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NARIT invites people to see Super Full Moon




BANGKOK, 14th February 2019 (NNT) - The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) is inviting the general public to observe Super Full Moon which can be seen from Thailand on the night of 19 February 2019.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084276-narit-invites-people-to-see-super-full-moon/



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Pattaya officials make arrests at three hotels operating without licences



Picture: Sophon Cable


Sophon Cable TV reported on Facebook that a contingent of Bang Lamung officials along with protection services and the tourist police raided four hotels in the Pattaya area. 


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084278-pattaya-officials-make-arrests-at-three-hotels-operating-without-licences/


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Video: Crazy Thai driving as Fortuner cuts in front of tour bus at Phuket U-turn



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CCTV footage posted on a Phuket page showed a Toyota Fortuner cut in front of a tour bus at a U-turn in Kathu. 


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084280-video-crazy-thai-driving-as-fortuner-cuts-in-front-of-tour-bus-at-phuket-u-turn/


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Russian Consulate-General to open in Phuket this year

By Anton Makhrov



For years Russian residents of Phuket had to fly to Bangkok to get the consular services they need such as replacing expired passports with the new ones. This is going to change in 2019. Photo: The Phuket News / file


PHUKET: The Russian Federation is expected to open a Consulate-General in Phuket later this year to cater to the needs of the resident Russian expat community and Russian tourists alike, Russian Ambassador to Thailand Evgeny Tomikhin has announced.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084283-russian-consulate-general-to-open-in-phuket-this-year/


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Saying it like it is or dashing a patient's hopes? Cancer patient told to prepare for death



Picture: Daily News


A video posted on Facebook showed a doctor at Kluay Nam Thai Hospital telling a cancer patient there was no hope. 


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084287-saying-it-like-it-is-or-dashing-a-patients-hopes-cancer-patient-told-to-prepare-for-death/


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Video: Bangkok police arrest messenger who was a snatch thief in his spare time



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Channel 3 TV reported on the arrest of a Thai messenger in Bangkok who was preying on women and the aged in the Huay Khwang area.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084291-video-bangkok-police-arrest-messenger-who-was-a-snatch-thief-in-his-spare-time/


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Thailand takes steps to improve transport safety for tourists

By Chadamas Chinmaneevong



The first round of safety standards will be first implemented for tourist buses


The Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) is joining hands with state agencies including the Department of Land Transport, Marine Department and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to improve tourist safety standards nationwide and overturn perceptions of the country as a dangerous tourist destination.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084293-thailand-takes-steps-to-improve-transport-safety-for-tourists/


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NBTC asked to review suspension order against pro-Thaksin Voice TV




Thailand’s three press associations have urged the national broadcast regulator, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), to reconsider its order to suspend the operations of Voice TV for 15 days.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084295-nbtc-asked-to-review-suspension-order-against-pro-thaksin-voice-tv/


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"Border buster" shows why Brexit frontier checks in N.Ireland would matter

By Graham Fahy and Helena Williams



A plaque in front of the 'border buster' JCB digger is seen on the border near Kinawley in Northern Ireland and Swanlinbar in Ireland, in this still image taken from video on February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Reuters TV


KINAWLEY, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - Near one of the scores of small border crossings on the island of Ireland, a yellow digger stands as a monument to the lengths communities went to to keep roads open during Northern Ireland's violent "Troubles".


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084296-border-buster-shows-why-brexit-frontier-checks-in-nireland-would-matter/


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Two more Uighur migrants captured, four still elusive after Mukdahan jailbreak

By The Nation



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Two more Uighurs were arrested on Wednesday night after seven escaped from the detention room at the Mukdahan Immigration office.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084311-two-more-uighur-migrants-captured-four-still-elusive-after-mukdahan-jailbreak/


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Thai central bank chief - Baht strength from current account surplus, not rate hike



FILE PHOTO: Thailand’s Central Bank Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob is seen during an interview with Reuters at the Bank of Thailand headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo


BANGKOK (Reuters) - Appreciation of the Thai baht is due to a weaker dollar and current account surplus, Bank of Thailand governor said on Thursday.


Source: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084337-thai-central-bank-chief-baht-strength-from-current-account-surplus-not-rate-hike/


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Airbus to scrap A380 superjumbo production as sales slump

By Tim Hepher



FILE PHOTO: An Emirates Airbus A380-800 aircraft takes off from Manchester Airport in Manchester, Britain September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo


TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Europe's Airbus is scrapping production of the A380 superjumbo, with lackluster sales forcing it to abandon a dream of dominating the skies with a 21st century cruiseliner.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084340-airbus-to-scrap-a380-superjumbo-production-as-sales-slump/


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EU adds Saudi Arabia to dirty-money blacklist, upsets UK, U.S.

By Francesco Guarascio



Main entrance of the European Union Commission headquarters in Brussels, July 1, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Files


STRASBOURG (Reuters) - The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama and four U.S. territories to a blacklist of nations it considers a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084341-eu-adds-saudi-arabia-to-dirty-money-blacklist-upsets-uk-us/


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