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    The key to a good life

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 07/05/2012

    » A little boy from the Northeast who has lived his life contemplating death has found answers through learning dharma and by growing up to become a professional executive.

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    Land of lotto

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 07/05/2012

    » Lottery and scratch-off tickets are very popular in Sri Lanka and available almost everywhere _ at stalls, booths, small shops and even from vendors on bikes. Each lottery ticket costs 20 Sri Lankan rupees (about five baht) while the first prize, announced every night, is worth at least two million Sri Lankan rupees (about 500,000 baht), which is doubled each day if there is no winner.

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    Kathmandu revisited

    Life, Sakul Intakul, Published on 09/05/2012

    » I still fondly remember my first visit to Nepal. I was so happy and so inspired that I made another 15 trips after that. I like everything Nepalese _ the people, the handicrafts, the rugs, the Tibetan paintings, the chanting of the monks, the art and the architecture. I enjoy any traditional Asian bronze items, but the Nepalese pieces that always have a special place in my heart are the bronze oil lamps shaped as Shiva temples that one would see displayed in museums, hung in temples, or sold in bronze and antique shops everywhere in Kathmandu Valley.


    Nepal's kung fu nuns practise karma with a kick

    AFP, Published on 08/05/2012

    » It is a hot, cloudless morning on a hillside on the outskirts of Kathmandu and dozens of nuns arrange themselves into lines around a golden Buddhist shrine.


    Greece gets more cash as coalition talks fail

    AFP, Published on 09/05/2012

    » Greek political parties Wednesday failed to form a viable government amid warnings by creditors that a loan to be paid on Thursday could be the last if Athens failed to honour repayment commitments.


    Jews stage pilgrimage to ancient Tunisia synagogue

    AFP, Published on 10/05/2012

    » A Jewish pilgrimage to the oldest synagogue in Africa on Tunisia's Djerba island began Wednesday under tight security after it was cancelled last year following the revolution.


    PM meets military chiefs

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 10/05/2012

    » Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will meet the military top brass today to discuss issues including the situation along the Thai-Cambodian border near the Preah Vihear temple.


    Lord Shiva awaits

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 10/05/2012

    » Once upon a time in a town called Mahabalipuram, a group of royally-commissioned sculptors were working on a big boulder at the foot of a hill. As they were meticulously chiselling out one tiny bit after another from the rock surface, Lord Shiva, with a cobra around his chest and a trident in one of his hands, gradually appeared.


    London prepares with Olympic torch set to be lit

    AFP, Published on 10/05/2012

    » The traditional ceremony to light the Olympic flame takes place at the ancient site of Olympia in Greece on Thursday, signalling the final countdown to the start of the Games in London.


    Olympic flame lit for London Games

    AFP, Published on 10/05/2012

    » The Olympic flame was lit in Ancient Olympia in Greece on Thursday, in a solemn ceremony filled with mystery and tradition that signals the final countdown to the start of this year's summer Games in London.

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