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    Street dreams: Footpath vendors light up yangon life

    Brunch, Nalin Viboonchart, Published on 07/04/2013

    » Sitting on a tiny stool with a small table in front of him, an old men energetically sews a book's binding. When he realises that our camera is pointed in his direction, he takes a break from his work to greet us _ in English.

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    English language key to a brighter future

    Life, Published on 05/07/2012

    » With 20 years of experience in diplomacy, Suhat Sungchaya, former secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Department of Protocol and now president of Language@Click education centre, is no stranger to English. It's a language he loves and is fluent in, second only to his mother tongue.

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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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    Going for gold

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 25/05/2012

    » Paralysed waist down by polio since a toddler, Suchart Sukcharoen has used sports to overcome his physical inadequacies. Powerlifting is his chosen field and he has represented Thailand at numerous international events, the latest of which will be be the London Paralympics later this summer where the 37-year-old will compete in the 52-kg category.

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