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Senate intelligence leaders pledge bipartisan Russia election probe

By Patricia Zengerle

REUTERS
 

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FILE PHOTO: Committee Chairman U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) questions former U.S. Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) as he testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on his nomination to be Director of National Intelligence in Washington February 28, 2017. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday promised a thorough investigation into any direct links between Russia and Donald Trump during his successful 2016 run for the White House.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976047-senate-intelligence-leaders-pledge-bipartisan-russia-election-probe/

 

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Police and public join forces to remember London victims

REUTERS

 

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People embrace after laying flowers during an event to mark one week since a man drove his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge then stabbed a police officer in London, Britain March 29, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of people joined together on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday to remember the four killed in last week's London attack.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976048-police-and-public-join-forces-to-remember-london-victims/

 

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Iraqi forces battle to Mosul mosque, 17 killed in Baghdad

By Isabel Coles and John Davison

REUTERS

 

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Iraqi federal police members take their position during a battle at Jada district in western Mosul, Iraq March 29, 2017. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

 

MOSUL (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces and police fought Islamic State militants to edge closer to the al-Nuri mosque in western Mosul on Wednesday, tightening their control around the landmark site and in Baghdad a suicide truck bomb killed at least 17 people.

 

  Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976049-iraqi-forces-battle-to-mosul-mosque-17-killed-in-baghdad/

 

 

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Trump's funding request for U.S. borderwall hits snag among some Republicans

REUTERS

 

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A worker stands next to a newly built section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence at Sunland Park, U.S. opposite the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico January 25, 2017. Picture taken from the Mexico side of the U.S.-Mexicoborder. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's call for $1.5 billion (1.21 billion pounds) this year to help build a wall along the border with Mexico could be in jeopardy as fellow Republicans in Congress weigh delaying a decision on the request.

 

Full story:  http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976050-trumps-funding-request-for-us borderwall hits-snag-among-some-republicans/

 

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At last: Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm

 

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Bob Dylan performs during a segment honoring Director Martin Scorsese, recipient of the Music + Film Award, at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles January 12, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

 

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will receive his Nobel Literature Prize diploma and medal in the next few days in Stockholm, where is he due to perform this weekend, the secretary of the Swedish Academy said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976052-at-last dylan to-receive-nobel-prize-in-stockholm/

 

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Exclusive - Thai junta seeks law to bring more order to Buddhism

By Panarat Thepgumpanat and Patpicha Tanakasempipat

REUTERS

 

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FILE PHOTO: Buddhist monks from Dhammakaya temple confront Thai soldiers at a gate of Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military government is working on a law to help regulate Buddhism, officials say, giving the junta far more say over a pillar of Thai society that has so far eluded its control.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976054-exclusive-thai-govt-seeks-law-to-bring-more-order-to-buddhism/

 

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Thinning Arctic sea ice lets in light, prompts algae bloom - study

By Alister Doyle

REUTERS

 

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A polar bear sow and two cubs are seen on the Beaufort Sea coast within the 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Alaska Image Library on December 21, 2005. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Handout via REUTERS/Files

 

OSLO (Reuters) - Climate change is stirring life in the Arctic Ocean as thinning sea ice lets in more sunlight, allowing microscopic algae to bloom in the inhospitable region around the North Pole, scientists said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976055-thinning-arctic-sea-ice-lets-in-light-prompts-algae-bloom-study/

 

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MFA reports better condition of “Nong Min”, urges travelers to get insured

 

BANGKOK, 30 March 2017 (NNT) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has indicated improvements in the condition of the Thai woman who fell into a coma during a trip in South Korea while reminding all of the importance of travel insurance. 

 

Full story:  http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976059-thai-foreign-min-reports-better-condition-of-“nong-min”-urges-travelers-to-get-insured/

 

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Samsung launches Galaxy S8 and dreams of recovery from Note 7

BY REUTERS 

 

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SEOUL/NEW YORK – (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone as it battles to regain the market leadership it lost to Apple Inc after the embarrassing withdrawal of the fire-prone Note 7s.

