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Shame on you: Tom Hanks slams people refusing to wear face masks

By RACHEL MCGRATH

 

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Tom Hanks has admitted his disappointment in people deciding against wearing face masks to protect themselves from coronavirus.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170875-shame-on-you-tom-hanks-slams-people-refusing-to-wear-face-masks/

 

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'It takes away the stigma': five of the best cartoons with transgender characters

By Owl Fisher and Fox Fisher

 

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'Danger and Eggs shows LGBTQ characters as a normal part of life.’ Photograph: Amazon Prime Video

 

Transgender people are the subject of much conversation at the moment, predominantly by cis commentators, it has to be said, but the more open conversations on the topic are to be welcomed.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170877-it-takes-away-the-stigma-five-of-the-best-cartoons-with-transgender-characters/

 

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A $0-budget film topping the box office? ‘Unsubscribe’ joins a fine tradition of Hollywood hoaxes

By Gary Ryan

 

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Who else has swindled Tinseltown and got away with it? Credit: Alamy

 

During the lockdown, there’s been pressure to be productive.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170878-a-0-budget-film-topping-the-box-office-‘unsubscribe’-joins-a-fine-tradition-of-hollywood-hoaxes/

 

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Wigan enter administration weeks after takeover

 

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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Championship - Wigan Athletic v Leeds United - DW Stadium, Wigan, Britain - August 17, 2019 General view inside the stadium before the match Action Images/Paul Burrows

 

(Reuters) - English Championship (second-tier) club Wigan Athletic have gone into administration less than a month after being taken over by a partnership headed by Hong Kong businessman Au Yeung Wai Kay.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170884-wigan-enter-administration-weeks-after-takeover/

 

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Laos to move on third Mekong dam project despite neighbours' green concerns

 

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FILE PHOTO: A local villager drive a boat where the future site of the Luang Prabang dam will be on the Mekong River, outskirt of Luang Prabang province, Laos, February 5, 2020. REUTERS/Panu Wongcha-um/File Photo

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Laos is pushing ahead with a hydropower project on the Mekong River, despite reservations aired by neighbouring countries over its potential to harm fisheries and farming downstream, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on Wednesday.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170886-laos-to-move-on-third-mekong-dam-project-despite-neighbours-green-concerns/

 

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UK says China's security law is serious violation of Hong Kong treaty

By William James

 

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Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab makes a statement on Hong Kong's national security legislation in London, Britain, July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

 

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom said China's imposition of a security law on Hong Kong was a "clear and serious" violation of the 1984 Joint Declaration and that London would offer around 3 million residents of the former colony a path to British citizenship.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170887-uk-says-chinas-security-law-is-serious-violation-of-hong-kong-treaty/

 

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Americans' concerns about coronavirus jump as cases surge, Reuters/Ipsos poll shows

By Chris Kahn

 

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FILE PHOTO: An employee takes the temperature of a building tenant outside the Empire State Building in midtown Manhattan, as the iconic tower prepares to open to more tenants and visitors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., June 24, 2020. Picture taken June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans' anxieties over the spread of the novel coronavirus have risen to the highest level in more than a month, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, as the number of cases surged across the country, pushing the death toll to more than 127,000 people.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170888-americans-concerns-about-coronavirus-jump-as-cases-surge-reutersipsos-poll-shows/

 

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Patong motorbike thieves arrested

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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In making the arrests, police recovered six stolen motorbikes. Photo: Patong Police

 

PHUKET:-- Police have arrested two men wanted for stealing six motorbikes in Patong and other areas of Phuket.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170892-patong-motorbike-thieves-arrested/

 

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Phuket tourism industry told to ‘ready for beach holiday tourists’

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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Tourism Minister Phipat (centre) speaks with Phuket Governor Narong in Bangkok. Photo: Phuket Chamber of Commerce

 

PHUKET:-- Operators in Phuket’s tourism industry have been urged to prepare to receive the first international tourists in months in August as the Ministry of Tourism & Sports pursues its strategy of restarting the country’s economy, Phuket Chamber of Commerce President Thanusak Phungdet told The Phuket News today (July 1).

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1170894-phuket-tourism-industry-told-to-‘ready-for-beach-holiday-tourists’/

 

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