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    A missing Pennsylvania teen who was believed to have run away to Mexico with a 45-year-old man read on

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    By Josh Weil
    August 2, 2013

    Districts of yurts surround Ulan Bator. Josh Weil for The New York Times

    In September the hills around Ulan Bator, the rough and roiling capital of Mongolia, are flecked with wildflowers. Below them, districts of gers, or yurts, encircle the city. The circular canvas structures, insulated with felt and supported by poles, have housed central Asian nomads since before the time of Genghis Khan — before there even was a Mongolia. ...
    by Published on 10-07-2012 06:30 PM  Number of Views: 909 
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    By Achara Deboonme, The Nation
    October 8, 2012

    While political instability over the past four years has highlighted the need among large corporations for business continuity management (BCM), the flood disaster last year raised such awareness among companies of all sizes.

    Demand is expected to rise as businesses realise that amid fierce competition in a globalised economy, they need back-up plans against natural and man-made disasters. The Asean Economic Community (AEC) will be another catalyst. ...
    by Published on 10-03-2012 09:35 PM  Number of Views: 919 
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    By Denis D. Gray, Associated Press
    October 3, 2012

    In this photo taken in about 1930 released by American author Steven Martin, a young Westerner smokes opium by an Asian man in French Indochina. One Halloween night, in a blacked-out bedroom in Bangkok's Chinatown, Steven Martin went into physical and mental free fall. High fever oscillated with shivering cold, gut-wrenching stomach pains brought on waves of diarrhea. Howling in agony, he leapt around the room in a kind of devil dance, his body smeared with oily sweat, vomit, mucus and feces. "Opium Fiend, A 21st Century Slave to a 19th Century Addiction'' opens with this harrowing description of the author trying to cut himself off from a drug that had taken over his life as a freelance journalist in Southeast Asia. Although Martin doesn't advocate the use of opium, his memoir is no simple cautionary tale, nor was he your ordinary backpacker junkie, such as still roam this region of cheap and plentiful drugs. EDITORIAL USE ONLY, Photo: Courtesy Of Steven Martin / AP

    BANGKOK (AP) — One Halloween night, in a blacked-out bedroom in Bangkok's Chinatown, ...
    by Published on 08-17-2012 08:29 AM     Number of Views: 1044 
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    The Nation
    Aug 16, 2012

    Excessive drinking of alcohol and obesity were among the leading causes of premature death among men and women in Thailand, according to a study released yesterday.

    "Many [thousands of] people have died prematurely over the past few years," Professor Dr Veerasak Jongsuwiwatwong, a director of Research and Development Health of Southern Institute, said. ...
    by Published on 07-30-2012 10:03 PM  Number of Views: 3984 
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    By Yoolim Lee
    July 30, 2012 2:10 PM PT

    Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's prime minister, speaks during the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum on East Asia 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. Photographer: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

    In the hubbub of the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Bangkok in May, Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi, a scion of a business empire stretching from beer to real estate, jumps up from his seat during an interview when he sees Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra passing by. ...
    by Published on 07-26-2012 06:10 PM     Number of Views: 1089 
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    July 27, 2012 1:00 am

    The latest bomb attacks in the deep South - in areas distant from towns where there are regular patrols - have been interpreted in two ways.

    Security in urban areas may be sufficient, but it may have caused insurgents to change their strategy to smaller but more frequent terror attacks, Yala Governor Dejrat Simsiri said during a security briefing yesterday. ...
    by Published on 07-20-2012 10:38 PM  Number of Views: 3462 
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    By David Fickling and Clementine Fletcher
    July 20, 2012 4:27 AM PT

    The deal would be Heineken’s largest acquisition after offering $7.4 billion in 2010 for the beer operations of Coca-Cola bottler Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

    Heineken NV (HEIA), the world’s third- biggest brewer, offered as much as $6 billion for full control of Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd. (APB) to prevent one of Thailand’s richest men from muscling in on a vital emerging-market asset. ...
    by Published on 07-12-2012 07:25 PM  Number of Views: 2340 
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    Thai rice
    By Economist
    Jul 12th 2012, 3:01

    Thai farmer working in the rice field to pick up crop for season. Source: GMA

    IN FEW other countries is self-image as bound up with one crop as it is in Thailand with rice. The country’s fragrant Hom Mali grain, in particular, has become justifiably famous among types of jasmine rice. ...
    by Published on 07-07-2012 03:06 PM  Number of Views: 1029 
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    By Thomas Fuller
    July 5, 2012

    The border between Myanmar and Thailand. Agnes Dherbeys for The International Herald Tribune

    PHU NAM RON, Thailand — This hillside village along the border with Myanmar was once a dead end. The road from Bangkok curved up scenic mountains through a sparse collection of wood ...
    by Published on 06-20-2012 05:08 PM     Number of Views: 970 
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    By Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs
    06-21 2012
    Bangkok Post

    There were lots of jolly moments in the comedy Jao Rok , an adaptation of Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid

    When the play premiered in 1673, playwright-cum-actor Moliere took a lead role but collapsed during his fourth performance and died soon after. ...

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