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Blissed out in Jomtien: Café del Mar announces grand opening

By Alastair

 

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Mainstay of the Ibiza club scene and iconic record label Café del Mar is all set to transform the Na Jomtien coastline in 2018 by introducing its ‘premium beach club experience’ with the launch of Café del Mar Pattaya’s Grand Opening this coming November.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052359-blissed-out-in-jomtien-café-del-mar-announces-grand-opening/

 

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Canada Has Issued A Travel Advisory For Thailand, Here Are The Affected Areas

Lilly Paltsev

 

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Canadian travellers to Thailand should "exercise a high degree of caution" in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052361-canada-has-issued-a-travel-advisory-for-thailand-here-are-the-affected-areas/

 

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Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in world's first Roundup cancer trial

By Tina Bellon

 

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FILE PHOTO: Monsanto Co's Roundup is shown for sale in Encinitas, California, U.S., June 26, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052363-monsanto-ordered-to-pay-289-million-in-worlds-first-roundup-cancer-trial/

 

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Bank sped up Manafort loan approval as CEO sought Trump cabinet job: witness

By Nathan Layne, Karen Freifeld and Amanda Becker

 

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Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort departs from U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, U.S., February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/Files

 

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - The head of a small Chicago bank was directly involved in approving $16 million in loans to former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort while seeking Manafort's help securing a post in the new administration, a witness testified on Friday in Manafort's fraud trial.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052364-bank-sped-up-manafort-loan-approval-as-ceo-sought-trump-cabinet-job-witness/

 

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Explosion at military hardware factory in UK leaves one dead, one injured

 

(Reuters) - An explosion at a military hardware factory near Salisbury, Wiltshire has left one person dead on Friday, British defence equipment maker Chemring Group Plc <CHG.L> said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052366-explosion-at-military-hardware-factory-in-uk-leaves-one-dead-one-injured/

 

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Colombia to ask U.N. for special envoy to manage Venezuelan migrant crisis

 

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Venezuelan migrants wait to register their exit from Colombia before entering into Ecuador, at the Rumichaca International Bridge, Colombia August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Tapia

 

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will ask the United Nations to designate a special envoy to coordinate humanitarian aid for the hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan migrants flooding into countries around the region, the foreign minister said on Friday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052368-colombia-to-ask-un-for-special-envoy-to-manage-venezuelan-migrant-crisis/

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Hackers at convention test voting systems for bugs

By Christopher Bing

 

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FILE PHOTO: Hackers try to access and alter data from an electronic poll books in a Voting Machine Hacking Village during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., July 29, 2017. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/File Photo

 

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Def Con, one of the world's largest security conventions, served as a laboratory for breaking into voting machines on Friday, extending its efforts to identify potential security flaws in technology that may be used in the November U.S. elections.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052370-hackers-at-convention-test-voting-systems-for-bugs/

 

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U.S. agency says United pilot posted explicit photos of flight attendant online

 

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A United Airlines <UAL.N> flight attendant is accusing the airline of failing to protect her from sexually explicit pictures that a pilot posted of her online, according to a lawsuit filed in a San Antonio, Texas, federal court.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052371-us-agency-says-united-pilot-posted-explicit-photos-of-flight-attendant-online/

 

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Iran test-fired anti-ship missile during drills last week: U.S. source

 

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FILE PHOTO: Iran's national flags are seen on a square in Tehran February 10, 2012, a day before the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran test-fired a short-range anti-ship missile in the Strait of Hormuz during naval drills last week that Washington believes were aimed at sending a message as the United States reimposes sanctions on Tehran, a U.S. official said on Friday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052372-iran-test-fired-anti-ship-missile-during-drills-last-week-us-source/

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Lawsuits accuse Tesla's Musk of fraud over tweets, going-private proposal

By Jonathan Stempel

 

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FILE PHOTO: Elon Musk, founder, CEO and lead designer at SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla, speaks at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference in Washington, U.S., July 19, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc and Chief Executive Elon Musk were sued twice on Friday by investors who said they fraudulently engineered a scheme to squeeze short-sellers, including through Musk's proposal to take the electric car company private.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052374-lawsuits-accuse-teslas-musk-of-fraud-over-tweets-going-private-proposal/

 

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This year's flooding not as severe as in 2011: RID

Tanakorn Sangiam

 

BANGKOK, 10 August 2018 (NNT) – The Royal Irrigation Department has unveiled water management and flooding response plans for this year, saying the situation will not be as severe as in 2011. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052378-this-years-flooding-not-as-severe-as-in-2011-rid/

 

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EEC investments jump by 122% during this year's first half

Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK, 10 August 2018 (NNT) – A combined value of investments on the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project has increased by 122 percent during the first half of 2018.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052380-eec-investments-jump-by-122-during-this-years-first-half/

 

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Golf - Woodland leads PGA with record low halfway score

By Andrew Both

 

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Aug 10, 2018; Saint Louis, MO, USA; Gary Woodland lines up a putt on the 9th green during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

 

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Gary Woodland posted a record low halfway score at a PGA Championship, Brooks Koepka and Charl Schwartzel matched the lowest round in tournament history and half the field failed to complete the weather-delayed second round on Friday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052381-golf-woodland-leads-pga-with-record-low-halfway-score/

 

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Chiang Mai waterfall closed temporarily after rescue of two Portuguese tourists

 

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Rescue services in the area of Mae Raem in the Doi Suthep - Pui national park were called after flash floods hit the area.
 
 
 

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Sex in Lumpini Park? Show me the evidence and I'll pay you 100,000 baht, says governor

 

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The Bangkok Governor has dismissed claims that people are having sex in one of his flagship parks.
 
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