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William Norways: a prisoner of war's sketches on the Thai-Burma railway – in pictures

British soldier Bill Norways was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Singapore and forced to work on the infamous Thai-Burma railway. During his time as a PoW he created sketches and artworks under appalling conditions• Families of British prisoner and Japanese guard united by poem 70 years on Continue reading...
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Thailand: Bankruptcy Proceedings In Thailand: An Updated Overview - Silk Legal

In the previous edition of the overview on Thailand's approach to bankruptcy, we covered how parties petition for bankruptcy proceedings, the processes involved,...
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Thailand protests: Risking it all to challenge the monarchy

In Thailand, criticising the royal family can mean secret trials and long prison sentences.
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The Three Abductions of N.: How Corporate Kidnapping Works

When estranged parents take children across borders, a shadowy industry of “recovery agents” can get them back — for a fee.
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Thailand: COVID-19: What Are Its Implications On Employers And Employees In Thailand? - Silk Legal

As of 5 March 2020, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has affected approximately 92,000 people in at least 50 countries around the world, ...
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Thailand protesters 'cross the Rubicon' and risk all to criticise the monarchy

Anger has been building since 2014 coup in which prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha seized power, with students now holding rallies almost daily Thai protesters have broken a long-standing taboo, risking lengthy jail terms to criticise the king, after weeks of student-led pro-democracy rallies that have swept across the country.Over recent weeks, high school and university students have targeted the government of prime minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha, calling for its dissolution and for democratic ref...
Tags: Thailand, Asia Pacific, Prayuth Chan, Prayuth Chan ocha

The Red Bull heir, a crashed car and the scandal that angered Thailand

In the past weeks, new developments have thrust the alleged hit-and-run case against Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya back into the spotlight -- and angered Thais who have long felt that the country's legal system unfairly favors the rich.
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Tiger sightings increase in Thai forest

This year 79 tigers were captured on hidden cameras in Thailand’s Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng forest.
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Want a company that lasts? Start a bank or a brewery

A Japanese company has been building Buddhist temples for almost a millennium and a half.It's the oldest continuously operating company in the world, but quite atypical.If you want to build a business that lasts, banks, breweries, and postal services are a good bet – but there are intriguing exceptions. Longest surviving companies 'The oldest profession in the world': thanks to a popular short story by Kipling (1), that label is now firmly attached to the sex trade. Yet up until the First World...
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Thailand Board Of Investment: Dear Crisis

Digitas Thailand and Thailand Board of Investment wrote an open letter to crisis, in order to gain investors’ confidence in Thailand, in a form of a VDO ad. The letter thanks crisis for injecting the resilience into the country and its people as Thailand has fought in multiple events throughout the history. And it also addresses the country’s strengths in variety of areas. The sign-off line, Thailand, the land of resilience, marks the new proposition for foreign investors to c...
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School In Thailand Uses Plastic Pens To Separate Children During Pandemic

The school in Bangkok reopened in July with various social distancing measures in place.
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Thai Students Protest the Military

Thousands of young people, borrowing from Harry Potter and other pop culture touchstones, are calling on the army and its allies to get out of politics.
Tags: News, Thailand, Harry Potter, Demonstrations, Prayuth Chan-ocha, Chulalongkorn University, Protests and Riots, Defense and Military Forces, School Discipline (Students, Vajiralongkorn (1952-

25 bargain shopping outlets for deals on furniture and home décor

It’s not just you who’s been spending hours scrolling through websites full of tables, sofas, pillows, planters, wall art and more to freshen your home and spirits without breaking the bank. Affordable furniture and home décor is just a click away if you know where to look. For example, At Home , the “home décor superstore” that has two retail outlets locally in Foothill Ranch and Riverside, decided to make its products available online for the first time because of the pandemic closures. (O...
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Kirsty Jones: Thailand backpacker murder case closed after 20 years

The killing of Kirsty Jones, 23, in Thailand in August 2000, remains unsolved.
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Twitter Users Get A Kick Out Of How Trump Mispronounced Thailand

The president referred to the Asian country as "Thighland" before correcting himself.
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Watch President Trump attempt to say "Thailand"

In a speech today ahead of his rally in Ohio, Trump noted that production has been shifted to Thigh Land. Previously: Watch President Trump attempt to say "Yosemite"
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I’d Like To Wake Up Now, Please? TPM’s Dystopian Reading Recs

We are all slowly but surely coming around to our new reality. During a recent conversation with my dad, we discussed the year thus far and how no matter how hard you try, we seem only capable of talking about the coronavirus, as if there weren’t once enjoyable things that existed — like books. I was in the process of packing to return to my apartment in New York after quarantining with my family in New Jersey for several months and we spoke about how unprepared I was when I first came home i...
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Kirsty Jones murder: Mother speaks of her 'emptiness' 20 years on

