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  1. Thailand Live Sunday 15 Apr 2018

    HIV positive Australian begged Thai woman for sex with her two year old granddaughter A HIV positive Australian man repeatedly called a woman in Thailand begging to have sex with her two year old granddaughter, a court has heard. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1033811-hiv-positive-australian-begged-thai-woman-for-sex-with-her-two-year-old-granddaughter/
  2. HIV positive Australian begged Thai woman for sex with her two year old granddaughter A HIV positive Australian man repeatedly called a woman in Thailand begging to have sex with her two year old granddaughter, a court has heard. Pig farmer, Howard John Hawke, 69, from Kangaroo Flat, was arrested in 2017 after police intercepted phone calls of him talking about “extremely depraved sexual activity” with the child after he had spent time in Thailand. During the phone calls, Hawke told the “impoverished” woman in Thailand to whip the toddler because he “likes to see young ones hurt”. Hawke had also made a violent sexually explicit video of the Thai woman’s 16 year old daughter, who is also the mother of the two year old. In the video, the County Court of Victoria heard how the 16 year could be seen screaming after being whipped, while here wrists were bound and she was wearing a dog collar, News.com.au reported. The court also heard how Hawke had sold his pig farm for a million dollars in 2006 in order to fund his retirement. However, he blew the money on extensive trips to Southeast Asia where he became involved “in the extremely sexualised environment” of Thailand. By the time he was arrested in 2017, Hawke was living a “boarding house” in Victoria, with only $6,500 in cash and with credit card debts of $13,000. In his defence, Hawke said he did not plan to have sex with the toddler and that the phone calls were him acting out a “fantasy” and that he was “just a bit of pervert”. Crown prosecutor Krista Breckweg argued his behaviour was more than just fantasy. “He talks about extremely depraved sexual activity,” she said. “He talks about the baby being held down by her own mother and grandmother. “This behaviour was premeditated. He wanted to go overseas with the intention of procuring babies.” During his arrest, Hawke was also found with 32 pornographic images and 7 videos of children. Hawke is due to be sentenced on Thursday. -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2018-04-15
  3. Thailand Live Sunday 15 Apr 2018

    Tens of thousands of Hungarians protest against Orban landslide By Gergely Szakacs A woman holds a placard as she attends a protest against the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest, Hungary, April 14, 2018. The placard reads, "Not my Prime Minister". REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest on Saturday against what organisers said was an unfair election system that gave Prime Minister Viktor Orban a landslide victory at the polls after a "hate campaign" against immigrants. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1033810-tens-of-thousands-of-hungarians-protest-against-orban-landslide/
  4. Tens of thousands of Hungarians protest against Orban landslide By Gergely Szakacs A woman holds a placard as she attends a protest against the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest, Hungary, April 14, 2018. The placard reads, "Not my Prime Minister". REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest on Saturday against what organisers said was an unfair election system that gave Prime Minister Viktor Orban a landslide victory at the polls after a "hate campaign" against immigrants. Orban won a third straight term in power in Sunday elections after his anti-immigration campaign message secured a strong majority for his ruling Fidesz party in parliament, giving him two-thirds of seats based on preliminary results. In a Facebook post before the rally, organisers called for a recount of ballots, free media, a new election law, as well as more efficient cooperation among opposition parties instead of the bickering seen in the run-up to the vote. The protest was among the biggest in Hungary in recent years, similar in size to a mass rally prompted by Orban's plan to tax internet use four years ago and a pro-government demonstration called by Orban supporters shortly before the election. Fidesz received 49 percent of national party list votes and its candidates won 91 of 106 single-member constituencies, most of them in rural areas. Leftist opposition candidates carried two-thirds of the voting districts in Budapest. There was a similar split between ages, with support for Orban's Fidesz at 37 percent among voters below 30, rising gradually to 46 percent among those older than 50, according to a survey by think tank Median published earlier this week. The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe has said the election did not offer opposition parties a level playing field amid a host of problems marring a vote that nonetheless generally respected fundamental rights. In their Facebook post, the rally's organisers said: "Fidesz's election system and the government's hate campaign have pushed the majority into a one-third (parliamentary) minority." Protesters marched from the Opera House, a 19th century Neo-Renaissance palace on a majestic downtown avenue, to Parliament by the Danube River, waving Hungary's tricolour flag and the European Union flag, accompanied by whistles and horns blaring. As demonstrators filled a large square outside Parliament, many were still walking on main roads leading there, chanting: "We are the