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Eminem criticised for lyric about bomb at Ariana Grande gig

By Mark Savage

 

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The lyric appears on the star's 11th album, Music To Get Murdered By, which was released on Friday / GETTY IMAGES

 

Eminem has been called "disgusting" and "pathetic" after rapping about the Manchester Arena bomb attack, which killed 22 people in 2017.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1143838-eminem-criticised-for-lyric-about-bomb-at-ariana-grande-gig/

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SET tops 1,600 points but stall predicted in week ahead

By THE NATION

 

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The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index ended at 1,600.48 points on Friday (January 17), up 4.61 points or 0.29 per cent from the previous day, while the average daily trading value was Bt61.064 billion.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1143868-set-tops-1600-points-but-stall-predicted-in-week-ahead/

 

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Jazz moves one clear

By THE NATION

 

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Jazz Janewattananond

 

Defending champion Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand made a spirited charge up the leaderboard by carding a second round six-under-par 65 to head into the weekend in pole position at the SMBC Singapore Open on Friday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1143869-jazz-moves-one-clear/

 

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Guzheng adds magic to New Year in Bangkok show

By THE NATION

 

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An expert player of the venerable Chinese instrument the guzheng will be onstage on January 26 for a performance welcoming the Lunar New Year, presented by Mahidol University’s College of Music.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1143870-guzheng-adds-magic-to-new-year-in-bangkok-show/

 

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Northern treks: Chiang Mai’s gorgeous Wat Chan forest

By Supachai Petchtewee
The Nation

 

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Few Thais have heard of the Wat Chan pine forest in Chiang Mai’s Kalayaniwattana district, but it’s a key supplier of farm goods used in the Royal Initiative Project founded by His Majesty the late King Bhumibol.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1143872-northern-treks-chiang-mai’s-gorgeous-wat-chan-forest/

 

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UK will not automatically deport EU nationals after Brexit - Verhofstadt

 

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FILE PHOTO: Guy Verhofstadt, the EU Parliament's Brexit steering group coordinator, speaks during a debate on Brexit at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not automatically deport European Union citizens who have not applied for the right to remain in the country after Brexit, European Parliament Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt said on Friday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1143874-uk-will-not-automatically-deport-eu-nationals-after-brexit-verhofstadt/

 

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Trump adds legal heavyweights Starr, Dershowitz to impeachment team

By Karen Freifeld, Susan Heavey and Steve Holland

 

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Alan Dershowitz (center) leaves Manhattan Federal Court in New York, following a status conference in the defamation lawsuit brought by Virginia Giuffre, against Dershowitz, over discovery issues, in Manhhattan, New York, U.S., December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Jefferson Siegel

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for former President Bill Clinton's 1998 impeachment, and prominent lawyer Alan Dershowitz.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1143875-trump-adds-legal-heavyweights-starr-dershowitz-to-impeachment-team/

 

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France keen on more investment from Thailand

By Wichit Chaitrong
The Nation

 

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France is looking forward to more Thai investment in the country, says its ambassador to Thailand Jacques Lapouge in an exclusive interview with The Nation.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1143876-france-keen-on-more-investment-from-thailand/

 

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DIT may step in on pig, pork prices

By THE NATION

 

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The Department of Internal Trade (DIT) will intervene in the prices of pig and pork if they rose beyond the appropriate levels, Director General Whichai Phochanakij said, adding that prices have been rising amid drought and the spread of African swine fever (ASF) in some countries.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1143877-dit-may-step-in-on-pig-pork-prices/

 

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Feathers fly in Nakhon Sawan’s Boraphet Marsh

By Arthid Nima
Special to The Nation

 

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Oriental Darter

 

Birdwatchers were delighted this month to come across a variety of migrating birds having a “party” at Bueng Boraphet (Boraphet Marsh), a semi-natural lake in Nakhon Sawan.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1143882-feathers-fly-in-nakhon-sawan’s-boraphet-marsh/

 

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Brazil removes culture secretary after video echoes Goebbels

 

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Diplomats watch a video of remarks by Brazil's Culture Secretary Roberto Alvim, for which Alvim was fired for appearing to copy a speech by Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels, as they gather at the Organization of American States for remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the OAS in Washington, U.S. January 17, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

 

BRASÍLIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Culture Secretary Roberto Alvim was sacked on Friday after posting a video in which he appeared to copy a speech by Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1143883-brazil-removes-culture-secretary-after-video-echoes-goebbels/

 

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Weinstein jury seated after prosecutors accuse defence of excluding white women

By Gabriella Borter and Brendan Pierson

 

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Film producer Harvey Weinstein exits New York Criminal Court during his sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 17, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

 

(Reuters) - Lawyers in Harvey Weinstein's New York rape trial finished selecting 12 jurors on Friday to decide the former Hollywood producer's fate, as prosecutors renewed an accusation that the defence had unfairly tried to block white women from serving on the jury.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1143884-weinstein-jury-seated-after-prosecutors-accuse-defence-of-excluding-white-women/

 

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Ukraine president gives PM second chance after tape leak

By Pavel Polityuk and Matthias Williams

 

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FILE PHOTO: Oleksiy Honcharuk, Ukrainian politician nominated to become new Prime Minister, addresses lawmakers during the first session of the newly elected parliament in Kiev, Ukraine August 29, 2019. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo

 

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday allowed Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk to keep his job after the leak of an embarrassing audio recording prompted Honcharuk to submit his resignation.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1143886-ukraine-president-gives-pm-second-chance-after-tape-leak/

 

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Brackish tap water threatens flora it Government House compound

 

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Photo from Office of the National Water Resources
 

Brackish tap water, caused by the intrusion of seawater into the Chao Phraya River, is threatening some of the flora in the compound of Government House, prompting officials to seek help from the Agriculture Department.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1143887-brackish-tap-water-threatens-flora-it-government-house-compound/

 

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Thanathorn invites supporters to his “final” political rally at Thammasat U on Saturday

 

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Leader of Future Forward Party Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit joins the “Run Against Loong” at Vachirabenjathas Park this morning.


Embattled Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has invited his supporters and members of the public to attend the party’s political gathering at the Rangsit campus of Thammasat University tomorrow (Saturday) at 2pm.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1143888-thanathorn-invites-supporters-to-his-“final”-political-rally-at-thammasat-u-on-saturday/

 

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