose term expires on October 10. The appointment of the national anti-graft watchdog's head had attained vast importance because of the cases it has been dealing with these days, particularly the graft references which PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif and his family members are facing.
  • Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Lived Like a Vampire: 'I Don't Do Sun'

    Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Lived Like a Vampire: 'I Don't Do Sun'

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    Paddock was seen on numerous occasions in Las Vegas without anyone accompanying him and he gambled the night before the shooting, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said at a news conference. But the reclusive gambler lifted the veil a little on the life he led in the years before he killed 58 strangers and then himself on October 1. But Conrade told CNN on Monday he later heard repeated gunfire.
  • Adityanath Government Proposes 'Grand Statue' of Ram on Ayodhya River Bank

    Adityanath Government Proposes 'Grand Statue' of Ram on Ayodhya River Bank

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    According to a press communique released by the Raj Bhavan, Awanish Kumar Awasthi, Principal Secretary, Tourism, made the presentation. The BJP government is also planning grand Diwali celebration in Lord Rama's birthplace Ayodhya . Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi invoked famous Hindi writer Bhartendu Harishchandra to describe the Uttar Pradesh government and Adityanath as " andher nagari, chaupat raja ".