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Chartered bus gutted in fire - all 50 passengers safe




Police and the fire brigade were called to the Asia Highway in Chainat in central Thailand when fire broke out on a double-decker tour bus that was heading back home from a wedding on Sunday. 


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134473-chartered-bus-gutted-in-fire-all-50-passengers-safe/


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North Korea's Kim Jong Un supervises air drills while U.S. and South Korea postpone drills - KCNA



FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects Yangdok Hot Spring Resort in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on November 14, 2019. KCNA via REUTERS


SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean media reported on Monday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised air force drills for the second time in three days, even as the United States and South Korea decided to postpone their joint air drills to ease denuclearisation talks with North Korea.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134474-north-koreas-kim-jong-un-supervises-air-drills-while-us-and-south-korea-postpone-drills-kcna/


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More than 30 dolphins sighted at Khao Lak Island, Phang Nga





Nattaphong Nilswit, dive master at Sea Bees Diving Khao Lak, said on Sunday (November 17) that his group of divers had been lucky enough to witness more than 30 dolphins swimming around their boat as it passed Rua Jom Boon Soong diving point in Takua Pa District, Phang Nga province. The group was on its way back from a dive at Similan and Surin Islands.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134476-more-than-30-dolphins-sighted-at-khao-lak-island-phang-nga/


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Thailand Will Soon Allow Its Citizens To Grow Cannabis At Home To Sell To The Government.

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Thailand is ramping up medical marijuana legalization efforts that will soon allow all Thais to cultivate six cannabis plants in their homes and sell their home-grown harvest to the government, to turn into medical marijuana.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133958-thailand-says-it’s-seeking-to-freely-allow-medical-marijuana/?do=findComment&comment=14775727


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Video: Gas station hero but woman says she didn't want to be rescued!



Thai caption: Pump attendant to the rescue


A gas station attendant in Khon Kaen was hailed as a hero - but the woman he saved from being run over said she didn't want to be helped. 


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134478-video-gas-station-hero-but-woman-says-she-didnt-want-to-be-rescued/


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Koh Samui: Berserk Russian arrested after swimming butt naked onto luxury yacht



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An out of control Russian national was taken into custody after swimming naked onto a yacht at the Seatran ferry terminal in Bang Rak Bay on Koh Samui on Sunday evening. 


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134487-koh-samui-berserk-russian-arrested-after-swimming-butt-naked-onto-luxury-yacht/


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Pattaya: Snatch thieves on the rampage - Russian woman attending to child is latest victim



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77kaoded said in their headline that snatch thieves were on the rampage in Pattaya after a Russian woman was robbed. 


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134492-pattaya-snatch-thieves-on-the-rampage-russian-woman-attending-to-child-is-latest-victim/


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Hua Hin: Preserving heritage of the old station for 3 million visitors annually



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Talk News Online reported that the retired station master of the iconic Hua Hin railway station has been instrumental in preserving its heritage. 


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134494-hua-hin-preserving-heritage-of-the-old-station-for-3-million-visitors-annually/


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Thailand tourism boom! Tourists flocking to Mae Hong Son



Thai caption: Foreign tourists flocking to the caves


Chiang Mai News reported that tourists were once again flocking to tourist attractions in the northern Thai province of Mae Hong Son. 


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134498-thailand-tourism-boom-tourists-flocking-to-mae-hong-son/


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Travel fears: What worries Brits the most

I'm surprised that terrorism and racism don't rank more highly

David Buckley



The scene at Singapore Airport one of the best I have visited. I regarded the prices in the city as a rip-off, but I guess if you work there and have a commensurate salary, it's not so bad. More than a tenner for a pint is my recollection. Photo by Adrian Agawin from Pexels


With the Christmas holidays imminent, many people are preparing for festive breaks and summer escapes to far flung lands. But, one glance at the news is enough to fill anyone with “travel fears” as headlines range from ‘Christmas travel chaos for millions’ to ‘these five mistakes could blow your holiday travel budget.’


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134500-travel-fears-what-worries-brits-the-most/


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Hua Hin: Fleeing murderer arrested on train after he stabbed work colleague near Bangkok



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Railway Police arrested a 19 year old Thai man at Hua Hin railway station after he stabbed a 23 year old work colleague at the weekend in Phrapradaeng south of Bangkok.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134502-hua-hin-fleeing-murderer-arrested-on-train-after-he-stabbed-work-colleague-near-bangkok/


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Tertiary education must adapt if graduates are to find work

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Anusorn Tamajai, Director of Economic and Business Research Center - Institute of Economics, Rangsit University, said on Monday that the unemployment rate was the highest in ten years, which is line with the latest capacity utilization rate of 64.7 per cent, the lowest in 94 months, but that the number included those who had opted for early retirement.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134503-tertiary-education-must-adapt-if-graduates-are-to-find-work/


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UK Conservatives: No more preferential treatment for EU migrants after Brexit



Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the University of Bolton after a large fire broke out at a student accommodation on Friday night, in Bolton, Britain, November 16, 2019. Christopher Furlong/Pool via REUTERS


LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives said on Sunday they would end preferential treatment for European Union migrants from January 2021 if they win an election next month.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134507-uk-conservatives-no-more-preferential-treatment-for-eu-migrants-after-brexit/


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DSI to ask court to revoke Chaiwat’s bail or ban him from talking to the media




The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) is to ask the Criminal Court for Corruption Cases to revoke the bail granted to former Kaeng Krachan national park chief Chaiwat Limlikhit-akson and the three other suspects, or to set a new bail condition.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134508-dsi-to-ask-court-to-revoke-chaiwat’s-bail-or-ban-him-from-talking-to-the-media/


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