 

Full story: http://tech.thaivisa.com/samsung-launches-galaxy-s8-and-dreams-of-recovery-from-note-7/20674/ 

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Special stamp collection introduced commemorating King Rama 9

 

BANGKOK, 30 March 2017 (NNT) – Thailand Post has joined hands with the Office of the Royal Projects Development Board (RPDB) to create the “In Celebration of the 70 Year Reign” stamp collection honoring His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his achievement as the world’s longest reigning monarch. 

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976062-special-stamp-collection-introduced-commemorating-king-rama-9/

 

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Transport Ministry prepared for public van strike

 

BANGKOK, 30 March 2017 (NNT) – The Minister of Transport has assured the office is ready if public transport vans go on strike in April and has affirmed to adhere to the government’s policy on improving transport for the public. 

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976063-thai-transport-ministry-prepared-for-public-van-strike/

 

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British sweethearts now love Thailand as much as each other after bag return!

 

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PHUKET: -- Two British sweethearts will never forget their trip to Phuket after an honest taxi driver returned their bag containing 70,000 baht in cash yesterday.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976088-british-sweethearts-now-love-thailand-as-much-as-each-other-after-bag-return/

 

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Two non-Thai photographers arrested in Phuket
By The Nation

 

PHUKET: -- Police have arrested a Chinese man and a stateless hill-tribe man for allegedly working as photographers for hire for foreign tourists wanting to arrange pre-wedding photos.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976091-two-foreigners-arrested-for-working-as-photographers-in-phuket/
 

 

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Drain improvements will help flooding problem in Sukhumvit area

 

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BANGKOK: -- The Sukhumvit Road area is one of several parts of Bangkok set to benefit from improvements to drainage in the capital, reported Thai News Agency.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976092-drain-improvements-will-help-flooding-problem-in-sukhumvit-area/

 

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Hua Hin officials confident of safety for tourists ahead of Songkran festival

 

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HUA HIN: -- Local government officials and police in Hua Hin have said they are confident of safety for tourists ahead of the Songkran festival in the holiday town.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976095-hua-hin-officials-confident-of-safety-for-tourists-ahead-of-songkran-festival/

 

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One police killed, 4 injured in drive-by shooting

 

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NARATHIWAT: -- One police officer was killed and four others were injured in a drive-by shooting by heavily armed southern militants in front of Ra Ngae district of Narathiwat this morning.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976100-one-police-killed-4-injured-in-drive-by-shooting/

 

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Illegally imported audio products raided in downtown Udon Thani

 

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UDON THANI: -- Police yesterday raided a shop and warehouse in downtown Udon Thani where they discovered 10 million baht worth of illegally imported audio merchandise.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976102-illegally-imported-audio-products-raided-in-downtown-udon-thani/

 

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BBC says it will respect Thai laws while maintaining its integrity 
By Wasamon Audjarint
The Nation

 

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The BBC’s World Service Group director Fran Unsworth, right, and the broadcaster’s executive editor for Asia, Iain Haddow, deliver a special lecture at Thammasat University's Tha Pra Chan campus on Wednesday.

 

BANGKOK: -- Defending journalists’ right to cover justifiable stories while not breaking domestic laws are editorial principles adhered to by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), said a director of the UK-based broadcaster.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976103-bbc-says-it-will-respect-thai-laws-while-maintaining-its-integrity/

 

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Crowd gathers at court to hear verdict over schoolgirl’s death
By The Nation

 

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Relatives of Ruadeewan "Nong Snow" Polprasit gather outside the Kalasin Provincial Court on Thursday morning to hear the case's verdict.

