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Video: Put him in charge! Popular cop catches python with his bare hands.

 

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Thai social media widely shared a video and photographs that showed a popular Phitsanuloke police captain catching a three meter long python weighing 20 kilograms with his bare hands. 

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1044041-video-put-him-in-charge-popular-cop-catches-python-with-his-bare-hands/

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Ronaldo earns edgy Portugal 1-0 win as Morocco's hopes end

Mitch Phillips

 

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Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Portugal vs Morocco - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 20, 2018 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scores their first goal REUTERS/Carl Recine

 

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A below-par Portugal were again rescued by Cristiano Ronaldo’s eye for goal as they stumbled to 1-0 victory over Morocco on Wednesday that meant the unlucky North African side become the first to be eliminated from the 2018 World Cup.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1044124-ronaldo-earns-edgy-portugal-1-0-win-as-moroccos-hopes-end/

 

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Suarez marks 100th cap with goal to send Uruguay through to last 16

Julien Pretot

 

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Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia - Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - June 20, 2018 Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates REUTERS/Marko Djurica

 

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (Reuters) - Luis Suarez marked his 100th international cap by sending Uruguay into the last 16 of the World Cup as the striker benefited from some poor goalkeeping to eliminate Saudi Arabia with a 1-0 win on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1044125-uruguay-makes-knockout-stage-saudi-arabia-out-after-1-0-loss/

 

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Costa grabs lucky goal as relieved Spain beats Iran 1-0

Ian Ransom

 

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Soccer Football - World Cup - Group B - Iran vs Spain - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 20, 2018 Spain's Diego Costa celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Toru Hanai

 

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - A scrappy second half goal by Diego Costa broke a Persian stonewall and lifted Spain to a 1-0 win over a courageous Iran in a nerve-jangling World Cup clash on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1044126-costa-grabs-lucky-goal-as-relieved-spain-beats-iran-1-0/

 

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Polls point to strong backing among Thais for death penalty

By The Nation

 

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CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, despite growing opposition among international organisations and other countries, is strongly supported by the majority of Thai people, according to surveys.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1044128-polls-point-to-strong-backing-among-thais-for-death-penalty/

 

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‘Most parties’ to join talks with junta next week

By THE NATION

 

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THE JUNTA is all set to hold talks next Monday or Tuesday on lifting the ban on political activities but there is no clarity yet on which parties would attend the meeting.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1044129-‘most-parties’-to-join-talks-with-junta-next-week/

 

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Fleeing Thaksin hit with second arrest warrant

By The Nation

 

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Court rules former PM can be tried in absentia over multibillionbaht loan

 

THE SUPREME Court has issued a new warrant for the arrest of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra over a 2015 criminal case stemming from a multibillion-baht loan granted by state-owned Krung Thai Bank to Krisada Mahanakorn Group.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1044132-fleeing-thaksin-hit-with-second-arrest-warrant/

 

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May called to quiz Prayut on human rights

By The Nation

 

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Ahead of visit from the Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Amnesty International has called on UK Prime Minister Theresa May to convey her deep concern at the deteriorating human rights situation in the country.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1044133-uk-prime-minister-theresa-may-called-to-quiz-prayut-on-human-rights/

 

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There’s still time to register for the ‘Bangkok Airways Phuket Half Marathon 2018’


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The Bangkok Airways Phuket Half Marathon 2018 coming up on August 5 is more than just a race. It is a chance to observe the local way of life and appreciate the area’s landmarks and Sino-Portuguese architecture from a different perspective in busy Phuket town, this being from the streets themselves which will be cleared of traffic along the race route.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1044135-there’s-still-time-to-register-for-the-‘bangkok-airways-phuket-half-marathon-2018’/

 

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Why Thailand needs the death penalty

By The Nation

 

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The majory supports capital punishment, though there is a middle way short of abolition
 

Amnesty International has come under fire for deploring the execution on Monday of a convicted criminal who stabbed to death a teenager while stealing his phone and wallet. The victim was found with 24 knife wounds. The violent crime was committed in Trang province in July 2012 by a man with a history of arrests who turned 26 this year.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1044136-why-thailand-needs-the-death-penalty/

 

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NCPO keeps Thaksin, Yingluck’s movements under watch

By Thai PBS

 

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The government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) have been keeping a close watch on former prime ministers Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra even though their close associates insist  that their movements have no political agenda.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1044137-ncpo-keeps-thaksin-yingluck’s-movements-under-watch/

 

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Measures being taken to cope with oversupply of pineapple in Chiang Rai

By Thai PBS

 

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Both short-term and long-term actions will be taken to solve the problem of oversupply of pineapple in the northern provinces of Chiang Rai, according to governor Narongsak Osotthanakkorn.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1044138-measures-being-taken-to-cope-with-oversupply-of-pineapple-in-chiang-rai/

 

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