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  1. https://www.thaivisa.com/…/980585-get-up-early-sunday-for-…/ www.thaivisa.com/ News from around Thailand and the World. Weekday, daily news show from the biggest foreign media in Thailand - Thaivisa.com To voice your opinion on our busy forum click below 1. THAILAND TO SEEK ARREST WARRANT FOR RED BULL HEIR https://www.thaivisa.com/…/980586-boss-faces-arrest-warran…/ 2. PRAYUT TRIES TO CALM FEARS OVER MEDIA BILL https://www.thaivisa.com/…/980541-prayut-tries-to-calm-fea…/ 3. WESTERNERS WHO COME TO THAILAND WITH NO MONEY SHOULD "BEGGER OFF" SAY THAIS ON FACEBOOK https://www.thaivisa.com/…/980584-beg-packers-western-cheap… money-should-begger-off-say-thais-on-facebook/ 4. PATTAYA TO FURTHER REDUCE AREAS FOR BEACH BED OPERATORS https://www.thaivisa.com/…/980502-pattaya-to-further-reduc…/ 5. WWII PRISONERS COMMEMORATED AT HELLFIRE PASS IN KANCHANABURI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBojX6GU2nA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSW1NhdgS-A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HouBtmzP5MQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr93VJw5EP4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fj65Xfz8hQ 6. GET UP EARLY SUNDAY FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE VIEW OF VENUS! https://www.thaivisa.com/…/980585-get-up-early-sunday-for-…/ -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2017-4-28
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    Inmate shot dead attempting to escape from Chatuchak prison By Kornkamon Aksorndech The Nation An inmate was shot dead while trying to climb over a fence and escape from the Central Correctional Institution For Drug Addicts in Bangkok's Chatuchak district on Friday. Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980717-inmate-shot-dead-attempting-to-escape-from-chatuchak-prison/
  3. Inmate shot dead attempting to escape from Chatuchak prison By Kornkamon Aksorndech The Nation An inmate was shot dead while trying to climb over a fence and escape from the Central Correctional Institution For Drug Addicts in Bangkok's Chatuchak district on Friday. Following the 3pm report of an inmate's extra-judicial killing, Prachacheun police officers found the body of Mae Hong Son native Pichit Chokpakchitporn, 32, at the prison fence. A police probe found that the inmate tried to escape while others were taking a shower. He got out of his cell and climbed over the first and second ring fences when prison guards spotted him. He disregarded guards shouting at him to stop and surrender as he was about to climb over the third outer fencer. He was shot and killed instantly by a guard to stop the jailbreak. His body was sent to the Institute of Forensic Medicine, Police General Hospital for an autopsy. Pichit was arrested on November 23, 2016, after being found with 170,000 yaba pills and three kilograms of crystal meth or "ice" in Mae Hong Son's Pai district. He was transporting the drugs, worth Bt40 million, in a sedan for the Hmong drug trafficking ring, which is led by alleged drug baron Laota Sanli. The 79-year-old Laota was arrested on October last year in Chiang Mai's Mae Ai border district together with 13 others for narcotic smuggling. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30313687 -- © Copyright The Nation 2017-4-28
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    Hair professionals reveal latest trends Kongleaphy Keam R-L: Opulent, beat icon and colorama were the three styles highlighted in the conference. Photo: Supplied PHUKET:-- Salon owners and hair stylists from all over Thailand gathered together in Phuket for the ‘Essential Looks Spring/Summer 2017 Hair Trends’ conference by Dr Somsak Chalachol, one of the most influential hair professionals in Thailand. Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980713-hair-professionals-reveal-latest-trends/
  5. Hair professionals reveal latest trends Kongleaphy Keam R-L: Opulent, beat icon and colorama were the three styles highlighted in the conference. Photo: Supplied PHUKET:-- Salon owners and hair stylists from all over Thailand gathered together in Phuket for the ‘Essential Looks Spring/Summer 2017 Hair Trends’ conference by Dr Somsak Chalachol, one of the most influential hair professionals in Thailand. The seminar was conducted earlier this week at the Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa and sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional. Dr Somsak, Asia Pacific Hair Hero and Thai Regional Ambassador of Schwarzkopf Professional, recently visited Hamburg, Germany where he learned about the latest hair trends. Full Story: http://www.phuketgazette.net/phuket-news/Hair-professionals-reveal-latest-trends/66525?desktopversion -- © Copyright Phuket Gazette 2017-4-28
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    Young Thai killed in collision with Korean expat Kritsada Mueanhawong Witnesses told police that the Korean expat was attempting to make a 'sudden' right turn when the collision took place. Photo: Phuket City Police PHUKET:-- A young Thai man was killed last night after smashing into a Korean expat’s pick-up truck in Phuket Town. Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980712-young-thai-killed-in-collision-with-korean-expat/
