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    Myanmar's peace process stumbles on

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 19/03/2018

    » Myanmar's peace process is precariously poised with Panglong -- or the national peace conference as it is formally called -- set to meet in May. Several more ethnic groups -- including the Wa -- have agreed to sign the national ceasefire agreement (NCA). But, despite this, the peace process is in danger of disintegrating.

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    New footage shows Iranian missiles hitting Ukraine plane

    AFP, Published on 15/01/2020

    » WASHINGTON: New video footage has emerged showing two Iranian missiles tearing through the night sky and hitting a Ukrainian passenger plane, sending the aircraft down in flames and killing all 176 passengers and crew on board.

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    Ronaldo hints at Real Madrid rift

    AFP, Published on 14/06/2013

    » Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo threw further doubt over his future in Spain on Thursday by suggesting he has not penned a new deal.

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    Govt rice losses: 130 billion baht, not 34 bil

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 17/06/2013

    » Low estimate didn't include market value of unsold rice in storage. Rice is perishable & falls in value so market value is real value (mark-to-market).

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    Hawaii volcano destroys 31 homes, spews lava 60m into air

    Associated Press, Published on 07/05/2018

    » PAHOA, Hawaii: The number of homes destroyed by Hawaii's Kilauea volcano jumped to 31 on Sunday as scientists reported lava spewing more than 60 metres into the air.

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    Longing for a better Comic Con

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 06/05/2016

    » Very little squealing went down at this year's Bangkok Comic Con -- at least from yours truly. The massive geeky gig last weekend, now in its third year, was again hosted at BITEC this past weekend, although this year by True Visions and not the old co-host, BEC Tero. If you missed it, you didn't miss very much, as the smaller, local booths (distributors of books, DVDs, merchandise) that did not join BCC made for a pretty dull affair.

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    Small step forward

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 29/08/2016

    » When it was announced that the popular model-seeking reality show The Face Thailand -- which is coming back for its third season -- is accepting transgender women into competition for the first time, it caused a joyous glee in many parts of the LGBT community. Another step towards gender equality is always cause for celebration.

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    The road to 'true democracy'

    Published on 28/03/2015

    » Lt Gen Navin Damrigan, a constitution writer, shares his view on the Thailand the Constitution Drafting Committee has in mind once the new charter takes effect, and how the new highest law can bring about such transformation.

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    By lens, stage and paint, truth

    Life, Published on 10/12/2014

    » In 2009, Tanwarin Sukkhapisit made I'm Fine Sabai Dee Ka, a three-minute satirical film/performance art piece in which she locks herself in a cage placed in front of the Democracy Monument. Passers-by (both actors and unsuspecting pedestrians) take photographs and stop to ask her what happened. She smiles and repeats the same answer: "I'm fine in here." Tanwarin, who once served as the president of the Thai Film Director Association, is a prolific filmmaker who has made independent and mainstream films. In 2010, her low-budget production, Insects In The Backyard, made headlines when it became the first film to be banned under the 2006 Film Act (censors said the film depicted inappropriate images of student prostitutes and a penis).

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    Top business newsmakers of 2014

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 25/12/2014

    » It must be said that Thailand itself became quite a newsmaker along its up-and-down ride throughout the Year of the Horse.

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