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    Heart of hospitality

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 06/11/2017

    » Heartwarming service with Thai hospitality and Japanese quality is the goal of Kokotel, which seeks to offer the cosiness of a traditional Japanese inn while promoting friends-and-family togetherness -- even on one of the busiest streets in Bangkok.

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    Iraqi PM celebrates victory in Mosul

    Associated Press, Published on 10/07/2017

    » MOSUL, IRAQ - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi celebrated with Iraqi troops Sunday in Mosul after they drove Islamic State militants from some of their last strongholds in a nearly nine-month campaign, although heavy fighting by holdouts continued in parts of the Old City neighbourhood.

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    Police drag United Airlines passenger from overbooked US flight

    Published on 11/04/2017

    » CHICAGO - A doctor trying to return home to his patients was dragged by his hands from an overbooked United Airlines flight by gun-carrying Chicago police, according to social media, embroiling the carrier its second public relations nightmare in less than a month.

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    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.

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    Airline's lack of information angers relatives

    Associated Press, Published on 10/03/2014

    » The anguished hours had turned into a day and a half. Fed up with awaiting word on the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, relatives of passengers in Beijing lashed out at the carrier with a handwritten ultimatum and an impromptu news conference.

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    A space for all

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 09/09/2014

    » In a bid to provide help, advice and medical treatment to Thailand's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens, the Faculty of Medicine at Ramathibodi Hospital has recently opened the Gender Variation Clinic at the hospital's Child and Adolescent Health Center.

  • WORLD

    Myanmar announces election date

    Published on 08/07/2015

    » Myanmar’s general election will be held on Nov 8, the Union Election Commission (UEC) said on Wednesday.

  • WORLD

    Shirley Temple dies at 85

    Associated Press, Published on 11/02/2014

    » Woodside, California — Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was 85.

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    M'sia mulls free visas for Chinese

    Online Reporters, Published on 14/01/2015

    » The Malaysian government is considering visa exemptions for tourists from China in a move to lure them back to the country after a plane carrying mostly Chinese passengers from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing went missing last year.

  • WORLD

    Singapore museum extends Lee Kuan Yew exhibit

    Published on 05/04/2015

    » SINGAPORE — The National Museum of Singapore extended its memorial exhibition on the country's late founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew to cater to an overwhelming number of visitors.

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