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The kids will drink: Why Thailand booze ban could do more harm than good

By Mon, Aug 24, 2015 12:44PM UTC

It’s uncertain at the moment how the military junta intends to enforce its ban of alcohol sales within 300 metres (500 metres has also been talked about) of educational institutions.

Jon Bon Jovi wows Chinese fans with Valentine’s Day love song

By Fri, Aug 21, 2015 7:45AM UTC

U.S. singer-songwriter Jon Bon Jovi had wowed his Chinese following with his rendition of the classic love song “The Moon Represents My Heart” (月亮代表我的心) – in Mandarin.

Artist outraged at ‘blatant plagiarism’ of ‘bean’ sculpture in China

By Thu, Aug 13, 2015 9:13AM UTC

LONDON (AP) — Renowned artist Anish Kapoor has expressed outrage about the appearance of a sculpture in China that appears identical to his “Cloud Gate” in Chicago.

Owen Wilson coup movie not banned in Thailand – report

By Wed, Aug 12, 2015 3:39PM UTC

A forthcoming Hollywood movie partially shot in northern Thailand that depicts a coup in an unnamed Southeast Asian country has not been banned by authorities in Bangkok, according to reports.

From guerrilla warrior to artist: An interview with ‘The Storyteller’ of Yangon

By Wed, Aug 12, 2015 11:57AM UTC

Rows upon rows of plaster moulds of hands stand on shelves in a colonial villa in central Yangon, looking similar, yet all unique. They do not reproduce any person’s arm – they are taken exclusively from former political prisoners, of whom there are many in Burma, where over 5,000 people have served time in jail for political offences.

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