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    Call it therapy

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 03/03/2019

    » While most people may not be familiar with Julia Michaels, chances are they have more than one occasion heard (and even sung along to) the songs she wrote. The 25-year-old American songwriter, if you must know, is the force behind some of the biggest pop hits from over the past few years including Justin Bieber's Sorry, Selena Gomez's Bad Liar and Hands To Myself, and Gwen Stefani's Used To Love You. But after realising that some of the songs she penned spoke to her more than it would any of the industry's A-listers, she decided to carve her path as a solo artist -- the move marked by the release of her 2017's debut single, Issues, followed by the seven-track EP, Nervous System.

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    US military to meet 'migrant caravan' at Mexico border

    Associated Press, Published on 04/04/2018

    » WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to use the military to secure the US-Mexico border until his promised border wall is built.

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    Who is our Oscars Favourite?

    Brunch, Kong Rithdee, Published on 24/02/2019

    » The most important of all unimportant things, the Oscars arrive on Monday morning, Thailand time. In a year that seems more muted than usual, Hollywood's biggest jamboree has striven to stay relevant with the inclusion of blockbuster titles such as Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody, besides the more edgy and less popular films that have claimed much of the headlines, such as Roma and Green Book. While there are many cinematic awards around the world, the Oscars still seem to matter the most, and the ritual of predicting the winners is at once a frivolous parlour game and an annual survey of the vital signs of mainstream cinema. Don't bet on it, but we offer our takes here.

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    US Congress struggles to avoid financial shutdown

    Associated Press, Published on 19/01/2018

    » WASHINGTON: House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he's confident that his GOP-controlled chamber will pass a stopgap government-wide funding bill, even as growing opposition from Senate Democrats made prospects in that chamber increasingly dicey.


    Fond memories of Brazil's coffee culture

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 07/08/2016

    » With the Rio Olympics finally under way, I can't get out of my head the old Frank Sinatra song that starts: "Way down among Brazilians/Coffee beans grow by the billions …" It was entitled The Coffee Song and a big hit when I was a kid back in the Stone Age. In fact, that song just about summed up my knowledge of Brazil in those days.

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    Trump, Dems vow no surrender on US government shutdown

    AFP, Published on 23/01/2019

    » WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump had a message on Tuesday for Democrats counting on him to relent in the Washington arm wrestle blocking funds to swaths of the government for a record 32 days: "No Cave!"


    Killing the messenger

    News, Postbag, Published on 02/04/2018

    » Re: "Magazine sued for 'blasphemous' kings painting", (Online, March 31).


    Welcome back to school

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 13/05/2016

    » With Trump setting his sights on building a gigantic wall across the US border to keep out illegal immigrants, Clinton fighting to be the first female president and Cameron scratching his head over the Brexit biscuit, what is currently on our leader's mind, you might ask? Why, setting up a re-education camp for frequent government critics, of course.

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    Protectionist Trump 'sets bad example'

    News, Jeerawat Na Thalang, Published on 05/02/2017

    » Former Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo has criticised new US President Donald Trump's inward-looking policy for "giving a very bad example to the world".

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    Trump to seek another $8.6 billion for border wall

    AFP, Published on 11/03/2019

    » WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is seeking $8.6 billion in fresh funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border, likely triggering another fight with Congress.

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