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Ranieri ‘shaken’ by death of Leicester’s Thai boss

Milan, Italy | AFP | Claudio Ranieri revealed on Monday he had been “terribly shaken” by the death of Leicester City boss Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Ranieri, 66, was hired by Vichai in 2015 and led Leicester to their historic Premier League title success the following year. Billionaire Vichai, 60, died along …

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Japanese ‘baby factory’ man wins custody of 13 kids

Bangkok, Thailand | AFP | A Bangkok court on Tuesday granted a Japanese man “sole parent” rights to 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers, a ruling that paves the way for him to take custody of the group. Mitsutoki Shigeta caused a “baby factory” scandal in 2014 after …

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Man stopped on Thai border with orangutans, tortoises, raccoons

Bangkok, Thailand | AFP | Thai wildlife officers have arrested a Malaysian man attempting to smuggle two baby orangutans, 51 tortoises and six raccoons into the kingdom across its southern border, officials said Thursday. The animals were packed into plastic boxes and suitcases loaded into Ismail Bin Ahmad’s car, officials said. …

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Thai man arrested for smuggling sperm to Laos

Bangkok, Thailand | AFP |  Thai authorities arrested a man trying to smuggle six vials of sperm into Laos, a customs officer said Thursday, the latest sign that a commercial surrogacy industry is growing in the opaque communist country following curbs around the region. The 25-year-old was arrested in the …

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