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    Will these change the way we read?

    Life, Published on 02/11/2018

    » 'A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic," cosmologist Carl Sagan once said. "It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years."

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    Superstition killed the turtle

    Life, Published on 08/10/2018

    » Throughout the 25 years of her life, Om Sin -- a sea turtle from Chon Buri -- was a symbol of luck and longevity to people who threw coins into her concrete pond believing that doing so would bring them prosperity. Little did she know that it would bring bad luck upon herself.

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    Shariah with Chinese characteristics

    Life, Published on 16/09/2016

    » Matthew S. Erie, a trained lawyer and ethnographer who teaches at Oxford University, lived for two years in Linxia, a small city in the northwestern Chinese province of Gansu. Known as China's Mecca, it is a centre of religious life for the Hui, an ethnic minority numbering 10 million who practise Islam. Along with the Turkic Uighurs, they are one of 10 officially recognised ethnic groups that practise Islam, making the total population of Muslims in China around 23 million, according to the 2010 government census.

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    Patience wearing thin with Iranian regime

    News, Published on 05/05/2018

    » In the early weeks of 2018, protests swept through the small towns of Iran, mobilising the disgruntled lower rung of society. Demonstrators chanted slogans against the country's theocracy. Meanwhile, large cities, where some of the largest anti-regime demonstrations previously had taken place, remained relatively quiet.

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    Ban on trans fat could boost palm oil

    Business, Published on 04/01/2018

    » The proposed ban on trans fat will force restaurants and cooking oil makers to modify their products, but the change may be a boon to the palm oil sector, an industry heavily supported by the government's Palm Oil and Palm Oil Industries Development Strategy.

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    US threatens to punish Myanmar over Rohingya

    New York Times, Published on 24/10/2017

    » WASHINGTON: The Trump administration threatened Monday to take punitive actions against Myanmar unless it pulls back from its violent military campaign against Rohingya Muslims, expressing what it called “our gravest concern” over a crisis that has killed or displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

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    Advertisers need new tricks to meet digital media challenge

    Business, Published on 31/08/2017

    » Digital media has made succeeding in advertising harder because it has opened the market for creative content to a wider field. At the same time, it has made measuring impact a more precise process, essential for ad buyers who are increasingly focused on return on investment.

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    Come on Baby, Light My Fire

    Brunch, Published on 30/07/2017

    » After 24 years in Bangkok there's no hoodwinking Jerry Hopkins, pioneering Rolling Stone reporter and author of No One Here Gets Out Alive, the cult biography of The Doors' self-styled shaman-poet Jim Morrison.

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    The unlikely evolution of a Disney star

    Muse, Published on 22/10/2016

    » At the Metrograph theatre on the Lower East Side of New York, Rowan Blanchard wore a knit pleated skirt overlaid by a pleated sleeveless tunic and chunky platform gold glitter shoes, all made and provided by the fashion house Kenzo. Holding a bag of salty popcorn and another bag of Swedish fish, she sat in one of the first few rows, just as a screening of a film she appeared in was about to begin.

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    Fit to print

    Asia focus, Cai Liang, Published on 15/08/2016

    » The newspaper business has endured a rough decade, with readership declining globally as young people in particular abandon print and the digital revolution radically changes the media landscape.

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