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Miss Universe drops Thai licensee 2 months before pageant

By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich, Staff Reporter

 

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Miss Universe Thailand 2018, Sophida ‘Ning’ Kanchanarin, poses for a glamor shot. Photo: Miss Universe Thailand

 

BANGKOK — The fate of this year’s Miss Universe pageant, set for December in Bangkok, was briefly in doubt after its domestic financier was forced to pull out.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064784-miss-universe-drops-thai-licensee-2-months-before-pageant/

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Malaysia's Mahathir pledges to help end violence in Thai south

 

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Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha attend a news conference at the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad promised on Wednesday to do what could to bring peace to neighbouring Thailand's insurgency-plagued south.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064807-malaysias-mahathir-pledges-to-help-end-violence-in-thai-south/

 

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Ex-PDRC leader becomes new government spokesman

By KAS CHANWANPEN 
THE NATION

 

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Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd

 

GENERAL PRAYUT Chan-o-cha’s government is going into full political mode now that the election is fast approaching, replacing its soldier spokesperson Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd with professional politician Puttipong Punnakanta.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064808-ex-pdrc-leader-becomes-new-thai-govt-spokesman/

 

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FDA denies US ban on fish sauce from Thailand

By The Nation

 

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THAILAND’S Food and Drug Association (FDA) yesterday dismissed reports that the United States has banned the import of fish sauce from Thailand, saying they had just asked for more documents from some firms, FDA deputy secretary-general Dr Poonlarp Chantavichitwong said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064809-fda-denies-us-ban-on-fish-sauce-from-thailand/

 

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Anger over destruction of tsunami relics

By The Nation

 

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TWO BOATS-CUM-MUSEUMS that commemorated the deadly tsunami of 2004 have been torn down in Phang Nga, provoking a furious backlash on social media.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064810-anger-over-destruction-of-tsunami-relics-in-phang-nga/

 

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Cancer research breakthrough

By Pratch Rujivanarom 
The Nation

 

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Chula team says phase one yields success in bid to make cheaper biologic treatments but major funding boost needed

 

CHULALONGKORN University’s research team has reached the first milestone in developing an affordable biologic drug but needs Bt1.33 billion in funding to pursue the remaining phases of the study.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064811-chulalongkorn-university-cancer-research-breakthrough/

 

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Abhisit calls for elected provincial governors

By The Nation

 

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Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva

 

Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva on Wednesday promised to push for elections of provincial governors as part of administrative reforms.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064812-abhisit-calls-for-elected-provincial-governors/

 

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Parties fret over clash in poll and exam dates

By THE NATION

 

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GOVERNMENT figures yesterday tried to allay concerns voiced by some political parties about the general elections being held on a day when thousands of first-time voters will be appearing for an important national examination.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064813-parties-fret-over-clash-in-poll-and-exam-dates/

 

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Prayut, Mahathir agree to move forward together on southern insurgency

By Kas Chanwanpen 
The Nation

 

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Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha (R) and his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad listen to a question during a joint press conference at the Government House in Bangkok on October 24, 2018./AFP

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday assured his visiting Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad that the peace dialogue in the deep South will continue and that Malaysia will continue playing the role of facilitator.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064807-malaysias-mahathir-pledges-to-help-end-violence-in-thai-south/?do=findComment&comment=13493890

 

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Draft on drug law withdrawn to solve contentious points

By The Nation

 

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THE DRAFT bill sponsored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to replace the 1967 Drug Act has been withdrawn on grounds that it still contains some contentious points that need revision, Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn said yesterday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064814-draft-on-drug-law-withdrawn-to-solve-contentious-points/

 

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1,000 illegals nabbed in Pathum Thani

By The Nation

 

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Police yesterday round up 1,000 foreigners as part of the government’s “x-ray” operation in Pathum Thani’s Klong Luang district.

