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Dead customer found in septic tank as shop owner vanishes

By The Nation

 

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Police are hunting for the owner of a food shop in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang district, after the body of a frequent customer was found there.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064596-dead-customer-found-in-septic-tank-as-shop-owner-vanishes/

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Fast and furious in the mud as Thai buffalo racers mark end of monsoon

 

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Jockeys compete in Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi province, Thailand October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

CHONBURI, Thailand (Reuters) - Scores of Thais took to their water buffaloes for muddy annual races on Tuesday, marking the end of the monsoon season and the beginning of the rice harvest in a tradition that dates back more than 140 years.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064634-fast-and-furious-in-the-mud-as-thai-buffalo-racers-mark-end-of-monsoon/

 

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Pheu Thai could be dissolved if Thaksin is found to be interfering, EC warns

By THE NATION

 

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PHEU THAI PARTY could be dissolved if it were found to have let former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra interfere with its internal affairs, a senior Election Commission (EC) official warned yesterday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064548-pheu-thai-party-could-be-dissolved-if-under-thaksin-ec/?do=findComment&comment=13490435

 

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Beware of marijuana being misused if it’s legalised, says expert

By Chularat Saengpassa 
The Nation

 

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Lecturer cites studies disproving claims of marijuana’s medicinal benefits; survey shows 99% support legalisation
 

A MEDICAL lecturer has cautioned policymakers against rushing to legalise marijuana, even if it’s just for medical use.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064635-beware-of-marijuana-being-misused-if-it’s-legalised-says-thai-expert/

 

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Illegal fishing key threat to reefs

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION 

 

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A photo taken by a volunteer shows a fishing net covering part of the Richelieu Rock Reef in Mu Ko Surin National Park, Phang Nga province.

 

THOUGH EXCESSIVE tourism has garnered recent headlines over threats to the health of Thailand’s diverse saltwater seas, illegal fishing presents another big challenge to preserving their rich natural resources.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064636-illegal-fishing-key-threat-to-reefs/

 

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South peace talks in focus

By DON PATHAN 
SPECIAL TO THE NATION

 

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MALAYSIAN Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad arrives in Bangkok today for a two-day official visit to reaffirm his country’s commitment to bilateral ties. He is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at Government House upon arrival and discuss a wide range of subjects, with peace talks about Thailand’s deep South high on the agenda.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064569-malaysia-pm-mahathir-to-meet-with-gen-prayut-on-wednesday/?do=findComment&comment=13490448 

 

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Banharn’s daughter poised to take the reins of Chartthaipattana Party

By THE NATION

 

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KANCHANA Silpa-archa, the daughter of late former prime minister and Chartthaipattana Party patriarch Banharn, has been nominated as party leader, it was revealed yesterday despite previous speculation that her younger brother would take the job.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064637-banharn’s-daughter-poised-to-take-the-reins-of-chartthaipattana-party/

 

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Bangkok Bank to return Bt1.75 million its ex-employee stole from customers

By The Nation

 

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BANGKOK BANK will this week return a combined Bt1.75 million in deposits that were embezzled from three customers by a bank employee, police said yesterday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064638-bangkok-bank-to-return-bt175-million-its-ex-employee-stole-from-customers/

 

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BOT to consider suggestions from developers, banks for home loan policy 

By The Nation

 

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The Bank of Thailand (BOT) revealed that real estate developers and commercial banks had submitted ideas to help develop new criteria for home loans.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064639-bot-to-consider-suggestions-from-developers-banks-for-home-loan-policy /

 

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Thailand aims to tap new export markets

By   PHUWIT LIMVIPHUWAT 
THE NATION 

 

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THE COMMERCE Ministry intends to turn a crisis into opportunity by tapping new markets that have emerged as a result of the escalating US-China trade war.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064640-thailand-aims-to-tap new-export-markets/

 

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Love democracy? Reproach the politicians

