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Thai Airways Confident in Its Rehabilitation Plan

 

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BANGKOK, March 3 (TNA) – The management of Thai Airways International (THAI) is confident that its creditors will endorse its rehabilitation plan on May 12 and it will resume international flights especially to Europe. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208164-thai-airways-confident-in-its-rehabilitation-plan/

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Pathum Thani COVID-19 cluster spread to 13 provinces, infects 676 people

 

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The Pathum Thani COVID-19 cluster has, so far, infected 676 people across 13 provinces, as Thailand records 35 new cases today (Wednesday), according to Centre for Covid-19 Situation (CCSA) spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208177-pathum-thani-covid-19-cluster-spread-to-13-provinces-infects-676-people/

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Thai Finance Minister says expected 2.8% growth not satisfactory

By Kitiphong Thaichareon and Orathai Sriring

 

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FILE PHOTO: Thai finance minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith speaks during an interview with Reuters in Bangkok, Thailand January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's economy may grow 2.8% this year but is still not satisfactory, but fiscal measures will continue to support economic recovery as tourism remains weak, the country's finance minister said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208205-thai-finance-minister-says-expected-28-growth-not-satisfactory/

 

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Health minister warns of third COVID-19 wave as fewer Thai people wear face masks in public

 

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(File) Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul

 

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has expressed serious concern over results of a recent survey indicating that people wearing face masks in public has fallen from 90% to 80% percent in just a month.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208211-health-minister-anutin-warns-of-third-covid-19-wave-as-fewer-thai-people-wear-face-masks-in-public/

 

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Hundreds of sea urchins wash ashore Patong Beach

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Hundreds of sea urchins lined Patong Beach yesterday (Mar 2). photo: Patong Lifeguards

 

PHUKET: Marine life experts are trying to figure out what caused many hundreds of red sea urchins to wash ashore Patong Beach yesterday (Mar 2).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208212-hundreds-of-sea-urchins-wash-ashore-patong-beach/

 

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Thailand successfully hosts first Golf Quarantine

Thai tourism-related officials inspect golf course in Nakhon Nayok where first group of international golfers stay

 

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Bangkok, 03 March, 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that Thailand successfully hosted its first group of international golfers at Artitaya Golf and Resort in Nakhon Nayok.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208213-thailand-successfully-hosts-first-golf-quarantine/

 

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Swedish police investigating possible 'terror motives' in knife attack

By Johan Ahlander and Helena Soderpalm

 

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Police forensics team members work at a knife attack site where several people were injured before the suspect was shot by police and taken into custody in Vetlanda, Sweden March 3, 2021. TT News Agency/Mikael Fritzon via REUTERS

 

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish police said they were investigating possible terror motives for a knife attack on Wednesday in which at least eight people were injured, and that the assailant has been arrested after being shot and wounded.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208214-swedish-police-investigating-possible-terror-motives-in-knife-attack/

 

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Hatton ready to defend maiden PGA Tour title at Bay Hill

By Frank Pingue

 

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FILE PHOTO: Nov 6, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Tyrrell Hatton drives off the ninth tee during the second round of the Houston Open golf tournament at Memorial Park Golf Course. Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

 

(Reuters) - Tyrrell Hatton added a red cardigan to his closet with his win at last year's Arnold Palmer Invitational and returns to Bay Hill this week knowing he must work on his putting if he wants to add a Green Jacket to his wardrobe at next month's Masters.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208215-hatton-ready-to-defend-maiden-pga-tour-title-at-bay-hill/

 

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ICC prosecutor to probe war crimes in Palestinian Territories, angering Israel

By Stephanie van den Berg and Anthony Deutsch

 

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FILE PHOTO: Female Palestinian medic Razan Al-Najar reacts to tear gas as she works at the scene of clashes at Israel-Gaza border, in the southern Gaza Strip April 1, 2018. Picture taken April1, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/File Photo

 

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court prosecutor said on Wednesday her office will formally investigate war crimes in the Palestinian Territories, a move welcomed by the Palestinian Authority and denounced by Israel.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208216-icc prosecutor-to-probe-war-crimes-in-palestinian-territories-angering-israel/

 

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Britain's Sainsbury's to cut 500 more jobs, shrink office space

 

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FILE PHOTO: Women shop at a Sainsbury's supermarket, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - British supermarket group Sainsbury's plans to cut an additional 500 jobs and reduce its office space as it simplifies administrative functions for the post-pandemic era, it said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208217-britains-sainsburys-to-cut-500-more-jobs-shrink-office-space/

 

