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Vietnam tackles typhoon's deadly aftermath as new storm threatens region

By Phuong Nguyen



A man carries a pig saved from a landslides in Nam Tra My district, Quang Nam province, Vietnam October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Thanh Hue NO RESALES NO ARCHIVES


HANOI (Reuters) - Rescue teams searched for more signs of life on Friday after a series of deadly landslides in central Vietnam unleashed by heavy rains from Typhoon Molave, as yet another powerful storm barrelled towards the Southeast Asia region.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189885-vietnam-tackles-typhoons-deadly-aftermath-as-new-storm-threatens-region/


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Singapore's jobless rate hits fresh 16-year high



FILE PHOTO: Office workers wearing protective face masks walk in Singapore's central business district, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, August 17, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su


SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's unemployment rate nudged up to hit a fresh 16-year high in September, data showed on Friday, as a coronavirus slump continued to roil the global business and travel hub.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189886-singapores-jobless-rate-hits-fresh-16-year-high/


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China's Clover applies for Philippines COVID-19 vaccine trial



FILE PHOTO: A small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic


MANILA (Reuters) - Clover Biopharmaceuticals is seeking to conduct late-stage clinical trials in the Philippines of its coronavirus vaccine, the country's foods and drugs agency chief said on Friday.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189887-chinas-clover-applies-for-philippines-covid-19-vaccine-trial/


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Killings in France trigger Bangladesh protests against Macron



Muslims try to remove the barricades as they take part in a protest calling for the boycott of French products and denouncing French president Emmanuel Macron for his comments over Prophet Mohammed's caricatures, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain


SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Muslims protested in Bangladesh on Friday after killings by a Tunisian migrant in a French church prompted a vow by President Emmanuel Macron to hold his ground against attacks on his country's values and freedom of belief.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189888-killings-in-france-trigger-bangladesh-protests-against-macron/


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New Zealand approves euthanasia, set to reject recreational marijuana

By Colin Packham



FILE PHOTO: Voters wait outside a polling station at the St Heliers Tennis Club during the general election in Auckland, New Zealand, September 23, 2017. REUTERS/Nigel Marple


(Reuters) - New Zealand has provisionally voted to legalise euthanasia but is on course to reject law changes that would allow recreational marijuana use, the country's Electoral Commission said on Friday.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189889-new-zealand-approves-euthanasia-set-to-reject-recreational-marijuana/


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Suvarnbhumi Airport Upgraded during Covid-19




BANGKOK, Oct 29 (TNA) – Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob inspected the progress in the construction of the new terminal extension at Suvarnabhumi Airport, which is now 90 per cent completed and will be ready for operation in 2022.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189890-suvarnbhumi-airport-upgraded-during-covid-19/


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Thai economy seen shrinking by single digit in third quarter - cenbank

By Kitiphong Thaichareon



FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a mask as a protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) waits to cross the street during a rainy night at Ratchadamnoen Avenue in Bangkok, Thailand, August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo


BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's economic performance in the third quarter improved from the preceding three months, with GDP shrinking by a single digit as economic activity resumed after easing coronavirus restrictions, the central bank said on Friday.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189891-thai-economy-seen-shrinking-by-single-digit-in-third-quarter-cenbank/


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Another Phuket Vice Governor transferred

By The Phuket News



Phuket Vice Governor Supoj Rotreuang Na Nongkhai has been transferred out of Phuket. Photo: The Phuket News / file


PHUKET:-- Phuket Vice Governor Supoj Rotreuang Na Nongkhai has been transferred out of Phuket among the regular annual transfers announced each year for Oct 1.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189894-another-phuket-vice-governor-transferred/


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National COVID lockdown in England not inevitable, UK minister says



Commuters travel through Vauxhall underground station, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London Britain, October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls


LONDON (Reuters) - A national lockdown in England is not inevitable to contain an increase in COVID-19 cases, British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Friday, adding that a localised approach could work if everyone stuck to the rules for their area.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189895-national-covid-lockdown-in-england-not-inevitable-uk-minister-says/


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Gen Prawit urges Digital Ministry to tackle fake news




BANGKOK (NNT) - Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan has delivered the government’s policy for the Ministry of a Digital Economy and Society, to tackle fake news and illegal websites, while promoting online media literacy among members of the public.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189899-gen-prawit-urges-digital-ministry-to-tackle-fake-news/


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PCD uses satellite imagery to predict air pollution




BANGKOK (NNT) - Despite overcast skies over Bangkok in recent days, the Pollution Control Department reports that the air quality in the capital is still good, with high airborne particle concentrations in heavy traffic areas. The department revealed that it is implementing measures to curb the increasing trend of airborne dust, with satellite imagery used to forecast pollution build-up.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189900-pcd-uses-satellite-imagery-to-predict-air-pollution/


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MOPH promotes food safety as new health normal




BANGKOK (NNT) - Dining out has become a habit for more and more people, which could pose an overall higher risk of exposure to germs and chemicals. From this scenario, the Ministry of Public Health is now alerting customers to street food and flea market hygiene and safety, as part of the new normal policy, and for greater confidence among consumers.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189901-moph-promotes-food-safety-as-new-health-normal/

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How a demon-slaying film is drawing Japan back to the cinemas

By Yvette Tan



The film revolves around a boy who becomes a demon slayer / SCREENSHOT / ANIPLEX YOUTUBE


The pandemic has meant that empty cinema halls are now a common sight across the world. That is, except in Japan, where one film is single-handedly bringing audiences back to theatres.


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189902-how-a-demon-slaying-film-is-drawing-japan-back-to-the-cinemas/


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