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Chinese boy, 10, lands in Phuket suspected of carrying Wuhan flu

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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Health Control Division officials check arrivals on direct flights from Wuhan on landing at Phuket International Airport. Photo: Phuket Airport Health Control Division

 

PHUKET:-- A 10-year-old boy from China suspected of being infected with the Wuhan coronavirus is in isolation at Vachira Phuket Hospital after he landed in Phuket on a direct flight from Wuhan with his parents last night (Jan 21).

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144574-chinese-boy-10-lands-in-phuket-suspected-of-carrying-wuhan-flu/

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Daylight robbery: Bangkok bank heist nets unknown amount

 

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A Bangkok Bank branch in the capital’s Thung Khru district was robbed on Wednesday afternoon (January 22), the lone perpetrator wielding a pistol snatched from a security guard.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144580-daylight-robbery-bangkok-bank-heist-nets-unknown-amount/

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Indian tourists rescued miles offshore from Phi Phi on capsized kayak

By The Phuket News

 

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The Indian tourist couple were found safe, clinging to their upturned kayak some 7.8 kilometres from Phi Phi Island. Photo: Phi Phi Island Police

 

PHUKET:-- An Indian tourist couple from Mumbai are safe after spending hours in the water off Phi Phi Island clinging on to an overturned kayak after they blown offshore by strong winds late yesterday afternoon (Jan 21)

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144609-indian-tourists-rescued-miles-offshore-from-phi-phi-on-capsized-kayak/

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Respiratory problems raise concerns in Phitsanulok

By The Nation

 

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The Phitsanulok Provincial Health Office reported on Wednesday (January 22) that the level of pollutants in the air had risen to 57- 92 micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m3), exceeding the official standard of 50mcg per cubic metre and far beyond the WHO standard of 25mcg.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144638-respiratory-problems-raise-concerns-in-phitsanulok/

 

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KBank’s KGP makes online transactions a snap

By THE NATION

 

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KGP managing director Takerng Osirichaivet

 

Kasikornbank (KBank) has launched Kasikorn Global Payment Company Limited (KGP) to provide both merchants and online shoppers with the PayDii digital payment system.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144641-kbank’s-kgp-makes-online-transactions-a-snap/

 

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U.N. experts demand probe into alleged Saudi hack of Amazon boss Bezos

By Joseph Menn and Raphael Satter

 

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FILE PHOTO: Hatice Cengiz, fiancee of the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, embrace each other as they attend a ceremony marking the first anniversary of Khashoggi's killing at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo

 

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.N. experts have demanded an immediate investigation by U.S. and other authorities into allegations that Saudi Arabia's crown prince was involved in a plot to hack the phone of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144642-un-experts-demand-probe-into-alleged-saudi-hack-of-amazon-boss-bezos/

 

 

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Democrats launch first salvo at trial, accuse Trump of corrupt scheme

By Richard Cowan and David Morgan

 

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The U.S. Capitol building exterior is seen at sunset as members of the Senate participate in the first day of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in Washington, U.S., January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger.

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The lead Democratic prosecutor accused President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday of setting up a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him win re-election this coming November.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144643-democrats-launch-first-salvo-at-trial-accuse-trump-of-corrupt-scheme/

 

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Boeing CEO says he expects to resume 737 MAX production before mid-year

By David Shepardson and Tracy Rucinski

 

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FILE PHOTO: Aerial photos showing Boeing 737 Max airplanes parked at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S. October 20, 2019. Picture taken October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Gary He/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Boeing Chief Executive Dave Calhoun told reporters on Wednesday the U.S. planemaker expects to resume 737 MAX production months before its forecasted mid-year return to service and said it did not plan to suspend or cut its dividend.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144644-boeing-ceo-says-he-expects-to-resume-737-max-production-before-mid-year/

 

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Trump laments missing Davos star Greta's speech

By Alexandra Alper and Luke Baker

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he holds a news conference at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

 

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump called climate activists like Greta Thunberg "prophets of doom" at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday. By Wednesday he was lamenting not having watched the teenage activist's speech.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144645-trump-laments-missing-davos-star-gretas-speech/

 

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Trump says U.S. to add more countries to travel ban soon

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

 

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - The United States is moving to add more countries to its travel ban list, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, but gave no other details, saying the changes would be announced soon.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144647-trump-says-us-to-add-more-countries-to travel ban soon/

 

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Govt fronts cash for Olympic broadcast licences

By The Nation

 

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The Cabinet  allocated Bt240 million to help broadcasters acquire the rights to upcoming Olympics and the 2022 Asian Games, but the government expects the full amount to be paid back from their earnings.

 

FFull story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144648-thai-govt-fronts-cash-for-olympic-broadcast-licences/

 

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Birthday girl Pornpawee ousts ex-champion from Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters

By THE NATION

 

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Pornpawee Chochuwong

 

Pornpawee Chochuwong celebrated her birthday on Wednesday (January 22) by beating defending champion Fitriani Fitriani of Indonesia in the opening round of the Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters, which kicked off on Tuesday (January 21) at the Hua Mark Indoor Stadium in Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144649-birthday-girl-pornpawee-ousts-ex-champion-from-princess-sirivannavari-thailand-masters/

 

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Rina, winner of national qualifiers, set for Honda LPGA Thailand 2020

By THE NATION

 

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Rina Tatematsu

 

Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co Ltd teamed up with the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) in organising The Honda LPGA Thailand National Qualifiers on January 21-22, in search of a Thai female golfer who would take part in the upcoming Honda LPGA Thailand 2020.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144650-rina-winner-of-national-qualifiers-set-for-honda-lpga-thailand-2020/

 

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Improvement in December, but 2019 exports dip 2.65%

By THE NATION

 

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Thai exports last year contracted 2.65 per cent year-on-year to US$246.244 billion, Pimchanok Vonkorpon, director-general of Trade Policy and Strategy Office, said on Wednesday (January 22).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144655-improvement-in-december-but-2019-exports-dip-265/

 

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