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    Buakaw kicks off new sports career

    Online Reporters, Published on 13/02/2014

    » RBAC Football Club will have a new formidable forward for this season's Regional League after luring Muay Thai king Buakaw Banchamek to the pitch.

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    Match-fixing probe for Thai FA Cup

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 19/02/2013

    » Match-fixing allegations have come to Thai football, with the FAT taking a close look at last season's FA Cup final between Buriram United and Army United.

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    Fielding his future

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 22/01/2017

    » 'All I ever wanted was to play football and own a pair of good football boots," says Suvin, the seven-year-old football sensation, better known among the public as Nong Pee. "The fame and the attention I've got was never my goal."

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    View from the Far South

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 06/12/2019

    » Young men lie face-down on the floor, their hands tied at the back. Uniformed officers punch and kick them. "Squeeze in!" they shout at the men on the ground. More kicks, more punches.

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    Made in Thailand

    Guru, Published on 05/07/2019

    » To say that Thailand has been getting global recognition lately may be a bit of an understatement. After all, it's not a secret that it's a famous tourist destination with plenty of beautiful beaches and street food that's been topping lists for years now. Of course, these are only just a few things Thailand is well-known for but we don't really have the time to get into all of that (*cough* rigged election *cough*). However, people from the outside may have a narrow view of what Thailand and its culture really is, but fortunately, there are things that help put a spotlight on these things. The next instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise is filming right now in parts of Thailand, including Krabi where its governor stated that the film would be a "great advertisement for the nature, culture and history of the kingdom". Erm sure, that's what the Fast and Furious franchise is all about anyway. While the film will most likely be more about cars zoom-zooming and vroom-vrooming, there are a number of shows on TV that give a better focus on Thai culture. Here are a few.

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    Revolutionary's road

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 02/04/2019

    » Poet, novelist, piano player. And that was before Gil Scott-Heron had reached 20. He wrote and recorded his best known song, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, in 1971, and from then on produced a unique and polemical body of prose, poetry and music that led him to be dubbed the "Father of Political Rap", the originator of "nu soul" and many more titles. He preferred being called a "bluesologist".

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    Ambassador David Beckham

    Published on 21/03/2013

    » It is now Ambassador David Beckham. The football celebrity is not representing his country, however. His job is to represent the Chinese Super League and his duties began yesterday in two Beijing schools.

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    Living in limbo

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 21/03/2017

    » It is hard not to get noticed in a sea of Thai faces when you are Middle Eastern. Being a refugee in Thailand, which is very "grey" on such status, will only add to the predicament.

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    A special kind of glory

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 29/08/2016

    » After the high-profile Rio Olympic Games, a much-less-publicised event follows. The Paralympic Games will take place from Sept 7-18, also in Rio. Forty-six Thai athletes with disabilities will be going all out to clinch a podium finish, while the Paralympic Committee of Thailand has a set an initial target of four gold medals, the same number they won in London four years ago.

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    Something's brewing

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 15/01/2017

    » A fortune teller suggested Puripong Suthisopapan and his business partner focus on selling beer when they opened their Be Right Back restaurant in Khon Kaen over a year ago. Starting only with one refrigerator, most of the beer they sold was illegally home-brewed as Thai law prohibits small-scale brewing.

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