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Tham Luang forest closed  indefinitely due to heavy damage 

By Thai PBS




Tham Luang Nang-Khun Nam Nang Non forest park has been closed indefinitely due to extensive damages caused to the park’s environment during the recent dramatic rescue operations. Forestry officials said the forest requires massive rehabilitation and restoration.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048784-tham-luang-forest-closed -indefinitely-due-to-heavy-damage/


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Tourism and Sports Minister: Phuket boat accident marginally affects tourism



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BANGKOK, 17th July 2018 (NNT) – The Tourism and Sports Minister, Weerasak Kowsurat, admitted that the tour boat that capsized off the coast of Phuket province on July 5th, resulting in the deaths of 47 Chinese tourists, has caused some people to cancel their tour packages to Thailand. 


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048789-tourism-and-sports-minister-phuket-boat-accident-marginally-affects-tourism/


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U.S. judge suspends deportations of reunited immigrant families

By Marty Graham



Anita Areli Ramirez Mejia, an asylum seeker from Honduras separated from her six year-old son Jenri near the Mexico-U.S. border, is reunited with him in Harlingen, Texas, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Loren Elliott


SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge temporarily barred the U.S. government on Monday from the rapid deportation of immigrant parents reunited with their children, while a court considers the impact on children's rights to seek asylum.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048791-us-judge-suspends-deportations-of-reunited-immigrant-families/


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Britain's May wins parliament vote after bowing to Brexit pressure

By Elizabeth Piper, William James and Andrew MacAskill



Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, arrives at Downing Street, in central London, Britain July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls


LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May won a series of votes in parliament on Monday, keeping her over-arching strategy to leave the European Union just about on track after bowing to pressure from Brexit supporters in her party.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048792-britains-may-wins-parliament-vote-after-bowing-to-brexit-pressure/


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Volcanic lava 'bomb' injures 22 people on tour boat in Hawaii



A hole, punched through the roof of a tourist boat, is seen, after lava from the Mount Kilauea volcano exploded in the sea off Kapoho, Hawaii, U.S. July 16, 2018. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources/Handout via REUTERS


HONOLULU (Reuters) - A blob of hot volcanic lava struck an ocean tour boat just off the Big Island of Hawaii on Monday, injuring at least 22 people in the worst casualty incident to date from the ongoing eruption of the Kilauea Volcano, fire officials said.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048793-volcanic-lava-bomb-injures-22-people-on-tour-boat-in-hawaii/


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Thai Football League: Fifteen to face match fixing charges



Picture: Daily News


Public prosecutors decided Monday to press ahead with match fixing charges against 15 people including referees, players and investors who they say manipulated results in the Toyota Thai Football league in the 2017 season.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048801-thai-football-league-fifteen-to-face-match-fixing-charges/


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Ayutthaya police in quick arrest after murder of man with "wooden penis hanging from his waist"



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Police in Bang Sai, Ayutthaya have made a quick arrest after a man was found slashed and dumped in fields north of Bangkok.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048803-ayutthaya-police-in-quick-arrest-after-murder-of-man-with-wooden-penis-hanging-from-his-waist/


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Worker electrocuted while operating crane by power lines - friend in hospital



Picture: Thai Rath


Thai Rath reported that a 33 year old crane operator was electrocuted after his vehicle came into contact with power lines.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048807-worker-electrocuted-while-operating-crane-by-power-lines-friend-in-hospital/


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‘Positive signal’ from European Parliament about Thailand’s IUU status: deputy PM

By The Nation



Deputy Prime Minister Chatchai Sarikulya, standing third left, inspects a fishery monitoring centre on Monday.


The European Parliament has sent a positive signal about the European Union upgrading Thailand’s status in regard to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing from the current ‘yellow card’ slapped on the country by the EU in 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Chatchai Sarikulya said on Monday.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048808-‘positive-signal’-from-european-parliament-about-thailand’s-iuu-status-deputy-pm/


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The team were ‘heavily sedated’ – Australian diver

By The Thaiger



PHOTO: thewest.com.au


The team of 13 rescued from the Tham Luang caves last week were ‘heavily sedated’ to assist in their successful recovery and to avoid panicking.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048811-the-mu-pa-team-were-‘heavily-sedated’-–-australian-diver/


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