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Turkey has stopped insulting us but action still needed, France says

 

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FILE PHOTO: France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures next to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a photo opportunity at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Pool/File Photo

 

PARIS (Reuters) - Turkey has stopped insulting France and the European Union, providing some reassurance, but ties will remain fragile until it takes concrete action, France's foreign minister said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208219-turkey-has-stopped-insulting-us-but-action-still-needed-france-says/

 

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Senate Democrats trim parts of Biden's COVID-19 aid bill, Republicans threaten delay

By Susan Cornwell and Andy Sullivan

 

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FILE PHOTO: A man makes his way past the U.S. Capitol on the day the House of Representatives is expected to vote on legislation to provide $1.9 trillion in new coronavirus relief in Washington, U.S., February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill would phase out $1,400 payments to high-income Americans in a compromise with moderate Democratic senators reached on Wednesday as the Senate prepares to vote on the bill.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208220-senate-democrats-trim-parts-of-bidens-covid-19-aid-bill-republicans-threaten-delay/

 

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Scottish leader fights back in row with ex-mentor that threatens independence drive

By Elizabeth Piper and Estelle Shirbon

 

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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon holds documents as she gives evidence to a Scottish Parliament committee examining the handling of harassment allegations against former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain March 3, 2021. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool via REUTERS

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon on Wednesday defended her handling of sexual harassment complaints against her predecessor Alex Salmond in high-stakes testimony on an issue that threatens to scupper her dream of leading Scotland to independence.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208222-scottish-leader-fights-back-in-row-with-ex-mentor-that-threatens-independence-drive/

 

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Google won't use other web tracking tools after phasing out cookies

By Sheila Dang

 

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FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past the Google offices near the city centre in Dublin July 8, 2013.

 

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google will not build or use alternate tools to track web browsing traffic once it begins phasing out existing technology from its Chrome browser next year, it said in a blog post on Wednesday, in a move that will reshape how online advertising works.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208232-google-wont-use-other-web-tracking-tools-after-phasing-out-cookies/

 

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Pattaya: German pensioner charged with negligent riding and going through red light - Russian woman in hospital
 
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The Pattaya News reported that two foreigners were involved in a collision at the intersection of Pattaya Klang Road and Sai 3.
 
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Thailand should press ahead spending 70 billion baht to upgrade provincial airports, says former minister
 
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Former deputy transport minister Thaworn Senneam said he was proud of his work under transport minister Saksayam Chidchob especially when it came to working with the Department of Airports to develop provincial airports. 
 
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Chiang Mai: Haze grips city as Doi Suthep disappears from view - #4 worst in world
 
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Sanook reported yesterday that the haze and PM 2.5 particulate matter from fires and crop burning in Chiang Mai was back at crisis levels.
 
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Woman arrested as Hua Hin launches crackdown on beggars

 

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Ban Muang reported that local official Jirawat Phramanee led groups of local government departments to the Chatchai market in Hua Hin after reports that a woman beggar was annoying traders, customers and tourists.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208240-woman-arrested-as-hua-hin-launches-crackdown-on-beggars/

 

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Mutilated corpse: It was not a foreigner, the wife and her male relative killed "abusive husband"

 

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Image: Sanook

 

Thai media on television, in print and online reported extensively on the case of a man that had been murdered, mutilated and spread in three places in Ayutthaya province.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208246-mutilated-corpse-it-was-not-a-foreigner-the-wife-and-her-male-relative-killed-abusive-husband/

 

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Trucker crushed to death at Sri Racha port as cable snaps on crane lifting container
 
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A 32 year old truck driver had no chance after a cable snapped as a 32 ton load of eucalyptus wood in a 40 foot container was being lifted onto his vehicle from a ship at a port in Sri Racha.
 
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Tell that to the judge! Thai man caught with 11 million Ya Ba pills gives his excuses

 

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Region 5 police chief Lt-Gen Prachuap Wongsuk sent in his men and police from the Chiang Kham force after information was received of transportation of drugs between Phayao and Chiang Rai in the north of Thailand. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208251-tell-that-to-the-judge-thai-man-caught-with-11-million-ya-ba-pills-gives-his-excuses/

 

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Five-car pile-up in Darasamut Underpass

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Photo: Jongpit Thonglangphra

 

PHUKET: All drivers and passengers in four cars and a pickup truck luckily escaped any serious injuries in a pile-up involving a 22-wheeled truck and trailer while exiting the Darasamut Underpass last yesterday afternoon (Mar 3).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208252-phuket-five-car-pile-up-in-darasamut-underpass/

 

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