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River overflows in Loei after huge downpours, floods also in Chiang Mai

By THE NATION

 

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THE Loei River burst its banks in the northeastern province on Thursday night, inundating communities in Muang district. About 1,000 families were affected and 10 schools closed.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984013-river-overflows-in-loei-after-huge-downpours-floods-also-in-chiang-mai/

 

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WannaCry attack is good business for cyber security firms

BY REUTERS 

 

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – For Kris Hagerman, chief executive of UK-based cyber security firm Sophos Group Plc, the past week could have been bad. The WannaCry “ransomware” attack hobbled some of its hospital customers in Britain’s National Health Service, forcing them to turn away ambulances and cancel surgeries.

 

Full story: http://tech.thaivisa.com/wannacry-attack-is-good-business-for-cyber-security-firms/21779/

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Altercation on the MRT as Thai man tells foreign tourist to “go back your <deleted> country”

 

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Video footage captures the moment a Thai man tells a foreign tourist to "go back your <deleted> country" during an argument in a busy MRT carriage in Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984028-altercation-on-the-mrt-as-thai-man-tells-foreign-tourist-to-“go-back-your-f’ing-country”/

 

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French researchers find way to unlock WannaCry without ransom

BY REUTERS

 

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – French researchers said on Friday they had found a last-chance way for technicians to save Windows files encrypted by WannaCry, racing against a deadline as the ransomware threatens to start locking up victims’ computers first infected a week ago.

 

Full story: http://tech.thaivisa.com/french-researchers-find-way-to-unlock-wannacry-without-ransom/21777/

 

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Bt20 bn drive to connect all villages

By JIRAPAN BOONNOON

THE NATION

 

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Pichet Durongkaveroj, left, minister of digital economy and society, and Suthichai Yoon, co-founder of Nation Multimedia Group, speak at the "Digital Trends Summit" held yesterday by NOW26 and Krungthep Turakij newspaper.

 

THE DIGITAL ECONOMY and Society (DE) Ministry says more than Bt20 billion is being spent to ensure that every village in the country has access to broadband Internet by the end of next year. It also plans to see 500,000 jobs in the digital workforce developed within five years.

 

Full story: http://tech.thaivisa.com/bt20-bn-drive-to-connect-all-villages/21781/

 

 

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Tycoon Pradit denies any link to Dhammakaya, despite land deals

By THE NATION

 

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BUSINESS TYCOON and former politician Pradit Phataraprasit has denied any involvement in alleged conspiracy, money-laundering and embezzlement in connection with the Dhammakaya Temple, even though he admitted to having bought two plots of land related to the scandal-hit temple.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984030-tycoon-pradit-denies-any-link-to-dhammakaya-despite-land-deals/

 

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Tighter screening near Sanam Luang after bomb

By THE NATION

 

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BMA to install better cctv cameras.

 

AUTHORITIES will implement more stringent screening of people entering the Sanam Luang area in the wake of Monday night’s small bomb blast.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984033-tighter-screening-near-sanam-luang-after-bomb/

 

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TCG expects to back Bt86 bn

By SOMLUCK SRIMALEE
THE NATION

 

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SMEs in Nan province yesterday meet with TCG staff to ask about how to get loan guarantees.

 

THE THAI Credit Guarantee Corporation (TCG) is confident of guaranteeing Bt86 billion worth of loans to small and medium-sized enterprises this year thanks to banks’ reduction of lending rates for SMEs and two government programmes backing Bt35 billion worth of loans to SMEs.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984036-tcg-expects-to-back-bt86-bn/

 

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UPS bids expansion via extending collection cut-off times

By KINGSLEY WIJAYASINHA
THE NATION

 

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UPS Thailand managing director Tan Boon Tiam, far right, looks to expand business in Thailand.

 

UPS Thailand Co has extended collection cut-off times by up to 6.5 hours in Greater Bangkok and Ayutthaya.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984037-ups-bids-expansion-via-extending-collection-cut-off-times/

 

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Video: Many students injured as firework display goes wrong in Krabi

 

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Fireworks exploded in all directions at a Krabi display yesterday evening injuring 21 students who had just finished a display of Thai dancing.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984039-video-many-students-injured-as-firework-display-goes-wrong-in-krabi/

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Thonglor pub raided for violating closing time rule

By The Nation

 

Tourist police and 191 emergency police raided the popular Blaq Lyte pub on Soi Thonglor early Saturday and arrested the owner for violating the closing time regulation and running it without a licence.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984049-thonglor-pub-raided-for-violating-closing-time-rule/

 

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Arrest warrant issued for man over murder of two after 'dice game dispute'

By The Nation

 

The Phra Khanong Court on Saturday issued an arrest warrant for a man from Prachuap Khiri Khan province for allegedly shooting dead two men in front of a Bangkok condominium over a dice game dispute on Friday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984050-arrest-warrant-issued-for-man-over-murder-of-two-after-dice-game-dispute/

 

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Disowning Lawmakers’ Proposal, Govt Says No VAT Increase in 2018

 

By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter
 
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BANGKOK — The rubber stamp parliament’s proposal for a VAT increase next year was shot down by the government on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984051-disowning-lawmakers’-proposal-govt-says-no-vat-increase-in-2018/

 

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Rouhani leads Iran presidential race, expected to win

By Parisa Hafezi and Babak Dehghanpisheh

 

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani waves to supporters at a polling station during the presidential election in Tehran, Iran, May 19, 2017. President.ir/Handout via REUTERS

 

DUBAI/BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani has an unbeatable lead in Iran's presidential election, an Iranian official source told Reuters on Saturday, citing an early unofficial tally, and is set to defeat his hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi and win a second term.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984053-rouhani-leads-iran-presidential-race-expected-to-win/

 

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