 

Crackdown part of government’s ‘xray’ operation aimed to find those who overstay their visas or engage in unlawful acts

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064815-“x-ray-outlaw-foreigners”-operation-1000-illegals-nabbed-in-pathum-thani/

 

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Ex-actor gets bail in case over unlicensed dental services

By Kesinee Taengkhieo 
The Nation 

 

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Exactor Kanin Bhatia, 32, wears a facemask as he is escorted to a Bangkok court to apply for a detention order yesterday. Photo Korbphuk Phromrekha

 

FORMER ACTOR Kanin Bhatia, who has been accused of operating a dental clinic and providing dental services without a proper licence, was yesterday granted bail on a Bt300,000 guarantee.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064816-ex-actor-kanin-bhatia-gets-bail-in-case-over-unlicensed-dental-services/

 

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Krabi crackdown nets 113 cases of illegal foreigners

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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Krabi Immigration officers headed to Koh Phi Phi yesterday to continue their crackdown on illegal foreigners – the activities in Ao Nang and Koh Phi Phi have so far netted a total of 113 cases of illegal entry, overstays, working illegally and some wanted on other charges.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064817-krabi-crackdown-nets-113-cases-of-illegal-foreigners/

 

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Malaysia, foreign stakeholders, being ‘played’ by deep South peace process: BRN

By Don Pathan

 

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International best practices are being ignored as stakeholders in the so-called peace process for Thailand’s Muslim-majority far South seek a quick fix instead of addressing the historical root causes of a conflict that has claimed nearly 7,000 lives since January 2004.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064818-malaysia-foreign-stakeholders-being-‘played’-by-deep-south-peace-process-brn/

 

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Suspected bombs target top Democrats, CNN two weeks before U.S. election

By Makini Brice and Jonathan Allen

 

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A package containing a "live explosive device" according to police, received at the Time Warner Center which houses the CNN New York bureau, in New York City, U.S. is shown in this handout picture provided October 24, 2018. Courtesy CNN/Handout via REUTERS

 

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police have intercepted suspected bombs mailed to former U.S. President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other high-profile Democrats, as well as to CNN, in what New York officials on Wednesday branded an act of terrorism.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064819-explosive-devices-sent-to-clinton-obama-cnn-two-weeks-before-us-election/

 

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Third public hearing for high-speed rail project organized in Nakhon Ratchasima

 

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NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 25th October 2018 (NNT) – The latest round of public hearings for the planned high-speed rail project has concluded in Nakhon Ratchasima Province. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064820-third-public-hearing-for-high-speed-rail-project-organized-in-nakhon-ratchasima/

 

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Tesla shares jump as Musk delivers quarterly profit, cash

By Alexandria Sage and Sonam Rai

 

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FILE PHOTO: A Tesla sales and service center is shown in Costa Mesa, California, U.S. June 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

 

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc <TSLA.O> reported a net profit, positive cash flow and fatter-than-expected margins for the latest quarter on Wednesday, delivering on Chief Executive Elon Musk's promise to turn the electric carmaker profitable as higher production volumes of its new Model 3 began to pay off.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064821-tesla-shares-jump-as-musk-delivers-quarterly-profit-cash/

 

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Saudi crown prince vows to bring Khashoggi killers to justice

By Marwa Rashad, Stephen Kalin and Katie Paul

 

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Jordan's King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein attend the investment conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 23, 2018. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS

 

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman vowed on Wednesday that the killers of Jamal Khashoggi would be brought to justice, in his first public comments since the journalist's murder sparked global condemnation.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064822-saudi-crown-prince-vows-to-bring-khashoggi-killers-to-justice/

 

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City in South Carolina's 'Golden Strip' sells winning lottery ticket

By Suzannah Gonzales

 

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Signs display the jackpots for Tuesday's Mega Millions and Wednesday's Powerball lottery drawings in New York City, New York, U.S., October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar

 

