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Australia's east coast drought to intensify as dry weather persists

By Colin Packham

 

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Farmer Kevin Tongue stands in a dried-up dam on his drought-effected property of 'Glenwood' located on the outskirts of the town of Tamworth, north-west of Sydney in Australia, August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jill Gralow

 

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's east coast will experience dry weather for at least the next three months, the country's meteorological bureau said on Thursday, intensifying a drought that has wilted crops and left farmers struggling to stay in business.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055065-australias-east-coast-drought-to-intensify-as-dry-weather-persists/

 

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Thai woman seeks police help in finding missing husband

By The Nation

 

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A Thai woman on Thursday asked Kanchanaburi police to search for her British husband who disappeared from a resort following a dispute with her.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055066-thai-woman-seeks-kanchanaburi-police-help-in-finding-missing-british-husband/

 

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Motorcyclist killed, friend injured after collision with car

By The Nation

 

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A speeding large motorcycle crashed into a car at an intersection in Ayutthaya's Uthai district early on Thursday, killing the passenger and severely injuring the rider.
 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055068-motorcyclist-killed-friend-injured-after-collision-with-car-in-ayutthaya/

 

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Ex-Scottish leader Salmond resigns from SNP amid misconduct allegations

By Andrew MacAskill

 

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FILE PHOTO: Former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond talks about his show 'Alex Salmond Unleashed' at the Edinburgh Fringe, Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain August 12, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond said on Wednesday he has resigned from the Scottish National Party, which he led for two decades, days after allegations of sexual misconduct became publicly known.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055071-ex-scottish-leader-salmond-resigns-from-snp-amid-misconduct-allegations/

 

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ofo put brakes on Phuket bike share

By The Phuket News

 

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The ofo bike share was launched on Sept 20 last year. Photo: The Phuket News / File

 

PHUKET: The company behind Phuket’s first bike share service, ofo Thailand, yesterday (Aug 30) announced that the service has come to an end.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055077-ofo-put-brakes-on-phuket-bike-share/

 

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Body of missing foreigner found in Kanchanaburi river

By The Nation

 

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The body of a man from Northern Ireland was found floating on the Kwae Noi River in Kanchanaburi's Sai Yok district on Thursday morning shortly after his Thai wife went to the police to say he had been missing for two days. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055066-thai-woman-seeks-kanchanaburi-police-help-in-finding-missing-british-husband/?do=findComment&comment=13317811

 

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Australia flags denying U.S. whistleblower Chelsea Manning entry visa

 

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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning talks during the Roskilde Festival 2018 at the Gloria Stage about activism in Roskilde, Denmark, July 5, 2018. Ritzau Scanpix/Torben Christensen via REUTERS/Files

 

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has signalled it is preparing to ban U.S. whistleblower Chelsea Manning from entering the country ahead of a scheduled speaking tour, the organiser of the engagements said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055082-australia-flags-denying-us-whistleblower-chelsea-manning-entry-visa/

 

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Snake under the bike seat as teacher prays to python for luck in the lottery!

 

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The world of Thai social media enjoyed the story of a teacher at a school in Korat who was pictured praying for luck after a python slithered under her motorcycle seat.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055084-snake-under-the-bike-seat-as-teacher-prays-to-python-for-luck-in-the-lottery/

 

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Ratchaburi Must Defuse Massive WWII Bombs

By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter

 

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Yu Klanked, 99, told reporters Wednesday how he was recruited by Japanese soldiers to help repair Chulalongkorn Bridge after it was destroyed by the Allied bombing in 1942.

 

RATCHABURI — For seven decades, Ratchaburi province residents have coexisted peacefully with a cluster of Allied bombs lodged in their riverbed. That truce is now over.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055085-ratchaburi-must-defuse-massive-wwii-bombs/

 

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CAT, Samart to expand DTRS services nationwide

By The Nation

 

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Sa-ngob Sangkhachinda, Executive Vice President (Wireless Operation) of CAT

 

CAT Telecom Public Company Limited and Samart Digital Corporation Public Company Limited will expand the Digital Trunked Radio System (DTRS) by adding 1,000 stations to the telecommunication infrastructure and renting equipment.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055086-cat-samart-to-expand-dtrs-services-nationwide/

 

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Pattaya police told to smarten up their act and be polite - especially with tourists

 

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Top Brass police orders have reached Pattaya telling cops there to smarten up, stop hiding behind masks and balaclavas and communicate more effectively with tourists.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055089-pattaya-police-told-to-smarten-up-their-act-and-be-polite-especially-with-tourists/

 

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Myanmar dam breach floods 85 villages, thousands driven from homes

By Shoon Naing and Antoni Slodkowski

 

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Damaged walls are seen after the spillway of an irrigation dam burst at Swar creek in Swar township, Myanmar, August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Antoni Slodkowski

 

SWAR CREEK DAM, Myanmar (Reuters) - As many as 85 villages were flooded in Myanmar after a dam failed, unleashing waters that blocked a major highway and forced more than 63,000 people from their homes, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055091-myanmar-dam-breach-floods-85-villages-thousands-driven-from-homes/

 

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Warning to electricity users: Don't fall for fraudsters collecting bill money at your door

 

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The Thai electrical generating authority has warned customers not to be conned by fraudsters arriving at their doors demanding payment for unpaid bills.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055092-warning-to-electricity-users-dont-fall-for-fraudsters-collecting-bill-money-at-your-door/

 

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Phuket airport to hold bomb simulation training drill

By The Phuket News

 

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The exercise will be a ‘sabotage by bomb’ scenario within the domestic terminal departure hall. Photo: The Phuket News / File

