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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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Democrats make legal bid for all Russia probe evidence, Trump poll numbers drop

By Doina Chiacu and David Morgan

 

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FILE PHOTO: Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) speaks during a mark up hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats on Friday took legal action to get hold of all of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's evidence from his inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as the probe's findings hit President Donald Trump's poll ratings.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096082-democrats-make-legal-bid-for-all-russia-probe-evidence-trump-poll-numbers-drop/

 

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White House says Trump spoke to Libyan commander Haftar on Monday

By Steve Holland

 

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FILE PHOTO: Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, arrives to attend an international conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump spoke by phone earlier in the week and discussed "ongoing counterterrorism efforts" with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, leader of a military assault on the capital Tripoli in opposition to the internationally recognised government.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096083-white-house-says-trump-spoke-to-libyan-commander-haftar-on-monday/

 

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Peru ex-president leaves cadaver as sign of 'contempt' for his enemies - suicide note

By Marco Aquino

 

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Friends and family carry the coffin with the remains of Peru's former President Alan Garcia, who killed himself this week, during the last of three days of national mourning declared by President Martin Vizcarra, in Lima, Peru April 19, 2019. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo

 

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian ex-president Alan Garcia wrote in an alleged suicide note read by family members at a wake on Friday that he had killed himself in order to avoid humiliation at the hands of his political enemies.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096084-peru-ex-president-leaves-cadaver-as-sign-of-contempt-for-his-enemies-suicide-note/

 

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Ukrainian presidential candidates trade insults in rowdy stadium debate

By Polina Ivanova and Pavel Polityuk

 

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Ukraine's President and presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko attends a policy debate with his rival, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, at the National Sports Complex Olimpiyskiy stadium in Kiev, Ukraine April 19, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

 

KIEV (Reuters) - The two men vying to be Ukraine's next president traded insults in a raucous debate on Friday in front of thousands of supporters before an election that could put a comedian with no political experience in charge of a country at war.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096085-ukrainian-presidential-candidates-trade-insults-in-rowdy-stadium-debate/

 

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Turkey arrests suspected spies for UAE, investigating Khashoggi link

By Orhan Coskun

 

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FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal/File Photo

 

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has arrested two suspects who confessed to spying on Arab nationals for the United Arab Emirates, and is investigating whether the arrival in Turkey of one of them was related to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior Turkish official said on Friday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096086-turkey-arrests-suspected-spies-for-uae-investigating-khashoggi-link/

 

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Northern Ireland journalist killed by gunman during riot

By Amanda Ferguson

 

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Journalist Lyra McKee is seen in this undated handout picture released April 19, 2019 by the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Courtesy of Lyra McKee's family and partner/Handout via REUTERS

 

BELFAST (Reuters) - A 29-year-old Northern Irish journalist was shot dead during rioting in Londonderry overnight, an attack that shocked the region and police said was likely the work of Irish nationalist militants opposed to the 1998 Good Friday peace deal.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096087-northern-ireland-journalist-killed-by-gunman-during-riot/

 

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More protesters flood Sudan's sit-in to demand civilian rule

By Michael Georgy and Khalid Abdelaziz

 

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Protesters shout slogans and make victory signs after Friday prayers in front of the Defence Ministry in Khartoum, Sudan, April 19, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

 

Khartoum (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of protesters massed around a sit-in outside Sudan's Defence Ministry on Friday to demand that the military council that ousted former president Omar al-Bashir last week hand over power to civilians.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096088-more-protesters-flood-sudans-sit-in-to-demand-civilian-rule/

 

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Thai world champ spearheads local challenge at One Championship

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam 

The Nation

 

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Nong-O Gaiyanghadao blasts a kick to Han Zi Hao of China in the One: Clash of Legends at Muangthong Thani in February.

 

REIGNING bantamweight world champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao and fellow muay thai superstar Petchdam Petchyindee Academy will carry the Thai flag at the One Championship: Warriors of Light at Bangkok’s Impact Arena next month.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096089-thai-world-champ-spearheads-local-challenge-at-one-championship/

 

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Bank of Ayudhya sees 105% jump in first-quarter profits

By The Nation

 

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Bank of Ayudhya Plc and its business units have announced a robust performance for the first quarter of 2019, with a record net profit of Bt12.7 billion, a 104.9-per-cent increase from the same quarter of last year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096090-bank-of-ayudhya-sees-105-jump-in-first-quarter-profits/

 

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Rites of passage

By Korbphuk Phromrekha 
The Nation Weekend

 

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Mae Hong Son’s annual Poy Sang Long Festival is held during summer to pay homage to Lord Buddha.

 

Young Tai Yai boys become novices in an annual ceremony that draws visitors from far afield

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096091-rites-of-passage/

 

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SPECIAL REPORT: Truth ‘MUST BE UNCOVERED’ in Premchai case

By PIYAPORN WONGRUANG 
THE NATION WEEKEND

 

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Wichian apprehended Premchai and his companions on February 4, 2018. File photos.

 

PROSECUTORS DECIDE TO APPEAL AMID LINGERING PUBLIC ANGER OVER PREMCHAI VERDICT

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096092-special-report-truth-‘must-be-uncovered’-in-premchai-case/

 

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Treasures of the highest order

By Khetsirin Pholdhampalit 
The Nation Weekend

 

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The newly-renovated Prissadangkhabhimuk Hall displays wood-carving masterpieces such as the tall wooden door of the vihara of Wat Suthat and the round wooden raised seat for monks built in the Ayutthaya era.

 

Thailand’s National Museum throws open eight more of its newly renovated and interactive halls

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096095-treasures-of-the-highest-order/

 

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Police open door to no death penalty charge over Phuket seastead case

By The Phuket News

 

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Vice Governor Supoj Rotreuang Na Nongkhai urged sensitivity in following due process in the case. Photo: PR Dept
 

PHUKET: The police investigator tasked with the Royal Thai Navy complaint against American Chad Elwartowski and his Thai partner Supranee Thepdet over the ‘seastead’ built south of Phuket told The Phuket News today (Apr 19) that he will not move to charge the couple under Section 119 – which may incur the death penalty – if he finds no evidence that the structure threatens national security.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096097-police-open-door-to-no-death-penalty-charge-over-phuket-seastead-case/

 

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Sad-eyed Boonrod gets his own Facebook page after Gulf rescue

By The Nation

 

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Boonrod, the dog rescued this week from the middle of the Gulf of Thailand, can now show off his own Facebook page with more than 6,000 followers.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096099-sad-eyed-boonrod-gets-his-own-facebook-page-after-gulf-rescue/

 

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