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Police preparing speedy immigration process

By The Nation

 

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Immigration police are stepping up efforts to prepare their personnel and procedures for the expected influx of tourists in and out of the country during long holiday periods, including the New Year’s festival, deputy police spokesman Pol Colonel Choengron Rimpadee said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064031-police-preparing-speedy-immigration-process/

 

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New teacher-education policy ‘will hurt quality’

By Chularat Saengpassa 
The Nation

 

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Rajabhat deans vow to fight govt decision to shorten training programme

 

THE ONGOING transition of the educational sector into a new and hopeful era risk stumbling after a drastic move by authorities to cut the duration of the teacher-education programme back to four years, many experts warned.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064033-new-teacher-education-policy-‘will-hurt-quality’/

 

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Simple tips to combat sexual predators

By Kornrawee Panyasuppakun 
The Nation

 

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A PEN OR a mobile phone can be good enough everyday items for self-defence in cities where one in two women experience sexual harassment in public transport.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064034-simple-tips-to-combat-sexual-predators/

 

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‘No evidence’ yet to charge woman with killing cats

By MARISA CHIMPRABHA 
THE NATION 

 

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POLICE YESTERDAY said that no legal action had yet been taken against a 30-year-old woman suspected by netizens of torturing and killing at least 27 kittens she had adopted from shelters and people.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064035-‘no-evidence’-yet-to-charge-woman-with-killing-cats/

 

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Fiery van crash kills nine Myanmar migrants

By The Nation

 

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SEVERAL MYANMAR workers smashed glass windows with their heads and fists to get out of a van that crashed into a tree and soon caught fire in Kamphaeng Phet province yesterday morning. But nine of them could not escape in time and were consumed by the flames.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064037-horrific-van-crash-kills-nine-myanmar-migrants-in-kamphaeng-phet/

 

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Officials get orders to wean farmers off rice

By The Nation

 

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AMBITIOUS NEW SCHEME AIMS TO HAVE THEM SWITCH TO CORN FARMING
 

AGRICULTURE Minister Grisada Boonrach has ordered officials to proceed with a corn-growing promotion scheme under the government’s San Palang Pracharat public-private partnership initiative.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064039-thai-officials-get-orders-to-wean-farmers-off-rice/

 

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Marine protections ordered for Samui to preserve ecosystem

By The Nation

 

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THE DEPARTMENT of Marine and Coastal Resources has decreed protective measures for tourist destinations Samui, Pha-ngan and Tao islands in Surat Thani province that will halt several routine practices and popular activities.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064040-marine-protections-ordered-for-samui-to-preserve-ecosystem/

 

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Tirawat left singing in the rain at Singha Pattaya Open

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam 
The Nation

 

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Chonburi – TIRAWAT Kaewsiribandit won the Bt3-million Singha Pattaya Open after thunderstorms forced organisers to scrap the final round for the first time in 15 years at Burapha Golf and Resort on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064041-tirawat-left-singing-in-the-rain-at-singha-pattaya-open/

 

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Let’s catch upon our reading

By Sopaporn Kurz 
Special to The Nation 
Frankfurt, Germany

 

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The Thai publishers’ booth in Frankfurt Book Fair.

 

Thais had a growing presence at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, but a lot of kids back home are still missing out on the best literature

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064042-let’s-catch-upon-our-reading-frankfurt-book-fair/

 

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Poll respondents split over pet registration, but agree fee too high

By The Nation

 

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Just over half of people surveyed this month by NIDA Poll were opposed to a government proposal that pet owners be charged a fee to register their cats and dogs, but most respondents objected to the hefty suggested fee of Bt450.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064044-poll-respondents-split-over-pet-registration-but-agree-fee-too-high/

 

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Commerce Min prepares Thailand for assumption of ASEAN chairmanship

 

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BANGKOK, 22 October 2018 (NNT) – As Thailand is set to take up the chairmanship of ASEAN next year, the Ministry of Commerce’s efforts are now geared towards preparing the country for the challenge. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064046-commerce-min-prepares-thailand-for-assumption-of-asean-chairmanship/

 

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Trade war has little to no impact on Thai economy: UTCC

 

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BANGKOK, 21st October 2018 (NNT) – The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) says the country’s economy remains strong in spite of the ongoing trade war between the United States and China. 