 

PHUKET: The Phuket Public Relations Department have today announced that a Phuket International Airport Full Emergency Plan (Pemex) exercise will take place at the airport at 10pm tonight.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055108-phuket-airport-to-hold-bomb-simulation-training-drill/

 

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Police clampdown on underpass speeding nets 60, top flight hits 167km/h

By The Phuket News

 

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Officers check the camera for motorists speeding on the bypass road near the Darasamut Underpass. Photo: Wichit Traffic Police

 

PHUKET: A record 60 drivers have been fined for speeding on the bypass road near the Darasamut Underpass, with one motorbike rider clocking a top speed of 167km/h.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055110-police-clampdown-on-underpass-speeding-nets-60-top-flight-hits-167kmh/

 

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British girl urged to file rape complaint by Sept 25

 

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The 19-year-old British woman who claimed to have been drugged and raped while vacationing on Koh Tao island of Surat Thani’s Koh Phangan district should come and file a complaint with Thai police before the statute of limitations in the case expires on Sept 25, Region 8 Provincial Police commissioner Pol Lt Gen Sorasak Yenprem said on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055048-koh-tao-rape-inquiry-no-evidence-found-as-local-cops-ask-victim-to-come-back/?do=findComment&comment=13318495

 

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Teenager’s plunge from Samut Prakan apartment balcony a mystery

By The Nation

 

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A teenage girl was found dead outside an apartment building in Samut Prakan on Thursday morning, the victim of a five-storey plunge.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055116-teenager’s-plunge-from-samut-prakan-apartment-balcony-a-mystery/

 

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‘Drug addict’ teen shot dead in Nakhon Si Thammarat

By The Nation

 

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An alleged drug addict suspected of involvement in a local drug gang was shot dead at his house in Nakhon Si Thammarat on Wednesday night.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055117-‘drug-addict’-teen-shot-dead-in-nakhon-si-thammarat/

 

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Textbook money coming, schools told as Bt1.3-bn added to budget

By The Nation

 

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The Budget Bureau will cough up more money to the office responsible for procuring textbooks for schools after a “misunderstanding” caused the original budget allocation came up short by half.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055119-textbook-money-coming-schools-told-as-bt13-bn-added-to-budget/

 

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Israeli man, 25, killed on honeymoon in Thailand car crash

Wife lightly injured after couple hit by passing vehicle in northern city of Pai

By TOI STAFF

 

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Pai, Thaliand. (CC BY Shinsuke Ikegame/Flickr)

 

A 25-year-old Israeli man was killed and his wife lightly injured after being hit by a car on Thursday while honeymooning in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055121-israeli-man-25-killed-on-honeymoon-in-thailand-car-crash/

 

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Vietnamese boats arrested in undercover sting

By Santiparp Ramasut 
The Nation

 

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Two Vietnamese fishing boats with their 11 crew members were escorted back to the shore of Songkhla's Muang district on Thursday to face prosecution for allegedly fishing in Thai waters, said the director of the Fisheries Department's Prevention and Suppression Centre in Songkhla, Charoen Omanee.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055122-songkhla-vietnamese-boats-arrested-in-undercover-sting/

 

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Central in Phuket eyes ‘quality tourists’

By The Nation

 

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Central Pattana Plc (CPN) is announcing its “world elite tourism” strategy to attract “quality tourists” to Central Phuket, its new flagship site.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055136-central-in-phuket-eyes-‘quality-tourists’/

 

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Arsonists attack Yala electricity building, vehicles

By The Nation

 

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Five insurgents raided an office of the Provincial Electricity Authority in Yala and set fire to the building and two vehicles early on Thursday, police said.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055139-arsonists-attack-yala-electricity-building-vehicles/

 

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Phuket tour boat operators, crew offered free life-raft training

By The Phuket News

 

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The training session will focus on how to launch and have passengers safely enter a life raft. Image: Courtesy of VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S

 

PHUKET:-- Local boat company Cholamark will hold a free training exercise at Chalong Pier this Saturday (Sept 1) to educate local captains and crews on how to safely launch and have passengers enter a life raft in case of emergency.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055141-phuket-tour-boat-operators-crew-offered-free-life-raft-training/

 

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Maya Bay coming back to life, says marine expert

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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Marine biologist Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat says the coral at Maya Bay is coming back to life. Photo: Thon Thamrongnawasawat

 

PHUKET:-- Coral reefs at Phi Phi Island’s Maya Bay are already coming back to life since closing the area to tourists on June 1, says marine biologist Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055142-maya-bay-coming-back-to-life-says-marine-expert/

 

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Venice film festival: Guillermo del Toro says gender disparity is 'a real problem'

By Catherine Shoard

 

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Guillermo del Toro says ‘strength and resolve’ are needed to achieve gender parity in the film industry. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

 

The jury president of the Venice film festival has condemned the gender disparity in the film industry and demanded urgent reform.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055143-venice-film-festival-guillermo-del-toro-says-gender-disparity-is-a-real-problem/

 

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Tom Cruise's Top Gun sequel Maverick delayed by a year

 

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Tom Cruise starred in Top Gun, which came out in 1986 / Image: GETTY IMAGES

 

Top Gun: Maverick's release date has been delayed by a year due to "logistical reasons".

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055145-tom-cruises-top-gun-sequel-maverick-delayed-by-a-year/

 

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Matt Groening reveals truth behind Michael Jackson’s Simpsons cameo

By Mel Evans

 

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Creator of The Simpsons, Matt Groening, has revealed details about one of the most famous cameos on his show.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1055147-matt-groening-reveals-truth-behind-michael-jackson’s-simpsons-cameo/

 

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