  7. Young Thai killed in collision with Korean expat Kritsada Mueanhawong Witnesses told police that the Korean expat was attempting to make a 'sudden' right turn when the collision took place. Photo: Phuket City Police PHUKET:-- A young Thai man was killed last night after smashing into a Korean expat’s pick-up truck in Phuket Town. Maj Nattaya Suwanpong of Phuket City Police received reports of the incident at about 11pm. It had occurred at the Thepkrasattri-Nakhon road junction near Phuket Wittayalai School. “The motorcyclist, Siraphan Sampaorat, 20, was lying in a pool of blood on the road when we arrived. He was rushed to Vachira Phuket Hospital and later pronounced dead. He was not wearing a helmet and sustained severe injuries to his head and legs,” Maj Nattaya told Gazette reporters. Full Story: http://www.phuketgazette.net/phuket-news/Young-Thai-killed-collision-Korean-expat/66524?desktopversion -- © Copyright Phuket Gazette 2017-4-28
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    How North Korea gets its oil from China - lifeline in question at U.N. meeting By Chen Aizhu BEIJING (Reuters) - As the United Nations Security Council decides whether to tighten the sanctions screws on North Korea, the country's increasingly isolated government could lose a lifeline provided by state-owned China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC). Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980709-how-north-korea-gets-its-oil-from-china-lifeline-in-question-at-un-meeting/
  9. How North Korea gets its oil from China - lifeline in question at U.N. meeting By Chen Aizhu BEIJING (Reuters) - As the United Nations Security Council decides whether to tighten the sanctions screws on North Korea, the country's increasingly isolated government could lose a lifeline provided by state-owned China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC). For decades, the Chinese oil giant has sent small cargoes of jet fuel, diesel and gasoline from two large refineries in the northeastern city of Dalian and other nearby plants across the Yellow Sea to North Korea's western port of Nampo, five sources familiar with the business told Reuters. Nampo serves North Korea's capital, Pyongyang. CNPC also controls the export of crude oil to North Korea, an aid programme that began about 40 years ago. The sources said the crude is transported through an ageing pipeline that runs from the border town of Dandong to feed North Korea's single operational oil refinery, the Ponghwa Chemical factory in Sinuiju on the other side of the Yalu river, which splits the two nations. The plant makes low-grade gasoline and diesel, the Chinese sources said. The five people outlined previously unreported details about CNPC's deals with Pyongyang and how it came to dominate that business, giving insight into the two countries' relationship and what's at stake as decades of close ties sour badly because of growing concerns about North Korea's missile programs and development of nuclear weapons. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press the U.N. Security Council on Friday to swiftly impose stronger sanctions in the event of further provocations by the reclusive state, including a long-range missile launch or sixth nuclear test. President Donald Trump's administration is focusing its North Korea strategy on tougher economic sanctions, possibly including an oil embargo, a global ban on its airline, intercepting cargo ships and punishing Chinese banks doing business with Pyongyang, U.S. officials told Reuters earlier this month. North Korea imports all its oil needs, mostly from China and a much smaller amount from Russia. It bought about 270,000 tonnes of fuel, from gasoline to diesel, last year, according to China's customs data. Crude oil exports from China to North Korea have not been disclosed by customs for several years, but the sources say it's about 520,000 tonnes a year. OIL EMBARGO In North Korea, diesel has been critical for farming, especially at this time of year, ahead of the planting season and also around October for harvesting. Gasoline is mainly used by the transport industry and the military, experts say. Earlier this month, the Global Times, an influential Chinese tabloid whose stance does not necessarily reflect official policy, raised the possibility of cutting oil shipments to North Korea if it were to conduct another nuclear test. Most analysts argue such a harsh policy would be potentially destabilising to the regime of Kim Jong Un and say curbing oil imports may be a more realistic option. "China could potentially be convinced to cap volumes like they did with coal, at the UNSC (United Nations Security Council) as part of a new sanctions resolution following another nuclear test," said Bonnie Glaser of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Any loss of the North Korea trade will have only a tiny effect on Dalian. Dalian's two refineries having a combined capacity to process over 600,000 barrels of crude oil per day, about 40 times North Korea's requirements. CNPC, which controls both refineries, started to dominate the North Korea