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Phitsanulok hospital opens ‘ganja clinic’

By Mongkholchaowarat Thangmangmee



The new clinic offers its services every Wednesday and Friday from 8.30am to noon.


With the cautious introduction of marijuana-based medications at government hospitals, Buddha Chinnaraj Hospital in Phitsanulok has begun drawing interest from people including cancer sufferers with a dedicated clinic that opened on Thursday (August 22).


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119392-phitsanulok-hospital-opens-‘ganja-clinic’/

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As EU threatens trade retaliation, Brazil sends army to fight Amazon fires

By Lisandra Paraguassu and Jamie McGeever



People demonstrate during an Extinction Rebellion protest outside the Brazilian embassy in London, Britain August 23, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. Dyego Rodrigues via REUTERS


BRASILIA (Reuters) - European leaders on Friday threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting the growing international dismay and anger with Brazil as a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest intensified the unfolding environmental crisis.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119424-as-eu-threatens-trade-retaliation-brazil-sends-army-to-fight-amazon-fires/


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Israeli teenager killed by bomb near settlement: Israeli officials

By Ali Sawafta



Israeli forces gather at the scene of an attack near the Jewish settlement of Dolev in the Israeli-occupied West Bank August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad


DEIR IBZI', West Bank (Reuters) - An Israeli teenager was killed and her father and brother were injured by a Palestinian bomb near a settlement in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Israeli officials said.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119425-israeli-teenager-killed-by-bomb-near-settlement-israeli-officials/


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CDC flags one death and nearly 200 cases of lung illnesses in U.S, possibly tied to vaping

By Matthew Lavietes



FILE PHOTO: A man vapes outside an office block in Manchester, Britain, February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo


(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it had identified 193 potential cases of severe lung illness tied to vaping in 22 states as of Aug. 22, including one adult in Illinois who died after being hospitalized.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119427-cdc-flags-one-death-and-nearly-200-cases-of-lung-illnesses-in-us-possibly-tied-to-vaping/


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U.S. Justice Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer

By Lawrence Hurley



FILE PHOTO - U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen during a group portrait session for the new full court at the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Young


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed a three-week course of radiation therapy to treat a cancerous tumour on her pancreas, a court spokeswoman said on Friday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119428-us-justice-ginsburg-treated-for-pancreatic-cancer/


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Villa get first points with 2-0 victory over Everton




Soccer Football - Premier League - Aston Villa v Everton - Villa Park, Birmingham, Britain - August 23, 2019 Aston Villa's Douglas Luiz in action with Everton's Seamus Coleman REUTERS/Eddie Keogh


(Reuters) - Promoted Aston Villa earned their first Premier League points of the season with a 2-0 win over Everton thanks to goals from Wesley and Anwar El Ghazi at Villa Park on Friday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119431-villa-get-first-points-with-2-0-victory-over-everton/


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Thailand make history at World Championships

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
The Nation




Ratchanok Intanon and Kantaphon Wangcharoen kept the Thai flags flying high in the TOTAL BWF World Championships following their impressive wins in the quarter-finals in Basel on Friday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119433-thailand-make-history-at-world-championships/


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Thai spikers through to next round despite loss

By The Nation




The Thai women’s national volleyball team was defeated by South Korea in the second round of the 20th Asian Women’s Volleyball Championships in Seoul, but still advanced into the next round.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119434-thai-spikers-through-to-next-round-despite-loss/


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Rookie Pajaree falls a stroke behind Park at LPGA Ontario

By The Nation



Pajaree Anannarukarn


Tour rookie Pajaree Anannarukarn shot an opening 66 sit a short behind American leader Annie Park after the first round of the CP Women’s Open at the par 72 6,544 yard Magna Golf Club in Ontario on Thursday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119435-rookie-pajaree-falls-a-stroke-behind-park-at-lpga-ontario/


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Jurin promises relief for palm-oil growers

By The Nation




Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Luxanavisit told palm-oil farmers in Surat Thani on Friday he would propose to the Cabinet on August 27 a price guarantee of Bt4 per kilogram for 18 per cent of the oil they produce.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119436-jurin-promises-relief-for-palm-oil-growers/


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Foreign investment to be downsized: expert





The MSCI Emerging Market Index will downsize investment in Thailand’s stock market from 3.08 per cent to 3.01 per cent effective August 27, Capital Nomura Securities’ director of research and investment Koraphat Vorachet said on Friday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119439-foreign-investment-to-be-downsized-expert/


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Karon Police reveal details of Norwegian arrested for death of Brit at Phuket resort

By Tanyaluk Sakoot



Karon Police inspect the scene of the incident at the resort. Photo: Karon Police

PHUKET: Karon Chief Police Col Prawit Sutthirueangarun today released to The Phuket News details of the ongoing investigation into the arrest of a Norwegian man for the death of a British tourist at a resort on Phuket’s west coast on Wednesday (Aug 21).


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119440-karon-police-reveal-details-of-norwegian-arrested-for-death-of-brit-at-phuket-resort/


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Trump presses U.S. companies to close China operations

By David Shepardson and Andrea Shalal



FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in front of a portrait of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln prior to presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Boston Celtics legend and Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Cousy at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ordering U.S. companies to look at ways to close their operations in China and make more of their products in the United States instead, sending U.S. markets down sharply in a new rhetorical strike at Beijing as trade tensions mounted.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119445-trump-presses-us-companies-to-close-china-operations/


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Paris prosecutor opens inquiry into whether Epstein committed crimes in France

By Simon Carraud



FILE PHOTO: U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services' sex offender registry March 28, 2017 and obtained by Reuters July 10, 2019. New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services/Handout/File Photo via REUTERS.


PARIS (Reuters) - The chief prosecutor in Paris has opened a preliminary inquiry to determine whether late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein committed any sex crimes on French territory or against any underage French victims, prosecutor Remy Heitz's office said on Friday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119446-paris-prosecutor-opens-inquiry-into-whether-epstein-committed-crimes-in-france/


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Hong Kong families form peaceful human chains ahead of airport protest

By Jessie Pang and Felix Tam



Protesters light up their smartphones as they form a human chain during a rally to call for political reforms in Hong Kong, China, August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu


HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of chanting Hong Kong protesters joined hands to form human chains on Friday in a peaceful protest, with almost three months of anti-government demonstrations showing no sign of let-up across the Chinese-ruled territory.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119447-hong-kong-families-form-peaceful-human-chains-ahead-of-airport-protest/


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