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The week that was in Thailand news: Jeez! Must pack and take a plane and get me to Blighty once again!




Ever since I came to live in Thailand I have taken my holidays in England, the land of my birth. I am careful never to use the term "home" - I shall leave such words to my esteemed colleague "Dan About Thailand" and all his blogs about expats and their various woes.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062349-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-jeez-must-pack-and-take-a-plane-and-get-me-to-blighty-once-again/


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Eleven die in head-on collision on Greek motorway - police




ATHENS (Reuters) - Eleven people, thought to be migrants, died in Greece on Saturday when their vehicle collided head-on with a truck and burst into flames, police said.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062399-eleven-die-in-head-on-collision-on-greek-motorway-police/


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Bodies of 11 babies found hidden in former funeral home in Detroit: police




(Reuters) - The bodies of 11 babies were found hidden at a former funeral home in Detroit on Friday after authorities received an anonymous letter leading them to the remains, police said.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062400-bodies-of-11-babies-found-hidden-in-former-funeral-home-in-detroit-police/


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Death toll in Afghanistan election rally blast climbs to at least 22 - officials


KABUL (Reuters) - The number of people killed when a bomb went off at an election rally in northeastern Afghanistan has climbed to at least 22, officials said on Saturday.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062401-death-toll-in-afghanistan-election-rally-blast-climbs-to-at-least-22-officials/


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Malaysia's Anwar wins by-election, steps closer to premiership


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Malaysia's politician Anwar Ibrahim celebrates after winning the by-election in Port Dickson, Malaysia October 13, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin


KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim won a by-election engineered for his return to parliament by an overwhelming majority on Saturday, bringing him closer to the premiership that has been promised to him by former foe, Mahathir Mohamad.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062402-malaysias-anwar-wins-by-election-steps-closer-to-premiership/

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Pope defrocks two Chilean bishops over sexual abuse allegations

By Philip Pullella


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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has defrocked two Chilean bishops accused of molesting minors, as he tries to tackle the Catholic Church's sexual abuse scandals around the world.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062404-pope-defrocks-two-chilean-bishops-over-sexual-abuse-allegations/


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Kenya's ex-sports minister to be charged over Rio Olympics graft


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FILE PHOTO - Kenya's Hassan Wario addresses a news conference on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recommendations that judged Kenya as non-compliant with the WADA code, in the capital Nairobi, May 13, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya


NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's former sports minister will be charged in court in relation to the siphoning of funds meant for athletes who competed in the Olympics in Brazil two years ago, the chief prosecutor said on Saturday.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062405-kenyas-ex-sports-minister-to-be-charged-over-rio-olympics-graft/

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Depay shines as Netherlands thump Germany to heap pressure on Loew


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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Memphis Depay scored one goal and put in an exhilarating all-round display as the Netherlands outclassed Germany 3-0 in their UEFA Nations League clash at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Saturday.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062407-depay-shines-as-netherlands-thump-germany-to-heap-pressure-on-loew/


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Ireland frustrate dominant Denmark in dull Nations League draw


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(Reuters) - Denmark dominated possession but couldn't find a way to break down a dogged Republic of Ireland team as the two sides played out a dull scoreless draw in their UEFA Nations League B, Group 4 clash in Dublin on Saturday.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062408-ireland-frustrate-dominant-denmark-in-dull-nations-league-draw/


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Rugby - Wigan give departing coach Wane the perfect send-off


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MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Wigan Warriors gave head coach Shaun Wane the perfect leaving present as they wrapped up their 22nd English title by beating Warrington Wolves 12-4 in an intense Super League Grand Final on Saturday.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062409-rugby-wigan-give-departing-coach-wane-the-perfect-send-off/


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New Directive Bans Expulsion of Pregnant Students

By Pravit Rojanaphruk, Senior Staff Writer



Primary students at a Ratchaburi school in a February 2011 file photo. Photo: Office of the Prime Minister.


