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Canada refugee claims spike in first two months of 2017

By Anna Mehler Paperny

REUTERS

 

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A man who claimed to be from Sudan climbs over a pile of snow as he and his family illegally cross the U.S.-Canada border leading into Hemmingford, Quebec, Canada, March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

 

TORONTO (Reuters) - A spike in refugee claims for the first two months of 2017 put Canada on track for the highest number since at least 2011. A fifth of those claimants were caught crossing the border illegally.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974538-canada-refugee-claims-spike-in-first-two-months-of-2017/

 

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Exclusive: Tillerson plans to skip NATO meeting, visit Russia in April - sources

By Arshad Mohammed and John Walcott

REUTERS

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks in Washington, U.S. on March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip an April 5-6 meeting of NATO foreign ministers for a U.S. visit by the Chinese president and will travel to Russia later in the month, U.S. officials said on Monday, a step allies may see as putting Moscow's concerns ahead of theirs.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974539-exclusive-tillerson-plans-to-skip-nato-meeting-visit-russia-in-april-sources/

 

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Turkey uses 'Nazi' metaphors out of worry for European friends - deputy PM

REUTERS
 

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Turkey's ruling Ak Party (AKP) Deputy Chairman responsible for Economic Affairs Numan Kurtulmus talks to foreign media in Ankara January 21, 2014. Picture taken January 21. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

 

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey uses metaphors about Nazism with respect to its European friends as it is worried about them falling again into the trap of the ideology, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974540-turkey-uses-nazi-metaphors-out-of-worry-for-european-friends-deputy-pm/

 

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Training programmes for laid-off bus fare collectors 
By The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- The Labour Ministry plans to provide training programmes for Bangkok Mass Transit Authority fare collectors laid-off due to the introduction of an electronic payment system on BMTA buses.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974556-training-programmes-for-laid-off-bmta-bus-fare-collectors/

 

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Phuket's Soi Dog Foundation wins ‘People’s Choice’ at British Charity Film Awards

The Phuket News

 

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Soi Dog Foundation lead UK volunteers Donna Freelove and Suzanne Woodhead (centre) were on hand at the ceremony to receive the award from presenters James Sutton and Sally Phillips.

 

PHUKET: -- Soi Dog Foundation, the Phuket-based street dog and cat welfare organisation responsible for fighting the Asian dog meat trade, has won the “People’s Choice” award at the inaugural British Charity Film Awards in London.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974558-phukets-soi-dog-foundation-wins-‘people’s-choice’-at-british-charity-film-awards/

 

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Knife man in Hua Hin station rampage - all because he had the wrong ticket

 

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HUA HIN: -- A Thai man with mental health issues went on a rampage at Hua Hin railway station yesterday. And later it emerged that he had tried to board with the wrong ticket.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974560-knife-man-in-hua-hin-station-rampage-all-because-he-had-the-wrong-ticket/

 

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Vets to give update on Ormsin the turtle 
By The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- A veterinary team from Chulalongkorn University on Tuesday will hold a press conference to discuss the condition of Ormsin, the sea turtle in a coma since last weekend after undergoing surgery to remove hundreds of coins from its stomach.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974561-vets-to-give-update-on-ormsin-the-turtle/

 

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