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Taking Stand On Final Day, Jenphop Says He Tried To Avoid Crash

By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter

 

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Jenphop Viraporn walks out of the Ayutthaya Provincial Court during a recess Friday.

 

AYUTTHAYA — Jenphop Viraporn took the stand on the last day of his trial Friday to defend himself against the prosecution’s case that his recklessness was to blame for the deaths of two grad students in a fiery wreck last year.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983959-taking-stand-on-final-day-jenphop-says-he-tried-to-avoid-crash/

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"Hey teacher, leave them kids alone!" - Thai teachers slammed over "bizarre" hair punishment

 

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A well known Thai psychologist has hit out at teachers who think they are doing children in their classes a favor by punishing them with head shaving.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983985-hey-teacher-leave-them-kids-alone-thai-teachers-slammed-over-bizarre-hair-punishment/

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191 chief wraps cop's knuckles but wants man who threatened police brought in

 

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The chief of the special police 191 has responded to an online clip that showed an altercation between a policeman in his force and a member of the public.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983986-191-chief-wraps-cops-knuckles-but-wants-man-who-threatened-police-brought-in/

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Teacher hits back at parent who complained about child who got zero in maths test

 

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A teacher in Chiang Mai has hit back at a parent who criticized his school for give a grade of 0 students in a multiplication test.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983987-teacher-hits-back-at-parent-who-complained-about-child-who-got-zero-in-maths-test/

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The beautiful game - but football pitch owner furious after pretties steal the limelight!

 

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The owner of a football pitch is furious after pictures and video appeared online of a group of Thai "pretties" doing a little more than supporting the men playing football.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983988-the-beautiful-game-but-football-pitch-owner-furious-after-pretties-steal-the-limelight/

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Phuket truck owner donates B20k towards Sophie Anderson’s funeral 

The Phuket News

 

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Mr Suwan Maad Adan makes his donation to the family. Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot
 

PHUKET: The owner of the 18-wheel truck which crushed Sophie Emma Rose Anderson on May 8 has today (May 19) given her family B20,000 in contribution to funeral arrangements.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983989-phuket-truck-owner-donates-b20k-towards-sophie-anderson’s-funeral/

 

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Fully loaded: Phuket Police arrest eight on drugs, guns charges 

Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Anong ‘Jeab’ Sae-Eu (centre, in orange shirt), 30, from Phuket was found carrying a well-made, but homemade, revolver in the car park at the main Super Cheap store on Thepkrasattri Rd in Rassada. Photo: Phuket Provincial Police

 

PHUKET: A team of officers from the Phuket Provincial Police led by Maj Ritthichai Chumchuay arrested eight people, most on drugs charges, but three for carrying illegal firearms – one of them a polished homemade revolver.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983990-fully-loaded-phuket-police-arrest-eight-on-drugs-guns-charges/

 

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New center set up to step up suppression exploitation of state forests

By The Nation

 

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A new forest protection operation center has been established to pull together all relevant agencies and laws to suppress influential figures who have exploited state forests and resources.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983991-new-center-set-up-to-step-up-suppression-exploitation-of-state-forests/

 

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Exports to grow by 3.7% this year, TMB Analytics forecasts

By The Nation

 

TMB Analytics expects the value of Thai exports to grow by 3.7 per cent this year, thanks to improving prices of consumer products and oil, as well as recovery in the global economy.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983992-exports-to-grow-by-37-this-year-tmb-analytics-forecasts/

 

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Big C bombing suspect reenacts robbery

By Pares Lohasan
The Nation

 

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Security officials on Friday brought a suspect in the Big C department store bomb attack in Pattani province for a reenactment, starting with robbing a pickup truck, killing the owner and rigging the vehicle with bombs.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983995-big-c-bombing-suspect-reenacts-robbery/

 

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Police are always police wherever they are: RTP deputy spokesman

 

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The Royal Thai Police is ready to come under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice as proposed by a police reform subcommittee in the coordinating committee of the National Legislative Assembly and the National Reform Steering Assembly.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983997-police-are-always-police-wherever-they-are-rtp-deputy-spokesman/

 

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DSI seize 122 super cars in nine raids in Bangkok

 

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A total of 122 super cars have been impounded by the Department of Special Investigation following coordinated raids of nine car showrooms and warehouses, especially the Niche Car Group, in Bangkok on Friday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/983999-dsi-seize-122-super-cars-in-nine-raids-in-bangkok/

 

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Ex-U.S. Congressman Weiner pleads guilty in teen 'sexting' case

By Brendan Pierson

 

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Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner exits U.S. Federal Court, after pleading guilty to one count of sending obscene messages to a minor, ending an investigation into a "sexting" scandal that played a role in last year's U.S. presidential election, in New York City, U.S., May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner wept on Friday as he pleaded guilty to sending sexually explicit messages to a teenage girl, capping a "sexting" scandal that played a role in last year's U.S. presidential election during its waning days.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984004-ex-us-congressman-weiner-pleads-guilty-in-teen-sexting-case/

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Brazil plea-bargain testimony says president took $4.6 million in bribes

By Brad Brooks and Lisandra Paraguassu

 

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Brazil's President Michel Temer speaks at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, May 18, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

 

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's top court released plea-bargain testimony on Friday accusing President Michel Temer and his two predecessors of receiving millions of dollars in bribes, the most damaging development yet in a historic political corruption probe.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984005-brazil-plea-bargain-testimony-says-president-took-46-million-in-bribes/

 

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Seeking a new narrative, Trump heads to Middle East and Europe

By Jeff Mason

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump and Melania Trump depart the White House to embark on a trip to the Middle East and Europe, in Washington, U.S., May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump left for Saudi Arabia on Friday on the first leg of a trip that the White House hopes will shift attention away from the political firestorm triggered by his firing last week of former FBI Director James Comey.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984006-seeking-a-new-narrative-trump-heads-to-middle-east-and-europe/

 

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Iran counts votes after big turnout in presidential election

By Parisa Hafezi and Babak Dehghanpisheh

 

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Millions of Iranians have voted in the country's unexpectedly tight election which pits President Hassan Rouhani, who wants to normalise ties with the West, against a hardline judge who says he has already gone too far. Kate King reports.

 

DUBAI/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Vote counting began in Iran on Saturday after a high turnout in an unexpectedly tight presidential election pitting President Hassan Rouhani, who wants to normalise ties with the West, against a hardline judge who says he has already gone too far.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984007-iran-counts-votes-after-big-turnout-in-presidential-election/

 

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Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify to Senate panel in public session

 

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FILE PHOTO: A combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump (L) in the House of Representatives in Washington, U.S., on February 28, 2017 and FBI Director James Comey in Washington U.S. on July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool, Gary Cameron/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump last week amid an agency probe into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election, has agreed to testify before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee at a public hearing, the committee said in a statement on Friday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984010-ex-fbi-chief-comey-to-testify-to-senate-panel-in-public-session/

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I bought sex, politician admits

By THE NATION

 

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Deputy national police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul, left, talks to Chuchat Poungchin, black shirt, second right, a member of the Tambon Ban Mai Admini-strative Organisation arrested yesterday for allegedly buying sex from a minor.

 

Confession by Ban Mai politician is latest twist in Mae Hong Son underage prostitution case.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984012-i-bought-sex-politician-admits/

 

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