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Alcohol laced with toad extract kills two in Chonburi - stay well clear warns health expert

 

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Thai caption: One more dead

 
A Chonburi health expert has advised people not to drink medicinal spirits laced with extract of toad. 
 

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After the floods comes the drought: Now you can walk over to Laos!

 

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Thai caption: Mekhong River dries up - sudden drop in water at Keng Khut Khu

 
77kaoded reported that a section of the Mekhong River between Loei and Laos in Thailand's north east had dried up overnight. 
 

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Italian expat on Koh Phangan arrested after 500 ecstasy pills sent to him in the post

 

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Picture: Naew Na

 

An Italian man has been arrested after a large quantity of ecstasy pills were found stashed inside a package mailed to him from the Netherlands. 

 

Source: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1130104-italian-expat-on-koh-phangan-arrested-after-500-ecstasy-pills-sent-to-him-in-the-post/

 

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High-speed rail links key topic for November’s Air Rail Summit

By THE NATION

 

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From left: His Excellency Lorenzo Galanti, Italy's Ambassador to Thailand; Nuttapon Suttitum, the Committee of The Engineering Institute of Thailand under H.E. The King Patronage; Surachet Laophulsuk, Assistant Governor, Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA); Dr. Phongthon Tharachai, CEO of Project Planning Service (PPS); Voravuth Mala, Governor of the State Railway of Thailand; and Giulio De Carli, Managing Partner of OneWorks and IARO representative.

 

Innocon Bangkok, a part of the International Air Rail Transport Summit set for November 20 at Centara Grand at CentralWorld, will feature some of the world’s leading lights in urban infrastructure discussing the opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1130107-high-speed-rail-links-key-topic-for-november’s-air-rail-summit/

 

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Somkid in China zeroes in on Guangdong innovators

By THE NATION

 

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Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak gave a speech on Wednesday (October 23) during an official visit to Shenzhen, China, on the topic “Strategic Partnership through the Belt and Road Initiative and the EEC”, which highlighted improving relations with southern Guangdong province.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1130108-somkid-in-china-zeroes-in-on-guangdong-innovators/

 

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Seven people killed in van-truck collision in Ubon

 

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Seven passengers in a mini-bus were killed and four others, including the driver, were seriously injured when their vehicle crashed into a six-wheel truck on a highway in Warin Chamrab district of Thailand’s north-eastern province of Ubon Ratchathani this morning (Wednesday).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1130111-seven-people-killed-in-van-truck-collision-in-ubon/

 

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Waterworks officials has lucky escape as motorbike catches fire

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The motorbike was destroyed by the fire within minutes. Image: CCTV via Supawatkan Kulnaraksana

 

PHUKET: A waterworks official at Chalong Municipality had a lucky escape from serious injury as his motorbike caught fire while he was riding home for lunch yesterday (Oct 22).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1130113-waterworks-officials-has-lucky-escape-as-motorbike-catches-fire/

 

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AOT joins Loxley in establishing company for airport security

By The Nation

 

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Airports of Thailand (AOT) has joined with ASM - a company under Loxley, Palangruam and MAI to set up an airport security company with registered capital of Bt350 million.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1130117-aot-joins-loxley-in-establishing-company-for-airport-security/

 

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Man, 75, charged over historic sex abuse after arriving from Thailand

By Rachel Eddie

 

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A 75-year-old man has been arrested after landing at Melbourne Airport on historic child sex allegations dating back to the 1970s and '80s.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1130119-man-75-charged-over-historic-sex-abuse-after-arriving-at-melbourne-airport-from-thailand/

 

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UK police find 39 bodies in a truck container

 

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Image: Waterglade Industrial Park - Google Street View

 

LONDON (Reuters) - British police found the bodies of 39 people in a truck container at an industrial estate to the east of London on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1130125-uk-police-find-39-bodies-in-a-truck-container/

 

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British PM Johnson appalled after 39 bodies found in container

 

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen at the House of Commons in London, Britain October 22, 2019. ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS

 

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was appalled after 39 bodies were found in a container east of London.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1130125-uk-police-find-39-bodies-in-a-truck-container/?do=findComment&comment=14695901

 

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Hong Kong extradition bill officially killed, but move unlikely to end unrest

By Jessie Pang, Twinnie Siu

 

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Secretary of Security John Lee Ka-Chiu announces the withdrawal of the extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

 

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s legislature on Wednesday formally withdrew planned legislation that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, but the move was unlikely to end months of unrest as it met just one of five demands of pro-democracy protesters.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1130131-hong-kong-extradition-bill-officially-killed-but-move-unlikely-to-end-unrest/

 

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Lion Air families told 737 MAX design flaws linked to deadly crash

By Jessica Damiana, Bernadette Christina Munthe

 

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Anton Sahadi, a relative of a victim of crashed Lion Air flight JT610 reacts as he speaks to reporters after Indonesian investigators told victims' families mechanical and design issues contributed to the crash of the 737 MAX jet last year, in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Sekar Nasly

 

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Mechanical and design issues contributed to the crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX jet last October, Indonesian investigators told victims’ families in a briefing on Wednesday ahead of the release of a final report.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1130133-lion-air-families-told-737-max-design-flaws-linked-to-deadly-crash/

 

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South Korea warns of 'serious risk' from vaping, considers sales ban

By Sangmi Cha

 

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A man vapes in Seoul, South Korea, October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Heo Ran

 

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Wednesday advised people to stop using liquid e-cigarettes due to growing health concerns and vowed to speed up an investigation into whether to ban sales, a move likely to hit major producers such as Juul and local tobacco company KT&G.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1130135-south-korea-warns-of-serious-risk-from-vaping-considers-sales-ban/

 

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