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Infographic: Thailand’s junta-appointed National Legislative Assembly

By Fri, Aug 01, 2014 10:56AM UTC Infographic: Thailand’s junta-appointed National Legislative Assembly

On Thursday evening, Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej officially endorsed the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), whose 200 members are all appointed by the military junta. A clear majority is dominated by active and retired military officers, while the rest consists of businesspeople, academics, technocrats and former senators. Former politicians of recent governments

China denies it hacked Canadian research council

By Fri, Aug 01, 2014 10:32AM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China says Canada’s accusation that it was behind the hacking of a Canadian technology development organization is groundless and irresponsible.

Thai junta appoints army-dominated legislature

By Fri, Aug 01, 2014 10:28AM UTC Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s junta has appointed a military-dominated interim legislature in another step in the slow return of promised electoral democracy.

WORLD: US, UN announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

By Fri, Aug 01, 2014 10:21AM UTC WORLD: US, UN announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

NEW DELHI (AP) — The United States and United Nations are announcing that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire to start Friday morning for 72 hours.

7 killed, 13 missing as boat sinks in Indonesia

By Fri, Aug 01, 2014 9:51AM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An official says a boat carrying villagers sank after hitting a stump in a river in western Indonesia, leaving a woman and six children dead and at least 13 others missing. National disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says the boat ran out of fuel early

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