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Security forces kill two suspected of involvement in attack that killed 15

By The Nation

 

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Two suspected insurgents were killed after a group was besieged by security forces in Nong Chik district, Pattani province, Lt-General Pornsak Phunsawat told a press conference at Ingkhayutthaborihan camp on Thursday (November 21).

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1135238-two-suspected-insurgents-killed-in-shootout-with-security-forces-in-pattani/?do=findComment&comment=14791278

 

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German tourist killed, struck by parasail speedboat propeller, off Kamala

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The parasail speedboat was heading back to shore when the accident occurred at about 4pm. Photo: Kamala Police
 

PHUKET: A 63-year-old German tourist died this afternoon (Nov 22) after he was struck by a speedboat propeller while swimming off Kamala Beach.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1135348-german-tourist-killed-struck-by-parasail-speedboat-propeller-off-kamala/

 

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True Corporation gets two co-presidents

By THE NATION

 

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Anat, left, and Sarit

 

The board of directors of True Corporation Plc has appointed Anat Mekpaiboonvatana and Sarit Jinnasith as co-presidents to strengthen the company’s business operations, effective from Friday (November 22).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1135349-true-corporation-gets-two-co-presidents/

 

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Lion pride on display at Songkhla Zoo

By The Nation

 

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A mother lion and her 4-month-old cubs are seen for the first time by visitors to the SongKhla zoo today (November 22). (Santipab Ramsuit/NationPhoto)

 

A lioness and her two cubs, a male and a female, are now on display for visitors to the Songkhla Zoo in the southern province.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1135350-lion-pride-on-display-at-songkhla-zoo/

 

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Public Health ministry gears up for seasonal PM2.5 air pollution

By The Nation

 

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Dr Sukhum Kanchanapimai, Public Health Ministry permanent secretary (Centre)

 

The top official at the Public Health Ministry and ministry administrators held a video conference with physicians in provincial public health centres nationwide to be prepared and monitor the health impact of PM2.5 dust particles, which usually increase in December every year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1135351-public-health-ministry-gears-up-for-seasonal-pm25-air-pollution/

 

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Fearless Phachara in four-way tie for lead

By THE NATION

 

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Phachara Khongwatmai

 

Kota Kinabalu - Young Thai talent Phachara Khongwatmai took advantage of his solid approach shots to sign for a five-under-par 66 and grab a share of the opening round lead at the US$300,000 Sabah Masters on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1135352-fearless-phachara-in-four-way-tie-for-lead/

 

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Israel's Netanyahu faces calls to quit but is defiant in crisis

By Stephen Farrell

 

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Supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu protest outside Likud Party headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel November 22, 2019. The placards in Hebrew read, "Strong in security, strong in Economy ". REUTERS/Corinna Kern

 

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced calls to resign over a corruption scandal on Friday, as senior government colleagues publicly declared support after some signs of cracks in party loyalty.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1135353-israels-netanyahu-faces-calls-to-quit-but-is-defiant-in-crisis/

 

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Back me or sack me, protege of Germany's Merkel tells her party

By Paul Carrel

 

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CDU party chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks at the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress in Leipzig, Germany, November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

 

LEIPZIG, Germany (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's would-be successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, urged delegates from her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to back her vision for Germany at their party congress on Friday or else "let's end it here and now".

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1135354-back-me-or-sack-me-protege-of-germanys-merkel-tells-her-party/

 

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New Zealand jury convicts man of murdering British backpacker

By Colin Packham

 

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A jury in New Zealand found a man guilty on Friday of murdering 21-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane, almost a year after the incident took place. Jayson Albano reports.

 

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A jury in New Zealand on Friday convicted a 27-year-old man of murdering a British woman backpacker, a case that shocked the country and raised questions about its reputation as a safe, easy-going holiday destination.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1135356-new-zealand-jury-convicts-man-of-murdering-british-backpacker/

 

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Bolivia's interim government charges Morales with sedition and terrorism

By Daniel Ramos

 

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Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez attends a ceremony at the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia, November 22, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado

 

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia's interim government filed a criminal complaint on Friday against former President Evo Morales for alleged sedition and terrorism, the interior minister said, as authorities began probes of his allies that they accuse of corruption and fomenting unrest.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1135357-bolivias-interim-government-charges-morales-with-sedition-and-terrorism/

 

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Trump accuses impeachment witness of lying, defends use of Giuliani

By Lisa Lambert, Steve Holland and Jonathan Landay

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump adjusts his jacket during a tour of Apple's Mac Pro manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas, U.S., November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday accused a witness in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry of lying and offered an explanation for his controversial use of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine policy, saying Giuliani's crime-fighting abilities were needed to deal with a corrupt country.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1135361-trump-accuses-impeachment-witness-of-lying-defends-use-of-giuliani/

 

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards arrest about 100 protest leaders - Iranian judiciary

 

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People walk near a burnt bank, after protests against increased fuel prices, in Tehran, Iran November 20, 2019. Picture taken November 20, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY

 

GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards have arrested about 100 leaders of protests that erupted last week over gasoline price rises, Gholamhossein Esmaili, spokesman for Iran's judiciary, said on Friday according to the official IRNA news agency.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1135364-irans-revolutionary-guards-arrest-about-100-protest-leaders-iranian-judiciary/

 

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Thaksin’s acquittal in TPI case upheld by Supreme Court panel of judges

 

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A panel of nine Supreme Court judges today upheld the acquittal, delivered by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders on fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, in connection with the rehabilitation plan for the financially-troubled Thai Petrochemical Industry (TPI) about 16 years ago.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1135365-thaksin’s-acquittal-in-tpi-case-upheld-by-supreme-court-panel-of-judges/

 

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Thailand’s ranking among 20 top marine polluters improves from 6th to 10th place

 

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Thailand’s ranking among the 20 biggest international contributors to marine plastic waste has improved by four places from sixth to tenth, thanks to the government’s initiatives and the voluntary efforts of the private sector and the public in cutting back on the use of single-use plastic bags and Styrofoam containers.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1135367-thailand’s-ranking-among-20-top-marine-polluters-improves-from-6th-to-10th-place/

 

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