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Thai police tell ride-hailing services to beware drug deliveries

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police on Friday warned drivers working for ride-hailing and delivery services to beware of customers smuggling drugs, the police said, as the government considers guidelines for regulating the services.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123311-thai-police-tell-ride-hailing-services-to-beware-drug-deliveries/

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Indonesia says some forest fires started on Malaysian-controlled land

 

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A view of the city skyline shrouded by haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

 

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's environment minister said on Friday some forest fires in its territory had started on land used by subsidiaries of Malaysian companies, as the two neighbours traded blame for blazes that have spread haze across the region.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123332-indonesia-says-some-forest-fires-started-on-malaysian-controlled-land/

 

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Apologetic actress Felicity Huffman gets 14-day sentence in U.S. college scandal

By Valerie Vande Panne

 

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Actress Felicity Huffman leaves the federal courthouse with her husband William H. Macy, after being sentenced in connection with a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., September 13, 2019. REUTERS/Katherine Taylor

 

BOSTON (Reuters) - Actress Felicity Huffman, the first parent sentenced in a wide-ranging U.S. college admissions cheating scandal, was given a 14-day prison term on Friday and made a somber apology in federal court for paying to rig her daughter's entrance exam.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123333-apologetic-actress-felicity-huffman-gets-14-day-sentence-in-us-college-scandal/

 

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Tropical cyclone bears down on Bahamas, U.N. pledges aid

By Zachary Fagenson

 

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A man walks among the debris of his house after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Spring City, Bahamas, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

 

NASSAU (Reuters) - A tropical cyclone carrying heavy rain and strong winds neared the already devastated Bahamas on Friday, threatening to complicate Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts as the U.N. secretary-general arrived in the islands in a show of support.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123334-tropical-cyclone-bears-down-on-bahamas-un-pledges-aid/

 

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Floods kills at least five in southeast Spain, thousands evacuated

By Jon Nazca and Marco Trujillo

 

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Rescue workers on a boat rescue a person stranded inside a flooded tunnel after heavy floods in Pilar de la Horadada, Spain, September 13, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

 

PILAR DE LA HORADADA/ORIHUELA, Spain (Reuters) - At least five people have been killed and some 3,500 evacuated in two days of torrential rains in southeastern Spain, with many roads, railways and an airport closed on Friday and emergency services rescuing people stuck in flooded highway tunnels.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123336-floods-kills-at-least-five-in-southeast-spain-thousands-evacuated/

 

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Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google emails demanded in U.S. House panel probe

By David Shepardson and Bryan Pietsch

 

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FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google in a combination photo from Reuters files./File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday demanded internal emails, detailed financial information and other company records from top executives of Amazon.com Inc. <AMZN.O>, Facebook Inc <FB.O>, Apple Inc <AAPL.O>, and Alphabet Inc's Google <GOOGL.O>, widening the antitrust probe of Big Tech.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123337-apple-facebook-amazon-google-emails-demanded-in-us-house-panel-probe/

 

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Bulgarian FA slams England boss Southgate over racism concerns

 

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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Euro 2020 Qualifier - Group A - England v Bulgaria - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - September 7, 2019 England manager Gareth Southgate REUTERS/David Klein/File Photo

 

SOFIA (Reuters) - The president of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) Borislav Mihaylov has expressed his indignation and disappointment over comments by England manager Gareth Southgate about the prospect of racism at next month's Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123338-bulgarian-fa-slams-england-boss-southgate-over-racism-concerns/

 

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A Japanese eatery at nearly every corner in Thailand

By THE NATION

 

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The number of Japanese eateries in Thailand has been growing continuously, especially in the provinces, the Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro) Bangkok said on Friday (September 13).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123339-a-japanese-eatery-at-nearly-every-corner-in-thailand/

 

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Think globally, bike and walk locally

By The Nation

 

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The Thailand Bike and Walk Forum organized by the Thailand Cycling Club (TCC) and the Thailand Walking and Cycling Institute Foundation (TWCI) makes a welcome return to Bangkok for its seventh edition on September 21 and this year has as its theme “Think globally and bike and walk locally”.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123342-think-globally-bike-and-walk-locally/

 

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CSR Asia Summit returns to Bangkok for 13th meet

By THE NATION

 

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CSR Asia Summit, the annual conference on sustainability, social responsibility and supply chain responsible sourcing will again be held in Bangkok on September 18 and 19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123343-csr-asia-summit-returns-to-bangkok-for-13th-meet/

 

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Large corporates feel the pain of trade war, baht rise

By The Nation

 

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The trade war between the United States and China and the appreciation of the baht against other currencies have started to impact large corporates, say bankers.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123344-large-corporates-feel-the-pain-of-trade-war-baht-rise/

 

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Meet highlights benefits, need for upcycling of plastic waste

By Somluck Srimalee
The Nation

 

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PTT Global Chemical Plc (GC) plans to reduce its production of single-use plastics from 250,000 tonnes to 100,000 tonne a year in 2023, said Senior Vice President Warawan Tippawanich after attending the seminar "Upcycling for Better World 2019" on Friday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123345-meet-highlights-benefits-need-for-upcycling-of-plastic-waste/

 

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Asset World Corp’s upcoming IPO is not so exciting: foreign analyst

By The Nation

 

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Investments in global infrastructure will yield higher returns than investment in Thailand’s property stocks, Paul Gambles, director and chief investment officer at MBMG Investment Advisory, told The Nation. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123346-asset-world-corp’s-upcoming-ipo-is-not-so-exciting-foreign-analyst/

 

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