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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Parting Words from Bangkok’s Reigning King of Vintage

Prasong Kanhasura may not be a household name in the fashion industry, but when it comes to vintage male clothing, the 44-year-old known as Pat Bangklyn is a towering figure. The man played an instrumental role in giving birth to Bangkok’s best-known annual vintage flea market, Made By Legacy, before becoming alienated by its overt commercialization.

Wuhan’s New Hospital to Combat Coronavirus Completed After 10 Days

WUHAN (Xinhua) — China has built a makeshift hospital in 10 days to battle against the novel strain of coronavirus in Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus outbreak in central China's Hubei Province.

China-Laos Railway Construction On Track Despite Pandemic

VIENTIANE (Xinhua) — The Chinese engineers on the China-Laos railway construction sites have been pulling out all the stops in their efforts to extend the railway in the northern Laos' mountains and over the Mekong River amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
US President Donald Trump speaks Thursday at a prison reform roundtable in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Photo: Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press

World Media Struggle to Translate Trump’s Africa Insult

Thai-language media took a very literal route.

German Railway Company Says Greta Thunberg’s Photo Misleading

BERLIN (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg and Germany’s national railway company created a tweetstorm Sunday after she posted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of a train surrounded by lots of bags.
An undated photo of a Mahidol University sign. Photo: Matichon

Mahidol Becomes Top Thai Uni in Times 2019 Global Rankings

BANGKOK — Five Thai universities are among the world’s top 1,000 according to this year’s Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Mahidol University ranked the...

Memes Mock United For Forcibly Kicking Passenger Off Flight

CHICAGO — A day after viral videos of a bloodied man being dragged off an overbooked United flight by aviation security fueled criticism of the airline, Twitter users are using the platform to poke fun at the airline's tactics.

Fake US Embassy in Ghana Shut Down After ‘About a Decade’

ACCRA, Ghana — A fake U.S. embassy that operated for "about a decade" in Ghana's capital issuing counterfeit and fraudulently obtained visas has been shut down, the U.S. State Department announced.

‘We Needed to Survive,’ Syrians Escape War Unending to Bangkok

BANGKOK — Somewhere in the capital city is a tiny, 30sqm room shared by seven people. Four of them fled their home four years ago after it was flattened by a bomb.

Marking the End of the Vietnam War: Two Sides of the Story

HANOI (DPA) — The Vietnamese government calls it Liberation Day, but for Nguyen Van Hoang, a wiry man in his mid 60s, the events of April 30, 1975 had different connotations. He recalls the day his life changed forever with a wistful smile.

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