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Bikie sentenced to death in Thailand to be released after just three years

Exclusive by South-East Asia correspondent Liam Cochrane and Supattra Vimonsuknopparat

 

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PHOTO: Antonio Bagnato was sentenced to death last year over the 2015 murder of a Hells Angels boss. (AAP: Facebook)

 

An Australian kickboxer previously convicted of the murder of a Hells Angels drug trafficker is expected to be released from jail today, despite an ongoing appeal.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072092-aussie-hells-angel-sentenced-to-death-in-thailand-to-be-released-after-just-three-years/

 

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Four days of cold weather in the North and the Northeast during Dec 7-10

 

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People in the North and the Northeast will be enjoying a feel of cold weather for four days starting today, with temperature dropping 2-4 degrees Celsius as a direct result of a strong cold front from China which is spreading from Laos to cover the upper parts of Thailand, said the Meteorological Department.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072104-four-days-of-cold-weather-in-the-north-and-the-northeast-during-dec-7-10/

 

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Government dismisses Credit Suisse Wealth Report about Thailand’s wealth gap as unreliable

 

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The government has dismissed Credit Suisse Wealth Report 2018 which put Thailand as the world’s Number One country with the highest wealth gap between the rich and the poor as “inaccurate, incomplete and unreliable”.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072107-government-dismisses-credit-suisse-wealth-report-about-thailand’s-wealth-gap-as-unreliable/

 

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UPDATE:

 

NESDB denies Thailand has biggest income gap in world

By The Nation

 

Thailand's national economic planning agency has denied that the country is the most unequal in the world but admits that the income gap remains a challenging issue

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072107-government-dismisses-credit-suisse-wealth-report-about-thailand’s-wealth-gap-as-unreliable/?do=findComment&comment=13629652

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UPDATE:

 

Thailand World’s Most Unequal Nation? Govt Says Not

By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter

 

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Shoppers and tourists at IconSiam shopping mall on Nov. 9.

 

BANGKOK — A government spokesman on Friday hit back at a Swiss bank report claiming Thailand has the world’s most unequal distribution of wealth.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072107-government-dismisses-credit-suisse-wealth-report-about-thailand’s-wealth-gap-as-unreliable/?do=findComment&comment=13629662

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Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host after three days of controversy

by Kate Lyons

 

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Comedian Kevin Hart has stepped down as host of the 2019 Academy Awards after outcry over comments over the LGBTQ community. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

 

Kevin Hart has announced he is stepping down as host of next year’s Oscars ceremony following an outcry over perceived homophobic comments and tweets from the comedian.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072122-kevin-hart-steps-down-as-oscars-host-after-three-days-of-controversy/

 

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Golden Globes 2019: it's Dick Cheney v Lady Gaga in a surreal title fight

by Peter Bradshaw

 

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Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, left, and Sam Rockwell as George W Bush in Vice. Photograph: Matt Kennedy/AP

 

While the critical consensus has been building around A Star Is Born, Roma and The Favourite, the Golden Globes nomination list has launched a surprise new frontrunner.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072124-golden-globes-2019-its-dick-cheney-v-lady-gaga-in-a-surreal-title-fight/

 

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Did you notice this connection between Gremlins and Back to the Future?

BY IAN SANDWELL

 

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WARNER BROS.

 

It's approaching that chilly yet nostalgic time of year again, so you're probably getting ready for the annual rewatch of festive classic Gremlins.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072125-did-you-notice-this-connection-between-gremlins-and-back-to-the-future/

 

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Woman claims specialist's misdiagnosis cost her ovary, womb and kidney

By Seksanti Kanlayanawisut 
The Nation

 

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A 33-year-old woman has accused a medical specialist of malpractice which led to the removal of her ovary and womb and the loss of one of her kidneys without permission.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072139-woman-claims-specialists-misdiagnosis-cost-her-ovary-womb-and-kidney/

 

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