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  1. 1. news | 27 Feb 2015

    TV lesbian kiss sparks S. Korea debate

    By AFP

    » SEOUL - An unprecedented lesbian kiss between two high school students on a popular South Korean TV drama has fuelled a debate about portrayals of sexuality in a rapidly modernising society with deeply conservative roots...

  2. 2. tech | 24 Feb 2015

    Don't bank on mobile phone safety


    By Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Newspaper section: Life

    » A picture of a mobile phone's portable battery — burned, with half of its body exploded — was shared on Pantip earlier this month. In the thread, user SnowGlobe recounted how he charged his iPhone 5s with his portab...

  3. 3. news | 21 Feb 2015

    Pakistan terror wave sparks rare criticism of Saudi Arabia

    By AFP

    » ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have long enjoyed close relations, but Islamabad's new-found resolve for fighting the root causes of extremism has seen the Gulf state come in for rare criticism.

  4. 4. news | 21 Feb 2015

    Minor quake sparks local tsunami fears


    By Apinya Wipatayotin, Newspaper section: News

    » A 4.0-magnitude earthquake was recorded in Koh Yao district of Phangnga yesterday afternoon, the Seismological Bureau says.

  5. 5. learning | 18 Feb 2015

    Order to demolish hotel pier sparks legal fight (Updated)

    General news

    By Terry Fredrickson

    » The Khao Laem Ya-Mu Koh Samet National Park has given the owners of Rayong Resort 30 days to demolish the 380-metre-long pier they built. "See you in court," says one owner.

  6. 6. news | 17 Feb 2015

    Yingluck's bodyguard sparks larger investigation into police security roles

    By Online Reporters

    » A police colonel assigned as a bodyguard for former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra since her early days in office has sparked an investigation into the roles of all police acting as personal escorts for former politi...

  7. 7. news | 12 Feb 2015

    Indonesian schoolgirl virginity test plan sparks outcry

    By AFP

    » JAKARTA - High-school girls in an Indonesian district will not be subjected to virginity tests in order to graduate, an official insisted Wednesday, after a lawmaker sparked an outcry by proposing the move.

  8. 8. news | 11 Feb 2015

    English Premier League TV deal sparks fan fears

    By AFP

    » LONDON - English Premier League clubs risk losing a generation of supporters if their record-breaking new television rights deal does not translate into cheaper ticket prices, fan groups warned on Wednesday.

  9. 9. news | 10 Feb 2015

    Pub row sparks equality call

    Human Rights

    By Post Reporters, Newspaper section: News

    » A transgender woman who says she was refused access to a pub has filed a petition with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) demanding better treatment.

  10. 10. news | 08 Feb 2015

    Indonesia police chief row sparks crisis for Widodo

    By AFP

    » JAKARTA - A feud between Indonesia's law enforcement and its corruption watchdog over the nomination of a police chief has escalated into a full-blown crisis for Joko Widodo, testing the new president's pledge ...

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