The province of Lopburi, 150km north-east of Bangkok, is famous for the hundreds of crab-eating macaques that overrun its Old Town – including the 13th-century temple of Phra Prang Sam Yot.
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Friday 15 March 2013
I don't know why this wedding involves a vodka syringe, but if you actually like people it's a delight
Tuesday 05 March 2013
MasterChef star Gregg Wallace has hit out at "rude" strangers and urged viewers to stop sending him photographs of their dinner - and their bald friends - on Twitter.
Thursday 21 February 2013
Until the age of 23, Gizzi Erskine was a professional body-piercer in Camden, north London. Now a food writer, chef and television presenter, she is best known as the host of the Channel 4 show Cook Yourself Thin and for the bestselling book of the same name. Her latest book, Skinny Weeks & Weekend Feasts, is due to be released on 28 March. She is working with Total Greek Yoghurt (totalgreekyoghurt.com) to create two new recipes.
Friday 08 February 2013
Jonathan Rendall, the award-winning journalist who died last month aged 48, was one of the greats of ‘Independent’ sportswriting. He was a key figure in the early years of ‘The Independent on Sunday’, gracing the pages of both titles throughout the 1990s and 2000s. He specialised in boxing, bringing to life its characters with a Runyonesque vividness. In a tribute to his life and work, we here reprint one of his best pieces, an encounter from 2003 with the American ex-heavyweight boxer Earnie Shavers, whom Rendall tracked down in the unlikely setting of a Chinese restaurant in Liverpool
Thursday 07 February 2013
'If I ever feel the pang of homesickness, I eat something with rice. It's my comfort food'
Tuesday 05 February 2013
It is good news that Tehran has agreed to resume talks with the major world powers on its nuclear programme later this month. Dialogue between Iran and the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany broke down in Moscow last June in an atmosphere of frustration and anger. Now, with the second Obama administration in place, Iran’s Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, has said he hopes for progress when the talks convene in Kazakhstan.
Sunday 03 February 2013
Hanging upside-down off the back of a wildly bobbing boat is not the best time to do the grocery shopping. Eye-to-eye contact is, I'm told, a key to successful bartering but, like keeping my breakfast down, I'm finding it hard to maintain.
Tombstone: The Untold Story of Mao's Great Famine, By Yang Jisheng, trans. Stacy Mosher and Guo Jian
Friday 25 January 2013
This epic work of testimony and investigation lays bare a Communist crime of the century
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Toyo Shibata was a poet who came to writing late in life and found success in two best-selling collections of verse. The first of these, Kujikenaide (Don't Lose Heart), was published in her 98th year and has since sold more than 1.6 million copies in her native Japan.
Monday 21 January 2013
Would-be criminals stole the donkey to use as their getaway 'vehicle'
Friday 18 January 2013
Great show, shame about the libretto
Sunday 13 January 2013
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Thursday 10 January 2013
As much as half of all the food produced in the world - two billion tonnes worth - ends up being thrown away, a new report claims.
Saturday 29 December 2012
Jiroemon Kimura, a 115-year-old Japanese man born when Queen Victoria still reigned over the British Empire, became the oldest man in recorded history on Friday, according to record keepers.
Wednesday 26 December 2012
Pilot may have mistaken road for runway in accident that killed three including man who was crushed while riding his motorcycle on the road where the aircraft hit
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
- 1 Man on naked bike ride gets ejected after becoming aroused
- 4 Ann Summers survey reveals the UK's favourite sex position
- 5 Ayyan Ali: Pakistan's top model now appears in the courtroom rather than on the catwalk