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DSI wins awards for public collaboration

By The Nation

 

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File photo: Phuket's Sirinat National Park

 

The Department of Special Investigations (DSI) has recently been honoured with two prizes from the 2018 Public Sector Excellence Awards (PSEA), DSI chief Pol Colonel Paisit Wongmuang said on Friday.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057349-dsi-wins-awards-for-public-collaboration/

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Trump readies tariffs on $200 billion more Chinese goods despite talks -source

By Jeff Mason

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds an Oval Office meeting on preparations for hurricane Florence at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has directed aides to proceed with tariffs on about another $200 billion of Chinese goods, despite Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's attempts to restart trade talks with China, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057363-trump-readies-tariffs-on-200-billion-more-chinese-goods-despite-talks-source/

 

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Israeli troops kill boy, two men in Gaza protests - medics

By Nidal al-Mughrabi

 

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A Palestinian holds a sling to hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest calling for lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza and demand the right to return to their homeland, at the Israel-Gaza border fence, east of Gaza City September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

 

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinians, one of them an 11-year-old boy, and wounded at least 248 others taking part on Friday in weekly protests at the fortified Gaza Strip border, Palestinian medical officials said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057364-israeli-troops-kill-boy-two-men-in-gaza-protests-medics/

 

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Florence's 'violent grind' leaves at least four dead in Carolinas

By Ernest Scheyder

 

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A vehicle navigates a flooded Ocean Boulevard during Hurricane Florence in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, U.S. September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

 

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Reuters) - Florence crashed into the Carolina coast on Friday, felling trees, dumping nearly three feet of rain on some spots and leading to the death of four people before it was downgraded to a tropical storm still capable of wreaking havoc.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057365-florences-violent-grind-leaves-at-least-four-dead-in-carolinas/

 

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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh denies sexual misconduct allegation

By Jan Wolfe

 

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FILE PHOTO: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the third day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Alex Wroblewski/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday denied an allegation of sexual misconduct dating back to when he was a high school student, and a senior Republican senator said there was no reason to delay his confirmation to the court.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057366-us-supreme-court-nominee-kavanaugh-denies-sexual-misconduct-allegation/

 

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U.S.' Pompeo slams Kerry for 'inappropriate' meetings with Iran officials

By Lesley Wroughton

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers farewell remarks to State Department employees at the State Department in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday lambasted his predecessor, John Kerry, for meetings with Iranian officials in back-channel talks and accused him of "actively undermining" the Trump administration's policy towards Tehran.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057367-us-pompeo-slams-kerry-for-inappropriate-meetings-with-iran-officials/

 

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Super Typhoon 'Mangkhut' arrives in Philippines

By Martin Petty

 

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Fishermen recover nets at their fishpens in Laguna de Bay, before Typhoon Mangkhut hits the main island of Luzon, in Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, in Philippines, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

 

MANILA (Reuters) - A fierce typhoon bringing winds of over 200 km per hour made landfall in the northern Philippines on Saturday, bringing powerful gusts, heavy rainfall and causing power outages in some areas.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057368-super-typhoon-mangkhut-arrives-in-philippines/

 

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Trump ex-campaign head Manafort changes mind, cooperates in Russia probe

By Nathan Layne, Jonathan Landay and Karen Freifeld

 

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FILE PHOTO: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as his campaign chairman Paul Manafort looks on during Trump's walk through at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, U.S., July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will cooperate with the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a dramatic turnaround in a probe that the U.S. president derides as a political witch hunt.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057369-trump-ex-campaign-head-manafort-changes-mind-cooperates-in-russia-probe/

 

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Britain and EU 'closing in' on a Brexit agreement, Raab says

By Kylie MacLellan

 

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Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab arrives at Downing Street in London, Britain, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union are "closing in" on a withdrawal agreement, Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Friday, before a meeting of European leaders in Salzburg next week.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057371-britain-and-eu-closing-in-on-a-brexit-agreement-raab-says/

 

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Britain steps up efforts to target dirty money from Russia, corrupt elites

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is significantly stepping up efforts to tackle the dirty money funnelled by Russians and other "corrupt elites" into or through the United Kingdom, a senior police officer said on Friday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057372-britain-steps-up-efforts-to-target-dirty-money-from-russia-corrupt-elites/

 

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FIFA report proposes regulating transfer fees, limiting player loans

By Brian Homewood

 

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of FIFA is seen in front of its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

 

ZURICH (Reuters) - A FIFA task force has proposed the use of an algorithm to calculate transfer fees as well as a luxury tax and a limit on the number of players who can be loaned in a report on possible reforms to the soccer transfer system.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057374-fifa-report-proposes-regulating-transfer-fees-limiting-player-loans/

 

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'Brutality'at Army camps continues

By Chularat Saengpassa 
The Nation Weekend

 

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The Nation Weekend

 

With yet another conscript succumbing to injuries, many are left wondering when these wrongful fatalities will end

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057376-brutalityat-army-camps-continues/

 

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SPECIAL REPORT: Weathering the cost of climate change mitigation challenge

By PIYAPORN WONGRUANG 
THE NATION WEEKEND

 

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Energy and transport sectors are the main targets for greenhouse gases reduction in the country.

