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Hong Kong protesters unleash stash of petrol bombs; Chinese soldiers clear roads

By Jessie Pang and Kate Lamb

 

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Police shine torches at protesters across a barricade during clashes at the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Laurel Chor

 

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Fires blazed on the doorstep of a Hong Kong university into the early hours of Sunday as protesters hurled petrol bombs and police fired volleys of tear gas in some of the most dramatic scenes in more than five months of escalating violence.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134378-hong-kong-protesters-unleash-stash-of-petrol-bombs-chinese-soldiers-clear-roads/

 

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Tourists warned not to disturb false killer whale seen near Koh Kood beach

 

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Credit : กรมทรัพยากรทางทะเลและชายฝั่ง
 

Tourists visiting Bangbao Bay, on Koh Kood Island off Thailand’s eastern province of Trat, have been asked to exercise caution while swimming in the sea after a false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) was spotted swimming in shallow waters near the beach.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134379-tourists-warned-not-to-disturb-false-killer-whale-seen-near-koh-kood-beach/

 

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ETDA introduces Digital ID authentication for online banking

Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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Digital technology has been heavily utilized by the government to achieve Thailand 4.0 development goals, help improve government services, and facilitate businesses. Ten financial institutions have announced their preparedness to pilot Digital ID, a service for user authentication at a We are Ready for Thailand Digital ID event.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134380-etda-introduces-digital-id-authentication-for-online-banking/

 

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AOT to proceed with Terminal 2 north of Suvarnabhumi Airport

supawadee wangsri

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT) is to proceed with the construction of Terminal 2, north of Suvarnabhumi Airport, following a controversy about the building’s structural design, stressing that the original development plan can’t accommodate the increasing number of passengers. The AOT will submit a new plan to the board on November 20.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134382-aot-to-proceed-with-terminal-2-north-of-suvarnabhumi-airport/

 

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Google for Thailand launched for second year

Praphorn Praphornkul

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Tech giant Google has announced it will continuing with its Google for Thailand project for a second year, to further improve access to digital technology in the country.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134383-google-for-thailand-launched-for-second-year/

 

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British Council showcases British innovations in Thailand

Tanakorn Sangiam

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Interesting innovations from the UK are being showcased in Thailand, including a sensory testing room for food evaluation and eye tracking glasses to understand human behavior. They are now on display for interested persons in Thailand to inspect.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134384-british-council-showcases-british-innovations-in-thailand/

 

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Thailand ranks sixth on world’s strongest health security list

tewit kemtong

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have ranked Thailand sixth among a total of 195 countries with the world’s strongest health security, Asia’s No. 1 and the only developing country in the Top 10.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134385-thailand-ranks-sixth-on-world’s-strongest-health-security-list/

 

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Tammy tastes doubles success on comeback to the circuit

By THE NATION

 

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Tamarine Tanasugarn, right and Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove of the Netherlands

 

Former world No 19 Tamarine Tanasugarn won her first title in five years after she and her Dutch partner Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove beat former French Open finalist Zheng Saisai of China and Ng Kwan-yau of Hong Kong in the final of the US$25,000 Cal-Comp and XYZ Printing ITF World Tennis Tour in Hua Hin on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134386-tammy-tastes-doubles-success-on-comeback-to-the-circuit/

 

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Verstappen on pole for Brazilian Grand Prix

By Marcelo Teixeira

 

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Formula One F1 - Brazilian Grand Prix - Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil - November 16, 2019 Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates finishing in pole position.REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

 

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Max Verstappen sealed pole position at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday and served it up to a delighted Red Bull team principal Christian Horner as a 46th birthday present.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134387-verstappen-on-pole-for-brazilian-grand-prix/

 

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Quartararo on pole for MotoGP season ender in Valencia

 

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MotoGP - Valencia Grand Prix - Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Cheste, Valencia, Spain - November 16, 2019 Petronas Yamaha SRT's Fabio Quartararo after qualifying in pole position REUTERS/Heino Kalis

 

(Reuters) - French rookie Fabio Quartararo denied MotoGP champion Marc Marquez a home pole position in the final qualifying session of the season at the Valencia circuit in eastern Spain on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134389-quartararo-on-pole-for-motogp-season-ender-in-valencia/

 

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