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Hit-and-run driver kills monk in Chalong

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The body of Phra Rungrote Padnguan was found in a roadside ditch not far from Wat Thai temple this morning (July 4). Photo: Chalong Police

 

PHUKET: Police are searching for the driver of a white saloon car that fled the scene after knocking down a monk on Chaofa East Rd in Chalong this morning (July 4). The monk sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171333-hit-and-run-driver-kills-monk-in-chalong/

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Man 'mistaken to be animal' allegedly killed by friend while hunting

By THE NATION

 

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A hunting expedition by friends went fatally wrong when one friend allegedly shot dead another apparently mistaking him to be an animal.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171352-man-mistaken-to-be-animal-allegedly-killed-by-friend-while-hunting/

 

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Adequate boarding and lodging providers for discounted tourism scheme: TAT

By THE NATION

 

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Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has assured that accommodation providers and restaurants participating in the tourism discount scheme "Rao Pai Tiew Gun" (Let’s travel together) will be enough to cater to people participating from across the country.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171353-adequate-boarding-and-lodging-providers-for-discounted-tourism-scheme-tat/

 

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US-China conflict may influence baht, SET

By The Nation

 

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Experts advised investors to keep an eye on the US-China trade war and Covid-19 situation,as it could affect the baht and the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index next week.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171355-us-china-conflict-may-influence-baht-set/

 

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BMTA to run over 22,000 bus trips a day during long weekend

By THE NATION

 

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The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) has arranged buses to serve people travelling to bus terminals and airports during the long holiday weekend from July 4 to 7.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171356-bmta-to-run-over-22000-bus-trips-a-day-during-long-weekend/

 

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Bangkok condo supply in Q2 sees sharp fall of nearly 80 per cent

By THE NATION

 

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There has been a sharp decline in the number of new condominium projects in Bangkok in the second quarter of 2020, according to a Colliers International Thailand survey.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171357-bangkok-condo-supply-in-q2-sees-sharp-fall-of-nearly-80-per-cent/

 

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Temple prepares for rush of visitors wanting to pay obeisance to Phra Phuttha Chinnarat

By The Nation

 

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Many devotees and tourists flocked to pay their respects to Phra Phuttha Chinnarat at Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat in Phitsanulok province on Saturday (July 4).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171358-temple-prepares-for-rush-of-visitors-wanting-to-pay-obeisance-to-phra-phuttha-chinnarat/

 

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SRT deploys additional train coaches to accommodate holiday rush

By The Nation

 

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The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has attached additional passenger coaches to trains to facilitate travel during the Asalha Bucha and Buddhist Lent days from July 3 to 8 this year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171359-srt-deploys-additional-train-coaches-to-accommodate-holiday-rush/

 

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Five new cases of Covid-19 in state quarantine

By THE NATION

 

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There were five cases of Covid-19 over a 24-hour period, the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported on Saturday (July 4), the 40th day without a domestic case.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171360-five-new-cases-of-covid-19-in-state-quarantine/

 

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Two Seattle protesters hit by car on highway, one critically injured

 

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Washington State Patrol investigates the scene where two people in a group of protesters were stuck by a car on Interstate 5 while the highway was closed to traffic due to the protest in Seattle, Washington, U.S., July 4, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

 

(Reuters) - Two protesters were injured, one critically, in Seattle early on Saturday, when the women were hit by a speeding car that drove past other stopped vehicles into a crowd demonstrating on an interstate highway, police said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171361-two-seattle-protesters-hit-by-car-on-highway-one-critically-injured/

 

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Thai boxing matches resume after lockdown, but audiences stay home

By Athit Perawongmetha

 

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Muaythai boxers fight in front of empty spectator seats behind closed doors due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Siam Boxing Stadium in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand, June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai boxing matches resumed on Saturday after more than three months as the nation eases its coronavirus lockdown, but fans of the popular sport will have to make do with watching on television for now.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171362-thai-boxing-matches-resume-after-lockdown-but-audiences-stay-home/

 

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Earl Cameron: British film and TV star actor dies aged 102

 

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Earl Cameron outside Buckingham Palace with his CBE, which he received in 2009

 

Earl Cameron, one of the first black actors to forge a successful career in British film and television, has died aged 102, his family has confirmed.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171363-earl-cameron-british-film-and-tv-star-actor-dies-aged-102/

 

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Australia's Victoria reports 108 new coronavirus cases, biggest jump since March

 

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FILE PHOTO: A motorist waits in a car as he crosses into South Australia from Victoria during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bordertown, Australia, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy

 

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's second most-populous state, Victoria, reported its biggest jump in coronavirus cases since late March on Saturday, forcing the expansion of stay-at-home orders to more Melbourne suburbs and the complete lockdown of nine public housing towers.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171364-australias-victoria-reports-108-new-coronavirus-cases-biggest-jump-since-march/

 

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Fans gather for final showings at Thailand's much-loved La Scala theatre

By Prapan Chankaew

 

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Movie fans gather to bid farewell to the last stand-alone movie theatre "La Scala" amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bangkok, Thailand July 4, 2020. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Donning masks and observing social-distancing practices, movie and theatre fans on Saturday bid a final farewell to Thailand's La Scala theatre in Bangkok, which is set to close its doors in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171249-final-curtain-call-for-bangkok’s-scala-theatre-this-sunday/#replyForm

 

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