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Forget Table Snacks, Popcorn is Now in Beer

BANGKOK — Japanese brewers have a knack for interesting beer flavors and one of the craziest has recently hit the Thai capital.

Nearly 800 Migrants Rescued From Sinking Boats in Indonesia

JAKARTA (DPA) — Indonesian fishing boats and marine police rescued nearly 800 migrants Friday from a sinking vessel, a military official said, as South-East Asia's migrant crisis continued to unfold.

School Defends Marking GPA on Student Uniforms

UBON RATCHATHANI - Deputy director of a public school in Ubon Ratchathani province has defended the practice of allowing students to display their grades on the uniforms.

Singer Apologizes for Vandalizing Thai-Laotian Border Marker



BANGKOK — A famous singer has apologized for vandalizing a stone that marked the Thai-Laotian border in northern Thailand, following a storm of criticism on social media.

Thai Film Archive to Show Best of Female Filmmakers

BANGKOK — The national film archive will celebrate the works of Thai women filmmakers by screening their movies throughout March.

Princess Returns Salary to Military Academy, Director Says

BANGKOK — A daughter of His Majesty the King will return all salary she collected in 35 years of teaching at a military academy, its director said today.
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Watch Czech Noir Film on Cold War Trials Next Week

BANGKOK — Prepare for a Saturday thrill next week when a noir Czech film screens at a downtown venue as part of the Contemporary...

‘Winter Beer Garden’ Opens Opposite CentralWorld

BANGKOK — Not all hope is lost for fans of open-air “beer gardens” after shopping mall CentralWorld announced it would no longer host one this year.

Russia Expects "Straightforward" Extradition of Alleged Mob Boss

BANGKOK (DPA) — Russia does not foresee problems in extraditing a suspected mob boss that was captured in Thailand, an embassy official said Thursday.

Talkin’ Loud: Gilles Peterson Headlines First Koh Tao Music Fest

His labels Acid Jazz and Talkin’ Loud kick-started the career of Jamiroquai and catapulted the likes of Incognito, MJ Cole and Roni Size into stardom. Today he runs his latest imprint, Brownswood Recordings, organizes the Worldwide Festival and, on Thursday, will be on Koh Tao to headline that island's first ever music festival.

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