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SpaceX Crew Dragon delivers two NASA astronauts to International Space Station

By Joey Roulette

 

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Launch pad 39A and SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft, carrying NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, pictured before lift off, during NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. May 30, 2020 in this photo supplied by Maxar Technologies. Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Nearly 24 hours after launching from Florida, SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule delivered NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station on Sunday, marking the first U.S. space capsule to do so with a crew since 2011.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166533-spacex-crew-dragon-delivers-two-nasa-astronauts-to-international-space-station/

 

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New coronavirus losing potency, top Italian doctor says

 

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A lifeguard wearing a protective face mask takes the temperature of a woman at a newly reopened beach after months of closure due to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Punta Hidalgo, in Punta Ala, Italy May 31, 2020. REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

 

ROME (Reuters) - The new coronavirus is losing its potency and has become much less lethal, a senior Italian doctor said on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166534-new-coronavirus-losing-potency-top-italian-doctor-says/

 

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FBI's top lawyer resigns as agency faces pressure from Trump

 

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FILE PHOTO: Acting U.S. Attorney General Dana Boente (R) listens as U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up during a meeting with county sheriffs at the White House in Washington February 7, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI said on Saturday that its top lawyer, Dana Boente, had announced his resignation as the agency faces scrutiny over its investigations of former staffers and supporters of President Donald Trump.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166535-fbis-top-lawyer-resigns-as-agency-faces-pressure-from-trump/

 

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Night of violence across America leaves streets scarred, outrage simmering

By Brendan O'Brien and Carlos Barria

 

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Protestors demonstrate outside an entrance to the White House over the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Washington, May 31, 2020. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

 

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Another night of outrage left stores looted and cars smoldering in many U.S. cities on Sunday as curfews failed to quell violence that replaced peaceful daytime demonstrations over the death of a black man seen on video gasping for breath as a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166536-night-of-violence-across-america-leaves-streets-scarred-outrage-simmering/

 

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Artist Christo, known for wrapping exteriors of landmarks, dies at 84

 

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FILE PHOTO: Artist Christo stands in front of his work The London Mastaba, on the Serpentine in Hyde Park, London, Britain, June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - Christo, the Bulgarian-born artist best known for his temporary installations based on wrapping the exteriors of landmark buildings, bridges and outdoor spaces, died on Sunday at age 84 of natural causes at his home in New York City.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166538-artist-christo-known-for-wrapping-exteriors-of-landmarks-dies-at-84/

 

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Australia's stalled migrant boom derails golden economic run

By Swati Pandey and Sam Holmes

 

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Gurmeet Tuli, who owns a jewellery shop speaks with fellow small business owners at an Indian restaurant, where a business has substantially slowed since the onset of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in the Parramatta suburb of western Sydney, Australia, May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

 

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's three decades of uninterrupted prosperity are coming to an abrupt end as the global coronavirus pandemic crashes one of its most lucrative sources of income – immigration.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166539-australias-stalled-migrant-boom-derails-golden-economic-run/

 

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UK foreign minister defends lockdown easing as the 'right step'

By Elizabeth Piper

 

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Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Dominic Raab speaks at the daily digital news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain May 18, 2020. Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS

 

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Dominic Raab on Sunday defended the government's careful loosening of the coronavirus lockdown, saying it was the "right step to be taking" at this time.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166540-uk-foreign-minister-defends lockdown easing-as-the-right-step/

 

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20 Thais back from UK have high fever, rushed to hospital

By THE NATION

 

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Twenty of the 251 Thais who returned home on Sunday (May 31) from the United Kingdom were found to have high fever and rushed to hospital, Suvarnabhumi Airport deputy director Kittipong Kittikachorn said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166541-20-thais-back-from-uk-have-high-fever-rushed-to-hospital/

 

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MBK Center cuts rental fees on stores by up to 70% for three months

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - In an effort to help shop operators affected by the COVID-19, MBK Center has launched another assistance measure for store tenants, by increasing the maximum rental discount to as much as 70 percent for three months.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166543-mbk-center-cuts-rental-fees-on-stores-by-up-to-70-for-three-months/

 

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Phuket field hospital closes as last Covid-19 patients recover

By THE NATION

 

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Phuket’s 1st Field Hospital is being temporarily shut down and put on standby as the last Covid-19 patients have recovered, Phuket Governor Pakkapong Tawipat said yesterday (May 31).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166546-phuket-field-hospital-closes-as-last-covid-19-patients-recover/

 

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Pattaya Sports Club donates printer to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Abuse Center

By Tim Knight

 

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Khru Ja, Stan Rees, Nigel Cannon and Tim Knight are surrounded by the children happy with their new printer.

 

At the invitation of Senior Advisor Nigel Cannon, Social Chairman Stan Rees and I visited Palisorn Noja (Khru Ja) at the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Abuse Center to see if the Pattaya Sports Club could assist them with food donations and any other needs.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166547-pattaya-sports-club-donates-printer-to-the-anti-human-trafficking-and-child-abuse-center/

 

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Praise for doctors who removed fish from throat of Myanmar fisherman
 
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Netizens praised the work of a team of ER doctors at Krabi hospital in southern Thailand after a perch (pla mor) was removed from the throat of a fisherman from Myanmar. 
 

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Smokers beware! Crackdown means lighting up in public could get you a 5,000 baht fine

 

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Picture: Daily News

 

Thailand's authorities have continued their crackdown on smokers in the belief that the habit causes a risk of the spread of coronavirus. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166560-smokers-beware-crackdown-means-lighting-up-in-public-could-get-you-a-5000-baht-fine/

 

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