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    New blackout hits swaths of Venezuela including Caracas

    AFP, Published on 26/03/2019

    » CARACAS - A new blackout hit many regions in Venezuela including much of Caracas on Monday, sowing alarm two weeks after a nationwide outage that paralysed the country.

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    Volvo's Polestar joins electric car race with rival to Tesla 3

    Business, Published on 01/03/2019

    » STOCKHOLM: Volvo Cars' luxury performance brand Polestar unveiled its first fully electric sedan on Wednesday, opening up online pre-orders for the five-seater fastback at a price and with a driving range to rival Tesla Inc's mass market Model 3.

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    5G and the global power equation

    Business, Published on 11/01/2019

    » 5G technology is already powering breakthroughs such as driverless cars and will underpin life-changing advances in futuristic smart cities over the next decade. This has led to fierce competition between countries to determine the direction of 5G mobile internet standards.

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    SET down 14.87 points to 1,631.42 at opening

    Online Reporters, Published on 25/03/2019

    » Thai stocks opened down 0.90% at the start of trade this morning.

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    City attempts unique solution to save doomed trees

    News, Chinnawat Singha, Published on 24/03/2019

    » A municipality in Phitsanulok is trying a novel idea to find a new home for trees which were going to be sacrificed for a road development project.

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    A matter of life and death

    Life, Dave Kendall, Published on 22/03/2019

    » A river that sustains approximately one-tenth of the world's population is dying. Victor Mallet's River Of Life, River Of Death: The Ganges And India's Future explores why -- and simultaneously melds political and economic analysis with a compelling travelogue and a journey through the mythology of one of the world's great religions.

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    Fierce and pitiful

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 20/03/2019

    » Krasue is a Thai ghost beside whom vampires -- and other blood-lusting Western monsters -- pale in comparison. Basically a detached head of a woman floating around in the dark, lit up by a phosphorescent glow from her still-beating heart, and with her bloody entrails dangling below the head like an infested creeper, krasue feeds on, naturally, filth, blood, corpses and carcasses. Sometimes it's compared, for the sake of convenience, with Gothic-era will-o'-the-wisp or jack-o'-lantern. But seriously, please, that is a gross under-characterisation that discounts the supreme grotesqueness of krasue, born by the pulpy fantasy of our equatorial folklorists.

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    Minding the measles

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 19/03/2019

    » Measles is now a serious epidemic. Rubeola, the virus responsible for measles, can sicken nine in 10 people who breathe the air that surrounds an infected person for two hours after one coughs. Despite the availability of the measles vaccine, the disease killed around 136,000 people last year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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    Water way to go

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 03/03/2019

    » There was once a time in Thailand when the population was small and the waters were full of life. Today, the country has nearly 70 million people, but the number of marine creatures is decreasing all the time. In the past, people had respect for the seas, lakes, rivers and their inhabitants. We are not so conscientious anymore. There isn't enough concern about what our activities could mean for the future.

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    Medication muddle

    Asia focus, Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata, Published on 18/03/2019

    » HIV patients in Indonesia have been forced to adjust their daily medication routine because of problems with the government's medication procurement programme.

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