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Athletics body to tighten rules after Nike's Vaporfly helps records tumble - sources

By Mitch Phillips, Kate Kelland

 

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Athletics - Dubai Marathon - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - January 24, 2020 General view of athletes wearing the Nike Vaporfly shoe during the race REUTERS/Christopher Pike

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Athletics’ ruling body will tighten regulations governing shoe technology, two sources familiar with the matter said, after Nike’s popular Vaporfly brand helped re-write running records and sparked debate about whether it was “technological doping.”

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145004-athletics-body-to-tighten-rules-after-nikes-vaporfly-helps-records-tumble-sources/

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SET dips amid negative factors

By The Nation

 

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The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) closed at 1,569.55 on Friday (January 24), down 4.15 points (0.26 per cent) from Thursday's, with Bt47.51 billion in total trade. The SET index moved between 1,567.07 and 1,576.68 during the day.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145032-set-dips-amid-negative-factors/

 

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GH Bank budgets Bt100 bn for new loan packages

By THE NATION

 

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Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana, left, announces policy direction of the Government Housing Bank on Friday (January 24). At right is the bank's president Chatchai Sirilai.

 

Government Housing Bank (GH Bank) has budgeted Bt100 billion for a new mortgage campaign, according to its statement released on Friday (January 24).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145033-gh-bank-budgets-bt100-bn-for-new-loan-packages/

 

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Catlin takes halfway stage lead

By THE NATION

 

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John Catlin

 

Nakhon Ratchasima - John Catlin seized a one-shot advantage at the halfway stage of the Boonchu Ruangkit Championship after the American fired a nine-under-par 62 on Friday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145034-catlin-takes-halfway-stage-lead/

 

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Sole Thai with coronavirus recovers, goes home

By The Nation

 

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The only Thai known to have been infected with the novel coronavirus has fully recovered and returned home, Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr Sukhum Karnchanapimai reported on Friday (January 24). 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145035-sole-thai-with-coronavirus-recovers-goes-home/

 

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China heads into Lunar New Year on shutdown as virus spreads to Europe

By Judy Hua and Cate Cadell

 

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People line up outside a drugstore to buy masks in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

 

BEIJING (Reuters) - A new coronavirus that has killed 26 people in China was confirmed in Europe for the first time on Friday as it spreads despite Chinese attempts to quarantine the city at the heart of the outbreak.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145036-china-heads-into-lunar-new-year-on-shutdown-as-virus-spreads-to-europe/

 

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Govt wants switch to gasohol E20 by mid-year

By The Nation

 

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Sonthirat Sonthijirawong, Minister of Energy

 

The Energy Ministry is pushing to have all vehicle operators who use benzene to switch from gasohol 91 to gasohol E20 by mid-year. Minister Sonthirat Sonthijirawong said on Friday (January 24) the price of palm oil had stabilised somewhat after the ministry promoted the use of gasohol B10 as the preferred diesel fuel.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145037-govt-wants-switch-to-gasohol-e20-by-mid-year/

 

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Firebreaks cleared in Chiang Rai forest

By The Nation

 

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Chiang Rai residents joined state officials from both Thailand and Myanmar on Friday (January 24) clearing firebreaks in the woods in the hope of curbing wildfires and PM 2.5 dust pollution.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145038-firebreaks-cleared-in-chiang-rai-forest/

 

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Kunlavut keeps Thai flag flying in Thailand Masters as Ratchanok falls

By THE NATION

 

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Kunlavut Vitidsarn

 

Three-time world junior champion Kunlavut Vitidsarn enjoyed his best run on a BWF World Tour after he toppled countryman Suppanyu Avihingsanon 21-10 21-17 in the Princess Sirivannavari Thailand Masters on Friday (January 24).

 

Source: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145040-kunlavut-keeps-thai-flag-flying-in-thailand-masters-as-ratchanok-falls/

 

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ADK launches digital marketing services in Asia

By THE NATION

 

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Nguyen Huu Hanh, left, CEO & Founder of VietBuzzAd, and Yasu Katagi, right, CEO of ADK Global Operations.

 

Japan's ADK Global Operations, an advertising agency, has launched “ADK CONNECT” division in Asia to provide digital marketing services, including Thailand.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145041-adk-launches-digital-marketing-services-in-asia/

 

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Thailand's 2019 foreign tourists up 4%; China virus, strong baht a risk

By Orathai Sriring

 

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FILE PHOTO: Long-tail boats with tourists are seen in a beach in Koh Poda island near Krabi, Thailand October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand saw slower growth of foreign tourist arrivals of 4.2% last year and the outlook for a lucrative industry is weighed by strength in the baht and China's new coronavirus at a time of faltering economic growth.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1144941-thailands-december-foreign-tourist-arrivals-up-248-year-on-year-ministry/

 

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U.S. says 34 troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran strike

By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. soldiers inspect the site where an Iranian missile hit at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq January 13, 2020. REUTERS/John Davison

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month, a number higher than the military had previously announced.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145043-us-says-34-troops-diagnosed-with-traumatic-brain-injury-after-iran-strike/

 

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Powerful earthquake jolts eastern Turkey, killing 18

By Umit Ozdal

 

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People stand outside a collapsed building after an earthquake in Elazig, Turkey, January 24, 2020. Ihlas News Agency (IHA) via REUTERS

 

ELAZIG, Turkey (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least 18 people and collapsing buildings in affected towns near the centre of the tremor, which was strong enough to be felt in several neighbouring countries.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145044-powerful-earthquake-jolts-eastern-turkey-killing-18/

 

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Man, 26, shoots parents and family in German pub: police

 

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Police officers and forensic experts stand in front of the house where a shooting took place, in Rot am See, Germany, January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

 

ROT AM SEE, Germany (Reuters) - A 26-year-old man shot his parents and four other members of his family dead with a semi-automatic weapon in southwest Germany before calling the police and waiting for them to arrest him, authorities said on Friday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145046-man-26-shoots-parents-and-family-in-german-pub-police/

 

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Sanders touts controversial comedian's 2020 support, sparking criticism

By Amanda Becker

 

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FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders' decision to highlight an unofficial endorsement from Joe Rogan drew criticism on Friday due to the comedian's brand of humour that some see as dismissive of issues like equal pay and transgender rights.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1145047-sanders-touts-controversial-comedians-2020-support-sparking-criticism/

 

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