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American tourist found dead at Koh Lanta

By The Phuket News

 

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The body of American tourist Nasa Gragg Jr, 26, was found at Klongnin Beach. Photo: Krabi Tourist Assistance Centre

 

PHUKET:-- An American tourist was found dead in the water, believed drowned, off Koh Lanta last week, The Phuket News has learned.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064454-american-tourist-found-dead-at-koh-lanta/

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Phuket lifeguard corruption probe ‘to take six months’

By The Phuket News

 

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A ragged red ’no swimming’ flag flutters on Patong Beach. Photo: The Phuket news / file

 

PHUKET:-- The investigation by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) into alleged corruption in the hiring of a company to provide lifeguards on Phuket’s beaches will take at least 180 days, The Phuket News was told today (Oct 22).

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064461-phuket-lifeguard-corruption-probe-‘to-take-six-months’/

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Net widened after Chiang Mai police nab suspect with 10 million meth pills

By Nisanart Kangwanwong 
The Nation

 

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Police on Monday morning arrested a drug suspect and confiscated 10.2 million methamphetamine pills in Chiang Mai’s Mae Ai district.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064451-net-widened-after-chiang-mai-police-nab-suspect-with-10-million-meth-pills/

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THAI to push reforms after unsavoury pilot standoff

By PHUWIT LIMVIPHUVAT 
THE NATION 

 

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Dumrong Waikhani,The President of Thai Airways Worker's Union speaks at a press conference yeaterday about the Zurich -Bangkok TG971 controversy.

 

UNION SAYS PILOTS HAVE RIGHT, BUT PASSENGERS MUST BE GIVEN PRIORITY; EXECS PUSH ‘CUSTOMER IS KING’
 

THE TRADE union of Thai Airways International (THAI) has attacked two pilots for demanding first-class seats from passengers in a standoff drama that delayed an October 11 Zurich-Bangkok flight by two hours even as airline executives vowed to reform the national carrier.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064480-thai-to-push-reforms-after-unsavoury-pilot-standoff/

 

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Measles claims 9th victim in Yala, 3 critically ill

By The Nation

 

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A mother holds her child as nurses at the Tambon Yala Health Promotion Hospital in Yala’s Muang district vaccinate him against measles yesterday. There have been several measles deaths in the province this year. Photo Nakharin Chinnawornkomol

 

A CHILD SUCCUMBED to measles in Yala province yesterday morning, bringing the number of deaths from the disease in the southernmost province this year to nine, Yala Provincial Public Health Office head Dr Songkran Maichum said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064362-ninth-death-in-yala-measles-outbreak/

 

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Panama backs Kra Canal as right move for Thai growth

By The Nation

 

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BUILDING a channel linking two major seas would boost Thailand’s role in global connectivity, said Panama’s Vice President Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, whose country has played a similar role for over a century since it opened the Panama Isthmus in 1914.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064481-panama-backs-kra-canal-as-right-move-for-thai-growth/

 

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Kaeng Krachan road project kicks off despite concerns

By Pratch Rujivanarom 
The Nation

 

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Photo by Mana Phermpool The forest rangers are installing the wildlife caution traffic sign on the side of Ban Krang-Panoen Thung Road inside Kaeng Krachan National Park, which will be reconstructed next month.

 

DESPITE concerns over the environmental impact a concrete road inside Kaeng Krachan National Park would have, and the absence of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on the project, park officials said building of the road will begin next month.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064483-kaeng-krachan-road-project-kicks-off-despite-concerns/

 

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Almost 11,000 killed on roads so far this year

By Pongpat Traipipat, 
Krismeth Loho 
The Nation

 

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Foundation chief bares grim statistics in call to promote more safety on roads
 

A MEDICAL student and a 10-year-old girl are among the latest victims of Thailand’s notorious roads after their cars crashed head-on in Si Sa Ket province yesterday morning.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064484-almost-11000-killed-on-thai-roads-so-far-this-year/

 

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Eight animal shelters claim Wararat adopts their cats

