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Scientists grow human eggs to full maturity in a lab

By Kate and Kelland

 

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A series of magnified images show human eggs in development stages. Prof. Evelyn Telfer and Dr. Marie McLaughlin/University of Edinburgh/Handout via REUTERS

 

LONDON, Feb 9 - Scientists have succeeded for the first time in growing human eggs in a laboratory from the earliest stages in ovarian tissue all the way to full maturity - a scientific step that had previously been taken in mice.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024243-scientists-grow-human-eggs-to-full-maturity-in-a-lab/

 

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'Rarest white diamond ever' to be sold in London

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An assistant holds a 102.34 carat white diamond at Sotheby's auction house in London, Britain February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

 

LONDON (Reuters) - A flawless diamond, the size of a large strawberry, is expected to fetch a world record price when it comes to market at Sotheby's in London this month.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024244-rarest-white-diamond-ever-to-be-sold-in-london/

 

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PM Prayut: Government agencies must work transparently

 

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BANGKOK, 9th February 2018 (NNT) – The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has urged government agencies to operate with transparency, in a move to raise people's confidence and positive perception of the state sector. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024245-pm-prayut-government-agencies-must-work-transparently/

 

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Swedish Queen visits Bangkok school to review assistance program

 

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BANGKOK, 9th February 2018 (NNT) - Queen Silvia of Sweden arrived in Thailand (7th Feb) at the invitation of the President of the Supreme Court, Cheep Julamont to be key speaker at the Academic Conference for Lay Judges from the Juvenile and Family Courts, to take place at the Centara Convention Center in Udon Thani province. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024246-swedish-queen-visits-bangkok-school-to-review-assistance-program/

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Suspected Japanese pedophile arrested by TICAC force in Bangkok

 

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A suspected member of a large Japanese pedophile ring was arrested yesterday by officers connected to TICAC - Thai Internet Crimes Against Children.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024247-suspected-japanese-pedophile-arrested-by-ticac-force-in-bangkok/

 

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Ladies' evening wear out front, war weapons out back - tricky trader arrested in South

 

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A Southern Thai man set up a shop selling ladies clothes but really he was out back producing and repairing guns, said Sadao police.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024248-ladies-evening-wear-out-front-war-weapons-out-back-tricky-trader-arrested-in-south/

 

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Maldives' embattled president sends envoys to China, Saudi for support

By Mohamed Junayd

 

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FILE PHOTO Abdulla Yameen takes his oath as the President of Maldives during a swearing-in ceremony at the parliament in Male November 17, 2013. REUTERS/Waheed Mohamed/File Photo

 

MALE (Reuters) - The embattled president of the Maldives has sent envoys to friendly nations such as China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to brief them on a political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation that spurred the imposition of a state of emergency, his office said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024250-maldives-embattled-president-sends-envoys-to-china-saudi-for-support/

 

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Crying black leopard image appears at ITD construction site

By The Nation

 

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A canvas dust screen at an Italian-Thai Development Plc (ITD) construction site in Bangkok was painted with an illustration of what appeared to be a crying black leopard with a bullet hole in its head.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024255-crying-black-leopard-image-appears-at-itd-construction-site/

 

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What to do about too many "ignorant" foreign tourists spoiling Thailand's marine life?

 

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Thai Channel 7 reported on the issue of too many foreign tourists that are visiting marine national parks and what should be done about it.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024256-what-to-do-about-too-many-ignorant-foreign-tourists-spoiling-thailands-marine-life/

 

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Trump budget to include $3 billion for border wall - official

By Steve Holland

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump attends the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, U.S. February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's budget proposal to be unveiled on Monday will include a request for $3 billion as a down payment on building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, a senior administration official said on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024257-trump-budget-to-include-3-billion-for-border-wall-official/

 

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Seven Rohingyas arrested in Thung Song linked to Muhammad’s human trafficking gang

By Thai PBS

 

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Police have traced the seven Rohingya illgal immigrants arrested at Thung Song railway station in Nakhon Si Thammarat province last month to a human trafficking gang allegedly led by a man named “Muhammad” in Pathum Thani province.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024264-seven-rohingyas-arrested-in-thung-song-linked-to-muhammad’s-human-trafficking-gang/

 

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Get me outa here! Taxis with emergency panic buttons coming to Pattaya!

 

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Tourists used to being ripped off by unscrupulous Pattaya taxi drivers will soon have a get out clause - a panic button in the cab to call the authorities in case of fleecing or other misdemeanors.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024266-get-me-outa-here-taxis-with-emergency-panic-buttons-coming-to-pattaya/

 

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