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Bombs kill more than 200 in Sri Lankan churches, hotels on Easter Sunday

By Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez

 

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A crime scene official inspects the site of a bomb blast inside a church in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

 

COLOMBO (Reuters) - More than 200 people were killed and at least 450 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096319-at-least-156-dead-hundreds-injured-in-multiple-blasts-at-churches-hotels-on-easter-sunday/?do=findComment&comment=14065633

 

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Medical marijuana move ‘not enough’

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION 
BURI RAM 

 

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Many people gather to observe a fullgrown cannabis plant, which is exhibited at the medical cannabis fair “Pan Buriram”, which was held from Friday until yesterday in Buri Ram province. Photo Pratch Rujivanarom

 

ACTIVISTS SEEK MORE MEASURES TO FACILITATE USE OF CANNABINOID MEDICINES

 

MORE LEGAL measures to further liberalise medical cannabis are required, campaigners stressed, so as to ensure that patients can freely and easily access affordable and quality cannabinoid medicines.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096343-medical-marijuana-move-‘not-enough’/

 

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May out, Thai hopes rest on mixed pair at Asia Championships 

By LERPONG AMSA-NGIAM 
THE NATION

 

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Sapsiree Taerattanachai (L) and Dechapol Puavaranukroh (R) / EPA Photo

 

RED-HOT mixed doubles duo Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai will spearhead Thailand’s challenge at the Badminton Asia Championships after Ratchanok “May” Intanon withdrew to focus on the Sudirman Cup.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096344-may-out-thai-hopes-rest-on-mixed-pair-at-asia-championships /

 

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Pheu Thai says coalition intact but remains wary of defections by MPs to rival camp

By The Nation

 

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A voter casts his ballot at Polling Station No 32 in Bangkok’s Constituency 13, where a poll rerun was held yesterday.

 

THE SEVEN political parties that have come together to form the next government remain “strongly united” although defections of its MPs to the rival coalition are likely, a key figure in the Pheu Thai Party said yesterday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096345-pheu-thai-says-coalition-intact-but-remains-wary-of-defections-by-mps-to-rival-camp/

 

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People flock to marijuana fair in Buri Ram

By Pratch Rujivanarom 
The Nation 
Buri Ram

 

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Thousands of people showed up at the “Pan Buriram” fair in Buri Ram province on Saturday, as the authorities take the first step towards raising awareness about medical marijuana.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096346-people-flock-to-marijuana-fair-in-buri-ram/

 

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Thailand ready to face sea-home builder in court

By The Nation

 

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Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Saturday that the Thai government has the right to demolish a floating sea home off Phuket seashore and welcomed the threat of a lawsuit by its builder, Ocean Builders.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096348-thailand-ready-to-face-sea-home-builder-in-court/

 

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‘Beware of fruits that generate heat during summer’

By The Nation

 

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Doctors have warned people about excessive consumption during summer of the popular Thai fruit durian, as it could increase body heat and have harmful effects on health.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096349-‘beware-of-fruits-that-generate-heat-during-summer’/

 

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Family in shock after masseuse killed over money dispute

By WIJIT CHUNHAKIJKACHORN 
THE NATION 

 

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A Thai masseuse was killed and dismembered in Portugal last month reportedly over a dispute over her 10,000 euros (Bt357,000) investment in a massage parlour there.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096350-family-in-shock-after-thai-masseuse-killed-over-money-dispute/

 

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Self-test kits for HIV now available at pharmacies

By The Nation

 

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THANKS TO THE latest move by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), people no longer have to visit a medical centre to undergo an HIV test. If they are worried that they may be infected, people can just buy a self-test kit from a pharmacy and check on their own.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096351-self-test-kits-for-hiv-now-available-at-pharmacies/

 

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Asean economic ministers to sign two documents for boosting services sector and investment

By PHUWIT LIMVIPHUWAT 
THE NATION 

 

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ASEAN CHAIR Thailand has lined up 13 ambitious goals to achieve regional integration as the 25th Asean Economic Ministers’ Retreat (AEMR) kicks off today in Phuket, where two pacts are set to be signed to enhance services trade and investment within the group.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096352-asean-economic-ministers-to-sign-two-documents-for-boosting-services-sector-and-investment/

 

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Station overhaul to lead the way

By Somluck Srimalee 
The Nation 

 

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The State Railway of Thailand’s project at Bang Sue is spearheading a massive transport, residential, commercial development that will forever change the station’s district and north Bangkok

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096354-station-overhaul-to-lead-the-way/

 

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Summer storms hit central, northern regions

By The Nation

 

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Kalasin Province

 

More than 6,900 houses, mostly in the central and northern regions of Thailand, have been damaged by summer storms since the beginning of April, according to the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096356-summer-storms-hit-central-northern-regions/

 

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Family demands justice over death of man in detention

By The Nation

 

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The family of a man who mysteriously died while in detention for four days over alleged drunk driving during Songkran has demanded a full investigation into his death and justice.

 

Full story:  https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096357-family-demands-justice-over-death-of-man-in-detention/

 

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