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The week that was in Thailand news: She may not be amused but Thailand needs Queen Vic!

 

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It was another bumper week of angst and laughs on the Thaivisa forum as those with axes to grind sharpened their tools and those who take life in the kingdom a little less seriously joined with the Thais in making fun of it all.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118258-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-she-may-not-be-amused-but-thailand-needs-queen-vic/

 

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Pavit's birdie blitz puts him in contention for Sarawak title

By The Nation

 

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Pavit Tangkamolprasert/ PGA photo

 

Former ADT Tour No 1 Pavit Tangkamolprasert rode on a hot putter to post a seven-under-par 65 and grab a share of the third-round lead with Richard T Lee of Canada and Chinese Taipei’s Hung Chien-yao at the US$300,000 Sarawak Championship in Malaysia on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118298-pavits-birdie-blitz-puts-him-in-contention-for-sarawak-title/

 

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Sudanese army and civilians seal interim power-sharing deal

By Khalid Abdelaziz

 

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Sudan's Head of Transitional Military Council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and Sudan's opposition alliance coalition's leader Ahmad al-Rabiah, celebrate the signing of the power sharing deal, that paves the way for a transitional government, and eventual elections, following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir, in Khartoum, Sudan, August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

 

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council on Saturday signed a final power-sharing deal that paves the way for a transitional government, and eventually elections, following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118299-sudanese-army-and-civilians-seal-interim-power-sharing-deal/

 

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Charity ship says migrants' safety at risk; minors allowed to disembark

By Guglielmo Mangiapane and Joan Faus

 

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Spanish migrant rescue ship Open Arms lies anchored close to the Italian shore in Lampedusa, Italy August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

 

LAMPEDUSA/BARCELONA (Reuters) - A charity that operates a rescue ship carrying more than a hundred migrants off the coast of Italy said on Saturday that it could not guarantee their security after the boat had spent more than two weeks waiting for a port to disembark in.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118300-charity-ship-says-migrants-safety-at-risk-minors-allowed-to-disembark/

 

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Fiji PM accuses Australia's Morrison of 'insulting' Pacific island nations

By Lidia Kelly

 

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FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister of Fiji and COP 23 President Frank Bainimarama speaks during the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

 

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama accused Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison of insulting leaders of Pacific island nations during a regional summit earlier this week, and said Chinese officials were far more tactful and better mannered.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118301-fiji-pm-accuses-australias-morrison-of-insulting-pacific-island-nations/

 

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Senior UK Conservative lawmaker says he could not back Corbyn-led government

 

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FILE PHOTO: British Conservative MP Oliver Letwin listens in the Parliament during a debate on alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit Deal, in London, Britain April 3, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERS/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - A Conservative lawmaker at the centre of efforts to block a no-deal Brexit said on Saturday he was pessimistic about his chances because he and other party colleagues could not support a caretaker government led by opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118302-senior-uk-conservative-lawmaker-says-he-could-not-back-corbyn-led-government/

 

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Advantage Liverpool as City fume over Spurs stalemate

By Simon Evans

 

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Soccer Football - Premier League - Southampton v Liverpool - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, Britain - August 17, 2019 Liverpool's Sadio Mane in action with Southampton's Jannik Vestergaard REUTERS/Hannah McKay

 

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Manchester City were held to a controversial 2-2 draw at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, allowing Premier League title rivals Liverpool, who won 2-1 at Southampton, to gain an early two-point advantage.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118304-advantage-liverpool-as-city-fume-over-spurs-stalemate/

 

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Lord's Ashes test in the balance after gripping day

By Ed Osmond

 

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Cricket - Ashes 2019 - Second Test - England v Australia - Lord's Cricket Ground, London, Britain - August 17, 2019 Australia's Steve Smith is hit on the neck with a ball bowled by England's Jofra Archer Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

 

LONDON (Reuters) - England battled to 96 for four in their second innings by the end of a dramatic fourth day at Lord's to lead Australia by 104 runs and leave the second Ashes test on a knife-edge on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118305-lords-ashes-test-in-the-balance-after-gripping-day/

 

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UK faces food, fuel and drugs shortages in no-deal Brexit: Times, citing official documents

Kate Holton

 

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FILE PHOTO: An anti-Brexit protester is seen outside the Cabinet Office in London, Britain July 29, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents leaked to the Sunday Times show.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118307-uk-faces-food-fuel-and-drugs-shortages-in-no-deal-brexit-times-citing-official-documents/

 

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Police make arrests as right-wing, anti-fascist groups rally in Portland

 

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Members of the Proud Boys and their supporters march during a rally in Portland, Oregon, U.S., August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

 

(Reuters) - Police in Portland, Oregon arrested at least 13 people on Saturday as a right-wing group marched to a downtown waterfront park and anti-fascist counterprotesters scuffled with officers who tried to keep the two sides apart.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118310-police-make-arrests-as-right-wing-anti-fascist-groups-rally-in-portland/

 

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Civilian death toll mounts as Syrian offensive widens

 

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FILE PHOTO: A man rides on a motorbike past rubble of damaged buildings in the city of Idlib, Syria May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

 

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes have killed more than two dozen civilians in northwestern Syria in the last two days in an escalation of a Russian-backed offensive against the last major rebel stronghold, a war monitor and local activists said on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118311-civilian-death-toll-mounts-as-syrian-offensive-widens/

 

 

 

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Yemeni separatists quit some Aden posts; Houthis attack Saudi oil plant

By Mohammed Mukhashef and Maher Chmaytelli

 

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FILE PHOTO: Members of UAE-backed southern Yemeni separatists forces are seen together with their supporters as they march during a rally in southern port city in Aden, Yemen August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Fawaz Salman/File Photo

 

ADEN/DUBAI (Reuters) - Southern Yemeni separatists withdrew on Saturday from some government buildings in Aden that they seized last week but held on to military camps that give them control over the southern port, interim seat of Yemen's ousted Saudi-backed government.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118317-yemeni-separatists-quit-some-aden-posts-houthis-attack-saudi-oil-plant/

 

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Interior Minister outlines fundamental economy policy

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NONTHABURI,17th August 2019 (NNT) - Interior Minister Gen Anupong Paojinda, has delivered a speech on the fundamental economy and called on the people to have confidence in themselves, embrace change, stand tall and apply the Sufficiency Economy.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118318-interior-minister-outlines-fundamental-economy-policy/

 

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RTAF opens space operations center

Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK,17th August 2019 (NNT) - To prepare for the increasing threat from space in the future, the Royal Thai Armed Force (RTAF) has opened a space operations center for the purpose of threat prevention, and enhancing national security in outer space.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1118320-rtaf-opens-space-operations-center/ 

 

 

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