Ex-Thai PM ordered to pay $512mn in taxes – Yahoo News


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Ex-Thai PM ordered to pay $512mn in taxes
Yahoo News
Bangkok, March 28 (IANS) Thai authorities on Tuesday ordered former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, considered a fugitive, to pay 17.6 billion baht ($512 million) in unpaid taxes and accrued interest. In the absence of the addressee, who has lived
Thailand sends ousted PM Thaksin $494 million tax billThe Star Online
Thaksin Shinawatra : Ousted Thai PM slapped with $500 million tax billPulse Nigeria
17B Baht Tax Bill Taped to Thaksin’s DoorKhaosod English

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Japan avalanche kills seven students and teacher – The Guardian


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Japan avalanche kills seven students and teacher
The Guardian
Seven high school students and a teacher have died and more than 40 people have been injured after an avalanche hit ski slopes in Japan. A total of 52 students and 11 teachers from seven high schools were taking part in a three-day mountaineering …
Japan avalanche kills seven high school students, teacherTODAYonline
Avalanche Engulfs Student Trip In Japan, Leaving At Least 8 Presumed DeadNPR
School children killed in Japanese avalancheBBC News
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Langham Place moves to assure visitors following escalator incident – Channel NewsAsia


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Langham Place moves to assure visitors following escalator incident
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In a statement, Langham Place said the operation of three other escalators which connect level four to level eight, as well as level eight to level 12 have been suspended for additional safety inspections. Posted 27 Mar 2017 23:44. Screengrab of a
VIDEO: 18 injured when escalator reverses at Hong Kong mallKABC-TV
Hong Kong escalator malfunction: Two men arrestedBBC News
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US Senate panel to question Trump son-in-law on Russians -official – Channel NewsAsia


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US Senate panel to question Trump son-in-law on Russians -official
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The Senate Intelligence Committee is seeking to interview President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as part of its investigation into ties between Trump associates and Russian officials, a congressional official said on Monday. Posted 27 Mar
The Daily 202: How Trump’s presidency is succeedingWashington Post
Jared Kushner to be questioned over alleged Trump-Russia tiesBBC News
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Thousands, including tourists, evacuated as 'monster' Cyclone Debbie bears down on Australia – The Straits Times


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Thousands, including tourists, evacuated as ‘monster’ Cyclone Debbie bears down on Australia
The Straits Times
AYR, Australia (AFP) – Thousands of people including tourists were evacuated Monday (March 27) as north-east Australia braced for a “monster” cyclone packing destructive winds, with warnings of major structural damage and dangerous tidal surges.
Cyclone Debbie: Thousands flee as Australia braced for ‘monster’ stormBBC News
Northeast Australia braces for cyclone, thousands flee to higher groundTODAYonline
Cyclone Debbie: Dash for safety as storm smashes into coastThe Australian
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Prosecutors Push to Arrest Ousted South Korean President – NBC Bay Area


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Prosecutors Push to Arrest Ousted South Korean President
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Protesters with portraits of impeached President Park Geun-hye march towards the presidential house during a candle light vigil calling for her arrest in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, March 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). South Korean prosecutors …
South Korean court to decide whether to arrest ousted president ParkChannel NewsAsia
South Korean prosecutors push to arrest ousted presidentQuad-Cities Online
(LEAD) Park faces corruption charges in 13 casesYonhap News
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Ohio nightclub shooting leaves one dead, 14 wounded; shooter sought – Channel NewsAsia


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Ohio nightclub shooting leaves one dead, 14 wounded; shooter sought
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Gunfire erupted inside a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring 14 others, and at least one shooter was at large hours after the mayhem, authorities said. Posted 26 Mar 2017 17:45; Updated 26 Mar
The Latest: 5 of 15 shooting victims treated, releasedWashington Post
1 killed, at least 14 wounded in Ohio nightclub shootingThe Straits Times
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Carrie Lam is HK's first female Chief Exec, but she faces a tough task ahead – TODAYonline


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Carrie Lam is HK’s first female Chief Exec, but she faces a tough task ahead
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Carrie Lam (right) declares her victory in the chief executive election of Hong Kong. Next to her is former Financial Secretary John Tsang, another contender for the job. Photo: AP. Hong Kong’s new leader would have the unenviable task of calming tensions.
Hong Kong’s first female leader a “tilted bridge” over troubled waterChannel NewsAsia
No surprise: Beijing’s pick Lam chosen as Hong Kong’s leaderUSA TODAY
Scholars say Carrie Lam’s victory could help heal Hong Kong’s social divideSouth China Morning Post
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Values, ties shared by France, S'pore 'more vital than ever' – TODAYonline


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Values, ties shared by France, S’pore ‘more vital than ever’
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French President Francois Hollande (L) and Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam raise their glasses for a toast in the Istana Presidential Palace in Singapore March 26, 2017. REUTERS/Wallace Woon/Pool. mail · print. View all comments. Tweet · Share.
France’s Hollande looks to strengthen ties with SingaporeYahoo Singapore News
Presidents Tony Tan Keng Yam and Francois Hollande toast to strong Singapore-France tiesThe Straits Times
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Iran to appeal seizure of 9/11 compensation money – The Straits Times


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Iran to appeal seizure of 9/11 compensation money
The Straits Times
A file picture of an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields in Iran. The country’s central bank said it would take steps to curb its remaining transactions in dollars, which it still receives particularly for oil sales. PHOTO: REUTERS
Iran sanctions 15 US firms, citing human rights abuses and Israel tiesChannel NewsAsia
Iran imposes sanctions on US firms over ‘support for Israel, terrorism and repression in Middle East’The Independent
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Russian police detain opposition leader, dozens of protesters – Channel NewsAsia


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Russian police detain opposition leader, dozens of protesters
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Police detained dozens of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Posted 26 Mar …
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Become rich on S$10 a day

While it might seem like saving just S$10 a day wouldn’t add up to much over time, the results are actually quite dramatic. By saving S$10 per day for 30 years, for example, you can end up with more than a quarter million dollars if your savings earn 5 per…

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Amos Yee: Prerogative of the US to take in people who engage in hate speech, says Singapore – The Straits Times


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Amos Yee: Prerogative of the US to take in people who engage in hate speech, says Singapore
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SINGAPORE – It is the prerogative of the United States to take in people who engage in hate speech, says the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday, following news that the US has granted teenage blogger Amos Yee asylum. In a statement responding …
Amos Yee asylum: ‘Prerogative of the US’ to take in people who engage in hate speech, says MHAChannel NewsAsia
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Water price hike could have been better explained, but is necessary: PM Lee Hsien Loong – The Straits Times


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Water price hike could have been better explained, but is necessary: PM Lee Hsien Loong
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PM Lee Hsien Loong was the guest-of-honour at the Completion Ceremony of the 3-Generation (3G) Wellness Centre and the ABC Waters project at Pang Sua Pond. PHOTO: ZAOBAO. Published. 5 hours ago. Updated. 2 hours ago. Facebook Twitter …
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Escalator malfunctions at Hong Kong mall; at least 18 injured – Channel NewsAsia


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Escalator malfunctions at Hong Kong mall; at least 18 injured
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The accident at Langham Place in Mong Kok injured at least 14 women and four men. Posted 25 Mar 2017 21:30; Updated 25 Mar 2017 21:45. Screengrab of a video showing the 45m-long escalator at Hong Kong’s Langham Place stopping and reversing at …
Escalator was going ‘twice as fast’: witnesses describe accident at Hong Kong shopping mall that left 17 injuredSouth China Morning Post
18 injured in Hong Kong escalator accident: ReportThe Straits Times
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