A police probe into the 23-year-old's murder in Thailand will officially end in four days' time.
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Elon Musk tweeted that the Egyptian pyramids were built by aliens. Here are 39 of the most outrageous things he's said over the years. (TSLA)

Elon Musk is one of the most outspoken leaders in tech.  The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has inspired intense devotion and attracted controversy as a result of his public statements. But he's also landed himself in hot water, like when he called a British cave diver a "pedo guy" or said he had the funding secured to take Tesla private at $420 per share.  Musk hasn't shied away from sharing his more off-the-wall ideas, like the concept that humans are living in a simulation or the theory that we sh...
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Small Destination Wedding in Phuket

Prepare to be dazzled because this small destination wedding in Phuket with romantic string lights and a hydrangea blue palette designed by The Wedding Bliss Thailand will have you totally starry-eyed. Pam Kriangkum Photography captured Lucy and Aron’s day with grace and elegance in a gallery that reflects the very definition of visual poetry. From… Small Destination Wedding in Phuket - Ruffled
Tags: Thailand, Wedding, Lucy, Phuket, Destination Weddings, Aron, Elegant Weddings, Hydrangeas, The Wedding Bliss Thailand, Pam Kriangkum Photography

Beirut Ignored Public Warning There Was a Russian ‘Bomb’ at the Port

Years before a devastating blast killed at least 100 people and injured more than 4,000 in Beirut Tuesday, a maritime analyst issued a public warning that a Russian “floating bomb” was languishing in the city’s docks.Maritime monitoring systems tracked the Rhosus into port in Beirut in September 2013. The ship, which was flagged in Moldova, listed its official cargo as “agricultural commodities.” The 2,750 metric ton cargo of ammonium nitrate would primarily be used for fertilizers or high power...
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"Christmas" Thai Curry Paste

Christmas Thai Curry Paste is a flavour (not just heat) packed blend of herbs, fresh chiles, toasted spices and a hint of fish sauce for umami. Perfect for any and all curries you care to whip up! We make curry at least once a month here, a habit which stemmed from my mom's travels to Thailand when she was working. That said, a lot of the time the actual curry making is done by her, since coconut and I don't mix - but I am always glad to provide the recipes, and making this...
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Support for Southeast Asian startups tackling big challenges

Southeast Asia’s startups have helped build a thriving internet economy. Now, they have an equally important role to play in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic—and in tackling some of the biggest challenges Southeast Asia faces around education, health, e-commerce, logistics and financial technology.In June, we launched Google for Startups Accelerator: Southeast Asia, a three-month online program to support startups working on social, economic and health problems across the region. We recei...
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READ: Excerpt From ‘Relentless Pursuit’ On Jeffrey Epstein And Ghislaine Maxwell

Photo Courtesy of Simon & Schuster Victims’ rights attorney Bradley J. Edwards has been working to bring Jeffrey Epstein  and his accomplices  to justice since 2008 , when a young woman told him the shocking story of how , at 14 years old, she  had been sexually coerced by a rich older  man .  Now, in his book  ‘ R elentless Pursuit ’   (co-written with Brittany Henderson and available from publisher CBS sister company Simon & Schuster), Edwards provides a riveting, firsthand acc...
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World Snooker Championship 2020: Noppon Saengkham beats Shaun Murphy, Mark Selby through

Thailand's Noppon Saengkham causes the biggest upset of the World Championship so far by beating former winner Shaun Murphy 10-4 at the Crucible.
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‘Harry Potter’ Fronts Anti-Government Demonstration in Thailand

Several dozen young protesters took to the streets of Bangkok on Monday dressed in Harry Potter costumes. They claimed to be casting a spell for democracy. The demonstration was held opposite the city’s Democracy Monument and was organized by students from Kasetsart University and Mahanakorn University of Technology. While Thailand has recorded relatively few coronavirus […]
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Vinai, the highly anticipated Hmong restaurant by Yia Vang, is coming to northeast Minneapolis

Yia Vang's restaurant is named after the refugee camp in Thailand where he was born.
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Saengkham stuns former champion Murphy in first round

Thailand's Noppon Saengkham causes the biggest upset of the World Championship so far by beating former winner Shaun Murphy 10-4 at the Crucible.
Tags: News, Thailand, Murphy, Shaun Murphy, Noppon Saengkham, Saengkham

Thailand calls for new probe in Red Bull heir hit-and-run case

Thailand's attorney general says new evidence has been found, allowing the case to be reopened.
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Thailand orders new investigation into Red Bull heir's alleged hit and run

Charges against Vorayuth Yoovidhya for killing a policeman in 2012 were dropped last month but the move prompted anger Thailand’s attorney general has ordered a new investigation into the heir to the Red Bull billions accused of a fatal hit and run, following public outrage after his charges were dropped last month.Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya was accused of killing a police officer in 2012 when he crashed his Ferrari in Bangkok’s most exclusive neighbourhood. Continue reading...
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