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  • Sochi Olympics made $53 mln profit: IOC

    27 Feb 2015 : RIO DE JANEIRO - The 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia's Sochi made an operating profit of more than $53 million, the International Olympic Committee disclosed on Thursday.

  • NBA's Derrick Rose set for knee operation

    27 Feb 2015 : CHICAGO - Former NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose will have surgery on Friday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, the Chicago Bulls said.

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    Turkish film wins Palme d'Or

    04 Jan 2015 : The soulful, dialogue-heavy Turkish drama won the coveted Palme d'Or at the 67th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. "I dedicated this film to the young people who lost their lives [in a protest last year]", says Nuri Bilge Ceylan, a respected filmmaker who now cements his status as a modern master.

  • Pongpat aide ‘to surrender’

    04 Jan 2015 : A senior police officer attached to the Crime Suppression Division and wanted in connection with the alleged criminal network of former Central Investigation Bureau chief Pongpat Chayapan is set to hand himself in to the authorities tomorrow.

  • Cannes Journal, May 14

    Of Grace and Timbuktu

    04 Jan 2015 : The bomb dropped pretty early: Grace of Monaco opened the 67th Cannes Film Festival on May 14 to a collective howl of international critics.

  • Cannes Journal, May 18

    The hypnotic magnificence of "Jauja"

    04 Jan 2015 : The fifth day of the 67th Cannes Film Festival turned out to be the richest. No, not because of the much-anticipated "Maps to the Stars", a clammy Hollywood satire by David Cronenberg featuring joyless limo sex between Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson — God bless California. The riches, instead, came from a small Argentinean film "Jauja" by Lisandro Alonso, who’s now confirmed his place in the rank of cinema visionaries. I seriously hope that one of the film festivals in Thailand would bring this gem to our shores, because the hypnotic magnificence and Patagonian inferno of "Jauja" only works best on the cinema screen.

  • Sangakkara leads Sri Lanka out of trouble

    04 Jan 2015 : WELLINGTON - A patient innings by Kumar Sangakkara led Sri Lanka's revival Sunday as they reached 159 for five at lunch on day two of the second Test, trailing New Zealand by 62 runs.

  • Police target international crime gangs

    04 Jan 2015 : A special unit will be set up to target transnational criminal gangs operating in Thailand or using the country as a shelter, the national police chief has revealed.

  • Cases will 'waste time, fuel conflict'

    04 Jan 2015 : National Legislative Assembly president Pornpetch Wichitcholchai on Saturday expressed concern that impeachment cases against former political office holders could take up too much time and resources.

  • Thai teams eager to build on successful year

    04 Jan 2015 : It is expected to be an exciting year for Thai sports with retaining the SEA Games overall title and winning Olympic berths the country’s main targets.

  • Thai fighters well-placed to win world titles

    04 Jan 2015 : Promoters are looking forward to a brighter year with a couple of Thai boxers expected to win world titles.

  • Olympic movement must demand highest standards

    04 Jan 2015 : It was Mahatma Gandhi who famously said ‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world.’Whether forceful like a tidal wave or incrementally like a glacier, change is always hard. The hardest part is accepting that you need to change, harder still when you are a group of more than one hundred independent strong-minded members from around the world all needing to be of one mind.

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