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Python found blending in at Freedom Beach house bathroom

By The Phuket News

 

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At first the 17-year-old girl did not notice the snake lurking behind the toilet. Photo: DDPM-Patong
 

PHUKET:-- A 17-year-old daughter living near Freedom Beach, south of Patong, received a sneaky surprise this morning (Oct 18) when she realised that a hefty python was lurking in her bathroom.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129282-python-found-blending-in-at-freedom-beach-house-bathroom/

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Three UDD members now face additional charges of terrorism

By Kesinee Taengkeaw
The Nation

 

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Prayut Petchakhun

 

The attorney of the Department of Special Litigation 1 has filed new charges of terrorism against three members of the red-shirt United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), said Prayut Petchakhun, deputy spokesman of the Office of the Attorney General.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129315-three-udd-members-now-face-additional-charges-of-terrorism/

 

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Thai Oil targets profits of Bt30 bn by 2030

By THE NATION

 

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Thai Oil Plc is targeting net profits of US$1 billion (Bt30.3 billion) in 2030, up from $312 million last year once it completes the development of the Clean Fuel Project (CFP) in 2023 and Beyond CFP in 2029, Thai Oil president Wirat Uanarumit said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129317-thai-oil-targets-profits-of-bt30-bn-by-2030/

 

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TBank announces net profit of over Bt4 bn in 3Q

By THE NATION

 

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Praphan Anupongongarch, TBank’s chief executive officer

 

Thanachart Bank Plc (TBank) reported a consolidated net profit of Bt4.054 billion for the third quarter of 2019, showing 12.86 per cent improvement from the previous quarter.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129318-tbank-announces-net-profit-of-over-bt4-bn-in-3q/

 

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Bangkok Bank net profits go beyond Bt9 bn in third quarter

By THE NATION

 

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Bangkok Bank and its subsidiaries posted net profits worth Bt9.438 billion for the third quarter of this year, marking a 4.5 per cent increase from the same period last year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129321-bangkok-bank-net-profits-go-beyond-bt9-bn-in-third-quarter/

 

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U.S. astronauts embark on the first all-female spacewalk

By Joey Roulette

 

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U.S. astronaut Jessica Meir walks outside the International Space Station (ISS), in this still image taken from NASA video, October 18, 2019. NASA TV/REUTERS

 

(Reuters) - Two NASA astronauts made space history on Friday, completing the first spacewalk by an all-woman team when they stepped outside the International Space Station.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129322-us-astronauts-embark-on-the-first-all-female-spacewalk/

 

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Brother of Honduran president found guilty in U.S. drug trial

By Brendan Pierson

 

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FILE PHOTO: Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez, who is accused of protecting his brother Juan Antonio ÒTonyÓ Hernandez to smuggle tons of cocaine into the United States and denies it, speaks during a rally in his support in Tegucigalpa, Honduras October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera/File Photo

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Honduran politician Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernandez was found guilty of U.S. drug trafficking charges on Friday after a two-week trial that featured dramatic accusations of corruption against his brother, the Central American nation's president.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129323-brother-of-honduran-president-found-guilty-in-us-drug-trial/

 

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Boeing pilots' messages on 737 MAX safety raise new questions

By David Shepardson

 

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FILE PHOTO: Unpainted Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are seen parked in an aerial photo at Renton Municipal Airport near the Boeing Renton facility in Renton, Washington, U.S. July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Boeing Co <BA.N> senior pilot said he might have unintentionally misled regulators, in a series of internal messages from 2016 that became public Friday, plunging the world's largest airplane maker into a fresh crisis.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129324-boeing-pilots-messages-on-737-max-safety-raise-new-questions/

 

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Blasts collapse roof at Afghan mosque, killing at least 62 at Friday prayers

By Abdul Qadir Sediqi and Ahmad Sultan

 

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Men carry an injured person to a hospital after a bomb blast at a mosque, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan October 18, 2019.REUTERS/Parwiz

 

KABUL (Reuters) - Multiple explosions at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan collapsed the roof on worshippers during Friday prayers, killing at least 62 and wounding more than 100, officials said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129327-blasts-collapse-roof-at-afghan-mosque-killing-at-least-62-at-friday-prayers/

 

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World Scrabble Championship: Fifteen year old Thai schoolboy still in the hunt after taming the GOAT!

 

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Tarin can barely believe it after beating the GOAT Nigel Richards of New Zealand in Goa

 

Fifteen year old Thai schoolboy Tarin Pairor remained in the hunt for glory after Day 3 of the WESPAC world scrabble championships in Goa, India.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129329-world-scrabble-championship-fifteen-year-old-thai-schoolboy-still-in-the-hunt-after-taming-the-goat/

 

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Paraquat ban could cost Bt570 billion, warn academics

By The Nation

 

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Millions of sugarcane farmers and some academics have voiced opposition to the ban on farm chemicals paraquat and glyphosate, saying the discontinuation of these substances can cost the sugar industry as much as Bt570 billion.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129330-paraquat-ban-could-cost-bt570-billion-warn-academics/

 

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Finance Ministry eyes new packages to support developers, home buyers

By The Nation

 

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Finance Minister Uttama

 

Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana said on Friday (October 18) that his ministry is considering issuing new measures to support home buyers who have been adversely affected by the central bank’s loan-to-value (LTV) regulation imposed in April this year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129332-finance-ministry-eyes-new-packages-to-support-developers-home-buyers/

 

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AIS eSports and Facebook Gaming Announce Partnership to make Watching and Playing Games

By THE NATION

 

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More Accessible in Thailand, bringing the Thai gaming industry to the international level

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129333-ais-esports-and-facebook-gaming-announce-partnership-to-make-watching-and-playing-games/

 

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Year's car production target cut by 150,000 to 2 million units

By THE NATION

 

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The Automotive Industry Club, under the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), reduced its 2019 production target by 150,000 units to 2 million vehicles, attributing the decrease to stricter requirements for bank loans and the impact from flooding.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129335-years-car-production-target-cut-by-150000-to-2-million-units/

 

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