By JESSADA JANTARARAK 
THE NATION 

 

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A 30-year-old woman at the heart of cat torture allegations had adopted at least eight cats from separate animal shelters, a vet from Watchdog Thailand said yesterday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064485-eight-animal-shelters-claim-wararat-adopts-their-cats/

 

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Cultural differences leave Mahachai residents unhappy

By KORNRAWEE PANYASUPPAKUN 
THE NATION 
MAHACHAI, SAMUT SAKHON

 

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SOME Residents of Samut Sakhon’s Mahachai district, famous for its vast seafood market, are feeling a little culturally uncomfortable with their neighbours who hail from Myanmar.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064486-cultural-differences-leave-mahachai-residents-unhappy/

 

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Airbnb gains as senior citizens catch travel bug

By THE NATION

 

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A GREATER number of senior citizens are becoming a part of Airbnb, the worldwide travel platform said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064303-thailand’s-seniors-are-world’s-most-active-airbnb-hosts-and-guests/?do=findComment&comment=13487446

 

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Blockbusters a shot in the arm for Thai film industry

By THE NATION

 

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Nakee 2: arrives with a blast

 

Thailand has seen several local blockbusters over the past nine months, with some films bringing in as much as Bt100 million.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064487-blockbusters-a-shot-in-the-arm-for-thai-film-industry/

 

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Thailand Tells Black People Don’t Come Here

The similarities to Trump's immigration agency are hard to miss.

Written By Nigel Roberts

 

Thailand is not hiding its use of racial profiling to identify which foreigners its immigration enforcement agents are targeting for expulsion.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064489-thailand-tells-black-people-don’t-come-here/

 

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Phuket health chief calls for athlete health self-awareness after fun-runner collapses, dies

By The Phuket News

 

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Runners take part in the Half Marathon fun run yesterday (Oct 22). Photo: Supplied

 

PHUKET: The chief of the Phuket Provincial Health Office is urging runners to beware their own physical condition when taking part in long-distance events after a man collapsed during a half-marathon held in Phuket yesterday (Oct 21) and later died.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064490-phuket-health-chief-calls-for-athlete-health-self-awareness-after-fun-runner-collapses-dies/

 

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Phuket Administrative Court officially opens

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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The Phuket Administrative Court has been officially opened which provide service for the Krabi, Phang Nga, Ranong and Phuket provinces. The Administrative Courts adjudicate on cases relating to people and private business versus state-run departments, enterprises and political entities.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064491-phuket-administrative-court-officially-opens/

 

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UK's May tries to calm Brexit rebels, says deal almost done

By Kylie MacLellan and William James

 

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May holds a news conference at the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Files

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May urged restive lawmakers to back her in the final stages of Britain's exit from the European Union, saying talks were in their most difficult phase even if a deal was close.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064494-uks-may-tries-to-calm brexit rebels-says-deal-almost-done/

 

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Benetton founder, who took family business beyond sweaters, dies at 77

 

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Gilberto Benetton, one of the co-founders of the Italian clothing retailer Benetton Group, is seen in this undated picture. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

 

MILAN (Reuters) - Gilberto Benetton, a co-founder of Italian clothing retailer United Colors of Benetton who masterminded the family empire's diversification into construction, transport and catering, has died at the age of 77.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064495-benetton-founder-who-took-family-business-beyond-sweaters-dies-at-77/

 

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Two Koreas, U.N. forces agree to remove weapons at border

By Hyonhee Shin

 

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FILE PHOTO: A North Korean soldier patrols at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 18, 2018. Picture taken on April 18, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

 

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea and the U.N. Command agreed on Monday to withdraw firearms and guard posts in the demilitarised zone village of Panmunjom this week, Seoul's defence ministry said, the latest move in a fast-improving relationship.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064496-two koreas-un-forces-agree-to-remove-weapons-at-border/

 

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Merkel - No German arms exports to Saudi until killing cleared up

 

