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Thai musicians organize day-long event to help ‘Yolanda’ victims

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Activists, singers and concerned citizens will perform a day-long musical event at Central World Saturday to raise funds to help victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).

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Thai sex show owner arrested after Rihanna visit

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Thai authorities said Monday they had arrested the owner of a sex show visited by pop icon Rihanna — the latest crackdown inadvertently triggered by the singer’s tweets.

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Rihanna poses with protected primate in Thailand

In this Wednesday, July 10, 2013 file photo, singer-songwriter Rihanna performs at "Le Sporting" in Monaco during her “Diamonds World Tour” to Europe. Rihanna has left behind a trail of racy tweets and an incriminating Instagram photograph from a Thailand trip that led police to arrest two men for peddling protected primates. AP

Pop star Rihanna spent a weekend at the beach in Thailand, leaving behind a trail of racy tweets and incriminating Instagram photographs that led police to arrest two people for allegedly peddling protected primates.

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Rihanna poses with protected primate in Thailand

Singer, songwriter Rihanna. AP

Pop star Rihanna has left behind a trail of racy tweets and an incriminating Instagram photograph from a Thailand trip that led police to arrest two men for peddling protected primates.

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Mario Maurer’s ‘crazy’ side

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WHEN he’s with friends, he doesn’t talk about business or work. “I want to relax. We do extreme sports like downhill bike riding and skateboarding.”

Mario Maurer arrived in Manila Saturday last week, a rainy day, to promote his comedy-horror movie “Pee Mak,” which reportedly just became the highest-grossing locally-produced film of all time in his native Thailand, with a box-office turnout or US$33 million.   From the airport, Mario was whisked straight to Edsa Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong City [...]

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‘Aparisyon’ wins in France

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Filipino-American filmmaker Vincent Sandoval’s “Aparisyon” won the audience award at the 15th Deauville Asian Film Festival, held in France from March 6 to 10.

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Truth is stranger than fiction

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WATTS AND HOLLAND. Refuse to get stuck in ponderous melodrama.

You’ll find yourself flinching at the sight of suffering depicted in the compelling true-to-life drama, “The Impossible.” Triggered by the third-strongest earthquake ever recorded (with a magnitude of 9.2), the December 2004 tsunami swept away coastal communities with waves of up to 98 feet high and killed more than 230,000 people in 14 countries!

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Thai sailors go ‘Gangnam Style’ on YouTube video

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The “Gangnam Style” craze has reached Thailand’s navy, which is among the latest to mimic the globally popular dance video.

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Thai food on my mind

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It’s been almost three months since I was in Thailand—but, its shimmering golden temples and spicy food are still on my mind.

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‘Hangover II’ no headache for Thailand

The Hagover II cast member Mike Tyson poses alongside a poster of the worldwide hit sequel.  AP photo

BANGKOK—With scenes of drunken sex in sleazy strip clubs, raucous bar fights and close shaves with gangsters, you might think Thai tourism bosses are worried “The Hangover Part II” will be bad for business. But the only surprising thing about reaction to the worldwide box-office hit in Thailand, where it is set, seems to be [...]

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