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  • THAILAND

    'I sold the piano and bought a camera'

    Spectrum, Published on 03/12/2017

    » Journalism requires taking risks beyond the regular (and sometimes legal) call of duty. When breaking news happens or an injustice is found lurking in the shadows, journalists are often the first ones there to shed light on the stories that impact society's most marginalised. It requires a deep passion for sharing people's stories with the rest of the world.

  • WORLD

    Women seen as effective suicide bombers

    News, Tobin Harshaw, Published on 12/04/2016

    » On a list of history's most notorious assassins, alongside John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald and Gavrilo Princip, the name Thenmozhi Rajaratnam would probably draw mostly blank stares. But in her way, the Tamil Tiger terrorist -- who blew up herself, the Indian leader Rajiv Gandhi and 13 others in May 1991 -- has perhaps had the largest lasting influence.

  • OPINION

    The sexual politics of 2016 and redefining masculinity

    News, David Brooks, Published on 30/03/2016

    » In the middle of the Civil War, a colonel named Robert McAllister from the 11th Regiment of New Jersey tried to improve the moral fibre of his men. A Presbyterian railroad contractor in private life, he lobbied and preached against profanity, drinking, prostitution and gambling. Some of the line officers in the regiment, from less genteel backgrounds, rebelled.

  • LIFE

    In the closet -- or not

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 27/08/2015

    » Actress Kristen Stewart's refusal to confirm her sexuality, and a round-up of other worldwide LGBT news this month

  • OPINION

    How about a social-digital solution to automation?

    News, Published on 06/03/2019

    » Nowadays, one struggles to think of any jobs that will still be available for our children when they grow up. Panicked parents are increasingly trying to anticipate the next big digital thing, so that they can give their kids a leg-up over all the other humans whose jobs will soon be automated. Accountants and radiographers are already doomed, but surely the developers perfecting driverless cars or adding new features to Facebook are safe, right?

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Amazon lets you try on and return clothes free

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 22/06/2017

    » Retail experiments to find ways to get people to buy online now include trying out products at home for a period of time.

  • OPINION

    Britain's current mess extends well beyond Brexit

    News, John Lloyd, Published on 13/11/2017

    » Britain -- ever-ready to boast stable politics and a faultless, often-called "Rolls-Royce" civil service -- is in a mess. Between scandals over sex, secret meetings, political donors and the royal family, the government is melting down.

  • BUSINESS

    Asia's century, China's year

    Asia focus, Published on 30/12/2019

    » Way back when 1999 was winding down, pundits were telling us that the Asian Century was about to dawn. That prediction has not yet been fully realised, but few would disagree that 2019 belonged to China. Over the past 12 months, the top headlines have been about the bruising trade war with America, defiant protests in Hong Kong against Beijing's tightening grip, and the rise of a surveillance state that is herding hundreds of thousands into "re-education" camps on its western fringes. Below, the Asia Focus team looks back on a busy and sometimes troubling 2019.

  • LIFE

    Thai pride

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 15/11/2019

    » Thailand is well-known around the world for a number of things: beautiful beaches, great food and extremely friendly people, to name a few. It's also home to a variety of homegrown talent be it in the entertainment industry or elsewhere. Sure, you can probably name a bunch off the top of your head that people go gaga for right here in the country, but there's also a number of them who are pretty well-known internationally, some of whom you may not be aware of. Either way, these are people who are making their motherland proud and whose works are worthy to be celebrated. From make-up artists to cake designers, here are Thais who are getting recognition locally and internationally for their work.

  • OPINION

    Don't back Uighur abuse

    News, Editorial, Published on 23/11/2019

    » Secret Chinese government documents leaked to The New York Times have provided chilling details about its "no mercy" approach to repression of Uighurs and other Muslim minority groups in the northwestern region of Xinjiang. The revelation should serve as a reminder to Thai admirers of Chinese President Xi Jinping of the brutal and paranoid reality of his regime.

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