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The week that was in Thailand news: Taking coconuts to sell in the orchard

 

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Near a year after the tourism minister’s pronouncement that the days of sex in Thailand were coming to an end, we are now witnessing the rise of a new phenomenon.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/982953-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-taking-coconuts-to-sell-in-the-orchard/

 

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Korea King and presenter ‘Woody’ panned over ‘unethical’ sales campaign

By WICHIT CHAITRONG 
THE SUNDAY NATION

 

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TV celebrity Vuthithorn “Woody” Milintachinda is brand ambassador for the Korea King frying pan.

 

WIZARD SOLUTION, which imports the controversial Korea King frying pan, and its celebrity brand ambassador are facing mounting criticism and questioning about its business ethics, with suggestions that it could be breaking laws relating to consumer protection.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/982992-korea-king-and-presenter-‘woody’-panned-over-‘unethical’-sales-campaign/

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High alert over global cyber-attacks

By ASINA PORNWASIN,
NATTHAPAT PHROMKAEW 
THE SUNDAY NATION

 

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Blue spots on the world map show areas affected by the malware.

 

AUTHORITIES are on high alert following a global spread of malicious software in a massive wave of cyber-attacks affecting about 100 countries including Thailand.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/982993-high-alert-over-global-cyber-attacks/

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Chula’s fiery young activist wants to make a difference

By KASAMAKORN CHANWANPEN
THE SUNDAY NATION

 

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LOVE him or loathe him, it has to be admitted that 21-year-old student activist Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal is making more waves than most people his age.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/982994-chula’s-fiery-young-activist-wants-to-make-a-difference/

 

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Media bill was aimed at ‘regulating’ not ‘controlling’

By Piyaporn Wongruang

 

With the media reform committee under the National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) planning to submit tomorrow its media reform proposal, which includes the controversial media regulation bill, to the government, the committee’s chairman Air Chief Marshal Kanit Suwannet speaks to The Nation’s Piyaporn Wongruang about the progress of their work as well as the philosophy behind the bill.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/982997-media-bill-was-aimed-at-‘regulating’-not-‘controlling’/

 

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Cyber-security panel to be discussed by reform body

By THE SUNDAY NATION

 

THE NATIONAL Reform Steering Assembly will tomorrow debate a cyber-security bill that seeks to form a powerful national cyber-security panel to be headed by the prime minister.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/982998-cyber-security-panel-to-be-discussed-by-reform-body/

 

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Police probe possible negligence after fallen tree kills woman motorcyclist

By THE SUNDAY NATION

 

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POLICE are investigating to determine whether negligence was involved in yesterday’s collapse of a large tree in Bangkok’s Soi Chidlom that killed a passing motorcyclist.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/982999-police-probe-possible-negligence-after-fallen-tree-kills-woman-motorcyclist/

 

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Women claims ownership of disputed Freedom Beach land worth B4 billion 

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PHUKET: A Phuket woman has accused two men of swindling her family out two large plots of land near Freedom Beach, recently estimated to be worth B4 billion.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983000-women-claims-ownership-of-disputed-freedom-beach-land-worth-b4-billion/

 

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Govt plans press briefing to mark 3 years in power

By The Sunday Nation

 

The government is planning to hold its own press conference in addition to one held by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to declare its achievements over the past three years since the May 2014 coup, government spokesman Maj-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd said yesterday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983003-govt-plans-press-briefing-to-mark-3-years-in-power/

 

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Arsenal maintain top-four hunt with impressive Stoke victory

 

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Arsenal's Olivier Giroud scores their fourth goal Reuters / Stefan Wermuth

 

(Reuters) - Arsenal maintained their pursuit of a top-four finish with an impressive 4-1 victory at Stoke City but the Gunners still need other favourable results if they want to play in the Champions League for a 21st consecutive season.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983004-arsenal-maintain-top-four-hunt-with-impressive-stoke-victory/

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Swansea close to safety after vital win at Sunderland

 

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Britain Football Soccer - Sunderland v Swansea City - Premier League - Stadium of Light - 13/5/17 Swansea City's Kyle Naughton celebrates scoring their second goal with Ki Sung Yueng Reuters / Russell Cheyne

 

(Reuters) - Swansea City moved to within sight of Premier League survival on Saturday with a comfortable 2-0 victory against a lacklustre Sunderland side already doomed to relegation.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983005-swansea-close-to-safety-after-vital-win-at-sunderland/

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Saints end victory drought with 2-1 win at Middlesbrough

 

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Britain Football Soccer - Middlesbrough v Southampton - Premier League - The Riverside Stadium - 13/5/17 Southampton's Jay Rodriguez celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates Reuters / Phil Noble

 

(Reuters) - Southampton snapped a five-game winless streak after goals from Jay Rodriguez and substitute Nathan Redmond gave them a 2-1 win at relegated Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983006-saints-end-victory-drought-with-2-1-win-at-middlesbrough/

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Late King goal lifts Bournemouth into the top half

 

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Britain Football Soccer - AFC Bournemouth v Burnley - Premier League - Vitality Stadium - 13/5/17 Bournemouth's Junior Stanislas celebrates scoring their first goal Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Couldridge

 