BANGKOK – A new ministerial directive was announced Friday banning the expulsion of pregnant students and allowing them pregnancy leave.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062410-new-directive-bans-expulsion-of-pregnant-students/


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SPECIAL REPORT: Unique way of life at upper Songkhla Lake under threat




The first light touches upon Yor Yak, igniting the new lease of life for this fishing village with eco tourism based on the decade-long way of life. Special to the Nation/ Photo credits: Sayan Chuenudomsavad.


The RID's sluice gate against sea-water intrusion is being introduced on Pak Pra canal without residents' knowledge, posing threat to livelihoods and their self sufficient economy as much as the lake's ecosystems.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062411-special-report-unique-way-of-life-at-upper-songkhla-lake-under-threat/


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'United against racism', Germans stage mass protest against far right

By Michael Nienaber


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BERLIN (Reuters) - Protestors from across Germany marched through Berlin on Saturday against racism, xenophobia and the far right in one of the country's biggest rallies of recent years.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062415-united-against-racism-germans-stage-mass-protest-against-far-right/


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Aussies in Asia: The Thai island life of media man Tim Newton

by Peter Olszewski

Featured in this week’s edition of mediaweek.com.au




There’s also a tropical island buzz about the way Thaiger conducts its business


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062416-aussies-in-asia-the-thai-island-life-of-media-man-tim-newton/


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China-bound workers advised to keep visa valid: Labor Ministry

Tanakorn Sangiam


BANGKOK, 13 October 2018 (NNT) – Thai workers traveling to China are legally required to verify the validity of their visa and invitation letter from Chinese authorities, said Deputy Department of Employment Director-General Suchat Pornchaiwiseskul. 


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062417-china-bound-workers-advised-to-keep-visa-valid-labor-ministry/


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Gov directs problem-solving for agriculturists’ debts

Vipaporn Pooritanasarn




BANGKOK, 13th October 2018 (NNT) - The government is directing a problem-solving approach to agriculturists’ debts in keeping with the consensus of the cabinet. 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062418-gov-directs-problem-solving-for-agriculturists’-debts/


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Maryse Conde wins alternative literature prize in absence of Nobel


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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Maryse Conde from the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe was awarded the New Academy Prize in Literature, created after the Swedish Academy postponed this year's literary Nobel as it sought to deal with the aftermath of a rape scandal.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062419-maryse-conde-wins-alternative-literature-prize-in-absence-of-nobel/


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Philippines says U.N. rights council seat vindicates Duterte's drug war


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Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 23, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Files

MANILA (Reuters) - Granting the Philippines a fresh three-year term on the U.N. Human Rights Council has vindicated President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown on drugs and shown his detractors to be "morally corrupt", senior officials said on Saturday.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062423-philippines-says-un-rights-council-seat-vindicates-dutertes-drug-war/


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Henry given first job as head coach by Monaco


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Soccer Football - Champions League - Group Stage - Group A - AS Monaco v Atletico Madrid - Stade Louis II, Monaco - September 18, 2018 Thierry Henry in the stadium before the match REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

PARIS (Reuters) - Former France striker Thierry Henry was given his first head coaching role when AS Monaco appointed him on a three-year deal to replace the sacked Leonardo Jardim, the Ligue 1 club announced on Saturday.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062427-henry-given-first-job-as-head-coach-by-monaco/

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Schumacher's son Mick wins European F3 title


(Reuters) - Mick Schumacher, the 19-year-old son of seven-times Formula One world champion Michael, won the European Formula Three title at Hockenheim on Saturday with a race to spare.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062428-schumachers-son-mick-wins-european-f3-title/


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Video of thug punching woman in the face viewed by millions



Image: Sanook


A video of a man punching a woman in the face has gone viral among social media users in Thailand.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1062431-video-of-thug-punching-woman-in-the-face-viewed-by-millions/

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