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Thai court strips opposition frontman of MP status: judge
AFP, Bangkok

The billionaire frontman of Thailand’s anti-military bloc was stripped of his MP status yesterday over a media shareholding case, a court ruling that could lead to him being banned from politics and jailed for up to 10 years. The leader of the upstart Future Forward party, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, 40, shook up the country’s arch-royalist power structure when his party became the third-largest in March elections.

 

3 dead as Bolivian military lifts fuel blockade
AFP, La Paz

Three protesters were killed and 30 wounded in clashes Tuesday with Bolivian security forces lifting an opposition blockade of fuel supplies to La Paz, the public ombudsman’s office reported. Troops and police had moved to lift the siege on a fuel plant in El Alto by supporters of ex-president Evo Morales that has caused acute shortages in nearby La Paz.

 

Philippines’ Duterte says to ban ‘toxic’ vaping
AFP, Manila

A ban on e-cigarettes has been ordered by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is threatening to arrest anyone vaping publicly in a country that already has some of Asia’s toughest anti-smoking rules. Duterte is notorious internationally for his deadly anti-narcotics crackdown, but he has also imposed a wide-ranging ban on smoking in public that is part of his pledge to get tough on public disorder.

 

Son of former German president stabbed to death in Berlin
AP, Berlin

The son of former German president Richard von Weizsaecker was stabbed to death while he was giving a lecture at a hospital in Berlin where he worked as a head physician, police said Wednesday. A 57-year-old man is in custody after a man jumped up from the audience at the Schlosspark-Klinik and attacked Fritz von Weizsaecker with a knife on Tuesday evening.

 

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