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    Sporting royals

    Sports, Post Reporters, Published on 02/12/2016

    » Once known as the 'Football Prince', Thailand's new monarch, His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, is now renowned for his involvement in cycling.

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    A long way from home

    Spectrum, Jeerawat Na Thalang, Published on 11/12/2016

    » Mohammad, a teenage refugee, barely escaped becoming a child soldier in Somalia three years ago. "They [the militants] wanted to take me and use me as a child soldier but my grandmother refused to let me join them," the 16-year-old recalled of the incident in Mogadishu, the capital city where Mohammad, who uses an alias, was born and raised.

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    Chinese parents wary of World Cup dreams

    AFP, Published on 24/12/2016

    » BEIJING: Beijing's dream of making China a football powerhouse depends on millions of children taking up the sport, but even coaches say that tradition-minded parents view the game as a wasteful distraction from school.

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    Monk's lucky charms fire Leicester to title

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Leicester City's English Premier League championship triumph is a fairytale of a small football club that manages to win big with a little help from mythical amulets ... sort of. Of course, the much coveted title was the product of the hard work of the players and manager Claudio Ranieri. But support from the three magic amulets given by a senior Thai monk might also have helped.

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    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.

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    Something's brewing

    Spectrum, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 15/01/2017

    » A fortune teller suggested Puripong Suthisopapan and his business partner focus on selling beer when they opened their Be Right Back restaurant in Khon Kaen over a year ago. Starting only with one refrigerator, most of the beer they sold was illegally home-brewed as Thai law prohibits small-scale brewing.

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    Fielding his future

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 22/01/2017

    » 'All I ever wanted was to play football and own a pair of good football boots," says Suvin, the seven-year-old football sensation, better known among the public as Nong Pee. "The fame and the attention I've got was never my goal."

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    Challenge accepted

    B Magazine, Duangkamol Panya, Published on 22/01/2017

    » While most athletes are content with their achievements in their given field, some have tried to bask in the bright lights of showbiz -- and Buakaw Banchamek is the latest to be added to the list.

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    Sun shines on solar power

    Spectrum, Jeerawat Na Thalang, Published on 29/01/2017

    » A German guide called the site of one of the world's biggest solar parks "Heathcliff" even though it does not have any relation to the lead character of Emily Bronte's novel Wuthering Heights.

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    How the road paves the way for raging tempers to flare up

    Spectrum, Published on 19/02/2017

    » The Oscar contender La La Land opens with a shot of a crowded Los Angeles highway when the lives of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a struggling jazz pianist, collide for the first time over a fit of road rage. Consumed by thoughts of an upcoming audition, Mia, at the driver's wheel, fails to notice the surrounding traffic surging ahead of her. Sebastian, stuck behind her car, begins honking his horn in building frustration. The movie starts with an angsty encounter but ends in an adorable song and dance.

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