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Chalong Underpass makes breakthrough

By The Phuket News

 

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The tunnel has now been fully excavated and the underpass is hoped to open to traffic in April. Photo: Phuket Highways Office
 

PHUKET: The tunnel that will become the Chalong Underpass has now been fully excavated and the construction engineer for the project still hopes that the underpass will be open to traffic in April.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084729-chalong-underpass-makes-breakthrough/

 

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The week that was in Thailand news: Love and mixed emotions were in the air in Thailand

 

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Raw emotions of all kinds were in the air in Thailand this week as the smog receded in Bangkok and moved north and north east to Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen. But in a week that featured Valentine's Day, thankfully love was to the fore.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084700-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-love-and-mixed-emotions-were-in-the-air-in-thailand/

 

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Koh Kaew OrBorTor tackles roadside dumping

By Waranya Prompinpiras

 

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The Koh Kaew OrBortor is taking action to prevent more roadside dumping of large unwanted items. Photo: Koh Kaew OrBorTor
 

PHUKET: In an attempt to stem the going tide of rubbish and large unwanted items being dumped by the side of the road, the Koh Kaew Tambon Administrative Organisation (OrBorTor) has launched a “free rubbish pickup” campaign.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084746-koh-kaew-orbortor-tackles-roadside-dumping/

 

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Rookie Sadom takes a commanding lead in Lopburi

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam 
The Nation

 

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Sadom Kaewkanjana

 

Lopburi - Tour rookie Sadom Kaewkanjana shot a sizzling 66 to grab a five-shot lead heading into the final round of the Bt4 million Thongchai Jaidee Foundation at 13th Military Circle Golf Course on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084748-rookie-sadom-takes-a-commanding-lead-in-lopburi/

 

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MOPH organizes IQ-boosting activity for children

Praphorn Praphornkul

 

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UBON RATCHATHANI, 14th February 2019 (NNT) – The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has cooperated with three ministries to organize an activity to help boost Thai children’s intelligence quotient (IQ) in Area Health 10.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084749-moph-organizes-iq-boosting-activity-for-children/

 

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Death of Canadian sickened in Thailand inspires daughter's vaccine crusade

Meredith MacLeod, CTVNews.ca

 

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Retired Edmonton firefighter Bill Hughes died four months after contracting Japanese encephalitis while in Thailand. (Photo courtesy of Jillian Hughes)

 

An Edmonton woman whose father died of a devastating mosquito-borne virus that caused fatal brain swelling is warning Canadians to take travel vaccines seriously.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084751-death-of-canadian-sickened-in-thailand-inspires-daughters-vaccine-crusade/

 

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Exclusive: Meth 'disaster' for region as seizures surge in Thailand

Tom Allard

 

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Thailand police shows to the media one of its largest crystal methamphetamine busts during a news conference in Bangkok, Thailand April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Panu Wongcha-um

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Seizures of high-purity crystal methamphetamine have surged more than tenfold in Thailand over the past two years, statistics show, a stark indicator of the growth in industrial-scale production of the stimulant in neighboring Myanmar.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084752-exclusive-meth-disaster-for-region-as-seizures-surge-in-thailand/

 

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More U.S. aid for Venezuela touches down amid distribution uncertainty

By Steven Grattan

 

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Humanitarian aid for Venezuela is unloaded from a U.S. Air Force plane at Camilo Daza Airport in Cucuta, Colombia February 16, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

 

CUCUTA, Colombia (Reuters) - A U.S. military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans landed in the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Saturday, where food and medicine is being stored amidst uncertainty over how and where aid will be distributed.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084753-more-us-aid-for-venezuela-touches-down-amid-distribution-uncertainty/

 

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Seeking independence 'is not a crime,' Barcelona protesters say

 

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People take part during a rally of Catalan separatist organizations to demonstrate in Barcelona against the trial of Catalan leaders and call for self-determination rights in Barcelona, Spain, February 16, 2019. Banner reads "Self-determination is not a crime". REUTERS/Juan Medina

 

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people waving pro-independence flags and holding pictures of jailed Catalan separatist leaders took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday to call for self-determination for the northeastern Spanish region.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084755-seeking-independence-is-not-a-crime-barcelona-protesters-say/

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Legal challenges to Trump emergency declaration face uphill battle

By Alison Frankel and Tom Hals

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

(Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers, states and others mulling legal challenges to President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall face an uphill and probably losing battle in a showdown likely to be decided by the conservative-majority Supreme Court, legal experts said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084756-legal-challenges-to-trump-emergency-declaration-face-uphill-battle/

 

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Albanian protesters attack PM's office to demand he quits

By Benet Koleka

 

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Police wear gas masks during an anti-government protest in front of the office of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama in Tirana, Albania, February 16, 2019. REUTERS/Florion Goga

 

TIRANA (Reuters) - Protesters in Albania attacked the prime minister's office with iron bars and petrol bombs on Saturday, demanding his resignation over a scandal-plagued plan to build a ring-road around the capital.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084757-albanian-protesters-attack-pms-office-to-demand-he-quits/

 

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Karl Marx's London grave vandalised again, with red paint

 

LONDON (Reuters) - A memorial to Karl Marx at the cemetery in north London where the 19th century political philosopher is buried has been defaced for the second time in less than a fortnight - this time with red paint.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084760-karl-marxs-london-grave-vandalised-again-with-red-paint/

 

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Man City end Newport's Cup dream to reach quarter-finals

By Martyn Herman

 

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Soccer Football - FA Cup Fifth Round - Newport County AFC v Manchester City - Rodney Parade, Newport, Britain - February 16, 2019 Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez scores their fourth goal Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley

 

(Reuters) - Manchester City endured some anxious moments but escaped from fourth-tier Newport County with their FA Cup hopes intact as Phil Foden scored twice in an ultimately comfortable 4-1 fifth-round victory on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1084761-man-city-end-newports-cup-dream-to-reach-quarter-finals/

 

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