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    See the past come alive

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 22/05/2019

    » The Ayutthaya Festival 2019, a must for history and culture lovers, kicks off on Wednesday. Taking place on the grounds next to the City Pillar Shrine within Ayutthaya Historical Park, the five-day celebration will feature illumination of the ancient ruins and a variety of performances and activities that promise to be both entertaining and enlightening. Numerous food stalls, shops and exhibitions will be open from late afternoon on. After the Sun goes down, the main stage will come alive. Following are stage highlights for each day.


    Remembering Our Lady Of Paris

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 10/05/2019

    » Notre Dame de Paris, also called Notre Dame Cathedral, is one of the most famous Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages and is distinguished for its size as well as architectural and antiquity interest. So when the fire broke on April 15 and destroyed the spire and most parts of the roof of the 850-year-old church, not only was the building structure devastated but so was the spirit of people the world over who grieved over the near destruction of an important church in the heart of Paris.


    A stranger's welcome

    Life, Sanitsuda Ekachai, Published on 09/05/2019

    » Most tropical beach holidays offer the usual formula of sun, sand and sea. Quy Nhon in Vietnam is for holidaymakers looking for another important "s" -- serenity.


    Modern sculpture meets ancient Greece in unique island exhibition

    AFP, Published on 07/05/2019

    » DéLOS (GREECE) - A stone's throw from the Greek island of Mykonos lies Delos, an uninhabited islet a world away from its neighbour's glamorous nightlife.

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    Warner ends IPL with 81 and big win for Hyderabad

    AFP, Published on 30/04/2019

    » HYDERABAD: Australia's David Warner Monday hit a scintillating 81 to seal his comeback from scandal in his last Indian Premier League game before heading to the World Cup.

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    Revamped Russian animation goes for global audiences

    AFP, Published on 29/04/2019

    » MOSCOW - In a slick Moscow loft, dozens of graphic designers peer at computers, compiling the latest scenes of "Fantasy Patrol", a cartoon produced by Russia's Parovoz animation studio.

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    Main points of Mueller report

    AFP, Published on 19/04/2019

    » WASHINGTON - These are some of the main points from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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    'Legendary' Notre-Dame roof astounded Middle Ages: carpenter

    AFP, Published on 17/04/2019

    » PARIS - The charred roof of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris was once a legend that "astounded the Middle Ages" and still fascinates master carpenters, Thomas Buechi of the Charpente Concept group told AFP.

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    Landmarks and monuments rebuilt from ruins

    AFP, Published on 16/04/2019

    » PARIS - From bombed cathedrals to historic opera houses that went up in flames, here are examples of landmark buildings that were destroyed and then rebuilt, as is planned for Paris's fire-gutted Notre Dame Cathedral.

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    Mozambique town marks Palm Sunday amid cyclone ruins

    AFP, Published on 15/04/2019

    » BúZI (MOZAMBIQUE) - Christians in the cyclone-devastated Mozambican town of Buzi on Sunday celebrated Palm Sunday among ruins -- a month after Cyclone Idai tore through the country leaving a trail of destruction.

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