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Confusion over fleeing Saudi teen's asylum plan

Bangkok, Thailand (CNN)An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand to escape her allegedly abusive family has boarded a Korean Airlines plane in Bangkok and is waiting for takeoff, a Thai official said.Rahaf Al-Qunun is headed to Toronto, Canada, with a stopover in Seoul, said Thailand's Immigration Police Chief Surachate Hakparn.The news followed confusion earlier Friday over where the teenager would be resettled.Hakparn initially told CNN that Qunun had been offered asylum by both Australia and Canada. But he later requested that the statement be retracted. Adding to the sense of uncertainty surrounding the case, the Twitter account used by Qunun throughout her appeal for asylum was deactivated. ABC reporter Sophie McNeill tweeted Fri ...