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2006-01-09 09:20:23

By Sukree Sukplang CHIANG MAI, Thailand (Reuters) - Thousands of Thais marched through the northern city of Chiang Mai on Monday to protest against a U.S.-Thai free-trade pact as officials began a sixth round of negotiations. The protesters, including farmers from the drought-plagued northeast and HIV/AIDS patients in Bangkok, marched 2 km (1 mile) from the city's main train station to the U.S. consulate chanting and waving placards. "We want the whole negotiation process to end...

2006-01-09 02:42:21

Sukree Sukplang CHIANG MAI, Thailand (Reuters) - Thousands of Thais marched through the northern city of Chiang Mai on Monday to protest a U.S.-Thai free trade pact as officials began a sixth round of negotiations. The protesters, including poor farmers from the drought-plagued northeast and HIV/AIDS patients in Bangkok, marched 1.2 miles from the city's main train station to the U.S. consulate chanting and waving placards. "We want the whole negotiation process to end because they...

2005-10-18 09:11:57

By Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat CHIANG MAI, Thailand (Reuters) - With its myriad temples, green-flecked mountains and blossoming art scene, the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai has been a natural flocking point for tourists from all corners of the globe for years. But Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's home town is threatening to burst at the seams as its native son pours billions of baht into huge projects to attract more tourism to Thailand's third-biggest city, 435 miles north of...

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2005-02-21 06:50:00

BANGKOK (AFP) -- It's rare enough when living artists fetch outrageous fortune for their work. When those modern-day Matisses are Thai elephants, however, they charge into the record books. Eight elephants in northern Thailand have painted their way into the Guinness Book of World Records after an art lover living in the United States shelled out a jumbo 1.5 million baht (39,000 dollars) for their canvas creation -- the highest price ever paid for elephant art. The four-legged artists in...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.