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    Thai AirAsia flight suffers engine fire

    News, Published on 07/09/2019

    » A Thai AirAsia flight from the Maldives to Bangkok turned back shortly after take-off and safely made an emergency landing on Thursday night after a fire was reported in one of its engines.

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    Red shirts plead guilty to violence

    News, Published on 28/09/2019

    » Four red-shirt co-leaders have pleaded guilty for their roles in a violent 2007 protest outside the home of the late Privy Council president, Prem Tinsulanonda, apparently hoping the Supreme Court will give them clemency and a less severe punishment.

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    Dust in the wind and down the throat

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 06/10/2019

    » You know there's something amiss in Bangkok when you wake up to the sounds of birds coughing. Well maybe it wasn't quite that bad, but this week our feathered friends sounded decidedly under the weather. So it came as no surprise to read the gloomy headlines about "toxic smog" returning to Bangkok.

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    Portrait Of An Artist

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 06/10/2019

    » "I just don't wanna be back in this place again/ I mean, I done cried a little/ Tried a little, failed a little/ I don't wanna do it again," Brittany Howard confesses on History Repeats, a funky opener to her solo debut Jaime. Built on acid jazz and neo-soul groove, the song bustles with the genre-blurring spirit of her former band Alabama Shakes and her own irreverent energy. Singing those words, Howard sounds empowered and energised like a weight has been lifted. "History repeats and we defeat ourselves/ Come on everybody, one more time again," before you know it, the song turns into an infectious anthem, leaving in its wake a glimpse into her self-discovery that would go on to define the rest of the album.

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    Oblivious army

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/09/2019

    » According to the latest UN report on rising sea levels, Bangkok is one of the cities that will be experiencing yearly floods 30 years from now. If the military was really serious about protecting the country, they would be using their budget to move their more vulnerable installations to higher ground and buying equipment to combat floods instead of the attack helicopters, missiles and rockets that army commander Gen Apirat Kongsompong wants.

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    Contemporary interpretations of regional favourites

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 27/09/2019

    » Inspired by his travels throughout Thailand, chef Krit Prathuangsukh's new tasting menu at Basil at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit showcases the diversity of Thai ingredients and cooking techniques. Each dish of the nine-course "Thai Journey" menu reinvents a regional classic with a modern twist, while remaining distinctly Thai.

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    Hiding the truth

    News, Postbag, Published on 20/09/2019

    » Re: "Stop blaming others", (PostBag, Sept 19). Well said, Darius Hober. The worst possible solution to the threats posed by false statements would be to entrust the truth to the state, or to any other sole institution.

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    Wet market makeover hopes to sway modern shoppers

    News, Published on 08/09/2019

    » Talat Thetsaban 3, known as "Talat Yai", and located in Muang Ubon Ratchathani municipality, is more than a traditional wet market for dwellers of Ubon Ratchathani province.

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    The trade war could be fuelling the Amazon fires

    News, David Fickling, Published on 26/08/2019

    » The fires currently consuming Brazil's Amazon rainforest seem a world away from the tense diplomacy in the US trade war with China. In truth, they're more closely connected than you might suspect.

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    Thank you, 'Mali San'

    News, Postbag, Published on 24/08/2019

    » We Thais owe many, many thanks to "Mali-San" or Ms Megumi Morimoto, 46, a freshman at Kasetsart University's Sakolnakorn campus. As shown by the clip on Facebook by Udomsak Nak-chang-in and on television, she's been blocking motorcyclists from illegally riding their bikes on the sidewalk at Rumsalee intersection, thus protecting pedestrians from being run over. She's done this over 100 times. Although local bikers have beaten her up four times, Thai onlookers have rescued her.

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