 

KALASIN: -- A large number of people gathered outside Kalasin Provincial Court on Thursday to hear the verdict of a 35-year-old village headman charged with killing an 18-year-old schoolgirl during a rape attempt in Kamalasai district in 2015.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976104-crowd-gathers-at-court-to-hear-verdict-over-schoolgirl’s-death/

 

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Land rights campaigners assemble opposite Government House
By Pratch Rujivanarom
The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- Land rights campaigners from 25 provinces gathered inside the Public Sector Development Commission Office (OPDC) on Thursday morning as part of their campaign for the government to find solutions to their chronic problems.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976107-land-rights-campaigners-assemble-opposite-government-house/

 

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Okay for Red Bull "Boss' not to appear, prosecutors say

By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter

 

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An image posted to the Instagram account of Porpeer Salin Suyarnsettakorn on July 2, 2015, shows Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya, whose grandfather co-founded energy drink company Red Bull, standing next to a black Porsche with customized license plates in London. (Photo via AP)

 

BANGKOK — When someone stepped up to explain why a scion of a billionaire family was justified in consistently refusing to meet with authorities over his deadly car crash in 2012, it was neither his lawyer nor his family.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976108-okay-for-red-bull-boss-not-to-appear-prosecutors-say/

 

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Missing Thai woman and US rapist: Thai press reports woman is safe amid claims she was not with wanted man

 

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BANGKOK: --  Thai Rath reported that Nitaya Beetge - the wife of a South African man who had reported her missing - is alive and well.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976111-missing-thai-woman-and-us-rapist-thai-press-reports-woman-is-safe amid-claims-she-was-not-with-wanted-man/

 

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Red Bull heir “Boss” to face arrest warrant if he misses next summons April 27

 

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BANGKOK: -- The Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) announced today that it may issue arrest warrant for Red Bull heir if he fails to appear before the attorney-general on April 27 to hear formal charges against him.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976108-okay-for-red-bull-boss-not-to-appear-prosecutors-say/?do=findComment&comment=11755641

 

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Village headman sentenced to death for killing schoolgirl
By The Nation

 

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Relatives of Ruadeewan "Nong Snow" Polprasit gather outside the Kalasin Provincial Court on Thursday morning to hear the case's verdict.

 

KALASIN: -- The Kalasin Provincial Court Thursday sentenced a a 35-year-old village headman to death for murdering an 18-year-old schoolgirl during a rape attempt in Kamalasai district in 2015.

 

Full story:  http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976104-crowd-gathers-at-court-to-hear-verdict-over-schoolgirl’s-death/?do=findComment&comment=11755662

 

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HOTEL DEALS: Book by April 3rd to receive an extra 10% discount on our already great prices!

 

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Book by April 3rd!! A fine set of hotels await you in this week's Hotel Deals of the Week: Ascott Sathorn Bangkok, Lanta Chada Beach Resort & Spa, and Classic Kameo Hotel & Serviced Apartments, Rayong

 

Info: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976089-hotel-deals-book-by-april-3rd-to-receive-an-extra-10-discount-on-our-already-great-prices/

 

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Federal judge in Hawaii extends court order blocking Trump travel ban

REUTERS

 

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Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin talks to the media at the U.S. District Court Ninth Circuit after seeking an extension after filing an amended lawsuit against President Donald Trump's new travel ban in Honolulu, Hawaii, March 29, 2017. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

 

HONOLULU (Reuters) - A federal judge in Hawaii indefinitely extended on Wednesday an order blocking enforcement of President Donald Trump's revised ban on travel to the United States from six predominantly Muslim countries.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976122-federal-judge-in-hawaii-extends-court-order-blocking-trump-travel-ban/

 

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Inferno at Phuket Airport confirmed as fire training

Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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Fire teams approach the blaze during the exercise at Phuket airport yesterday (Mar 29). Photo: Phuket International Airport

 

PHUKET: -- Heavy black smoke billowing into the sky at Phuket International Airport yesterday (March 29) was no cause for alarm as the smoke and huge fire on an open expanse at the end of the apron was only an emergency rescue exercise, airport officials have confirmed.

 

Full story:  http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976124-inferno-at-phuket-airport-confirmed-as-fire-training/

 

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Indictment decision postponed after Red Bull heir fails to show
By The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- Public prosecutors have postponed the decision on whether to indict Vorayuth Yoovidhya, the grandson of the late Red Bull founder Chaleo Yoovidhya, over the 2012 hit-and-run death of a police officer in Bangkok.

 

Full story:  http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/976108-okay-for-red-bull-boss-not-to-appear-prosecutors-say/?do=findComment&comment=11755740

 

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