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Pattaya: The New Walking Street - so much more than just cable burying, says mayor

 

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An upbeat Mayor Sontaya Khunpluem in Pattaya has said that the work being done on Walking Street is so much more than just cable burying.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205929-pattaya-the-new-walking-street-so-much-more-than-just-cable-burying-says-mayor/

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Controversial Thai TV drama under fire again for sexualising school uniforms

 

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One scene from Thai drama “Mia Jum Pen” where a female character wearing a Japanese style school uniform seduces the male lead. [Courtesy: Ch3Thailand]
 

The Thai soap opera “Mia Jum Pen”, which caused controversy for its depiction of rape, is under fire once again. This time it involves a scene in which a female character, dressed in a Japanese style school uniform, seduces the male lead.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205965-controversial-thai-tv-drama-under-fire-again-for-sexualising-school-uniforms/

 

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BoI allows private sector in border logistics center

Suwit Rattiwan

 

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NAKHON PHANOM (NNT) - The Thailand Board of Investment (BoI) has agreed to allow the private sector getting involved in the construction of a border logistics and transport center in Nakhon Phanom province.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205966-boi-allows-private-sector-in-border-logistics-center/

 

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Thailand’s birth rate drops to lowest ever

Suwit Rattiwan

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand’s total fertility rate (TFR) has dropped to lowest ever below 600,000 for the first time and took the country’s TFR down to 1.51, which is extremely low.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205967-thailand’s-birth-rate-drops-to-lowest-ever/

 

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New Normal tourism mark unveiled

Praphorn Praphornkul

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - In light of the COVID-19 triggered New Normal, the Department of Tourism has unveiled the Chang Choo Wong Rerng Ra or Jubilant Elephant with Raised Trun, a mark to indicate tourism businesses that meet Ministry of Tourism and Sports standards.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205968-new-normal-tourism-mark-unveiled/

 

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Tak tightens measures as new community COVID-19 cases emerge

Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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TAK (NNT) - Tak province has ordered a 7-day lockdown of a community in the border town of Mae Sot, following the discovery of new COVID-19 cases. Health authorities have reassured the region that proactive measures are being taken to find and treat patients in border communities.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205969-tak-tightens-measures-as-new-community-covid-19-cases-emerge/

 

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Sanctuary of Truth unveils promotion for Valentine’s Day

Praphorn Praphornkul

 

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CHON BURI (NNT) - The Sanctuary of Truth, the largest all wood castle in the world, has unveiled a promotion for tourists to mark this Valentine’s Day.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205970-sanctuary-of-truth-unveils-promotion-for-valentine’s-day/

 

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Nan-based army units get forest fire fighting training

Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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NAN (NNT) - Forest fire and haze are the two disasters that commonly occur in the dry season in addition to water shortages. To be prepared this year, army units in Nan have been training their personnel in fighting forest fires, and haze prevention and mitigation.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205972-nan-based-army-units-get-forest-fire-fighting-training/

 

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Yala Thai-Chinese celebrate Chinese New Year

Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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YALA (NNT) - Yala‘s Thai-Chinese community today observed religious rites to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox, with preventative measures against COVID-19 in place at public places.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205973-yala-thai-chinese-celebrate-chinese-new-year/

 

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Forest expansion effort to suppress smog in north progressing

Praphorn Praphornkul

 

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CHIANG MAI (NNT) - The Royal Thai Volunteers Headquarters in Chiang Mai province has been following up on a project to expand forests to help in prevention of forest fires and to address pollution in the north.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205975-forest-expansion-effort-to-suppress-smog-in-north-progressing/

 

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SEC sets plan to boost economic recovery

Suwit Rattiwan

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has set a strategic plan for 2021-2023 to strengthen and accelerate economic recovery as well as improve the Thai capital market’s resilience.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205976-sec-sets-plan-to-boost-economic-recovery/

 

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Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations launch new promotions

Subhabhong Rarueysong

 

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PHUKET (NNT) - Two of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations, Phuket and Pattaya City, have launched new promotions as the COVID-19 crisis shows signs of improving.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205977-thailand’s-most-popular-tourist-destinations-launch-new-promotions/