majority." Organisers of the event estimated the size of the crowd at over 100,000 people, which briefly took on a festival-like atmosphere as a pop singer took the stage to perform an opening song blasting Orban's "pseudocracy." "Viktor Orban has forgotten where he came from," Ors Lanyi, one of the organisers told the crowd, which responded with loud boos upon hearing the prime minister's name. OPPOSITION 'PATHETIC' In contrast to Orban's closing rally last week in his native Szekesfehervar, where the overwhelming majority of supporters were middle-aged and elderly people, the Budapest protest attracted many people from younger generations. "We are disappointed and I think lots of us are disappointed with the election results, which, I think, were not clean," said 26-year-old Palma, who declined to give her surname. Palma, who came to the protest with a friend, said she believed the Hungarian election system gave an unfair advantage to Orban's ruling Fidesz party. However, she was also displeased with opposition parties. "They are pathetic," she said. "It is terrible that they are so weak, unable to reach a compromise and they kill each other instead of joining forces for us." Nationalist Jobbik and the Socialists are the biggest opposition groups in parliament. In the election campaing Orban projected himself as the defender of Hungary's Christian culture against Muslim migration into Europe, an image which resonated with millions of voters, especially in rural areas. But the opposition's poor showing was at least partly of its own making as rival candidates split the anti-government vote in five districts in Budapest, where preliminary results showed a slim Fidesz victory. "Zero, zero, zero," 29-year-old Dia Szenasi said about the opposition, adding that all leftist parties should have joined forces to have a better chance of ousting Orban. -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-04-15
  5. Thailand Live Sunday 15 Apr 2018

    UK could launch retaliatory cyber attack on Russia if infrastructure targeted - Sunday Times Cables and computers are seen inside a data centre at an office in the heart of the financial district in London, Britain May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez LONDON (Reuters) - Britain would consider launching a cyber attack against Russia in retaliation if Russia targeted British national infrastructure, the Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed security sources. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1033809-uk-could-launch-retaliatory-cyber-attack-on-russia-if-infrastructure-targeted-sunday-times/
  6. UK could launch retaliatory cyber attack on Russia if infrastructure targeted - Sunday Times Cables and computers are seen inside a data centre at an office in the heart of the financial district in London, Britain May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez LONDON (Reuters) - Britain would consider launching a cyber attack against Russia in retaliation if Russia targeted British national infrastructure, the Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed security sources. Britain's relations with Russia are at a historic low, after it blamed Russia for a nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England, prompting mass expulsions of diplomats. Russia has denied involvement, and on Saturday also condemned strikes against Syria by Western powers, which Britain took part in. Cyber security has become a focal point of the strained relations. On Thursday, a British spy chief said that his GCHQ agency would "continue to expose Russia's unacceptable cyber behaviour", adding there would be increasing demand for its cyber expertise. The Sunday Times also said that British spy officials had been preparing for Russia-backed hackers to release embarrassing information on politicians and other high-profile people since the attack on the Skripals. -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-04-15
  7. Thailand Live Sunday 15 Apr 2018

    Personal info at risk as TrueMove H customer data found in online folder BY THE NATION THE National Broadcasting and Telecom Commission (NBTC) has sought an urgent meeting with executives of TrueMove H, one of the country’s three major mobile phone operators, to question a probable massive leak of customers’ personal data. Full story: https://tech.thaivisa.com/personal-info-risk-truemove-h-customer-data-found-online-folder/28288/
  8. Personal info at risk as TrueMove H customer data found in online folder By The Sunday Nation THE National Broadcasting and Telecom Commission (NBTC) has sought an urgent meeting with executives of TrueMove H, one of the country’s three major mobile phone operators, to question a probable massive leak of customers’ personal data. The likely leak, including individuals’ ID cards and passport numbers, was first reported by Blognone, an online technology news service, when Niall Merrigan, a cyber-security researcher, said he had found the data under the folder name of Truemoveh/idcard with unrestricted access on the cloud storage facility of Amazon Web Service. The 32-gigabyte folder contained multiple years of personal data of TrueMove H’s customers in Thailand, including those from 2016 (14.5 gigabytes), 2017 (8.3 gigabytes) and 2018 (2.2 gigabytes). The folder shows a large quantity of personal ID card data, including photos and 13-digit numbers that were apparently used when customers first signed up with TrueMove H. The passport details of foreign customers in Thailand was in the folder, too. Due to its unrestricted access on the cloud-based data storage facility, such a massive data could be abused by unscrupulous people, affecting a large number of people in Thailand. TrueMove responded to Merrigan’s alert on the possible data leak on Tuesday and managed to restrict access to the folder which stored its customers’ private data. Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of NBTC, said TrueMove H must explain during the April 17 meeting with the regulatory agency what happened to its customers’ personal data. There was a risk that a large number of individuals’ private ID card data could have been compromised due to it being stored in an unsecured way, he said. According to Takorn, violators of the data privacy and related laws are subject to punishment and the regulatory agency is empowered to revoke the licenses of mobile phone operators if they are found to be guilty of intentionally leaking personal data. However, NBTC will hear from TrueMove H before making its decision on this issue. Takorn said the security of personal data was very important to NBTC, which had a duty to protect the public interest in relation to mobile phone services. This latest incident was reported to have occurred some time ago and it took the Thai firm more than a month to respond to Merrigan’s alert, which was posted on social media in early March, according to Blognone. TrueMove H said it was investigating the issue and its causes but the access to the folder containing customers’ personal data was no longer accessible to unauthorised people. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30343191 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-04-15
  9. Thailand Live Sunday 15 Apr 2018

    Russia fails in U.N. bid to condemn U.S.-led strikes on Syria By Michelle Nichols Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya speaks after Members of the United Nations Security Council voted against a Russian resolution condemning 'aggression' against Syria by the U.S. and its allies during an emergency meeting on Syria at the U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A Russian bid for the United Nations Security Council to condemn U.S., British and French air strikes on Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack failed on Saturday after only China and Bolivia joined Russia to vote in favor of a draft resolution. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1033804-russia-fails-in-un-bid-to-condemn-us-led-strikes-on-syria/
  10. Russia fails in U.N. bid to condemn U.S.-led strikes on Syria By Michelle Nichols Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya speaks after Members of the United Nations Security Council voted against a Russian resolution condemning 'aggression' against Syria by the U.S. and its allies during an emergency meeting on Syria at the U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., April 14, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A Russian bid for the United Nations Security Council to condemn U.S., British and French air strikes on Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack failed on Saturday after only China and Bolivia joined Russia to vote in favor of a draft resolution. The 15-member council met on Saturday, at Russia's request, the fifth time it has met on Syria since a suspected deadly toxic gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma a week ago. The United States, France and Britain fired 105 missiles overnight in retaliation, targeting Syria's chemical weapons program. "Why didn't you wait for the outcome of the investigation you called for?" Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said after the vote. He accused the United States, France and Britain of "demonstrating a blatant disregard for international law." "I hope hot heads will cool down and that will be it," he told reporters. International investigators from the global chemical weapons watchdog are in Syria and were due to start their inquiry on Saturday into the suspected toxic gas attack. Russia and Syria have said there was no evidence of a chemical weapons attack. The United States, France and Britain defended their military action as legal during the Security Council meeting. "We are confident that we have crippled Syria's chemical weapons program. We are prepared to sustain this pressure, if the Syrian regime is foolish enough to test our will," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said. "If the Syrian regime uses this poison gas again, the United States is locked and loaded," Haley said. During an address to the Security Council, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all states "to show restraint in these dangerous circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate matters and worsen the suffering of the Syrian people." Eight countries voted against the Russian-drafted text on Saturday, while Peru, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and Equatorial Guinea abstained. A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by Russia, China, France, Britain or the United States to pass. The council failed on Tuesday to approve three draft resolutions on chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Russia vetoed a U.S. text, while two Russian-drafted resolutions failed to get a minimum nine votes to pass. -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-04-15
  11. Thailand Live Sunday 15 Apr 2018

