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Police chief urges forces to help tackle exigencies brought by tropical storm

By The Nation



Pol Colonel Krisana Pattanajaroen


National Police chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda has urged police officers nationwide to prepare to deal with heavy rain and flash floods due to tropical storm Noul, Pol Colonel Krisana Pattanajaroen, deputy spokesman of the Royal Thai Police, said on Friday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183195-police-chief-urges-forces-to-help-tackle-exigencies-brought-by-tropical-storm/

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Police troops to be stationed across Bangkok to monitor Saturday protest





More than 8,500 police officers will be stationed at 14 sites in Bangkok to monitor the student-led political rally on Saturday (September 19).


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183201-police-troops-to-be-stationed-across-bangkok-to-monitor-saturday-protest/


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Stay indoors during Storm Noul, warns Meteorological chief

By The Nation




The Meteorological Department has set up a command centre to monitor tropical storm Noul this weekend, Somsak Khaosuwan, department director-general, said on Friday.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183234-stay-indoors-during-storm-noul-warns-meteorological-chief/


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Medical experts see Covid-19 risk for Thailand from foreigners

By The Nation



Dr Yong Poovorawan, an expert virologist at Chulalongkorn University


The risk of Covid-19 spreading has increased, especially due to labourers coming into Thailand from other countries, Dr Yong Poovorawan, an expert virologist at Chulalongkorn University, said on Thursday.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183235-medical-experts-see-covid-19-risk-for-thailand-from-foreigners/


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Second UK lockdown? COVID hospital admissions double every eight days

By Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton



FILE PHOTO: A technician enters the new COVID-19 testing lab at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, amid the coronavirus disease epidemic in Glasgow, Britain April 22, 2020. Andrew Milligan/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo


LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's health minister said on Friday that the novel coronavirus was accelerating across the country, with hospital admissions doubling every eight days, but refused to say if another national lockdown would be imposed next month.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183236-second-uk-lockdown-covid-hospital-admissions-double-every-eight-days/


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What happens next with UK plan to breach Brexit divorce treaty?

By William James



FILE PHOTO: European Union and British flags flutter in front of a chancellery ahead of a visit of British Prime Minister Theresa May in Berlin, Germany, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo


LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pressing ahead with legislation on trade despite a warning from Brussels that it could wreck their future relationship and an acknowledgement by his government that it violates international law.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183237-what-happens-next-with-uk-plan-to-breach-brexit-divorce-treaty/


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U.N. food chief urges Bezos, other billionaires to step up to help world's starving



FILE PHOTO: The World Food Programme (WFP) Executive director David Beasley attends a news conference on the food security in Yemen at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo


UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. food chief David Beasley called on the world's billionaires on Thursday to step up to help save some 30 million people he said are at risk of dying if they don't receive help from the World Food Programme.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183239-un-food-chief-urges-bezos-other-billionaires-to-step-up-to-help-worlds-starving/


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How bitcoin met the real world in Africa

By Alexis Akwagyiram and Tom Wilson



Abolaji Odunjo, a gadget vendor who trades with bitcoin, poses with his mobile phone after an interview with Reuters, at his store at the "Computer Village" in Lagos, Nigeria August 31, 2020. Picture taken in August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja


LAGOS/LONDON (Reuters) - Four months ago, Abolaji Odunjo made a fundamental change to his business selling mobile phones in a bustling street market in Lagos: He started paying his suppliers in bitcoin.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183241-how-bitcoin-met-the-real-world-in-africa/


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Boom or bust? Welcome to the freewheeling world of crypto lending

By Tom Wilson



FILE PHOTO: Representations of the Ethereum virtual currency standing on the PC motherboard are seen in this illustration picture, February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration


LONDON (Reuters) - It sounds like a surefire bet. You lend money to a borrower who puts up collateral that exceeds the size of the loan, and then you earn interest of about 20%. What could possibly go wrong?


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183242-boom-or-bust-welcome-to-the-freewheeling-world-of-crypto-lending/


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Malaysia's battle against plastic waste spans beaches and city shops

By Ebrahim Harris



A woman clears trash by the sea at Tioman Island, Pahang, Malaysia, September 13, 2020, in this still image from video obtained via social media. Video taken September 13, 2020. The Monkey Project via REUTERS


TIOMAN, Malaysia (Reuters) - Every weekend, a team of volunteers comb the coastline of the Malaysian resort of Tioman to collect plastic trash that washes up on the white-sand beaches of the island lapped by the South China Sea.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183243-malaysias-battle-against-plastic-waste-spans-beaches-and-city-shops/


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Indonesia capital eyes doubling of virus testing as cases soar

By Stanley Widianto and Angie Teo



FILE PHOTO: Healthcare workers take blood sample from citizen for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rapid test in Denpasar, Bali Province, Indonesia in this June 21, 2020 photo taken by Antara. Antara Foto/Nyoman Hendra Wibowo via Reuters.


JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's capital plans to double its COVID-19 testing capacity in the near future, its governor told Reuters on Thursday, as it fights surging infections that saw restrictions re-imposed to slow the spread and help hospitals to cope.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183244-indonesia-capital-eyes-doubling-of-virus-testing-as-cases-soar/


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Philippines reports 3,257 new coronavirus cases, 47 deaths



Mothers wearing masks rest with their newborn babies on shared beds inside the maternity ward of the government-run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Manila, Philippines, September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez


MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' health ministry on Friday reported 3,257 additional novel coronavirus infections, marking the 11th straight day the country has recorded more than 3,000 daily cases.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183245-philippines-reports-3257-new-coronavirus-cases-47-deaths/


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Storm Noul makes landfall in Vietnam, kills at least one person

By Khanh Vu



A motorcyclist walks away from a fallen tree during tropical storm Noul in Hue, Vietnam September 18, 2020, in this still image from a social media video. [email protected]/via REUTERS


HANOI (Reuters) - Tropical storm Noul made landfall in Vietnam on Friday, killing at least one person and triggering heavy rain in the central parts of the country, though authorities later downgraded the weather system.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183249-storm-noul-makes-landfall-in-vietnam-kills-at-least-one-person/


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Phuket weather puts Patong seafood festival on hold

By The Phuket News



Patong Mayor Chalermluck Kebsup. Image: Patong Municipality.


PHUKET:-- Patong Mayor Chalermluck Kebsup has confirmed that the weekend seafood festival to be held at Patong Beach today and tomorrow (Sept 18-19) has been cancelled due to the heavy rains and strong winds across the island.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183250-phuket-weather-puts-patong-seafood-festival-on-hold/


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