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  • NEWS

    Hong Kong student leader Wong in 'chilling' assault

    AFP, Published on 29/06/2015

    » HONG KONG - Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong, the teenage face of the city's pro-democracy protests, was assaulted in the street with his girlfriend in an attack he said Monday sent a "chill to my heart".

  • NEWS

    Pakistan's anti-terror fight enters new phase despite rights fears

    AFP, Published on 29/06/2015

    » ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's army is preparing for a final push in the coming weeks in its fight against militants, but there are concerns that rights are being rolled back in the name of defeating terror.

  • BUSINESS

    Asia markets hit by Greece fears, Shanghai plunges

    AFP, Published on 29/06/2015

    » HONG KONG — Asian equities and the euro tumbled on Monday on fears Greece will crash out of the euro zone after Athens called off debt reform talks and announced a referendum on creditors' proposals next weekend, days after a repayment deadline.

  • NEWS

    20 on high-risk Mers list released from quarantine

    Online Reporters, Published on 29/06/2015

    » Twenty of 36 people deemed at high risk of infection after contact with Thailand’s only confirmed Mers case have been cleared and released from quarantine, Public Health Minister Rajata Rajatanavin said on Monday.

  • LEARNING

    Greek crisis: Banks closed as exit from eurozone looms

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 29/06/2015

    » Over the weekend, Greeks waited in long lines to withdraw their money from ATMs after European central bank decided not to continue emergency funding. Big payment to IMF due on Tuesday.

  • NEWS

    Taliban ambush kills 11 Afghan soldiers: officials

    AFP, Published on 29/06/2015

    » HERAT (AFGHANISTAN) - At least 11 Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan, officials said Monday, as security forces face their first fighting season without NATO combat support.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Play with Pixie Dust

    Guru, Kasidit Srivilai, Published on 29/06/2015

    » They might be architecture students, but for decades they’ve been known for their hilarious stage plays. The Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, this year presents Peter Pan: Faith.Trust.Pixie Dust. As always, audiences can expect amazing sets and props prepared by Thailand’s future architects (and singers -- for unknown reasons, the school has produced a ridiculous amount of famous singers), plus political quips and roll-on-the-floor-laughing gags. Guru speaks with Pakaporn Utaobin, the head of this year’s Lakorn Tapad (the Faculty of Architecture’s play), about the upcoming performance.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Works against the clock

    Guru, Published on 29/06/2015

    » For the third consecutive year, Sofitel So Bangkok is staging a fashion showcase highlighting the work of four Thai designers, under the theme “Fashion in Time”. A curated art tour and corresponding booklet will provide visitors and hotel guests with information on the art installations displayed throughout the premises. Participating artists this year include Jiratt Boonta of fashion brand Jaritt; Wannarat Boonyaratanakornkit of fashion brand Onn Wannarat; Nutre Chenyavanij of Nutre Jeweller; and Sarinya Limthongtip of Srinlim.

  • TRAVEL

    Island idyll

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 29/06/2015

    » Living up to its “One Island. One Resort” slogan, Pangkor Laut Resort exclusively operates on a privately owned island of the same name off Malaysia’s west coast, offering five villa types to suit guests’ preferences. Sea Villas or Spa Villas are situated beautifully on stilts, metres above the ebb and flow of the turquoise sea. If serenity is your priority, opt for a Hill Villa, perched on a hillside and surrounded by lush rainforest.

  • NEWS

    Partygoer dies after Taiwan disaster

    AFP, Published on 29/06/2015

    » TAIPEI — A 20-year-old partygoer died on Monday after suffering 90% burns from a fireball that injured nearly 500 people at a Taiwan "colour party", with organisers facing charges after plumes of decorative powder ignited.

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