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Nineteen soldiers, police hurt in Yala double bomb attack

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YALA: -- Nineteen rangers, soldiers and police officers were injured on Thursday morning when insurgents in southern Yala province launched a double bomb attack.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1002129-nineteen-soldiers-police-hurt-in-yala-double-bomb-attack/

 

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Golden Frog, Local Squirrel Ignite Lotto Fever

By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich, Staff Reporter

 

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A squirrel Wednesday in Udon Thani province that residents took as an auspicious sign for the lottery results Saturday. Photo: Udorn Community / Facebook

 

UDON THANI —Under the sprawling ficus tree, frog saw squirrel and squirrel saw frog. And the people gathered there, of course, saw lotto numbers.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1002132-golden-frog-local-squirrel-ignite-lotto-fever/

 

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US Ambassador Glyn Davies gives his support for this weekend’s beach clean

 

Plastics are very hazardous to marine life, killing more than a million birds and over 100,000 seals, turtles, and whales, and an immense number of fish in our ocean.

 

By Tanutam Thawan

 

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US Ambassador to Thailand, Glyn Davies

 

Phuket’s biggest beach clean up is on this weekend with hotels around the island hosting many of the beach cleaning efforts along with locals and expats. You’re invited.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1002133-us-ambassador-glyn-davies-gives-his-support-for-this-weekend’s-beach-clean/

 

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Phuket tunnel, Chiang Mai improvements and new Bangkok expressway route all in pipeline

 

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Phuket is set to get a "gateway" road tunnel leading to the island's tourist beaches in what authorities are saying will be the first of its kind in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1002135-phuket-tunnel-chiang-mai-improvements-and-new-bangkok-expressway route-all-in-pipeline/

 

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1200 athletes heading to the Laguna Phuket Triathlon

 

“Both of the races will take place on the stunning routes of Laguna and the Thalang district area, a key factor that brings back runners from all around the world.”

 

By Tanutam Thawan

 

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During the Governor’s Meet Press event yesterday (September 13), the annual Laguna Phuket Triathlon race updated it progress before the big race day on November 19.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1002144-1200-athletes-heading-to-the-laguna-phuket-triathlon/

 

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Appeals Court gives commuted sentence on Supachai in Klongchan Credit Union scam

By Thai PBS

 

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BANGKOK: -- The Appeals Court today (September 14) commuted by half the 14-years prison sentence handed down on former chairman of the Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative (KCUC), Supachai Srisupa-aksorn, by the first court after he had paid off the embezzled money.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1002148-appeals-court-gives-commuted-sentence-on-supachai-in-klongchan-credit-union-scam/

 

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Red-shirt leader insists press conference going ahead today

By The Nation 

 

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BANGKOK: -- The red-shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) insisted that it would hold its press conference on Thursday regarding its bid to seek justice for the victims of the 2010 crackdown, and said it was not a political movement.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1002151-red-shirt-leader-insists-press-conference-going-ahead-today/

 

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The Cabinet, not committees, will choose reforms: Deputy PM

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File photo: Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam.

 

BANGKOK: -- While citizens will be consulted during various government-driven reform processes, it is the Cabinet that will make final choices in the reforms to be implemented, said Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1002152-the-cabinet-not-committees-will-choose-reforms-deputy-pm/

 

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Thailand Bans ‘Fight Of Gods’ For Damage To Buddhism

By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter

  

BANGKOK — A computer game that pits deities from different religions in brawls was removed Wednesday night from online stores in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1002153-thailand-bans-‘fight-of-gods’-for-damage-to-buddhism/

 

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Cop Flop: 370 Bangkok traffic police failed road rule quiz, barred from ticket-writing

By Coconuts Bangkok

 

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BANGKOK: -- About ten percent of traffic police officers in Bangkok recently failed a test on road laws and have been banned from writing tickets until they improve.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1002154-cop-flop-370-bangkok-traffic-police-failed-road-rule-quiz-barred-from-ticket-writing/

 

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UPDATE:

 

Roadside bombs wound 20, kill soldier in Thailand's troubled south

 

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Military personnel check the place where a roadside bomb blast occurred in the southern province Malay Muslim province of Yala, Thailand September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanom

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Roadside bombs planted by suspected Muslim insurgents in southern Thailand killed one soldier on Thursday and wounded 20 other people, most of them soldiers and police, security forces said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1002129-nineteen-soldiers-police-hurt-in-yala-double-bomb-attack/?do=findComment&comment=12270477

 

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Army chief defends decommissioned Bt350-million surveillance airship 

By The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- Army commander-in-chief General Chalermchai Sitthisart said on Thursday a Bt350-million surveillance airship had been officially decommissioned after the airship reached its expiration date.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1002156-army-chief-defends-decommissioned-bt350-million-surveillance-airship/

 

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North Korea threatens to "sink" Japan, reduce U.S. to "ashes and darkness"

By Jack Kim and Kiyoshi Takenaka

 

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during a celebration for nuclear scientists and engineers who contributed to a hydrogen bomb test, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on September 10, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS

 

SEOUL/JAPAN (Reuters) - A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to "sink" Japan and reduce the United States to "ashes and darkness" for supporting a U.N. Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1002157-north-korea-threatens-to-sink-japan-reduce-us-to-ashes-and-darkness/

 

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