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Court to rule on Premchai poaching case 

 

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The Thong Phaphume provincial court in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi is scheduled to deliver its long-awaited verdict in the illegal hunting case in which a billionaire Thai construction tycoon is charged with killing protected species.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090234-court-to-rule-on-premchai-poaching-case/

 

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Billionaire-turned-politician Thanathorn to put assets into blind trust

 

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Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit announced today that he would place all his personal assets into a “blind trust” to set an ethical standard for political office holders in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090235-billionaire-turned-politician-thanathorn-to-put-assets-into-blind-trust/

 

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National PWA Governor visits Phuket over failing water supply

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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PWA Governor Nopparat Maythaveekulchai stands in Bang Neow Dum reservoir during his visit to Phuket. Photo: PWA

 

PHUKET: The national Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) Governor has quietly visited Phuket in person and urged the local PWA office to solve the island’s drought problems and to come up with a plan of how to continue supplying water needed by April 1.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090237-national-pwa-governor-visits-phuket-over-failing-water-supply/

 

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Dutch police arrest Turkish man suspected of killing three in tram shooting

By Bart H. Meijer

 

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Handout still image taken from CCTV footage shows a man who has been named as a suspect in Monday's shooting in Utrecht, Netherlands, in a still image from CCTV footage released by the Utrecht Police on March 18, 2019 REUTERS/Utrecht Police/Handout via Reuters

 

UTRECHT, Netherlands (Reuters) - Dutch police arrested a Turkish man suspected of shooting dead three people and wounding five on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090238-dutch police-arrest-turkish-man-suspected-of-killing-three-in-tram-shooting/

 

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May's Brexit deal in chaos as Speaker sparks 'constitutional crisis'

By Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan

 

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Speaker of the House John Bercow speaks in Parliament, following the vote on Brexit in London, Britain, March 13, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERS

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans were thrown into further turmoil on Monday when the speaker of parliament ruled that she could not put her divorce deal to a new vote unless it was re-submitted in fundamentally different form.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090239-mays brexit deal-in-chaos-as-speaker-sparks-constitutional-crisis/

 

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EU leaders could avoid final call on Brexitdelay this week - diplomats

By Gabriela Baczynska and Alastair Macdonald

 

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FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 20, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

 

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders could hold off making any final decision on any Brexit delay when they meet in Brussels later this week, senior diplomats in the bloc said, depending on what exactly British Prime Minister Theresa May asks them for.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090240-eu-leaders-could-avoid-final-call-on brexitdelay-this-week-diplomats/

 

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U.S. Democrats target massage parlour proprietor linked to Trump

By Mark Hosenball

 

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The front window of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa is shown in Jupiter, Florida, U.S. February 22, 2019. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic congressional leaders have asked the FBI to investigate the founder of a Florida massage parlour chain who is an alleged acquaintance of President Donald Trump, according to a letter released on Monday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090241-us-democrats-target-massage-parlour-proprietor-linked-to trump/

 

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Three dead, one missing in devastating floods across U.S. Midwest

 

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Lanni Bailey and a team from Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue enter a flooded house to pull out several cats during the flooding of the Missouri River near Glenwood, Iowa, U.S. March 18, 2019. Passport Aerial Photography/Handout via REUTERS

 

(Reuters) - At least one person was missing on Monday after devastating floods across the U.S. Midwest that killed three others and inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars in damage in what Nebraska's governor called a disaster of historic proportions.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090255-three-dead-one-missing-in-devastating-floods-across-us-midwest/

 

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China says played 'constructive role' in reducing Pakistan, India tension

 

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FILE PHOTO: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan (L) and China's Premier Li Keqiang leave after a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Pool/File Photo

 

BEIJING (Reuters) - China played a "constructive role" in reducing tension between Pakistan and India, the foreign ministry said, after the nuclear-armed rivals almost came to blows last month following an attack on an Indian paramilitary convoy in disputed Kashmir.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090258-china-says-played-constructive-role-in-reducing-pakistan-india-tension/

 

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Number of Specialised Clinics for Pollution-Related Symptoms to Increase: Public Health Ministry

By The Nation

 

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Still in the grip of an already months-long smog crisis, the Public Health Ministry is now preparing to set up specialised clinics to treat patients suffering from pollution-related symptoms in many parts of the country.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090261-number-of-specialised-clinics-for-pollution-related-symptoms-to-increase-public-health-ministry/

 

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"I didn't know what to do!" - woman driver fined 500 baht for blocking ambulance
 
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A Bangkok woman said she was all flustered and just didn't know what to do when an ambulance was blaring its horn trying to get past her. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090263-i-didnt-know-what-to-do-woman-driver-fined-500-baht-for-blocking-ambulance/

 

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Officers follow-up on slow loris tout on Phuket beach – VIDEO

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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Phuket officials are searching for a ‘loris tout’ who was offering photographs with a slow loris at a Kata beach. (Some video of a slow loris below)

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090266-officers-follow-up-on-slow-loris-tout-on-phuket-beach/

 

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Govt committed to eradicating human trafficking: DPM

 

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BANGKOK, 19 March 2019 (NNT) - Deputy Prime Minister/Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan confirmed that the government is still committed to eradicating human trafficking.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090270-govt-committed-to-eradicating-human-trafficking-dpm-prawit/

 

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"Embarrassed" Thai teacher of Chinese repeatedly raped M2 teen at Thonburi school

 

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Daily News reported that a Thai man turned himself in to Bangkok Noi police yesterday after he was accused of raping one of his students under 15. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1090273-embarrassed-thai-teacher-of-chinese-repeatedly-raped-m2-teen-at-thonburi-school/

 

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