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Thai teenagers tell rulers: ‘You’re dinosaurs’

Thousands of students continue to take to streets of Bangkok to demand reform of monarchy, government and educationOutside one of Bangkok’s busy shopping arcades, crowds of young protesters bounce balloons – coloured grey with patches of molten orange – above their heads.“We will act as a meteorite and hit the outdated ways of the older generations in this country,” the protest organisers explained. “We will talk about all the topics that the dinosaurs don’t want to hear.” Inflatable dinosaurs w...
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China curtailed travel ahead of the Lunar New Year. As Thanksgiving approaches, the US is ignoring that example.

A family celebrates Thanksgiving in 2016 in Stamford, Connecticut. John Moore/Getty On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised against traveling for Thanksgiving. But millions of Americans still plan to see relatives and host large, multi-household gatherings. Ahead of the Lunar New Year, Chinese authorities banned large gatherings and put hotspots in lockdown, which experts say reduced coronavirus spread. Much of the US does not seem to be following that example. ...
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‘The Flight Attendant’ Throws Kaley Cuoco Into a Glossy, Twisty, Energetic Murder Mystery: TV Review

The first few minutes of “The Flight Attendant” are as vivid and glamorous as the life Cassie Bowden (Kaley Cuoco) projects to the world as she travels it. She hops from one blurry night out to the next, trading cities and men with practiced abandon. But when she wakes up in Bangkok after a blurry […]
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Thai protesters rally after violent clashes with police – video report

Thousands of protesters rallied for a second day in Bangkok to condemn police use of teargas and chemical-laced water cannon jets against them. Demonstrators gathered outside the national police headquarters, hurling blue and yellow paint and spraying graffiti fiercely critical of the country's king. More than 50 people were injured during the violent clashes with police earlier in the week sparking calls for changes to the constitution, reform of the monarchy and the removal of the prime minist...
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Thousands protest in Bangkok after Thai parliament votes on constitutional reform

Thailand's parliament on Wednesday voted to move forward with two proposals on amending the constitution but stopped short of backing a motion that included monarchical reform, amid intensifying protests against the country's military-backed government.
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Thailand protesters drench police headquarters with paint

The police headquarters in Bangkok was defaced a day after violent clashes left dozens injured.
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Thousands protest in Bangkok after Thai parliament votes on constitutional reform

Thailand's parliament on Wednesday voted to move forward with two proposals on amending the constitution but stopped short of backing a motion that included monarchical reform, amid intensifying protests against the country's military-backed government.
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Thailand protests: More than 40 injured as clashes rock Bangkok

Police used water cannon and tear gas against protesters trying to cross a barricade near parliament.
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Thailand protests: clashes cause chaos outside parliament

Skirmishes break out between rival groups as police fire water cannon and MPs flee in boatsThailand’s riverside parliament was surrounded by chaos as police repeatedly fired water cannon at pro-democracy protesters, clashes broke out between the demonstrators and royalist counterparts, and MPs abandoned the scene in boats.Five people were treated for gunshot wounds after the most violent clashes since a student-led movement emerged in July. A further 36 people suffered other injuries in the prot...
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Clashes between police and protesters in Bangkok

Police use tear gas and water cannon against pro-democracy protesters outside the Thai parliament.
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Washington, D.C.: How Big was the Million MAGA March, REALLY? And why do BLAMTIFA continue to terrorize business owners and innocent people?