By Tulsathit Taptim 
The Nation

 

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Your kid gets assaulted by a big boy every time he smirks at the latter. What’s the first thing you do? Of course, you tell your kid to stop smirking. As for the “bully”, you can take care of him later.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064641-love-democracy-reproach-the-politicians-opinion/

 

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Alberta woman arrested for spray painting wall in Thailand released on bail

By Colette Derworiz

The Canadian press

 

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A Canadian who was arrested in northern Thailand for spraying paint on an ancient wall says she’s sorry for what she did and terrified about what comes next.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064642-canadian-woman-arrested-for-spray-painting-wall-in-chiang-mai-released-on-bail/

 

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Trump says Saudis staged 'worst cover-up ever' on Khashoggi

By Jeff Mason and Gulsen Solaker

 

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey, October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Tumay Berkin

 

WASHINGTON/ANKARA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday Saudi authorities staged the "worst cover-up ever" in the killing of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi this month, as the United States vowed to revoke visas of some of those believed to be responsible.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064643-trump-says-saudis-staged-worst-cover-up-ever-on-khashoggi/

 

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UK PM May to address her lawmakers on Wednesday after attacks over Brexit

 

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves a news conference at the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will address her Conservative Party lawmakers at a private meeting in parliament on Wednesday, her spokesman said, as she seeks to calm growing tensions over her Brexit strategy.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064645-uk-pm-may-to-address-her-lawmakers-on-wednesday-after-attacks-over brexit/

 

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White House presses forward with Trump's Space Command

By David Shepardson

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump waves to the news media before boarding Air Force One to depart for travel to Houston, TX, from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S., October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's planned U.S. Space Command should seek to develop ways for the country's military to operate in outer space, White House advisers recommended on Tuesday, with the government hoping to secure approval for it by 2020.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064646-white-house-presses-forward-with-trumps-space-command/

 

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Russian soccer fans hurt in Rome metro escalator accident

 

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A part of the underground escalator damaged where some of CSKA Moscow supporters were injured in Rome, Italy, October 23, 2018. Vigili del Fuoco /Handout/via REUTERS

 

ROME (Reuters) - An escalator in a Rome metro station packed with CSKA Moscow soccer fans broke on Tuesday, injuring at least 20 people as they were flung down the stairs, Italian police said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064647-russian-soccer-fans-hurt-in rome metro-escalator-accident/

 

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U.N. special envoy Jolie voices support for Venezuelan refugees

 

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Peruvian Foreign Minister Nestor Popolizio (L) shakes hands with U.N. Refugee Agency’s special envoy Angelina Jolie at the government palace in Lima, Peru October 23, 2018. Courtesy of Peruvian Government Palace/Andres Valle/Handout via REUTERS

 

LIMA (Reuters) - U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie voiced support on Tuesday for Venezuelans forced to leave their crisis-stricken homeland and thanked the South American countries hosting them.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064648-un-special-envoy-jolie-voices-support-for-venezuelan-refugees/

 

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Trump adviser tells Putin: We'll quit arms control treaty you're breaking

By Andrew Osborn and Vladimir Soldatkin

 

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

 

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Washington will press ahead with a plan to quit a landmark nuclear arms control pact despite objections from Russia and some European countries, senior U.S. official John Bolton said on Tuesday, after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064649-trump-adviser-tells-putin-well-quit-arms-control-treaty-youre-breaking/

 

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UK PM May's Brexit transition plan could last for years - London Times

 

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement on Brexit negotiations with the European Union at Number 10 Downing Street, London September 21, 2018 . Jack Taylor/Pool via Reuters

 

(Reuters) - UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan could leave Britain in a "long running" multiyear transition period, the London Times reported on Wednesday citing leaked documents seen by the newspaper.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064651-uk-pm-mays-brexit-transition-plan-could-last-for-years-london-times/

 

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Exclusive - Ecuador no longer to intervene with UK for WikiLeaks Assange: foreign minister

