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Monks and police scuffled on Monday at a Buddhist temple in Thailand where security forces are trying to arrest an influential former abbot on money-laundering charges. The standoff at the scandal-hit Dhammakaya Temple represents one of the biggest challenges to the authority of Thailand's junta since it took power in 2014. Police said they would try to avoid violence while threatening arrest for followers of the sprawling temple who have defied orders to leave and instead flocked there, hampering the search for 72-year-old Phra Dhammachayo. With tension rising four days after the military government ordered emergency powers to be used in the search, monks and police pushed and shoved at one of the temple gates. A Reuters photographer said there were no serious injuries. The actions by police were a violation of international law, the temple said in an open letter to Thailand's National Human Rights Commission.
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The MACC also identified 10 plots of land in the Klang Valley owned by the suspects family members. Investigators also learnt that the secretary-general was an avid investor of gold and foreign currency, regularly trading millions of ringgit and observing markets for both portfolios personally. The man who is a director of government-linked company had also taken a trip to the United States to play golf — a holiday which allegedly was borne by certain individuals with vested interest in the Datuk's powers in the award of multi-million ringgit government contracts. The secretary-general had assumed the post of a high-ranking state officer in 2010 before he was was appointed as secretary-general of the current ministry he is with in 2015.
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That is a problem now in local authorities being able to afford the costs of those beds and those powers that people will spend. The gap is getting wider. We know that the private market can pay more, does pay more, and is subsidising what local authorities can pay.
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It feels sporty without affecting access, and there’s plenty of adjustment, too. Plus, as the electric motor powers the car on its own at low speed, it’s smooth and quiet in traffic. We’re big fans of the IS’s cabin, as it has a very high-quality finish and a neatly designed dash. It feels more spacious than the XE in the front, but there’s not as much legroom in the back. The other drawback to the Lexus’s interior is the dated infotainment system – only the flagship Premier gets the larger 10.3-inch unit from the RX SUV. Testersnotes: • Materials: There’s a high-quality finish throughout, with smart executive touches, such as the classy analogue clock and chrome accents. • Controls: Rotary dial control selects driving mode; upgraded Remote Touch interface is frustrating. • Position: There’s plenty of adjustment for the driver’s seat so it’s easy to get a comfortable position.
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PRESIDENT Dwight Eisenhower's warning about the dangers of the military-industrial complex made half a century ago ring as loud and clear today. The soft coup being mounted against the Trump government by America's "deep state" reached a new intensity last week as special interests battled for control of Washington. The newly named national security adviser, Lt Gen Michael Flynn, was ousted by Trump over his chats with Russia's ambassador and what he may or may not have told Vice-President Pence. The defenestration of Flynn appeared engineered by our national intelligence agencies in collaboration with the mainstream media and certain Democrats. Flynn's crime? Talking to the wicked Russians before and after the election. Big, big deal. That's what security advisers are supposed to do: keep an open back channel to other major powers and allies.
The Herald
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Tomorrow the Scottish Parliament will vote to set income tax rates and bands for the first time.
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A council is calling for greater powers to clamp down on "lawless" shisha bars, saying many have become magnets for violence, drug trafficking and sexual exploitation.
The Iran Project
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He went on to say that when the so-called crippling sanctions were imposed on Iran, the country had less than 2,000 centrifuges, but when the US came to the negotiating table, Iran had 20,000 centrifuges. The NPT non-member states talk about Iran’s nuclear threat while they themselves are the biggest threat to international community, Zarif added. He reiterated that every mechanism is already in place to ensure the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program. In relevant remarks on Sunday, Zarif called for collective efforts by the world countries to overcome security concerns and confront the terrorist groups. In a world where security actors have multiplied, no single power, however disproportionately powerful or even a concert of major powers can address global or regional challenges by excluding or blaming others, Zarif said, addressing Munich Security Conference in Germany.
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SCIENTISTS will be able to fly to the edge of space from Scotland to conduct vital medical experiments under new powers unveiled this week.
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.. "If they’ll let us do it, I would have Jason Momoa show up next season as the Sparkletts guy," Schumaker said. "He’ll never show up as Aquaman. Ben Affleck will never show up as Batman. We can’t rule out that Grant Gustin could show up some other time playing somebody else, that there’s a little bit of a crossover. You have so much license, given the high-concept nature of this show, I think you have a lot of license. "The idea of a multiverse, I think, gives you license to have an actor from one of the other shows show up playing somebody different," he added. "Because who’s to say in this world that Barry Allen or Wally WestBarry Allen if it's Grantisnt a courier? He doesnt have any powers, necessarily. Or maybe he does, and we just never show it. Maybe he’s the FedEx guy." Schumaker revealed that the Easter eggs have actually already begun: "the actor who played Jimmy Olsen in Richard Donner’s original Superman , Marc McClure [.
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Hafarizam also said there are differences between the 'public services', 'public office' and 'public servant' and 'members of administration'. He said Article 160 of the Federal Constitution excluded 'members of administration' to be in public services. He explained that 'members of administration' are ministers, deputy minister and political secretary and therefore, it includes Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister. Hafarizam also said that the suit should be struck out as there is lack of "facts and particulars" on how Najib had used his powers to cause injury to Mahathir, Khairuddin and Anina. On the point of "public office", Mahathir's lawyer Haniff Khatri said: "It is not the 'office' (which is important) but it is the nature of the decision." He said they had not pleaded in detail or properly, in the statement of claim, as to how Mahathir, Khairuddin and Anina had suffered personally.
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President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers. Zarif on Sunday criticized American implementation of the nuclear deal as lackluster and slow but stressed the importance of the deal and it's mechanisms. It's a multilateral deal and multilateral deals cannot be reopened for negotiations because it would open a Pandora's box, he told NBC News. Still, he said Iran has many options on the table if the U.S. opted to unilaterally withdraw and said he hasn't and won't rule out a meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson if the need arises for discussions about the nuclear deal. Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif Full Interview With Richard Engel 28:55 The possibility has not arisen, no request has been made, he added.
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Whether you are a wellness aficionado or not, you will have heard of the touted healing powers of crystals, minerals and gemstones. For thousands of years, metal pendants and crystal charms have been worn around the neck or wrist for their perceived health-boosting properties. Some ancient skincare potions contained pulverised crystals. And todays believers can even find gyms fitted with crystal walls. While no meditation centre worth its salt would be without a crystal singing bowl....
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Now it's time for HARDtalk. Welcome to HARDtalk. I'm Stephen Sackur. It's the job of the journalist to speak truth to power but it can be a lonely place, defying conventional wisdom and the powers that be. My guest today has known that loneliness. Irish journalist David Walsh was convinced that cycling's untouchable champion Lance Armstrong was a drugs cheat long before the sport revealed the scale of his deceit.
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