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Australian man and former Nana nightclub owner found guilty of human trafficking




An Australian man who was the former owner of a nightclub on Soi Nana faces a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of charges related to human trafficking and prostitution.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049036-australian-man-and-former-nana-nightclub-owner-found-guilty-of-human-trafficking/

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VIDEO: British divers reveal more details of harrowing Tham Luang rescue mission




Three of the British divers involved in the extraordinary rescue of 12 boys and their football coach who were trapped inside the flooded Tham Luang cave have revealed more details about the dangerous operation.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049039-video-british-divers-reveal-more-details-of-harrowing-tham-luang-rescue-mission/

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'It was magical' - Thai boys relive their discovery in cave ordeal

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre



People react as the 12 soccer players and their coach who were rescued from a flooded cave arrive for their news conference in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun


CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) - "Fight on, don't despair": the 12 boys and their football coach rescued from a flooded Thai cave complex described on Wednesday how they survived on nothing but dripping water, and even tried to dig their way out.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049072-fight-on-dont-despair-thai-cave-boys-recount-ordeal-in-first-public-appearance/?do=findComment&comment=13186619


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Thai team to explore North Pole to better protect ecosystem

By Kornrawee Panyasuppakun, 
Sandy Leegumjorn 
The Nation 



Key researchers talk yesterday at the Chamchuri Square building about the goals and challenges of Asia’s and Thailand’s first Arctic exploration to begin on July 24.


A THAI TEAM will be the first from Asia to explore the North Pole on a mission to conduct underwater exploration and the impact of microplastics on marine life.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049097-thai-team-to-explore-north-pole-to-better-protect-ecosystem/


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Doi Suthep network warns of protests

By The Nation




A CHIANG MAI citizens group yesterday threatened to stage a large demonstration next month if nothing was done by then to restore the land housing a luxury housing project on Doi Suthep Mountain to its original state.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049099-doi-suthep-network-warns-of-protests/


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Google offers free public Wi-Fi




Ben King, country director for Google Thailand, announces a range of initiatives to support Thailand's digital economy.


GOOGLE Thailand yesterday launched a series of initiatives, including free high-speed public Wi-Fi, to enable more Thai consumers and businesses to participate in the growth of the digital economy.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049100-google-thailand-offers-free-public-wi-fi/


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Petch seeks title-winning Glory in New York

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam 
The Nation 



Petchpanomrung (Petch) Kiatmookao


Local hope Petchpanomrung (Petch) Kiatmookao will take on American kick-boxer Kevin Vannostrand for the interim featherweight title at a GLORY 55 event in New York tomorrow night.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049102-petch-seeks-title-winning-glory-in-new-york/


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A grossly offensive – and predictable – response

By The Nation




In seeking to pass the blame, Deputy PM Prawit has deeply wounded the Chinese families of victims from the Phuket disaster 


Just days ago relatives of nearly 50 Chinese tourists who died after their boat capsized near Phuket issued an open letter of gratitude for the response of Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha. In the same letter, however, they did not mince words about their contrasting feelings towards his deputy, General Prawit Wongsuwan.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049103-a-grossly-offensive-–-and-predictable-–-response/


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Thais, Chinese and Burmese arrested over Phuket’s 13 million baht ‘call centre’ gang

By Kritsada Mueanhawong




“Police seized 8 laptops, 4 wi-fi routers, 150 mobile phones, 4 iPad tablets, one money counting machine, 135 credit cards, 6 ATM cards, 52 SIM cards, 13,568,570 baht in cash, 3,800 yuan cash and one new Mercedes Benz CLA 200.”


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049104-thais-chinese-and-burmese-arrested-over-phuket’s-13-million-baht-‘call-centre’-gang/


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Air Force organizes Drone & UAV seminar




BANGKOK, 19th July 2018 (NNT) - The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has organized a seminar on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, due to the implications of wider drone usage on civil aviation safety and national security. 


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049107-thai-air-force-organizes-drone-uav-seminar/


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Royal Thai Navy to take lessons from Tham Luang Cave rescue operation




BANGKOK, 19 July 2018 (NNT) –The Royal Thai Navy is preparing to analyse all lessons and information learnt from the Tham Luang Cave rescue mission to enhance its efficiency and to inform its choice of equipment for emergency response work. 


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049108-thai-navy-to-take-lessons-from-tham-luang-cave-rescue-operation/


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PM chairs Herbal Expo, vows to develop traditional medicine




NONTHABURI, 19th July 2018 (NNT) - The Prime Minister has vowed that his administration will continue to improve the public health system and foster wider acceptance of Thai herbal remedies. 


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049109-pm-prayut-chairs-herbal-expo-vows-to-develop-traditional-medicine/


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Govt pledges increase in renewable power production


BANGKOK, 19th July 2018 (NNT) - Minister of Energy Siri Chiraphongphan, has announced the ministry’s plan to increase the proportion of renewable electricity to 30% in the next 12 years. 


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049110-govt-pledges-increase-in-renewable-power-production/


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