By Alexandra Valencia

 

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

 

QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador does not plan to intervene with the British government on behalf of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to negotiate a way for him to leave the South American country’s embassy in London, where he has lived under asylum since 2012, Ecuador's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064652-exclusive-ecuador-no-longer-to-intervene-with-uk-for-wikileaks-assange-foreign-minister/

 

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Dutch King highlights Brexit uncertainty on visit to Britain

 

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles, and King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrive at Buckingham Palace, in London, Britain October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

 

LONDON (Reuters) - King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands highlighted the "shadow of uncertainty" hanging over Dutch nationals living in Britain due to Brexit in an address to the British parliament on Tuesday during a two-day state visit.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064653-dutch-king-highlights-brexit-uncertainty-on-visit-to-britain/

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Japan says journalist captured in Syria three years ago has been freed

 

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FILE PHOTO: Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda, who is seen in this photo sent by e-mail to a Kyodo News photographer on June 23, 2015 before Yasuda's departure to Syria, with the message reading, "I will smuggle myself into Syria from now", is seen in this undated photo released by Kyodo on December 24, 2015. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS/File Photo

 

TOKYO (Reuters) - A man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist who was captured three years ago in Syria has been freed, a Japanese government spokesman said on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064656-japan-says-journalist-captured-in-syria-three-years-ago-has-been-freed/

 

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Trail-blazing retired U.S. Justice O'Connor says she has dementia

By Lawrence Hurley

 

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 FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) presents the Medal of Freedom to the first female Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo 

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sandra Day O'Connor, a pioneer in the legal profession who made history in 1981 by becoming the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court and remained on the bench for a quarter century, announced on Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with dementia.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064661-trail-blazing-retired-us-justice-oconnor-says-she-has-dementia/

 

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Grande Prairie woman out on bail in Thailand

By The Canadian Press

 

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A Canadian who was arrested in northern Thailand for spraying paint on an ancient wall says she's sorry for what she did and terrified about what comes next.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064642-canadian-woman-arrested-for-spray-painting-wall-in-chiang-mai-released-on-bail/?do=findComment&comment=13490903

 

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IPOs in a Global Rout: Thailand Bags $2 Billion in October Alone

By Joyce Koh and Anuchit Nguyen

 

>> Thailand has emerged as an unlikely oasis for listings

>> Low interest rates and flush local liquidity are helping

 

Investors are snapping up first-time share sales in Thailand despite the rout in global equity markets

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064663-ipos-in-a-global-rout-thailand-bags-2-billion-in-october-alone/

 

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Government to put coconuts on state price control list

 

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BANGKOK, 24 October 2018 (NNT) – The government plans to put coconuts on the state price control list in a move to end the domestic coconut price slump. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064664-thai-govt-to-put-coconuts-on-state-price-control-list/

 

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Ex-commerce minister Boonsong to be sent to Police Hospital for operation

 

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Former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyapirom, who is serving a 42-year jail term in connection with the scandal-tainted rice deal with China, will be allowed to leave Klong Prem prison for an operation at the Police General Hospital, Corrections Department chief Pol Col Narat Sawettanan said on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064667-ex-commerce-minister-boonsong-to-be-sent-to-police-hospital-for-operation/

 

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Cambodian, Vietnamese found dead in Immigration detention cell

By The Nation

 

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Two men, a Cambodian and a Vietnamese, were found dead in a detention room at the Immigration Police Bureau early on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064669-cambodian-vietnamese-found-dead-in-immigration-detention-cell-in-bangkok/

 

 

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Six alleged drug mules arrested, 15 million meth pills seized in Chiang Mai

By The Nation

 

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Police have arrested six men and seized 15 million methamphetamine pills they were allegedly trying to smuggle from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in four pickup trucks.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064676-six-alleged-drug-mules-arrested-15-million-meth-pills-seized-in-chiang-mai/

 

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