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Couple charged for making porn in university

By THE NATION

 

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A man and a woman, aged 30 and 24 years respectively, turned themselves in to officers at Bangkhen Police Station, admitting that they are the individuals who appeared in a video clip shot in a university and are the ones who posted it online via the website pornhub.com.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144392-couple-charged-for-making-porn-in-university/

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437 govt schools to be closed Wednesday to tackle severe air pollution

 

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The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) announced 437 government schools would close on Wednesday, January 22, to reduce the number of vehicles on the road and the impact on the health of children and young people after the Thai Meteorological Department said any closure for 1-2 days could help tackle the bad air quality.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144438-437-govt-schools-to-be-closed-wednesday-to-tackle-severe-air-pollution/

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Four wet scrubber prototypes to be installed in capital to deal with air pollution

 

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The Rajaprajanugroh Foundation Under Royal Patronage has provided four wet scrubber prototypes to deal with PM2.5 airborne dust particles for installation in highly polluted areas, Pollution Control Department director-general Pralong Dumrongthai said.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144430-four-wet-scrubber-prototypes-to-be-installed-in-capital-to-deal-with-air-pollution/

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Smog forces Bangkok schools to shut, but respite in doubt due to crop burning

By Prapan Chankaew and Chayut Setboonsarng

 

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A road is seen with smog next to a sugar cane burnt plantations in Suphan Buri province, north of Bangkok, Thailand, January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's capital on Tuesday ordered schools closed due to unhealthy levels of air pollution, and there were doubts whether the situation would improve in the coming months as farmers burn their sugarcane crop in the harvest season.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144438-437-govt-schools-to-be-closed-wednesday-to-tackle-severe-air-pollution/?do=findComment&comment=14978403

 

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New round of bidding expected in April for gas exploration

By THE NATION

 

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The Department of Mineral Fuels is expected to announce the terms of reference for a new round of bidding for a petroleum exploration and production concession in April.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144470-new-round-of-bidding-expected-in-april-for-gas-exploration/

 

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British actor confirmed not infected with ‘Wuhan flu’

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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Brit tourist Ash Shorely remains in hospital in Bangkok. Photo: Tracey Merle / GoFundMe

 

PHUKET: A British actor recovering in Bangkok has not been infected by the Wuhan coronavirus, Phuket Public Health Office Chief Thanit has Sermkaew confirmed (today) Jan 21.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144324-british-man-seriously-ill-with-flu-like-virus-in-thailand-does-not-have-chinese-coronavirus/?do=findComment&comment=14978428

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U.S. health officials confirm first U.S. case of China coronavirus

By Julie Steenhuysen

 

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FILE PHOTO: A policeman wearing a mask walks past a quarantine notice about the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, China at an arrival hall of Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - A U.S. resident who recently traveled to China has been diagnosed with the newly identified coronavirus that has sickened more than 300 people and killed at least six in China, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144483-us-health-officials-confirm-first-us-case-of-china-coronavirus/

 

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Thai officials resume peace dialogue with main southern insurgents

By Panu Wongcha-um

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - A senior Thai official met an envoy of the main insurgent group fighting in the country's largely Muslim south in what both sides described as a positive step towards a peace process, the Thai government said on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144487-thai-officials-resume-peace-dialogue-with-main-southern-insurgents/

 

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FFP vows to push on after court verdict

By The Nation

 

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Thanathorn and party members expressed their gratitude to their supporters, vowing to turn their promises into reality.

 

Future Forward Party will continue its campaign as promised to the people after the party successfully escaped dissolution in a Constitutional Court ruling on Tuesday (January 21), said FWP leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144488-ffp-vows-to-push-on-after-court-verdict/

 

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U.S. Senate rejects Democratic bid for documents in Trump impeachment trial

By Susan Cornwell and David Morgan

 

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House Managers Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) hold a news conference on the rules for the Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Trump in Washington, U.S., January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate rejected a Democratic bid on Tuesday to force the White House to produce documents and evidence in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, an early sign the trial could proceed along lines favourable to Trump.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144489-us-senate-rejects-democratic-bid-for-documents-in-trump-impeachment-trial/

 

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White House lawyer in Trump trial is both defender and key witness to events

By Karen Freifeld

 

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White House Counsel Pat Cipollone departs after meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While arguing President Donald Trump's case at this week's Senate trial, White House counsel Pat Cipollone also is defending his own role in a legal strategy that helped lead to Trump's impeachment on a charge of obstructing Congress.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144490-white-house-lawyer-in-trump-trial-is-both-defender-and-key-witness-to-events/

 

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Meghan Markle's father defends his reputation in new documentary

 

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Britain's Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, leaves after meeting academics and students for a roundtable discussion on female access to higher education with the Association of Commonwealth Universities, at the University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

 

LONDON (Reuters) - The estranged father of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has sought to defend his reputation in a new documentary to be broadcast on Wednesday, but said he fears he will never speak to his daughter or her husband, Britain's Prince Harry, again.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144492-meghan-markles-father-defends-his-reputation-in-new-documentary/

 

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'Nobody likes him' - Hillary Clinton bashes Bernie Sanders

 

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FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders stand together during a campaign rally where Sanders endorsed Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S., July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton criticized the campaign of her former Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders in a new documentary in which she says he was an ineffective U.S. senator who accomplished little because "nobody liked him."

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144493-nobody-likes-him-hillary-clinton-bashes-bernie-sanders/

 

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