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French actress Danielle Darrieux dies at 100

PARIS: Danielle Darrieux, a prolific French actress whose movie and theatre career spanned eight decades, has died. She was 100.

Forever yours

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After switching industries for a decade, Daniel White made a comeback to the diamond business last year at De Beers to assume the role of head of global licensing for its Forevermark brand.

Sheeran cancels East Asia shows, SE Asia leg still on

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Whether Ed Sheeran will perform in Bangkok is unclear, with the injured musician's scheduled Bangkok concert not yet shown on the list of cancelled appearances in Asia

Monarchical chronicles

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In a 1970 address to librarians nationwide, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej compared books to knowledge banks, "a collection of everything mankind has built, done and invented since ancient times". His remark thus highlighted the…

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Guru's Weekly Pick: Oct 20-26

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Every week, we sift through tonnes of activities, shows, art exhibitions and things to do. Here is our especially curated list of what's hot this week in Bangkok and beyond. Enjoy!

Australian car making to end soon with GM plant closing

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CANBERRA: The Australian auto manufacturing era is about to end after more than 90 years when General Motors Co's last Holden sedan rolls off the production line in the industrial city of Adelaide on Friday.

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Flood waters to be emptied out to sea in 7 days – if...

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The government has set a deadline for the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) to push massive amounts of runoff from the North out to sea – seven days, assuming there are no further torrential rains.

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Facebook denies PM-Zuckerberg meeting

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"There are no plans currently for any of our senior leaders to visit Thailand," a Facebook statement says, apparently contradicting the prime minister's announcement that a meeting was scheduled for Oct. 30

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Thailand's top university ranks only 50th in Asia

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Chulalongkorn University (CU) was the only one to rank in the top 50 in the latest 2018 QS Asian University Rankings, released Wednesday.

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Porsche gives 718 Boxster and Cayman the GTS treatment

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The go-faster models of the brand's entry-level roadster and coupe feature 365hp of turbocharged performance.

Vehicle flood damage insurance claims jump

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Owners of 3,184 vehicles have made insurance claims totalling about 45.6 million baht for damage caused by flooding in Bangkok over the past week, according to the Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC).

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Napat handbags are inspired by King Bhumibol's royal projects

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Normally making stylish leather accessories, Jirayong Anumanrajadhon takes on innovative materials and exquisite Thai craft in creating Phya limited editions, whose proceeds will raise funds for the Chaipattana Foundation.

Lustrous spheres

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For almost a century, emblematic golden beads have gleamed in a variety of Van Cleef & Arpels' fine jewellery. Contemporary 21st century pieces under the Perlée collection demonstrate the timeless appeal of the lustrous spheres.

Taking the long view

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In Greek mythology, Mnemosyne is the goddess of memory. Impregnated by Zeus, she gave birth to the nine muses with whom artists, poets, musicians, writers and historians are familiar. As a daughter of Uranus, Mnemosyne is also a goddess of…

Vegetarian food and purification of the mind

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The annual vegetarian festival will kick off tomorrow, the first day of the ninth lunar month. The festival will last for nine days, until Oct 28.

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The seeds of a quiet revolution

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Coffee is among the significant cash crops that the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej used to fight against Thailand's poverty and narcotics trade. The story began from a few coffee plants he found in a remote village on Doi Inthanon.

Following history's trail

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During the Ayutthaya Period, Queen Suriyothai was killed while trying to defend her husband King Maha Chakkraphat during a battle with invading Burmese forces.

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Car exports climb to 24-month high

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is optimistic about the country's automotive sector in the remaining months of 2017 after the sector logged its strongest export performance in two years in September.

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Safe at last: Wild elephant rescued

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A wild bull elephant swept into a deep canal and trapped there by a flash flood in Noen Maprang district early on Tuesday was finally pulled to safety on Wednesday.

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Heavy rain may be coming, says Bangkok governor

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Most areas of Bangkok can expect more heavy rain from this afternoon, city governor Pol Gen Aswin Kwanmuang warned on Wednesday.

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Hotels staffed by robots in Japan

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Would you stay at a hotel where the staff members are robots? Japan already has three such hotels and there are plans to build 10 more.

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Ministry gets 1 month to answer questions on flood control canal

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The Agriculture Ministry has been given one month to come up with clear answers to all questions raised over its plan to build a 17.6-billion-baht canal in Ayutthaya to limit the impact of massive flooding.

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US pickup truck buyers demanding more luxury

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DETROIT: Heated and cooled seats. Backup cameras. Panoramic glass roofs.

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Fast train plan linking 3 airports well-received at second hearing

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A second public hearing in Chon Buri on a planned high-speed railway linking three international airports – Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-tapao – proceeded without a glitch Tuesday.

A variety of attractions at Book Expo

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Book Expo Thailand will kick-start today with an exciting array of books of all genres and interesting exhibitions and activities running until Oct 29, at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Ratchadaphisek Road. It's open daily from…

Chiang Mai celebration of King Bhumibol

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CentralFestival Chiang Mai will organise nine activities to honour King Bhumibol during the We Miss Our King, The Father To The Nation fair, which will kick off Friday and run until Oct 29.

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Polestar reveals 1 model as performance hybrid

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Volvo’s new standalone brand benefits from plug-in hybrid system used in the T8 versions of the XC90, XC60 and S90 albeit tweaked to 600hp.

Dead fish cover Hua Hin beach after heavy rains

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Dead fish weighing an estimated 10 tonnes covered the sand of a 10-kilometre stretch of beach from Klai Kangwon Royal Palace to Kao Takiab in Hua Hin, officials said.

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Fate vs luck

In troubled times, what is it that we turn to? Is it faith? Superstition? Some of us will embark on a spiritual path, finding comfort or anguish in a never-ending quest, while others may rely on their Cartesian, scientific mind to get…

Painting a picture of a country's gratitude

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After the heartbreaking passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Honorary Professor Preecha Thaothong created new works to pay respect to the revered monarch as well as watercolour paintings expressing the country's monumental loss.

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Horror stories from abused Hollywood female stars

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HOLLYWOOD: Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence used their speeches at a Hollywood event honouring women to detail experiences of assault and harassment at the hands of directors and producers and pledged to do more to…

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Mazda mulls Thai sales of new CX-8 SUV for 2018

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Sporty looking crossover has been chosen over more traditional CX-9 due to lower CO2 emissions for circa-2.3 million baht prices.

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Deputy PM warns, Sudarat explains

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Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan called a press conference to defend herself after Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon called her high-profile procession "improper".

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Ed Sheeran in Bangkok: Now "maybe" (Updated)

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Update: Next month's sold-out Bangkok concert by English singing sensation Ed Sheeran has not yet been cancelled. But it hasn't been confirmed either. Here's the latest.