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South Korea proposes rare military talks with North Korea

South Korea has proposed holding military talks with the North, after weeks of heightened tension following Pyongyang’s long range missile test. If they were to go ahead, they would be the first high-level talks since 2015. A senior official said talks should aim to stop “all hostile activities that raise military tension” at the fortified border between the Koreas. South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in has long signalled his intention to drive closer engagement with the North. In a recent speech in Berlin, he said dialogue with the North was more…

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The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai, A Rare Jewel of Thailand Hospitality

Photos Credit: The Dhara Dhevi Most of us are proud of our heritage, culture, and our people. In the north of Thailand, in Chiang Mai, a monument has been created to pay homage to the heritage of the Lanna people and dynasty that once ruled the region. Like the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, New York’s Waldorf Astoria, or the great castles of Europe; the Dhara Dhevi is masterpiece and a rare jewel of South East Asian hospitality which has been created to honor a proud people.  Thailand is a big and…

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Cyber-bullying relatively rare, says study

Cyber-bullying is far less common than “traditional” face-to-face bullying, according to an academic survey of more than 120,000 English 15-year-olds. While 30% reported regular bullying of some form, just 3% said it happened both on and offline. Fewer than 1% said that the regular bullying they experienced was online-only. Children’s charity the NSPCC said it was receiving an increasing number of calls about cyber-bullying. The study’s authors, at the Oxford Internet Institute, wrote that their findings stood “in stark contrast to media reports and the popular perceptions that young people…

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Naomi Campbell makes a rare catwalk appearance at Couture Week

At Haute Couture week in Paris, a five-day extravaganza where designers showcase their most exquisite and painstakingly created pieces, there’s little need for a grounding in reality. Not when Karl Lagerfeld can have a model replica of the Eiffel Tower built inside the Grand Palais for the Chanel show or Azzedine Alaïa​ can make a triumphant return to the circuit after a six-year hiatus by sending Naomi Campbell down the catwalk in a fur coat and teetering crown of plastic-wrapped hair.  Naomi Campbell walks for the Azzedine Alaia show during Haute Couture Week.  Photo: Getty The fantasy…

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