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Japanese plane evacuated after smoke fills cabin

Tokyo: Passengers on board the All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) Boeing 767 aircraft were evacuated at a Japanese airport before its departure on Monday after the plane’s cabin was filled with smoke. Minutes after the aircraft’s doors had been closed, 137 passengers who had boarded Flight 809 — scheduled to depart …

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Thailand wearies of junta rule, election promise still vague

Bangkok: Four years after seizing power, Thailand’s junta has a singular success it never hoped for: uniting a politically divided nation in growing dissatisfaction with the thin-skinned rule of the generals. After rifle-toting soldiers overthrew Thailand’s elected government in a bloodless coup in May 2014, the new military leaders, like …

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