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Phuket police transferred amid extrajudicial killing probe

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The relatives today accused police of excessive force what thye called the extrajudicial killing of Chitnupong Kherjan from Karon on Tuesday. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub
 

PHUKET: Nine officers have been ordered to transfer out of the province within the next 24 hours, pending an investigation into the shooting dead a man who ran a checkpoint in Cherng Talay early Tuesday morning.

 

Full storyhttps://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1058483-phuket-police-transferred-amid-extrajudicial-killing-probe/

 

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The week that was in Thailand news: Visa advice - or why every man in Thailand needs a Bunbury.

 

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Years ago whenever my best friends got together for a night out the conversation invariably turned to visas. Not those silly things in passports that newbies are forever prattling on about but real visas. Those issued by the only authority that truly matters.....the wife.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1058469-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-visa-advice-or-why-every-man-in-thailand-needs-a-bunbury/

 

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Larry Amsden, long-time Phuket philanthropist passes away

By The Phuket News

 

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Larry Amsden (right) is pictured in 2012 after being installed as President of the Rotary Club of Patong Beach by Dr Sanguan Kunaporn (left), Phuket’s Rotary District Governor-Elect at the time. Photo: Dan Miles
 

PHUKET: Long-time Phuket expat and philanthropist Larry Amsden, renowned for his deep dedication to his charity work with the Rotary Club of Patong Beach, has passed away.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1058500-larry-amsden-long-time-phuket-philanthropist-passes-away/

 

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A commitment to world-class technology

By ASINA PORNWASIN 
THE NATION WEEKEND

 

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Somkid Jiranuntarat, chairman of Kasikorn Business-Technology Group (KBTG)

 

EVERYONE is confronted by challenges of various kinds. For businesses, it is about being disrupted by technology. Survival of existing business models is being called into question, including financial businesses that have been disrupted by technology and fast-changing customer behaviour.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1058501-a-commitment-to-world-class-technology/

 

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Big supporters hit the streets for Car Free Day bike ride

By The Nation

 

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration deputy governor Sakoltee Phattiyakul led diplomats, businessmen, BMA officials and others on a five-kilometre bike ride on Saturday to mark Bangkok Car Free Day 2018.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1058502-big-supporters-hit-the-streets-for-car-free-day-bike-ride/

 

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Premchai’s Black Panther Trial To Begin In November

By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter

 

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Premchai Karnasuta, a walking cane in hand, arrives at a court on Aug. 6.

 

BANGKOK — Court dates have been set for construction mogul Premchai Karnasuta’s trial on charges of poaching, media reports said Saturday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1058504-premchai’s-black-panther-trial-to-begin-in-november/

 

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Carolina communities race to beat dangerous flooding from Florence

By Gene Cherry and Harriet McLeod

 

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Flooding, in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, is seen in and around Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S., September 19, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media on September 21, 2018. ALAN CRADICK, CAPE FEAR RIVER WATCH/via REUTERS

 

RALEIGH, N.C., CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Communities in North and South Carolina along waterways to the Atlantic coast faced rising floods on Saturday more than a week after the arrival of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1058506-carolina-communities-race-to-beat-dangerous-flooding-from-florence/

 

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Accuser of Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh agrees to testify to Senate committee

By Doina Chiacu and Richard Cowan

 

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FILE PHOTO: Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh meets with Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) at his office in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has agreed to testify before a Senate panel next week but details of her appearance have not been finalised, her lawyers said on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1058507-accuser-of-supreme-court-nominee-kavanaugh-agrees-to-testify-to-senate-committee/

 

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Vatican, China sign landmark accord on appointing bishops

By Philip Pullella

 

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FILE PHOTO: Catholic priest Liu Yong Wang performs holy communion in a make-shift chapel in the village of Bai Gu Tun, located on the outskirts of the city of Tianjin, around 70 km (43 miles) south-east of Beijing July 17, 2012./File Photo

 

VILNIUS (Reuters) - The Vatican on Saturday signed a landmark agreement giving it a long-desired say in the appointment of bishops in China, though critics labelled the deal a sellout to the Communist government.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1058508-vatican-china-sign-landmark-accord-on-appointing-bishops/

 

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Two car bombs explode in Somali capital, one dies

 

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A car burns at the scene of an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia September 22, 2018. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

 

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - One person died and another was injured in two car bombs that exploded in the heart of the Somali capital on Saturday and the Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attacks.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1058509-two-car-bombs-explode-in-somali-capital-one-dies/

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Hundreds of thousands without power in Ottawa after tornado hits

 

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Damaged buildings are seen after a tornado hit the Mont-Bleu neighbourhood in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, September 22, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

 

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people were stranded without power in and around the Canadian capital Ottawa on Saturday after a tornado touched down twice, destroying some houses and ripping the roofs off others.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1058511-hundreds-of-thousands-without-power-in-ottawa-after-tornado-hits/

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Man who threatened Trump arrested in Ohio after three-month manhunt

By Alex Dobuzinskis

 

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Fugitive Shawn Christy, 27, is arrested by law enforcement agents in Mifflin Township, Ohio, U.S. in this September 21, 2018 handout photo. He has been charged with threatening President Donald Trump. U.S. Marshal's Service/Handout via REUTERS

 

(Reuters) - A Pennsylvania man who threatened to shoot President Donald Trump has been arrested in Ohio after a three-month manhunt during which he stole cars and firearms and passed between a half-dozen states and Canada, officials said on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1058513-man-who-threatened-trump-arrested-in-ohio-after-three-month-manhunt/

 

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Annual Oktoberfest kicks off in Munich with beer, lederhosen, sausages

 

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Visitors cheer with beers during the opening day of the 185th Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany September 22, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

 

MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Thousands of visitors, many of them dressed in traditional lederhosen or dirndl corseted dresses, descended on Munich on Saturday for the start of the annual Oktoberfest, the world's largest beer festival.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1058514-annual-oktoberfest-kicks-off-in-munich-with-beer-lederhosen-sausages/

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Survivor pulled from capsized Tanzanian ferry as death toll reaches 207

By Jackson Njehia

 

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Rescue workers retrieve a body of a child from the water after a ferry overturned off the shores of Ukerewe Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania September 21, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

 

UKARA, Tanzania (Reuters) - Divers on Saturday rescued a man from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria on Thursday, killing at least 207 people.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1058516-survivor-pulled-from-capsized-tanzanian-ferry-as-death-toll-reaches-207/

 

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