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Tourists storm-stranded on Koh Racha safely returned to Phuket

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The 33 tourists, including some from China,Russia, Australia, South Africa and the Netherlands, disembark safely at Chalong Pier late yesterday afternoon (July 18). Photo: Phuket Marine Police

 

PHUKET: A Marine Police boat was dispatched to safely recover 33 tourists stranded on Koh Racha Yai late yesterday (July 18) due to the strong storm conditions.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049131-tourists-storm-stranded-on-koh-racha-safely-returned-to-phuket/ 

 

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Turkish court keeps U.S. pastor in jail; Trump calls on Erdogan to act

By Ezgi Erkoyun

 

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A prison vehicle, believed to be carrying jailed U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, leaves from the Aliaga Prison and Courthouse complex in Izmir, Turkey July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan

 

ALIAGA, Turkey (Reuters) - A Turkish court decided on Wednesday to keep an American pastor in jail, dashing hopes that he could be released during his trial on terrorism and spying charges, a case that has deepened a rift with NATO ally Washington.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049132-turkish-court-keeps-us-pastor-in-jail-trump-calls-on-erdogan-to-act/

 

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RID and DPM on high alert as more harsh weather expected

 

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PHITSANULOK, 19 July 2018 (NNT) – Thailand's Royal Irrigation Department (RID) and Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DPM) have both been placed on high alert in response to tropical storm Son Tinh, which is expected to spread harsh weather across the north and northeastern regions of the country. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049134-rid-and-dpm-on-high-alert-as-more-harsh-weather-expected/

 

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‘Crocodile-like’ creature spotted swimming at Yanui Beach

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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Something officials are describing as a ‘crocodile’ was spotted off the coast at Yanui Beach, just south of Nai Harn beach, yesterday. The witness who first saw it claims the crocodile was chasing him but that he managed to escape.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049138-‘crocodile-like’-creature-spotted-swimming-at-yanui-beach/

 

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Cave boys undergo spirit-boosting rite, make merit for Saman

By Natthawat Laping 
The Nation

 

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The 12 young footballers and their assistant coach rescued from Tham Luang Cave underwent a “life-prolonging ritual” at a temple on Thursday morning intended to lift their morale and that of their families.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049140-cave-boys-undergo-spirit-boosting-rite-make-merit-for-saman/

 

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Rights report calls for criminal investigation into Rohingya genocide

By The Nation

 

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Violence and the military operations against the Rohingya in recent years constitute genocide and crimes against humanity, human right defenders Fortify Rights categorically state in their report released on Thursday, which identifies 22 Myanmar Army and Police officials who should be criminally investigated for their roles in the atrocities.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049141-rights-report-calls-for-criminal-investigation-into-rohingya-genocide/

 

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Help pours in for Prachin Buri family after teacher’s Facebook post

By The Nation 
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A teacher who makes a habit of visiting the families of her students was appalled to find one of them living in a makeshift house with no door or windows and a leaking roof, and decided to seek the help of the public by posting their plight on Facebook.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049142-help-pours-in-for-prachin-buri-family-after-teacher’s-facebook-post/

 

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Ubon Ratchathani Central Prison in co-operation with the Healthy Prison: Improving Quality of Life Behind the Wall Project

 

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UBON RATCHATHANI, 19 July 2018 (NNT) - Thai prisons are facing with the crisis of the ever increasing number of prison population to the point of ‘prison overcrowding’, which in turn, lead to various problems especially on the part of the quality of life of the inmates.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049143-ubon-ratchathani-central-prison-in-co-operation-with-the-healthy-prison-improving-quality-of-life-behind-the-wall-project/

 

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Thai celeb in hot water over cave video

 

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The head of the national park that looks after the Phraya Nakorn cave in Sam Roi Yot, Prajuab Khiri Khan says they are prosecuting Thai celebrity Lena Jangjaja better know just as Lena Jang.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049144-thai-celeb-in-hot-water-over-cave-video/

 

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Australian PM says Pope must sack archbishop convicted of concealing child sex abuse

By Colin Packham

 

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the media in Sydney, Australia, July 19, 2018. AAP/Joel Carrett/via REUTERS

 

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday that Pope Francis must sack an Australian archbishop convicted of concealing child sex abuse.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049145-australian-pm-says-pope-must-sack-archbishop-convicted-of-concealing-child-sex-abuse/

 

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Thousands of Myanmar people could be living in Thailand with fake visas

 

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A major scandal is brewing that suggests that the issuing of fake visas for Thailand in neighboring Myanmar is widespread.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049147-thousands-of-myanmar-people-could-be-living-in-thailand-with-fake-visas/

 

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Rawai Mayor confirms 3 metre crocodile off Nai Harn beach

By  Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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Red flags have been put up on Nai Harn and Yanui Beaches to warn tourists of a crocodile in the water.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049138-‘crocodile-like’-creature-spotted-swimming-at-yanui-beach/?do=findComment&comment=13187833

 

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Call poll, improve rights to resume full ties, EU tells Thai officials

By Kas Chanwanpen 
The Nation

 

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Despite the junta leader’s recent visits to London and Paris, the European Union is still looking for Thailand to hold an election and to show increased respect for human rights before a full resumption of ties is possible, according to the chair of a European parliamentary sub-committee on human rights.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049156-call-poll-improve-rights-to-resume-full-ties-eu-tells-thai-officials/

 

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GSB ready to sue teachers over loan delinquency

By The Nation

 

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The Government Savings Bank (GSB) has told staff to proceed next month in filing lawsuits against teachers and other education personnel who have not acceded to measures for relaxing debt-repayment conditions introduced by the bank in May.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1049157-gsb-ready-to-sue-teachers-over-loan-delinquency/

 

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