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Russian ‘Sex Guru,’ Followers Blame US for Continued Detention

PATTAYA — A Russian sex guru and his followers, one of whom claims to have evidence of Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, were acquitted Tuesday of violating labor laws in Thailand but still face other charges that could land them in prison for more than 10 years.
Anastasia Vashukevich, center, walks into a prison transport vehicle outside a courthouse in Pattaya, south of Bangkok, Thailand, on Tuesday. Photo: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated Press

Russian ‘Sex Guru,’ and Followers Make Thai Court Appearance

PATTAYA — A Russian sex guru and his followers, one of whom claims to have evidence of Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, were acquitted by a court in Thailand on Tuesday on charges of violating labor laws but still face more serious charges which could land them in prison for more than 10 years.
A motorcyclist was killed after crashing into a truck Monday night in Sisaket province.

Laws Can’t Solve Road Deaths: Interior Minister

BANGKOK — Interior Minister Gen. Anupong Paochinda on Tuesday denied that this year’s apparent rise in road fatalities during Songkran were caused by a lack of police diligence at traffic checkpoints.

Politico’s Daughter Arrested Packing Grenades For Songkran

AMNAT CHAROEN — A former politician’s daughter was arrested Monday for carrying two hand grenades in her bag to play Songkran.

39 Die on 1st ‘Dangerous Day’ of Songkran

BANGKOK — Thirty-nine people were killed on the first day of what have come to be known as the “seven dangerous days” of Songkran. Drunk driving was the biggest culprit.

Bus Travel Kills Yet More Migrant Workers

TAK — At least six foreign laborers died when a bus left a mountain road early Monday morning in the northeastern province of Tak.

Activists Wanted Over March on Army HQ Turn Themselves In

BANGKOK — Pro-democracy activists turned themselves in to police Monday on charges stemming from their march on army headquarters last month.

Prosecutors Drop 5 Charges Against Premchai

BANGKOK — Nearly half of the charges filed against a powerful mogul accused of poaching protected wildlife in a sanctuary were dropped Wednesday.

Short Circuit Suspected in Deadly Ratchathewi Blaze

BANGKOK — An apartment fire that killed three people early Tuesday was caused by old wiring, officials said.

3 Killed in Ratchathewi Apartment Fire

BANGKOK — Three people were killed early Tuesday when fire broke out inside an apartment in the Ratchathewi area.

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