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ORTENBERG, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a "monstrosity" and vowed to halt all German arms exports to Riyadh until the case is cleared up.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064497-merkel-no-german-arms-exports-to-saudi-until-killing-cleared-up/

 

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Trump says he remains unsatisfied with Saudi accounts on Khashoggi

By Jeff Mason and David Dolan

 

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A Still image taken from CCTV video and obtained by A News claims to show Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and his fiancee entering their residence on the day he disappeared in Istanbul, Turkey October 2, 2018. Courtesy A News/Handout via REUTERS

 

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was still not satisfied with what he has heard from Saudi Arabia about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, but did not want to lose investment from Riyadh.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064498-trump-says-he-remains-unsatisfied-with-saudi-accounts-on-khashoggi/

 

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Bolton tells Russians that U.S. election meddling 'sows enormous distrust'

 

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U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton answers questions from reporters during a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, U.S., October 3, 2018. Picture taken October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

 

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Monday that Russian meddling in U.S. elections did not have any effect on the outcome, but told Russian officials that it did "sow enormous distrust of Russia" in the United States.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064499-bolton-tells-russians-that-us-election-meddling-sows-enormous-distrust/

 

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Trump lawyer - Manafort said nothing damaging in Mueller interviews

By Karen Freifeld and Nathan Layne

 

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FILE PHOTO: President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani arrives with his guest Jennifer Leblanc at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

 

(Reuters) - Under an unusual arrangement, Paul Manafort's attorney has kept Donald Trump informed about the former campaign chairman's meetings with prosecutors investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and, according to Trump's lawyer, Manafort has not said anything damaging about the president.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064500-trump-lawyer-manafort-said-nothing-damaging-in-mueller-interviews/

 

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Trump says transgender policy seeks to 'protect the country'

By Gabriella Borter and Barbara Goldberg

 

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Transgender rights activists protest the government's alleged attempt to strip transgender people of official recognition at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that transgender issues were in flux and he aims to protect the country after a report that his administration was considering defining gender as male or female based on genitalia at birth drew widespread condemnation.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064508-trump-says-transgender-policy-seeks-to-protect-the-country/

 

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Trump threatens to build up U.S. nuclear arsenal against China, Russia

 

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump warned on Monday that the United States intended to build up its arsenal of nuclear weapons to pressure Russia and China.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064509-trump-threatens-to-build-up-us-nuclear-arsenal-against-china-russia/

 

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Fire destroys plastic water pipes in Rassada

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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PHOTOS & VIDEO: Kritsada Mueanhawong & Newshawk Phuket

 

Last evening (Monday) a fire swept through a storage area for huge pipes in Rassada which were to be used for the Phuket City Municipality flood problem-solving project.  No injuries was reported as the blaze engulfed the storage area.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064519-fire-destroys-plastic-water-pipes-in-rassada/

 

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Cancer research fund gets about Bt34m, but needs more

By The Nation

 

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The amount donated to Chulalongkorn University’s (CU) research into “biologic” medication, which can help boost the human immune system to combat cancer, rose to Bt33,727,121 as of Monday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064521-cancer-research-fund-gets-about-bt34m-but-needs-more/

 

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How the man behind Khashoggi murder ran the killing via Skype

 

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FILE PHOTO: An Indonesian journalist holds a placard during a protest over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in front of the Saudi Arabia embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta

 

(Reuters) - He ran social media for Saudi Arabia's crown prince. He masterminded the arrest of hundreds of his country's elite. He detained a Lebanese prime minister. And, according to two intelligence sources, he ran journalist Jamal Khashoggi's brutal killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by giving orders over Skype.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064523-how-the-man-behind-khashoggi-murder-ran-the-killing-via-skype/

 

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Prawit denies any links with cashiered Chinese generals

By THE NATION 

 

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Zhang Yang, left, and Fang Fenghui

 

DEPUTY PREMIER and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan yesterday denied any connections with two senior Chinese generals who were recently stripped of their military ranks and Communist Party membership over corruption allegations.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064524-prawit-denies-any-links-with-cashiered-chinese-generals/

 

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