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Climate change exposes future generations to life-long health harm

By Kate Kelland

 

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FILE PHOTO: A protestor holds a placard in front of the India Gate during a protest demanding government to take immediate steps to control air pollution in New Delhi, India, November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - A child born today faces multiple and life-long health harms from climate change - growing up in a warmer world with risks of food shortages, infectious diseases, floods and extreme heat, a major global study has found.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133873-climate-change-exposes-future-generations-to-life-long-health-harm/

 

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BRICS leaders rail against 'bullying' protectionism

By Jake Spring and Vladimir Soldatkin

 

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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro reacts next to China's President Xi Jinping as they deliver a joint statement after a bilateral meeting during the BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

 

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Leaders of the BRICS group of emerging economies on Wednesday criticised what they view as politically motivated protectionism at a time of a global slowdown and said their countries are doing their best to counter the trend.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133874-brics-leaders-rail-against-bullying-protectionism/

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Antibiotic-resistant infections killing twice as many Americans as once thought

By Dan Whitcomb

 

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FILE PHOTO: Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, attends an event announcing opioid response grants to state governments in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. September 4, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - Nearly twice as many people are dying in the United States from antibiotic-resistant infections than previously believed, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday, as so-called "superbugs" alarm experts with their rate of growth and spread.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133875-antibiotic-resistant-infections-killing-twice-as-many-americans-as-once-thought/

 

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Four new stations on Skytrain green line to open next month

By THE NATION

 

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Sakoltee Phattiyakul, deputy Bangkok governor along with representatives from the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA), Bangkok Mass Transit System Pcl (BTSC) and Krungthep Thanakom (KT) welcomed members of the media on Wednesday (November 13) afternoon to the test run of the Skytrain green line extension from Mo Chit to Khu Khot.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133878-four-new-stations-on-skytrain-green-line-to-open-next-month/

 

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Video: Horrifying footage as woman felled by 22,000 volt wire outside Thai market
 
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Thai caption: Electrical authority take responsibility
 
Horrifying CCTV footage from the north east of Thailand showed the moment a woman was electrocuted by a 22,000 volt electrical wire outside a fresh food market.
 
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DE to seek Cabinet approval on TOT-CAT merger next week

By THE NATION

 

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Digital Economy and Society (DE) Minister Buddhipongse Punakanta revealed on Wednesday that he will present the motion to merge TOT Public Company Limited and CAT Telecom Public Company Limited into one organization under the new name of National Telecom Holding (NTH) to the Cabinet meeting next Tuesday (Nov. 19).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133881-de-to-seek-cabinet-approval-on-tot-cat-merger-next-week/

 

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Immigration hawk promoted to U.S. homeland security acting deputy

By Ted Hesson

 

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FILE PHOTO: Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, speaks to the news media at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration named immigration hawk Ken Cuccinelli to the No. 2 position at the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, the same day it installed an acting secretary who became the agency's fifth leader in three years.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133885-immigration-hawk-promoted-to-us-homeland-security-acting-deputy/

 

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Video: "It's tough being a good Samaritan these days"; "Fortuner man" flees

 

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Thai caption: Fortuner driver from hell!

 
A video posted on Facebook showed a food delivery motorcyclist chase down a driver in a Toyota Fortuner. 
 

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Budget airlines seek measures to reduce financial burden

By The Nation

 

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Representatives from five low-cost airlines namely Thai Air Asia, Thai Lion Air, Nok Air, VietJet Air, and Bangkok Airways formally requested the Finance Minister on November 13 to help them solve their financial problems, Vice Minister of Prime Minister’s Office Charnkrit Detwithak said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133904-budget-airlines-seek-measures-to-reduce-financial-burden/

 

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Rare helmet urchins found on Similan Islands for the first time

By THE NATION

 

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Photo courtesy of Mu Ko Similan National Park

 

Mu Ko Similan National Park posted on its Facebook page Wednesday (November 13) that staff had found some 50 helmet urchins during a patrol last week on Ba Ngu Island, the first time that these rare aquatic animals had been spotted on the Similan Islands in Phang Nga province.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133907-rare-helmet-urchins-found-on-similan-islands-for-the-first-time/

 

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Video: I ain't going anywhere! Furious Farang knocked down on Zebra Crossing refuses to budge

 

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Thai television showed the aftermath of an accident in which a caucasian man is seen sitting on a Zebra Crossing in front of a stopped car. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133908-video-i-aint-going-anywhere-furious-farang-knocked-down-on-zebra-crossing-refuses-to-budge/

 

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Pattaya boomtown! Tourists throng Walking Street! But where are the farangs?

 

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Picture: Pattaya City Law Enforcement

 

Pictures posted on the "Pattaya City Law Enforcement" site painted an encouraging sign for tourism in Thailand's number one seaside resort. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133914-pattaya-boomtown-tourists-throng-walking-street-but-where-are-the-farangs/

 

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