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    Locked up women find fresh outlook thanks to royal programme

    Spectrum, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 24/06/2012

    » Of Thailand's 25,000 female prisoners, 85% are there due to drug-related offences. Compared to other world prison populations, this percentage is inordinately high, as is that of the rising number of female inmates in relation to male inmates _ some 17% of Thailand's prison population is female. Many are arrested after becoming involved in the drug trade, used as tools by dealers. As young as 18, they are drawn into the wrong kind of company, their gullibility exploited. They tend to be girls with little education from poor families who are desperate for money.

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    Head for the hills: Khao yai market stands tall

    Spectrum, Published on 24/06/2012

    » For the past 15 to 20 years, Khao Yai has been one of the most popular destinations for people looking to escape the city. Cha-am, Hua Hin, Pattaya and Bang Saen are the most popular beach spots for city dwellers, while Khao Yai offers a green, hilly atmosphere and fresh air just two hours from Bangkok.

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    Currency management in baht takes a step forward

    Spectrum, Andrew Wood, Published on 24/06/2012

    » An exciting way has emerged for expats who hold international investments to manage their finances, using Thai baht as the currency of choice. Almost all expats are exposed to different currencies because of their residency status abroad. Many of us use multiple currencies because we travel internationally. We should be most concerned about the currencies that make up our income, assets and expenditures.

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    PETS IN THAILAND III: Bringing dogs and cats into the country

    Spectrum, Published on 24/06/2012

    » This time we're going to discuss the exact requirements for bringing a dog or cat into Thailand, because these are by far the most common domestic pets imported and several readers have asked for this specific information.

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    Berlin gay pride parade draws 700,000

    AFP, Published on 24/06/2012

    » Camp costumes and colourful drag flooded the streets of Berlin on Saturday as hundreds of thousands took part in the city's annual Christopher Street Day gay pride parade.

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    German finance minister calls for stronger EU

    AFP, Published on 24/06/2012

    » German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble called for EU member states to hand more powers to the European Union in "major political areas", Der Spiegel news magazine reported Saturday.

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    Spaniards revel in street after win over France

    AFP, Published on 24/06/2012

    » Wrapped in yellow and red flags, Spaniards danced and piggy-backed in joy in the streets Saturday in deafening celebrations after watching their team beat France 2-0 in the Euro quarter-finals.

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    South Korea's Park opens two-shot lead in Waterloo

    AFP, Published on 24/06/2012

    » Former US Women's Open winner Inbee Park shot a five-under 66 to seize a two-shot lead after the third round of the LPGA Tour's Manulife Financial Classic on Saturday.

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    Li relieved to be out of spotlight

    AFP, Published on 24/06/2012

    » China's Li Na admits she is relieved to be the forgotten woman at Wimbledon this year after an uncomfortable experience in the spotlight following her French Open triumph 12 months ago.

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    Cummins in awe of old master Lee

    AFP, Published on 24/06/2012

    » Teenager Pat Cummins may be the raw future of Australian fast bowling, but he admitted he is still in awe of veteran speed king Brett Lee, 16 years his senior.

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