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    Millennials point new way to work

    Spectrum, Published on 18/02/2018

    » The millennial generation has a higher percentage of people starting their own businesses or freelancing their skills thanks to the convenience of online and mobile technologies. In addition, more employees are telecommuting and working remotely, with the blessing of their companies. These shifts in technology, the growth of small and medium enterprises and freelancing have led to the growth of a new kind of office known as co-working space. Many are wondering if this is a threat or any opportunity in the office business.

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    Year after Kim Jong-nam's killing, suspected masterminds evade trial

    Spectrum, Published on 18/02/2018

    » Lost in the glare of North Korea's missile launches, rhetorical battles with Washington and charm offensive at the Winter Olympics, two women stand accused of a crime that could send them to the gallows -- the stunning assassination of Kim Jong-un's estranged half brother.

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    Checking up on universal coverage

    Spectrum, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 18/02/2018

    » Installing the right medical facilities to take care of a sick family member at home could cost nearly the entire fortune for a household of six people. In the centre of Bangkok's commercial Lumpini area, the shabby-looking house of the Jan-urai family stands amid the Bon Kai community, a slum adjacent to the high-end Polo Club where the wealthy Bangkok elite gather for sporting events.

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    Detention centres stuck in past century

    Spectrum, Published on 18/02/2018

    » 'Thailand 4.0" is the military government's oft-heard catchphrase, but Thailand's immigration detention system is a relic from a previous century. The need for detention centre reform is not simply humanitarian, but economic, social and political.

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    Of beers and bodily functions

    Spectrum, Published on 18/02/2018

    » Trickster, tinkerer, inventor, parodist -- at 86, Robert Coover is the last man standing, alongside John Barth, who is 87, of a post-war generation of postmodern experimental writers that included John Hawkes, William Gaddis and William Gass.

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    Cashing in on the flood crisis

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 04/02/2018

    » After flooding hit his village last year, Abisit Sitthiwong, a 42-year-old farmer in Na Khu district of Kalasin, struggled to restore the farmland he had so faithfully cultivated. The owner of 10 rai of rice fields and 5 rai of fruit plantation, his produce was his main source of income.

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    Sanctuaries answer the call of the wild

    Spectrum, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 04/02/2018

    » The golden-tinged sunlight was dimming. A group of 50 hog deer sauntered around a wide field, pausing to eat shoots of grass. Forest officials had recently burned the field, making way for new grass which will provide a source of food for the population of over 200 hog deer living in Phu Khiao-Thung Ka Mang Wildlife Sanctuary in Chaiyaphum province.


    Second time around

    Spectrum, Published on 04/02/2018

    » There has been continued demand for used high-end condominium units in older buildings in Bangkok, where prices have risen at a much slower pace than in new projects. While older condominium developments offer many advantages, there can be pitfalls too.

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    EU move fuelling unease among palm oil producers

    Spectrum, Published on 28/01/2018

    » The livelihood of as many as 300,000 oil palm farmers in Thailand could be in jeopardy after the recent decision by the European Union (EU) to look at ways of banning imports of palm oil biofuel from 2021, industry experts say.

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    The dark side of live streaming

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 28/01/2018

    » As an only child, Phop, a 21-year-old Bangkok native, was used to getting what he wanted. After divorcing Phop's father when her son was five, his mother raised him on her own.

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