 

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With Republican firewall, U.S. Senate acquits Trump of inciting deadly Capitol riot

By Richard Cowan, David Morgan and Makini Brice

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate acquitted Donald Trump on Saturday of inciting the mob that stormed the Capitol last month, sparing him from conviction in his second impeachment trial in a year despite broad condemnation of his role in sparking the deadly siege.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205978-with-republican-firewall-us-senate-acquits-trump-of-inciting-deadly-capitol-riot/

 

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White House cites 'deep concerns' about WHO COVID report, demands early data from China

By Andrea Shalal and Michael Martina

 

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FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Saturday called on China to make available data from the earliest days of the COVID-19 outbreak, saying it has "deep concerns" about the way the findings of the World Health Organization's COVID-19 report were communicated.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205979-white-house-cites-deep-concerns-about-who-covid-report-demands-early-data-from-china/

 

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Strong quake hits off Japan coast, injuring dozens and triggering blackouts

By Issei Kato and Chris Gallagher

 

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An ambulance is seen in front of a hotel following a strong earthquake in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, Japan February 13, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato

 

IWAKI, Japan (Reuters) - A strong earthquake hit off the coast of eastern Japan on Saturday, injuring dozens of people and triggering widespread power outages, but there appeared to be no major damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205981-strong-quake-hits-off-japan-coast-injuring-dozens-and-triggering-blackouts/

 

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UK 's Johnson optimistic COVID lockdown can be eased soon

By Michael Holden

 

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FILE PHOTO: People queue to receive the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, at the St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing in London, Britain, January 20, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he was optimistic he could announce the easing of some lockdown measures soon as the government nears its target of offering vaccines to 15 million people in priority groups.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205982-uk-s-johnson-optimistic-covid-lockdown-can-be-eased-soon/

 

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Myanmar army suspends laws limiting forces, hunts protest backers

 

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Demonstrators hold up signs during a protest against the military coup and demanding the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in Yangon, Myanmar, February 13, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

 

(Reuters) - Myanmar's junta on Saturday suspended laws constraining security forces from detaining suspects or searching private property without court approval and ordered the arrest of well-known backers of mass protests against this month's coup.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205984-myanmar-army-suspends-laws-limiting-forces-hunts-protest-backers/

 

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Relentless Man City march on, Liverpool lose again

 

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Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - February 13, 2021 Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan celebrates scoring their second goal with Joao Cancelo and Bernardo Silva Pool via REUTERS/Tim Keeton

 

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Manchester City's relentless march towards reclaiming the Premier League title continued with a 3-0 romp over Tottenham Hotspur after champions Liverpool capitulated at Leicester City to suffer a third consecutive defeat on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205987-relentless-man-city-march-on-liverpool-lose-again/

 

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Dozens hurt by huge blaze close to Iran-Afghanistan border

By Storay Karimi

 

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Fire and smoke rise from an explosion of a gas tanker in Herat, Afghanistan February 13, 2021 in this picture obtained by Reuters from a video.

 

HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - At least 60 people were injured as hundreds of fuel vehicles exploded in a massive blaze that tore through a customs post in Afghanistan close to the Iranian border, disrupting power supplies and causing millions of dollars of damage.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205989-dozens-hurt-by-huge-blaze-close-to-iran-afghanistan-border/

 

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Nigerian police beat, arrest protesters at site of Lekki shootings - witnesses

By Angela Ukomadu and Seun Sanni

 

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Security forces stand guard during a protest against the reopening of the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, Nigeria, February 13, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

 

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigerian police beat and arrested demonstrators on Saturday as a small group protested over the reopening of the site where activists denouncing police brutality were shot last year in the commercial capital, Lagos, Reuters witnesses said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205990-nigerian-police-beat-arrest-protesters-at-site-of-lekki-shootings-witnesses/

 

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The week that was in Thailand news: It's time to "Stop Panning Pattaya"

 

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Tuesday's news that somehow Bangkok had been named as the 13th healthiest city on earth came at a bad time.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1205992-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-its-time-to-stop-panning-pattaya/

 

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