business in the late 1990s. Wang Lihua, who ran CNPC's trading arm from 1998 until her retirement this month, was the mastermind behind the dealmaking, beating out state rivals like Sinochem, the sources said. "CNPC has all along been the most politically minded among state energy firms, aiming for that role of North Korea's dominant supplier even if the business makes little money," said one of the sources, who is close to CNPC. CNPC and Sinochem did not respond to Reuters' requests for comment. Pyongyang's increasing nuclear and ballistic missile tests have already put the brakes on the trade. Beijing quietly suspended a decades-long aid programme of 50,000 tonnes annually of aviation fuel in 2013. The government officially announced a ban on jet fuel only last June. Russia appears to have replaced China as the top supplier of jet fuel, according to sources in China familiar with the trade. But experts are sceptical whether Moscow would be willing to become Pyongyang's lifeline for other fuels given the country's financial straits. "They might fill some of the gap, but I'd be shocked if Russia wanted the burden of becoming a lifeline to North Korea," said Glaser. (Additonal reporting by Gavin Maguire and Florence Tan in Singapore and Josephine Mason in Beijing; Editing by Josephine Mason, Raju Gopalakrishnan and Martin Howell) -- © Copyright Reuters 2017-4-28
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    Fly high before you even leave the ground By The Nation Passengers can now enjoy even greater levels of comfort, hospitality and convenience at the new Emirates Airport Lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980708-fly-high-before-you-even-leave-the-ground/
  11. Fly high before you even leave the ground By The Nation Passengers can now enjoy even greater levels of comfort, hospitality and convenience at the new Emirates Airport Lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport. All Emirates First Class and Business Class passengers, as well as Platinum and Gold Skywards members, have complimentary access to the new lounge, which has an increased seating capacity of 202, and will serve approximately 450 customers per day. Bangkok’s bigger and better lounge is the latest to benefit from Emirates’ Bt12 billion-plus ongoing investment in upgrading and refurbishing its 41 dedicated Airport Lounges around the world. Completed at a cost of Bt76.4 million to better serve Emirates’ expanding customer base, the new Bangkok Lounge ensures travellers enjoy a seamless and enjoyable journey where they are able to rest or work from the moment they start their travel to the moment they arrive at their destination. Designed in line with Emirates’ new contemporary and fresh lounge concept, with bespoke artwork and furnishings, the Bangkok Lounge offers a relaxing ambience and a pleasant view of the Airport Garden at the West Wing. Customers have access to Emirates’ range of award-winning services, including comfortable leather armchairs, LED TVs, a dedicated dining area with a choice of bar seating, and complimentary hot and cold gourmet buffet featuring local and international dishes and an extensive beverage service, including premium champagnes and wines. The Bangkok Lounge also has toilet and shower facilities, a prayer room, a fully equipped business centre with state-of-the-art touch screen workstations and complimentary Wi-Fi and, of course, dedicated lounge staff to complete Emirates’ trademark lounge experience. Emirates offers seven flights per day from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Dubai International Airport, six of which are served by the Airbus A380 and one via Boeing 777. For information and ticket reservations, visit www.emirates.com/th or call (02) 664 1040. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/travel/getaways/30313672 -- © Copyright The Nation 2017-4-28
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    New Shuttle Routes To Don Mueang Airport To Open Monday By Kaewta Ketbungkan, Staff Reporter Photo: Don Mueang Airport Thai / website BANGKOK — Getting between downtown to Don Mueang International Airport will become easier when two new airport shuttle routes launch Monday. Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980707-new-shuttle-routes-to-don-mueang-airport-to-open-monday/
  13. New Shuttle Routes To Don Mueang Airport To Open Monday By Kaewta Ketbungkan, Staff Reporter Photo: Don Mueang Airport Thai / website BANGKOK — Getting between downtown to Don Mueang International Airport will become easier when two new airport shuttle routes launch Monday. For 30 baht, travel between the airport and two new destinations: Lumphini Park downtown and Sanam Luang in the old quarter. Full Story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/transpo/2017/04/28/new-shuttle-routes-don-mueang-airport-open-monday/ -- © Copyright Khaosod English 2017-4-28
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    Manchester United hosting giant fan party in Bangkok By Coconuts Bangkok Everyone’s favorite UK football club, Man U., is hosting a fan party in Bangkok. Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980706-manchester-united-hosting-giant-fan-party-in-bangkok/