(Reuters) - Bournemouth climbed into the top half of the Premier League after Joshua King's late goal sealed a 2-1 victory against Burnley on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983007-late-king-goal-lifts-bournemouth-into-the-top-half/

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Man City hang on to beat Leicester and move third

 

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Britain Football Soccer - Manchester City v Leicester City - Premier League - Etihad Stadium - 13/5/17 Manchester City's Gael Clichy in action with Leicester City's Yohan Benalouane Reuters / Andrew Yates

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Riyad Mahrez had a bizarre penalty ruled out as Manchester City survived a stirring Leicester City fightback to claim a 2-1 victory and climb above Liverpool into third place in the Premier League on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983008-man-city-hang-on-to-beat-leicester-and-move-third/

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Lewis Hamilton back on pole in Spain

By Alan Baldwin

 

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Formula One - F1 - Spanish Grand Prix - Barcelona-Catalunya racetrack, Montmelo Spain - 13/05/17 - Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in action during the qualifying session. REUTERS/Albert Gea

 

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton took pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix for the second successive year on Saturday with Ferrari's championship leader Sebastian Vettel just missing out but joining the Mercedes driver on the front row.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983009-lewis-hamilton-back-on-pole-in-spain/

 

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No plan to move Pyeongchang Winter Olympics over Korean tensions - IOC

By Steve Keating

 

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An ice sculpture of the Olympic rings is illuminated during the Pyeongchang Winter Festival, near the venue for the opening and closing ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee is closely monitoring tensions on the Korean peninsula but have no contingency plans to move next year's Winter Games from Pyeongchang.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983011-no-plan-to-move-pyeongchang-winter-olympics-over-korean-tensions-ioc/

 

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Trump pledges to move quickly to nominate new FBI chief

By Roberta Rampton

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Lynchburg regional airport, Virginia, U.S., May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

 

WASHINGTON/LYNCHBURG, Va. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will move quickly to nominate a new FBI director, after he sparked a political firestorm by firing the man investigating possible collusion between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983012-trump-pledges-to-move-quickly-to-nominate-new-fbi-chief/

 

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North Korea fires missile - South Korea military

By Jack Kim and Ju-min Park

 

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired on Sunday a ballistic missile from a region near its west coast that flew 700 kilometres (430 miles), South Korea's military said, days after a new leader took office in the South pledging to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983013-north-korea-fires-missile-south-korea-military/

 

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At least four dead as Greek passenger train derails

 

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Parts of a train are seen after it derailed and crashed in the town of Adendro in northern Greece, May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

 

ATHENS (Reuters) - At least four people died and five more were injured when a passenger train derailed in northern Greece on Saturday night, railway company TRAINOSE said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983014-at-least-four-dead-as-greek-passenger-train-derails/

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Pope canonises Fatima visionaries, giving Church new children saints

By Philip Pullella and Sergio Goncalves

 

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Pope Francis leads the Holy Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal May 13, 2017. Osservatore Romano/Handout via REUTERS

 

FATIMA, Portugal (Reuters) - Pope Francis gave the Catholic Church two of its youngest saints on Saturday, canonising shepherd siblings believed to have seen the Madonna 100 years ago in a Portuguese town that is now a major pilgrimage site.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983016-pope-canonises-fatima-visionaries-giving-church-new-children-saints/

 

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Jordanian stabs Israeli police officer, shot dead - police

 

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An Israeli policeman stands next to a covered dead body following an incident in the Old City of Jerusalem May 13, 2017 REUTERS/Ammar Awad

 

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Jordanian citizen stabbed and wounded an Israeli police officer who then shot him dead in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday, Israeli police said, the latest in a string of street attacks.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983018-jordanian-stabs-israeli-police-officer-shot-dead-police/

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Global cyber attack slows but experts see risk of fresh strikes

By Jeremy Wagstaff and Eric Auchard

 

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An ambulance waits outside the emergency department at St Thomas' Hospital in central London, Britain May 12, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

 

SINGAPORE/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A global cyber attack forced a European carmaker to halt some production lines, hit Russian computers with more than half of suspected infections, struck schools in China and hospitals in Indonesia, though it appeared to be dying down on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983020-global-cyber-attack-slows-but-experts-see-risk-of-fresh-strikes/

 

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What Makes Thailand so Appealing to the Global Press?

 

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Thailand Make International News Seemingly Every Week

 

The British press must have no local stories at the moment as most days they report on something from Thailand.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983027-what-makes-thailand-so-appealing-to-the-global-press/

 

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Ten gunned down near China 'Belt and Road' projects in Pakistan

By Gul Yusufzai

 

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Ten labourers were gunned down in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday while working on link roads to connect outlying towns to the country's $57-billion Chinese "Belt and Road" initiative, security officials confirmed.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983034-ten-gunned-down-near-china-belt-and-road-projects-in-pakistan/

 

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Thailand on high alert over global cyber-attacks

By ASINA PORNWASIN,
NATTHAPAT PHROMKAEW
THE SUNDAY NATION

 

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AUTHORITIES are on high alert following a global spread of malicious software in a massive wave of cyber-attacks affecting about 100 countries including Thailand.

 

Full story: http://tech.thaivisa.com/thailand-on-high-alert-over-global-cyber-attacks/21630/

 

 

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