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Thai researchers unearth rare whale skeleton

By Juarawee Kittisilpa

 

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A Thai archaeologist stands next to a whale skeleton, thought to be between 3,000 and 5,000 years old and belonging to a Bryde's whale in laboratory, in Pathum Thani, Thailand December 4, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (Reuters) - Thai researchers have unearthed a rare partially fossilised skeleton belonging to a Bryde's whale believed to be around 5,000 years old at an inland site west of Bangkok.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1195343-thai-researchers-unearth-rare-whale-skeleton/

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Ethiopia sees war ending, EU complains of partisan aid access

 

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia said it had captured or killed most commanders of a rebellious northern force, while Tigray's fugitive local leader countered on Friday that civilians were protesting against looting by occupying soldiers.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1195369-ethiopia-sees-war-ending-eu-complains-of-partisan-aid-access/

 

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Donaldson storms into share of lead with Bezuidenhout

 

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SUN CITY, South Africa (Reuters) - Veteran Welshman Jamie Donaldson stormed through the course at Sun City on Friday, sinking 10 birdies in a round of 63 to share the lead with Christiaan Bezuidenhout at the halfway mark of the South African Open.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1195371-donaldson-storms-into-share-of-lead-with-bezuidenhout/

 

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SET up 0.80% as vaccines, oil price lift investors' mood

By The Nation

 

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The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index closed at 1,449.83 on Friday, up 11.51 points or 0.80 per cent. Total transactions amounted to Bt82.7 billion with an index high of 1,454.94 and a low of 1,439.14.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1195372-set-up-080-as-vaccines-oil-price-lift-investors-mood/

 

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Royal pardon cuts jail time for red shirts, ex-commerce minister

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The Royal Gazette has announced that 30,000 prison inmates will be freed after being granted a Royal pardon to mark King Bhumibol’s birthday anniversary on December 5.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1195375-royal-pardon-cuts-jail-time-for-red-shirts-ex-commerce-minister/

 

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Inequality in education is a more serious problem for Thai students

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On Tuesday, several students assembled before the Education Ministry in Bangkok, demanding that the strict school-uniform code be lifted as well as other reforms be introduced in the country’s education sector.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1195376-inequality-in-education-is-a-more-serious-problem-for-thai-students/

 

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Thailand’s jasmine 105 wins world’s best rice contest

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Thailand’s jasmine 105 has been named the world’s best-tasting rice this year at the 12th World Rice Conference, which was held online from Tuesday to Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1195377-thailand’s-jasmine-105-wins-world’s-best-rice-contest/

 

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Thai-Danish dairy products to be sold on AirAsia flights

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To build competitiveness and expand product distribution channels for Thai-Danish milk, the Dairy Farming Promotion Organisation of Thailand (DOP) plans to sell two types of dairy products onboard every AirAsia flight.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1195378-thai-danish-dairy-products-to-be-sold-on-airasia-flights/

 

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Thailand’s inflation to hit 1.2%, if economy expands as expected

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Thailand’s inflation rate is expected to hit 1.2 per cent next year, said Pimchanok Vonkorpon, director-general of the Trade Policy and Strategy Office.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1195380-thailand’s-inflation-to-hit-12-if-economy-expands-as-expected/

 

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K-pop fans hit back at Skytrain, MRT over protest shutdown

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Thailand’s K-pop fan clubs have found a new vehicle to show their love for Korean superstars, in a protest against the BTS Skytrain and MRT train systems.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1195381-k-pop-fans-hit-back-at-skytrain-mrt-over-protest-shutdown/

 

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Skål Bangkok’s Wood Warns Of A Deepening Thailand Tourism Crisis

By Andrew J Wood

 

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BANGKOK: It is becoming increasingly evident that the damage being inflicted to Thailand’s massive travel and tourism industry is proving to be critical with deep long lasting structural economic damage that is set to worsen rather than improve.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1195383-skål-bangkok’s-wood-warns-of-a-deepening-thailand-tourism-crisis/

 

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CCTV to catch motorcyclists without helmets to be launched in Chiang Mai on Dec 15th

 

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Chiang Mai will launch a smart CCTV system on December 15th, designed to catch motorcyclists and pillion riders who do not wear crash helmets, to reduce road casualties involving motorcycles.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1195384-cctv-to-catch-motorcyclists-without-helmets-to-be-launched-in-chiang-mai-on-dec-15th/

 

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COVID-infected illegal Thai returnees from Thachilek to face charges

 

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Police are to file charges of illegal entry and violations of the Public Health Act against a group of Thai women who snuck into Thailand via natural border crossings, from Myanmar’s Thachilek township, and who were later found to be infected with COVID-19, after they had travelled to several places possibly, though unwittingly, spreading the disease.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1195386-covid-infected-illegal-thai-returnees-from-thachilek-to-face-charges/

 

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Juventus tried to 'speed up' Suarez naturalisation, say prosecutors

 

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FILE PHOTO: Uruguayan soccer player Luis Suarez arrives leaves the University for Foreigners after taking an Italian citizenship test, in this still image taken from video, in Perugia, Italy, September 17, 2020. Picture taken September 17, 2020. Este News/Handout via REUTERS

 

(Reuters) - Serie A champions Juventus on Friday said their sporting director Fabio Paratici had been placed under criminal investigation over the alleged attempt to speed up procedures to gain Italian citizenship for Uruguay striker Luis Suarez.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1195389-juventus-tried-to-speed-up-suarez-naturalisation-say-prosecutors/

 

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