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064047-trade-war-has-little-to-no-impact-on-thai-economy-utcc/

 

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Interior Min raising public awareness of upcoming election

 

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BANGKOK, 22 October 2018 (NNT) – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered government agencies to educate Thai people about the 2019 election. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064048-thai-interior-min-raising-public-awareness-of-upcoming-election/

 

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Senate selection committee not yet formed

 

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BANGKOK, 22 October 2018 (NNT) – The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) hasn’t yet appointed a senate selection committee, according to Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064049-senate-selection-committee-not-yet-formed-wissanu/

 

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Saudi Arabia calls Khashoggi killing 'grave mistake', says prince not aware

By Doina Chiacu and Kylie MacLellan

 

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Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London, Britain, September 29, 2018. Picture taken September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS

 

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Sunday called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate a "huge and grave mistake", but sought to shield its powerful crown prince from the widening crisis, saying Mohammed bin Salman had not been aware.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064050-saudi-arabia-calls-khashoggi-killing-grave-mistake-says-prince-not-aware/

 

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Taiwan train crash kills 18 in deadliest rail tragedy in decades

By Yimou Lee and Jess Macy Yu

 

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TAIPEI (Reuters) - Eighteen people died and 175 were injured when a train derailed in northeastern Taiwan on Sunday, authorities said, in the island's worst rail disaster in more than three decades.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064051-taiwan-train-crash-kills-18-in-deadliest-rail-tragedy-in-decades/

 

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Man who foiled Nazi nuclear plan dies aged 99

 

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FILE PHOTO: World War Two Norwegian resistance fighter Joachim Roenneberg holds up a Union flag, which had been lowered from above the House of Lords, after it was presented to him by the Clerk of the House of Lords in Westminster, London, April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Winning/File Photo

 

OSLO (Reuters) - The leader of a daring World War Two raid to thwart Nazi Germany's nuclear ambitions has died aged 99, Norwegian government officials said on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064052-man-who-foiled-nazi-nuclear-plan-dies-aged-99/

 

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Jordan says it won't renew peace treaty land deal with Israel

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi

 

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FILE PHOTO: Jordan's King Abdullah speaks during the opening of the third ordinary session of the 18th Parliament in Amman, Jordan October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

 

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan said on Sunday it would not extend the 25-year deal that allows Israel to use two tracts of territory along its border just as Israel said it was still planning to negotiate an extension.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064053-jordan-says-it-wont-renew-peace-treaty-land-deal-with-israel/

 

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U.S. Mega Millions lottery hits record $1.6 billion after no winners on Friday

By Alex Dobuzinskis

 

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FILE PHOTO: Signs display the jackpots for Mega Millions and Powerball lottery drawings at a newsstands in midtown Manhattan in New York, U.S., October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Sugar

 

(Reuters) - The U.S. Mega Millions jackpot grew to $1.6 billion, a world record for a lottery, after Friday's drawing produced no winner of the grand prize, officials said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064054-us-mega-millions-lottery-hits-record-16-billion-after-no-winners-on-friday/

 

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Thousands of Hondurans in U.S.-bound migrant caravan head into Mexico

By Delphine Schrank

 

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Central American migrants walk along the highway near the border with Guatemala, as they continue their journey trying to reach the U.S., in Tapachula, Mexico October 21, 2018. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

 

TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) - A U.S.-bound caravan of thousands of mostly Honduran migrants whom President Donald Trump has declared unwelcome, began pouring into the Mexican border city of Tapachula on Sunday, setting up impromptu camps in public parks under a heavy rain.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064055-thousands-of-hondurans-in-us-bound-migrant-caravan-head-into-mexico/

 

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Armless beauty vlogger a social media hit in Thailand

By South-East Asia correspondent Liam Cochrane and Supattra Vimonsuknopparat

 

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Once her parents set up the studio lights in their simple one-room Bangkok home, 18-year-old "Fai" bursts into action.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064061-armless-beauty-vlogger-a-social-media-hit-in-thailand/

 

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Woman who fell off cliff to escape sex attack is now running the NYC marathon

 

Two years ago while fleeing an assailant in Thailand, Hannah Gavios fell 150 feet off a cliff and fractured her spine. There was a chance she might never walk again. Now the 25-year-old Queens native is prepping to run the New York City Marathon on Nov. 4.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064062-woman-who-fell-off-cliff-to-escape-sex-attack-in-thailand-is-now-running-the-nyc-marathon/

 

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'Dark-skinned people' targeted in Thailand immigrant crackdown

 

BANGKOK: Allegedly aimed at busting visa abusers and illegal migrants, a Thai police operation called "X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner" has raised questions about racial profiling and fears for asylum-seekers caught in its web.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064063-dark-skinned-people-targeted-in-thailand-immigrant-crackdown/

 

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New York witches aim hex at Supreme Court's Brett Kavanaugh despite death threats

By Gabriella Borter

 

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A self-proclaimed witch performs a hex on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh effigy at Catland Books in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Melissa Madara was not surprised to receive death threats on Friday as her Brooklyn witchcraft store prepared to host a public hexing of newly confirmed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this weekend.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064066-new-york-witches-aim-hex-at-supreme-courts-brett-kavanaugh-despite-death-threats/

 

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Woman killed, another injured in Prachin Buri lightning strike

By The Nation

 

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One woman was killed and another severely injured when they were struck by lightning in Prachin Buri’s Prachantakham district Sunday evening.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064068-woman-killed-another-injured-in-prachin-buri-lightning-strike/

 

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Two injured after car overturns and hits a bridge

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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Two people have sustained injuries after their car overturned, colliding with a bridge and mains water pipe in Chalong early this morning.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064069-two-injured-after-car-overturns-and-hits-a-bridge/

 

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