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    Muddy sea festival

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 11/05/2017

    » From May 19-21, the "8th Muddy Sea World Festival" will take place at Bang Taboon Bay in Ban Laem, Phetchaburi province.

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    Great Little Otis

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 02/10/2018

    » Otis Rush, the legendary blues guitarist, singer and bandleader, died last week, following a long illness. He was 84 years old. Not as well-known as Chicago blues legends like Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Howling Wolf, he was, nonetheless, a major player in the development of the Chicago "West Side Sound" and his unique, guitar style influenced rock musicians like Mike Bloomfield, Duane Allman, Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton.

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    About politics

    News, Published on 01/10/2016

    » Gen Udomdej has weathered a lot of storms, but his biggest test is coming v The rice scheme net is widening after Yingluck's bill of 35.7 billion baht v The waters are still a little muddy over the power of the next Senate

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    Blonde, bruised and stalked by shark

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 01/07/2016

    » They're hyping this one as "the best shark film since Jaws". Seriously? The muddy psychological waters of the 1970s -- the collective fear and anxiety lurking in the Vietnam War years channelled into a shark -- has given way to the lone, existentialist despair of the iPhone generation of the 2010s. In the Steven Spielberg film, we're swept into the hunters' dark obsession, the exorcism of the demon within and without; in The Shallows we have something much less complicated: survival. And it helps that the person struggling to survive despite being stranded just 200 hundred yards from shore is played by Blake Lively -- blond, bruised, brave, sun-tanned and bikini-clad.

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    Blame it on Justin Bieber

    Life, Published on 29/05/2019

    » A large sign warns motorists that Iceland's Fjadrargljufur canyon is closed to visitors but drivers keep on coming down the narrow gravel road. A ranger at a roadblock has to explain why no one can pass: The vulnerable landscape cannot sustain more visitors.

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    Fun with every bite

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 22/03/2019

    » Summer has officially arrived, so let me begin this food-driven story with the question of what gastronomic impression you usually associate with the school-break season.

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    Electoral smokescreen

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/12/2018

    » Re: "PM has 'nothing to do' with ballot row", (BP, Dec 12).

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    The pastoral romance returns

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 19/09/2018

    » The star-crossed lovers coo. They ride their buffaloes through a verdant field, splash mud, evade spiteful parents, and make a vow at the shrine of the banyan tree. But their romance, like all memorable romances in books and life, is doomed by the circumstances of fate, tragic and scarred, and their destiny is one of the most heartbreaking in the canon of Siamese literature and film.

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    Typhoon lashes south China after killing 28 in Philippines

    Published on 16/09/2018

    » HONG KONG: Typhoon Mangkhut barrelled into southern China on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings.

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    Hail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll!

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 21/03/2017

    » The headlines in the media have been dominated by politics for what seems like an age but suddenly changed a couple of days ago when the sad news that the "King of Rock'n'Roll" Chuck Berry had died at his Missouri home. He was 90 years old and, supported by some of his children, had just recorded his first studio album for 38 years; the album, simply called Chuck will be released later this year.

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