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Do not miss TOM GREEN with special guest STEPHEN K AMOS at the Lancaster Hotel on Saturday, 20th April. Act fast!  VIP tickets are already sold out, but standard tickets (1500 THB) are still available for purchase at: https://www.ticketflap.com/tomgreen-bkk19 

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Brit, 58, found dead in Patong hotel room

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The British man’s body was discovered in his rented room in Patong this morning. Photo: Phuket Tourist Police

 

PHUKET:-- Police at this stage do not suspect foul play in the death of a 58-year-old British man whose body found in a Patong hotel room this morning (Apr 16).

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095446-brit-58-found-dead-in-patong-hotel-room/

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Six hurt as drunk Songkran revellers clash in Prachuap Khiri Khan hospital

By The Nation

 

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Two groups of drunk Songkran revellers engaged in brawls inside a district hospital in Prachuap Khiri Khan late on Monday night after they continued fights begun at a Songkran celebration venue and followed each other to the hospital.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095447-six-hurt-as-drunk-songkran-revellers-clash-in-prachuap-khiri-khan-hospital/

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Death toll nears 300 after five of the ‘Seven Dangerous Days’ of Songkran

By THE NATION

 

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ROAD accidents during the first five days of the Songkran festival have left 297 people dead and 2,807 injured with drunken driving again singled out as the main cause of the accidents, according to the Road Safety Operations Centre (RSOC) on Tuesday.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095460-death-toll-nears-300-after-five-of-the-‘seven-dangerous-days’-of-songkran/

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Tighter control on transnational food industry required to solve haze problem: expert

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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Photo courtesy of Greenpeace

 

A STRONGER political will is required to take action against monoculture corn cultivation both inside Thailand and in neighbouring countries, or the transboundary haze problem will never be solved, environmental experts said, as Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district continues to choke under hazardous smog.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095491-tighter-control-on-transnational-food-industry-required-to-solve-haze-problem-expert/

 

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REPORT: Chiang Mai tries ‘clean rooms’ to protect vulnerable from toxic air

By CHULARAT SAENGPASSA 
THE NATION 
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Residents get free health checks in Yangmoen, Chiang Mai, as part of the Clean Room initiative launched by Chiang Mai University (CMU), Suan Dok Hospital Foundation and the Clean Air for All group to build safe refuges from smog in the province.

 

SINCE THE air in entire villages or towns cannot be purified in the face of the raging smog crisis in the North, safety zones have been proposed as a way of protecting the most vulnerable people.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095492-report-chiang-mai-tries-‘clean-rooms’-to-protect-vulnerable-from-toxic-air/

 

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Over 1,000 rai burned to ash in Chiang Rai

By THE NATION

 

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THE BATTLE AGAINST A wildfire in Chiang Rai’s Mae Chan district dragged on yesterday as officials, military personnel and volunteers worked tirelessly to prevent the blaze from engulfing towns nearby.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095493-over-1000-rai-burned-to-ash-in-chiang-rai/

 

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Country returning to  undemocratic rule, warns senior Pheu Thai figure

By THE NATION

 

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WITH REPORTS predicting the setting up of a national unity government to tackle the political deadlock, veteran politician Phumtham Wechayachai said yesterday that the Constitution and the legal framework had indeed been designed to cause complications and difficulties that would draw the nation down the path to undemocratic rule.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095494-country-returning-to -undemocratic-rule-warns-senior-pheu-thai-figure/

 

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Heritage site or home? Indigenous Thais fight for right to forest

By Rina Chandran

 

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A protester is seen outside the UNESCO office in Bangkok July 27, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

 

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of indigenous Karen people in Thailand face evictions from a national park that authorities wish to turn into a World Heritage Site, joining millions in a similarly precarious situation as authorities worldwide push tough conservation laws.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095496-heritage-site-or-home-indigenous-thais-fight-for-right-to-forest/

 

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Delta charges US family thousands to let son elevate injured leg during flight

Anders Hagstrom | Justice Reporter

 

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Delta Airlines charged a U.S. family whose son was in need of urgent medical care more than $6,000 to fly to the U.S. after their vacation in Thailand was cut short when a motorcycle struck the young boy Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095497-delta-charges-us-family-thousands-to-let-son-elevate-injured-leg-during-flight/

 

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Defence volunteer killed in drive-by shooting in Pattani

By The Nation

 

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A defence volunteer was killed in a drive-by shooting in Pattani povince’s Kapho district on Tuesday morning while riding his motorcycle to work, police said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095498-defence-volunteer-killed-in-drive-by-shooting-in-pattani/

 

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Burglar drowns Pomeranian before stealing computer, cash in Udon Thani

By The Nation

 

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A university student in Udon Thani returned from celebrating Songkran late on Monday night to find her four-month-old Pomeranian drowned in a water bin and her boyfriend’s notebook computer and cash stolen.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095499-burglar-drowns-pomeranian-before-stealing-computer-cash-in-udon-thani/

 

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Nitithorn hopeful of revival at PGM ADT Penang

By Agencies

 

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Penang - Thailand’s Nitithorn Thippong will seek a repeat of his past success when he defends his title at the PGM ADT Penang Championship on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095500-nitithorn-hopeful-of-revival-at-pgm-adt-penang/

 

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Three countries join forces to limit rubber exports to 240,000 tons

 

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BANGKOK, 17 April 2019 (NNT) - To solve the problem of low rubber prices, the three major rubber exporting countries are ready to continue measures to limit rubber exports to 240,000 tons.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1095501-three-countries-join-forces-to-limit-rubber-exports-to-240000-tons/

 

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