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    A big Hollywood night in a #MeToo moment

    Life, Published on 06/03/2018

    » The first Oscars of Hollywood's post-Harvey Weinstein era took care of its serious business at the start. As the 90th Academy Awards got under way on Sunday night, host Jimmy Kimmel addressed the sexual harassment scandals that have rocked Hollywood.

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    Bad flood dreams

    News, Postbag, Published on 20/05/2017

    » Not surprisingly the better part of Bangkok flooded during the heavy rain in the early morning of May 16 and it looks like the BMA once again was caught off guard. We live in the Bang Na area just opposite Central City and since the last rainy season ended all the equipment used to pump out water has just been left without any sign of regular maintenance. Suddenly required, the BMA will have to get hold of technicians, required spares, operators, etc.

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    Reckless development sows seeds of disaster

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 09/08/2018

    » As monsoon rains have struck the Mekong region recently, some countries have been hit hard by flooding. These disasters reflect the fact that the region's development projects have not fully recognised climate change impacts and so lack plans to deal with them.

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    Facing off with Mr Mott

    Life, Published on 06/10/2014

    » Last year, Justin Mott took a photo that garnered lots of praise, but also stirred up suspicious questions in some quarters. It shows a young woman swimming underwater, her diaphanous white top billowing around her torso. In the background is a mahout sitting on an elephant which is standing thigh-deep in what may, or may not, be the same body of water.

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    US threatens to punish Myanmar over Rohingya

    New York Times, Published on 24/10/2017

    » WASHINGTON: The Trump administration threatened Monday to take punitive actions against Myanmar unless it pulls back from its violent military campaign against Rohingya Muslims, expressing what it called “our gravest concern” over a crisis that has killed or displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

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    Life's freshest ingredients

    Life, Published on 30/09/2016

    » The afternoon sun had melted most of the ice in the Mason jar that held Alton Brown's sangria. At 54 and recently divorced, the king of the food-science geeks and master of ceremonies to the first Food Network generation, rocked gently on a backyard swing and pondered the big questions.

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    Freezing the odds

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 25/08/2014

    » If you haven't heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge by now, you are either a hermit living in a cave in Tibet or Sleeping Beauty, just waking up from a century of slumber in the highest room of the tallest tower of a magical castle.

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    Andaman Appeal

    Asia focus, Published on 20/10/2014

    » Krabi, a peaceful paradise in southern Thailand, has become an alluring destination for international tourists in recent years due to its distinctive charms and plentiful natural attractions.

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    “Merciless” Post-tropical storm Sandy (updated 20:30)

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 30/10/2012

    » Sandy has been just as bad as forecasters has feared, causing massive flooding destruction along the east coast of the United States. Morning has finally come and people are just starting to see how bad things are. We will update the situation tomorrow.

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    In Iraq, dread is in the air

    Life, Published on 01/09/2014

    » Many soldiers, reporters and commentators have compared the Iraq War to a deadly, sickening version of the Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day — a war not of decisive battles but of seemingly endless efforts to take individual streets and towns, only to lose them and have to fight to take them again, all at enormous, heartbreaking cost.

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