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Thailand Live Sunday 9 Dec 2018

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The week that was in Thailand news: Return of the Rooster Rant!

 

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At the start of 2017 I told my editor I had a good idea. You could almost hear him thinking across the cyber ether: "What's that idiot up to now?"

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072268-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-return-of-the-rooster-rant/

 

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Warning of more wet, windy weather ahead

By The Nation

 

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Heavy rains in various parts of upper Thailand since Friday night caused flooding in areas of Bangkok and central provinces on Saturday morning, while the Thai Meteorological Department warned of more thundershowers in the Northern, Northeastern, Central, Eastern regions this weekend.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072305-warning-of-more-wet-windy-weather-ahead/

 

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Motorists urged to avoid Lam Sali flyover construction area

By The Nation

 

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The inbound lanes of the Lam Sali flyover in Bangkok's Bang Kapi district were closed at 11pm on Friday to make way for the year-long construction of a subway station on the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA)'s Orange Line, which runs from Thailand Cultural Center to Min Buri.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072307-motorists-urged-to-avoid-lam-sali-flyover-construction-area/

 

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Beauty that empowers

By Kupluthai Pungkanon 
The Nation Weekend

 

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From left, Miss Universe Thailand 2018, Sopida Kanchanarin, Paula Shugart, president of Miss Universe organisation, and Miss Universe 2017, DemiLeigh Nel-Peters.

 

Contestants in the upcoming Miss Universe pageant talk about their aspirations to change intolerance and bias

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072308-beauty-that-empowers/

 

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Welcome to the NEW NORMAL

By KWANCHAI RUNGFAPAISARN 
THE NATION WEEKEND

 

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Kitti

 

WITH more than 30 years behind him in the advertising industry, Kitti Chambundabongse has experienced many changes in Thailand’s creative scene – not least the dramatic transformation brought about by disruptive technologies.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072309-welcome-to-the-new-normal/

 

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Trump says Kelly will leave chief of staff job at end of year

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland

 

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FILE PHOTO: White House Chief of Staff John Kelly listens as U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a working lunch with governors in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 21, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave his job at the end of the year, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday, his latest staff shakeup since midterm elections a month ago cost Republicans control of the House of Representatives.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072310-trump-says-kelly-will-leave-chief-of-staff-job-at-end-of-year/

 

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Prominent Russian rights activist dies at the age of 91

 

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FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Lyudmila Alexeyeva, the head of the Moscow Helsinki Group, before his meeting with Russian human rights activists in Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/File Photo

 

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The founder of Russia's oldest human rights group, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, died in hospital in Moscow on Saturday at the age of 91, the presidential human rights council said in a statement.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072311-prominent-russian-rights-activist-dies-at-the-age-of-91/

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New Zealand police launch murder probe over missing British woman

 

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Police searching for a 22-year-old British woman missing in New Zealand have launched a murder investigation and a 26-year-old man is being questioned, investigators said on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072312-new-zealand-police-launch-murder-probe-over-missing-british-woman/

 

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China calls on Canada to free Huawei CFO or face consequences

By Ben Blanchard and David Ljunggren

 

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Meng Wanzhou, Executive Board Director of the Chinese technology giant Huawei, attends a session of the VTB Capital Investment Forum "Russia Calling!" in Moscow, Russia October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Bibik

 

BEIJING/OTTAWA (Reuters) - China warned Canada on Saturday that there would be severe consequences if it did not immediately release Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's [HWT.UL] chief financial officer, calling the case "extremely nasty."

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072313-china-calls-on-canada-to-free-huawei-cfo-or-face-consequences/

 

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U.N. climate negotiators sweat over detail and divides

By Barbara Lewis and Anna Koper

 

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FILE PHOTO: Participants take part in the plenary session during COP24 U.N. Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

 

KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) - Half-way through talks to breathe life into the Paris climate deal negotiators haggled over how to share the cost of curbing global warming and struggled to bridge deep political divides.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072314-un-climate-negotiators-sweat-over-detail-and-divides/

 

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Clinical Chelsea end City's long unbeaten run

By William Schomberg

 

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Soccer Football - Premier League - Chelsea v Manchester City - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - December 8, 2018 Chelsea's N'Golo Kante scores their first goal REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea inflicted the first Premier League defeat of the season on champions Manchester City as goals from N'Golo Kante and David Luiz earned the Londoners an unlikely 2-0 victory on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072315-clinical-chelsea-end-citys-long-unbeaten-run/

 

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Torreira breaks Huddersfield hearts with late Arsenal winner

 

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Soccer Football - Premier League - Arsenal v Huddersfield Town - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - December 8, 2018 Arsenal's Lucas Torreira scores their first goal Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra

 

(Reuters) - - Lucas Torreira scored with a bicycle kick in the 82nd minute to earn Arsenal a 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town in a scrappy Premier League game on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072316-torreira-breaks-huddersfield-hearts-with-late-arsenal-winner/

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Burnley out of relegation zone with scruffy win

 

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Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley v Brighton & Hove Albion - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - December 8, 2018 Burnley's Joe Hart celebrates with James Tarkowski after the match Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough

 

(Reuters) - - Burnley earned a badly-needed three points to move out of the Premier League relegation zone with a hard-earned 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072317-burnley-out-of-relegation-zone-with-scruffy-win/

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