ANOTHER QUICK, UNEDITED DISPATCH: MUCH GOING ON HERE. THIS DISPATCH IS PERFECTLY ACCURATE IF NOT PERFECTLY WRITTEN – thank you for forgiveness runaway commas. We begin on Saturday, 14 November 2020, Washington, D.C. Million MAGA March, 14 November 2020, Washington, D.C. Photo by Masako Ganaha How big was the march? I was there. And at hundreds of others around the world. And have faced this question hundreds of times. Therefore, I studied for the answer. Proud Boys arriving at Freed...
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Sometimes There Is No Next Time By Proad

Perfume brand PROAD is another line of the Bangkok brand MITH, a more luxurious and expensive one. Its perfumes are made to last longer and have a great projection. We already talked about two fragrances from this collection - I found the main features of both bestsellers Lost Cherry Tom Ford and Baccarat Rouge 540 Maison Francis Kurkdjian in Cherry Syrup, and A Walk With Someone told the story of... Read full article: Sometimes There Is No Next Time By Proad from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colog...
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Thai Hotel That Put American in Jail Gets New Label on Tripadvisor

BANGKOK -- The resort hotel in Thailand got its public apology. The unhappy American guest who spent two nights in jail for criticizing the hotel online got his criminal charges dropped. But it was Tripadvisor, the giant online travel review platform, that got the last word.Wesley Barnes, the American traveler who was arrested after being charged with criminal defamation for posting critical reviews of the Sea View resort on the island of Koh Chang, quietly left Thailand this week.With Barnes sa...
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When ABBA Wrote Music for the Cold War-Themed Musical, Chess: “One of the Best Rock Scores Ever Produced for the Theatre” (1984)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfalfT1Iqmg Chess is amazing. The simplicity of its characters and plot (capture the king!) can be appreciated and understood by children; the complexity of its tactics can consume an adult life. Despite its medieval origins—and stumpers for us moderns like the strategic importance of a bishop on the battlefield—chess remains as much a potent allegory for power and its tactics as it was 1,500 years ago in India when it was called “chaturanga.”  The game ha...
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Phuket’s Tourism High-Season Hopes Shattered in Policy Flip-flop

Thailand's leading resort island Phuket has come face-to-face with the reality that it is tourism high-season will not see a marked reopening to overseas travelers. In the wake of the dismantling of the 'Phuket Model' and refocus by the government on using Bangkok as a single international gateway, there is increasing alarm over the lack of a path forward for the island's rice bowl-tourism. The key tourism indicator for the island is airlift and Phuket International Airport is the gatewa...
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Thai police fire water cannon at pro-democracy protesters

Crowds attempt to hand-deliver letters urging reform of the country’s monarchyRiot police fired water cannon at crowds of Thai pro-democracy protesters as they attempted to reach Bangkok’s Grand Palace on Sunday to hand-deliver letters urging reform of the country’s powerful monarchy.Demonstrations have spread across Thailand in recent months, led by young people who have risked lengthy jail sentences to call for the power and wealth of the royal family to be curbed, and for the resignation of t...
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Thailand protests: Police deploy water cannon in Bangkok

Demonstrators were trying to march in Bangkok to deliver a message to King Maha Vajiralongkorn.
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Thai protesters defy police water cannons to deliver letters

BANGKOK (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand were confronted by riot police and sprayed by water cannons Sunday as they tried to...
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Advertising’s Most Inventive Leader Is Leaving. Here’s What We Can Learn From Him

For all their talk of innovation, most ad agencies basically just create ads. But Thailand's BBDO Bangkok has a reputation for being able to create just about anything. Instead of creating ads about mosquito prevention in the slums of Bangkok, the agency created "Nano Shoes" that covered mosquitoes' feet in larvicide, turning the pests into...
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The US's workplace safety regulator just released guidance on how to ventilate offices to decrease the airborne spread of COVID-19

A Thai cleaner sprays disinfectant inside a meeting room of a Bangkok office as a preventive measure against the novel corona virus. Amphol Thongmueangluang/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the watchdog for workplace safety, just released guidance on how offices can better ventilate spaces to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 through small particles in the air. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently said small CO...
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Marriott Signs Agreement To Bring Four Hotels, 1,638 Rooms, To Thailand

