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Explosion at Thai PTT gas line kills three, injures 28

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Three people were killed and 28 injured on Thursday in an explosion on a Thai PTT PCL gas transmission line at Samut Prakan, southeast of Bangkok, the company said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188596-inferno-erupts-in-samut-prakan/?do=findComment&comment=15936504

 

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CCSA approves more quarantine packages for foreign tourists

By The Nation

 

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The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has okayed two quarantine packages for tourists – wellness quarantine that will be held at a medical spa and wellness resort and a long-term care package for the elderly.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188590-ccsa-approves-more-quarantine-packages-for-foreign-tourists/

 

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Finance Ministry okays plan to develop Benjakitti Forest Park

By The Nation

 

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The Finance Ministry has given the green light to the Treasury Department and the Royal Thai Army to start developing Bangkok’s Benjakitti Forest Park from next month.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188670-finance-ministry-okays-plan-to-develop-benjakitti-forest-park/

 

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Govt’s first priority is economic recovery, not charter change, says energy minister

By The Nation

 

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In a discussion on Thursday about the ongoing anti-government protests, Energy Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow said this was not the right time for rallies, because the Thai economy has only just started pulling out of the downturn brought on by the Covid-19 outbreak.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188671-govt’s-first-priority-is-economic-recovery-not-charter-change-says-energy-minister/

 

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Expat in Koh Samui Prison on drug charges, nearly $3,000 raised to get her out

By Caitlin Ashworth

 

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A 21 year old South African woman is locked in Thai prison after she allegedly signed for a package containing 250 grams of MDMA, an ingredient in ecstasy, according to a GoFundMe account. People say she’s innocent and have raised $2,966 USD to get her out. She’s apparently facing drug charges that carry life imprisonment.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188672-expat-in-koh-samui-prison-on-drug-charges-nearly-3000-raised-to-get-her-out/

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Arsenal hit back to beat Rapid and spare Leno's blushes

 

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VIENNA (Reuters) - Arsenal scored twice in four minutes to win 2-1 at Rapid Vienna in the Europa League on Thursday and spare goalkeeper Bernd Leno's blushes after his blunder handed the Austrians a shock lead.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188674-arsenal-hit-back-to-beat-rapid-and-spare-lenos-blushes/

 

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Alkmaar stun Napoli despite missing 13 players due to COVID-19

By Philip O'Connor

 

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(Reuters) - AZ Alkmaar overcame the loss of 13 players with positive COVID-19 tests to secure a shock 1-0 win at Napoli as the Europa League group stage got underway on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188676-alkmaar-stun-napoli-despite-missing-13-players-due-to-covid-19/

 

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Burnley's Dyche vows to set up awkward test for Spurs

 

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(Reuters) - Burnley will be pragmatic and hard to beat when they host Tottenham Hotspur on Monday, said manager Sean Dyche, whose side are looking for their first Premier League win of the season.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188677-burnleys-dyche-vows-to-set-up-awkward-test-for-spurs/

 

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With time running out, Trump to go on offensive at debate in bid to catch Biden

By Trevor Hunnicutt and Jeff Mason

 

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NASHVILLE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to come out swinging in Thursday's final presidential debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden to try to close a gap in opinion polls before an election 12 days away.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188678-with-time-running-out-trump-to-go-on-offensive-at-debate-in-bid-to-catch-biden/

 

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Covid triggers jump in Thai household debt

By The Nation

 

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The Covid-19 crisis has driven up household debt as job losses and falling income weaken the ability to make payments, new Bank of Thailand (BOT) governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput said on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1188619-thai-household-debt-levels-to-rise-even-further-central-bank-governor/?do=findComment&comment=15937531

 

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