(Reuters) - Simpsonville, South Carolina is part of an area known as "The Golden Strip," and it lived up to its moniker on Wednesday, as the city celebrated a local store selling the single ticket that matched all six numbers in the U.S. Mega Millions lottery.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064824-city-in-south-carolinas-golden-strip-sells-winning-lottery-ticket/

 

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U.S. white nationalist leader, three others charged with inciting riots

By Dan Whitcomb

 

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Aaron Eason, 38, of Riverside County community of Anza, currently being sought by federal authorities, is seen in this U.S. Attorney's office image released in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 24, 2018. Courtesy U.S. Attorney Central District of California/Handout via REUTERS

 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The leader of a California-based white nationalist group and three others have been charged with attacking demonstrators and conspiring to incite riots at political rallies across the state, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064825-us-white-nationalist-leader-three-others-charged-with-inciting-riots/

 

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Direct Indian flights to Phuket set to boost tourism

By The Nation

 

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India holds great potential for Phuket, says the chairman of Royal Phuket Marina as GoAir is the first airline to fly directly to Phuket.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064826-direct-indian-flights-to-phuket-set-to-boost-tourism/

 

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Cuba president to visit Russia, China, North Korea in November

 

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FILE PHOTO: Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel speaks during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

 

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel will visit Russia and Communist-run allies China, North Korea, Vietnam and Laos in early November on his first tour abroad, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064841-cuba-president-to-visit-russia-china-north-korea-in-november/

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U.S.-bound Central American migrants on the move in Mexico

By Delphine Schrank and Ana Isabel Martinez

 

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Central American migrants, part of a second wave of migrants heading to the U.S., hitchhike on a pick-up truck as they continue their journey to the Mexican border, in Chiquimula, Guatemala October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

 

MAPASTEPEC, Mexico/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Central American migrants clustered for the night on Wednesday in a southern Mexico town after advancing on their trek towards the United States, despite Mexico's vows to hinder their progress under pressure from the Trump administration.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064842-us-bound-central-american-migrants-on-the-move-in-mexico/

 

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China's defence minister vows never to cede any territory

 

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FILE PHOTO: China's Minister of National Defence Wei Fenghe speaks to ASEAN defence ministers during a meeting at the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting in Singapore October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su

 

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will never give up an inch of its territory, including the self-ruled island of Taiwan that it claims as its own, or in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, the country's defence minister said on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064845-chinas-defence-minister-vows-never-to-cede-any-territory/

 

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Democrats tie Trump's rhetoric to spate of suspected bombs

By Ginger Gibson and Jeff Mason

 

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(Top L-R) U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Democratic Party donor George Soros and former U.S. President Barack Obama are pictured along with (Bottom L-R) former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Former CIA director John Brennan in a combination photograph made from Reuters file photos. REUTERS/Files

 

MILWAUKEE/MOSINEE, Wis. (Reuters) - The undercurrent of rage that has been driving U.S. politics for the past few years surfaced on Wednesday in a series of suspected bombs sent to prominent U.S. Democrats and the news outlet CNN less than two weeks before congressional elections.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064846-democrats-tie-trumps-rhetoric-to-spate-of-suspected-bombs/

 

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Tambon chief, villager injured in gun attack in Pattani

By The Nation

 

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A tambon chief in Pattani's Muang district was injured in an ambush on Wednesday night and a villager was also hit by a stray bullet, police said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064848-tambon-chief-villager-injured-in-gun-attack-in-pattani/

 

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Satun nurse drowns in Phetchaburi River dinghy accident

By The Nation

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

A nurse from Satun drowned in the Phetchaburi River after her rubber dinghy hit a bridge pillar in Phetchaburi's Kaeng Krachan district on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064849-satun-nurse-drowns-in-phetchaburi-river-dinghy-accident/

 

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Phatthalung man arrested for allegedly selling protected animals

By The Nation

 

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Police and wildlife officials arrested the owner of a tour company in Phatthalung for allegedly selling protected wild animals via the Line app.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064852-phatthalung-man-arrested-for-allegedly-selling-protected-animals/

 

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