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Naga Fireball festival sees over 400 fireballs

 

NONG KHAI, 25th October 2018 (NNT) – Over 400 fireballs were witnessed shooting up from the Mekong River in Nong Khai province’s Rattanawapi district during the Bung Fai Phaya Nakfestival, yesterday marking the end of Buddhist Lent (October 24). 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064854-naga-fireball-festival-sees-over-400-fireballs/

 

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Seminar on "Turning Enemies into Collaborators"

 

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BANGKOK, 25th October 2018 (NNT) - Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University and the Thailand Future Design Support Foundation have held a seminar titled “Turning Enemies into Collaborators, Sparking Unity”, bringing together state representatives and academics to provide their insights into success through collaboration. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064855-seminar-on-turning-enemies-into-collaborators/

 

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Phitsanulok tambon hospital director commits suicide

By The Nation

 

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The director of a tambon hospital in Phitsanulok who was suffering from cancer, apparently hanged himself from a tree on a canal bank in Muang district early on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064858-phitsanulok-tambon-hospital-director-commits-suicide/

 

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IFC Invests in Roojai to Expand Access to Digital Insurance in Thailand

 

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(From L-R)  Nicolas Faquet , CEO/Founder of Roojai  and  Paulo de Bolle,  IFC’s Global Director of the Financial Institutions Group shake hands after signing the deal.

 

Bangkok, Thailand, October 24, 2018—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced a $7 million Series A investment in Roojai Company Limited, an online car insurance platform in Thailand. The aim is to improve consumers’ access to insurance in a transparent and cost-effective way.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064864-ifc-invests-in-roojai-to-expand-access-to-digital-insurance-in-thailand/

 

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Global Tourism Economy Forum • Macao 2018

culminates in success and ushers in a new chapter for Strategic Partnership in a New Era, Rising Momentum for a Shared Future

 

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Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and Forum Chairman of GTEF, Ho Hau Wah (middle in the front row), and other officiating guests

 

October 24, 2018, Macau - Global Tourism Economy Forum • Macao 2018 (“GTEF” or “the Forum”) concluded today after a two-day program of fruitful exchanges and discussions, business matching, presentations and exhibition. A closing ceremony was held at MGM Cotai this afternoon (24 October).

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064865-global-tourism-economy-forum-•-macao-2018-culminates-in-success/

 

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Indian man arrested for overstaying visa, providing illegal loans

By The Nation

 

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An Indian man was arrested in Phichit's Muang district on Thursday morning for overstaying his visa and for allegedly providing loans with interest rates higher than the legal limit.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064869-indian-man-arrested-in-phichit-for-overstaying-visa-providing-illegal-loans/

 

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Storm, Flood, Fire Warnings As Cold Season Begins Saturday

By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter

 

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Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai.

 

BANGKOK — Thais might need sweaters while Europeans will continue wearing shorts come Saturday, which has been deemed the official start of this year’s cold season.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064872-storm-flood-fire-warnings-as-cold-season-begins-saturday/

 

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Nimo TV ready for Thai gaming fans, invites new streamers to join

 

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Bangkok Nimo TV, one of the world’s leading game livestreaming companies, officially launches its livestreaming game platform for Thai gamers to the ultimate experience, strengthening its position as a livestreaming leader among millions of gamers.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064875-nimo-tv-ready-for-thai-gaming-fans-invites-new-streamers-to-join/

 

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PM says not all Thai fish sauce products banned by US

 

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BANGKOK, 25th October 2018 (NNT)-Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha insists that the United States has not banned all fish sauce products from Thailand, saying only those made by two manufacturers are yet to meet the standard requirements. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064878-pm-prayut-says-not-all-thai-fish-sauce-products-banned-by-us/

 

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Phuket pickup driver flees scene with friends after early morning crash

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Police arrived at the scene to find a Nakhon Sri Thammarat-registered bronze Isuzu pickup truck with its back end badly damaged abandoned in the road. Photo: Eakkapop Thontub

 

PHUKET: Police are looking for the driver of a pickup truck who crashed his vehicle in Thalang in the early hours of this morning and fled the scene in a vehicle driven by his fiends after receiving medical treatment from rescue workers.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064880-phuket-pickup-driver-flees-scene-with-friends-after-early-morning-crash/

 

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Search for missing American tourist continues on Koh Lipe

By The Nation

 

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Teams from several agencies searched Koh Lipe and the surrounding sea on Thursday for an American tourist who went missing early on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064883-search-for-missing-american-tourist-continues-on-koh-lipe/

 

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DPM Prawit tells officials GAT-PAT exam date must not conflict with election day

 

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BANGKOK, 25th October 2018, (NNT) - The Deputy Prime Minister for Security Affairs has instructed officials of the Education Ministry to make sure that the examination dates of the General Aptitude Test (GAT) - Professional Aptitude Test (PAT) are not on the same day as the general election. 

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064888-prawit-tells-officials-gat-pat-exam-date-must-not-conflict-with-election-day/

 

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13 Chinese men accused of running illegal call centre in Chon Buri

By The Nation

 

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Thirteen Chinese men have been arrested in Chon Buri for allegedly working illegally by renting two houses to use as a call centre to call debtors in China to repay loans with interest.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064890-13-chinese-men-accused-of-running-illegal-call-centre-in-chon-buri/

 

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Police Say Canuck Scammed Thai Students With Bogus Us Jobs

By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich, Staff Reporter

 

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Police arrest Michael Roberge on Thursday morning in Bangkok.

