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  • September 1, 2014

    Rare Siamese crocodiles released as ambassadors for Lao wetland

    The release is part of a programme to assist the recovery of the local Siamese crocodile population and restoration of associated wetlands, linked by socio-economic incentives that improve local livelihoods. "The one-to-two-year-old crocodiles, which range between 50-100 cm (20-39 inches) in...

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  • September 1, 2014

    Record-high rice shipments

    The Thai Rice Exporters Association revealed that rice exports in July reached 941,691 tonnes, the highest figure since the 1.01 million tonnes in August 2011. The association's president, Chareon Laothamatas, said exports this year should reach up to 10 million tonnes. The Nation

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  • September 1, 2014

    Myanmar targets 5 million tourists with e-visa

    The e-visa is open to tourists from 41 countries, from the United States and Britain to China, Japan and North Korea, Minister of Immigration and Population Khin Yi told reporters. The entry permit will cost $50 and be valid for 28 days to those arriving at YangonÓ╣é s international airport, he said...

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  • August 31, 2014

    Myanmar releases provisional results of first census in decades

    The 2014 census revealed that 14.8 million people live in urban areas, with 35.3 million in the countryside. "This shows we must focus on development projects in rural areas where more than 70 per cent of the population lives," Immigration Minister Khin Yee said. Myanmar conducted the first census...

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  • August 30, 2014

    Running on tangerine dreams

    Closing in on his 104th birthday, a twinkle-toed Japanese sprinter has thrown down the challenge to the world's fastest man Usain Bolt, telling him: "let's rumble!: Hidekichi Miyazaki - who holds the 100 metres world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed "Golden Bolt" after the Jamaican...

    Life
  • August 30, 2014

    Their Majesties through the lens

    In a gesture of appreciation to Their Majesties King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit and in celebration of the Queen's 82nd birthday, Chamnong Bhirombhakdi and Siam Paragon recently hosted an event to introduce "Bhirombharbbhakdi", a honorary photography book of never-before-published photographs of Their...

    Life
  • August 30, 2014

    Running on tangerine dreams

    Closing in on his 104th birthday, a twinkle-toed Japanese sprinter has thrown down the challenge to the world's fastest man Usain Bolt, telling him: "let's rumble!: Hidekichi Miyazaki - who holds the 100 metres world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed "Golden Bolt" after the Jamaican...

    Life
  • August 30, 2014

    The guitar hero in the room

    The Marshall Stanmore looks like a classic guitar amplifier, but it's actually a very modern Bluetooth speaker with the mighty sound quality to live up to the Marshall name. The speaker is housed in black faux-leather vinyl with a vintage-looking fret grille, both of which nicely set off the brass...

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  • August 30, 2014

    Microsoft's aim is true

    Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the sleek and powerful tablet computer that the US firm hopes will replace notebook computers for students and working people on the go. And I think Microsoft could achieve that ambition - provided that people are also willing to buy the Surface Pro Type Cover, a magnetic...

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  • August 30, 2014

    Chocolate on a 'doki doki' morning

    Japanese pop-metal group Babymetal have toured with Lady Gaga and attracted monster crowds in America and Europe with their sugar-coated hard rock, but the schoolgirl trio have even bigger plans - to conquer the world. Dressed in 'Lolita-style' frilly red skirts and their hair in pigtails, the teenagers...

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