 

Thailand is getting more serious with the new climate mitigation obligation under the UN framework.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057378-special-report-weathering-the-cost-of-climate-change-mitigation-challenge/

 

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No victory in sight

By Phatarawadee Phataranawik 
The Nation Weekend

 

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Nation/Thachadon Panyaphanitkul

 

Renovation plans for Bangkok’s historic landmarks have run into a monumental disruption – who’s actually in charge of these places?

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057379-no-victory-in-sight/

 

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U.S. imposes sanctions on Thai company it accuses of aiding Iran

 

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrives at a White House reception for Congressional Medal of Honor recipients in the East Room of the White in Washington, U.S., September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions against a Thai aviation company that it said was acting on behalf of Iran's Mahan Air, which it accused of ferrying troops and supplies into Syria in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057380-us-imposes-sanctions-on-thai-company-it-accuses-of-aiding-iran/

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Volkswagen to end production of the Beetle next year

By Arunima Banerjee and Joseph White

 

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FILE PHOTO: The new Volkswagen Beetle Dune is introduced at the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, United States November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - Volkswagen <VOWG_p.DE> said on Thursday it would stop producing its Beetle compact car in 2019, ending a model that looked backward to the 1960s counterculture as the automaker prepares for a leap toward a future of mass-market electric cars.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057381-volkswagen-to-end-production-of-the-beetle-next-year/

 

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Southeast Asian cyber-security center opens in Thailand

Patpicha Tanakasempipat, Reuters

 

BANGKOK—A cyber-security center opened in Thailand on Friday to train personnel from countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to help combat cyber threats in the attack-prone region.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057385-southeast-asian-cyber-security-center-opens-in-thailand/

 

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Pact notches up science research as Thailand seeks to take lead in Asia

By Asina Pornwasin 
The Weekend Nation

 

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Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn talks with CERN’s director for International Relations, Charlotte Warakaulle, who signed an International Cooperation Agreement with the Science and Technology Ministry. 

 

The government has signed an International Cooperation Agreement (ICA) with CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, as part of its drive to take Thailand to the forefront of science.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057388-pact-notches-up-science-research-as-thailand-seeks-to-take-lead-in-asia/

 

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Thai agency to lead transition to digital economy

By Asina Pornwasin 
The Weekend Nation

 

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Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, president and CEO of Digital Economy Promotion Agency (Depa)

 

DEPA aims to make the kingdom an IOT hub of asia, boost digitalisation of Asean bloc

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057390-thai-agency-to-lead-transition-to-digital-economy/

 

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Bangkok Car Free Day 2018 will be celebrated on 22nd Sept.

Suwit Rattiwan

 

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BANGKOK, 13th September 2018 (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is to organize activities to celebrate Car Free Day on 22nd September of every year. The activities will campaign for the greater use of public transport instead of cars to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and traffic congestion.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057391-bangkok-car-free-day-2018-will-be-celebrated-on-22nd-sept/

 

 

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Chiang Mai park to be proposed for world heritage status

Itiporn  Lakarnchua

 

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BANGKOK, 14th September 2018 (NNT) – The World Heritage Committee has given its approval to proposals to acknowledge cultural heritage sites throughout Chiang Mai, which is to submit a request for UNESCO World Heritage status this September 30.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057392-chiang-mai-park-to-be-proposed-for-world-heritage-status/

 

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Bangkok to grant certificates to tattoo artists

Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK, 14 September 2018 (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will grant certificates to tattoo artists in an attempt to improve the quality and safety of the city's tattoo studios. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057393-bangkok-to-grant-certificates-to-tattoo-artists/

 

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Holidaymakers invited to see blooming lotuses in Ubon Ratchathani

Nuppol Suvansombut

 

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UBON RATCHATHANI, 14th September 2018 (NNT) - Holidaymakers have been invited to visit a lotus lake in Ubon Ratchathani province to enjoy the beautiful sight of blooming white and pink lotuses.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057394-holidaymakers-invited-to-see-blooming-lotuses-in-ubon-ratchathani/

 

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Government offices doing away with the need for ID photocopies

Itiporn  Lakarnchua

 

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BANGKOK, 14th September 2018 (NNT) – Officials have announced that in keeping with the Thailand 4.0 agenda and national development strategies, photocopies of identification cards and home registrations will no longer be needed when engaging with state offices

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1057395-government-offices-doing-away-with-the-need-for-id-photocopies/

 

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Government tells taxi drivers where to stick their request for more money

 

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A top level government official has responded to taxi drivers who want to raise the passenger service charge from 50 baht to 100 baht for using Bangkok's two main airport taxi services.
 
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Video: Fighting over "Honey": Thai men battle it out with a sword in broad daylight

 

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A dash cam video showed two middle aged Thai men fighting in the street over a Thai woman.
 
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Airport limo with foreign couple overturns going downtown from Don Muang

 

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An Italian man and his wife were fortunate to escape serious injury after a limousine service they were using from Don Muang airport overturned on Viphavadee-Rangsit Road last night. 
 

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ATM gas thieves get just 30,000 baht after twin attacks in Rayong

 

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A gang of ATM thieves with gas cutting equipment failed to get money out of a Bangkok Bank ATM in the eastern Thai city of Rayong. 
 
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Headless corpse washes up on island beach in Thailand's south

 

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Image: Sanook

 
Villagers on Koh Libong in Trang made a gruesome discovery yesterday when a headless and arm-less corpse washed up on the beach.
 
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