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BBC Shorts: Thai PM in court, Coca-cola removes drinks ingredient

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THAILAND PM APPEARS IN COURT

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Thailand's prime minister has appeared before the Constitutional Court in Bangkok to defend herself against allegations of abuse of power.

The complaint was filed by senators who said Yingluck Shinawatra's party benefited from improperly transferring her national security chief in 2011. She denies the allegations.

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COCA-COLA REMOVES KEY INGREDIENT

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The world's largest beverage-maker, Coca-Cola, plans to remove brominated vegetable oil from some of its drinks brands by the end of this year, following an online petition. Activists say an element of the additive, also found in flame retardants, could have negative health effects.

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