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  • LIFE

    After the storm, education needs attention

    Life, AFP, Published on 28/02/2012

    » It's the end of the school day at a middle school in Iligan City, Mindanao, Philippines, and children are milling about excitedly, poking each other in the ribs as they strut to the school gates. Meanwhile in the gym, 400 children from a nearby elementary school are noisily pouring out of makeshift classrooms separated by small partitions. They have no uniforms _ they barely have any books now _ and their learning days haven't been the same since their school was destroyed as Typhoon Sendong ripped through parts of the Philippines on Dec 16 last year.

  • WORLD

    Body type and well-being

    Life, Published on 28/02/2012

    » Do you know your body type? Most people probably don't realise that the shape of their body can influence their health and happiness plus a range of other aspects of their daily life. Body type can determine what foods we should eat and the kinds of exercise that produce the best results. And body type can affect our future health and our susceptibility to illness.

  • TRAVEL

    Toy Story comes to LIFE

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 28/02/2012

    » As the rain stopped falling on Hong Kong Disneyland a group of tourists from Thailand stepped into Toy Story Land, the park's fifth themed area. After walking through a tunnel, they saw two colourful benches in front of a big sign saying, "This Way" and a long stretch of more than two-metre-high grass. Looking up at their gigantic surroundings, the group felt like they had been shrunk to the size of a toy and become part of the Toy Story movies.

  • TECH

    I said, 'stop following me'

    Life, Wanda Sloan, Published on 28/02/2012

    » There is this company in central Bangkok, one of the biggest employers in the country, and all it does is to assign young men and women to follow thousands of citizens and make detailed notes about them.

  • TECH

    Retailer gets radical

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 28/02/2012

    » The wind turbine erected in front of this otherwise unremarkable, one-storey building in Si Racha tends to grab the attention of passers-by, its function in attracting customers a useful bonus for its owners, Tesco Lotus.

  • TECH

    Access blocked sites

    Life, Wanda Sloan, Published on 28/02/2012

    » I just can't think of any reason why a person might want to look at internet pages that have been blocked by authorities who know much more than the rest of us about what we should see.

  • TECH

    E-commerce easily

    Life, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 28/02/2012

    » Trading on the net is now like shooting fish in a barrel. The new classified platform website, dealfish.co.th, makes it possible for both buyers and sellers to easily close the deal over the web in three steps.

  • WORLD

    England Euro blow as Bent set to miss out

    AFP, Published on 28/02/2012

    » England striker Darren Bent looks set to miss out on Euro 2012 after suffering ruptured ankle ligaments, his club Aston Villa reported on Monday.

  • TECH

    Smartphone meets tablet as makers look at big picture

    AFP, Published on 28/02/2012

    » Mobile phone makers used to sell the 'small is beautiful' concept but at this year's world mobile fair, some are inching towards tablet sizes amid a shift towards a new hybrid category.

  • TECH

    Brazil has 47.5 million active Internet users

    AFP, Published on 28/02/2012

    » The number of active Internet users in Brazil rose two percent in January and more than 11 percent over the past 12 months to reach 47.5 million, IBOPE Nielsen Online reported Monday.

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