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"The Stranded": Highlighting the plight of expats unable to return to Thailand: #4 Injustice for property owners 



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Thaivisa continues our series of articles about people who are desperate to get back to their lives, loved ones and possessions in Thailand but who are stranded abroad. 


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188101-the-stranded-highlighting-the-plight-of-expats-unable-to-return-to-thailand-4-injustice-for-property-owners/

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Siam Bioscience Group has been chosen to produce the Covid-19 vaccine once the human trials conducted by Oxford University and AstraZeneca prove to be successful.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188154-anutin-vows-to-have-half-of-population-jabbed-once-covid-19-vaccine-released/

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Seven more Phuket hotels await Bangkok approval to operate as ALSQs, while two key hotels withdraw

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Phuket currently has seven hotels approved to operate as ALSQs. Screenshot: PPHO website


PHUKET:-- Seven more hotels in Phuket have been approved by the Phuket Public Health Office (PPHO) and are waiting for approval from Bangkok to start receiving newcomers arriving in the country when international tourists are allowed to land directly in Phuket.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188157-seven-more-phuket-hotels-await-bangkok-approval-to-operate-as-alsqs-while-two-key-hotels-withdraw/

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Vegetarian festival underway in many provinces




BANGKOK (NNT) - In Bangkok, Yaowarat is the first place people think of when joining the annual Vegetarian Festival. Each morning, people gradually arrive to shop for a wide variety of products, especially vegetarian food, agricultural protein and fruit at this time of year. However, vendors on the street, say there are fewer people buying vegetarian food this year.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188198-vegetarian-festival-underway-in-many-provinces/


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West Brom hold Burnley to battling 0-0 draw



Soccer Football - Premier League - West Bromwich Albion v Burnley - The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, Britain - October 19, 2020 Burnley's Nick Pope makes a save Pool via REUTERS/Laurence Griffiths


WEST BROMWICH, England (Reuters) - Promoted West Bromwich Albion and Burnley fought out a 0-0 draw in the Premier League on Monday after both sides missed chances to register a first win of the season in a pulsating clash.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188199-west-brom-hold-burnley-to-battling-0-0-draw/


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Sheffield Utd's Fleck out for up to six weeks with back problem



FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Sheffield United v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - September 14, 2020. Sheffield United's John Fleck and Wolverhampton Wanderers' Raul Jimenez after the match. Pool via REUTERS/Peter Powell


(Reuters) - Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck will be out of action for up to six weeks with a back injury, manager Chris Wilder said, casting doubt over his participation in Scotland's international games next month.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188200-sheffield-utds-fleck-out-for-up-to-six-weeks-with-back-problem/


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Eight positive in latest Premier League COVID-19 tests



FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Watford - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - February 23, 2020 General view of a match ball held by Manchester United's David de Gea during the warm up before the match Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith/


(Reuters) - The Premier League said on Monday that eight people had returned positive results in its latest round of COVID-19 tests conducted on players and staff last week.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188201-eight-positive-in-latest-premier-league-covid-19-tests/


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U.S. early voting approaches record 30 million mark

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Reuters) - Nearly 30 million Americans have cast early ballots in November's presidential election, shattering records as voters adjust to the coronavirus pandemic, including in Florida, a battleground state that on Monday opened polls to early voting.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188205-us-early-voting-approaches-record-30-million-mark/


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U.S., Britain call out Russian hacking spree, cyberattacks against Olympics

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LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Britain and the United States on Monday condemned what they said were a litany of malicious cyberattacks orchestrated by Russian military intelligence, including attempts to disrupt next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188204-us-britain-call-out-russian-hacking-spree-cyberattacks-against-olympics/


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Peruvian archaeologists unveil giant cat carved into Nazca hillside

By Carlos Valdez



Amazing discoveries continue to be made among the famed Nazca Lines of southern Peru and archeologists recently revealed the never-before seen figure of a giant cat etched into a hillside in the desert.


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Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188203-peruvian-archaeologists-unveil-giant-cat-carved-into-nazca-hillside/


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