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Stranded fishing crew return home from Somalia

The stranded fishing crew arrive back to Thailand.

Bangkok, 12 August 2019 (NNT) - Eighteen out of 42 Thai fishing crew members have returned to Thailand after their employer abandoned them on a vessel in the sea off Somalia. They will be taken for interrogation by Thai authorities before returning to their homes.

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World News

Where was Woodstock held? 5 myths about the famous festival

 

In this Aug. 15, 1969 file photo, concert goers abandon their trucks, cars and buses as thousands try to reach the Woodstock Music and Art Festival at White Lake in Bethel, N.Y. (AP Photo)

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 Health & Wellbeing

Bangladesh grapples with country's worst dengue outbreak

Dhaka, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh is facing its worst-ever dengue fever outbreak as hospitals are flooded with patients, putting a severe strain on the country's already overwhelmed medical system.

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World Sports

Dovizioso overtakes Marquez on final turn to win Austrian GP

Spielberg, Austria (AP) — Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso overtook defending MotoGP champion Marc Marquez on the final turn to win the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday.

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 Automania

Remember the Dodge Charger Daytona?

Dodge Charger Daytona

The winged Dodge Charger Daytona was in 1970 just an amazing aerodynamic projectile.  In the NASCAR competition it was almost unbeatable.

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 Grapevine

Mortified by 90 Days

 A naughty lady in tears walked into the family bank in Thailand clutching her husband’s will which specified she would inherit a great deal of cash on his expiry. She explained her beloved had died in a terrible car accident two weeks ago and thus she needed access to his cash to dispose humanly of the remains. But the authorities, on checking local immigration police records, discovered he had completed his 90 days report in person only the day before.

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Book Review

'The Escape Room' looks at the dark side of ambition

Team building exercises meant to foster cooperation, loyalty and critical thinking are often just an irritating waste of time that causes resentment, backbiting and gossip.

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 SNAP SHOTS

Age is no barrier

Today, age really is no barrier. In fact I received a letter from a reader, and I quote, “Up until quite recently I had no particular interest in photography, for many years I have had a camera of some sort ranging from a box which used a Selo or Kodak roll film and as regards pictures were concerned I just pointed the box in the direction of something that caught my eye and clicked.  After a few days I would collect my films from developing, look at them, show them around and then put them in a box and that was that.

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Prodigious feats

Merrie Melodies

Browsing through some music videos a couple of days ago, I came across a performance by a violinist of about six years old who was described as a “child prodigy”. He was talented, but he wasn’t a child prodigy. Nowhere near.

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  Mott the Dog

Jimi Hendrix Experience: ‘Electric Ladyland’

In 1966 Jimi Hendrix was brought over to England under the management of ex-Animals bassist Chas Chandler. Within months he had changed the landscape of rock music forever and the role of the electric guitar within it.

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Thailand News
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HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha presides over Mahidol-Mother Day 2019

 

Bangkok, 10 August 2019 (NNT) - Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Narendiradebyavati presided over the opening ceremony for Mahidol-Mother Day 2019.

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Arts - Entertainment

Film Review: A spinoff happily spins its wheels in ‘Hobbs & Shaw’

New York (AP) — Add an “e’’ and “Hobbs & Shaw” might have been a time-traveling thriller about playwright George Bernard Shaw and 17th century philosopher Thomas Hobbes.

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Cartoons

 

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Odds & Ends

Goose freed, got stuck in pizza driver's car grille

Burlington, Vt. (AP) — Authorities say a goose that got stuck in a pizza delivery driver's car grille in Vermont is expected to make a full recovery.

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Science & Technology

Instagram expands hiding 'likes' to make you happier

San Francisco (AP) — Instagram is expanding a test to hide how many "likes" people's posts receive as it tries to combat criticism that such counts hurt mental health and make people feel bad when comparing themselves to others.

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