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Big Joke: You scratch my back I'll scratch yours. Coffee anyone?

 

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Image: TNA

 
Immigration chief Lt Gen Surachate "Big Joke" Hakparn has come up with a new idea to seek the help of foreign embassies and organisations.
 
 

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Korat: Crane driver crushed to death by rocks as his crane collapses

 

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Image: Sanook

 
A crane driver working at a construction site in Nakorn Ratchasima was crushed to death yesterday under rocks weighing 30 tons. 
 

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Big Joke orders airport upgrade: Premium Lane will henceforth be known as "Fast Track"

 

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Image: Thai immigration website on Facebook

 
The Thai immigration website on Facebook has announced new measures and procedures for VIPs and businessmen who qualify for speedier processing at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. 
 

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Immigration try their own spin on "Coffee Talk" meeting

 

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Image: Thai immigration website

 
The Thai immigration website put out their own story regarding what they called a "Coffee Talk" meeting between their department's cops and foreign organisations.
 

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'Jayme is the hero' sheriff says of Wisconsin girl who escaped captor

By Gabriella Borter and Joseph Ax

 

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Jake Patterson, 21, charged with kidnapping a 13-year-old girl and two counts of first-degree murder for murdering her parents, appears in a booking photo provided by the Barron County Sheriff's Department in Barron, Wisconsin, U.S., January 11, 2019. Barron County Sheriff's Department /Handout via REUTERS

 

(Reuters) - A 13-year-old girl's escape from a rural home where she was held captive for three months by a Wisconsin man charged with murdering her parents helped break the case and she should be treated as a hero, the local sheriff said on Friday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1077887-jayme-is-the-hero-sheriff-says-of-wisconsin-girl-who-escaped-captor/

 

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California police use genealogy websites to arrest suspect in 1990s rapes

By Dan Whitcomb

 

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Kevin Konther, 53, suspected of committing multiple rapes in the 1990s, including the kidnapping and rape of a 9-year-old girl, is seen in this Orange County Sheriff’s Department, California, U.S., photo released January 11, 2019. Courtesy Orange County Sheriff’s Department/Handout via REUTERS

 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California man has been arrested in connection to rapes committed in the 1990s after his DNA was linked to the crime scenes through commercial genealogy websites, which initially turned up the both the suspect and his twin, police said on Friday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1077890-california-police-use-genealogy-websites-to-arrest-suspect-in-1990s-rapes/

 

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Trump touts plan to change visas for skilled foreign workers

By Yeganeh Torbati and Mica Rosenberg

 

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FILE PHOTO: A woman leaves the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offices in New York, August 15, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford/File Photo

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he plans changes to the H-1B programme that grants temporary visas for specialty occupations such as technology or medicine, but his administration said later he was referring to changes that were proposed last year.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1077893-trump-touts-plan-to-change-visas-for-skilled-foreign-workers/

 

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Nissan top executive Munoz resigns amid broadened Ghosn probe

By Naomi Tajitsu

 

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FILE PHOTO: Jose Munoz, Chairman of Nissan North America, speaks during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 9, 2017. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

 

(Reuters) - One of Nissan Motor Co's <7201.T> top executives has resigned, further rattling the Japanese automaker's management team as it broadens an investigation into ousted Chairman Carlos Ghosn's alleged financial misconduct.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1077894-nissan-top-executive-munoz-resigns-amid-broadened-ghosn-probe/

 

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Mexico City pipeline hit by 'sabotage' amid crackdown on fuel theft

 

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Tanker trucks leave the refinery in Tula, Mexico. January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

 

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A major fuel pipeline that supplies Mexico City remained closed after two ruptures in a single day, the president said on Friday, as the government works to stem shortages that have frustrated motorists and triggered economic risks.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1077896-mexico-city-pipeline-hit-by-sabotage-amid-crackdown-on-fuel-theft/

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Greek police fire teargas at protesting teachers in Athens

 

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 protester moves amid tear gas smoke as Greek school teachers scuffle with riot police during a demonstration against government plans to change hiring procedures in the public sector in Athens, Greece, January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

 

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police on Friday fired teargas to disperse hundreds of teachers protesting against government plans to change hiring procedures in the public sector.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1077898-greek-police-fire-teargas-at-protesting-teachers-in-athens/

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Alphabet board sued on allegations of sexual misconduct cover-up

By Paresh Dave

 

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FILE PHOTO: The brand logo of Alphabet Inc's Google is seen outside its office in Beijing, China, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

 

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two shareholder lawsuits filed this week accused the board of Google parent Alphabet Inc of playing a direct role in covering up sexual misconduct claims against two former executives over the last five years.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1077899-alphabet-board-sued-on-allegations-of-sexual-misconduct-cover-up/

 

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India's Rahul, Pandya suspended over comments - BCCI

 

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Cricket - England v India - Third Test - Trent Bridge, Nottingham, Britain - August 19, 2018 India's Hardik Pandya celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of England's Stuart Broad Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

 

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Indian cricketers KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya have been suspended pending an inquiry into comments they made about women on a television show this week, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Friday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1077900-indias-rahul-pandya-suspended-over-comments-bcci/

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