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Thai activist flees royal insult charge for posting BBC article

Thai activist flees royal insult charge for posting BBC articleA Thai pro-democracy activist said on Sunday she had fled Thailand after learning she would be prosecuted for defaming the monarchy for sharing on Facebook a 2016 BBC article deemed offensive to Thailand’s king. Chanoknan Ruamsap said in a post on her Facebook account on Sunday that she received a summons earlier this month to hear a royal insult charge under Article 112 for posting a profile of the king from the BBC’s Thai-language service, which some deemed offensive. Reuters could not immediately reach the Thai authorities or the BBC for comment.



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Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to Madrid

Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to MadridLedezma, 62, had hours earlier crossed the border into neighboring Colombia, saying he intended to fly to Europe to organize resistance against Maduro’s rule, which has left millions of Venezuelans facing food and medicine shortages. The opposition leader boarded an Avianca flight from Bogota to Madrid, where he was scheduled to arrive early Saturday, airport sources at Bogota’s El Dorado airport said.



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Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to Europe

Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to EuropeCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma said he plans to take his fight against Venezuela's socialist government to Europe after he escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia on Friday. The flight was an apparent embarrassment for security forces who had been keeping close watch over one of Venezuela's most prominent opposition leaders.



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Student Flees Wildfire On Bike Carrying 70-Pound Dog In Duffel Bag

Student Flees Wildfire On Bike Carrying 70-Pound Dog In Duffel BagA college student who fled the deadly wildfire that swept through Santa Rosa, California, on Monday night would never leave her dog behind.



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Boy Killed in Crash as Dad Flees Walmart Where Cops Say He Shoplifted

Boy Killed in Crash as Dad Flees Walmart Where Cops Say He ShopliftedThe father allegedly stole $ 228 worth of merchandise from a Pennsylvania Walmart.



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Ohio Taco Bell Workers Kill Armed Robber as Second Flees

Ohio Taco Bell Workers Kill Armed Robber as Second FleesThree Cleveland Taco Bell employees opened fire on two armed robbers, killing one, according to police.



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Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor flees to Colombia

Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor flees to ColombiaBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor and her husband — two of President Nicolas Maduro's most outspoken critics — fled the country and landed Friday afternoon in Colombia.



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Cop Allegedly Fakes Suicide and Flees To Mexico

Cop Allegedly Fakes Suicide and Flees To MexicoCops are still searching for him.



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Bus in Haiti flees accident, kills 34: officials

Bus in Haiti flees accident, kills 34: officialsPort-au-Prince (AFP) – A bus speeding away from the scene of a hit-and-run accident plowed into dozens of street musicians in the Haitian city of Gonaives on Sunday, killing a total of 34 people, officials said. Seventeen people also were injured in the incident which took place in the city of some 300,000 people located about 150 kilometers (90 miles) northwest of the capital Port-au-Prince. “First, the bus plowed into two pedestrians, killing one of them, and injuring the other,” Marie-Alta Jean Baptiste, head of Haiti’s civil protection office, told AFP.



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Germany: Man hits 3 with car and flees, is shot by police

Germany: Man hits 3 with car and flees, is shot by policeBERLIN (AP) — A man drove a car into pedestrians in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg on Saturday, injuring three people, then fled and was shot after being tracked down by officers, police said. One of the victims later died.



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