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    Man mistakes son for monkey, shoots him dead

    AFP, Published on 26/08/2012

    » A farmer in southern Nepal mistook his son for a monkey trying to steal his crops and shot the 12-year-old dead, police said on Sunday.


    In all Modesty

    Life, Ung-Aang Talay, Published on 22/06/2012

    » There is a type of Thai restaurant here in Bangkok that might not look especially interesting at first glance. The outside is ordinary and unremarkable and the decor inside is simple: tables and chairs that look well-worn but clean and not shabby, menus that have obviously been around for a while, a kind of relaxed, lived-in atmosphere. But a closer look reveals certain details that send special signals to the tutored eye.

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    Russia accuses West of distorting Syria deal

    AFP, Published on 03/07/2012

    » Russia accused the West on Tuesday of seeking to distort an agreement for a political transition in Syria, after international peace envoy Kofi Annan said a ceasefire was imperative.

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    Top secret support

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 10/07/2012

    » What do you take into account when buying a new bra? Sweet coloured lace, or design? Anything that makes you comfy? Or just anything?

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    Comeback tales spark US Olympic sprinters

    AFP, Published on 26/06/2012

    » Justin Gatlin is coming back from a doping ban to prove he is a legitimate champion. Tyson Gay wants to see if he can overcome a hip injury. And Bryshon Nellum was shot three times in the legs.


    Puzzling Pricings

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 15/06/2012

    » I was on Silom Road recently when I came upon a farang man, probably in his 20s. He asked a motorcycle taxi driver how much he would charge for a lift to a nearby hotel. The driver mimed out a price of B30 with his hands. The guy mistook the gesture for B300 and became upset. The driver was offended too that the farang thought he tried to rip him off. Only after another driver explained that there was no extra zero, he gestured a wai to the driver to apologise. Both men swallowed their bruised pride before they agreed to complete the B30 transaction.

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    Twin asks to trade places with jailed brother

    News, Pongpat Wongyala, Published on 09/05/2012

    » PATHUM THANI : A man has turned himself in to police to face assault charges after claiming his twin brother was mistakenly found guilty and sentenced to four years in prison for the crime he committed.


    Time to look at Section 17

    News, Published on 10/05/2012

    » The government has increasingly come under pressure to reconsider the enforcement of emergency rule in the three southernmost provinces. In his meeting on Monday with Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul as part of his fact-finding mission, Sayed Kassem el-Masry, special envoy of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's secretary-general, voiced his concern about emergency rule and asked when the government could lift the decree or at least lessen its scope.

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    Wrong man was executed in Texas

    AFP, Published on 15/05/2012

    » He was the spitting image of the killer, had the same first name and was near the scene of the crime at the fateful hour: Carlos DeLuna paid the ultimate price and was executed in place of someone else in Texas in 1989, a report out Tuesday found.


    A slice of the Old World in Latin America

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 22/03/2012

    » The first thing you will notice when you roam around Buenos Aires is that Argentina's capital is like a city in Europe. Old buildings along streets recall French or Italian architecture, while the streets are laid out in a grid plan.

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