 

BANGKOK — Police on Thursday morning arrested a Canadian national who allegedly scammed university students by promising them jobs in the United States.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064893-police-say-canadian-scammed-thai-students-with-bogus-us-jobs/

 

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Brit amateur sleuth claims he’s spotted MH370 wreckage in the sea off Burma after scouring Google Earth

Taken from Google Earth, the object appears to be shaped like a large passenger plane - sparking a wild theory it could be the missing jet itself

EXCLUSIVE By Corey Charlton

 

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He claims the image was found over the Andaman Sea

 

AN amateur MH370 sleuth claims this satellite image shows the outlines of what could be the doomed jet off the coast of Thailand and Myanmar.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064895-brit-amateur-sleuth-claims-he’s-spotted-mh370-wreckage-in-andaman-sea/

 

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'Sek Loso' jailed for one year and 18 months on three charges

By The Nation

 

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Controversial rock star Seksan Sukphimai, also widely known as “Sek Loso”, was on Thursday jailed for one year and 18 months for violating the Firearms Act, obstructing a police operation with a threat of gun use, and drugs abuse.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064925-sek-loso-jailed-for-one-year-and-18-months-on-three-charges/

 

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February Elections Jeopardize Rollout Of Thai Medical Weed

By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter

 

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A local district chief in Loei province confiscates marijuana found there in September.

 

BANGKOK — Health officials said Wednesday that the full rollout of medical cannabis is unlikely to happen as scheduled due to a legislative holdup if February elections go forward and a new government comes to power.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064927-february-elections-jeopardize-rollout-of-thai-medical-weed/

 

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18 month girl dies after falling into grease trap in Krabi

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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Forensic Police are investigating following the death of a one and a half year old girl after she fell into a grease trap at a school in Krabi while playing with her 7 year old sister.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064931-18-month-girl-dies-after-falling-into-grease-trap-in-krabi/

 

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Soi Dog project marks 250,000th sterilisation

By The Nation

 

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Chaiyo, the 250,000th dog sterilised by Soi Dog.

 

The Soi Dog Foundation (SDF) says it has sterilised its 250,000th animal.

 

The SDF said its campaign of catch, neuter, vaccinate and release (CNVR) was sterilising more stray dogs and cats than any other project in the world.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064938-soi-dog-project-marks-250000th-sterilisation/

 

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Police hail crime-busting database

By The Nation

 

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The Corrections Department and police have created a database of DNA and fingerprints from over 48,000 inmates, which helped solve 46 criminal cases, according to the Corrections Department chief Pol Col Narat Sawettanan.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1064952-thai-police-hail-crime-busting-database/

 

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Ex-French president Sarkozy loses latest court appeal in campaign financing case

By Emmanuel Jarry

 

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PARIS (Reuters) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has lost an appeal against an earlier decision to send him to trial over charges of illegal campaign financing, and his lawyer said he would challenge the decision in France's highest appeals court.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1065004-ex-french-president-sarkozy-loses-latest-court-appeal-in-campaign-financing-case/

 

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Migrants, sex workers take pride of place in Bangkok art festival

Rina Chandran

 

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An art work by Bangladeshi artist Firoz Mahmud, titled 'Migrational Craving', at the inaugural Bangkok Art Biennale in Bangkok, Thailand. Oct 24, 2018. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Rina Chandran

 

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sex workers and migrant laborers feature prominently in an art festival in Bangkok, which features local and international artists tackling issues that the artistic director says are otherwise ignored in the city.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1065058-migrants-sex-workers-take-pride-of-place-in-bangkok-art-festival/

 

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Swamped with plastic waste - Malaysia struggles as global scrap piles up

By A. Ananthalakshmi and Emily Chow

 

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Scrap from an illegal plastic recycling factory are dumped near a palm oil plantation in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018. Picture taken October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

 

PULAU INDAH, Malaysia (Reuters) - Hundreds of sacks filled with plastic waste from the United States, Britain, South Korea and Spain spill onto the streets of an industrial zone in Pulau Indah, an island town just an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur and home to Malaysia's biggest port.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1065059-swamped-with-plastic-waste-malaysia-struggles-as-global-scrap-piles-up/

 

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Missing American found in some rocks on Koh Lipe

By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter

 

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Police with Charles Kosydar on Thursday under a pile of rocks where he sought solitude on Koh Lipe's Sunset Beach.

 

SATUN — A missing American tourist was found hiding in a pile of boulders Thursday on Koh Lipe after his worried friends went to the police. He just wanted to be left alone.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1065060-missing-american-found-in-some-rocks-on-koh-lipe/

 

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Police hunt driver who killed Filipino rally cyclist

By The Nation

 

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Police are investigating the fatal crash that had claimed the life of a 55-year-old Filipino cyclist during a long distance rally in Chachoengsao's Ban Pho district on Tuesday (Oct 23).

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1065061-police-hunt-driver-who-killed-filipino-rally-cyclist/

 

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February exams to move amid election clash: govt

By The Nation

 

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The general election tentatively scheduled for February 24 will not be postponed but a nationwide examination for high-school students will be rescheduled to avoid being held on the same day as the national vote, senior government figures said on Thursday.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1065062-february-exams-to-move-amid-election-clash-govt/

 

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Painting temples gold can land you in jail, warns Fine Art Department

By The Nation

 

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After a report of historical temples being painted gold triggered an uproar on social media, the Culture Ministry’s Fine Art Department on Wednesday warned people to stop unauthorised painting of national heritage monuments as it violates the law.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1065064-painting-temples-gold-can-land-you-in-jail-warns-fine-art-department/

 

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