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Patong drug raid leads to four arrests

By The Phuket News



The first raid in Patong led to the arrest of four suspects, with police now investigating a hotel in Phuket Town and searching for a suspect who fled a raid in Rassada. Photo: Patong Police


PHUKET:-- Police have announced the arrests of four suspects in drug raids that together netted 168.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine (ya ice) and 1,041 pills of methamphetamine (ya bah).


Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201735-patong-drug-raid-leads-to-four-arrests/

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Phayao hotel only a quarantine facility for returnees, insist officials

By The Nation




Officials have explained that the Phayao Northern Lake Hotel is only being used as a local quarantine facility and is under tight control after parents of a kindergarten nearby panicked over safety.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201776-phayao-hotel-only-a-quarantine-facility-for-returnees-insist-officials/


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Green light for north, west, east expansion of Suvarnabhumi airport

By The Nation



Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob


The Airports of Thailand (AOT) got the go-ahead on Friday for the northern, western and eastern expansion of Suvarnabhumi airport at a cost of Bt60 billion, said Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201781-green-light-for-north-west-east-expansion-of-suvarnabhumi-airport/


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Ratchanok stunned but local duos book semi-finals at Thailand Open

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam



Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai


Doubles players were left flying the flag for Thailand after a trio of home stars including two-time champion Ratchanok Intanon were eliminated from the $1-million Yonex Thailand Open on Friday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201782-ratchanok-stunned-but-local-duos-book-semi-finals-at-thailand-open/


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Dutch government quits over 'colossal stain' of tax subsidy scandal

By Stephanie van den Berg



Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte leaves the Royal Palace, in The Hague, Netherlands January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw


THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Prime Minister Mark Rutte's government resigned on Friday, accepting responsibility for wrongful accusations of fraud by the tax authorities that drove thousands of families to financial ruin, often on the basis of ethnicity.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201785-dutch-government-quits-over-colossal-stain-of-tax-subsidy-scandal/


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Argentine major winner Cabrera arrested in Rio




FILE PHOTO: Angel Cabrera of Argentina hits off the second tee during first round play of the 2019 Master golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S., April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera, a two-time major winner, was arrested in Brazil on Thursday in connection with assault charges leveled against him in his homeland, police and diplomats said.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201788-argentine-major-winner-cabrera-arrested-in-rio/


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Youths believed to have died of benzodiazepine overdose in ketamine powdered milk




Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin

Excessive levels of a substance in the benzodiazepine family, formerly marketed as “Valium” but now called Diazepam, has been detected in the bodies of some of the young Thais who died after possibly using the drug cocktail “ketamine powdered milk”, or ketamine cocktail.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201790-youths-believed-to-have-died-of-benzodiazepine-overdose-in-ketamine-powdered-milk/


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Global COVID-19 death toll tops 2 million

By Shaina Ahluwalia and Kavya B



FILE PHOTO: Health workers carry the body of a man who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for his cremation at a crematorium in New Delhi, India, June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo


(Reuters) - The worldwide coronavirus death toll surpassed 2 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, as nations around the world are trying to procure multiple vaccines and detect new COVID-19 variants.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201791-global-covid-19-death-toll-tops-2-million/


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India kicks off 'world's largest' vaccination campaign




FILE PHOTO: A medic fills a syringe with COVAXIN, an Indian government-backed experimental COVID-19 vaccine, before administering it to a health worker during its trials, at the Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society in Ahmedabad, India, November 26, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File Photo


NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the "world's largest" vaccination campaign on Saturday as the populous nation tries to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control starting with two locally-manufactured shots.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201792-india-kicks-off-worlds-largest-vaccination-campaign/


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Nigerian boy hopes for future in soccer after setting freestyle world record

By Seun Sanni



Twelve-year-old Guinness World Record holder Chinonso Eche poses with ball on his head after jogging in a field in Warri, Nigeria January 9, 2021. REUTERS/Seun Sanni


WARRI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A 12-year-old boy from Nigeria who set a world record for the most consecutive soccer ball touches in one minute while balancing a second ball on his head is planning to take his skills global when he grows up.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1201793-nigerian-boy-hopes-for-future-in-soccer-after-setting-freestyle-world-record/


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