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This Christmas, you're going to hear a new George Michael song

 

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A previously unheard George Michael song will be in the film

 

Unreleased music from George Michael will feature in a new Christmas film starring Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118108-this-christmas-youre-going-to-hear-a-new-george-michael-song/

 

 

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Patong power pole works cause monster traffic tailback

By The Phuket News

 

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The works to change a power pole has restricted the coastal road north of Patong to one lane, and caused a traffic tailback all the way to Kamala. Photo: Patong Police
 

PHUKET: Patong Police are urging motorists to not use the Kamala – Patong road as workers install a power pole near Loma Circle.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118143-patong-power-pole-works-cause-monster-traffic-tailback/

 

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Phuket’s lifeguard founder, chief driving force, passes away

By The Phuket News

 

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Prathaiyuth Chuayuan, the driving force behind Phuket's lifeguards, has died. Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot
 

PHUKET: Prathaiyuth Chuayuan, the man who first helped Phuket to get our first beach lifeguards and drove them to achieve international certification and even compete in international lifesaving events, has died.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118144-phuket’s-lifeguard-founder-chief-driving-force-passes-away/

 

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Ennahachi knocks out Pecthdam to become new One flyweight kickboxing champion

By The Nation

 

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Illias Ennahachi releases a blow to Petchdam Petchyindee Academy

 

ONE Championship™ (ONE) once again delivered a spectacular evening of world-class martial arts action in ONE: DREAMS OF GOLD at the Impact Arena in Bangkok on Friday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118146-ennahachi-knocks-out-pecthdam-to-become-new-one-flyweight-kickboxing-champion/

 

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Golfer Jazz poised to play the winning note

By The Nation

 

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Jazz Janewattananond

 

Rising Thai star Jazz Janewattananond put himself in prime position for a fifth Asian Tour victory after posting a solid eight-under-par 64 to grab a one-shot advantage at the halfway stage of the Sarawak Championship in Malaysia on Friday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118147-golfer-jazz-poised-to-play-the-winning-note/

 

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PTT remains undeterred by slowdown in economy

By SOMLUCK SRIMALEE 
THE NATION

 

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PTT Plc will continue investing up to Bt30.2 billion for the rest of this year, even though Thailand’s economy is showing little growth, PTT Plc’s president and chief executive office Chansin Treenuchagron told the press on August 16.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118148-ptt-remains-undeterred-by-slowdown-in-economy/

 

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Nine Chinese accused of crimes in China face extradition

By THE NATION

 

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Immigration commander Pol Lt General Sompong Chingduang

 

Nine Chinese nationals have been taken into Thai Immigration custody for alleged economic crimes that caused damage estimated at around Bt5 billion to China’s government.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118149-nine-chinese-accused-of-crimes-in-china-face-extradition/

 

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Retiring police officers to leave over 6,000 posts vacant

By Jessada Chantharak
The Nation

 

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The Royal Thai Police (RTP) revealed on August 16 that many senior positions in the police bureau will be vacant as 6,293 officers will be retiring from the force on September 30.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118150-retiring-police-officers-to-leave-over-6000-posts-vacant/

 

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Enraged mother accuses school of stealing children’s scholarship money

By Khanitta Sitong
The Nation

 

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A private school in the southern province of Trang was accused of pocketing 70 per cent of the scholarship money its six students received from a temple in a National Mother’s Day event.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118151-enraged-mother-accuses-school-of-stealing-children’s-scholarship-money/

 

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TMB cuts loan rates

By THE NATION

 

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TMB Bank Plc on Friday (August 16) joined other major banks in cutting its loan interest rates. The bank cut the Minimum Overdraft Rate (MOR) and Minimum Retail Rate (MRR) by 0.25 of a percentage point, effective from September 1.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118152-tmb-cuts-loan-rates/

 

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U.S. Rep. Tlaib rejects West Bank visit, citing Israel's 'oppressive conditions'

By Susan Heavey and Rami Ayyub

 

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U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib listens to a comment from a constituent during a Town Hall style meeting in Inkster, Michigan, U.S. August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

 

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected an offer by Israel to let her travel to the West Bank, the latest twist in a dispute drawing Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu together against U.S. Democrats ahead of elections in both countries.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118153-us-rep-tlaib-rejects-west-bank-visit-citing-israels-oppressive-conditions/

 

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Official autopsy concludes Epstein death's was suicide by hanging

 

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FILE PHOTO: Security personnel and people are seen at the entrance of the Metropolitan Correctional Center jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., August 12, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's chief medical examiner determined on Friday that suicide by hanging was the cause of death for financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose body was found six days ago in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118154-official-autopsy-concludes-epstein-deaths-was-suicide-by-hanging/

 

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FIFA ban former Nigerian coach Siasia over match fixing

 

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FILE PHOTO: 2016 Rio Olympics - Soccer - Semifinal - Men's Football Tournament Semifinal Nigeria v Germany - Corinthians Arena - Sao Paulo, Brazil - 17/08/2016. Nigeria's head coach Samson Siasia (R) reacts next to Germany's head coach Horst Hrubesch during the second half. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS./File Photo

 

(Reuters) - Former Nigeria national team coach Samson Siasia has been banned from the game for life following a match-fixing probe by world governing body FIFA.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118155-fifa-ban-former-nigerian-coach-siasia-over-match-fixing/

 

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Govt injecting Bt370 bn to achieve 3% growth

By PHUWIT LIMVIPHUWAT

THE NATION

 

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Uttama

 

The Council of Economic Ministers approved an ambitious Bt370-billion stimulus package on August 16 with the aim of achieving a 3-per-cent economic growth in the second half of this year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118156-govt-injecting-bt370-bn-to-achieve-3-growth/

 

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Southeast Asia a beacon of opportunity

By THE NATION

 

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James Cheo

 

Global market volatility is set to rise in the months ahead. For investors concerned about market uncertainty, Southeast Asia could provide a beacon of opportunity, given its domestic orientation and long-term growth potential.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118157-southeast-asia-a-beacon-of-opportunity/

 

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