STOCKHOLM， Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Swedish government decided on Wednesday to extend photo ID checks on buses， trains and ferries into the country for three more months.
According to a government statement on Wednesday， the ID checks will be extended "by three months of passengers by bus， train or ferry between Sweden and Denmark. The decision will take effect on Nov. 4 and ends Feb. 4， 2017."
"The government has decided that the checks are necessary at present for public order and internal security in Sweden，"Anna Johansson， Sweden's infrastructure minister said in the statement.
The ID checks on rail， bus and ferry transports were introduced in January 2016 as Sweden struggled to get to grips with an influx of refugees to the country. Enditem
Thailand has exploded onto the world tourist stage in the last 20 years and it's easy to see why. Superb natural scenery from the mountains of the north to the beaches of the south New Carolina Hurricanes Jerseys , marvellous temples and ancient ruins, a fabulous piquant cuisine and a relaxed and friendly people make Thailand the ideal Asia destination for visitors of all ages. However, for most visitors Teuvo Teravainen Hurricanes Jersey , the most enchanting sight is that of the Thai temple.
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Wat Po is on most tourist itineraries owing to its massive reclining Buddha. But a wander through the rest of the temple is extremely rewarding.
Wat Po in fact served as Bangkok's first university. In the 19th century, King Rama 3 enlarged the temple compound and added stone tablets illustrating Thai traditional medicine. He also created the hermit's garden which is populated with statues of hermits in various contortions which are based on yoga. At the end of the temple compound are the massage pavilions which offer traditional Thai massages and also courses teaching massage.
The northern capital of Chiang Mai Jaccob Slavin Hurricanes Jersey , though a fraction of the size of Bangkok, has almost as many temples. Most are northern style structures showing a strong Burmese influence. Stone lions stand guard at the gate and writhing nagas or celestial serpents form the balustrades to stairways.
Chiangmai's most eminent temple is considered to be Wat Phra Singh which stands in the old walled city. A temple was first built on this site in 1345 and the original stupa or pagoda still stands.
The viharn or assembly hall houses the Phra Singh image and is notable for its mural paintings depicting traditional life in northern Thailand in the 19th century.
On the southern island of Phuket in the Andaman Sea stands the temple of Wat Chalong, a place of much history and legend. Known officially as Wat Chaitararam Victor Rask Hurricanes Jersey , the temple is located in the Chalong district in the north of Phuket.
The main pagoda at Wat Chalong contains a splinter of bone that is said to have come from the Buddha. The chedi is adorned with murals and Buddha images.
Wat Chalong played a dramatic role in the 19th century when Chinese labourers rioted over being denied opium. The abbot of the temple, Luang Poh Cham, rallied the locals to stand and fight the rioting Chinese and eventually save the day.
These are just three of the thousands of fascinating Buddhist temples that grace Thailand. A visit to any temple is not only a feast for the eyes but also the heart and soul.
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MOGADISHU Scott Darling Hurricanes Jersey , Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- At least seven people were killed and several others injured in heavy fighting between Somali National Army backed by the African Union peacekeeping troops and Al-Qaida linked group in Afgoye town in lower Shabelle, 30km south of the capital Mogadishu on Monday night.
Head of Somali Government's Police Station in Afgoye town, Yusuf Mohamed told journalists on Tuesday that bitter confrontation between joint forces and Al-Shabaab militants broke out after Al-Shabaab fighters attacked a police station.
According to the Mohamed and independent sources Elias Lindholm Hurricanes Jersey , five civilians and two police officers were killed during the heavy fighting which lasted for about 30 minutes.
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The police officer denied policemen were killed in the attack, but independent sources indicated that the casualties included some policemen.
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""There was huge sound of bullets that everyone in sleep woke up immediately and began to seek for refuge nearby. I know five civilians died, three of them were children and I heard two police men were killed"", Hassan said.
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