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    Theft out of need may not be crime

    News, Published on 05/05/2016

    » Stealing food from a supermarket may not be a crime in Italy if you are homeless and hungry, the nation's highest appeals court has ruled.In a case that has drawn comparisons to Les Miserables, the Supreme Court of Cassation threw out the conviction of a homeless man from Ukraine, Roman Ostriakov, who was caught trying to take €4.07 (about 164 baht) worth of cheese and sausage from a store in Genoa without paying for it. A trial court sentenced him in February 2015 to six months in jail and a fine of €100.

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    New Chula library honours Chamnan

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 08/09/2014

    » Chamnan Yuvaboon, born 100 years ago this year and still going strong, is a man with a distinguished background. He was an outstanding student — the country's first to complete a doctorate degree from Thammasat University's political science faculty in 1953. After starting his career in a junior position in the Interior Ministry, he became a well-recognised figure for the many initiatives he started that still function today.

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    Why 1967 wasn't just about the Beatles

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 11/06/2017

    » While writing about the 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper a fortnight ago, it soon became apparent that 1967 was quite a remarkable year for a whole host of reasons aside from the Lonely Hearts Club Band. A quick glance at what was going on in 1967 might evoke a few memories among fellow wrinklies.

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    China: Another Chairman Mao?

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 11/03/2016

    » Opening the National People's Congress in Beijing last week, Prime Minister Li Keqiang set China's growth target for the coming year at 6.5-7%, the lowest in decades. Only two years ago, he said that 7% was the lowest acceptable growth rate, but he has had to eat his words. He really isn't in charge of very much any more.

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    The postman cometh

    Life, Published on 25/11/2014

    » It was a Friday morning, and Tessa had received a phone call — a man, who spoke only Thai, with what seemed to be an urgent question.

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    Gur u asks

    Guru, Sumati Sivasiamphai, Published on 24/01/2014

    » Why did the Colorado Transportation Department put up a marker for mile 419.99 at one of its interstates?

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    Why not G-193?

    News, Published on 19/05/2012

    » Re: ''America's 'G-Zero' moment looms'' (BP, Opinion, May 18)

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