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Australia kicks off weeks-long same-sex marriage ballot

By Colin Packham

 

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People participate in a march for marriage equality of same-sex couples in Sydney, Australia, September 10, 2017. REUTERS/Steven Saphore

 

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Tuesday launched a postal vote on whether to legalise same-sex marriage as a widely watched poll indicated the country would be overwhelmingly in support.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1001786-australia-kicks-off-weeks-long-same-sex-marriage-ballot/

 

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Alleged drug boss arrested 

By The Nation

 

BANGKOK: -- Police have seized 100,000 methamphetamine pills from an alleged drug boss.
 

Metropolitan Police Bureau Commissioner Lt-General Sanit Mahathavorn told a press conference on Tuesday that the seizure of the meth pills and 23 grams of marijuana as well as Bt800,000 made the case against Kessaya Thepmorya, 30, stronger.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1001788-alleged-drug-boss-arrested in-bangkok/

 

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Tip-off leads to arrest of Thai driver, four undocumented Cambodians

By The Nation

 

BANGKOK: -- A 38-year-old man was arrested in Sa Kaew’s Aranyaprathet district on Tuesday morning for transporting four undocumented workers from Cambodia towards Bangkok. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1001789-tip-off-leads-to-arrest-of-thai-driver-four-undocumented-cambodians/

 

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Thai tourists warned of Dutch ban on Ya Hom powder 

 

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BANGKOK: -- The Foreign Ministry has warned Thais travelling to Netherlands not to carry a traditional Chinese medicinal powder with them as it has ingredients banned under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites).

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1001790-thai-tourists-warned-of-dutch-ban-on-ya-hom-powder /

 

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Anupong vows to scrap approval of land use and punish responsible officials 

By Thai PBS

 

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BANGKOK: -- Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda assured on Tuesday  (Sept 12) he was ready to scrap a ministry’s order allowing a private company to utilise a community forest for the production of drinking water, and non-alcoholic drinks in Khon Kaen province if there is even one villager protesting  the project.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1001791-anupong-vows-to-scrap-approval-of-land-use-and-punish-responsible-officials/

 

 

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UPDATE:

 

Ministry: No One Opposed Granting Public Land To Red Bull

By Sasiwan Mokkhasen, Staff Reporter

 

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The disputed area where a Red Bull plant can be seen under construction Monday in Khon Kaen province.

 

BANGKOK — The Interior Ministry said Tuesday it would revoke a public land concession granted last year to energy drink maker Red Bull – provided a single local resident could be found who had opposed it.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1001791-anupong-vows-to-scrap-approval-of-land-use-and-punish-responsible-officials/?do=findComment&comment=12263873

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17 year old using BB gun to rob locals and tourists

 

The 17 years old confessed that he had robbed people in Phuket town and Kathu area 4-5 times after taking Alprazolam (Xanax).

 

By Nattha Thepbamrung and Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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PHUKET: -- Last night (September 11), Phuket police arrested a 17 year old from Had Yai, Songkhla, in Soi Hongyok-Utit, Phuket Town. He’d already committed 4 or 5 robberies and claimed that he robbed people after taking drugs.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1001793-17-year-old-using-bb-gun-to-rob-locals-and-tourists-in-phuket/

 

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Yingluck’s whereabouts still unknown: Don 

By The Nation

 

BANGKOK: -- Nearly three weeks after Yingluck Shinawatra failed to show up in court to hear the verdict in the malfeasance case against her, authorities remain uncertain as to where the fugitive former premier might be.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1001794-yingluck’s-whereabouts-still-unknown-don /

 

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Bizarre story of the day: Sex robot dolls could be programmed to kill you, expert warns

BY STAFF WRITER

 

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Is this how you’re going to die?

 

Sex robot dolls could be programmed to kill their owners if they are hacked, a cyber security expert has warned.

 

Full story: http://tech.thaivisa.com/bizarre-story-day-sex-robot-dolls-programmed-kill-experts-warn/24212/

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BMA prepares area beneath Phong Phraram Tollway for street vendors

 

BANGKOK, 12th September 2017 (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is setting up free vendor space beneath Phong Phraram Tollway in Pathum Wan district, to assist street hawkers displaced by the capital's cleanup program. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1001796-bma-prepares-area-beneath-phong-phraram-tollway-for-street-vendors/

 

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Quest continues for details of Yingluck’s escape 

By The Nation

 

BANGKOK: -- Further information has to be sought about who facilitated Yingluck Shinawatra’s escape from justice and how many people assisted her, the National Security Council’s secretary-general General Thaweep Netniyom said on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1001797-quest-continues-for-details-of-yingluck’s-escape/

 

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Air Berlin cancels flights as pilots call in sick

 

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Insolvent Air Berlin <AB1.DE> said it has cancelled around 70 flights so far on Tuesday, affecting both its own operations and flights it carries out for Lufthansa's <LHAG.DE> Eurowings, after pilots called in sick in unusually high numbers.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1001803-air-berlin-cancels-flights-as-pilots-call-in-sick/

 

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China facing intensified threat of religious infiltration, extremism - official

 

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is facing heightened threats from foreign infiltration via religion and from the spread of extremism, a top official for religious affairs said on Tuesday, after strict new rules were passed to manage religious practice in the country.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1001805-china-facing-intensified-threat-of-religious-infiltration-extremism-official/

 

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