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Stolen in Bangkok - found in Ho Chi Minh - woman's iPhone woes continue

 

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A woman who went online in an appeal to get her iPhone back after it was stolen from her at a Lat Prao department store now has to face the fact of never seeing it again. 

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043083-stolen-in-bangkok-found-in-ho-chi-minh-womans-iphone-woes-continue/

 

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Video: Old motorcyclist survives - but car driver is not so lucky

 

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Dash cam footage from Phitsanuloke on Thursday morning showed the moment a motorcycle ridden by a 68 year old woman cut in front of a Toyota Corolla driven by a 24 year old man. 

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043084-video-old-motorcyclist-survives-but-car-driver-is-not-so-lucky/

 

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Jonathan King used fame to lure young boys into Daimler before sexually abusing them, court hears

By Telegraph Reporters 

 

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Jonathan King, pictured arriving at court on Wednesday, allegedly exploited his position in the record industry CREDIT: RICK FINDLER /PA

 

Jonathan King, the former music mogul, used his fame to sexually assault teenage boys after showering them with gifts or promising sex with girls their own age, a court has heard.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043085-jonathan-king-used-fame-to-lure-young-boys-into-daimler-before-sexually-abusing-them-court-hears/

 

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The Batman director seemingly gives strongest hint yet that Ben Affleck is out as Dark Knight

BY RIANNE HOUGHTON

 

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In news that probably won't surprise you, it seems as though Ben Affleck is now all but out of the upcoming Batman movie.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043086-the-batman-director-seemingly-gives-strongest-hint-yet-that-ben-affleck-is-out-as-dark-knight/

 

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Exclusive: Microsoft takes aim at Amazon with push for checkout-free retail

BY REUTERS

 

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp is working on technology that would eliminate cashiers and checkout lines from stores, in a nascent challenge to Amazon.com Inc’s automated grocery shop, six people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

 

Full Story: https://tech.thaivisa.com/exclusive-microsoft-takes-aim-amazon-push-checkout-free-retail/29178/

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Report recommends taxi fare increases, strict regulation of rideshare companies

By The Nation

 

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Taxi fares should be adjusted every two years and a “travel time” surcharge should be added based on time spent in traffic, according to the Thai Development Research Institute (TDRI) in a statement issued on Thursday after recent public hearings into industry problems.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043098-report-recommends-taxi-fare-increases-strict-regulation-of-rideshare-companies/

 

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Democrat, Pheu Thai, future forward, people's reform heads debate democracy

By Pravit Rojanaphruk, Senior Staff Writer

 

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Clockwise from top left: Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit (Facebook), Chaturon Chaisang (Matichon), Paiboon Nititawan (Naewna) and Abhisit Vejjajiva (Sanook).

 

BANGKOK — Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said Thursday the leaders of the ruling junta should now reveal their ambitions for political office after the promised elections are held.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043100-democrat-pheu-thai-future-forward-peoples-reform-heads-debate-democracy/

 

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Thai envoy probing ‘smuggled statue’ in London

By The Nation

 

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Thai envoy probes SOAS's gift - a 13th Century sculpture possibly smuggled from Thailand. Photo courtesy of Angela Chiu 13th Century sculpture belonging to SOAS which is possibly smuggled statue’ in London.

 

Thailand’s ambassador to the UK has been instructed to contact the director of University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) over claims the prestigious institution possesses a 13th-century sculpture likely smuggled from Thailand, the Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1043101-thai-envoy-probing-‘smuggled-statue’-in-london/

 

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