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced it has signed a milestone agreement with Asset World Corp Plc. (SET: AWC) to add four new landmark properties under three world-class brands across Bangkok and Pattaya, Thailand. The multi-property agreement features a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Thailand's first JW Marriott Marquis hotel in Bangkok and two Autograph Collection hotels, set to debut the Autograph Collection brand in the country.
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Thousands stage show of support for king of Thailand in Bangkok

Gathering at Grand Palace follows months of protests calling for reform of monarchyThousands of royalists have thronged to Bangkok’s Grand Palace for a glimpse of the Thai king, in a massive show of support after months of protests calling for an overhaul of the government and reform of the monarchy.King Maha Vajiralongkorn sits at the apex of Thai power, his influence permeating every aspect of society. But the once-unassailable institution has faced an unprecedented challenge from a growing pr...
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Some Thai students choose protest option at graduation

For a second straight day Saturday, many university students in Bangkok boycotted a graduation ceremony attended by Thailand's king and queen, as part of an unprecedented push for reform of the monarchy. A small group of royalists welcomed King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida when they arrived at the university. It may have been tongue-in-cheek, but the police presence on campus and on the river at the back of Thammasat University showed the concern of the authorities that some students ...
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Thailand protests: three pro-democracy leaders hospitalised after melee outside police station

Trio mingled with supporters after court ordered their release, before police from another city arrived to question them Three prominent Thai pro-democracy leaders are in hospital after chaotic scenes outside a Bangkok police station overnight as officers tried to slap them with further criminal charges.A court on Friday ordered the release of Panupong “Mike” Jadnok, Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul and Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, who have been in custody since mid-October on sedition charges,...
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Thai king hands out diplomas at protest movement stronghold

A university graduation ceremony presided over by Thailand’s king was held Friday after pro-democracy activists issued a call for students to boycott it. There was no way to confirm how many students heeded the boycott call, though videos of the ceremony showed that many students did attend. The king or another senior member of the royal family traditionally hands out diplomas at university graduations, and in this case the venue was Bangkok’s Thammasat University, a stronghold of the protest ...
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Three Thai pro-democracy leaders in hospital

Three prominent Thai pro-democracy leaders were in hospital on Saturday after chaotic scenes outside a Bangkok police station overnight as officers tried to slap them with further criminal charges.
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Popular Thai pro-democracy figure charged over flash mob rally

One of Thailand’s most popular anti-establishment politicians has been charged for his role in an illegal flash mob protest last year, in a move that is likely to fuel the current wave of pro-democracy protests. Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, 41, a charismatic billionaire and founder of the dissolved Future Forward party, is accused of five public assembly violations linked to the rally in Bangkok's central shopping district last December, Krisadung Nutcharat, his lawyer, said on Thursday. T...
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German embassy in Bangkok becomes flashpoint as demonstrators pressure Berlin on Thai king's legal status

The German embassy in Bangkok became a new focal point of Thailand’s months-long pro-democracy rallies on Monday as thousands marched on the building to petition Berlin to investigate the Thai king’s use of his powers while residing in Bavaria. Since 2007, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who ascended to the throne in 2016, has spent long periods of time in southern Germany. But his extended presence on German soil has become a diplomatic headache for Berlin during Thailand’s nationwide rallies, where ...
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German government warns Thai king not to conduct politics from Germany

Germany is continuing to look into the behaviour of Thailand's king, who tends to spend long stretches of time in Bavaria, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday, as opposition protests in Thailand gain speed. "We are monitoring this long-term," Maas said. In Bangkok, protesters planned to march to the German embassy on Monday to present a petition to Berlin to investigate the king's use of his powers while in the European nation.
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Fighting tyranny with milk tea: the young rebels joining forces in Asia

Activists in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand have formed a novel international alliance to defy authoritarian ruleThe language, the demands and the backdrop were different, but the protests across central Bangkok last week would have looked familiar to anyone who followed the mass demonstrations that roiled Hong Kong for a year from June 2019.Crowds of young protesters, dressed in black and wearing hard hats, poured through the streets to locations announced at the last minute on social media. As...
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