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Police oppose bail for Bangla shooter

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Pornthep Channarong was taken back to Bangla Rd today (Feb 25) to re-enact for police his actions that led to the shooting of noodle vendor Aroon Thongplab early Tuesday morning. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET:-- The Patong Police Chief today confirmed that police have appealed to the court to deny bail to the Phuket police officer now facing an attempted murder charge for shooting a noodle vendor on Bangla Rd in Patong early Tuesday morning.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207518-police-oppose-bail-for-bangla-shooter/ 

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Makha Bucha Day expected to trigger 2.357 billion baht in spending

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce expects about 2.357 billion baht to be circulated on this year’s Makha Bucha Day, the first contraction in six years.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207501-makha-bucha-day-expected-to-trigger-2357-billion-baht-in-spending/

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A patchwork: Europe and COVID-19 vaccination passports

By Reuters Staff

 

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FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

 

European Union leaders moved closer on Thursday to an agreement on certificates showing that citizens have been vaccinated against COVID-19, a move that could revive international travel and save this summer's holiday season.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207550-a-patchwork-europe-and-covid-19-vaccination-passports/

 

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Jailed Putin critic Navalny moved, probably to prison camp: lawyer, activist

 

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FILE PHOTO: A still image taken from video footage shows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is accused of flouting the terms of a suspended sentence for embezzlement, inside a defendant dock during the announcement of a court verdict in Moscow, Russia February 2, 2021. Press service of Simonovsky District Court/Handout via REUTERS

 

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been moved to an undisclosed detention centre outside Moscow that may be a prison camp, his lawyer and a member of a rights organisation said on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207551-jailed-putin-critic-navalny-moved-probably-to-prison-camp-lawyer-activist/

 

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Oxford University says research not affected after media reports of COVID lab hack

 

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FILE PHOTO: A sightseeing bus passes Oxford University building, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Oxford, Britain, October 6, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - Oxford University said on Thursday it was investigating a cyber attack but that research was unaffected, following media reports that one of its biology laboratories researching COVID-19 had been hacked.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207552-oxford-university-says-research-not-affected-after-media-reports-of-covid-lab-hack/

 

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Facing long fight with COVID variants, EU pushes to step up vaccinations

By Sabine Siebold and Gabriela Baczynska

 

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European Council President Charles Michel and other EU leaders appear on screen during a video conference of European Council members on COVID-19 pandemic, in Brussels, Belgium February 25, 2021. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS

 

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - COVID-19 is here to stay, France and Germany said on Thursday, after European Union leaders discussed ways to fight new variants of the virus, step up inoculations and save Europe's tourism industry from another ruinous summer.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207555-facing-long-fight-with-covid-variants-eu-pushes-to-step-up-vaccinations/

 

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Pattaya: Motorcycle taxi man gives his excuses after Walking Street attack - he's detained, Chilean gets apology basket

 

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The man responsible for a brutal attack on a young Chilean man in Walking Street yesterday has given a bunch of excuses.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207559-pattaya-motorcycle-taxi-man-gives-his-excuses-after-walking-street-attack-hes-detained-chilean-gets-apology-basket/

 

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Bangkokians still suffering! Motorcyclist drives into damaged drain in the middle of the road

 

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Daily News reported that Bangkok netizens were debating the quality of life in the Thai capital after an incident on Sri Nakharin outbound yesterday when a motorcyclist went into a drain. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207564-bangkokians-still-suffering-motorcyclist-drives-into-damaged-drain-in-the-middle-of-the-road/

 

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All in a day's work for "solo" man keeping the elephants and tourists safe in Khao Yai

 

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Thai media Daily News caught up with a member of staff at Thailand's oldest national park, Khao Yai in the central region of the country.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207568-all-in-a-days-work-for-solo-man-keeping-the-elephants-and-tourists-safe-in-khao-yai/

 

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Covid timeline: Bangkok cabby's passengers being sought after he tests positive - 68 trips over two weeks

 

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Sanook reported on the latest cases of Covid-19 in the Thai capital Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207575-covid-timeline-bangkok-cabbys-passengers-being-sought-after-he-tests-positive-68-trips-over-two-weeks/

 

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Barefoot robbers steal 2.1 million baht from SCB ATM in Chiang Mai

 

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Chiang Mai provincial police chief Pol Maj-Gen Phichet Jeeranantasin was informed by his colleagues at the Jom Thong station of a robbery from an ATM machine in their jurisdiction.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207577-barefoot-robbers-steal-21-million-baht-from-scb-atm-in-chiang-mai/

 

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Immigration latest: Visa agent busted in Nakhon Pathom - migrant smuggling gang nabbed

 

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Thailand's chief of immigration Lt-Gen Sompong Chingduang replaced the usually salubrious surroundings of his Suan Phlu headquarters in  Bangkok for a room at Chonburi immigration for the weekly press briefing. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207580-immigration-latest-visa-agent-busted-in-nakhon-pathom-migrant-smuggling-gang-nabbed/

 

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Bangkok governor on VAX inspection visit - seven chronic conditions revealed

 

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Picture: Daily News

 

Bangkok governor General Aswin Kwanmuang went on a visit of inspection to an old people's hospital in the west of the capital to see how preparations were going for the vaccine rollout.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207587-bangkok-governor-on-vax-inspection-visit-seven-chronic-conditions-revealed/

 

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Phuket prepares for COVID-19 vaccine rollout

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Phuket Vice Governor Pichet Panapong goes through the process of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at a practice session yesterday (Feb 25). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: Medical personnel from the Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) and Vachira Phuket Hospital yesterday (Feb 25) held a practice session for vaccinating the public for COVID-19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207591-phuket-prepares-for-covid-19-vaccine-rollout/

 

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Leading doctor urges caution in opening Thailand’s borders - even to vaccinated tourists

 

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A leading Thai doctor has warned of the potential risks in opening the country’s borders, even to people who are vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207598-leading-doctor-urges-caution-in-opening-thailand’s-borders-even-to-vaccinated-tourists/

 

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Misquoted information regarding the origins of the virus

Tarin Angskul

 

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BANGKOK (WHO) - WHO convened an international group of experts to undertake a series of studies on the origins of the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic. The experts constituting the team are independent scientists. One expert member of this group was recently misquoted as suggesting that the origin of the virus was Thailand. There is no current evidence to suggest this. The article with the misquote has since been corrected.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207601-misquote-in-article-source-of-claims-covid-19-originated-in-thailand/

 

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Appeals Court sets bail for eight PDRC core leaders at 800,000 baht each

 

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Former Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban and eight core members of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) have been granted bail, set at 800,000 baht each, by the Appeals Court after they had been detained following their convictions and sentencing in the Criminal Court this week.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1207607-appeals-court-sets-bail-for-eight-pdrc-core-leaders-at-800000-baht-each/

 

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