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‘Boss’ to be charged with deadly reckless driving, drug use By The Nation   Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya   The Attorney-General’s Office announced on Friday it will bring tw

Thailand issues prosecution order for Red Bull heir over hit-and-run case       BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand on Friday issued a prosecution order for the heir to the Red Bull

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SET rises despite political unrest, FTSE rebalancing

By The Nation




The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index closed at 1,288.39 on Friday, up 3.99 points or 0.31 per cent. Total transactions amounted to Bt49.97 billion with an index high of 1,293.29 and a low of 1,280.43.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183302-set-rises-despite-political-unrest-ftse-rebalancing/


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Kragh Andersen takes second Tour stage win with late solo attack

By Julien Pretot



Cycling - Tour de France - Stage 19 - Bourg-en-Bresse to Champagnole - France - September 18, 2020. Team Sunweb rider Soren Kragh Andersen of Denmark wins the stage. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool


CHAMPAGNOLE, France (Reuters) - Denmark's Soren Kragh Andersen claimed his second audacious solo stage win of the Tour de France on Friday with a perfectly timed attack late in the 19th stage, an undulating 166.5-km ride from Bourg en Bresse to Champagnole.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183304-kragh-andersen-takes-second-tour-stage-win-with-late-solo-attack/


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DeChambeau grabs clubhouse lead as Winged Foot bares teeth




Sep 18, 2020; Mamaroneck, New York, USA; Thomas Pieters plays his shot from the third tee during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Winged Foot Golf Club - West. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports


MAMARONECK, N.Y. (Reuters) - Bryson DeChambeau ground his way around a much tougher Winged Foot course and enjoyed a closing eagle to grab the second-round U.S. Open clubhouse lead on Friday as windier conditions humbled many of the game's top golfers.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183305-dechambeau-grabs-clubhouse-lead-as-winged-foot-bares-teeth/


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Direction of Thai stock market relies on direction Saturday rally takes, say experts

By The Nation




Experts are advising investors to monitor the political rally on Saturday (September 19), because the direction Thailand’s stock index takes will depend very much on the severity of the situation


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183306-direction-of-thai-stock-market-relies-on-direction-saturday-rally-takes-say-experts/


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EEC plans 6 centres of excellence to boost workforce skills
By The Nation

EEC Office secretary-general Kanit Sangsubhan


Six centres of excellence will be launched in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) to equip students with knowledge of advanced technologies for the 10 industries targeted by the corridor, said EEC Office secretary-general Kanit Sangsubhan.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183307-eec-plans-6-centres-of-excellence-to-boost-workforce-skills/


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New REITs allow property owners to set buy-back price





A new category of real estate investment trusts (REIT) will be set up as a measure to help property businesses affected by the Covid-19 crisis.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183309-new-reits-allow-property-owners-to-set-buy-back-price/


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Gundam robots invade Siam Paragon next week

By The Nation




Fans of Japan’s fictional multiverse can feast their eyes on its latest creations at the “Bandai Spirits Hobby Exhibition 2020” from next Wednesday at Siam Paragon mall.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183310-gundam-robots-invade-siam-paragon-next-week/


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Rare Mediterranean storm batters western Greece, Ionian islands




A Greek flag flatters in a beach near the town of Kyllini, as rare storm, known as a Medicane (Mediterranean hurricane), hit western Greece, September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas


ATHENS (Reuters) - A rare storm, known as a Medicane (Mediterranean hurricane), pounded western Greece on Friday, flooding streets, uprooting trees and causing power cuts in the Ionian islands of Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Ithaca, and in areas of the western Peloponnese.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183312-rare-mediterranean-storm-batters-western-greece-ionian-islands/


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U.S. reverses COVID-19 testing guidance again: exposed without symptoms need tests

By Carl O'Donnell and Manas Mishra



FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell


(Reuters) - The Trump administration reversed guidance Friday on COVID-19 testing for a second time, urging those exposed to people with the virus to get tested even if they are not displaying symptoms.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183313-us-reverses-covid-19-testing-guidance-again-exposed-without-symptoms-need-tests/


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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies at age 87 from pancreatic cancer

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung



FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a reception where she was presented with an honorary doctoral degree at the University of Buffalo School of Law in Buffalo, New York, U.S., August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsay DeDario


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a stalwart liberal on the U.S. Supreme Court since 1993, died on Friday at age 87, the court said, giving President Donald Trump a chance to expand its conservative majority with a third appointment at a time of deep divisions in America with a presidential election looming.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183314-us-supreme-court-justice-ginsburg-dies-at-age-87-from-pancreatic-cancer/


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Heavy Rain Hits Northeastern Thailand as Storm Noul Moves in




BANGKOK, September 18 (TNA) – Tropical Storm Noul has caused heavy rainfalls in Thailand’s northeast as the Category 3 tropical storm made landfall in Vietnam’s Hue city early on Friday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183316-heavy-rain-hits-northeastern-thailand-as-storm-noul-moves-in/


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BoT Is Developing Digital Currency




BANGKOK, Sept 18 (TNA) — The governor of the Bank of Thailand (BoT) has emphasized that the central bank is seriously developing a digital currency and a system for the exchange of transaction data to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and businesses easily access financial services.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1183318-bot-is-developing-digital-currency/


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