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Court to deliver ’Thanathorn’ ruling on Nov 20

Praphorn Praphornkul

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Constitutional Court will read the ruling in the media shareholding case of the Future Forward Party leader, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, on November 20, 2019.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129489-court-to-deliver-’thanathorn’-ruling-on-nov-20/

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Govt urged to build sky lanes for bikes and foster cycling culture to tackle traffic, pollution

By The Nation

 

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The government must encourage the use of bicycles by building more sky lanes for bikes, the chief of the engineers council has suggested.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129568-govt-urged-to-build-sky-lanes-for-bikes-and-foster-cycling-culture-to-tackle-traffic-pollution/

 

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World Scrabble Championship: "Bearded GOAT" seals it with "AVOIDERS"!

 

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World Scrabble Championship: "Bearded GOAT" seals it with "AVOIDERS"!

 

Undisputed world champion Nigel Richards of New Zealand during the final game in Goa, India.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129567-world-scrabble-championship-bearded-goat-seals-it-with-avoiders/

 

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Thais care little about that snapshot with Joshua Wong

By The Nation

 

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More than half of Thais are unconcerned about whether Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit having his photo taken with Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong will upset Thailand’s relations with Beijing.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129571-thais-care-little-about-that-snapshot-with-joshua-wong/

 

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Back in play, 30 dolphins greet visitors to Similan Islands

By Wansiri Phothiphan

 

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Thai and foreign tourists got to revel in the sight of a school of dolphins they encountered among the Similan Islands off the Phang Nga coast on Sunday (October 20).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129572-back-in-play-30-dolphins-greet-visitors-to-similan-islands/

 

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More manufacturers relocating to Thailand from China, HK

By THE NATION

 

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An increasing number of manufacturers are moving their production bases from China and Hong Kong to Thailand due to the US-China trade war, the Board of Investment (BOI) has said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129574-more-manufacturers-relocating-to-thailand-from-china-hk/

 

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Dugong can breathe with ease thanks to new Koh Bong resource management strategy

By The Nation

 

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The declaration of Hat Chao Mai National Park and Mu Koh Libong as non-hunting areas in Trang province and the declaration of Mu Koh Angthong National Marine Park as Asean Heritage for its rich natural beauty have given a momentum to preservation efforts.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129575-dugong-can-breathe-with-ease-thanks-to-new-koh-bong-resource-management-strategy/

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UPDATE:

Magnitude 5 earthquake may hit Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai in next 10 years

 

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Thailand’s northern provinces of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai may face a magnitude 5 earthquake, as measured on the Richter Scale (ML), in the next 10 years after a 4.1 ML tremor shook seven districts of the two provinces on Friday night, according to the Department of Mineral Resources.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129357-41-quake-rattles-chiang-mai/?do=findComment&comment=14686607

 

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Majority of people not yet siding with Government or Opposition – Super Poll

 

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The majority of respondents to an opinion survey, conducted by Super Poll, say that they neither support the Government nor the Opposition, preferring to wait to before assessing their performance.

 

Full story: 

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129578-majority-of-people-not-yet-siding-with-government-or-opposition-–-super-poll/

 

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Phuket airport taxi driver in deadly wipeout to finally hear judgment

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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The scene of the wipeout accident on Oct 30 last year. Photo: Seang Prachachon Kon Phuket / Facebook

 

PHUKET: The Phuket airport taxi driver who a year ago wiped out six vehicles and killed a motorbike rider in morning peak-hour traffic on Thepkrasattri Rd – with a tourist he picked up from Phuket International Airport still in taxi – is scheduled to finally have the verdict in the charges against him handed down next month.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129579-phuket-airport-taxi-driver-in-deadly-wipeout-to-finally-hear-judgment/

 

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Thalang Police arrest local Phuket drug dealer with amphetamine pills

By The Thaiger

 

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Thalang Police have arrested a local drug dealer with more than 192 amphetamine pills. Thalang police in Phuket arrested 29 year old Wimon Songkong from Nakhon Si Thammarat with 192 amphetamine pills that he was carrying when they nabbed him in front of a 7-Eleven store inside a PTT gas station on Thepkasattri Road, in Thalang District.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129581-thalang-police-arrest-local-phuket-drug-dealer-with-amphetamine-pills/

 

 

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Brexit will happen on Oct. 31 despite PM's unsigned delay request, UK says

By Kylie MacLellan and Paul Sandle

 

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LONDON (Reuters) - The British government insisted on Sunday the country will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 despite a letter that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced by parliament to send to the bloc requesting a Brexit delay.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129582-brexit-will-happen-on-oct-31-despite-pms-unsigned-delay-request-uk-says/

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Showered in blaze of bullets, upscale Mexican neighbourhood in shock after cartel assault

By David Alire Garcia

 

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Members of a special unit of the Mexican Army conduct a patrol as part of an operation to increase security after cartel gunmen clashed with federal forces, resulting in the release of Ovidio Guzman from detention, the son of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in Culiacan, in Sinaloa state, Mexico October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

 

CULIACAN (Reuters) - The trendy bars and restaurants along the main strip of the Mexican city overwhelmed late last week by an army of cartel gunmen slowly began their recovery over the weekend even as many traumatized residents still shied away.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129585-showered-in-blaze-of-bullets-upscale-mexican-neighbourhood-in-shock-after-cartel-assault/

 

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