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The Power Struggle Behind Thailand's Battle With The Buddhist Monks

By REUTERS

FEB. 26, 2017, 11:39 A.M. E.S.T.

BANGKOK — A stand-off between security forces and monks at Thailand’s biggest temple has exposed a struggle as much about power as religion in the predominantly Buddhist country, where the junta has shut down dissent since a 2014 coup. 842 more words

Plácido Domingo in Barcelona

Placido Domingo returns to the Liceu of Barcelona with ‘Thaïs’ de Massenet

The tenor Plácido Domingo will return next Wednesday and Saturday to the Gran Teatre del… 389 more words

Sin Categoría

Thai junta urged to drop case against anti-torture activists who reported ‘grave abuses’

More than 6,700 people – mostly civilians – have been killed in a near 13-year insurgency by Malay Muslim locals against the Thai state, which rules the southern region with emergency laws… 450 more words

Thailand: Authorities enter Buddhist temple to search for wanted monk

Reuters

  • 16 Feb 2017 16:25

Thai police stand outside Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

BANGKOK: Thai security forces entered the country’s biggest Buddhist temple on Thursday to search for an influential monk wanted for money laundering after the junta leader declared he was imposing control over the vast temple complex. 499 more words

A conversa completa com a Thais

Gente, a conversa rendeu tanto que resolvi colocar ela na íntegra. É a versão completa da conversa que começou com a pergunta do post Porque sai da Braskem e porque tb me desmotivei com a academia 1,127 more words

Self-knowledge/Autoconhecimento

Hete kip a la Pieter

Mijn goede vriend Pieter maakt de meest heerlijke gerechten! Het is altijd een feest om bij hem en zijn lieftallige vrouw Carla te gaan eten. Ik let altijd stiekum op tijdens het koken en heb veel van hem geleerd over het gebruik van kruiden. 133 more words

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Thais' rise result of strategy

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

While it remains to be seen if the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) can arrest the slide in results by its various national teams and revive the sagging S-League, Thailand have been steaming relentlessly ahead. 753 more words

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