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    After World Cup success, concern at Rio Games

    AFP, Published on 15/07/2014

    » RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil defied dire predictions to deliver one of the best World Cups in history, but with two years until the Rio Olympics, organizers are racing against the clock all over again.

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    Argentina stalwarts left to rue golden chance

    AFP, Published on 15/07/2014

    » RIO DE JANEIRO - Argentina's loss to Germany in the World Cup final may have represented the last opportunity for the country's storied '2005 generation' to claim the sport's biggest prize.

  • NEWS

    World Cup 'scalper' surrenders

    AFP, Published on 15/07/2014

    » A British World Cup ticketing executive accused of involvement with a scalping network allegedly worth tens of millions of dollars turned himself in on Monday, authorities said.

  • NEWS

    Singapore anti-betting ad backfires

    AFP, Published on 15/07/2014

    » SINGAPORE - A Singaporean campaign group ridiculed for suggesting that Germany was a risky bet in the World Cup used the tournament's outcome Monday to drive home its anti-gambling addiction message -- and quickly got panned again.

  • LIFESTYLE

    In the hot seat

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 15/07/2014

    » Forty-seven-year-old Bee’s chronic insomnia has somewhat subsided since the coup d’état in May, which brought to an end political unrest and much-awaited peace in the Kingdom.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A traditional legacy

    Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 15/07/2014

    » Seventy-three years is close to the average lifespan for men in many parts of the world. But for Chaophraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital in Prachin Buri, which marks its 73rd anniversary this year, this is just a drop in the bucket, the tranche of time it has taken for the first step in what may be a lengthy journey: its mission to revive traditional Thai herbal medicine in a society which has long cast off what were considered outmoded ways in favour of the Western approach to healthcare.

  • NEWS

    Brazil declares "victory" -- in staging of Cup

    AFP, Published on 15/07/2014

    » BRASíLIA - Although her country failed to net a sixth triumph, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Monday declared as a victory the giant nation's staging of the World Cup.

  • NEWS

    Rio Games takes cue from World Cup

    AFP, Published on 15/07/2014

    » RIO DE JANEIRO - Citing a highly successful World Cup, 2016 Rio Olympics organizers claimed Monday that the event would take its cue from football and make South America's first Olympiad one to remember.

  • NEWS

    Maidana bets he'll defeat unbeaten Mayweather

    AFP, Published on 15/07/2014

    » WASHINGTON - Marcos Maidana is so confident he will beat undefeated world champion Floyd Mayweather that he said Monday he would wager his prize money for their September 13 welterweight rematch.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Let There Be (En) Light (enment)

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 15/07/2014

    » Some of you may be feeling like you have to give up your weekend bar-hopping since today is Asarnha Bucha Day and tomorrow is Buddhist Lent Day (never thought these holy days would appear on our sin-filled pages, did you?). Instead of giving you tips for being ordained into monkhood or what kind of animal to release to gain the most merit, we want to help you nurture your spirituality with our selection of peace-loving havens that can be found right here in Bangkok. We also have other cool ways to make merit without having to get up super early to give alms to Buddhist monks. May the inner peace be with you.

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