    U.S. says air strikes cripple Syria chemical weapons program By Phil Stewart and Tom Perry Syria air defences strike back after air strikes by U.S., British and French forces in Damascus, Syria in this still image obtained from video dated early April 14, 2018. SYRIA TV via Reuters TV WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Western powers said on Saturday their missile attacks struck at the heart of Syria's chemical weapons program, but the restrained assault appeared unlikely to halt Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's progress in the 7-year-old civil war. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1033802-us-says-air-strikes-cripple-syria-chemical-weapons-program/
  12. U.S. says air strikes cripple Syria chemical weapons program By Phil Stewart and Tom Perry Syria air defences strike back after air strikes by U.S., British and French forces in Damascus, Syria in this still image obtained from video dated early April 14, 2018. SYRIA TV via Reuters TV WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Western powers said on Saturday their missile attacks struck at the heart of Syria's chemical weapons program, but the restrained assault appeared unlikely to halt Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's progress in the 7-year-old civil war. The United States, France and Britain launched 105 missiles overnight in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack in Syria a week ago, targeting what the Pentagon said were three chemical weapons facilities, including a research and development centre in Damascus' Barzeh district and two installations near Homs. The bombing was the biggest intervention by Western countries against Assad and his superpower ally Russia, but the three countries said the strikes were limited to Syria's chemical weapons capabilities and not aimed at toppling Assad or intervening in the civil war. The air attack, denounced by Damascus and its allies as an illegal act of aggression, was unlikely to alter the course of a multisided war that has killed at least half a million people. U.S. President Donald Trump called the operation a success. He proclaimed on Twitter: "Mission accomplished," echoing former President George W. Bush, whose use of the same phrase in 2003 to describe the U.S. invasion of Iraq was widely ridiculed as violence there dragged on for years. "We believe that by hitting Barzeh in particular we've attacked the heart of the Syrian chemicals weapon program," U.S. Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie said at the Pentagon. However, McKenzie acknowledged elements of the program remain and he could not guarantee that Syria would be unable to conduct a chemical attack in the future. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council that Trump told her that if Syria uses poisonous gas again, "The United States is locked and loaded." The Western countries said the strikes were aimed at preventing more Syrian chemical weapons attacks after a suspected poison gas attack in Douma on April 7 killed up to 75 people. They blame Assad's government for the attack. In Washington, a senior administration official said on Saturday that "while the available information is much greater on the chlorine use, we do have significant information that also points to sarin use" in the attack. Speaking at a summit in Peru, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence seemed less sure of the use of sarin, saying that Washington may well determine that it was used along with chlorine. ASSAD 'RESILIENCE' Ten hours after the missiles hit, smoke was still rising from the remains of five destroyed buildings of the Syrian Scientific Research Center in Barzeh, where a Syrian employee said medical components were developed. There were no immediate reports of casualties. Syria released video of the wreckage of a bombed-out research lab, but also of Assad arriving at work as usual, with the caption "Morning of resilience". Late on Saturday Syria time, a large explosion was heard in a Syrian government-controlled area in a rural region south of Aleppo, according to the Britain-based war monitor The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Observatory said the cause of the explosion was unknown, as well as its target. Russian and Iranian military help over the past three years has allowed Assad to crush the rebel threat to topple him. The United States, Britain and France have all participated in the Syrian conflict for years, arming rebels, bombing Islamic State fighters and deploying troops on the ground to fight that group. But they have refrained from targeting Assad's government, apart from a volley of U.S. missiles last year. Although the Western countries have all said for seven years that Assad must leave power, they held back in the past from striking his government, lacking a wider strategy to defeat him. Syria and its allies also made clear that they considered the attack a one-off, unlikely to do meaningful harm to Assad. A senior official in a regional alliance that backs Damascus told Reuters the sites that were targeted had been evacuated days ago thanks to a warning from Russia. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the strikes were "unacceptable and lawless." Syrian state media called them a "flagrant violation of international law," while Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called it a crime and the Western leaders criminals. Russia had promised to respond to any attack on its ally, but the Pentagon said no Russian air defence systems were used. Syria fired 40 unguided surface-to-air missiles - but only after the Western strikes had ended, the Pentagon said. "We are confident that all of our missiles reached their targets," McKenzie said. British Prime Minister Theresa May described the strike as "limited and targeted," with no intention of toppling Assad or intervening more widely in the war. Washington described the strike targets as a centre near Damascus for the research, development, production and testing of chemical and biological weapons; a chemical weapons storage site near the city of Homs; and another site near Homs that stored chemical weapons equipment and housed a command post. The Pentagon said there had been chemical weapons agents at one of the targets, and that the strikes had significantly crippled Syria's ability to produce such weapons. Trump spoke to May and French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss results of the strikes, the leaders' offices said. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all Security Council members to exercise restraint and avoid escalation in Syria, but said allegations of chemical weapons use demand an investigation. WEAPONS INSPECTIONS Inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog OPCW were due to try to visit Douma on Saturday to inspect the site of the suspected gas attack. Moscow condemned the Western states for refusing to wait for their findings. Russia, whose relations with the West have deteriorated to levels of Cold War-era hostility, has denied any gas attack took place in Douma and even accused Britain of staging it to whip up anti-Russian hysteria. The Western countries took precautions to avoid unexpected conflict with Russia. French Defence Minister Florence Parly said Russians was warned beforehand to avert conflict. Dmitry Belik, a Russian member of parliament who was in Damascus and witnessed the strikes, told Reuters: "The attack was more of a psychological nature rather than practical. Luckily there are no substantial losses or damages." In Douma, site of the suspected gas attack, the last buses were due on Saturday to transport out rebels and their families who agreed to surrender the town, state TV reported. That effectively ends all resistance in the suburbs of Damascus known as eastern Ghouta, marking one of the biggest victories for Assad's government of the war. The Western assault involved more missiles than a U.S. attack last year but struck targets limited to Syria's chemical weapons facilities. The U.S. intervention last year had effectively no impact on the war. Syria agreed in 2013 to give up its chemical weapons after a nerve gas attack killed hundreds of people in Douma. Damascus is still permitted to have chlorine for civilian use, although its use as a weapon is banned. Allegations of Assad's chlorine use have been frequent during the war although, unlike nerve agents, chlorine did not produce mass casualties as seen last week. -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-04-15
  13. Thailand Live Sunday 15 Apr 2018

    English championship leaders Wolves secure promotion to Premier League Soccer Football - Championship - Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Derby County - Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, Britain - April 11, 2018 Wolves' Ruben Neves celebrates with Conor Coady and Benik Afobe after scoring their second goal Action Images/Andrew Boyers (Reuters) - English championship (second tier) leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers secured promotion to the Premier League on Saturday. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1033800-english-championship-leaders-wolves-secure-promotion-to-premier-league/
  14. English championship leaders Wolves secure promotion to Premier League Soccer Football - Championship - Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Derby County - Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, Britain - April 11, 2018 Wolves' Ruben Neves celebrates with Conor Coady and Benik Afobe after scoring their second goal Action Images/Andrew Boyers (Reuters) - English championship (second tier) leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers secured promotion to the Premier League on Saturday. The Midlands club ended their six-year exile from the top flight without playing when close rivals Fulham could only draw 1-1 with Brentford, who equalised in the 94th minute. Wolves, who have 92 points from 42 games, require a further four points from their final four games to win the title but have done enough mathematically to gain promotion. The leaders have taken the division by storm this season although their promotion is not without controversy following their tie-up with Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes. Mendes is the agent of head coach Nuno Espirito Santo and star players Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota and Ivan Cavaleiro. He also has a long association with Wolves owners Fosun International, who hold a stake in his company, and he advised them on the purchase of the club. Rival Championship clubs were unhappy about the relationship, with Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani saying Wolves' transfer policy was "not legal and fair". -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-04-15
  15. Thailand Live Sunday 15 Apr 2018

    Giroud double inspires incredible Chelsea comeback at Southampton Soccer Football - Premier League - Southampton vs Chelsea - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, Britain - April 14, 2018 Chelsea's Olivier Giroud gestures to the fans at the end of the match REUTERS/Ian Walton SOUTHAMPTON 2 CHELSEA 3 April 14 (Reuters) - Chelsea staged a spectacular comeback with three goals in nine second-half minutes to beat Southampton 3-2 on Saturday and revive their faint hopes of a top-four Premier League finish as Saints remained in the drop zone. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1033799-giroud-double-inspires-incredible-chelsea-comeback-at-southampton/
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